November 23, 2011 RSS feed / Features

Red Tape Report: Burdensome In-Person Hearings To Fight Tickets And Big Fines For First-Time Violations Hurting Small Businesses

Needless bureaucracy and heavy fines for first-time violations are hurting New York City’s small businesses, according to a Red Tape Report by Public Advocate Bill de Blasio. More...

Van Bramer, Nolan Host High School Enrollment Fair

On November 16, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer and Assemblymember Cathy Nolan held a high school enrollment fair at the Long Island City YMCA. More...

One Dead, Five Injured In Woodside Blaze

City fire marshals are combing through the charred remains of a two family home in Woodside that burst into flames early November 18, trapping one man inside. The unidentified man was pulled from the flames by firefighters and was declared dead at More...

Lowell School Opens New Site

The Lowell School H.S. held a Ribbon Cutting ceremony on November 19 to officially mark the opening of its new building in Flushing. More...

P.S. 16 Renamed

Community Education Council District 24 has passed Resolution No. 65, renaming  P.S. 16 in Corona to P.S. 16, the Nancy DeBenedittis School. More...

Lexington School Boy's Soccor Team Goes Undefeated

This October the Lexington School for the Deaf’s Boy’s Soccer Team achieved their goals of being undefeated for a second consecutive season and winning the ESDAA Metro Deaf Soccer Tournament.  The Lexington Boy’s Soccer Team, r More...

Goldfeder Lends Helping Hand At Annual Turkey Giveaway

Assemblymember Phil Goldfeder (D-Far Rockaway) participated in this year’s annual turkey giveaway sponsored by the Jewish Community Council of the Rockaway Peninsula and Health Plus (Pictured from left to right: Emil Skandul, Councilman James S More...

Turkey Giveaway At St. Margaret Mary's Church

Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. handed out over 50 turkeys this morning at St. Margaret Mary’s Church in Astoria. Vallone also provided funding for the annual Thanksgiving giveaway.   More...

Bayside Residents Of Old Come Alive At Cemetery Tribute

Residents of Bayside were treated to a “live” performance by members of the Bayside Historical Society who re-enacted notable figures from the areas past now buried in the Lawrence Cemetery. More...

Con Edison Wins National Award For Outstanding Reliability

Con Edison has been named winner of the 2011 National Award for Outstanding Reliability Performance by PA Consulting Group for the company’s electricity delivery in 2010. More...

MTA LIC Noise Reducer Complete

Due to the efforts of state Senator Michael Gianaris, Assemblymember Cathy Nolan and Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer, sound abatement equipment for the No. 7 train ventilator plant in Hunters Point has successfully been installed. More...

QEDC Announces Pilot Program In Mandarin For Immigrant Contractors

Gathered in Assemblymember Grace Meng’s Flushing district office, the leaders were informed that QEDC will provide a qualified instructor who will offer Mandarin-language workshops to aspiring contractors prior to taking the city Department of More...

DOB Commissioner Cites Queens Construction Accident Decline

At the November 15 meeting of Community Board 1, Queens Department of Buildings Commissioner Ira Gluckman said the DOB processed 450,000 building plans, conducted 335,000 inspections and issued 136,000 construction permits in 2010. More...

Astoria Community Says Enough Is Enough

Fed up with incidents of groping, car vandalism and even attempted rape, community leaders and activists met to discuss new crime fighting initiatives to create a safer environment in Astoria. More...

SHAREing & CAREing Holds 17th Annual Benefit

SHAREing & CAREing, a community nonprofit organization providing grassroots support services to breast and ovarian cancer patients and their families through counseling, educational forums and advocacy services in Queens and throughout New York C More...

Proclamation of Thanksgiving

By the President of the UnitedStates of America More...

Civic Association Celebrates 70th Anniversary

A special event to mark a milestone in civic history was held at the Lexington School for the Deaf in Jackson Heights as members of the North Queens Homeowners Civic Association of Jackson Heights gathered together to celebrate 70 years of community More...

Budget Bites and Sips that Sparkle

If you’re in the mood to host a holiday party but think you don’t have the time – or the budget – think again. “You don’t need to spend a lot of money to throw a fabulous and memorable event. More...

Easy Entertaining Tips For Holiday Celebrations

For most Americans, the holiday season is the busiest and most demanding time of the year. From social engagements and travel to buying gifts and baking, it’s often hard to juggle competing commitments. More...

Townsend Harris H.S. To Host Second Annual Bookfair

Townsend Harris H.S. at Queens College will be hosting their second annual Barnes & Noble Bookfair at 176-60 Union Turnpike in Fresh Meadows on December 4, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Between noon and 4 p.m. More...

Pre-Lunar New Year Gala On Tap At QBG

The Queens Botanical Garden and Asian-American Activity Center will celebrate Lunar New Year by hosting the 7th annual pre-lunar New Year Gala and Flower Market 2012 on January 21 and 22. More...

The Pulpit

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Transit Cops Ready Crime Crackdown

City Transit Police officials are finalizing plans to strike back at criminals that target “preferred” straphangers on city subways. More...

Holy Cross H.S. Students Share Thanksgiving Bounty With Needy Families

For the 32nd consecutive year, students at Holy Cross High School, along with faculty, staff and parents, donated and collected an array of Thanksgiving foods earmarked for needy and disadvantaged families within Queens.   More...

Douglaston's Oldest Cottage Restored

The Community Church of Douglaston and the Douglaston Little Neck Historic society recently celebrated the renovation and restoration of one of the oldest cottages in Douglaston, the church parsonage.  More...

Our Lady Queen Of Martyrs To Hold Annual Christmas Concert

Rev. Msgr. Joseph A. Funaro and the Sacred Music Society of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs will present their annual Christmas Concert at 4 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, December 11. More...

American Brotherhood Of Bikers Show Thanksgiving Spirit

On November 17, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. joined the American Brotherhood of Bikers at St. Joseph’s Church in Astoria during their annual Thanksgiving turkey giveaway. More...

Boro-Wide Blotter

108th Precinct Suspect Nabbed In Fatal Shooting Police last week arrested a 31-year-old Queens man in connection with the October 24 fatal shooting of a Sunnyside teenager. Police responding to 911 calls found Edison Vera, 25, lifeless on the side More...

Queens Man Faces 25 Years In Savage Beating

A 27-year-old Queens man last week was convicted in the 2009 gang assault of an off-duty police officer who needed extensive surgery to rebuild his face after he was brutally beaten with a tire iron in the road rage attack. More...

Greek Teachers Association Discusses Education Issues

Major issues of education were discussed at the Greek Teachers Association (GTA) Prometheus meeting on November 12 at the Hellenic Cultural Center of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America located at 27-09 Crescent St. in Astoria. Very Rev. More...

Braunstein Announces Halloween Essay & Drawing Contest Winners

Assemblymember Edward C. More...

Facts Prove The Existence Of St. Nicholas Of Myra

In The Footsteps Of St. Nicholas by Andreas George, Seaburn, 164 pp., $16.95.

The detailed investigation of the existence of St. Nicholas of Myra by international scientist Andreas George is the final word on the subject. More...

American Airlines Reunites Service Members With Dogs

They have names like Rio, Beethoven, Gus and Lucy - stray dogs that were “adopted” by U.S. service members deployed to Afghanistan, steadfast companions that helped ease the stresses of war and being so far from home. More...

Astoria Student Selected As Finalist In McGraw-Hill Art Contest

Ma Myat Kyaw, a first grade student from P.S. 122 in Astoria, has been selected as a finalist in a national art contest from McGraw-Hill Education. More...

A Cleaner, Greener Queens

Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani joined Greenpeace co-founder Dr. More...

Turkey Day Fire Prevention Tips

Officials at the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) are urging Queens residents to take precautions to prevent turning the Thanksgiving holiday into a real turkey. More...

Panel Seeks Solutions To Bullying In Schools

Bullying in school is said to be the leading cause of suicide in persons aged 11 to 16, Mount Sinai Queens Marketing Director Shelley Felder said in opening a panel discussion on bullying held at P.S. 234, 30-15 29th St., Astoria last Thursday. More...

Boro Cabinet Hears DSNY Snow Removal Plans

The city Department of Sanitation rolled out its army of salt spreaders and snow plows for its annual Night Plow Operation on November 14. More...

Cancer Detection And Man’s Best Friend

Dogs are loyal, playful, loving and sometimes cute as a button. It’s no wonder we love them (some of us more than others, to be sure). Dogs were likely one of the very first animals we humans domesticated. More...

Twinkle, Twinkle, Steinway Street

The Steinway Astoria Partnership added sparkle to this year’s early holiday shopping season by again sponsoring holiday lights and music along Steinway Street. More...

Flushing House Holiday Fair/Flea Market

On December 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Flushing House will be holding a giant combo Holiday Fair and Flea Market. It will take place in the Large Game Room, on the ground floor of Flushing House, 38-20 Bowne St., Flushing. More...

Clinton Dems Lend Helping Hand To FreeMAT

The Clinton Democratic Club held its monthly meeting on November 16, at the offices of Vallone & Vallone in Flushing. More...

Queens Elf Will Soar In Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Meet Gazer – a whimsical green elf whose roots will always be in Queens, even as he is soaring this year high above the streets of Manhattan as a 34-foot balloon in the 85th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. More...

Zombie Walk Terrorizes Astoria

On November 19, the undead of Queens gathered in Astoria for the first annual Thanksgiving Zombie Walk on 30th Avenue. More...

Variety Boys And Girls Club Holds First Annual Fashion Show

On November 20, the Salah M. Hassanein Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens, 30th Road and 21st Street in Astoria, held its first annual Fashion Show. More...

Gobble This: Little Known Turkey Facts

The first Thanksgiving may be significant for bringing together the Pilgrims and Native American Indians. But the feast we celebrate today wasn’t recognized as a holiday until Honest Abe took office. More...

114th Precinct Crime Watch

Woman Slams Car Into Rite Aid Entrance Broken glass and a shattered storefront welcomed shoppers to a Rite Aid Pharmacy in Astoria on November 14. More...

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