June 13, 2012 RSS feed / Features

Behind The Scenes Of An Historic Bayside Suburb

In 2007, three areas within Bayside were considered for landmark declaration. They included Bellcourt, Lawrence Montauk and Weeks Woodlands. It never happened. More...

Voter Empowerment Act Introduced

State Senator Michael Gianaris, Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh and the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law joined with good government and advocacy groups on June 7 to announce the introduction of the Voter Empowerment Act of New York, a n More...

Two Local Charitable Organizations Promoted

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Italian-Americans Receive Recognition From Gianaris, Avella

State Senator Michael Gianaris celebrated Italian-American Day on June 4 in the senate chamber in Albany. More...

Steinway Family Dental New Location Opens Grandly

Steinway Family Dental Center had their Grand Opening Celebration on Wednesday, June 6, at their new location, 32-50 Steinway St. in Astoria, 718-728-3314. More...

Annual Santora Scholarship Dinner Dance Held

On June 8, the 11th annual Firefighter Christopher Santora Educational Scholarship Fund dinner dance, one of the largest of its kind in the community, was held in Astoria at Riccardo’s by the Bridge.  The program provides more than $60,000 More...

Burn Down The Ground

Kambri Crews always knew that her childhood was unusual—she spent most of it in a tin shack deep in the dense woods of rural Texas with her deaf parents, wishing she, too, had been born deaf. More...

Astoria/LIC Kiwanis Holds Scholarship Dinner

The Astoria/LIC Kiwanis held its Annual Scholarship Dinner on May 23 at Ponticello Ristorante in Astoria. More...

Flushing House Summer Flea Market

A flea market will be held Saturday, June 30, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., at Flushing House, in the large game room on the ground floor, 38-20 Bowne St. in Flushing. More...

The Pulpit

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Queens Memory Project Preserves Epic Stories Of Borough's History

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Prized Collection Of Historic City Photographs Now Available Online

Half of the Municipal Archives collection of more than 2.2 million images going back to the mid-1800s is now available for view online. More...

Judge Charles J. Vallone Scholarships Awarded

Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr., former City Council Speaker Peter F. Vallone Sr. and members of the Astoria Civic Association presented 19 high school seniors with college scholarships on June 5.  More...

Changes Proposed For Newtown And 30th Avenue Intersection

The triangle formed by Newtown and 30th Avenues in Astoria represents a historic exception to the ancient grid system of placing streets at right angles first proposed by the Greek architect and urban planner Hippodamian. More...

Queens Supreme Court Hosts Retirement And Awards Ceremony

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Annual Health Fair Is Well Attended

The 12th annual Mount Sinai Queens/United Community Civic Association (UCCA) Community Health Fair, was held on June 2 at Immaculate Conception Church between 31st and 29th Streets, just north of Ditmars Boulevard, in Astoria. More...

Father’s Day Inspired By Mother’s Day

A famous saying in American culture is, “Behind every great man, there’s a woman telling him what to do.” Father’s Day, June 17, is approaching quickly and the establishment of this holiday is one of the reasons why that state More...

Queens Celebrates Flag Day

The Sunnyside Kiwanis Club’s 43rd Annual Flag Day Celebration was held at Sabba Park at Queens Boulevard and 49th Street on June 9. The parade was founded by the late Joseph Sabba. More...

Teen Author Wins Gold, Silver Awards In Writing Competition

Sunnyside resident Carly Sorenson is the winner of two awards in the 2012 National Scholastic Art & Writing Contest. More...

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