February 5, 2014 RSS feed / Features

Historic Queens Hospital Center Endangered

The historic ‘T’ Building on the Queens Hospital Center campus, which was determined eligible for the prestigious National Register of Historic Places is threatened with demolition. More...

QCA Announces QAF And SPARC Recipients

Queens Council on the Arts (QCA) announced the 2014 Queens Arts Fund (QAF) and Seniors Partnering with Artists Citywide (SPARC) recipients.Queens Council on the Arts hosted an Open House on January 29 to celebrate the 2014 QAF and SPARC recipients. More...

Miller Meets With SAFE

On January 26, Assemblymember Mike Miller, the Sikh Cultural Society and South Asians For Empowerment (SAFE) hosted a town hall meeting at the Sikh Cultural Society located at 95-30 118th St. More...

Stavisky Welcomes Councilmembers In Albany

State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Flushing) welcomed a delegation of City Councilmembers to her office in Albany to discuss collaboration between the city and the state on issues such as taxation, universal pre-K and the minimum wage. More...

Ketchup With You Soon

A Queens native, Amanda Vazquez has spent the past six months touring the country, in an Oscar Mayer Wienermobile, which she has brought home in the midst of a one-year road trip. More...

Valentines For Veterans

The United War Veterans Council (UWVC) – producers of the New York City Veterans’ Day Parade – has launched its annual Valentine’s Day Caravan, calling on New Yorkers to open up their hearts and show some love to those who have served and are serving More...

LAGCC Celebrates Black History Month With Exhibition

In celebration of Black History Month, LaGuardia Community College will be hosting its annual African Heritage event featuring a faculty and student art exhibition. More...

LICArtists Member To Exhibit Duality

Atlantic Gallery announced the opening of Duality – a show of recent work by LICArtists member, Max Tzinman.This show by Tzinman, whose studio is in Long Island City, explores the drama of the duality within us all, and its link to the mindless escap More...

Goldfeder Helps Businesses Struggling After Sandy

Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder (r.) met with Krzysztof Sadlej (l.), executive director of Beach 116th Street Partnership, to discuss ways to strengthen small businesses that are still struggling to recover in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. More...

Medicare Is The Best Care If You Are Age 65 Or Older

If you are age 65 or older and haven’t signed up for Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance), now is the time to consider doing so. The general enrollment period for Medicare Part B runs from January 1 through March 31 each year. More...

FBI, Cops Hunt Armed Stickup Trio

The FBI last week released chilling surveillance photos of three violent gunmen who pulled off an ambush robbery outside an Elmhurst bank on January 31.Surveillance photos released by the FBI show an armored car guard leaving a branch of the HSBC Ban More...

NYPD: Beware Western Queens Energy-Save Scammers

NYPD Crime Prevention officers are warning western Queens residents to beware a team of con artists who are going door-to-door with a scam that promises lower energy bills.   More...

Queens HS Principal Fined For Flings

A Queens high school principal found himself in trouble recently after city officials discovered he traveled overseas on a series of vacations bankrolled by an unidentified school aide.  The city’s Conflict of Interest Board last week slapp More...

Willets Point Businesses Race To Relocate

Dozens of Willets Point business owners raced against the clock last week to find a new base of operation in tine to receive a buyout from the city worth six months rent.   More...

2014 Hermes Expo International Expo Putting Heart And Soul To Mission

 “In Hospitality, the chief thing is the good will,”- Greek proverb. Hospitality was from God to the Ancient Greeks. The host was expected to make sure the needs of his guests were satisfied. More...

Crowley Hosts Angel Founder For State Of The Union

On January 28, Congressmember Joseph Crowley (D-Queens, The Bronx), vice chair of the House Democratic Caucus, was joined by Jorge Muñoz, founder of the nonprofit organization, An Angel in Queens, as his special guest for President Obama’s Stat More...

Katz’ Vision For Economic Growth

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz shared her vision on how to promote economic growth in Queens before an audience of small business owners and economic development leaders who attended her “Queens Small Business Meet and Greet” on Ja More...

Crystal Windows Executives Expand Corporate Roles

Crystal Window & Door Systems announced that Steve Chen, the company’s executive vice president, assumed the title of chief operating officer (COO), on February 1. More...

Vallone Appoints Community & Cultural Affairs Liaisons

On January 27, Councilmember Paul Vallone announced the appointment of his initial Community & Cultural Affairs liaisons who will be working hand in hand with his office. More...

Lights, Camera, Astoria Highlights Filmmaking In Queens

Gloria Swanson, star of the silent screen and famous for such classics as Sunset Boulevard, said of making movies in Queens in her autobiography, Swanson On Swanson, “Every day we drove across the Queensboro Bridge to the new studio in Astoria More...

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Astoria School Symposium Held At Astoria Lutheran

Catholic Charities Brooklyn and Queens Latino Success Through Education Program (S.T.E.P.), the Holistic Moms Network Queens Chapter and several local businesses sponsored the third annual Astoria School Symposium at Astoria Lutheran School on Februa More...

YouTube Video Celebrates History Of Queens

Fred R. Cantor, co-author of the book, Images of America: Fresh Meadows has helped create a popular YouTube video that features incredible vintage photographs of Queens. More...

Ridgewood Dems Hold Annual Membership Brunch

The Ridgewood Democratic Club held its Annual Membership Brunch with Councilmember Antonio Reynoso as the keynote speaker. More...

Katz To Swear In New QCA Board Members

Today in Astoria, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz will install Victoria Schneps, president and chief executive officer, Schneps Communications, Armando Soto, Business Development associate, Yenni Capital and Maria Odysseos, assistant vice presi More...

Queens Center For Progress Holds Fine Food Fundraiser

On January 28, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz (second from l.) spoke at the “Evening of Fine Food” fundraiser, held on behalf of the Queens Center for Progress, which provides vital services to people with developmental disabilities. More...

Nolan Attends Growing Up Green School Breakfast

Assemblymember Catherine Nolan recently attended a breakfast celebration sponsored by Growing Up Green Charter School.  The school’s application to expand into a middle school, which Nolan was pleased to advocate for, was recently approved.  More...

Passport To Korea Launched

School officials, parents, students and community leaders launched a new program, “Passport to Korea”, which will provide an opportunity for children from low-income neighborhoods in The Bronx and Queens to explore the culture of Korea. More...

NYHQ Celerates Lunar New Year Baby

New York Hospital Queens (NYHQ) celebrated the Lunar New Year by welcoming a baby girl, Meiomi, born there at the start of the Year of the Horse. Meiomi was born at 12:39 a.m. More...

Internet In Bloom For The Layperson

I stayed up late texting and sharing pictures with a friend I met on www.OKCupid.com, a free dating Web site, or talking with a group of like-minded individuals I discovered through an event advertised on www.meetup.com, to help me find better employ More...

QCH Spring Event To Honor Katz, Hennessy

Queens Community House (QCH) announced their 2014 Spring Event, to take place on April 1 at the West Side Tennis Club, where they will recognize Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and honor Community Board 6 Chair Joseph Hennessy. More...

Urban Upbound, Officials: Free Tax Prep, Refunds

Elected officials, community partners and residents from Western Queens joined Urban Upbound on January 31 to recognize Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Awareness Day and encourage New Yorkers to use free tax prep sites to file their taxes. More...

Crowley Honored For His Work On Behalf Of Indian American Community

On Thursday, January 30, Congressmember Joe Crowley, Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus, was honored by the Jackson Heights and broader Queens Indian American community for his efforts on behalf of Sikh Americans and the greater Indian American comm More...

New Video Bolsters Avonte Family Lawsuit

The disappearance of autistic teenager Avonte Oquendo sparked one of the most massive searches in the history of New York City, sending hundreds of NYPD officers and volunteers from all five boroughs out on the streets, into the subway system, checki More...

Cops Hunt Local Utility Worker Impersonators

Police officials are urging Queens residents to stay alert to prevent becoming a victim of thieves who impersonate utility workers.  Police last week offered a list of tips that can be used by the public to avoid being targeted by a pair of More...

Queens Man Charged In Fake Super Bowl Ticket Scheme

A 43-year-old Queens man was one of two suspects arrested last week for selling counterfeit Super Bowl tickets, along with counterfeit tickets to National Football League playoff games and tickets to a number of Super Bowl events that were held throu More...

Fatalities, Avonte Discussed At 108th Precinct

             By late January, when the month’s 108th Police Precinct Community Council meeting was held at the Sunnyside Community Services center, Patrol Officer Vania Lauren had already ma More...

Simotas Named Chair Of Task Force On Women’s Issues

On January 28, Assemblymember Aravella Simotas was named chair of the Assembly’s Task Force on Women’s Issues.  More...

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Donna Finn

Donna Finn has been principal of Frank Sinatra School of the Arts since September, 2004. She began her career as a fine arts teacher at John Bowne H.S. in September, 1992 and also served there as a dean and conflict resolution specialist. More...

Crime Down In The 114th

Snow and sub-freezing temperatures forced cancellations of the monthly meetings for both Community Board 1 (CB 1) and the 114th Precinct Community Council.  More...

Presidents’ Day Interactive Coming To Flushing House

Flushing House has announced they will present the “Presidents’ Day Interactive Performance” on Saturday, February 22, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., in their Rooftop Atrium. More...

Supporters Thank Vallone For Years Of Service At Birthday Party

Former Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr., held a special birthday party at Sweet Spot on 31st Street, between 22nd Avenue and Ditmars Boulevard in Astoria. More...

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Mount Sinai Queens To Host ‘Go Red For Women’

As part of the national “Go Red for Women” campaign, Mount Sinai Queens offers medical experts from its Emergency Medicine Department, along with experts from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Visiting Nurse Service of N More...

Stavisky, Queensborough Community Go Green

Rosemary Zins, vice president for Advancement at Queensborough Community College, presented state Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Flushing) with a poster designed by Queensborough Community College stud More...

‘Forgotten Queens’, Lecture On Roosevelt Island

In the early years of the 20th century, Queens County underwent an enormous transformation. The Queensboro Bridge of 1909 forever changed the landscape of this primarily rural area into the urban metropolis it is today. More...

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