August 27, 2014 RSS feed / Features

Markowitz Meets And Seats Katz At London Lennie’s

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz was Marty Markowitz’ first guest of the evening on August 22, when the former Brooklyn borough president  made an appearance as a guest maître d’ at London Lennie’s. More...

Constantinides, Vallone Intro Gun Registry Legislation

Councilmember Costa Constantinides (D-Astoria) announced on August 21 the introduction of legislation guaranteeing community access and mandating a community notification requirement within the city’s gun offender registry. More...

Weprin Celebrates Junior Tennis

Councilmember Mark Weprin joined the New York Junior Tennis League (NYJTL) at P.S. 205, the Alexander Graham Bell School, to celebrate another successful season he funded. More...

Farina Looks Forward To New School Year

With the new school year rapidly approaching, Chancellor Carmen Farina is looking forward. More...

Protect Your Car

Assemblymember Aravella Simotas and the 114th Police Precinct are hosting a free Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) etching event on September 14. More...

Vallo Transportation Sponsors Literacy Programs

Vallo Transportation, an independent school bus transportation company located in Queens, recently sponsored two unique literacy programs designed specifically for children in Queens. More...

Launch Queens’ First Bike-Friendly Business District

On August 23, New York City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer was joined by Transportation Alternatives (TA), Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District Executive Director Rachel Thieme, local business owners and over 50 cyclists and pedes More...

Kiosk Serves Tennis Tourists

Whether they come from Argentina, England or Manhattan, tennis fans from all over the world will know more about Queens from August 25 through September 8. More...

The Haymarket Martyrs

The Martyrs' Monument by sculptor, Albert Weinert, takes its inspiration from "La Marseillaise", the national anthem of France. It was a favorite of Albert Parsons and he sang it in his cell just prior to his trip to the gallows. More...

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Richard S. Khuzami

Richard S. Khuzami, both in his role as musician and producer, has worked to produce and promote the finest in artistic achievement in World Music, with a special emphasis on the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East. More...

New Mediterranean Restaurant Coming To Astoria

Photo Laura Laucella Brousko, a new Mediterranean restaurant will be opening at 41-15 34th Ave., in Astoria. The location is famous for being featured in many episodes of The Sopranos. More...

Oceania Street Festival

On Saturday, September 6, Oceania Street in Bayside (on the corner of Horace Harding Expressway), will be transformed into a street festival – complete with ethnic food, live entertainment, vendors and games and rides for the children. More...

Trinity Lutheran Sunday School To Resume

Trinity Lutheran Church Sunday School is starting on September 7. Children up through seventh grade are welcome to be a part of this. An adult should accompany younger children. More...

Addabbo Hosts Vets BBQ

“Last weekend I had the honor to host my annual barbecue for our veterans. Men and women from some of history’s biggest military conflicts – World War II, Korea, Vietnam – came to enjoy each other and the afternoon. More...

Katz Appoints New Queens Library Board Member

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz has announced her appointment of Robert Santos to the Board of Trustees of the Queens Library. More...

USTA Supports Tennis Stars Of The Future

On August 23, tennis legend James Blake and current players Sloane Stephens, Jack Sock and Monica Puig, joined American Express and the USTA at Arthur Ashe stadium to bring some philanthropic fun to the American Express Fan Experience Fan Court as pa More...

Live Jazz And Poetry At Flushing House

Live Jazz will be heard throughout the evening on Friday, September 12, as a group of legendary musicians bring their love and concern for the elderly to new heights on a rooftop concert dinner-dance benefit for Flushing House. More...

Quontic Reaches Out To Community Children

Quontic Bank partnered with The Minor Miracles Foundation to provide free financial literacy courses to children from low income housing. More...

Astoria Bookshop To Celebrate First Birthday

The dog days of August are upon us, but it’s still an exciting month at the Astoria Bookshop. There are many new books on their shelves, with more arriving every week. On August 21 they celebrated their first birthday. More...

St. Michael’s Remember Me Run Honors First Responders

The annual Remember Me Run at St. Michael’s Cemetery will be taking place just before fall begins, on Saturday, September 13 at 3 p.m. There is a $25 registration fee for participants. The registration begins at 10 a.m. More...

The Life Of Brazil’s ‘Garrincha’ Told In Pictures

He was arguably the greatest professional soccer player who ever lived. And you’ve probably never even heard about him. Until now. Dominique Beaucant, a Woodside resident, has written the definitive account about Manuel Francisco dos Santos. More...

The Origins Of Labor Day

TLabor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. More...

American Labor Leader Samuel Gompers

Samuel Gompers, an English-born American cigar maker became a labor union leader and a key figure in American labor history. More...

Astoria Eats On Labor Day

New York City-based event management firm, CPIgroup, in conjunction with Clearview Productions, present Astoria Eats, an event where commerce meets cuisine. More...

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149th Street Bridge On Schedule For Re-Opening

State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (DFlushing) and Councilmember Peter Koo (D-Flushing) met with Department of Transportation Queens Borough Commissioner Dalila Hall at the 149th Street Bridge for a site visit to discuss the project’s progress. More...

Delectable, Healthy Fresk’o

Fresk’o, which means “fresh” in Greek, is the perfect name for this new yogurt shop that opened in Astoria at a prime location on June 1. More...

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