November 16, 2011 RSS feed / Features

Mayor Bloomberg Announces Record 90,000 Hotel Rooms In NYC By Year's End

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today announced New York City will reach a record 90,000 hotel rooms by year’s end, representing a 24 percent increase since 2006. More...

St. John’s Prep Takes Learning Outside The Classroom With Trip To Boston

On October 29, twenty-five St. More...

Maloney Salutes Vets, Urges OK Of Jobs Bills

Congressmember Carolyn Maloney (D–Queens/Manhattan) urged Congress to pass legislation to create jobs to help unemployed military service vets and those leaving service. More...

Land Seizure May Cost Queens 115 Manufacturing Jobs

Manufacturing jobs are on the decline in New York City. Citywide, 58,507 such jobs, where people use machines and tools at work to turn raw materials into goods for sale, were lost from 2001 through 2008. More...

Media Outlets Discussed At Sunnyside Chamber Meeting

At the November meeting of the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce, held at Dazies Restaurant on Queens Boulevard, three veterans of local newspapers in Queens and a woman running an online public relations service talked about means to gain publicity as t More...

Socialsecurity.gov Delivers

Would you like to stay informed when there are changes to the Social Security Web site? More than one million people currently receive updates when we make changes to the pages they’re most interested in. Now you can too. More...

Elder Law Attorney Addresses Dutch Kills Civic Assn.

At the November meeting of the Dutch Kills Civic Association, Donna Furey, an elder law attorney, addressed the citizens assembled at the Growing Up Green school on the topic of providing for oneself and protecting one’s assets in the senior ye More...

GAHOA To Hold Annual Thanksgiving Lunch

Every year, the Greek American Homeowners Association (GAHOA) feeds over 1,000 Queens residents on Thanksgiving Day. More...

Senior Centers, Activities

Atria Kew Gardens & LighthouseInternational 117-01 84th Ave., KewGardens; 718.441.0300.Bayside S.C. 221-15 Horace HardingExpwy., Bayside.Central Queens YM/YWHA S.C. 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills,718.268 More...

Offer $2G Reward For Suspect In Astoria Rape Attempts

Queens detectives are hunting for a man who tried to rape two Astoria women inside a 21st Street apartment building. More...

Internet In Bloom For The Layperson

BY TED J. BLOOM, MLS., MSED. More...

Can Anybody Create An Application?

Applications, better known as apps, are becoming more popular by smartphone owners. They have been designed to solve problems, entertain, inform and make our lives easier. More...

The Life Cycle Of Leaves

The change of season from summer to fall has been like a roller coaster ride this year. Clear skies and warm weather one day, snowstorms and hail storms the next. More...

The Pulpit

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Feds Want Cash Back From McLaughlin Home Sale

Federal authorities dropped the gauntlet last week, claiming the wife of disgraced ex-Queens Assemblymember Brian McLaughlin is not entitled to the proceeds from the sale of the couple’s Long Island home because their lavish lifestyle should ha More...

Airport Crime Watch

JFK International Airport Birds ‘Fowl’ Two JFK Flights Two planes collided with birds near JFK International Airport on November 2, Port Authority officials said. More...

Food Donations Net Mets Tickets

Mets fans who donate 10 or more items to the tean’s Holiday Food Drive this week at Citi Field will receive a bonus for opening their hearts to the needy. Fans who bring nonperishable, nutritious food to the stadium during the November 17 fo More...

Dromm Supports Veterans

On the eve of the 2011 Veteran's Day commemoration, New York City Council Member Daniel Dromm (D-Queens) visited Elmhurst Memorial Hall to announce legislation to exempt certain veterans’ organizations from the requirement of paying fees for fi More...

QMA Hosts Sixth Annual New York Book Expo

The sixth annual New York Book Expo was held at the Queens Museum of Art in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park on October 9. More...

Future Of Queens Discussed At Astoria Civic Meeting

A triumvirate of elected officials delivered the “State of Queens Address” at the November 8 meeting of the Astoria Civic Association at Riccardo’s by the bridge. More...

Gianaris Invites Students To Participate In Thanksgiving Celebration

State Senator Michael Gianaris is sponsoring the state senate Thanksgiving Day Creative Celebration for Western Queens elementary schools. More...

Kryzak Leadership Award Winners

United Adult Ministries, the parent company of Flushing House, honored three outstanding persons with The Rose Kryzak Senior Leadership Award, during their annual gala fundraising dinner on November 3 at Westbury Manor, L.I. More...

Crowley, Vallone Are Power Memorial Inductees

Former City Council Speaker Peter F. Vallone Sr. was one of the six Power Memorial inductees.Vallone, who graduated from the school in 1952, is seen here with (L. More...

Social Security Administration Plans Move To LIC Location

Developer Steve Valiotis, owner of Alma Realty, is giving seniors in Western Queens something to be thankful for when they carve up their bird this Thanksgiving holiday. More...

Fear Of Nuclear War, Joy Riding Teens In 1956 Queens

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...

Boro-Wide Blotter

108th Precinct Hunt Mini Mart Bandits Detectives at the 108th Precinct Squad are seeking help from the public to identify and locate two brazen bandits who held up a Woodside mini market on October 30. More...

School Board 30 Hears Of Plans For Parents Academy

Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott has announced that the Department of Education is planning to introduce a Parents Academy, beginning with the next school year. More...

Punta Dura Restaurant Features Family Style Dining

On November 9, the Queens Chamber of Commerce participated in the ribboncutting ceremony of its newest member, Punta Dura in Astoria, who launched their new family style dining experience at their long standing and popular restaurant. More...

Tenor Daniel Rodriguez To Perform In East Elmhurst

Assemblymember Michael DenDekker will join the communities of Jackson Heights and East Elmhurst for a special concert by worldrenowned tenor, Daniel Rodriguez. More...

Flight 587 Families Share Decade Of Pain

Sharing a lifetime of memories and ten years of tears, families and friends of the victims of Flight 587 gathered at a Rockaway Park beachfront on November 12 at a ceremony marking the tenth anniversary of the doomed flight. More...

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