January 21, 2015 RSS feed / Features

Jamaica Bay Exhibit Comes To Resorts World

Hidden in Plain Sight: The Wonders of Jamaica Bay at Resrots World CasinoAn Exhibition of Photographs showcasing Jamaica Bay.January 27 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Liberty BarResorts World Casino, 1110-00 Rockaway Blvd. Jamaica More...

First 2015 Bicycle Fatality In LIC

A 36-year-old Bushwich man was killed on January 17 when his bicycle collided with a dump truck in Long Island City. Cops said Hoyt Jacobs was riding his bicycle at about 7:15 p.m. More...

Sex Perv Teacher Pleads Guilty

A former Queens gym teacher pleaded guilty last week to having sex with two students at her Ridegewood High School. Joy Morsi, 41, pleaded guilty in Queens Supreme Court on January 16 to one count each of rape and criminal sexual act charges for More...

Thousands Participate In Annual ‘No Pants Subway Ride’

The 14th annual “No Pants Subway Ride” event took place on January 11, when more than 4,000 people joined together to take a subway ride. They wore coats, boots, gloves, socks, and scarves. The only catch was…they were all pants-less. More...

Miller Honor Students

On January 9 Assemblymember Mike Miller (D-Woodhaven) visited the St. Thomas the Apostle School Catholic Academy located at 87-49 87th St. Woodhaven to recognize the school’s students of the month. More...

Stavroula Kotrotsios Sworn As Assistant District Attorney

“First say to yourself what would you be; and then do what you have to do”. Epictetus (C. 55 – C. 135) Greek Stoic Philosopher.  Youth is the power to make choices. It is a state of mind. More...

Constantinides’, Build Up NYC’s Learning Day

Hundreds gathered at P.S. More...

‘The Woodside Avenger’ Fights Graffiti With Beauty

Area resident John S. Colgan is fighting graffiti in his native Woodside, hydrant by hydrant, and from call box to call box.  More...

Dutch Kills Housing Boom Continues

Construction is underway for a nine-story mixed-use development in the Dutch Kills section of Long Island City.  Plans for the development call for 32 new residential units on 20,914 square feet of space on the parcel that runs between 23-18 41s More...

Kindergarten Registration Is Now Open

If you are a resident of the city and have a child born in 2010 it’s time to apply for kindergarten beginning September 2015. The application period is now open through February 13.  More...

A New Rizzo’s Pizza Opens In Manhattan

Rizzo’s Pizza, an Astoria landmark on Steinway Street, recently opened a new sitdown pizza restaurant and a separate take-out store at 17 Clinton Street in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. More...

Thalia Spanish Theatre Presents Tango 5 Senses

Thalia Spanish Theatre of Sunnyside presents Tango 5 Senses, with music composed, arranged and directed by Latin Grammy winner Raul Jaurena; produced, designed, and directed by Angel Gil Orrios.  Indulge in this performance and allow your senses More...

No Name Comedy/Variety Show Comes To QED Astoria

No Name Comedy Variety brings their multicultural mix of music, comedy and fun back to Queens on Saturday, January 31 for their second visit to Q.E.D. Astoria.  More...

Town Hall To Decide Jackson Heights Building’s Future

State Senator Jose Peralta arranged a Town Hall for a discussion about the future of the Bruson Building.  The Bruson Building in Jackson Heights suffered extensive damage from a multiple-alarm fire nearly a year ago.  Located on 37th Avenu More...

Katz Appoints Two To Queens Library Board Of Trustees

Borough President Melinda Katz announced her appointment of Adrienne Adams and Eli Shapiro, Ed.D, LCSW, to the Board of Trustees of the Queens Borough Public Library.  More...

Weprin Honors QCC Holocaust Center Interns

Councilmember Mark S. Weprin honored Queensborough Community College (QCC) students for completing the Holocaust Resource Center Internship Program.  More...

Katz To Review Year Of Accomplishments

Poised to deliver her first State of the Borough Address, Borough President Melinda Katz said, “I’m looking forward to it.”  Speaking at the January 13 meeting of the Queens Borough Cabinet, Katz anticipated her speech, to be g More...

Astoria Parking Lot To Get Residential Boost

A parking lot on 31st Street near Broadway in Astoria once owned by Oyster Bay Caterers, is about to undergo massive redevelopment.  The Astoria/31st Street LLC group recently acquired the 102,060-square-foot parcel at 31-51 31st Street for $17, More...

SFP’s Intel Science Talent Search Semifinalists

Two St. Francis Prep students have been named semifinalists in the Intel Science Talent Search. This is a profoundly singular honor, as each year, only 300 students are recognized nationwide. St. More...

Cops Continue Astoria Hammer-Slay Probe

Detectives in Astoria this week are continuing th3eir investigation into the murder of a 26-year-old attorney who was bludgeoned to death in his 21st Street apartment on January 12 – the first Queens homicide of 2015.  More...

No Pointz For New Towers?

The federal office of Boards and Trademarks has turned down a second application by developers Jerry and David Wolkoff to name their new Long Island City development “5 Pointz.” The developers are seeking o trademark the name “5 Pointz” – the mo More...

Spirit Of Burned Church Warms Worshippers

Parishioners at Our Lady of Sorrows R.C. More...

Garden School Wins Team Of Tournament Debate Award

On December 13, Garden School’s Debate Team, known as the Daniel Webster Society (DWS), competed against 23 other teams from six other schools in the Big Apple Division of the New York Debate League and won the School of the Tournament award. More...

Van Bramer Joins In Launch Of IDNYC

On January 12, New York City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer joined sponsor Councilmember Danny Dromm, Mayor Bill de Blasio, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and his colleagues to launch the nation’s largest municipal ID program – More...

Queens Chamber Of Commerce Holds Meeting On Cyber Crime

In mid-January, the Queens Chamber of Commerce’s Info Tech Committee invited speakers associated with the InfraGard Member Alliance to appear at QCC headquarters at the Bulova Center in East Elmhurst to cover the topic of cyber crime. More...

Sunnyside Chamber Holds First Meeting Of 2015

The first Sunnyside Chamber meeting of 2015 was well-attended and occurred January 14, following a year that marked a great change in the chamber’s way of life.  As 2014 began, the monthly meetings were held as usual on the second Tuesday at the More...

Brownfield Cleanup Program Public Notice

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received a Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) application from 21-25 31st Street LLC for a site known as 21-25 31st Street, site ID # C241167. More...

Armstrong House Museum Celebrates Black History

This February, in honor of Black History Month, Louis Armstrong House Museum welcomes visitors to explore how the improbable life of Louis Armstrong influenced world music and the Civil Rights movement. More...

Dutch Kills Holiday Inn Sold For $22M

The 12-story Holiday Inn Manhattan View Hotel located in Dutch Kills was recently acquired by U.S. Realty for $21.9 million. This is $37.1 million less than the original $59 million listed by owners in June 2014.  More...

Lucille Armstrong Takes Center Stage

Lady Armstrong, a stage play about the life of Lucille Armstrong, wife of Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong will debut on Saturday, March 7 and 14, at 7 p.m. More...

DQ Comes To Queens!

DQ has finally opened in Queens! This is amazing news, considering it is the first DQ to open in Queens. The home of the Blizzard, DQ Cakes and Orange Julius has opened at 37- 39 Junction Blvd. More...

Public Art: Billboard Installed On Greenpoint Avenue

14X48’s latest public art project, Keep Calm Billboard by artist Margeaux Walter is now on view in Sunnyside. More...

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Michael Perlman

This column was originated in July 2013 by Nicollette Barsamian  More...

Let The Sun Shine In

My scientific training tells me that the days are getting a little bit longer now. And I do believe that. But my spirits say it remains dark awfully long into the morning and the sun surely sets early in the afternoon.  More...

SSSQ Wins First Place In Israel Center’s Math Contest

Seventh grade students at Solomon Schechter School of Queens (SSSQ) won first place in the Virtual Mathematics Competition, a program sponsored by the Israel Center for Excellence through Education (E2K) and Excellence 2000.  More...

Parents, Students Hold Rally To Save Most Precious Blood

After learning that the doors of Most Precious Blood School would be closed at the end of this year, nearly 200 students and family members filled its auditorium for a town hall-style meeting with the school’s pastor Rev. More...

The Pulpit

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Queens’ First Poet Laureate To Celebrate 100th Birthday

For any immigrant who arrives in America, the future is full of hope, but a mystery. More...

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