May 23, 2012 RSS feed / Features

Simotas Hosts Seminar To Help Local Restaurant Owners

On May 17, Assemblymember Aravella Simotas hosted local restaurant owners and managers at the “Understanding the New Health Code: A Restaurant Seminar” at Vino di Vino in Astoria. More...

Area Photo Lab Takes Its Final Shot

Broadway Photoplus, 37-05 Broadway in Astoria, closed its doors this week after 20 years of service. Since the advent of digital photography, 35mm film developing had declined to almost nothing. More...

Gianaris Honors Lewandowski

State Senator Michael Gianaris honored Sheila Lewandowski of Long Island City’s The Chocolate Factory Theater as part of the state senate’s 15th annual Women of Distinction celebration on More...

History Of Astoria Park And Pool Discussed

The history of Astoria Park and pool, the largest and most famous pool in New York City, was the topic of discussion at the Greater Astoria Historical Society last week. Moderator and Secretary of the GAHS Debbie Van Cura introduced Dr. More...

Memorial Day:

Celebrations In Queens

One of the most patriotic traditions in our country is celebrating the memory of our fallen heroes. The tradition we now refer to as Memorial Day, originated in 1868 and was called Decoration Day. More...

Crowley Introduces Astoria’s Own, Melanie

Congressmember Joe Crowley introduced Queens native and renowned singersongwriter Melanie Safka before her performance at the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) annual We W More...

The Origins of Memorial Day

Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of an organization of former Union soldiers and sailors - the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) - established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dea More...

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Last week, Crowley was endorsed in the Democratic primary race by the New York City Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association (PBA), which gives the councilmember a powerful Election Day ally which ha More...

St. Demetrios Holds Annual Greek Festival

The Greek community of Astoria rejoiced last week as it celebrated the 38th annual Greek Festival to benefit St. Demetrios Cathedral. More...

Van Bramer, LIC Residents Erect ‘People’s Stop Sign’

On May 18, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer joined parents, children, residents and community leaders to erect the ‘People’s Stop Sign’ at the southeast corner of 5th Street and 47th More...

Simotas Celebrates Black History Month At P.S. 127

On May 14, Assemblymember Aravella Simotas honored seventh grade students who participated in her annual Black History Month essay contest at P.S. More...

Celebrating The Music Of Scott Joplin

The soulful music of African-American composer and ragtime legend Scott Joplin was celebrated at his final resting place on May 19 at St. Michael’s Cemetery in East Elmhurst. More...

Bayside–Whitestone Lions Club Holds Scholarship Dinner

The Bayside–Whitestone Lions Club held its First Annual Scholarship Dinner on May 17 at Verdi’s in Whitestone. The Lions honored nine local high school seniors for academic excellence and outstanding community service efforts. More...

Tick-Borne Diseases Can Pose Threat To Queens Residents

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month and is probably when the highest risk of getting a tick bite exists because smaller nymph ticks are plentiful now and harder to detect. More...

NYPD, State Police Launch Seat Belt Enforcement

Buckle up, or pay up. That’s the message police are sending to motorists and passengers throughout New York state who fail to use seat belts. More...

Vallone Calls For An End To Fluoridation In NYC

A growing body of evidence reveals the harmful impact of ingesting fluoride in drinking water, including brittle bones and discolored teeth particularly for seniors, children and pregnant women. More...

Western Queens Shops At Steinway Street Sale Days

The weather was hot but the deals were even hotter; the Steinway Street Sidewalk Sale Days were held on May 18, 19 and 20. More...

Van Bramer, Residents Clean Sunnyside And Woodside

Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer joined the Sunnyside/Woodside Boys & Girls Club and area residents for Community Clean-Up Day. More...

A Memorial To The Many Fallen

The final resting place for 1,102 (75 were recovered) crewmen of the U.S.S. Arizona who lost their lives on December 7, 1941. They are still entombed within the Arizona herself. More...

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Axing A Lot Of Nuclear Power Plants

Energy is the lifeblood of modern economies and there’s no more amazingly useful form of energy than electricity. More...

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