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Lo Bianco Brings The Little Flower To LAGCC

Actor Tony Lo Bianco brought The Little Flower, his one-man play about the late New York City Mayor Fiorello La Guardia, home to the college that bears La Guardia’s name last week with a mesmerizing performance in the school’s Little Theater. More...

Goldfeder Honors Rockaway FDNY Hero At State Capitol

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder took to the floor of the New York State Assembly to pay tribute to the men and women of the FDNY during a visit by firefighters to the State Capitol. More...

Cops: Beware ‘FBI Computer Virus Scam

NYPD officials are warning Queens residents to beware an “FBI” computer virus scam, a form of ransomware or mailware that has the ability to infect Windows and Mac operating systems.Police said the “FBI” virus locks computer screens and browsers and More...

Koscuiszko Bridge Jumper Rescuers Honored

The 108th Police Precinct Community Council meeting for April was an exceptional occasion.  The chief cadre of Patrol Borough Queens North, City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer and several others were present to recognize four officers who had perfo More...

Americare Leads "Major It" Conference To Inform Home Care Leaders On Industry Trends

Americare, a leading home health service provider led a major IT conference on Wednesday, with over 180 participants from across the country in attendance at the LaGuardia Marriott Conference Center. More...

Rozic Recognizes Armenian Genocide 100th Anniversary

On the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (D,WF-Fresh Meadows) spoke at the Armenian Church of the Holy Martyrs’ remembrance service. More...

Astoria Restoration Association Offers Help With SCRIE

Seniors or people on Disability who live in rent stabilized or rent controlled apartments can stop their rent from increasing by applying for the SCRIE or DRIE program. More...

Maloney Takes New Command

Deputy Inspector Kevin Maloney is the new Executive Officer of the Force Investigation Unit, a ground-up NYPD initiative tasked with investigating all shooting incidents involving police officers.  More...

Latos Prostate Cancer Foundation To Host Second Gala

The Peter Latos Prostate Cancer Foundation is holding the Second Annual Gala honoring Dr. David B. Samadi on Thursday, June 11, at Crest Hollow Country Club, located at 8325 Jericho Turnpike, in Woodbury. More...

Vallone Commemorates Armenian Genocide

Councilman Paul Vallone commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide at the Armenian Church of the Holy Martyrs and the Armenian Genocide Commemoration in Times Square. More...

Tour Of Bayside Visits Many Historic Sites

The history of Bayside was explored with a walking tour on May 2, which took guests on a two-hour jaunt up and down the Bell Boulevard corridor. Hosted by historian Jason D. More...

Cuomo: Free English Language Training Via Cells

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the launch of a pilot program to provide free Englishlanguage training via mobile phones to immigrants across New York state who may lack regular access to a classroom, a computer or the internet. More...

Mother’s Day Tribute: Wish She Were Here

(Walter Kaner wrote the following tribute to his mother, which we reprinted each Mother's Day. More...

APAC Artistic Director Bondarin Scores Hit With Merrily

The Artistic Director of Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) Dev Bondarin, has big shoes to fill, having taken on the first musical of her tenure at the organization since Tom Wojtunik stepped down from the post a year ago. More...

City Council Passes First- Ever Cultural Plan

On April 28, the City Council unanimously passed Introduction 419 which will initiate – for the first time in the City of New York – the development of a comprehensive Cultural Plan. More...

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Katz Honors Firefighters

Borough President Melinda Katz attended the open house in the Elmhurst firehouse of Engine 287 and Ladder 136 on May 2. The event was part of the celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the FDNY. More...

Van Bramer Thanks Volunteers During It’s My Park Day

On May 2, City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer visited Gantry Plaza State Park in Long Island City to thank volunteers for their dedication and community service during It’s My Park Day. More...

$2G For N Train Child Perv

Investigators last week released a sketch (see sketch) of a man who allegedly fondled a 12-year-old boy on an Astoria-bound N train.Cops said the boy was riding on the train at about 3:50 p.m. More...

Cops Offer Safety Tips For Runners, Joggers

As temperatures heat up, NYPD officials are again reaching out to the public with a series of tops designed to increase the safety of folks that run and jog on city streets.The tips are as follows:  More...

NYPD To Motorists: Don’t Idle Near Schools

Queens police officials have issued a reminder to parents who double park on local streets when picking up youngsters at the end of the school day.“Move on, do not block streets and Avenues to oncoming traffic – and do not idle your vehicle for more More...

Taste Of Policing At Dutch Kills School

Youngsters and teens in Long Island City and Astoria who share a passion for policing will soon be able to get some hands-on NYPD experience.Police Officer James Thorsten of the NYPD Community Affairs Unit’s Youth Services Program last week announced More...

North Shore University Hospital Among Becker's '100 Great Hospitals In America'

North Shore University Hospital’s commitment to the community, exemplified by excellent patient care, innovation and focus on research landed the Manhasset hospital on Becker’s Hospital Review’s 2015 list of the “100 Great Hospitals in America.”  More...

Participatory Budgeting Winning Projects Are Unveiled

Councilmember Costa Constantinides announced on May 5 the results of this year’s participatory budgeting process for his district. This year’s winning District 22 Participatory Budgeting projects are:  1. More...

Bravest & Finest Find Common Ground At SJU Law

Most New Yorkers can tell you a thing or two about the long-time rivalry between New York City’s Police and Fire Departments. More...

Moscato And Mantuano Honored As March’s Top Cops

Amid leadership change, Police Officers Kevin Moscato and Humberto Mantuano were named Copof the-Month for March in the 114th Precinct.  More...

Queensborough Community College Partners Gala

Honors student Kyle Chin-How, who will graduate this spring with an AS degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences, opened the program portion of the Partners for Progress Gala, noting “I will graduate from Queensborough with a vision uniquely defined. More...

Garden School Debate Team Receives Proclamation

“Be it known: That the Council of the City of New York is proud to honor and congratulate the members of The Daniel Webster Society for their stellar teamwork and victory in the Big Apple Divis More...

Future Service Dog Attends Archbishop Molloy HS

This story is reprinted by permission from Archbishop Molly High School in Briarwood, from the March 2015 issue of the student newspaper, The Stanner.   More...

Local-Express

Katherine Kranz

Having been born in Queens, and growing up in College Point, Katherine Kranz says, “I feel a close connection to the Queens area, even though I currently reside in Sea Cliff, Long Island, where I contribute movie reviews to my local paper. More...

HANAC Harmony Hosts Scottish Culture Festival

HANAC Harmony JVL Innovative Senior Center hosted a Scottish Culture Festival on Saturday, April 25. More...

Rosie’s Theater Kids Kicks Off 2015 PS Broadway

Rosie’s Theater Kids (RTKids), a leading New York City arts education organization co-founded by Rosie O’Donnell and Lori Klinger, which recently kicked off its 2015 PS Broadway program will host a mini-residency in Astoria. More...

Two Art Events In LI City

Local artist, Max Tzinman is participating in the Long Island City Open Studio Festival, and will be at his studio on May 16 and 17, from noon to 6 pm. More...

Vallone, Johnson Hold Rally For Animal Shelters

Councilmembers Paul Vallone and Corey Johnson held a rally and called on Mayor de Blasio to include funding in the FY16 Executive Budget for full-service animal shelters in Queens and the Bronx. More...

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