June 17, 2015 RSS feed / Features

LIC Cops Score Big Drug Bust

Plainclothes cops at the 108th Precinct bagged a a cache of drugs in the car of a suspect they pulled over on June 10, for running a stop sign in Long Island City.Police Officers Madalin Niculae and Gerald LaClair were on routine patrol in an unmarke More...

Woman Dies In Apartment Building Plunge

Police are trying to determine how a 34-year-old Ridgewood woman plunged from the roof of her apartment building on Sunday morning, into the parking lot of a nearby funeral home.Cops said the woman was spotted on the roof of a building at 2196 Linden More...

Reminder: Street Trees Need Water During Hot Weather

City Department of Parks officials this week are urging Queens residents and businesses to remember that street trees need watering during hot summer months with little rainfall.Officials are asking Queens residents to water street trees each evening More...

Officials Warn: Get Caught With Illegal Fireworks And Go To Jail

Queens police officials intend to diffuse illegal activity over the July 4th holiday weekend and are reminding the public that it is illegal to sell, store and/or use illegal fireworks in New York City.Once again this year, police throughout Queens a More...

Sweeping Win For Greek Americans At May Primary Elections In Philadelphia

This 2015 May Primary Election Pennsylvania was an exciting one for the Greek American community, garnering three solid spots on the ballot for three prominent Greek Americans in the local community.  The Primary Election was held across the sta More...

Fourth Annual Chinese American Heritage Celebration

More than 150 members gathered at the Key Luck Club of CCNS Bayside Senior Center to their 4th Annual Chinese American Heritage Celebration on May 30th.  Assemblyman Edward Braustein was the guest speaker who presented and recognized t More...

Cops Hunt Suspect In Forest Park Homicide

Police have identified a suspect in the murder of a 23-year-old man whose body was discovered in Forest Park.Zoltan Forai, 44, is wanted for questioning in the bludgeoning death of Diego Piedrahita, whose body was discovered by passersby, face down i More...

Paul Sorvino, Stavisky Celebrate Italian Heritage Day

State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Flushing) was pleased to welcome actor Paul Sorvino, famous for his roles in films like Goodfellas, and Romeo + Juliet, in celebration of Italian Heritage Day at the State Legislature. More...

AAA’s Winners Are In!

AAA Northeast has announced that 15 students from Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Staten Island, and Nassau and Suffolk, have won major prizes in AAA’s annual Traffic Safety Poster & Video Contest. More...

UCCA Throws Annual BBQ

The United Community Civic Association (UCCA) held its annual BBQ fundraiser and reception on June 11 at Central Lounge in Astoria. Many people attended, including members from Mount Sinai Queens and elected officials.  More...

Santoras Honor Scholarship Winners

On June 12, the 14th Annual Firefighter Christopher Santora Educational Scholarship Fund dinner dance was held at Riccardo’s by the Bridge in Astoria.  This year, $53,800 was given away in scholarships to firefighters’ families and p More...

Did You Know...

Did you know that 50 years ago this month, the “world’s first one million kilowatt steam turbine generator unit...big enough to serve 3,000,000 people,” and manufactured by Allis-Ch More...

Mount Sinai Physicians Named In New York’s ‘Best’

New York magazine named 241 physicians from the hospitals of the Mount Sinai Health System to its 2015 “Best Doctors” list. More...

Computer Troubleshooters Comes To Astoria

Computer Troubleshooters announced the opening of a new franchise store located in Astoria. More...

Peralta Honors Graduating DREAMers

In a very emotional ceremony, 2015 CUNY DREAMers celebrated their First Annual CUNY DREAMers Convocation titled, “Lifting the Barriers to Education” on Friday, June 5. More...

Fireworks In Queens

In celebration of Independence Day this year, there are two locations in Queens where you can go to celebrate with fireworks.  More...

CALDC Fireworks Spectacular To Be Held On June 30

Central Astoria LDC will hold its annual Independence Celebration on June 30 at 7:30 pm with a fireworks spectacular by Grucci. The event will be held on the Astoria Park Great Lawn on Shore Boulevard. More...

Suicide At LIC Subway Station

A 55-year-old Queens man took his own life on Monday morning when he jumped in front of an oncoming N train at the 36th Avenue station in Long Island City. More...

Ridgewood Dems Hold Annual Dinner Dance

The Honorees included:  Stephen McInnis, President, NYC District Council of Carpenters,  James T. More...

Queens Hosts First-Ever NYC Soap Box Derby

On June 13, students from Queens and P.S. More...

Tour The Lent-Riker-Smith Homestead

At 350 years old, the Lent-Riker-Smith Homestead is the oldest private dwelling in New York City and is listed on the National Register of Historic Landmarks.  More...

Suicide On LIC Subway Station

A 55-year-old Queens man took his own life on Monday morning when he jumped in front of an oncoming N train at the 36th Avenue station in Long Island City.Cops said the man jumped in front of the northbound N train at about 9:53 a.m. More...

Schumer: Ban Powdered Booze

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Remember: Keep Pets Safe During Summer Heat

Queens veterinarians and animal advocates are urging pet owners to learn proper care of pets that may easily become overheated or dehydrated during summer heat waves.Pets that appear sluggish, who vomit frequently or seem disoriented could be sufferi More...

Six Asian Americans Honored At AAPI Heritage Month

Assemblymembers Nily Rozic and Edward Braunstein, City Comptroller Scott Stringer, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, and Councilman Mark Weprin honored six Asian Americans for their dedication and hard work during the More...

A New Way of Telling a Classic Fairy Tale

             A classic fairy tale has been sweeping the theatrical scene of Modern Greece.  A new way of telling a folk tale that appeal to young and old is “To Sklavi” (son of a slave) More...

Pudu Fawn Born In Queens Zoo

A southern pudu fawn (Pudu puda) was born at the WCS’ (Wildlife Conservation Society) Queens Zoo. The pudu is the world’s smallest deer species. More...

110th Precinct Community Council Meeting Highlights

The 110th Precinct Community Council presented its Cop-of-the-Month Award to the 110th Precinct’s Detective Squad during the council’s Thursday, June 11 meeting held at Flanders Field VFW Post No. 150 in Corona. Deputy Inspector Christopher M. More...

Vallone Unveils New Sign: Robert C. Lohnes Way

Councilman Paul A. Vallone hosted a street co-naming ceremony in honor of Robert C. Lohnes, a beloved veteran, former NYPD detective, and shining example of volunteerism and dedication to the community. More...

Uniqlo Comes To SkyView

The Shops at SkyView Center welcomed global retailer, Uniqlo, to Queens with a grand opening on June 5 on Level D of the shopping center. More...

UCCA, Ridgewood Savings Bank Hold Annual Shred

On June 13, the United Community Civic Association (UCCA) and Ridgewood Savings Bank held their annual Free Shredding Event hosted by UCCA President Rose Marie Poveromo and Ridgewood Savings Bank Branch Manager Judy Williams.  More...

Rezza Honored As 114th Precinct Top Cop

District Attorney Richard Brown, Councilman Costa Constantinides and NYPD Chief of Community Affairs Joanne Jaffe were guest speakers at the 10th Annual Fellowship Breakfast honoring Officer Ralph Rezza as 114th Precinct Cop-of-the-Year.  DA Bro More...

Dr. Samadi Honored At Latos Cancer Foundation Gala

Last Thursday, June 11, at Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, The Peter Latos Foundation held their second annual gala honoring Dr. David B. Samadi.  More...

Internet In Bloom For The Layperson

In my never-ending battle to find legitimate ways to generate revenue using the internet, I found one with odds better than playing the national lottery. This website has the potential to make you a millionaire overnight. More...

Coalition Unites To Prevent Westway Conversion

The Astoria & Long Island City Coalition has united its members to join in their efforts to prevent the conversion of the Westway Motel at 71-11 and 72-05 Astoria Blvd., East Elmhurst, into a permanent homeless shelter housing over 500 individual More...

Local-Express

A contestant on GSN’s bodypainting competition show, Skin Wars Season 2, Fernello Nelson has been body painting for five years, leaving his career as an EMT to pursue a full-time career as a painter. More...

Ask Dr. Universe

Dr. Universe: What is a microchip, how do they work, and what are they used for?  – Brook, Doncaster, England  Dear Brook,  More...

The Pulpit

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Call On DOT To Return Hundreds Of Parking Spaces

City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer and residents from Long Island City called on the Department of Transportation (DOT) to restore approximately 190 public parking permits that were withdr More...

Koo Celebrates Asian American Pacific Islander Month

Councilman Peter Koo recognized four outstanding individuals in honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Month on June 9.  More...

Iced Tea Enjoyed In Many Forms

In the United States, there are two varieties of tea identified by their sweetness, and cultural relevancy.  As a staple beverage for Southern barbecue, iced tea is drunk year-round, including the winter months.  In the Northern states, te More...

Holy Trinity Celebrates 100 Years Of Service

Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church in Astoria celebrated its centennial anniversary on June 7. In honor of the anniversary Father Wsewolod Dutikow led a special liturgy.  More...

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