November 30, 2011 RSS feed / Features

Tekserve, A Mac User’s Paradise

Anyone with a computer knows the frustrations they can present. From crashes to viruses to internal issues, the tools that are made to make our lives easier can sometimes make them all the more difficult. More...

Boro-Wide Blotter

107th Precinct  Cops Put The Brakes On Car Thieves  Cops in Fresh Meadows put the brakes on a pair of car thieves on November 25, catching them red-handed, while stealing a 1991 Honda. More...

Kid-Abduct Parents Freed

The Manhattan parents who admitted to abducting their eight children from a Forest Hills foster-care facility were released from prison on November 23 after their sentences were reduced to time served.  More...

Van Bramer Urges Donations To Food Pantries In Need

On the eve of Thanksgiving, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer, a long-time advocate of food pantries, joined Bishop Mitchell Taylor and New York City Coalition Against Hunger Executive Director Joel Berg for the release of the coalition’s annual r More...

Civic Leaders Give Thanks In Richmond Hill

Seen here is Assemblymember Michael Simanowitz and the Richmond Hill Block Association delivering Thanksgiving Dinner to officers at the 102nd Precinct. More...

Koslowitz Hosts Walcott At Parent Advisory Meeting

On November 18, Councilmember Karen Koslowitz hosted city Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott at her Parent Advisory Council meeting in her district office in Forest Hills. More...

Volunteers Help At Queens Jewish Community Council

Volunteers are seen here at the Queens Jewish Community Council Office packing food bags to be distributed to the needy for Thanksgiving.  More...

Queens Filmmaker Marks Tenth Anniversary Of Flt. 587

Award-winning Queens-based independent film director Jaydee commemorated the tenth anniversary of the second largest aviation accident on U.S. soil. More...

Giving Thanks

While millions of Americans spent their Thanksgiving holiday in the warm surroundings of home with family and friends, an equal number, including many throughout the city, experienced just the opposite.  More...

‘Shop-A-Holiday On 23rd’ Sales Event, Fundraiser

The Small Business Community of 23rd Avenue in Astoria announces their event “Shop-a-Holiday On 23rd”, which will take place on December 3 from noon until 5 p.m. along 23rd Avenue from 31st Street to 24th Street. More...

114th Precinct Cops Foil Robberies, Earn Awards

At the November meeting of the 114th Police Precinct Community Council, Officers Phillip Leroy and Joseph DeMeo were awarded Cop-of-the-Month honors and recognized by Commanding Officer Deputy Inspector Stephen Cirabisi for “some nice work&rdqu More...

How To Handle Wicked Winter Weather

It may seem like Old Man Winter is taking his time making an appearance this year, holding back the blustery chill that accompanies his arrival.  Meteorologists and weather experts said winter is just around the corner and they agree that severe More...

Addabbo Praises Cuomo’s Statewide Jobs Web Site

State Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr. More...

Oratorio Society Of Queens To Sing Holiday Favorites

On December 18 at 4 p.m. More...

Local Shops Shine In Sunnyside

If you shop local this holiday season, you’ll receive a Santa bag which entitles you to a free picture with Santa, sponsored by the local businesses of Sunnyside. Santa will be at Sunnyside Shines, 45-56 43rd St., from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Homeric Award Ceremony

The Board of Directors and the Homeric Award Committee of the Chian Federation are pleased to announce they will be honoring Lieutenant General William G. Pagonis this year at the 32nd annual Homeric Award Ceremony. More...

Letters To Santa

Nothing is quite like the look of joy on the face of a child when Christmas morning finally arrives. Waking early, kids race to the Christmas tree to see what surprises Santa left behind. More...

It’s Not Just The Lava

Mt. Rainier in my native Washington State is a stunning site. It’s a beautiful mountain, covered in snow and ice in both winter and summer. At over 14,000 feet, its summit is worthy of respect from even serious hikers. More...

The Pulpit

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Santa’s Coming To Trinity Lutheran Church Craft Sale

On December 3, Santa will be visiting the Christmas Craft Fair at Trinity Lutheran Church, 31-38 37th St., Astoria. You can take a picture with Santa, and also shop for homemade gifts. More...

St. John’s Prep Food Drive Culminates At School Liturgy

On November 22, St. John’s Prep celebrated its annual Thanksgiving Liturgy with all students, faculty and administration in attendance. The Mass also culminated St. More...

Secret Theatre Holds Gala; Collects Toys For Tots

The Secret Theatre is holding an opening night gala for their revival of the Tony Awardnominated musical, Little Women, on December 8, 7:30 pm. The celebration includes food, drinks and live music. More...

Ulrich, Miller And Sanitation Remove Illegally Posted Signs

Councilmember Eric A. More...

Addabbo Helps Collect Canned Food For Thanksgiving

On November 22, state Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. collected canned food from Ridgewood’s P.S. More...

Brawlers Mowed Down Outside Steinway Street Club

Four men remain hospitalized this week, following a spate of violence on November 20 outside a Steinway Street nightclub.    Cops said several men jumped a 23-year-old man and slashed him in the head and back when a brawl inside Amnesia s More...

110th Precinct Community Council November 2011 Meeting Highlights

Police Officer John Musante received the Cop-of-the-Month award during the November 21 meeting of the 110th Precinct Community Council held at the VFW Hall in Corona. Seen here are (L. More...

Early Birds Add Bargains To ‘Black Friday’ Sales

Merchants throughout Queens kicked off the holiday shopping season early this year, hoping to lure shoppers into stores before “Black Friday”, the traditional start of the holiday shopping rush.    Mom and Pop retailers, along More...

Koeppel, Dromm Sponsor Turkey Giveaway

Queens auto-dealer Howard Koeppel donated more than 40 turkeys for the Thanksgiving holiday to local community based organizations. The turkeys, distributed through the office of Councilmember Daniel Dromm, was hugely successful. More...

New York’s Subway Fares, Then And Now

On October 27, 1904 more than a 100,000 people paid five cents each to ride the subway in New York City for the very first time. More...

Food Pantry Receives 500 Pounds Of Thanksgiving Turkey

Just a few days before Thanksgiving, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer delivered 500 pounds of turkey courtesy of Howard Koeppell and Koeppell Auto Group to the Bread of Life food pantry on the afternoo More...

Sex Ed Issue Revives School Board 24–DOE Dispute

Beginning in January 2012, for the first time public middle and high schools will be required by the Department of Education to include sex education as part of the existing health education curriculum.  More...

Gianaris Visits E-Space, Discusses Ways To Help Small Businesses

On November 22, state Senator Michael N. Gianaris visited the Entrepreneur Space in Astoria. More...

Giving Thanks

state Senator Michael Gianaris, Assemblymember Aravella Simotas, Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr., Theodore Kasapis, GAHOA member Elias Tsekeridis and United Community Civic Association (UCCA) President Rose Marie Poveromo. More...

Turner Marks 60 Days As Lawmaker

Marking his first 60 days in office, Congressmember Bob Turner reported he has become involved in the legislative process of the House while also taking care of business in his Queens/Brooklyn district.  More...

St. Andrew Holds Tenth Annual Turkey Drive

St. Andrew Avellino School and Parish in Flushing and The Society of St. Vincent de Paul participated in their Tenth Anniversary of donating food and turkeys to more than 75 local families.  More...

Long Island City Farmers Market To Stay Open

The harvest season for 2011 has ended in the Northeastern U.S. but the farmers market in Long Island City will continue into the cold-weather months with a few adjustments. More...

Santa’s Back On Steinway Street

The sound of jingle bells and tiny reindeer will fill the skies over Steinway Street when Santa returns to share the magic of Christmas with children – young and old.  Smiles of wonder and anticipation will fill the faces of children as th More...

Spotlight On The Future Miss New York USA

Ever since she saw the Miss Universe pageant, Kritzie Roberts wanted to be Miss New York USA 2012, and has been selected by the organization to compete representing Steinway. More...

I.S. 10 Helps Bring Holiday Cheer

Every year I.S. 10 Principal Clemente Lopes, his staff and students help spread a little holiday cheer for those less fortunate. 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...

Free Synagogue Of Flushing Rededicating Stained Glass

On December 18, the Free Synagogue of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, will rededicate the newly restored stained-glass windows as part of its Chanukah celebration. This marks the first milestone on the synagogue’s road to restoration. More...

Donate To New York Cares Coat Drive

Each winter tens of thousands of New Yorkers are faced with a cold choice: buy a winter coat or put food on the table.  Since 1989, New York Cares has helped warm those in need by collecting more than one million coats for distribution to childr More...

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