June 3, 2015 RSS feed / Features

David B. Samadi: The Untold Story Of A World Renowned Surgeon

“I haven’t purposely kept it a secret, but there is a major part of the story of my life that very few people know about”, world renowned urologist/surgeon and (Fox) television and (am 970) radio health and medical commentator David B. More...

‘Dance Into Spring’ With Greater Woodhaven

The Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation invites everyone to their “Dance Into Spring” 36th anniversary dinner dance celebration, “Dance Into Spring.”  The event will take place on Friday, June 12, at 7:30 pm, at Woodhaven Manor, 96-01 Jama More...

Food Universe Celebrates Newest Location

Food Universe celebrated its newest location in Ridgewood on May 29. Key Food Stores Co-operative, a chain of independently owned and operated grocery stores, is proud to celebrate the grand opening of one of its newest Food Universe locations a More...

Advocates Blast Bid To Modify ‘Right Of Way’ Law

Pedestrian safety advocates are voicing concern over a proposal by City Councilmember Rory Lancman to alter the city’s “Right Of Way” law.The City Council unanimously passed the “Right Of Way” law in August 2014, as part of Mayor Bill deBlasoo’s Visi More...

City: Beware Price Gouging, Unlicensed Food Vendors

The city Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) is launching a crackdown on sleazy food vendors who charge exorbitant prices for hot dogs and other items, and fail to post prices for their food.DCA officials said the agency is sending 50 inspectors to More...

Queens Pols In New Bid To Regulate/Scooters

Two Queens lawmakers last week introduced legislation that would toughen an existing city law that regulates the use of motor-driven scooters on local streets.State Sen. More...

Sunnyside Chamber Holds Luncheon, NYPD Talks On Crime And Anti-Terrorism

At the May meeting of the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce, held at Tangra restaurant on Queens Boulevard, a police officer described about as much as he was permitted to describe about the anti-terrorism unit of the New York Police Department.  He More...

Crowley Announces Legislation To Rename Post Office

On the Eve of LGBT Pride Month, Crowley, Dromm, Advocates Push to Honor Queens Pride Parade’s Original Grand Marshal with Post Office Renaming  More...

Constantinides’ Bills Encourage Organ Donation

Councilman Costa Constantinides (DAstoria) announced on May 27 the introduction of two bills that would encourage organ donation.  More...

Flushing House Hosting Free Elder Law Seminars

As it has done in prior years, Flushing House has scheduled three “Elder Law Seminars” for Spring 2015. More...

Stroke Care Excellence: Mount Sinai Queens

For reducing the time it takes for a newly arrived stroke patient to be treated with clot-busting drugs, Mount Sinai Queens was named to the American Heart Association / American Stroke Association’s Honor Roll Elite and received the “Get More...

Astoria Civic Holds Annual Astoria Park Bike Races

One of the city’s oldest and longest running children’s bike races, the 35th annual Astoria Civic Association Bicycle Race drew hundreds of children to the Soldiers’ Monument to compete. More...

Beautifying Sunnyside

City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer and members of Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement came together to install flower baskets along commercial corridors in Sunnyside and Woodside. More...

Mystery At Museum Of The Moving Image

The Travel Channel’s highly popular series, Mysteries at the Museum features the Museum of Moving Image in Queens in an episode premiering Friday, June 5, 9 pm.  More...

Immaculate Conception Students Tour USS Barry

Nicholas Goncalves and Gunnar Mills of Immaculate Conception School in Astoria had the opportunity to visit and tour the USS Barry on May 23 with members of the Knights of Columbus. More...

The Pulpit

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Family: We Need Stop-And-Frisk

The devastated family of an aspiring chef who was shot to death outside the Queensbridge Houses on May 30 is pleading with Mayor Bill de Blasio to bring back the NYPD “stop-and-frisk” program to help end the rising surge of gun violence i More...

Offer $2.5G For Astoria Burglar

A resident at an Astoria apartment building is being credited this week with scaring off a would-be burglar, police sources said.  Police are searching for the suspect who allegedly broke into the 34th Avenue building at about 11:20 am on May 13 More...

Coyotes Are Coming To Queens

The eastern coyote has stirred up quite a buzz in New York these past couple of months. The most recent sighting and capture was in Middle Village, as reported in the Gazette. Coyotes have been migrating down from Westchester and upstate. More...

Crime Chat With DA Brown: Hiring Home Health Aides

The graying of America and the increased lifespan among our senior population has greatly expanded the need for home caregiving and other assisted living options for older adults. More...

Fortune Assumes Command Of 114th Pct.

Captain Peter M. Fortune assumed his new post as Commanding Officer (CO) of the 114th Precinct on the dais next to Community Council President Ann Bruno.   “This is our brand new commander,” said Bruno introducing Capt. More...

Cabbie Busted In Cop Assault

Police last week arrested a cowardly taxi driver who injured two Port Authority police officers on May 26 at JFK International Airport.Cops said the cabbie was hustling rides and preying on passengers at JFK Airport at about 6 p.m. More...

Cops Hunt Senior Scammers

Police are searching for a man and two women who scammed their way into the home of an elderly Woodside couple, where they swiped jewelry and credit cards – and went on a spending spree at a local mall.Cops said the three thieves showed up at the vic More...

108th Precinct Holds May Community Council Meeting

At the 108th Police Precinct Community Council meeting for May President Diane Ballek was missing.  Her stand-in, Don McCallian, said she had recently undergone knee surgery and would likely be absent until the September meeting, the first one a More...

Garden School Wins First Place In Queens College HS Math Competition

On May 29, the Garden School of Jackson Heights took first place in the Queens College 14th Annual Mathematics Competition for High Schools! This is the third year in a row that Garden School has won first place. More...

Broadway Building Boom

Here’s a first glance at a new star on Broadway, a five-story, mixed-use building that will soon rise at the site of a soon-to-be demolished C-Town Supermarket at 29-02 Broadway in Astoria. More...

Jackson Heights Rallies For More Library Funding

State Senator Jose Peralta, Assemblyman Francisco Moya, Queens Library Interim President and CEO Bridget Quinn-Carey and crowds of community members rallied in support of increased library funding at Queens Library at Jackson Heights on May 26. More...

St. Francis Prep Grads Win Record $134M In Scholarships

St. Francis Preparatory School, currently celebrating its 40th anniversary in Queens, and 156th year of operation proudly announced the unparalleled success of the class of 2015.  More...

Queensborough Community Celebrates Commencement

Blue skies presided over a celebratory atmosphere as more than 2,300 graduates – representing 143 countries and 84 different languages – gathered for Queensborough Community College’s 54th Annual Commencement Ceremony on May 29.&nbs More...

Judge Charles J. Vallone Scholars Announced

The winners of the Judge Charles J. Vallone Scholarship were announced at the Astoria Civic Association’s (ACA) June 2 meeting, the last before they break for summer. More...

Local-Express

Michael Serao

Michael Serao is no stranger to Astoria. He has 11 years of banking experience which included six years at Commerce Bank in Astoria and three years as Vice President of JP Morgan Chase Bank in Astoria. More...

Friends Of Maple Grove To Honor Civil War Veterans

The Friends of Maple Grove Cemetery continually honors the many veterans found at Maple Grove Cemetery. More...

Vallone’s Illegal Truck Traffic Bill Passes Unanimously

On May 27, the City Council unanimously passed Councilman Paul Vallone’s bill aimed at curbing the illegal truck traffic that plagues residential streets in his and many other districts. More...

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