March 18, 2015 RSS feed / Features

An Interview With Harvey Weinstein

Johanna Bennett’s and Mandy Ward’s third annual celebration of first time filmmakers concluded on March 9 with a tribute to no one other than Harvey Weinstein. More...

Pilots Repot Braking Problems In LaG Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has not yet determined what caused the crash of a Delta jet at LaGuardia Airport on March 5, but the agency last week released details from interviews with the crew on board Flight 1086 that seems to po More...

Feds: Corona Family Served-Up A Slice & Coke

Federal agents busted the mob-connected owners of a Corona pizzeria last week on charges of running a massive cocaine operation that imported 55 kilos of cocaine in a shipment of vegetables, authorities said.Gregorio and Eleonora Giglioti and their s More...

NYPD Hero Visits St. John’s Prep High School

Steven McDonald, a former detective with the NYPD who was seriously wounded in 1986, visited St. John’s Prep in Astoria to spread his message of faith.McDonald was shot on July 12, 1986 while on patrol in Central Park. More...

Lanes To Close On Jackie Robinson Parkway

The New York City Department of Transportation will commence staging for the protective coating of the Myrtle Avenue Bridge over the Jackie Robinson Parkway near 88th Street on or about March 19. More...

Accident In The Morning Rush Hour

Friday, March 13 proved to be an unlucky day for several cars traveling eastbound on the Grand Central Parkway service road, between 135th and 137th Streets. More...

Attempted Murder Labeled A Hate Crime

Queens detectives are seeking help from the public to identify and locate a suspect who slashed the throat of a 24-year-old Ridgewood man on March 12 as he was walking with his girlfriend on Seneca Avenue at about 2:20 a.m. on Thursday morning. More...

In Celebration Of Greek Independence

On March 13, Greek Independence Day was celebrated at the Archdiocesan Hellenic Cultural Center in Astoria.  The festivities began with the singing of the Greek and American national anthems by Christos Alexandrou. More...

The Role Of Bone Grafts In Dental Implant Procedures

Dental bone grafts are a common procedure performed to increase bone density in areas of the mouth where dental implants are desired. More...

Simotas Honored By WIN

Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas was honored by the Pancyprian Women’s Issues Network (WIN) as its Woman of the Year in a dinnerdance held at Terrace on the Park on March 7, one day before Women’s International Day.  More...

Townsend Harris HS Receives Most Applications In City

With 5,540 applicants, Townsend Harris High School in Flushing was number one on the list of 20 high schools that received the most applications this year, according to the Department of Education. More...

Sussex Bank Holds Grand Opening Celebration

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Elvis Lives! In Astoria

On Thursday, March 26, Gaudio’s Ristorante will present the one, the only…Elvis! (played by Gregg Peters). The proceeds from the event will benefit the WSPA for Animals Fund. More...

Easter Bunny Springs Up At Atlas Park

Spring’s approach has got everyone hopping, especially the Easter Bunny! The Shops at Atlas Park welcomes the community as the world’s most famous rabbit makes his official appearance.   More...

Van Praagh Coming To QPAC

It’s a special homecoming for the mesmerizing spiritual medium, James Van Praagh, who will return home to Queens for an “Evening of Spirit” at the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC) on Saturday, March 21 at 8:00 p.m.  More...

The Pulpit

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Community Board 1 Meets For March

The March Community Board 1 cabinet meeting looked forward to such matters as summer youth employment but could not escape this winter’s problems still confronting all those who wished them gone. More...

Dutch Kills Meets For March

The Dutch Kills Civic association was supposed to hear from Iggy Terranova, community affairs officer for the Department of Sanitation, at its March meeting.  He had to call it off at the last minute, promising to appear in April.  Also on More...

NYPD To Homeowners: Beware Springtime Repair Scammers

Police in western Queens are reaching out to homeowners in the area, warning them to remain alert to a team of con artists who pose as home repair contractors each springtime to steal their cash.Cops believe the fake contractors are members of the in More...

Subway Pusher Pleads Guilty; Says Victim Is ‘Reincarnated’

The deranged Queens woman who shoved a man o his death in front of a No. 7 train in December 2012 pleaded guilty on March 13 to manslaughter in a plea deal with Queens prosecutors. More...

Addabbo, Senate Honor ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Creator

State Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr. was honored to meet and speak with Patrick Quinn, the co-creator of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and a former Howard Beach resident. More...

Goldfeder, Ulrich Honor Vietnam Vet After 47-Year Delay

Assemblymember Phil Goldfeder and Councilman Eric Ulrich held a ceremony at American Legion Post 632 in Ozone Park to present medals to local resident and Vietnam veteran Sgt. John Chichester. Sgt. More...

Miller Recognizes Students Of The Month At St. Thomas

On March 13 Assemblyman Miller (D-Woodhaven), visited St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Academy located at 87-49 87th St. Woodhaven, to recognize the Students of the Month. More...

Internet In Bloom For The Layperson

Recently, I went to www.nielsen.com, a media rating site reviewed previously here in Internet in Bloom, and noticed the top five of Nielsen’s Top 10 DVD and Blu-ray Disc titles were all sequels. More...

Historic House For Sale In Broadway-Flushing

A home in Broadway-Flushing and the real estate company selling it will be leaving their mark on local history. Selling the home is Amorelli Realty. More...

City Addresses Affordable Senior Housing

Affordable housing was a primary focus of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s State of the City address and was an important topic again this month at the Queens Borough Cabinet.  LiveOn NY, a senior coalition, provided an update on affordable senior h More...

Saint Demetrios’ ‘Famous Faces in History’ Exhibit

A tradition that began in 2004 continues at Saint Demetrios School, as the students of the fifh grade presented their “Famous Faces in History” exhibit at the Patrides Cultural Center on March 13.  More...

Sussex Bank Opens In Astoria

Sussex Bank held the grand opening of its first location in New York City on March 14 in Astoria. More...

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Dong-Hyun Kim

Because of his determination, talent and passion for music, the young Korean-born conductor, Dong-Hyun Kim founded Flushing’s Queensboro Symphony Orchestra and is currently their Music Director and Conductor. More...

Katz Announces Open Call For Next Poet Laureate

Borough President Melinda Katz, in partnership with Queens College and Queens Library, has launched an open call for applications for the next Queens Poet Laureate, a prestigious threeyear position charged with promoting a love of poetry and literacy More...

Katz Guest At Art Exhibit

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz was the guest speaker at the opening night reception on March 6 for the Southern Queens Park Association and the Southeast Camera Club’s 13th Annual Art Ex More...

Braunstein Announces Judicial District’s New Regent

On March 10, Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) announced the selection of Little Neck resident Judith Chin as the new Regent representing Queens.  More...

St. Francis of Assisi Celebrates Girl Scout Sunday

On Sunday, March 8, the St. Francis of Assisi Girl Scouts from Astoria celebrated Girl Scout Sunday at the 9:30 a.m. Mass lead by Pastor, Msgr. Ralph J. Maresca. More...

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