August 22, 2012 RSS feed / Features

LIC Partnership Exec Director Gayle Baron To Be Honored

On September 13 at Anable Basin Bar and Grill, Gayle Baron will be presented an award and honored at Long Island City YMCA’s annual Frank Tempone Service Leader Award. More...

114th Precinct Crime Watch

Hunt Shooter In Near-Fatal Rob Attempt  Detectives at the 114th Precinct Squad are seeking help from the public to identify and locate two suspects who critically shot a patron on August 18, during a foiled robbery attempt outside a Woodside str More...

LIC/Astoria Chamber Sets Schedule, Hears Halloran

The Long Island City/Astoria Chamber of Commerce, in operation for more than a year, took another step toward becoming an official organization when at the August 16 luncheon meeting at the Waterfront Crabhouse, President Arthur Rosenfield announced More...

Gianaris Bill Aims At Boosting Voter Participation

State Senator Michael Gianaris (D–Astoria) emerged last week as part of a nonpartisan, statewide group answering Governor Andrew Cuomo’s call to increase voter participation as the 2012 election season draws near.  More...

Thousands Drawn To Resorts World Casino Events

Demonstrating its draw as an entertainment hotspot, Resorts World Casino New York City (RWNY) presented its full schedule of entertainment events this past weekend including the legendary group Kool and the Gang.  More...

A Salty Tomb Within An Underground Crystal

The next time you have a saltshaker handy, you might want to remove a few grains. If you have a simple magnifying glass, you’ll see the salt is really tiny cubes. More...

Gianaris Celebrates Eid With Muslim Community

State Senator Michael Gianaris spoke at this year’s Eid Prayer in the Park, August 19 in Astoria Park. Eid is the Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan. More...

The Pulpit

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

Crowley And Whitehouse ‘Car Czar’ Tour Queens Training Center

On August 13, Congressmember Joe Crowley welcomed Jay Williams, executive director of the federal government’s Office of Recovery for Auto Communities and Workers, to the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association (GNYADA) for a tour of th More...

Quinn, Dromm, LGBT Dems To Honor Stavisky

City Council Speaker Christine C. More...

LIC Pathmark Shutters; 130 Jobs Affected

With Pathmark in Long Island City due to close on Saturday, August 25, parent company Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company (A&P) has offered coupons to shoppers in an effort to induce them to try another A&P store. More...

FIAO Holds Annual 5K Run/Walk

The Federation of Italian American Organizations of Queens (FIAO) hosted its 24th Annual 5K Run/Walk. This event, held on July 15th, was co-sponsored by Modell’s Sporting Goods Store. More...

Steinway Street Welcomes CVS Store

Workers completing renovations on a new CVS Pharmacy at Steinway Street and 31st Avenue last week revealed the ghost of a Genovese Drug Store that stood at the site for more than a decade.  The Genovese store closed after members of the Genovese More...

Boys And Girls Club Youths Buy Ice Cream For Worthy Cause

State Senator Michael Gianaris visited the Variety Boys & Girls Club in Astoria last week with the Time Warner Cable ice cream truck. More...

Aspiring Composer Serenades Queens

George Weisman, an aspiring composer and songwriter working toward his Master’s degree in Composition at the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, will be performing at the college on several dates this upcoming fall.  More...

Parks Foundation Hosts 2012 Track & Field Championships

track and field instruction for boys and girls, ages five to 16, with lessons held twice a week from July through August in parks citywide. More...

Local Electeds Celebrate Resident’s 100 Birthday

Councilmember Mark Weprin (D–Oakland Gardens) celebrated the 100th birthday of Fresh Meadows resident Claire Goldberg. More...

Queens Residents Charged With ID, Credit Card Fraud

Thirteen people, along with eight Queens residents, were indicted last week in connection with an alleged identity theft and counterfeit credit card ring that operated out of several Queens locations.  More...

‘Zero Tolerance’ Crackdown

Police at the Queens Highway Patrol Unit and Borough Task Force cops will be hitting the streets this weekend in an early NYPD crackdown on drunk driving that will run through the Labor Day weekend.  The offensive, dubbed Operation Cold Sober, t More...

Queens Designers Showcase Collections At NYC Fashion Runway

Classic, up-and-coming and emerging fashion designers showcased their collections in New York City, the acknowledged fashion capital of the world, at a NYC Fashion Runway event (www.nycfashionrunway.com) on August 3. More...

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