July 8, 2015 RSS feed / Features

Brooklyn Man Busted In Woodside Rape Attempt

Detectives at the NYPD Queens Special Victims Squad last week arrested a 24-year-old Brooklyn man who was charged with the June 26 attempted rape of a Woodside woman.The detectives tracked Larry Williams, of Brooklyn, to his grandmother’s home on Jun More...

Don’t Sweat, Open Hydrants Legally

We’ve all seen them – images of children dancing between bubbles of water from neighborhood fire hydrants. More...

Tips ‘Rolled In’ On Wheelchair Bandit: Cops

By LIZ GOFFIt wasn’t hard for people to remember Kelvin Dennison after he held up a Santander Bank Branch in Astoria on June 29.  More...

Community Education Council Starts New Term

Dr. Philip A. Composto began his 12th year as Community Superintendent and the new Community Education Council started a two-year term in District 30 on July 1. More...

Homeowners Activism In Upholding Their Rights Expressed At Barbecue

On June 20, The Hellenic American Taxpayers and Civic Association of Southold Town (HATCAST) held a barbecue picnic on Saturday afternoon at the South Harbor View Park in Southold. More...

Local-Express

Lin Li

Lin Li, who received her master’s degree in biology from City College of New York on May 29, did not speak much English when she enrolled at William Cullen Bryant High School after arriving in this country from Hebei Province, China, with her f More...

Summer Means Greenmarkets In Queens

Rise and shine Queens! A plethora of local farmers markets are waiting for you. Contrary to public markets which are open year-round in permanent structures with packaged goods, farmers markets feature foods sold directly from farmers to consumers. More...

Astoria Rocks For St. Jude Children’s Resear ch Hospital

Astoria Rocks for St. Jude, benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a benefit presented by One Note at a Time, will include a cash bar, food, and live performances by SOULPICNIC, DETOUR and SPITFIRE. Astoria Rocks for St. More...

Havana Night Benefit For Variety Boys & Girls Club

On Thursday, July 9, the Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens (VBGCQ) will host Havana Night, a fundraiser and networking event on the Patio of Vivaldi Ristorante in Bayside. More...

Queens Center Job Fair

About 40 employers will be interviewing job seekers and accepting résumés at a job fair sponsored by state Senator Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst), Woodside on the Move, and Queens Center. More...

Steinway Hallmark Bids Adieu

After 32 years of business on Steinway Street, Hallmark owner Marc Schein and staff closed their doors on Saturday, June 27.—Melissa Mennona More...

The Pulpit

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Beer Garden Hosts Crowd For US World Cup Victory

A massive crowd gathered to watch the United States Women’s National Team seize victory at the Studio Square Beer Garden in Astoria. More...

Cops: Fatal Astoria Hit-Run Driver ‘Shook In His Shoes’

The 24-year-old unlicensed driver who confessed to fatally striking an Astoria woman with his car on June 27 was, “shaking in his shoes,” when he turned himself in to police at the 114th Precinct, law enforcement sources said.“He was probably shaking More...

Hunt Suspect In Jackson Hgts. Rape Attempt

Police are searching for a man who followed and attempted to rape a 22-year-old Jackson Heights woman on May 11.Cops said the suspect followed the woman to her apartment building on 77th Street at about 8:30 p.m. More...

Resorts World Honors Employees And FDNY

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder joined hundreds of local families for an FDNY Chili cook-off at the Resorts World Employee Appreciation Day. More...

Unveil Corridor Safety Improvements To 21st Street

New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Polly Trottenberg, Councilmembers Costa Constantinides and Jimmy Van Bramer, and transit advocates on June 26 unveiled corridor safety improvements to 21st Street, between Hoyt Avenue Sout More...

50 Percent To Goal

Joining over 5,500 riders and 3,000 volunteers, Jay Binkowitz and his wife have participated in the Pan Mass Challenge (PMC.org) as members of Team Kermit. More...

Greek Couple Stranded In America

Due to the financial crisis in Greece a couple’s honeymoon quickly became a disaster when their two credit cards, both issued by Greek banks, were suddenly declined, leaving them penniless in New York City.  More...

Vigil Honors Jackson Heights Man Killed For Being Gay

Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights, Elmhurst), LGBT activists, and family members of the late Julio Rivera family gathered for a candlelight vigil to mark the 25th anniversary of Rivera’s murder on July 2, 1990. More...

Whitestone, Ohio?

The Clinton Restaurant in Whitestone was the setting for a period film entitled Indignation. More...

Cab Calloway Orchestra Coming To Astoria Waterfront

The Central Astoria LDC’s 2015 Waterfront Concert Series is in full swing and continues with a great night of energetic music from the Harlem Renaissance period of the ‘30s and ‘40s More...

Lonely Planet’s Uncovering Queens Video Guide

In December, Lonely Planet, the world’s leading travel media company, released its annual list of the best places to go in the US. Queens, New York’s largest borough, was named the Number One Destination to visit in 2015. More...

Time Warner To Open At Lefkos Pyrgos Site

Time Warner Cable has broken ground in a new location in Astoria. It will occupy the corner that used to be home to Lefkos Pyrgos cafe and extend into the plots of some neighboring stores along 31st Street. More...

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