September 26, 2012 RSS feed / Features

Poppenhusen Institute Of College Point Celebrates October Fest

More than a century ago, College Point and the neighborhoods of the borough's North Shore, possessed a peculiar claim to fame. The area featured more beer gardens and saloons than any place else in the entire country. More...

Viewpoint: Descendants Of Asia Minor Catastrophe Look Back

September 23, 2012 commemorates the ninetieth anniversary of the “Burning of Smyrna”. Churches and Greek organizations in the United States and Abroad held a moment of silence to remember the dead martyrs. More...

Parents Blast DOE For PCB Leak At LIC Middle School

Parents of students at I.S. 204 last week blasted city Department of Education (DOE) officials for failing to check lights at the Long Island City school to determine if they contained potentially toxic PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls).  More...

Steinway Mansion Remains Without An Owner

One of Queens’ most treasured landmarks, the Steinway Mansion in Astoria, is still for sale. Since last year, the home has been shown to dozens of potential buyers without any offers. More...

Maloney Honors Hispanic Heritage Month

Congressmember Carolyn B. Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens) issued the following statement today in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month:  More...

Dromm, Elmhurst Hospital Host Prostate Screening

On September 22 Councilmember Daniel Dromm and Elmhurst Hospital Center (EHC) co-hosted EHC’s Annual Prostate Cancer Screening Day. More...

Multi-Sensory Concert at St. John’s University

On September 30, St. John’s University will be hosting a welcome reception and concert featuring Michéal Castaldo at 2pm. More...

Clinton Dem Club Kicks Off New Election Season

The Clinton Democratic Club held its first monthly meeting of the new season on September 19 at the law offices of Vallone & Vallone. More...

Vallone Addresses LIC/Astoria Chamber Of Commerce

Some two weeks after the Long Island City/Astoria Chamber of Commerce received its certification from New York state, Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) addressed the group at its luncheon meeting at the Waterfront Crabhouse on September 20. More...

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The History Of Food In Funerary Traditions At QHS

At the end of an early American funeral, participants were often given a cookie; spiced with caraway and stamped with a special design, they were often kept for years as a memento of the departed. More...

Robbery Suspect Wanted By 114th Pct.

The New York City Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating the following suspect who is wanted in connection with robberies that occurred within the confines of the 114th Precinct.  The details are as follows:  More...

Kiwanis Celebrates 25 Years, Honors Past Presidents

The Kiwanis Club of Astoria-Long Island City honored its former presidents during a special 25th anniversary dinner at Ricardo’s by the Bridge in Astoria.  Many club members, area business owners and elected officials came to recognize the More...

District 30 Gifted And Talented Placement Process Starts Oct. 3

“Is it good to be in the middle?” This question, posed by KidsHealth.org, will be among those confronting students leaving elementary school in June 2013 as part of the middle school application process that begins next month when Distric More...

United Adult Ministries To Honor Volunteers At Gala

United Adult Ministries, the parent company of Flushing House, will honor two Presbyterian Church volunteers with the Older Adult Ministry Award, during their annual gala fundraising dinner in November. More...

Queens Library To Honor Two At Annual Gala

The Queens Library Foundation will host its Annual Gala on Monday, October 22, from 5:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. at Water’s Edge, 401 44th Dr., Long Island City. More...

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrated

On September 18, Congressmember Joe Crowley (D-Queens/The Bronx) helped celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month by holding an event to honor the extraordinary contributions made by Latinos both in his district and throughout the city. More...

Van Bramer Delivers School Supplies To Local Children

On September 21, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer began distributing nearly 14,000 school supplies to local schools throughout his district, starting with P.S. More...

Chinese Moon Festival Coming To Queens Botanical Garden

The New York Chinese Cultural Center is presenting its annual Moon Festival at Queens Botanical Garden on Sunday, September 30 from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m.  More...

Paid Internship At LaGuardia Community College

Young adults can earn up to $2,500 in 14 weeks and get work experience in Long Island City. More...

Grace Around The Corner Commemorates 9/11

Reverend James Klockau, Pastor of Grace Around The Corner helped the students of Astoria Lutheran School, formerly Queens Lutheran School, remember the Fallen. More...

Police Offer Free iPhone Registration

Police officials last week launched an operation designed to curb rampant thefts of Apple iPhones.  As part of “Operation ID”, police will be assigned to patrols at a number of locations selling the new Apple iPhone 5, including Appl More...

Union Endorses Constantinides For City Council

UFCW Local 1500, the largest supermarket union in New York, held a press conference on September 21 to announce their endorsement of District Leader Costa Constantinides for City Council, District 22 More...

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