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Self-defense In Bloom

Why have a self-defense column?  The US has the world's most powerful military.  Many politicians tell me crime is dropping.  Right?  All I need to do is buy a firearm, right?  More...

Zoning, Land Use Website

A city website lets New Yorkers check zoning applications as they travel through the approval process to obtain permits and approval for development projects, from adding a deck or a new room to an existing property, toThe Zoning and Land Use Web app More...

Cops Release Sketch In Vicious Beatingh

Police last week released a sketch of a suspect wanted for beating a woman in her Jackson Heights apartment building on May 11.Cops said the suspect followed the 22-year-old victim into her building on 77th Street at about 8:30 p.m. More...

Stop & Shop To Acquire 25 A&P Stores

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC announced today that it has entered into an agreement with The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company to acquire 25 A&P stores in Greater New York for $146 million. More...

King Manor Museum Names New Head

King Manor Museum announced the selection of new Executive Director, Nadezhda Williams. Williams replaces Mary Anne Mrozinski, who recently retired after leading the museum since 1989.  More...

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Dorothy Lewandowski

Dorothy Lewandowski, Queens Borough Parks Commissioner, oversees Queens’ 7,326 acres within Queens Parks. Through her leadership as Commissioner, Lewandowski has been a key player in keeping Queens green and on the move. More...

Katz Celebrates 25th Anniversary Of ADA

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz welcomed the ADA Legacy Bus to Queens Borough Hall on Monday, July 13, for the presentation of a Proclamation honoring the 25th anniversary of the Americans with More...

Water Safety Camp Coming To Variety Boys & Girls Club

In continuation of a national partnership dedicated to bringing water safety education to the communities that need it most, national water-safety organization, The ZAC Foundation has selected the Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens to host the f More...

Trinity’s ‘Making Peace With Your Past’ Changes Lives

Trinity Lutheran Church of Astoria/Long Island City is offering a program for healing, “Making Peace With Your Past: Help for Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families,” an intense program led by Pastor Paul Milholland of Trinity Lutheran More...

Gossip Coffee Opens This Week In Astoria

Gossip Coffee, Astoria’s first retro-futuristic coffee and dessert cafe from MexiBBQ partners James Paloumbis and John Bortolis, is located at 37-04 30th Avenue (between 37th and 38th Streets). More...

Constantinides Allocates $400K To Schoolhouse Park

Councilman Costa Constantinides allocated almost $400,000 in capital discretionary funding to the historic One Room Schoolhouse Park in Jackson Heights. More...

Boro President, Cabinet, Board Meet With NYPD

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz chaired a joint meeting of the Queens Borough Board and Queens Borough Cabinet in Queens Borough Hall on Monday, July 13. More...

Dutch Kills Housing Boom Continues

A new, seven-story development is rising at the site of a former paint roller factory on 31st Street in Dutch Kills, one of many residential projects that promise to change the face of the Long Island City community.  More...

Playground 90 Update

City of New York Parks & Recreation announced construction at Playground 90, on Northern Boulevard, between 89th and 90th Streets has commenced. More...

The Catskills Comes to Queens Backyard BBQ

New York Epicurean Events announced its partnership with Lucky Dog Farm, Pure Catskills, Larry’s Custom Meats, and the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce for “The Catskills Comes to Queens,” 2015’s premiere farm-to-festival food and wine tasting, to More...

Kaufman Expands KAS Lighting

The site of a former Long Island City car dealership that rose to fame as the set for the 1990 movie “Cadillac Man” will remain in the motion picture business.The former Cadillac dealership on 37th Avenue and Northern Boulevard has been acquired by t More...

Conductor Could Face Charges In Maspeth Crash

The operator of a freight train that collided with a tractor-trailer in Maspeth on July 8 could be facing charges after an investigation revealed the train was speeding at the tie of impact.A probe conducted by investigators at the NYPD Highway Unit’ More...

Bibhu Mohapatra: A Modest Man Conquers The World Of Women’s Fashion

“Who do I begin to thank for the modest success I have been so fortunate to enjoy in my life?’’ the celebrated Indian born, international fashion and costume designer Bibhu Mohapatra asked me in a tone suggesting that he already knew the answer to hi More...

Katz Allocates $5M To CUNY

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz announced an allocation of $5 million of her Fiscal Year 2016 discretionary capital funds to support capital projects at all five City University of New York (CUNY) public institutions of higher learning in Queen More...

NYPD Patrol Boat Named In Memory Of Cardillo

The NYPD honored the memory of Police Officer and Queens native Phil Cardillo on July 14 with a harbor patrol boat christened in his name. More...

Movie Nights In Astoria Park Are Back... ‘Inconceivable!’

Central Astoria Local Development Coalition Inc. (CALDC) proudly announces the return of Movies on the Waterfront at Astoria Park. More...

On The Horizon For Queens World Film Festival

Queens World Film Festival 6 (QWFF) is set to run March 15 - 20, 2016 at Museum of the Moving Image (MMI) and several other locations in Queens.  Submissions are now being accepted at www.queensworldfilmfestival.com/submit/, “and we are he More...

Financial Advice: College – Getting There from Here

Albert Lee, an Edward Jones financial advisor in the Astoria community, is hosting a free college savings presentation, titled College – Getting There from Here, at 12 pm, Thursday, July 23, at Gym-Azing located at 27-14 23rd Ave., Astoria.&nbs More...

The Pulpit

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Van Bramer, DSNY Unveil New Litter Baskets

On July 17, New York City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer was joined by Department of Sanitation (DSNY) representatives, Woodside residents and business owners to unveil the installation of additional trash baskets in Woodside. More...

Cuomo Signs Kim’s Nail Salon Legislation

On the morning of July 16, Assemblyman Ron Kim (D-Flushing) joined Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, elected officials and community leaders to celebrate Governor Cuomo’s signing of the nail salon legislation (A7630).  More...

Americans Set Highest Travel Record In Years

An estimated 222 million travelers are expected to fly from June 1 through August 31 this summer, making it the busiest in the history of US air travel since 2007 when the previous record of 217 million travelers was reached before the economic downt More...

CB1 Now On Facebook, Twitter

Residents and business owners within Queens Community Board 1 (CB1) have a new “friend” to share their questions and concerns.  CB1 officials jumped on the web last week, opening Facebook and Twitter accounts to improve communication More...

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