October 23, 2013 RSS feed / Features

Koslowitz Funds Security Cameras At 112th Precinct

The 112th Precinct Community Council held a meeting on October 16, which was attended by Councilmember Karen Koslowitz and Thomas Chan, Community Affairs Bureau chief. Koslowitz announced that she provided funding for new cameras in the precinct. More...

199 SEIU Endorses Paul Vallone For City Council

Paul Vallone, the Democratic Nominee for the 19th City Council District, today received the endorsement of 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East. More...

CK Campus Hosts Annual Harvest Festival

Christ the King Campus (CK) hosted its annual Harvest Festival last week for the children of CK Community Daycare as well as its Pre-K students.  The youngsters spent the day playing games, pumpkin picking, face painting and enjoying bouncy ride More...

Goldfeder, Community Welcome Fall At St. Helen's

At the St. More...

Immigration Task Force Holds Tribute To BP Marshall

Queens Borough President Helen Marshall (seated, front row, r. More...

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This Halloween, Don’t Be Spooked By The Internet

Don’t look now, but it’s Halloween!  Halloween is a time for kids of all ages to dress up in costumes and go trick-or-treating.  But it is also a time of visiting haunted houses and watching those scary horror films. More...

Van Bramer Marches In Annual Astoria Columbus Parade

On October 12, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer marched in the Federation of Italian American Organizations of Queens’ 36th annual Columbus Day Parade in Astoria. More...

Blood Drive At St. Anastasia Knights Of Columbus

St. Anastasia Knights of Columbus Council 5911 is sponsoring a blood drive for St. Anastasia Parish in Douglaston. This will take place at St. Anastasia Church on Sunday, November 17 at 8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. It will be at Fr. More...

Van Bramer Honors Sunnysiders Of The Year

On October 17, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer (c.) presented Don McCallian (r.) and Frances Schmidt (l.) with proclamations on behalf of the City Council for their lifetime achievements and decades of community service. More...

CPF’s Youth Made Media Begins Its Fall Season

Queens teenagers learn to use software to create movies, documentaries and narratives through Youth Made Media (YM2), a program of the nonprofit City Parks Foundation that offers young people, ages 13 to l9 from low-income communities, a structured l More...

Judge Orders More Talks In 5 Pointz Challenge

Lawyers for the graffiti artists hoping to stop the demolition of the 5 Pointz building appeared in Brooklyn Federal Court on October 18 where they argued the building owners have violated the federal Visual Artists Rights Act and copyright law (VARA More...

NYPD Offers Halloween Safety Tips

Police officials at Patrol Borough Queens North are offering a series of tips for parents to follow to make sure that youngsters remain safe while trick-or-treating this Halloween:   More...

FDNY: Check Wiring On Space Heaters

Fire officials last week marked October as Fire Safety Month, pointing to electric space heaters with faulty wiring as the “Number One Cold Weather Killer,” and the leading cause of fires during cold weather months.  Sparks from electric he More...

Open Discussion On Greek Language To Be Held

  An open discussion on issues concerning the Greek language is being sponsored by major Greek-American organization on the afternoon of October 27 at 1 p.m. at the Stathakeion Culture Center in Astoria at 22-51 29th St. More...

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Dr. Scott Silver

As Director and Curator of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Queens Zoo, Dr. More...

Peralta, Community Get Strip Club Billboard Taken Down

On the heels of community complaints and state Senator Jose Peralta’s call for the ad to be removed, a billboard promoting a local strip club with the image of a female who appears to be a minor has come down.  The billboard sat above the More...

CB1 Passes 2015 Budget

Community Board 1 has passed its Fiscal 2015 capital and expense budget priorities and will now send them on to the city Office of Management and Budget, the chief financial office responsible for preparing the mayor’s budget.  More...

‘Angel’ Of The Morning: Astoria Man Foils Rape Attempt

An Astoria man is being hailed as a hero this week after he witnessed an attack on a 30-year-old local woman. More...

Cyndi Lauper Has Fun At Queens College

Queens native and ‘80s icon Cyndi Lauper came to the Kupferberg Center at Queens College on October 20 as part of her She’s So Unusual 30th Anniversary More...

Something For Everyone At Steinway Sidewalk Sale

More than 100 stores were geared up to participate in the Steinway Street Sidewalk Super Sale Days on October 18, 19, 20, bringing residents from across Queens to the Astoria/Long Island City area for some of the lowest prices of the season. More...

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Laser Pointed At Airplanes

On October 15, two episodes involving the use of lasers on commercial aircraft while on approach to LaGuardia  Airport occurred in the early evening.  The first occurred around 7:30 p.m.when the crew of American Airlines flight 5973 was mom More...

PBA, UFT, Liu Endorse Paul Vallone For City Council

The Clinton Democratic Club (CDC) held its monthly meeting on October 16 at the law offices of Vallone & Vallone. More...

Councilmember Koo Introduces New Chief Of Staff

On October 28, Councilmember Koo of Flushing will welcome his new Chief of Staff, Jonathan Chung, to his office. A lifelong resident of Queens, Chung received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History from Adelphi University in 2003. More...

Runners Against The Odds In The ING NYC Marathon

Every one of the 40,000 runners that participates in the ING New York City Marathon (INGNYCM) brings to the race their own motivation and reason for running. More...

Miller Hosts A Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

On October 16, Assemblymember Mike Miller (D-Woodhaven) hosted a Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration at the Richmond Hill Block Association located at 110-08 Jamaica Ave., Richmond Hill, to honor members of the Latino community.  Honorees included me More...

Parks Opens Nature, Exercise Paths At Highland Park

New York City Parks Commissioner Veronica M. More...

Officials, Students, Teachers Rally To Save Van Buren H.S.

State Senator Tony Avella, Assemblymember David Weprin, and Councilmember Mark Weprin were joined on October 18 by dozens of students and teachers at a rally protesting the Department of Education’s (DOE) latest proposal regarding the opening and co- More...

Ferreras, USTA Hold Annual USTA Schools Day

On October 16, Councilmember Julissa Ferreras and the United States Tennis Association (USTA) presented the second annual USTA Schools Day. More...

Dromm, Latino Commission On AIDS Push For Awareness

Councilmember Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights, Elmhurst) stood with the Latino Commission on AIDS and many other advocates on October 15, National Latino AIDS Awareness Day, on the steps of City Hall to promote awareness and HIV testing.  Since More...

Raus! Get Outta Here!

Following their hilarious smash hit comedy, The In-laws from Tirana with sold out performances in Greece and the U.S., the successful writing duo, Michalis Reppas and Thanasis Papathanasiou, strikes again with an even funnier new comedy called Raus! More...

Nolan Attends Sunnysider Of The Year Awards

Assemblymember Catherine Nolan attended an event hosted by Sunnyside Artists in which Frances Schmidt and Donald McCallian were both honored and presented with the 2013 and 2014 Luke Adams Sunnysider of the Year Awards.  Both Schmidt and McCalli More...

DA Brown Honors Judge With Hispanic Heritage Award

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced on October 17 that the Hon. More...

Heat’s On As Temperatures Dip

The leaves are falling, the apples are ripe and temperatures are taking a dip – giving Queens residents a taste of fall frost.  The heating season kicked off on October 1, prompting officials at the city Department of Housing, Preservation More...

Cops Crack Down On Speeders

Queens cops ticketed more than 200 lead-footed motorists on October 12 and 13 in a city wide crackdown on speeding drivers.  Police at precincts throughout Queens established speed traps in high-traffic areas and at “troubled” intersections More...

FIAO Holds 36th Annual Columbus Day Parade

On October 12, hundreds of people lined the streets of Astoria to march in the Federation of Italian American Organizations of Queens 36th Annual Columbus Day Parade.   More...

Answers To The Most Common Health Care Reform Questions

Through the open enrollment period, more than 1 million New Yorkers are expected to sign up for health insurance online through NY State of Health, part of the national health care reform law known as the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare. More...

Texas EquaSearch Offers Help In Search For Oquendo

Tim Miller and his team from Texas EquaSearch arrived at the Long Island City command center on October 18, to join in the search for Avonte Oquendo – the 14-year-old autistic boy who disappeared into the heart of the city on October 4.  More...

Middle School Students See ‘Green Horizons’ At QBG

Queens Botanical Garden (QBG) hosted approximately 200 middle school students on October 17 at the annual Green Horizons Conference on Careers in Natural Resources and the Environment. More...

Costa: First Responders Deserve Better

Democratic nominee for City Council Costa Constantinides was joined by the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch and Uniformed Firefighters Association Trustee Matt Desjardin at Columbus Triangle in Astoria on October 22 to More...

Ferreras, Community Hold Vigil For Three-Year-Old

On October 14, Councilmember Julissa Ferreras joined more than 100 local residents and members of local clergy to hold a candlelight prayer vigil in observance of three-year-old Olvin Jahir Figueroa, who was tragically hit and killed by a motorist ne More...

Banksy Defaced In Woodside

The work of the mysterious graffiti artist, known only as Banksy, showed up last week on a random wall in Woodside on 38th Avenue, close to the overpass of the Long Island Rail Road. More...

Top U.S. Bank Changes Name To Santander

The Santander retail banking brand was launched in the United States on October 17, across the Northeast, to 1.7 million retail, commercial and small business customers. Sovereign Bank, a top 25 retail bank by deposits, was rebranded as Santander. More...

Astoria Center Of Israel Receives Grant For Restoration

On October 16, Astoria Center of Israel Rabbi Jonathan Pearl was joined by congregation leaders and representatives from the New York Landmarks Conservancy to celebrate the acceptance of a grant to help restore parts of the synagogue damaged by years More...

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