May 2, 2012 RSS feed / Features

Cops Hunt 44th Street Bandit

Police officials last week released a photo of a suspect sought in connection with a series of three armed robberies that occurred between April 12, 18 and 23, on or near 44th Street in Sunnyside. More...

Boro-Wide Blotter

104th Precinct Hunt Robbery Suspect Detectives at the 104th Precinct Squad are seeking help from the public to identify and locate a man sought in connection with the recent robbery of a Maspeth bank. More...

Local Resident Honored At 108th Precinct Community Council

Mike Novak was the honored guest at the April meeting of the 108th Police Precinct Community Council. Novak was presented with a plaque for foiling a sexual attack on 39th Street in Sunnyside early in the morning of Sunday, April 8. More...

Marshall Holds Rally To Save Beacon, After School Programs

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Career Day 2012 At St. John’s Prep

On March 28, alumni of St. John’s Prep, Brooklyn and Mater Christi and St. More...

Race Held In Support Of Cancer Treatment And Cure

SHAREing & CAREing held its second annual Senator George Onorato 5K Run, for adults and children, on April 22, at Aqueduct Race Track in Ozone Park. More...

Archives At Queens Library Celebrate Centennial

In mid-October 1911, a fund of $500 was established by the board of trustees of the Queens Borough Public Library to start a collection of books, newspapers, journals and other materials on Queens County history and genealogy. More...

Community Forces Trade Fair To Cease Unsafe Practices

The Jackson Heights community proved that you cannot break the law and get away with it. On April 28, the Trade Fair Supermarket demolished the illegal sidewalk enclosure that was blocking pedestrian access on 75th Street. More...

Memorial Day Weekend Escape

Memorial Day weekend is the start of Summer weekend getaways for many New York families and friends. Every year people flock upstate to escape the hustle and bustle of the noisy city. More...

Astoria Scouts On Curtis Sliwa’s Show

Astoria Cub Scouts, Pack 90, made a guest appearance on the Sliwa & Lichtman show this past April 19. More...

The Secret Garden Revealed

The Secret Garden is the upcoming musical on tap at the Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC), opening on May 3. More...

White Castle Closes LIC Location

The folks at White Castle, who packed up their burgers and buns and closed their Long Island City restaurant recently, want their faithful customers and the neighborhood to know they have not abandoned them. More...

Board 1 Opposes Child Care Cuts, School Closings

On the recommendation of Community Board 1 Education Committee Chairperson Linda Perno, at its April 17 meeting at Astoria World Manor, the board voted to send a letter to the city Administration for Children’s Services in opposition to propose More...

New Series Shooting In Forest Hills

Two very popular locations for shooting movies and television shows in our country are Hollywood, California and New York City. Currently, CBS is filming their most recent pilot, Baby Big Shot, here on Austin Street in Forest Hills. More...

Unexpected Delay At LaGuardia Airport

Before boarding her Delta flight to Memphis the Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy named Byrdie, escaped her cage and the clutches of numerous LGA employees on April 25. More...

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Holocaust Victims Observe Yom Hashoah

Shown here are relatives of victims of the Holocaust lighting candles at four temple Yom Hashoah Memorial Service at the Israel Center of Conservative Judaism. Third and fourth generation descendants took part in the event. More...

Woodside Summer Street Festival In The Works

Woodside On The Move is organizing its Annual Summer Street Festival, scheduled for Saturday, July 7. More...

Shop Owners Sue City, Motorists In Bridge Exit Crashes

Two Long Island City shop owners have filed a $1 million lawsuit against the city, two construction firms and the drivers of three speeding cars that slammed into their storefronts early last year. More...

A Special Gift

When New York’s cherry trees bloomed this Spring it marked the 100th anniversary since these trees were given to the U.S. by Japan as well as their first planting of them in New York City. More...

Olympian Pyrros Dimas Generated Excitement At Hermes International Expo

        “My first cousin is Pyrros Dimas,” said my student Anna (the former Anita Noti), in my university Modern Greek class in 2004. “We are from Himara, northern Epirus. More...

Quinn Visits Queensview

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn made an appearance at North Queensview Homes to talk about city and local issues including tax assessments, crime, water bills and education with concerned reside More...

‘Act Now To Stop Deadly Rx Painkiller Drug Problem’

Citing testimony from Queens District Attorney Richard Brown’s staff and other officials who testified about the soaring use of painkiller drugs, Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. More...

Queens Observes National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown observed National Crime Victims’ Rights Week by hosting a community awareness program at the Queens Criminal Courthouse in Kew Gardens. More...

St. John’s Prep Holds Career Day

On March 28, alumni of St. John’s Prep in Brooklyn, Mater Christi and St. John’s Prep in Astoria came to the school to speak to current Prep students about their careers and the paths that led them there. More...

Taking Care Of Your Neighbor

Excel Urgent Care came to Quontic Bank in Astoria on April 26 to provide free blood pressure checks. More...

Space Shuttle Enterprise Takes Final Flight

The Space Shuttle Enterprise was photographed from the roof of the Pistilli Building, flying near the Hell Gate Bridge in Astoria Park on April 27 as it made its final approach to Kennedy Airport on More...

Schoenberg’s Still As Sweet

Workers renovating the site of a former Broadway bookstore last week evoked memories of a popular bakeshop that served the sweet tooth of local customers for more than 30 years. More...

Immaculate Conception School Alumni Hosts Reunion

On April 28, graduates from the 1940s attended a reunion hosted by the Alumni Association of Immaculate Conception School in Astoria. The reunion luncheon, held at Trattoria L’incontro was well attended. More...

Distinguished Molloy H.S. Graduates: Kelly And Cuomo

Rumors are circulating that Raymond Kelly, the current police commissioner for the city of New York, will take part in the 2013 mayoral race. As a result, his background is being discussed. More...

Doggie Day Afternoon

Wellpets and NYC Pet Services are giving a pup party in Astoria Park leash area, 19-01 23rd Ave., Astoria, on Sunday, May 20, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. More...

Annual Steinway Street Fest

The beautiful spring weather welcomed people of all ages to the annual Steinway Street Festival on April 29. More...

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