November 7, 2012 RSS feed / Features

Election Results 2012

In one of the most chaotic elections ever held in the U.S., barely a week after Hurricane Sandy, President Barack Obama overcame a ton of publicity and ads blaming him for the bad economy and rampant unemployment and won re-election yesterday over Mi More...

Hurricane Sandy Big CB 2 Topic

People in attendance at the Community Board 2 meeting on November 1 heard some horror stories about what happened three days earlier, when Hurricane Sandy smashed and soaked much of the New York metropolitan area. More...

UCCA Celebrates Halloween

Despite the recent stress brought upon us by Hurricane Sandy, more than 700 parents and children gathered at Central Lounge in Astoria to let off some steam at the annual Halloween party hosted by the United Community Civic Association (UCCA) on Hall More...

Queens Volunteers For Sandy Relief

Since the day after Hurricane Sandy’s devastation, volunteers have been appearing across Queens to help restore the county to a state of normalcy. More...

Hurricane Sandy: The Storm’s Aftermath

Sandy 1: Hurricane Sandy arrived in the metropolitan area around 5 p.m. on October 29. the waters of Little Neck Bay slam against the seawall at Totten Street near Utopia Parkway in Whitestone. More...

The 2012 Kiwanis Food Drive

The annual holiday Kiwanis Community Food Drive began on November 5 in Astoria and Long Island City. The 25-year-old community service tradition provides food to families in need during the holiday season. More...

Taminent Club Holds 81st Annual Dinner Dance

On November 3, the Taminent Regular Democratic Club held its 81st annual dinner dance. Congressmember Carolyn Maloney, state Senators Michael Gianaris and Jose Peralta, Assemblymember Aravella Simotas and Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. More...

Exercise Helpful In Retirement

I don’t know about you, but I find it all too easy to sometimes come up with a reason I just can’t exercise on a given day. More...

Historic Waterfront Crabhouse Damaged By Sandy

The 131-year-old structure that is home to the Waterfront Crabhouse in Long Island City, was devastated by water damage due to the surge created by Hurricane Sandy’s high winds. More...

Origins Of Veterans Day

Veterans’ Day is an American holiday honoring military veterans. The day is both a federal and a state holiday and is celebrated on the same day as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day as it is called in other parts of the world. More...

Tribute To Military Dogs

War Hero Dogs, a photographic exhibit by Jo Anne Raskin is on display at The Center at Maple Grove Cemetery, 127-15 Kew Gardens Rd, Kew Gardens. More...

NY Anti-Crime Donates To Storm Victims, Community

The New York Anti-Crime agency (NYAC) has expanded its “Shine a Light on Safety” program in response to the needs of the victims of Hurricane Sandy. More...

On the brief side....

Ackerman Secures Visa For Victim’s Relative   Congressmember Gary Ackerman (D–Queens/Long Island) announced today that he has secured a visa for the brother of Haiyan Yang, the tourist from China who died after she was beaten and rob More...

Crime Up In Five Boroughs, Down In The 114th Pct.

“We’ve been coming down,” said Deputy Inspector Stephen Cirabisi, commanding officer of the 114th Police Precinct at the October 23 meeting of the 114th Precinct Community Council held at Riccardo’s.  More...

Borough Officials, Organizations Offer Relief In Sandy’s Wake

The following organizations and elected officials will be coordinating relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.  The Jackson Heights Beautification Group  A collection will be taken up for supplies of any kind from 10 a.m until 4 More...

Cuomo Announces FEMA Registration For New Yorkers

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that New Yorkers affected by Hurricane Sandy can now call or go online to register for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).  More...

Power Restored To 75 Percent Of Con Edison Customers

Con Edison has repowered more than 727,000 customers, or more than 75 percent, of all those who lost electricity since Hurricane Sandy pounded New York five days ago.  More...

Mount Sinai Queens Responds To Sandy

Throughout the crisis of Hurricane Sandy, Mount Sinai Queens has remained fully staffed, and the Emergency Department has been open. The outpatient facilities and elective surgery were back up and running with normal schedules on October 31. More...

Sunnyside Has Rich History

Sunnyside, with its bustling Queens Boulevard, Greenpoint Avenue, 46th Street and other popular thoroughfares, is a great place to shop and live. Residents of the sought-after Sunnyside Gardens Community will eagerly attest to such a testimonial. More...

In Sandy’s Wake, The Quest For Gas Continues

As the search for gasoline desperately needed for vehicles and failing generators continues a week after Hurricane Sandy’s wrath, area residents spent their weekend waiting up to eight hours at More...

NYCB Matching Funds For Sandy Relief Total $150K

The NYCB Family of Banks, consisting of New York Community Bancorp (NYSE: NYB), its subsidiaries New York Community Bank and New York Commercial Bank, and their eight local divisions, today announced the establishment of a relief fund for the victims More...

Peralta Delivers Food, Water, Clothes To Sandy Victims

State Senator Jose Peralta began delivering on November 5 donated food, clothing, water, blankets and other essentials his office collected over the previous several days for victims of Hurricane Sandy.  More...

Dromm’s District Holds Three Day Sandy Event

Jackson Heights neighbors came together to organize a three day event to raise funds and collect donations for Queens victims of Hurricane Sandy. More...

Tomb Of The Unknowns

Navy Yard, 1921. The Tomb of the Unknowns is a monument dedicated to American service members who have died without their remains being identified. It is located in Arlington National Cemetery. More...

Five Catholic Schools Affected By Hurricane Sandy

According to a statement released by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, which governs all diocesan schools in Brooklyn and Queens, more than 1,400 children in Catholic schools have been displaced by Hurricane Sandy from five schools in Queens, w More...

The Pulpit

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Local Volunteers Race To Aid Storm Victims

Volunteers from the Dutch Kills Civic Association first gathered 31 years ago at the foot of the Queensboro Bridge on Marathon Sunday, to assist runners in the New York City Marathon - the annual 25- mile, 385-yard trek through the five boroughs.&nbs More...

Corona Rejoices In Rededication Of Century Old Synagogue

For decades, the oldest Jewish house of worship in Queens, Tifereth Israel Synagogue in Corona, had not only been a symbol of the borough’s rich Semitic legacy, but was also at the forefront of historic preservation of area landmarks.  More...

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