May 9, 2012 RSS feed / Features

UCCA Notes Changes In State, Congressional Representation

In a changing of the guard due to redistricting, Congressmember Joe Crowley and state Senator Jose Peralta said hello, while Congressmember Carolyn Maloney and state Senator Michael Gianaris said goodbye to the United Community Civic Association at t More...

Historic Brinckerhoff Cemetery Awaits Final Fate

For more than a decade, the Brinckerhoff Cemetery has awaited a decision by the city Landmark Preservation Commission.  More...

Vallone Leads Effort To Preserve Astoria Park Pool

On May 5, the Department of Parks and Recreation held a lively event at Astoria Park featuring music, performances and activities in an effort to preserve the Astoria Pool Olympic High Dive by voting More...

Space Shuttle Enterprise Arrives

In a ceremony April 27, Assemblymember Michael DenDekker joined U.S. Senator Charles Schumer, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer and Star Trek star and screen legend Leonard Nimoy, in welcoming the retired space shuttle Enterprise to New York City. More...

New Healthcare Pavilion Scheduled For Elmhurst

Elmhurst Hospital Center’s new Women’s Healthcare Services Pavilion, which is scheduled to open in Spring 2013, will be located on the south side of 41st Avenue between 78th and 79th Stre More...

DOT Urged To Secure ‘Death Trap’ Bridge Ramp

Continuing his advocacy for safer roadways, state Senator Michael Gianaris is pressuring the Department of Transportation (DOT) to strengthen safety measures around all Ed Koch-Queensboro Bridge off-ramps following yet another frightening accident wh More...

Tenth Annual Queens Taste Held At Citi Field

More than a thousand people enjoyed Queens Taste 2012 at Citi Field’s Caesars Club which featured food and beverages from 47 vendors.  More...

Presidential Centennial And Baseball In 1889 Queens

The Greater Astoria Historical Society presents pages from the Long Island Weekly Star.  Welcome to May 1889!  More...

APAC’s The Secret Garden Charms And Delights

Astoria Performing Arts Center’s (APAC) production of The Secret Garden is a charmed and charming journey from darkness to light. More...

Simotas Celebrates Opening Of New York Bakery

On April 28, Assemblymember Aravella Simotas and local leaders attended the grand opening of the New York Bakery at 32-06 30th Ave. in Astoria. More...

Rabbi Weisser To Be Honored

Rabbi Michael Weisser will be honored by Pax Christi Metro New York (PCMNY) as one of their 2012 Peacemakers on June 3 at 3 p.m. More...

Risi Honored As Queens County Bar Assoc. Prez.

The Queens County Bar Association held its 135th annual dinner and installation of officers and managers. More...

Partner In Preserving Queens

Since 2006, American Express has partnered with the National Trust for Historic Preservation to help save many landmarks across the country from demolition and renewed them with a program known as Partners in Preservation.  More...

Tickets, Fines, Scholarships Topics At Astoria Civic Meeting

At the May 1 meeting of the Astoria Civic Association at Riccardo’s by the Bridge former City Council Speaker Peter Vallone Sr. More...

Elmhurst Hospital Center Celebrates 180th Anniversary

Elmhurst Hospital Center (EHC) will be hosting a gala in honor of its 180th Anniversary on May 17 from 6:30 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. at Terrace on the Park in Flushing. More...

Severe Cuts For Queens Library In City Budget

The recently released city Executive Budget includes a cut to the Queens Library of $26.7 million, or 31 percent, beginning July 1 of this year. That amount is in addition to $48.5 million in losses sustained since 2008.  More...

LaGuardia Is Nation’s Worst Airport

In the first ever airport survey conducted by the popular on-line magazine (www.travelandleisure.com/), readers were asked to rate the nation’s 22 major airports in seven categories including flight delays, design, amenities, food and drink, ch More...

Fourth Car Crashes Off Troubled Bridge Exit Ramp

This time it wasn’t a Volkswagen.  Another car sped off the troubled exit ramp on the Ed Koch-Queensboro Bridge in Long Island City on May 1, careening across three lanes of traffic, slamming into scaffolding in front of a row of shops on More...

Courting Danger Everyday

You have certainly done business on them, and you may well have lived within their boundaries. More...

Mother’s Day Tribute: Wish She Were Here

(Walter Kaner wrote the following tribute to his mother, which we reprinted each Mother's Day. More...

Katherine McQuade Crowned Borough’s Outstanding Teen

Whitestone resident Katherine McQuade recently won the prestigious title of Miss Queens’ Outstanding Teen. More...

Katie Holmes Spotted On Steinway Street

Katie Holmes, actress and the wife of action movie star Tom Cruise, took a little vacation to New York City in celebration of her daughter, Suri’s birthday. More...

The Pulpit

All Saints’ Church:•Tuesdays, 6 pm: rehearsals of the SunnysideDrum Corps Marching Band, boys/girls ages 7-17 invited, no fee, no auditions, Lower Level,43-12 46th St., Sunnyside. More...

Pope Names Two Auxiliary Bishops For Brooklyn, Queens Diocese

Pope Benedict XVI has appointed two priests of the Diocese of Brooklyn, Msgr. Raymond Chappetto, 66, and Msgr. Paul Sanchez, 65, as auxiliary bishops of Brooklyn. More...

Fencing Team Brings Home Gold

The U.S. Men’s Epee Fencing team made history on April 14 as the first American Team ever to win the Gold Medal at the 2012 World Fencing Championships in Kiev, Ukraine.  More...

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