April 24, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Goldfeder Et Al Beautify Rockaway On Earth Day

Assemblymember Phil Goldfeder celebrated Earth Day with the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance, Project Hope and dozens of volunteers from all across the city who helped beautify the neighborhood by picking up trash, sweeping the sidewalks and planting flo More...

Queens Native Cheryl Wills Speaks To Women In LIC

On April 16 NY1 Anchor Cheryl Wills addressed an audience of women at the Steinway Child and Family Services in Long Island City. The name of her program was, “How to Prepare for your Journey to the Top.” More...

Rozic To MTA: Use $40M Surplus For Eastern Queens

Assemblymember Nily Rozic (D-Fresh Meadows) joined the advocacy group Riders Alliance, other elected officials and transit advocates on April 21 to call on the MTA to invest a $40 million unexpected surplus in restoring and expanding transit service. More...

Misericordia U. Psychology Club Relieves Stress

The Misericordia University Psychology Club, in cooperation with Active Minds, gave students the chance to relieve stress by hosting a balloon release in recognition of National Stress Out Day. More...

Cops Nab Five Teens, Hunt Others In Astoria Park Beatings

Police at the 114th Precinct last week arrested five teenage girls wanted in connection with the bloody beating of three younger teens inside Astoria Park. Cops are searching for a few other teens, all students at Long Island City H.S., who were More...

NYHQ Goes Green

New York Hospital Queens (NYHQ) celebrated Earth Day by hosting a fair that showcased the hospital’s green initiatives that benefit the community, patients and the bottom line. More...

USTA To Bring Battle Of The Boroughs Tennis Challenge

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) Eastern and the City Parks Foundation (CPF) are teaming up to present The Battle of the Boroughs Tennis Challenge, a new adult recreational tournament to be held in May and June in New York City parks. More...

I'm Tawkin' Here' Kicks Off At Irish Center

The  Five Boro Story Project (FBSP), a citywide celebration of New York storytellers and musicians, kicked off a five-week series, I’m Tawkin’ Here: Storytelling with a New Yawk Accent on April 10 at the New York Irish Center in Long Island City. Acc More...

MoMA PS1 Features Tribeca Films, Earth Day Celebration

Ever since its creation in 2003 as a response to the World Trade Center attacks, the Tribeca Film Festival has gone on to bring entertainment and events to the public, and it has collaborated with MoMA PS1 to do just that. More...

Sunnyside Community Services Honors Volunteers

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer (District 26) and representatives from the offices of Congressmembers Joe Crowley,  Carolyn Maloney, state Senator Michael Gianaris and Assemblymember Cathy Nolan were on hand More...

Trail Renamed In Conservancy President Dolan’s Honor

On April 21, the trail that runs around Willow Lake was renamed in honor of the late Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Conservancy President and founder Pat Dolan. More...

BabyNoir Children’s Boutique Holds World Book Night Party

On Saturday, April 20, BabyNoir—a children’s boutique in Astoria, organized a party in honor of World Book Night—which is dedicated to spreading the love of reading by having volunteers hand out free books. More...

Koslowitz Launches Graffiti Cleanup Initiative

In the past few months, the office of Councilmember Karen Koslowitz has received several complaints of graffiti throughout District 29. More...

Vallone Talks Parks With Southern Queens Park Assn.

On April 19, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. attended the Southern Queens Park Association’s legislative breakfast in Jamaica. During the breakfast, Vallone outlined his dedication to parks in Queens. More...

Crowley Hosts Recycling Event On Earth Day

Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley, Maspeth Federal Savings Bank, COMET (Citizens of Maspeth and Elmhurst Together), and the 104th Precinct sponsored a free recycling event on April 20 in celebration of Earth Day, at Maspeth Federal Savings Bank. More...

Van Bramer, Civic Leaders Replant Sandy Trees

On April 22, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer, representatives from the City Parks Foundation, Partnerships for Parks, the Greening Western Queens Initiative and civic leaders replanted a tree felled by Hurricane Sandy on 43rd Street and 47th Avenue in More...

Goldfeder Plays Ball With Rockaway Little League

Assemblymember Phil Goldfeder joined the parade and threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the opening day of the Rockaway Little League. More...

Travel Plans Sparked Cop’s Fatal Rampage

The off-duty Queens cop who shot and killed her boyfriend, their 1-year-old son and then turned her gun on herself on April 15 did so because she was enraged that the boyfriend was planning to travel to Guyana to buy a parcel of land, police sources More...

DA: LIC Landlord Withheld Payments On Illegal Conversions

A Long Island City landlord who allegedly converted a two-family home into several illegal apartments and fled with tens of thousands of dollars in security deposits and “advance rent” payments from tenants is facing grand larceny and other charges i More...

Queens Cop Kills Hubby, 1-Year-Old Son, Self

Police officials are trying to determine why a 13-year veteran Queens police officer shot and killed her 1-year-old son and husband on April 15, then turned the gun on herself inside the family’s Brooklyn home.   More...

It's In Queens! (April 25 Through May 1)

Queens fun-seekers can be fair-weather friends this week. Outdoor activities include nature walks, food tours, a bicycle trek, a friendly run, bird-watching, a classic auto show, a street fair, a fishing lesson and an arbor festival. More...

Time Warner Cable Announces "Stem In Sports" Campaign In Support Of President's Call To Action On STEM Education

Time Warner Cable, which launched its Connect a Million Minds (CAMM) initiative with President Obama in 2009, today returned to the White House to launch a new segment of its $100 million campaign to inspire the next generation of problem solvers by More...

Queens Cops Nab iPhone Thief In No.7 Train Getaway

Police at the 109th Precinct and Queens Transit cops worked in a perfect alliance on April 15 to nab a not-so-clever thief who snatched an iPhone from a Flushing woman, then jumped on a No. 7 train to make hit getaway.  More...

Queens Hospital Center Cuts Ribbon For New Geriatric Center

Queens Hospital Center (QHC), a member of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, today celebrated the opening of its newly enlarged Geriatric Center on the ground floor of The Pavilion to help meet the growing needs of healthcare service More...

Moya Celebrates Earth Day

Assemblymember Francisco Moya held an Earth Day Celebration Saturday, April 20th at the NSA Supermarket. More...

Building Façade Collapses On Astoria Construction Worker

A Queens construction worker was taken to a local hospital on April 22 where he was treated for lacerations to the head and face he suffered when a building façade collapsed at an Astoria project, a fire department spokesperson said.   More...

Community Calendar

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Restaurant of the Week

5 Star Diner and 5 Star Banquet

The 5 Star Diner hides in plain sight, on 43rd Avenue and 21st Street in Long Island City. Don’t let the name confuse you. More...

Editorials

Embracing New Technology

This past week, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan announced the start of two pilot programs allowing motorists to pay for parking meters remotely via smartphone apps and to view real-time curbsid More...

Letters to the Editor

Soccer At Athens Park  To The Editor:  I am a senior citizen, and I live across the street from Athens Square Park.  More...

Borough-Wide Blotter

104th Precinct Hunt DJ In Party StabbingsQueens detectives are seeking help from the public to identify and locate a DJ wanted for knifing two partygoers in Woodhaven. More...

Standard Motors ‘Toxic’

State environmental officials have classified land beneath, and west of, the former Standard Motor Products building on Northern Boulevard in Long Island City a Hazardous Waste Site. More...

Ridgewood Teacher Honored For Adult ESOL Work

New York City teacher, Victor Edrosolan of Literacy Partners, has been honored at the 2013 Literacy Assistance Center Literacy Recognition Awards. More...

Ridgewood’s North Historic District Signs Unveiled

New street signs marking the Ridgewood North Historic District were unveiled today at a ceremony organized by Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley and attended by Councilmember Diana Reyna, Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) Chair Robert Tierney, New More...

How To Choose A Medigap Supplemental Policy

Dear Savvy Senior, I’ll be 65 in a few months – Medicare enrollment age – and am thinking about getting a Medicare supplemental policy to help cover things outside of Medicare. Can you give me some advice on choosing a plan? More...

2013 Hermes Expo Hosted Panel On Greek Language & Culture

             Important topics concerning the growth of Modern Greek language programs were debated at the Prometheus Greek Teachers Association and Federation of Hellenic-American Educators More...

Social Security Challenges You To A Word Game

By Elsa Housseas Social Security Manager in Rego Park In 1938—only a couple of years after Social Security was signed into law—a depression-era, unemployed architect named Alfred Mosher Butts studied the front page of The New York Times to More...

QICA, Marshall Honor Senior Volunteers At Borough Hall

Queens Interagency Council on the Aging (QICA) and Queens Borough President Helen Marshall (c.) honored older adults who volunteer their time, talents and energy to senior centers and adult daycare centers throughout the county during annual Salute t More...

Arrest Man Who Threatened To Kill Maloney

A man in Elmira in Upstate New York has been arrested in connection with a series of alleged threatening phone calls to Congressmember Carolyn Maloney’s office. More...

Bloomberg Announces Restoration Of Rockaway Courthouse

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and the New York City Economic Development Corporation has announced the selection of a developer for the long abandoned Rockaway Courthouse, a 24,000-square-foot building that has sat vacant for over 30 years. More...

Queens Library At Kew Gardens Hills Breaks Ground

Breaking ground on April 19 to expand Queens Library at Kew Gardens Hills were Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, state Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, Assemblymember Michael Simanowitz, Congressmember Grace Meng, state Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr., C More...

110th Precinct Community Council April 2013 Meeting Highlights

The 110th Precinct Community Council presented the Cop-of-the-Month award to Police Officer Michael Johnston at its Monday,  April 15 meeting held at Flanders Field VFW Post 150 in Corona. From (l. to r.); Deputy Inspector Ronald D. More...

Van Bramer Tours Maspeth School’s Tech Upgrades

Over the past two years, in an effort to improve their equipment, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer allocated $70,000 for technological upgrades to P.S. More...

Christ The King H.S. Celebrates First Communion

At the April 10 Christ the King H.S. Mass, four members of the sacrament class received their First Holy Communion. (L. More...

Howard Beach Girl Scouts Sell Cookies At Borough Hall

Queens Borough President Helen Marshall helped support Girl Scout Junior Troop 4989 from Howard Beach during their cookie sale in the lobby of Borough Hall on April 2. More...

Van Bramer Honors Volunteers For 50K Hours Service

On April 17, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer awarded several volunteers of Sunnyside Community Services (SCS) with Proclamations for over 50,000 hours of their service which has enriched the lives of hundreds of local residents. More...

Trinity Lutheran To Celebrate 150th Anniversary All Year

Trinity Lutheran Church of Middle Village is celebrating its 150th Anniversary with a year of events for the congregation and community.  They kick off the special year on Sunday, April 28, at 10:30 a.m. More...

Marshall, Walcott, Fedkowsky Thank Parents Board

Queens Borough President Helen Marshall (r. More...

Middle Village Prep Holds Lottery For Inaugural Class

Middle Village Prep (MVP) conducted its first lottery for its inaugural class on Tuesday, April 16.  MVP is a charter middle school serving grades six through eight, whose goal is to provide a small-school experience in a nurturing environment. More...

Cornell NYC Tech Programs Taking Shape

Cornell’s new graduate school of applied sciences is set to open its first building on Roosevelt Island in 2017. When the campus is finished, it is projected to have 2,000 students. More...

Cops Offer $2G Reward For Armed Car-Threat Suspect

Police last week released a sketch (see sketch) of an armed man sought for threatening a man who was exiting a Kew Gardens Hills mosque.  Cops said the suspect, in a dark colored Toyota SUV, followed the victim’s car after the man left a mo More...

Maloney Threat-Caller Busted

Federal agents busted a crazed gun fanatic on April 18 for allegedly threatening to kill U.S. More...

Smith, Halloran Indicted On Bribe Charges

Embattled state Sen. More...

Quinn, Health Commissioner Farley, Councilmembers, Announce City To Raise Minimum Smoking Age From 18 To 21

Speaker Christine C. Quinn, Council Member James F. Gennaro, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley, M.D., M.P.H. More...

Gifted And Talented Program At P.S. 122 Saved

Changes at the prestigious gifted and talented program at P.S. 122 have been shelved.      More...

De Blasio, Transit Workers Union Local 100 Slam MTA For Slashing Shuttle Bus Service In Rockaways

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and Transport Workers Union, Local 100 slammed the MTA for slashing shuttle bus service in the Rockaways, even as it markets a new “Dream Ride” service to vacationers en route to the Hamptons. More...

Anti-Willets Point Casino Coalition Supports Liu For Mayor

On Sunday, April 21, 2013 Comptroller John Liu and Hon. More...

Dr. John G. Siolas Honored At Hermes International Expo

           Dr. John G. More...

Political Page

Weiner Shakes Up Field, Though Not In Yet

In the past several weeks since former Congressmember Anthony Weiner inched toward running for mayor this year, there has been much speculation on both sides of the aisle about how his candidacy would affect the chances of every Democrat and Republic More...

Gennaro Honored With Environmental Award

On April 19, Councilmember James F. Gennaro was honored with a 2013 Environmental Quality Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). More...

Avella’s Korean American Family Resolution Passed

On April 19, state Senator Tony Avella was joined by Korean American community leaders in Flushing to celebrate passage of Senate Resolution J.1028, which obliges Governor Andrew Cuomo to proclaim May 2013 as Korean American Family Month in the state More...

Features

Kusshyfoot Provides Great Comfort

Kushyfoot is known for their legwear & footwear, and comfort-fashion products. They are afford-ably priced, easy to wear, and again comfortable. More...

Silver Screen Night Club To Hold Nostalgic Reunion

Fans of the legendary Long Island City night club, Silver Screen, are invited to come together for a reunion at Central Lounge, 20-30 Steinway St., Astoria on May 15 at 8 p.m.Music from the 70s and 80s will be featured by DJ Stevie K, DJ Niko and DJ More...

2013 Hermes Expo Hosted Panel On Greek Language & Culture

             Important topics concerning the growth of Modern Greek language programs were debated at the Prometheus Greek Teachers Association and Federation of Hellenic-American Educators More...

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