April 22, 2015 RSS feed / Features

Weprin Introduces Bill To Legalize Youth Hostels

In 2014 cities like Washington, D.C., Boston, Miami and Chicago attracted hundreds of thousands of youth travelers.  Unfortunately for New York City, it is missing out on this tourism boom.  More...

Internet In Bloom For The Layperson

Who owns the Internet?  Whether it is our Federal government, such as our FCC (Federal Communications Commission) or the huge telecoms, such as Verizon, the telecommunications company that is challenging the FCC’s authority to regulate the deliv More...

Cops Hunt Two-Time Subway Flasher

Police are seeking help from the public to identify and locate a man wanted for exposing himself to two female Queens straphangers since February 14.Queens Transit police officials said the first incident occurred at about 5:50 a.m. More...

Cops Issue Reminder On Tougher Drunk Driving Law

State and city officials are reminding New York State motorists of a tough, new law that will put them behind bars if they drive drunk with children in the car.State law makes it a felony to drive drunk with children under age 15 in the car – and req More...

Constantinides Celebrates Library Day

Councilman Costa Constantinides (D-Astoria), Chair of the Council Sub-Committee on Libraries, celebrated the services the city’s libraries and staff provide at Queens Library’s Steinway branch. More...

Cardillo Remembered In Motorcycle Procession

It’s been 43 years since patrolman Phillip Cardillo of the 28th Precinct was murdered in a mosque up in Harlem. And his brothers in blue have never forgotten.  More...

Jackson Heights Resident Rescues Artist’s Work

For years, Elliot Bassman of Jackson Heights was known by almost everyone in town as the resident artist, whose works once hung in museums as far away as Alaska and Germany.  So it came as a shock when Bassman’s friend Armen Kojoyian disco More...

Long Island City Sees Boost In Subway Riders

The New York City subway is more popular than ever with several stops experiencing a tremendous increase in ridership. According to a recent report by the MTA, the Vernon Boulevard-Jackson Avenue stop on the No. More...

Kim Seeks Queens College, NYU Legislative Feedback

Returning to the district for a two-week break after voting for this year’s $150 billion state budget, Assemblyman Ron Kim took time to speak with future teachers and policymakers at Queens College (CUNY) and New York University.  More...

Five Questions to Ask Before Marriage

Marriage is a milestone in life; yet, many enter into the next phase without asking their spouse some vital questions about money. If you are among the soon-to-be wed, consider starting a conversation using the questions below. More...

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Stylianos Kalamaras

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

Operation ID Helps Prevent Theft Of Portable Electronics

On April 16, the United Community Civic Association (UCCA) and the 114th Precinct held a complimentary Operation ID event at the Bulova Corporate Center.  More...

NY Knicks Plant Trees In Alley Pond Park

NYC Parks and PwC teamed up with the New York Knicks on April 16 to plant 3,500 trees and 1,050 shrubs in Alley Pond Park. Attendees included NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. More...

Gyro World Holds Grand Opening Celebration

On Monday, April 20, Gyro World at 66-57 Fresh Pond Road in Ridgewood, had their formal, Grand Opening celebration and blessing. Thanasi Petridis and his family welcomed a packed house of friends, guests, neighbors, and dignitaries. More...

First Place Mets Remain Undefeated At Home With 7 To 1 Win Over Atlanta

The New York Mets remained undefeated at home with a 7-1 win over the second place Atlanta Braves on Tuesday, April 21 raising their record to 11-3, tops in the majors. More...

Hunt Senior Subway Perv

Police last week released a cell phone image (see photo) of a man who exposed himself to a female straphanger on March 20.Police said a straphanger managed to capture the image of the suspect on an iPhone and handed it over to police.  More...

Safety Tips For Outdoor BBQ

Last weekend’s warmer weather prompted many Queens families to light up the backyard barbecue in anticipation of spring flings and the start of summer.The month of May arrives in just two weeks and, unfortunately, May accounts for 13 per cent of all More...

Middle Village Man Found Dead In Car

Police are seeking help from the public in their investigation in the death of a man found inside a parked car in Middle Village.Cops said the body of James Hanrahan, 25, was found inside his car parked near his home on 77th Street at about 8:50 a.m. More...

Big Changes To City Air Code

City lawmakers last week passed a bill calling for the first major changes to the city’s air code since 1970.The measure, passed by the City Council on April 16, will ban the use of new wood burning stoves and fireplaces in New York City and will req More...

SHAREing & CAREing’s “Roaring ‘20s” Fundraiser

Ed and Pat Babor, in conjunction with Manducatis Rustica restaurant, hosted a “Roaring ‘20s” fundraiser on the evening of Wednesday, April 15, to raise funds for their grassroots no More...

Rozic Welcomes Ambassador Takahashi To Flushing

On April 16, Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (D,WF-Fresh Meadows) and Queens College President Félix V. More...

The Armenian Genocide 100 Years Later

Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives (KHRCA) is holding a panel discussion, “How Do We Remember? More...

PS 209, QSAC Raise Awareness And Funds For Autism

April is Autism Awareness Month, and Councilman Paul Vallone took part in P.S. 209 / Clearview Gardens School's Autism Awareness Walk and QSAC Fundraiser on April 17. More...

Note to Brides and Grooms: Don't Forget to Buy Each Other a Present

If you're reading this story, you're probably one of the approximately 825,000 couples who've just gotten engaged since Thanksgiving and are now planning your wedding. More...

Independent Bookstore Day NYC At Astoria Bookshop

Book lovers and bookstore fans will want to mark Saturday, May 2 on their calendar, as the first annual nationwide Independent Bookstore Day takes place in bookstores throughout New York City and across the country. More...

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Braunstein Presents Resolution To Holy Cross Coach

On April 16 Assemblyman Edward C. More...

Teens Busted In Pavilion Break- In

Parks Enforcement Patrol officers nabbed four thrill- seeking teenagers on April 19 after they broke into the observation tower at the New York State Pavilion in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.  Parks officials said the teens climbed up 60 feet i More...

Touring Newtown Creek On Earth Day

The Greater Astoria Historical Society (GAHS) held a walking tour of Newtown Creek on April 18 in honor of Earth Day. More...

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