May 20, 2015 RSS feed / Features

Dutch Kills Civic Association Meets, Discusses Schools And Taxis

The May meeting of the Dutch Kills Civic Association was conducted by Doris Nowillo-Suda in the absence of President Thea Romano, who was away on overriding business.  The stand-in moderator asked for topical commentary or complaints from member More...

Questions Remain In Amtrak Derailment

Investigators at the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) are “downplaying” a report by an assistant conductor on an Amtrak train that derailed north of Philadelphia on May 11, an agency official said.An assistant conductor on Amtrak Northeast More...

Queens Residents Honor Fallen Police Officers

Dozens of Queens residents gathered outside local police precincts last week to honor the memory and sacrifice of police officers slain in the line of duty.People marched, held candlelight vigils and stood in silent pause in tribute to the slain offi More...

Warning: Keep Pets Cool In Early Summer Temps

With summer temperatures arriving early this year, Queens veterinarians and animal advocates are urging pet owners to learn proper care of pets that may easily become overheated or dehydrated in warm weather,Pets that appear sluggish, who vomit frequ More...

Crowley Tours Firehouses On 150th Anniversary

Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley, Chair of the City Council Fire and Criminal Justice Services (FCJS) Committee, celebrated the FDNY’s 150th Anniversary by visiting four firehouses in her district.  Crowley enjoyed the opportunity to show her appr More...

110th PCC Holds Candlelight Vigil, Honors Fallen Officers

The 110th Precinct Community Council held a Candlelight Vigil honoring all police officers killed in the line of duty, most recently, Detectives Brian Moore, Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos. More...

Vallone To Host Birthday Fundraiser

Councilman Paul Vallone is holding a birthday party and you’re invited: it will be on June 4 at Vivaldi Ristorante & Ballroom, located at 201-10 Cross Island Pkwy. in Bayside, from 6 pm until 9 pm.  More...

Flushing House Hosts ‘Jazz Up In The Sky’

Live jazz will be heard throughout the evening on Friday, June 19, as a group of talented artists bring their love and concern for the elderly to new heights on the Flushing House rooftop.  More...

Santoras To Hold Final Dinner Dance

Al and Maureen Santora are holding their final Dinner Dance as they have for the past 14 years, to fund The Firefighter Christopher A. Santora Educational Scholarship Fund in honor of their son, Christopher. More...

Women’s Economic Empowerment Network Kick-Off Event

Urban Upbound’s Women’s Economic Empowerment Network (WEEN), a community of women working together to inspire, encourage, and support one another through financial fears and other struggles.  More...

Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington County, Virginia, is a military cemetery in the United States of America, established during the American Civil War on the grounds of Arlington House, formerl More...

NYC Pet Services Has It All

NYC Pet Services has all services for all pets under one roof in a brand new, up-to-date facility in the heart of Astoria, on 30th Avenue. More...

Riding To Fight Cancer

“Please help in any way you can. We are only 30 percent to goal and need your support today. Thank you!”  That is the message of Jay Binkowitz, an optician and partner with Dr. More...

Steinway Street Holds Annual Sale Days

The annual and very popular Steinway Street Sale Days were held on the weekend of May 15-17 in Astoria. More...

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Brian Morris

Brian Morris, Director of Brian Morris Gallery, was born and raised in Woodhaven. His parents, Brian and Kathleen Morris emigrated from Ireland and Morris is the fourth of their five children. He attended St. More...

Memorial To The Many Fallen

The final resting place for 1,102 (75 were recovered) crewmen of the U.S.S. Arizona who lost their lives on December 7, 1941. They are still entombed within the Arizona herself. More...

The Pulpit

Astoria Adventist Church: Fridays, 7 pm: Small group video seminar, In the Footsteps of Jesus. Saturdays, 3 pm: Bible Study. More...

Crime Chat With DA Brown: Human Trafficking

BY QUEENS DISTRICT ATTORNEY RICHARD A. BROWN  More...

Weprin’s Disabilities Awareness Legislative Package

In an effort to further improve the quality of life for New Yorkers living with disabilities, the Assembly passed a series of bills and legislative resolutions sponsored by Assemblyman David I. Weprin (D-Fresh Meadows) on May 11. More...

Cops ID Suspect In Jackson Heights Murder

Police are seeking help from the public to locate Raul Zamora, who they say allegedly shot Jorge Manzanarez, 38, from Corona in broad daylight on May 5.NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyd said Zamora, a reputed member of the “Supre,e 13” street gang More...

Clock Tower Building Wins Landmark Designation

The city Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) last week voted unanimously to approve landmark status for the Long Island City “Clock Tower” building ((Manhattan Bank Building,) ending a year-long battle by preservationists to save the iconic, 83-y More...

$2G For Maspeth Gunman

Police are searching for a violent, armed gunman who robbed workers and stole cash from a safe at a Maspeth auto parts warehouse on May 11.Cops said the gunman entered World Pac Auto Parts at 58th Street and 58th Drive at about 5:30 p.m. More...

Viewpoint: 2015 "Honor To The Greek Teacher" Event

The Federation of Hellenic-American Educators & Cultural Associations of America and Hellenic PAIDEA of America held its tenth annual “Honor to the Greek Teacher” testimonial, Sunday afternoon, May 3, 2015 at the Holy Trinity Cathedral Culture Ce More...

Memorial Day Service At Maple Grove Cemetery

The Friends of Maple Grove Cemetery presents a Memorial Day Service & Musical Celebration on Saturday, May 23 at 3 pm. More...

Ragtime Legend Joplin Honored With Annual Concert

Hundreds of ragtime music enthusiasts came to St. Michael’s Cemetery in East Elmhurst to enjoy the 10th annual salute to the “King of Ragtime,” Scott Joplin. More...

Celebrate Astoria! International Cultural Fest

The Central Astoria LDC, famous for its Astoria Park events – Astoria Park Carnival, Independence Celebration, Waterfront Concerts and Movies on the Waterfront – has added yet another event to their repertoire: Celebrate Astoria! More...

LIC Arts Open Presents: Queens Is Not New

Part of the LIC Arts Open, “Queens is Not New” is a four-person show running from May 15-31 at Local Project, 11-27 44th Rd., in Long Island City, between 21st and 11th Streets. More...

Bikers Against Breast Cancer To Gather For Annual Run

Motorcycle riders from the Tri-State area will gather on June 7 for the 22nd annual Bikers Against Breast Cancer event sponsored by the New York City Harley Owners Group (HOG), SHAREing & CAREing and Harley-Davidson of NYC.  The largest one- More...

Vaughn College Honors Katz, WWII Vet At Commencement

Vaughn College celebrated its commencement on May 16 during which Borough President Melinda Katz delivered the commencement address to more than 150 graduates and also received an honorary degree. More...

Why Did People Invent Movies?

Dr. Universe: Why did people invent movies? -Danielle, Latrobe, Tasmania  Dear Danielle,  Movies not only took the ideas and inventions of people, but also the work of a horse. More...

Katz Funds Pre-K For Ravenswood Houses

Borough President Melinda Katz announced the allocation of discretionary capital funding to create a new free, full-day pre-K program at Queens Library at Ravenswood located in the NYCHA Ravenswood Houses at 35-32 21st Street.  More...

Cooking Up Something Good At K&T Meats

Meat lovers all over Astoria know K & T Meats on Broadway is the place for quality beef, veal, pork and poultry.  On May 16, the well-known butcher shop co-sponsored a sidewalk demonstration of Chairman’s Reserve skirt steak and rib ey More...

It’s Festive Times In Astoria

Gorgeous summery temperatures brought crowds to the Astoria Spring Festival sponsored by the Astoria Restoration Association. More...

The Origins of Memorial Day

Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of an organization of former Union soldiers and sailors - the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) - established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dea More...

Peralta’s Plan To Promote Tourism

State Senator Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst), joined by Assemblyman Luis Sepúlveda (D-Bronx), Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz Jr., and Wildlife Conservation Society Executive Vice President John Calvelli unveiled at the Bronx Zoo on May 14 a bill More...

Tension Builds In ‘Corona Connection’ Case

Police in Calabria, Italy last week arrested the drug-trafficking cousin of a Corona man charged with running a massive cocaine operation from his Corona restaurant that imported large quantities of cocaine from Central America.  More...

Aldorasi Still Waits For Justice

Anthony Aldorasi, a former Principal of IS 141 in Astoria wants his name restored to the science lab that he helped create.  More...

Meng Announces Winner Of Congressional Art Contest

Congresswoman Grace Meng (DQueens) announced the winner and runners-up of her third annual Congressional district art contest.  More...

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