August 10, 2011 RSS feed / Features

Queens Home Sales Fall, Though Prices Rise

Going into the summer with just 2,361 transactions, home sales in Queens were down 40.6 percent for the second quarter (April, May and June). Nationally, a record number of contracts were canceled and the number of first-time buyers declined. More...

Gianaris Bed Bug Legislation Signed Into Law

State Senator Michael Gianaris’ Bed Bug Notification Bill for city Public Schools was signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. Gianaris wrote and first introduced the legislation in 2007, when he was a member of the Assembly. More...

The Facts About Home Care

John Lennon once wrote, “Life is what happens to you, when you’re busy making other plans.” He was speaking in song to his infant son, and warning him to be wary of the unpredictability of life. More...

The Eagle Has Landed

Rocco Sacramone got a big surprise on the morning of August 2 when a hawk came swooping down from its rooftop perch onto one of his little pine trees situated on the balcony of his apartment. More...

Discover Polish Food In Queens

Polish cuisine is sometimes said to be one of the heartiest types of food you can eat with its abundance of different meats, starches and spices. Some traditional dishes, like those made for Christmas or Easter, can take days in advance to prepare. More...

The Pulpit

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Dr. Bernadine P. Healy, 67: National Figure In Medicine

Dr. Bernadine P. Healy, who was raised in Long Island City and went on to become the first woman to head the National Institutes of Health and later the American Red Cross, died last Saturday at her home in Gates Mills, Ohio. She was 67. More...

Electeds Join Together To Keep Grand Station P.O. Open

Astoria’s four legislative representatives have joined together in the effort to convince the United States Postal Service (USPS) to keep the Grand Station post office in Astoria open for business. More...

Don’t Mandate NYC To Build Cover Over Reservoir

Congressmember Joseph Crowley (D–Queens/The Bronx) spearheaded an effort last week to convince the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to grant the city of New York a waiver from having to construct a cover over its Hillview Reservoir More...

Time Warner Cable Awards College Scholarships

Time Warner Cable awarded $30,000 in scholarships to 10 high school graduates at a breakfast ceremony to celebrate and recognize their accomplishments. More...

What Happens To Water When We’re Done With It

Out of sight, out of mind. (At my age, alas, I no longer live within the confines of that dictum. I can forget, misplace and overlook things that are smack in front of my face. But I digress.) More...

A Jew Grows In Brooklyn Is Hilarious, Poignant By Turns

A Jew Grows in Brooklyn is playing at Queens Theatre in the Park through August 21. More...

Aviation Development Council Sponsors City Parks Tennis

Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. More...

Federation Holds Annual 5K Run

The Federation of Italian American Organizations of Queens hosted its 23rd annual 5K Run to help fight drug abuse on July 24 in Astoria. More...

RACCOON PROBLEM IN FLUSHING:

Flushing residents are screaming that they’re being overrun by a raccoon invasion and their calls for help have been heard by state Senator Tony Avella, who filed a bill calling for the city to More...

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