May 27, 2015 RSS feed / Features

Crystal Windows Celebrates 25th Anniversary With 1990s Themed Party

Crystal Window’s celebrated its 25th Anniversary, with a Top Customer celebration last week at Terrace on the Park. The theme of the May 20 event was, “The 1990s”. More...

Military Online Auction

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Retired Astoria Doctor Busted

A retired Astoria doctor was arrested last week for allegedly over prescribing narcotics to his patients.Dr. More...

'Modern Ruin' Makes Historic Debut Screening

Matthew Silva's 78 minute documentary, 'Modern Ruin', made its big screen debut at Queens Theater to a sold audience. For almost two years, Silva has been on a crusade to The New York State Pavilion.Photos Jason D. More...

24 Years For Fatal Subway Pusher

The deranged Queens woman who shoved a man o his death in front of a No. More...

Cops Nab Reputed Gang Member In Jackson Heights Murder

Police last week arrested a reputed gang member in the shooting death of a 31-year-old Corona man.NYPD officials said police at the 110th Precinct arrested Raul Zamora on May 16 – approximately one week after investigators identified Zamora as the gu More...

Crime Stoppers On Wheels

Police Commissioner Bill Bratton last week unveiled a new weapon in the apprehension of criminals – a $90,000 mobile information center equipped with high-tech, exterior side video panels that flash mug shots, surveillance video and wanted posters fr More...

Van Bramer Helps Fund Hunter’s Point Library

On May 16, local families joined City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, New York City Department of Design and Construction Commissioner Feniosky Peña-Mora, Interim Preside More...

July 4 Fireworks Set To Blast Off On East River

On Saturday, July 4, the 39th annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks will rumble to life over New York City, igniting the skyline over the East River with the nation’s largest Independence Day pyrotechnic display.  More...

Queens Library Takes Three Out Of Ten Awards

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation and the Charles H. More...

CB1 Approves Liquor License Recommendation

Community Board 1 has approved a liquor license recommendation for a controversial Astoria establishment on its third try after the club agreed to prohibit topless adult entertainment.  More...

Parents Selected To Serve On CDEC

The election results are in and parents have been selected to fill 325 open seats on 36 Citywide and Community Education Councils.  In Community Education Council District 30, eight parents were elected with one parent ELL (English Language Lear More...

Elvis Lives...At Gaudio’s

Gregg Peters rocked the house at Gaudio’s (40-13 30th Ave.) in Astoria. The May 21 event helped to raise funds for WSPA Foundation For Animals. More...

StartUP! Business Plan Winners Announced

The Queens Economic Development Corporation (QEDC) – with funding from the Citi Foundation – announced the winners of the ninth annual StartUP! More...

The Pulpit

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Honoring Detectives Liu, Ramos, And Moore

On the evening of May 20, Councilman Paul Vallone was proud to join the family of Detective Wenjian Liu, the 109th Precinct and the New York City Police Department and the community to honor Detectiv More...

Public Artwork Raises Awareness About Homelessness

Artist Fanny Allié raises awareness about homelessness in her public art installation, A Bench for the Night, located at the NYC Parks Greenstreet on Jackson Avenue and 46th Avenue in Long Island City. More...

DA Brown Testifies Before Council Safety, Finance

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De Blasio, APICHA Chosen As Pride Parade Grand Marshals

Queens Pride will celebrate the 23rd Pride Parade and Festival on Sunday, June 7 in Jackson Heights. “This year’s theme, ‘Pride – Strength – Unity’ highlights the diversity that is Queens. More...

Wine Tasting Event Raises $7K For Those With Autism

The NYFAC Foundation’s second annual Wine Tasting event was a huge success once again, raising over $7,000 – all of which will go toward “Bettering the lives of those with autism,” as their slogan states. More...

Hunt Butt-Slap Bike Suspect

Police last week released a sketch of a man who they say slapped a woman on the butt as she was walking along a Long Island City street.Cops said the victim was walking on Jackson Avenue near 46th Avenue at about 4 p.m. More...

Macy’s Brings July 4th Kaboom Back To LIC Waterfront

Macy’s is bringing the Kaboom back to the Long Island City waterfront.Mayor Bill de Blasio last week said officials at “the worlds largest department store” are bringing the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks display back to the East River – to locations t More...

Internet in Bloom For The Layperson

This semester, in addition to my various college library responsibilities, I taught over 50 students Information Literacy--a course that did not exist before the Internet did.  Molding our city's young minds, once again reminded me that many of More...

Flowers Among The Ruins

Spring is the best time to explore the ancient monuments. The best displays of wild flowers in the world are in the Peloponnese. Despina Siolas, Md. /Ph.D. and her husband, Laurentino Ibarra. More...

$2.5G For Armed Astoria Bandits

Police are seeking help from the public to identify and locate a man and woman who tried to rob a bodega on 34th Avenue in Astoria.Cops said the suspects drove up in a white Fiat to the US Brazil Bodega on 34th Avenue near 24th Street at about 4:50 a More...

June 20th Citi Field Sleepover

The New York Mets and Metropolitan Hospitality are hosting the 2015 Citi Field sleepover on June 20, featuring a high-def broadcast of the Mets/Braves game from Atlanta on the Citi Field centerfield video board.Mets fans will be packing their tents a More...

Peralta Inducts Man Into State Veterans’ Hall Of Fame

State Senator Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst) inducted veteran Joel Schumacher of Jackson Heights into the New York State Veterans’ Hall of Fame, which pays tribute to New Yorkers whose gallantry in the Armed Forces is complemented by their serv More...

Dromm, Residents Demand Action On Dangerous Site

Councilman Daniel Dromm and neighbors gathered on the morning of May 19 outside 35-27 80th St., in Jackson Heights to bring attention to dangerous pits created by National Grid and left ignored for weeks.  More...

Peralta, Simotas Unveil Scooter Regulation

State Senator Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst) and Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas (D-Astoria) introduced corresponding bills in the State Senate and the Assembly to regulate the operation of motor-driven cycles only for commercial purposes. More...

Manolopoulos Certified Financial Planner At LPL

William Manolopoulos has obtained his Certified Financial Planner (CFP) designation, a distinguished designation in the financial services industry awarded to financial advisors who have met strict standards for experience, knowledge and ethical cond More...

Local-Express

Natalia “The Saw Lady” Paruz

Affectionately known as “The Saw Lady,” Natalia Paruz has spent two decades bringing the art of playing music on a carpenter’s saw to audiences around the world.  More...

World’s Fair Anniversary Festival

Join NYC Parks for a fun day celebrating the 1939/40 and 1964/65 World’s Fairs and the culture of Queens. More...

Immaculate Conception Students At Lawrence Cemetery

On May 21 Immaculate Conception School eighth graders were invited to the Lawrence Cemetery located in Astoria, at 35th Street and 20th Road. More...

Jim McFadden, 27, Simotas’ Staff Member

Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas (D–Astoria) reported last week that Jim McFadden, her former Director of Communications, had died suddenly on May 14 “following a sudden cardiac arrest.” McFadden, a Harvard alumnus, was attending the More...

Benefit For Nepal

The New York 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 More...

Broadway Street Festival Attracts Large Crowd

The annual Memorial Day Festival was held on Broadway on May 25 and attended by thousands. More...

34th Avenue Bodega Targeted In Attempted Theft

Two individuals attempted to rob the US Brazil bodega on 34th Avenue on May 18 at around 5 a.m.  Their efforts, however, were thwarted by one of the employees.  More...

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