April 4, 2012 RSS feed / Features

Senator Chuck Schumer Tours Crystal Windows Facility

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer visited and toured Crystal Window & Door Systems’ 205,000- square foot production facility on March 26 in Flushing. More...

Crowley: Homeless Vets To Get $72.6 M For Housing Help

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Dromm, Marshall Announce Extension Of Travers Park

In what is a major success for the neighborhood of Jackson Heights, a deal was reached to preserve the last remaining open space in a congested community which has one of the worst ratios of persons to park space acreage in the city. More...

108th Police Precinct Council Meets Prevention Officers

The March meeting of 108th Police Precinct Community Council opened with Precinct Commanding Officer Captain Donald Powers introducing Sergeant Deurlein as the officer heading the public parks detail throughout the precinct, Lieutenant Higgins as the More...

Social Security Answers From Edward Jones

Edward Jones Financial Advisor Bill Manolopoulos of Astoria is hosting a seminar, “Social Security: Your Questions Answered”, on April 10, 4:00 p.m. at 21-45 31st St., Astoria. More...

A Movable Feast

Easter, the greatest festival of the Christian church, commemorates the resurrection of Jesus. It is a movable feast; that is, it is not always held on the same date. More...

Lajos Named Associate Chief Of Vascular Surgery

Paul S. Lajos, MD has been named the associate chief of Vascular Surgery at Mount Sinai Queens. The news was announced on April 2 by Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer David Nierman MD, MMM. More...

Breakfast With Easter Bunny At Immaculate Conception

Peter Rabbit made an early visit to Immaculate Conception Parish on March 31 as a special guest for breakfast. The sold-out event took place in Lyons Hall as 350 guests enjoyed eggs, pancakes, bacon, sausage, juice and coffee. More...

Queens Firefighter Cooks Up Donation For Autism

Astoria firefighter Paul Rut cooked his way to fame recently by taking first prize in a competition aired on the cable TV Food Network. More...

Bayside Steakhouse Owner Debuts On Food Network

The owner of Uncle Jack’s Steakhouse on Bell Boulevard and Queens native, Willie Jack Degel, made his television debut on the Food Network’s newest reality series, Restaurant Stakeout. More...

The Origin Of April Fool’s Day

This past Sunday we celebrated the first of April and with the first day of this new spring month comes the April Fool festivities. Ironic as it sounds, the origin of April Fool’s Day is not exactly clear. More...

The Joy Of A Family Reunion Or Group Outing

Since 1869 six generations of Scotts have operated a family resort in the mountains on the picturesque Oquaga Lake dubbed, Scott’s Oquaga Lake House in Deposit, New York. More...

Shock Waves Of Titanic’s Sinking Was Felt In Queens

The Greater Astoria Historical Society presents pages from the Long Island Star Journal. Welcome to April 1912! More...

Community Fights To Save Bryant H.S.

Assemblymember Aravella Simotas held a rally at William Cullen Bryant H.S. on April 3, in opposition to the city Department of Education’s proposal to dramatically overhaul the structure of the Western Queens institution. More...

Astoria Civic Holds Annual Scholarship Dinner Fundraiser

The Astoria Civic Association (ACA) held its annual gala dinner to raise funds for the Judge Charles J. Vallone Scholarship. More...

114th Precinct Cops Get A Shotgun Off The Street

Police Officers Gabriel Tovar and Niklas Locke are partners working in the 114th Precinct. On the morning of February 23, their teamwork stopped a man with a loaded shotgun. More...

Pi Day Food For Thought At William Spyropoulos School

On March 14, students from William Spyropoulos School in Flushing celebrated Pi Day. Pi, or p, is a numerical constant used in calculating the area of any circle of approximately 3.14, thus students commemorate the concept on 3/14. More...

Local Business Owner Will Run For Assembly Seat

Queens knows him as the optician owner and proprietor of Steinway Eye Care, located at 30-25 Steinway St. (formerly JV Optical), and as a member of the Steinway Astoria Partnership, also known as the Steinway Business Improvement District (BID). More...

Queens Library College Fair

Queens Library invites students and their parents to its Fifth Annual College Fair on April 14, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Langston Hughes branch, 100-01 Northern Blvd., Corona. The event is free. More...

P.S. 151 Holds Annual Career Day

P.S. 151 in Woodside celebrated its fourth annual career day. More...

Triumph Of Freedom

Passover, the Festival of Freedom, is by far the most popular Jewish holiday and is probably observed more scrupulously than the Holy Days. More...

Vallone Reconnects Parking Lot Camera

Astoria motorists are praising Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. for taking their safety to heart. More...

Peter Rabbit Comes To Steinway

Peter Rabbit was up on Steinway Street on March 31 celebrating Spring by distributing candy to all the children and adult shoppers on Steinway Street. More...

Terrace Diner Hosts Dinner With Local Boxing Champs

On March 27, the Terrace Diner of Bayside, in conjunction with Winner Take All Productions, hosted a boxing-themed charity event to benefit St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children. More...

Internet In Bloom For The Layperson

Apps are typically software applications that do not require extensive installation. At present there are over 300,000 iPhone apps. However, how many of these will be used on a regular basis? More...

Idol Contestant Heejun Han Returns To Flushing

Alas, the journey has come to an end for the golden boy from Queens, Heejun Han. Han did not receive enough votes to keep his head above the water and stay out of the bottom three. More...

The Pulpit

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Commemorating The Titanic

As the centennial of the Titanic’s sinking on April 15, 1912 approaches and Titanic mania reaches a fever pitch, we would like to draw attention to park sites across the city that memorialize the tragedy. More...

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