July 27, 2011 RSS feed / Features

The Brooklyn Queens Greenway

With summer upon us, what could be better than a scenic bike ride through lush greenery, while the crisp wind off the ocean fills our lungs? More...

Van Bramer Tours Rescued Ladder Company 128

On July 19, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer took a tour of the recently saved Ladder Company 128 in Blissville with members of the FDNY. More...

Citywide PEP Approves Fuel Oil Contracts, Arts Ed. Funding

The citywide Panel for Educational Policy (PEP) voted to approve three of five contracts at its meeting held at M.S. 131 in Manhattan July 20 . A sixth contract, previously approved, had two more years added to it. More...

Airways Slots Exchange Paves Way For New Terminal, Jobs At LaGuardia

Congressmember Joseph Crowley (DQueens/ The Bronx) praised the U.S. More...

Simotas Presents Citation Of Honor To Musical Saw Festival

Assemblymember Aravella Simotas presented the Queens based NYC Musical Saw Festival with a citation of honor for “nine years of artistic excellence in Astoria”. More...

Artist Residency Concept Created For Historic Hospital Site

Seen here is Ellen Ivanits’ depiction of a proposed artist residence and workspace in the historic Smallpox Hospital on Roosevelt Island. More...

Queens Residents Bake In Summer Swelter

For many Queens residents it felt like hell on earth last week, as the mercury soared well over 100 degrees for two days. More...

Watch Out For Pets During Summer Heat Waves

Animal advocates are urging pet owners to properly care for pets that become overheated or dehydrated during summer heat waves. Pets that appear sluggish, who vomit frequently or seem disoriented could be suffering heat stroke, advocates said. More...

Kerkyra’s Asian Treasure

The Museum of Asian Art at the Palace of Sts. Michael and George is the only such collection in Greece and is located on the island of Kerkyra (Corfu). Grigorios Manos, a collector of Asian art, donated his collection to the Greek state in 1919. More...

Internet In Bloom For The Layperson

Did you know the press is so important in the U.S. it is the only industry mentioned in our Constitution? See our First Amendment. More...

Two Suspects Wanted In Gas Station Robbery

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating and identifying the following two suspects who are wanted in connection to a commercial robbery that occurred within the confines of the 108th Precinct. More...

Welcome Coleman To 114th Precinct Community Affairs

Police Officer Clarence “Judge” Coleman is the new Community Affairs Officer at the 114th Precinct. More...

Van Bramer Celebrates Marriage Equality In Queens

Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer’s tour commemorating the first day of marriage equality in New York state, July 24, will likely go down in history as one of the most memorable days in the New York lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) c More...

Serial Groper In Astoria Sought

Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. is seeking information to help find a man who rides a bicycle and gropes women as he passes. More...

Our Daily Bread In 2050

These are the good times. I was driving through the country last Saturday, looking at deer happily chowing down in wheat fields. Everyplace is a drive-through if you’re a herbivore at this time of year. More...

Events At Seaburn Books

On August 3, author Shobhan Bantwal will be signing copies of her book at Seaburn Bookstore, 33-18 Broadway, Astoria. Seaburn will also be providing free ESL classes every Tuesday. For more information, call 347-642-3805. More...

Queens Pools Offer Escape From The Summer Heat

Looking for a place to cool off this summer? Tired of dealing with all that sand that refuses to come off? No worries, Queens has plenty of pools the kids can cool off in and have plenty of fun. More...

The Pulpit

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Jason DaCorta, 28

The little boy raced to the kitchen of his family’s Jackson Heights home, clapping his hands and excitedly saying, “Hurry, mommy, hurry. More...

Bay Terrace Country Club Celebrates Golden Milestone

Under the blanket of a recent heat wave, more than two hundred members of the Bay Terrace Country Club joined together on July 23 to celebrate the club’s 50th anniversary. More...

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