January 22, 2014 RSS feed / Features

Youngsters Scout 114th Police Precinct

Police officials at the 114th Police Precinct last week welcomed members of local Boy Scout Pack 90 to the Astoria Boulevard stationhouse, where the youngsters were given a tour of holding cells and an NYPD van – along with instructions on what they More...

QCA To Hold Artists Meet And Greet

Queens Council on the Arts will be hosting an Open House to celebrate the 2014 Queens Arts Fund (QAF) and Seniors Partnering with Artists Citywide (SPARC). QCA supports the creative contributions of the borough’s creative citizens. More...

Dromm Celebrates MLK at Elmhurst Hospital Center

About 80 members of the Elmhurst Hospital Center staff attended the annual event honoring the life and legacy of Dr. More...

Rockaway Ferry Service To Remain Operational

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that  ferry service for the Rockaways will remain in place. The rate will be raised to $3.50 during a three-to-six month extension, while the city releases a Request for Proposal (RFP) for permanent service. More...

Katz Visits 112th Precinct Community Council

The 112th Precinct Community Council met on January 15 in Forest Hills. The guest speaker was Queens Borough President Melinda Katz More...

Pogoni Is Stimulus Of Artist’s Paintings

Pogoni Is Stimulus of Artist’s PaintingsBy Catherine Tsounis  More...

Mayor Announces Plan To Reduce Pedestrian Traffic Deaths

Mayor Bill De Blasio and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton stood at one of Queens deadliest intersections on January 15, surrounded by the parents of children killed in traffic accidents, and announced a series of initiatives that are being put into p More...

Melrose Ballroom Joins LIC Culture Stage

The stage is set at the Melrose Ballroom for some of the best entertainment this side of Manhattan.  Owners last month opened the doors to the entertainment complex at 36-08 33rd Street in Long Island City, for a series of premiere events l More...

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Kim Parshley

An entrepreneur who was inspired to put people together with a family of their choice, one member at a time, Kim Parshley is the founder of Chooseafamily.com. More...

Most Precious Blood School: Shaping The Next Generation

Are you looking for a stimulating academic environment that can guide your child from pre-K through junior high school?  Most Precious Blood School (MPB) can meet these needs and much more. More...

Radbill Named Chief Medical Officer At Mt. Sinai Queens

Brian Radbill, MD, FACP, a 15-year veteran of the Mount Sinai Health System, has been named chief medical officer and vice president of Medical Affairs for Mount Sinai Queens. More...

Art In The Garden: Alan Richards’ Get The Picture?

Queens Botanical Garden is pleased to announce the opening of Alan Richards’ exhibit, Get The Picture? on Tuesday, February 4, in the Gallery of the Visitor & Administration Building.  More...

Gianaris Supports De Blasio’s Vision Zero Efforts

At P.S. 152, surrounded by elected leaders, community activists and the families of deadly car crash victims, Mayor Bill de Blasio laid out a plan on January 15 to make our streets safer. More...

CDEC 30 Honors Dromm

Community District Education Council 30 honored Councilmember Daniel Dromm and held a special election at its first calendar meeting of the New Year.  CDEC 30 member Jeffrey Guyton presented Dromm with a plaque for exemplary service to the commu More...

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Mets Fans Hold First Ever Queens Baseball Convention

It was a day to meet the Mets…and their fans too. Breaking up the monotony of the offseason, hundreds of the Mets faithful came to Citi Field for the first ever Queens Baseball Convention (QBC) on January 18 at McFadden’s.  More...

Legislators Congratulate P.S. 46 On Blue Ribbon Award

State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Flushing) joined Congressmember Grace Meng (D-Queens), Assemblymember Nily Rozic (D-Oakland Gardens), Councilmember Mark Weprin (D-Oakland Gardens) and City Comptroller Scott Stringer at a ceremony at P.S. More...

Brown: Two Sentenced In Internet Child Porn Cases

Queens District Attorney Richard A. More...

Miller Honors Students Of The Month At P.S. 97

On January 15 Assemblymember Michael Miller (D-Woodhaven) visited P.S. 97, located at 85-52 85th St., Woodhaven, to hand out Student of the Month Certificates to students that were chosen by their teachers to be this month’s overall best students.  More...

Van Bramer Protests Latest MTA Shutdown Plan

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced it intends to suspend service on the No. More...

Northeast Queens Republican Club Installs Officers

Councilmember Eric Ulrich, Congressmember Bob Turner and 2014 Congressional candidate Stephen Labate participated in the Northeast Queens Republican Club’s installation of the 2014 officers and Board of Governors on January 12 at the Clearview Golf C More...

Sunnyside Chamber Holds First Meeting Of ‘14

The main speaker at the first Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce luncheon of 2014 was to be Commander Captain Brian Hennessy of the 108th Precinct, but he was called away to an anti-terrorism meeting.  Taking his place was Officer Luis Diaz, who read More...

Queens Cops Join State Police In Seat Belt Enforcement

Buckle up, or pay up. That’s a message police are sending to motorists and passengers throughout New York State who fail to use seat belts.   More...

Teen’s Disappearance Prompted Safety Review, Tracking System

The tragic disappearance of Avonte Oquendo prompted federal and city officials to propose new measures to protect autistic children and a new system of security for at-need students in city schools.. More...

Cops Hunt Steinway Street Burglar

Police officials last week released a surveillance photo (see photo) of a man wanted in connection with a break-in/robbery at a Steinway Street restaurant.  Cops said the suspect used the main entrance to break into the Riko Peruvian Cuisin More...

Constantinides, Others Demand Traffic Safety On 21st

Councilmember Costa Constantinides (D-Astoria) called for better traffic and pedestrian safety on 21st Street, one of the most frequently used thoroughfares in Astoria.  More...

Katz Holds First Bor o Cab Meeting

Two weeks into the New Year and five days after her inauguration, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz was upbeat.  “I’m excited and I think this is going to be an exciting administration,” she said.  More...

Mount Sinai Queens Names New Orthopaedics Chief

Edward C. Yang, MD, has been named chief of orthopaedics at Mount Sinai Queens. Dr. More...

New Book Offers Colorful History Of 1964 World’s Fair

Just in time for its 50th anniversary, Arcadia Publishing is launching its new line of history books, Images of Modern America, in full color with the release of The 1964- 1965 New York World’s Fair. More...

Van Bramer, Katz Rally Against 7 Train Disruptions

On January 17, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer was joined by Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, Councilmembers Danny Dromm, Costa Constantinides and Peter Koo and state Senator Michael Gianaris, business owners, and cultural and community leaders More...

Nolan Urges Cuomo To Increase School Aid In Budget

Assemblymember Catherine Nolan along with 83 of her colleagues in the Assembly and state senate released a letter calling on Governor Cuomo to increase school aid by $1.9 billion as he gets ready to present his 2014 Executive Budget.  More...

The End Closes In On Willets Point

After eight decades, nine mayors, 14 presidents, a World War and two World’s Fairs the anomaly known as the “Iron Triangle” is in its final days.  More...

Ferreras Welcomes Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito

Last week, Councilmember Julissa Ferreras and her colleagues in the City Council had the opportunity to elect a new speaker.  Together, they voted in favor of electing Melissa Mark-Viverito, who has made history as the first-ever speaker of colo More...

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