December 19, 2012 RSS feed / Features

Santa Comes To QEDC/QTC Hurricane Relief Benefit At Applebee's

The Queens Economic Development Corporation and the Queens Tourism Council invite you to kick-off the Holiday Season while showing support for the hurricane-ravaged Rockaways. More...

Simotas Celebrates Small, Local Businesses

Assemblymember Aravella Simotas said that supporting local business is “one of my favorite things to do”, and showed her support on December 12 when she made an appearance at KrisTees, a women’s wear shop located in her Astoria dist More...

Electeds To Bloomberg: Improve D-SNAP Access

Lawmakers from the city called on Mayor Michael Bloomberg last week to “immediately improve access” to the federal food stamp program for more prospective clients in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.  More...

CB 1 Hosts Post Sandy Meeting

After several meetings were cancelled due to the fallout caused by Hurricane Sandy, all was back to normal on December 13, when the first to address the gathering at Kaufman Astoria Studios was Kellie Phelan of Hour Children. More...

Internet In Bloom For The Layperson

Ho ho ho! If former U.S. CIA Director, General David Petraeus, can have his e-mail hacked into, how safe do you think your personal or business desktop computer, laptop, netbook, tablet or smartphone is online? This includes Mac users. More...

St. John’s Prep Brooklyn Alumni Reunion

On November 17, the Lewis Avenue Alumni of St. John’s Preparatory School held their Annual Reunion at the New York Athletic Club in New York City. The classes of ‘57, ‘62 and ‘72 were honored this year. More...

Vallone Sr. Celebrates Birthday

Former City Council Speaker Peter Vallone Sr. was surprised with a cake in honor of his birthday. More...

Clinton Democratic Club Holds Holiday Party

The Clinton Democratic Club (CDC) held its Holiday Party on Wednesday, December 12 at Patrizia’s of Bayside, where a small mountain of toys was once again collected for FreeMAT (Freedom Medical Aid Team), an organization that collects toys for More...

DCP Hosts Meeting On Mixed Use Complex

A mixed-use plan including new market rate and affordable residential units, retail stores including a 30,000 square foot supermarket, waterfront development with public access, parking and roadway and infrastructure improvements on 9.65 acres at Hal More...

Jackson Heights Announced Among Winners Of BID Challenge

Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Robert K. Steel and Small Business Services Commissioner Robert W. Walsh recently announced the seven winners of the BID Challenge. More...

108th Pct. Holds Christmas Party

The 108th Precinct held its annual Christmas Party on December 15. The community enjoyed refreshments, and neighborhood children enjoyed the company of Santa Claus who handed out gifts. More...

Get Cookie Inspired

Baking is among the most fun, flavorful holiday traditions – and one that brings family and friends together in the kitchen. More...

Happy Holidays Entertaining

Host a holiday party that’s simple and festive with a combination of pre-made and homemade delights from the celebration experts at Wilton. For starters, a cookie pan does double duty for holiday-shaped homemade Crispy Cheese Crackers. More...

Food Guide Unlocks Borough’s Culinary Door

Food Lovers’ Guide To Queens: The Best Restaurants, More...

Five Tips For A Happy Holiday Gathering

The holiday season is all about gathering family and friends together. But hosting any kind of holiday gathering means stacking a lot of items on your plate during an already busy season, taking the fun out of the festivities. More...

Music, Dance And Vintage Clothes At MTA Celebration

The vintage subway trains are running again.  More...

Openings For Winter Concert

This year, the Queens Symphonic Band is celebrating their 41st year and their 162nd concert. Their winter concert, on Jan. 16, 2013 in the Queens Performing Arts Center of Queensborough Community College in Bayside at 8 p.m. More...

Create Fun And Affordable Stockings For The Whole Family

Creating memorable holiday stockings for the whole family should be fun and simple. Once the big gifts are out of the way, stuffing stockings can be a breeze.  Stockings are a perfect way to give small, creative gifts. More...

NYHQ’s FreeMAT Collects Gifts For Military Children

This holiday season the Freedom Medical Aid Team (FreeMAT) of New York Hospital Queens (NYHQ) in Flushing, gathered hundreds of holiday toys to distribute to children of deployed military personnel. Representatives from the U.S. More...

Queens Cemeteries Focus Of New Exhibit

In a borough of almost 2.5 million, there are more than five million who have a permanent residency throughout Queens.  You won’t find them in the homes of Astoria, Flushing, Corona or Jackson Heights but in places named Calvary, Mount Zio More...

Two Years For Monserrate In Campaign Fund Fraud

Disgraced former Councilmember and state Senator Hiram Monserrate is heading to prison for two years for corruption schemes designed to help finance his failed 2006 state senate bid. More...

Stars Come Out For Louis Armstrong House Museum Gala

On Tuesday, Dec. 4th the Manhattan Penthouse was swinging as Louis Armstrong lovers from around the world gathered to celebrate Armstrong’s legacy and raise funds for the Louis Armstrong House Museum. More...

Maloney Visits Pan Macedonian Association

Congressmember Carolyn Maloney visited the Pan Macedonian Association and Studies Center on December 15, where she spoke on issues relating to Greece and its current role in international politics an More...

Bayside Library Branch Closing For Renovations

Queens Library at Bayside, 214-20 Northern Blvd., will close at the end of business on December 29 for renovations. Re-opening is expected in the summer of 2013. A mobile library will provide limited service several days a week.  More...

Democratic Clubs Help With Sandy Relief

The Powhatan and Northern Democratic Clubs held their holiday party on December 13 in Woodside. At the event, the clubs collected canned foods for Hurricane Sandy victims. More...

Bloomberg Launches Reinvent Payphones Design Challenge

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications Commissioner Rahul N. More...

Queens County Bar Association Holds Holiday Party

The Queens County Bar Association held their annual holiday party December 13 at the Douglaston Manor. It was co-sponsored with other local bar associations. More...

Van Bramer Swears In New Dutch Kills Civic Officers

On December 13, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer attended the Dutch Kills Civic Association’s Christmas Party at Growing Up Green Charter School. More...

CALDC Holds Community Celebration Dinner

On November 29, Michael Schatz, Astoria NRG Plant Site Manager and Gerry Walsh, president of the Dutch Kills Civic Association were honored for their lifetime of community service at the Central Astoria Local Development Coalition’s (CALDC) sec More...

Maloney Calls For True High-Speed Rail In Northeast Corridor

The Northeast Corridor of the U.S. More...

City Council Votes To Preserve Brinckerhoff Cemetery

The City Council voted overwhelmingly on December 10 to approve the designation of city landmark status to Brinckerhoff Cemetery in the Fresh Meadows section of Queens.  The vote preserves the final resting place for dozens of members of the Bri More...

It’s Christmas For St. Anastasia K of C

St. Anastasia Knights of Columbus Council 5911 held their annual Christmas party at Monahan’s and Fitzgerald’s in Bayside. At the party, they honored William P. More...

Poinsettia Plants Are Poisonous To Humans

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Have you ever read a warning like the following?  Don't ever let your kids eat the poinsettias! More...

Deck The Halls, Holiday Party Decor Tips

When it comes to decking the halls in advance of a holiday party, there's nothing quite as festive as creating homemade decorations with the family. More...

The Andes In Jackson Heights

You never know what you’ll see or hear on your daily commute through the New York subway system. More...

Wheelchair Charities Holds Holiday Gospel Show

State Senator Michael Gianaris spent some time at this year’s Wheelchair Charities Annual Christmas Gospel Show at Coler-Goldwater Hospital on Roosevelt Island December 13. More...

Christmas: A Sprig Of Mistletoe For The Occasion

The holiday known as Christmas arose in the fourth century A.D. as the Christian religion, still in its infancy, struggled for supremacy with the official Roman state religion, Mithraism. More...

Brightening The Subway

His name is Jason Cordero, and he can be seen quite often playing grand classical compositions on his electric piano in various subway stations, lately at 74th Street/ Roosevelt Avenue in Jackson Heights. More...

The Pulpit

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Sting Results In Arrest Of Five Gun Traffickers

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown, joined by Police Commissioner Raymond W. More...

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