April 15, 2015 RSS feed / Features

Local Matinecock Honored At Library Lecture

On April 6, Donna Barron held a Native American Lecture at the Douglaston-Little Neck Library.  The Shinnecock Nation, Unkechaug Nation, Montaukett Nation and Matinecock Nation gathered for the presentation which was standing room only. More...

Hero Cops Hailed In Bridge Rescue

Police officials and neighborhood residents are applauding a detective at the 108th Precinct Squad for “quick and decisive” actions that helped save the life of a woman who was threatening to jump from the Kosciuszko Bridge on April 6.The joint rescu More...

Fatal Astoria Shooting

A gunman wearing pink shoes shot and killed a 42-year-old man inside the Astoria Housing Project on Easter Sunday.Cops sad the gunman shot the victim once in the neck and once in the stomach at bout 5:20 p.m. More...

Sanitation Department's Iggy Terranova Comes To Dutch Kills Civic Association

The Dutch Kills Civic Association welcomed Iggy Terranova, public affairs representative for the Department of Sanitation, to its April meeting.  He had been invited to the March meeting but had to postpone the appearance.  The postponement More...

Fundraising For Douglaston-Little Neck Library

The Friends of the Douglaston-Little Neck Library, in partnership with Queens Library Foundation, has kicked off a campaign to raise funds for books and other library materials. More...

Cushman & Wakefield Sells Four Bldgs. In Ridgewood

Four contiguous mixed-use buildings, located at 56-48, 50, 52, and 54 Myrtle Avenue, between Hancock and Cornelia Streets in Ridgewood, were sold in an all-cash transaction valued at $6,750,000.   More...

Katz Throws First Pitch

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz sang the National Anthem and threw out the ceremonial first pitch during the Opening Day Ceremony for the Forest Hills Little League on Saturday, April 11. More...

Astoria Dance Center Brings Joy To Children With Cancer

Astoria Dance Centre has pledged their support for The Andréa Rizzo Foundation’s nationwide fundraising effort, Dance Across America, for the fifth year in a row. More...

St. Nicholas Church Holds Good Friday Procession

The Lamentations and Procession of the Epitaphios at St. Nicholas Church in Flushing, led by Rev. Protopresbyter Paul C. Palesty, Rev. Presbyter Aristidis Garinis, and Rev. Presbyter Joakim Valasiadis, was attended by thousands of parishioners. More...

United Community Civic Association Public Meeting

United Community Civic Association will be holding a Public Meeting, and all are welcome. It takes place on Thursday, April 16 at the Bulova Corporate Center.  The topic is “Law & Order, Disorder and Justice...Well Served?”  More...

Flyers Are Cleared For Take-Off

It’s been a while since the Aviation High School Boys Varsity Team has seen the playoffs in the PSAL A division – never, to be exact. However things have changed. More...

Queens Chamber’s Jack Friedman Passes Away At 55

The Queens Chamber of Commerce (QCC) mourns the loss of Executive Director Jack Friedman who passed away just days ahead of his 56th birthday.  His death on April 9 was unexpected.  More...

Astoria Burglary Spree

Police are searching for three suspects wanted in connection with 17 commercial burglaries in Queens, Brooklyn, and Manhattan, where they made off with a total of $35,000.  More...

Plea Deal Nixed In Astoria Park Murder

Queens prosecutors last week revoked a plea deal they had offered to a man charged with murdering a Croatian historian in Astoria Park. The Queens District Attorney’s office had offered the plea deal that would have put Alesander Bonich behind b More...

Monserrate Seeks Public Money To File Appeal

Disgraced state Sen. More...

FDNY: City Residences Must Have Working Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Following the recent, tragic deaths of four senior citizens who perished from high levels of carbon monoxide inside a Floral Park home, FDNY officials are again urging Queens residents to make sure they have installed a working carbon monoxide detect More...

Cops Hunt Bicycle Thieves

Police are searching for two suspects in connection with the theft of two bicycles from a Woodside home.Police last week released a surveillance photo of one of the brazen thieves (see photo) who along with an accomplice entered the home on 62nd Stre More...

CB 2 Holds City Services Meeting

A leading bar owner in Hunters Point wishes to open a restaurant a little more than a block from his current establishment.  That fact was enough to swell attendance last week at a meeting of Community Board 2’s city services and public safety c More...

LeFrak Unveils Newly Renovated Recreation Area

In an important LeFrak City milestone, the first phase of the residential community’s new outdoor amenities have been completely revamped and transformed into a dynamic recreation area. More...

Nolan Swears In Board, Officers Of Ridgewood Civic

Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan recently swore in the new Officers and Board of Directors of the Ridgewood Property Owners & Civic Association. More...

Book The Test, Save A Life

The Peter Latos Prostate Cancer Foundation presents One Simple Blood Test, a Free PSA Screening on May 9, at Cavo Lounge, 42-18 31st Ave., Astoria, from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.  More...

The Pulpit

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LIC & Astoria Have Worst Pollution In The Borough

BY RICHARD GENTILVISO  New Yorkers are breathing air dirty enough to increase their risk for stroke and the worst pollution in the borough is in Long Island City and Astoria.  More...

Local-Express

Blake Rice

Blake Winston Rice, 25, is a stand-up comedian, actor, and writer who lives in Astoria. He grew up in Moorestown, New Jersey where he attended Rowan University and graduated with a BA in Film and TV. More...

PlaNYC To Release Report On Future Goals

PlaNYC, the sustainability and resiliency blueprint for New York City, releases its latest update, the first under Mayor Bill de Blasio, next week on Earth Day, April 22.  More...

Manhole Explodes In Astoria

This manhole at 35th Avenue and 43rd Street in Astoria exploded on April 11 just after 6 o’clock in the evening. More...

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