November 28, 2012 RSS feed / Features

It’s In Queens! (Nov. 29 through Dec. 5)

Santa Claus is in the borough, and tree lightings, caroling activities and other Christmas-themed events dominate a jam-packed week. However, Queens will host a wide array of live performances over the upcoming days. More...

The Passing Of A Courageous Person: Aspasia Christopher

“Go speak to your Godmother,” said my late mother, Cleo P. Tsounis. “She knows. She is usually right and has great ideas.” This was my role model growing up. She was a petite brunette, who wore the finest dresses in bright colors. More...

Roosevelt Island Campus Discussed At CB 1 Meeting

With plans to build on a 12-acre site on Roosevelt Island and open its first buildings in 2017, Cornell NYC Tech was certified on October 15 by the Department of City Planning and is now undergoing the required Uniform Land Use Review Process (ULURP) More...

Marshall Receives Updates From City On Storm Relief

Queens Borough President Helen Marshall convened several New York City agencies, including the city Departments of Police, Fire, Sanitation, Parks and Recreation (DOP), and Buildings, representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA More...

Simotas Moderates ‘Astoria: Then And Now’

On November 14, Assemblymember Aravella Simotas moderated a discussion of the past, present and future of our multicultural community hosted by the Interfaith Center of New York. More...

GAHOA Feeds Thousands

On November 22, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. More...

Winter Solstice Celebration At Queens Botanical Garden

On Sunday, December 16, Queens Botanical Garden (QBG) invites all to join them as they ring in the holiday season with a family-friendly event to celebrate the Winter Solstice. More...

Borough’s Oldest Tree In Need Of Saving

An historic tree has grown in Queens. More...

Stavisky, Kim Tour Flushing Businesses

State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky and Assemblymember-Elect Ron Kim toured businesses in Downtown Flushing. More...

Supreme Court Judge Lawrence V. Cullen

Elected to the New York state Supreme Court on November 6, Hon. Lawrence V. Cullen died November 25. Cullen held the offices of acting justice, Supreme Court, Queens County, from 2006; and judge, Court of Claims, appointed from 2006 to 2013. More...

Big Changes In Store For 36th Avenue Commercial Strip

Major changes are in store for the 36th Avenue commercial strip in the Dutch Kills section of Long Island City.  Owners of a Key Food Supermarket at 30-13 36th Avenue this week announced plans to expand and perform major renovations at the store More...

YMCA After School At P.S. 197 Receive Backpacks

After the destruction of Hurricane Sandy, the Cross Island YMCA After School Program at P.S. 197 distributed cases of water, blankets, clothing and household items to the families in Far Rockaway. More...

Dr. Dean Lomis Honored For Hellenism

   “Hellenism has been defined in many forms and can be traced anytime from the Homeric age, through the classical period, to modern times,” believes Dr. Dean Lomis. More...

Maloney Holds Forums On Disaster Aid For Small Businesses

On November 19, Congressmember Carolyn Maloney convened two forums in Manhattan and Queens where federal, state, and city officials provided small business owners with public information on accessing government aid to recover from Hurricane Sandy. More...

Koo Delivers Blankets For Sandy

Councilmember Peter Koo delivered approximately 140 blankets to Howard Beach and the Rockaways. More...

Gianaris Visits P.S. 78, Discusses Election Process

State Senator Michael Gianaris at P.S. 78, the Robert F. Wagner School in Long Island City, speaking to a group of students about the election process as they vote for their student council. More...

GAHOA Welcomes All For Thanksgiving Dinner

For the 23rd time the Greek-American Homeowners Association (GAHOA) brought a full, free Thanksgiving dinner to the community and to families in need in Astoria on November 22. More...

Council Passes Bicycle Bills

The City Council this month passed a package of bills designed to crack down on commercial bikers who persistently flout the law.  Among the items passed by lawmakers is a requirement, sponsored by Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer, that will requi More...

Vallo Transportation’s Inaugural Thanksgiving Food Drive

On November 20, Vallo Transportation, an independent school bus company located in Whitestone, donated over 25 boxes of Thanksgiving-themed food items and household supplies plus an additional $500 cash grant to The River Fund New York, a federally r More...

Holidays Heat Up At Thalia Spanish Theatre

Thalia Spanish Theatre presents a new music and dance extravaganza, COLOMBIA de fiesta”, with the Mestizo Dance Company and Harold Gutierrez’ Band. More...

The Pulpit

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Dromm Co-Names Sister Mary Patrick McCarthy Way

At a ceremony held on November 18, Councilmember Daniel Dromm (c.) unveiled the street co-naming of Sister Mary Patrick McCarthy Way in honor of the former Blessed Sacrament School principal who died More...

St. John’s Prep Responds to Hurricane Sandy Victims

The St. John’s Preparatory School community was affected, as were all in our area by the destruction of Hurricane Sandy. More...

Sandy Shortens School Midwinter Recess

Students attending city schools will have to cut their midwinter recess short this year, as education officials scramble to make up days lost due to Hurricane Sandy.  The city Department of Education (DOE) last week announced its decision to cut More...

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