August 3, 2011 RSS feed / Features

Jackson Heights Library One Week Closure

The Queens Library at Jackson Heights, 35-51 81st St., will be closed as of Monday, August 8 for approximately one week while a 24/7 self-service book return is installed on the exterior of the building. More...

Maloney Vows To Fight Closure of Astoria Post Office

Congressmember Carolyn Maloney (Manhattin/Queens) released the following statement in response to reports that the United States Postal Service (USPS) had placed the Grand Station post office, 45-08 30th Ave., Astoria on a list of its facilities to b More...

Vallone Encourages Local Youths To Play Tennis

Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. visited a free tennis camp organized by the New York Junior Tennis League (NYJTL) at I.S. 10 in Astoria. More...

Doing Their Part For Woodside

Young men and women joined area residents by volunteering their time around Woodside on July 27 as a part of the Summer of Service initiative. More...

Fashion Trends: Summer To Fall

This summer has brought us more than unbearable heat waves and rolling blackouts. Somehow, despite the crazy weather inferno, the desire to actually wear clothing in this heat has remained. More...

Boiler Blast Rocks Astoria Power Plant

A boiler explosion at an Astoria power plant resulted in an evacuation on July 27, along with minor equipment damage, a Con Ed spokesperson said. The blast at the U.S. More...

CALL FOR NO CUTS IN SOCIAL SECURITY:

This past Sunday, while last minute negotiations on avoiding default were going on in Washington, Assemblymember David Weprin (D–Little Neck), state Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (D–Whitestone) Assemblymember Andrew Hevesi (D-Forest Hills) an More...

Push For More Education In Bed Bug Awareness

The number of bed bug cases in New York City public schools drastically increased during the 2010 through 2011 academic year as compared to the prior year. More...

Heat Wave Wattage Demands Reached Trillions

The record heat led to record breaking energy use in the metropolitan area. Con Edison reported that New Yorkers used a terawatt hour—or a trillion watts hour of electricity—during the four-day heat wave. More...

Gianaris Helps Resolve Wrongly Delivered Official U.S. Plates

This past winter when state Senator Michael Gianaris (D–Astoria) learned that an Astoria constituent had received a package in the mail that included 32 official U.S. More...

Cuomo Signs Ban On ‘Chica Chica’ Cards

Governor Andrew Cuomo last week signed a bill banning distribution of cards that depict scantily clad women, designed to promote prostitution. More...

Boro Cabinet Hears Of FDNY Exam, Veterans’ Affairs

FDNY Commissioner Salvatore Cassano will speak about the upcoming firefighters’ exam at an event hosted by the Mayor’s Office of Veterans Affairs (MOVA) on August 5. More...

Mayor’s Restaurant Grading Plan Gets An ‘A’

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Linda I. Gibbs and Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Commissioner Dr. More...

Kaufman Welcomes TDF 75,000-Piece Costume Collection

One of the largest theatrical costume rental houses in the country, Theatre Development Fund (TDF) Costume Collection, is moving its 75,000- piece costume collection to Kaufman Astoria Studios. More...

Fresh Food For The Community At Douglaston Greenmarket

BY MICAELA MASTROGIANNIS The new Douglaston greenmarket, now in its fourth week, offers the community an easy and convenient way to purchase fresh food sold from almost a dozen vendors. More...

The Pulpit

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Cinderella Drama Unfolds In Astoria In August 1925

Get into a conversation with a long time Queens resident and you’re likely to discover a subscriber of the Long Island Star–Journal, a daily paper that informed the community about local and world news until it folded in 1968. More...

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