April 10, 2013 RSS feed / Features

Demolition Of Astoria Home Marks End Of An Era

The shell of this old home is all that remains of the dwelling that has stood on 30th Avenue and 31st Street since the Victorian era.The structure, which has been abandoned for decades and predates the elevated MTA trestle, will be raised and replace More...

Local Actor Makes Mark Immitating Astoria's Walken

What started out as just a simple party trick for struggling actor and Astoria resident Chris Ferretti turned into a pretty decent money making opportunity. More...

Boxing Matches Promote Battle Against Cancer

The Golden Gloves boxing organization held its 86th annual semi-final group of bouts at the Chian Federation in Astoria on April 4. More...

City’s Finest Snuff Iron Triangle Blaze

An early morning fire broke out inside of the “Iron Triangle” near Willets Point Boulevard and Roosevelt Avenue. More...

Simotas Named Greek Woman Of The Year

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Assemblymember Aravella Simotas was presented with the “Greek American Woman of the Year” award on April 2 by the Association of Greek American Professional Women (AGAPW). More...

Roosevelt Island Cherry Blossoms Festival

The third annual Cherry Blossoms Festival, featuring multiple Japanese cultural, food and shopping activities, will be held on Roosevelt Island on April 13, from 10:00 a.m. More...

Health And Wealth Addressed At Homeowners Meeting

The April 3 meeting of the Greek American Homeowners Association (GAHOA) featured several speakers who informed the gathering of more than 50 members about various topics from personal finance, the environment and heart health.  Edward Jones Fin More...

Immaculate Conception To Hold Film/Lecture Series

Immaculate Conception Church in Astoria is holding a lecture series entitled, “Christianity and Secularism—Clash or Cooperation”, by Ph.D. candidate Ryan Williams. More...

Greek Independence Day Kick Off At Athens Square Park

The Hellenic Federation sponsored the start of Greek Independence Day at Athens Square Park in Astoria on April 8. More...

Thousands Participate In Greek Independence Day Parade

Thousands attended the annual National Greek Parade which marched along Fifth Avenue. More...

Parks Cuts Ribbon At Rachel Carson Playground

NYC Parks Queens Borough Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski joined City Comptroller John Liu, Councilmember Peter Koo, Community Board 7 District Manager Marilyn Bitterman, and University Park Tenants Council President John Henry Byas to cut the ribbon More...

Bank Of America Give $82,000 To Arverne Library

(L. to r.) Bank of America Area Executive Marc Perez joins Queens Library President and CEO Thomas W. Galante, Queens Library at Arverne GED student Khalil McCallum and state Sen. Joseph P. More...

Van Bramer Et Al Break Ground At SculptureCenter

On April 2, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer, Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Commissioner Kate Levin joined the SculptureCenter to break groun More...

QCA Moves, Creates Art Space At Kaufman Studios

Effective April 8, Queens Council on the Arts (QCA) has moved to its new Astoria site, located at 37-11 35th Ave., Astoria. More...

Rozic Promotes Fire Safety Awareness In Fresh Meadows

Assemblymember Nily Rozic (D, WFFresh Meadows) is leading a joint effort by the Fire Department of New York, local elected officials, including Congressmember Grace Meng, state Senators Tony Avella and Toby Ann Stavisky, Councilmember James Gennaro a More...

Addabbo Urges Autism Awareness, Advocacy

State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. More...

Astoria Civic Celebrates 80th Anniversary At Dinner Dance

The annual dinner dance of the Astoria Civic Association (ACA) this year celebrated its 80th anniversary. More...

Music Video Exhibit At Moving Image Museum Rocks

Many an adult today remembers the classic MTV days, before reality shows like The Real World and Jersey Shore, when the network streamed strictly music videos for one’s viewing pleasure. More...

Seeing The World In A Grain Of Sand

Born in 1632 in the Netherlands, Antony van Leeuwenhoek was a self-taught man who made microscopes – ultimately producing some 500 of them. Microscopes consist of lenses of carefully ground glass. More...

The Pulpit

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Constantinides Marches With Asgata Association

Costa Constantinides joined members of the Asgata Association as he marched in Sunday’s Greek Independence Day Parade. The association is one of the oldest Cypriot organizatons in the United States. More...

Dancing To Uplift Pediatric Cancer Patients

For the second year in a row, Astoria Dance Centre has pledged their support for the Andréa Rizzo Foundation’s nationwide fundraising effort, “Dance Across America”, by holding a “Drea’s Dream Dance-a- Thon”. More...

YMCA Swimmers Win 27th Straight State Championship

YMCA Flushing Flyers swim team won their 27th state championship in a row. More...

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