May 13, 2015 RSS feed / Features

Cop Neighbors Proclaim ‘Blue Lives Matter’

Everybody called him “Bmoore” because he was a true-blue Baltimore Orioles fan in the midst of New York City.Police Officer Brian Moore was just 25-years-old when he was shot to death on May 2, after he and his partner, Police Officer Erik Jensen, st More...

Victim Snaps Subway Pervert

Another female victim of a subway pervert managed to snap a photo of the man who fled the rain moments after the incident.Police identified the suspect as Roger Alamdea, 61. Cops said Alameda was riding on a Manhattan-bound No. More...

Crime Chat With DA Brown: Immigrant Affairs

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Peralta Honors Founder Of Make Queens Safer

State Senator Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst) recognized Cristina Furlong, a founding member of Make Queens Safer, with a Women of Distinction 2015 award given by the New York State Senate during its 18th annual award celebration. More...

Hospitality At 2015 Easter In Athens And The Peloponnese

What Was the Hospitality at 2015 Easter in Athens and the Peloponnese?By Catherine Tsounis  More...

De blasio Announces Queensbridge Houses To Receive Major Roof Repairs

On May 10, New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio joined New York City Housing Authority Chair Shola Olatoye to announce a program to attack the mold problem that has caused havoc at many of our city’s public housing projects including the Queensbridge H More...

Peter Latos Prostate Cancer Foundation’s Free Screening

The Peter Latos Prostate Cancer Foundation held its first annual free PSA blood screening in a proactive effort to help men be aware of early detection.  Two hundred men came to Cavo in Astoria for the event on May 9 overseen by Dr. David B. More...

United Community Civic Association’s June Events

Join United Community Civic Association (UCCA) for their ANNUAL BARBECUE, featuring franks, beans, burgers wine, beer, soda, dessert and coffee and a 50/50 raffle on Thursday, June 11, 6:30 pm (rain or shine) at the Central Lounge patio, 20-30 Steinw More...

Gianaris, Onorato Family Honor Sen. George Onorato

State Senator Michael Gianaris honored his predecessor Senator George Onorato in Albany, adopting a Resolution in his memory that recognized his many accomplishments and celebrated the life of the former New York State Senator and Astoria icon. More...

QCC’s Three Student Winners

Three Queensborough Community College students have each been awarded a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship of $40,000 per year to complete their baccalaureate degrees. More...

The Queen Bees At Queens Theatre: Fun But Flawed

There are three reasons to see The Queen Bees at Queens Theatre before it closes on May 17, and those reasons are the stars of the show, Nicole Colón, Mary Beth Donahoe and Bailey Frankenberg.  More...

Tent Of Tomorrow To Get New Coat Of Paint

City Department of Parks and Recreation Commissioner Mitchell J. More...

Cinco De Mayo Sizzles At MexiBBQ

For hundreds and hundreds of those celebrating Cinco de Mayo, MexiBBQ Kitchen and Draught in Astoria was the logical place to go. More...

Wheel Fun Watercraft, Bikes, Surreys At Flushing Meadows

Did you make a splash this Mother’s Day weekend with Wheel Fun? Just in time for Mother’s Day, Wheel Fun Rentals announced watercraft rentals are now open for the season at Flushing Meadows Corona Park.  More...

St. Michael’s Installs New Rector

On May 3, the Rev. Katharine Flexer was installed as the 11th Rector of St. Michael’s Church at a festive Holy Eucharist in the church.  More...

Weprin Announces Resignation From City Council

Councilman Mark S. Weprin released a statement on May 12 announcing his move from City Council to Governor Cuomo’s staff:  More...

Honoring The Memory Of Greek Genocide Victims

The Pan-Pontian Federation of USA and Canada announced the following events related to the Greek Genocide by the Ottoman Turks.  More...

Manhattan Man Builds Electric Car

Doug Manowitz has built his own car. What started as a science experiment has ended in the construction of a series of electric cars designed for urban use, short range travel and ease of use.  More...

Coyote Sighted Near LaGuardia Runway

Police this week are on the lookout for a coyote that was seen in the vicinity of a runway at LaGuardia Airport.  Cops said a letter carrier first spotted the coyote in a marshy area near Ditmars Boulevard and 78th Street, at about 2 am on May 7 More...

Snap Up Bargains, Enjoy Art Outdoors On Steinway

Come out to the Steinway Street Sidewalk Sale Days this weekend, on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 15-17, from noon-5 pm.  More...

Car Backs Up, Strikes Astoria Man

A 63-year-old Astoria man remains hospitalized with severe injuries he suffered in a vehicle accident on May 8.Cops said the unidentified victim was crossing 28th Street near 34th Avenue at about 5 p.m. More...

NYPD Launches Summer ‘Zero Tolerance’ Driving Enforcement

Police from the Queens Highway Patrol Unit and Borough Task Force cops hit the streets this week in the kickoff of an NYPD crackdown on drunk driving.The offensive dubbed, “Operation Cold Sober,” targets motorists who get behind the wheel after a nig More...

HeartShare Dedicates Residence For Disabled

HeartShare Human Services of New York dedicated two residences for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities located at 92-19 89th Ave. in Woodhaven, on May 11. More...

Koslowitz Announces Participatory Budget Winners

Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz announced the participatory budgeting winners in her district.The participatory budget process in the 29th Council District culminated on the evening of May 5 with Koslowitz’ announcement. More...

Dr. Eve Katsoulakis Inducted In NY Methodist Hospital Healer’s Hall of Fame

Dr. Eva Katsoulakis has been recognized for outstanding kindness, compassion and competence in Healthcare. She has been inducted into the New York Methodist Hospital Healers' Hall of Fame on February 23, 2015. Dr. More...

I.S. 126 Hosts Annual Career Day

I.S. 126 in Long Island City hosted its 24th annual Career DayLawyers, doctors, NYPD and FDNY, magicians, as well as principals of other schools came to share their life and job experinces with the students. More...

CB 2 Meets, Announces Participatory Budget Results

Community Board 2’s May meeting was long, much of it being filled with three events:  first, a highly contentious session—how could it be otherwise?—with the board and a representative from Access-a-Ride; then, a presentation about new bicycle r More...

Flushing House Director Honored By Leading Age

Sandra Allen-Simms, Director of Resident Services of Flushing House, will receive the 2015 Professional Of The Year Award at the Leading Age New York annual conference in Saratoga Springs. More...

The Astoria Spring Festival

Come and celebrate the Astoria Spring Festival sponsored by the Astoria Restoration Association on Sunday, May 17, from 12 - 6 pm. More...

Jane’s Walk Through Queensbridge

On May 2, Urban Upbound’s Bishop Mitchell Taylor led New Yorkers through a free tour of Queensbridge, North America’s largest public housing development, as part of the eighth annual Jane’s Walk, along with activities that took plac More...

Central Astoria LDC To Hold A Housing Workshop

A Housing Workshop will be held at the office of Central Astoria LDC (Local Development Coalition) 25-69 38th St., Astoria 11103 on Thursday, May 14, at 6 pm.  More...

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Ben Hope

Originally from Alabama, Ben Hope moved to New York City to pursue his music and acting careers. More...

Why Do Stars Blink?

Dr. Universe, Why do stars blink? –Xitan, Philippines  Dear Xitan,  Look up at the twinkly stars and you’ll witness starlight traveling from deep space to your eyeballs. More...

C-CAP Awards $750,000 Culinary Scholarships

At the Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C- CAP) New York Awards Breakfast, C- CAP President Susan Robbins, alongside C- CAP Founder and Chairman Richard Grausman presented more than $750,000 in scholarships and cash awards to 21 high school sen More...

Ladies’ Philoptochos Society’s Annual Dinner Dance

The Ladies’ Philoptochos Society of St. More...

The Pulpit

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Borough’s Pedestrian Fatalities On The Rise

Pedestrian fatalities had fallen by 44 percent in the past three decades in Queens, but are on the rise again. In the largest of the five boroughs, the fatality rate is 1.92 per 100,000 Queens residents.  More...

NY Concert For Nepal By Queensboro Symphony Orch.

The NY Concert for Nepal will be performed by the Queensboro Symphony Orchestra in their season finale on Sunday, May 31, 7 pm at Mary’s Nativity Church in Flushing, with proceeds from the free-will offering benefiting the people of Nepal affec More...

Astoria Heights Playground To Receive Upgrade

Astoria Heights Playground, located on 30th Road, between 45th and 46th Streets, will undergo a $3.3 million overhaul, starting in the fall of 2016.  Plans call for installation of new playground equipment for two age groups: for children aged 2 More...

Overhead Wire Knocked Down By Truck

Local resident, Laura Mackinnon was parked on 34th Avenue and 44th Street on Friday, May 8, when a truck passed by and hit a suspended wire which then came down. More...

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