August 5, 2015 RSS feed / Features

School’s Out, But the Gym is Open

School’s off for the summer, but student-athletes haven’t stopped working. More...

Hotel Worker Thwarts Wallet Swipe

A worker at a Howard Johnson Hotel in Long Island City chased down a thief who stole her wallet on July 22, and struggled with him to get it back, police said. Cops said the suspect (see photo) entered the hotel at 38-59 12th Street at about 10: More...

MTA Motorman Charged In Road Rage Death

Police arrested an MTA motorman on July 30 for the road-rage murder of a celebrity jeweler who failed to get out of the street fast enough, authorities said. More...

Military Online Auction

Aug. 10th - 12th

BID ONLINE!   Military Clothing  To Include: G-1 U.S Navy Jackets  Sizes: 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52 Sheepskin Hats Line Snaps Knit Waistband & Cuffs  Location:  Long Island City, NY Bid Dates: August 10t More...

Zone 126 Wins DOE Contract

Zone 126 has been selected by the New York City Department of Education as the non-profit organization to lead the Renewal Community Schools initiative at PS/IS 111 and Long Island City High School (Q450) over the course of the next three years (2015 More...

Free CPR Class By Mount Sinai Queens In LIC

Mount Sinai Queens is offering a free Community CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) Training Class on Thursday, August 13, 6 pm, at the at the Queens Sunnyside Library in Long Island City.  More...

St. Demetrios To Offer Free Full-Day Pre-K

The Hellenic Orthodox Community of Astoria – Saint Demetrios – is proud to announce that it will begin its first FREE full-day Universal Pre-Kindergarten at its main campus located on 30th Drive in Astoria.  More...

Greek Nights At Athens Square Park A Big Hit

The Greek nights at Athens Square Park have been hugely popular so far this summer, turning Astoria into a festival of live music, culture and entertainment. More...

Sussex Bank’s New Assistant Vice President

Anthony Labozzetta, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sussex Bank, recently announced the promotion of Brenda Loughery to Assistant Vice President Commercial Loan Portfolio Manager. Loughery was promoted from Assistant Secretary.  More...

LaGuardia Airport To Rise Like A Phoenix By 2021

A $4 billion “transformative redesign” of LaGuardia virtually replacing the 76-year old airport “in its entirety” by 2021 represents a turning point for the borough and communities nearby.  More...

UCCA’s Annual 9/11 Memorial Candlelight Ceremony

The United Community Civic Association’s (UCCA) annual 9/11 Memorial Candlelight Ceremony for the 14th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America will be held on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 7:30 pm, at McManus Memorial Park, on 81st St More...

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Jill Parshley-Cardillo

Jill Parshley-Cardillo loves working with children. More...

Ask Dr. Universe

Dr. Universe: Are aliens real? – Lily, 10, New York City, NY Is there life on other planets? – Heidi, Cincinnati, OH Dear Lily and Heidi, Well, we don’t know for certain. More...

‘Code Red’ Call To Cool The Homeless

Workers with the city’s Department of Homeless Services (DHS) last week hit the streets on a “Code Red” mission to try to coax the homeless off the streets and into cooling centers as the temperature/humidity index soared over 100-degrees in New York More...

APEC’s Summer Nature Kids

Summer Nature Kids have been exploring the ocean all summer learning about life down under through stories, pictures, and interactive hands-on activities. More...

Van Bramer Announces $3M For Hunter’s Point Library

On July 28, New York City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer was joined by Bridget Quinn-Carey, Interim President and CEO of Queens Library, members of the institution’s Board of Trustees and community leaders to announce he has secured a More...

Flushing House Director Honored With LeadingAge Award

David Barr, Flushing House Director of Operations, will receive the Employee of Distinction Award from LeadingAge New York. More...

Madeleine’s Hosiery To Close Shop

After 40 years on Steinway Street, Madeleine’s Hosiery will be closing its doors at the end of August. A storewide sale is going on right now with 50 percent off all merchandise. More...

Gianaris Supports Long Island City BID Expansion

State Senator Michael Gianaris released the following statement in support of the Long Island City Partnership proposed Business Improvement District (BID) Expansion:  More...

The Pulpit

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Boogie Down...And Train Your Dragon In Astoria Park

The CALDC 2015 Waterfront Concert Series continues...with DANCIN’ MACHINE, New York’s only authentic 11-piece ‘70s disco band, so get out your bell bottoms and platform shoes. More...

Astoria Street To Be Co-named ‘Dennis Syntilas Way’

The City Council last month approved a measure that will ensure a place in history for Astoria’s “Greek Son,” Dennis Syntilas.  More...

The Catskills Comes To Queens

Flushing Town Hall was host to a group of Catskills restaurants, brewers, vintners, and cider makers at a special Catskills Comes to Queens Backyard BBQ.  More...

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