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Astoria Bank Kicks Off 16th Annual Kids Tools For School Drive

Astoria Bank, Long Island’s fourth largest bank by deposit market share and the second largest community bank headquartered in New York, today announced it will hold the 16th annual Kids Tools for School drive, beginning on August 1.&n More...

Arthur Ashe StadiumTo Host Annual Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day

With a newly built roof, and the US Open fast approaching, Arthur Ashe stadium is preparing to host its annual Arthur A More...

QUEENS MAN SENTENCED TO 5 TO 15 YEARS IN PRISON FOR INDUCING YOUNG GIRLS TO ENGAGE IN SEXUAL PERFORMANCES

A CyberTip Led To Arrest Of Defendant On Eve Of Planned Trip To Meet Teen Girl, Defendant Manipulated Teens To Play Sick Game Online

 Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced today that a 24-year-old Corona,  Queens, man has been sentenced to 5 to 15 years in prison for inducing young girls to engage in sexual performances via video chat, which he recorded. More...

Cit Field Hosts NYC Dirty Girl Mud Run

This year’s annual New York City Dirty Girl Mud Run took place on Saturday, August 8th in More...

Liz Crowley Visits 102nd, 104th Precincts’ Night Out

Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley attended another successful National Night Out Against Crime in City Council District 30 with members of the local precincts and communities. More...

Queens Plaza Bike Crash Victim Dies

A 20-year-old college student who was run down by a car while heading home on July 28 has died from his injuries, police said.Police said Kevin Lopez, a business administration student at LaGuardia Community College, was pedaling north in a bike lane More...

Citi Bike Comes To Queens

Queens has been officially added to the list of boroughs offering Citi Bike access to residents. More...

LAGCC Prez Joins Panel: Future Of Higher Education

At the invitation of United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, LaGuardia Community College President Dr. Gail O. More...

Pre-K For The Community At St. Demetrios

The establishment of a city universal pre- K at the St. More...

Fariña Issues ‘Tough Reforms’ To Hold Schools Accountable

Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña last week announced “an aggressive new approach to holding schools accountable for adhering to academic policies.”  More...

Peralta Holds Annual Back To School Supplies Giveaway

Hundreds of families participated in state Senator Jose Peralta’s sixth annual Back to School supplies giveaway. The event took place behind St. Paul the Apostle Church in Corona. More...

Time Warner Cable Opens At SkyView Center

The Shops at SkyView Center has announced the grand opening of nationally known Time Warner Cable (TWC) on Friday, August 14 at 9 am. Time Warner Cable will be taking 4,228 square feet on Level B of the shopping center.  More...

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Alice Crespo

Helping Hands for the Disabled of New York City (HHDNYC) began in August of 1982 and has been serving disabled New Yorkers ever since. More...

No Charges For Driver In Multi-Car Astoria Accident

A late model BMW sports sedan spun out of control at an Astoria intersection on August 2, when it veered the wrong way down a one-way street and slammed into 19 parked vehicles before coming to a stop, law enforcement sources said.  More...

Queens Library To Finally Receive $14 Million In Funding

Following a year of significant change, the Queens Library is getting $14 million for capital improvements from Borough President Melinda Katz after a one-year hiatus in funding.  More...

Girl Scout Collects Art Supplies For Autistic Children

Thirteen-year-old Rhiannon McGowan, of Woodside/Sunnyside Girl Scout Troop 4547, has created a project for autistic children in the area. More...

AT&T Celebrates "Work From The Park Thursday" In Corona

On August 13, AT&T celebrated "Work from the Park Thursday" with residents in Corona. AT&T was on hand in Corona Plaza handing out Morris Food Truck grilled cheese, water and sunglasses to celebrate working in the park. More...

OWNER OF QUEENS AUTO BODY SHOP CHARGED WITH TAX FRAUD

Defendant Allegedly Pocketed $125,000 Owed to the City and State

Queens District Attorney Richard A. More...

QUEENS TEENAGER CHARGED IN CROSS ISLAND PARKWAY CRASH INVOLVING SCHOOL BUS, NYPD VEHICLE AND ELDERLY L.I. MOTORIST

Defendant Allegedly Drove At High Rate Of Speed, Weaving In And Out Of Lanes; Two Officers and Long Island Couple Suffer Injuries

Queens District Attorney Richard A. More...

Greek American Presence At Southold 375th Anniversary Parade

On July 14th, 1990, Greek Americans participated in the 350th Anniversary of Southold Town. “Let’s all march in the Parade,” said the June 18, 1990 Transfiguration of Christ Newsletter, Mattituck, New York. More...

ASTORIA, QUEENS APARTMENT COMPLEX  RESTORES GAS SERVICE TO MORE RESIDENTS

ASTORIA, QUEENS  Half of the residents of Acropolis Gardens in Astoria, Queens lost their gas service following a fire outside one of its laundry rooms in May, which resulted in it being shut down by Con Edison.  As of today, four of the ei More...

Night Out Against Crime 102 Precinct

Night Out Against Crime police officers from the 102 Precinct and WBID staff members including (R)WBID Executive Director Maria Thomson and Deputy Inspector Urprasad Commanding Officer of the 102 Precinct. More...

NRG Cleans Up Astoria Park

As part of NRG’s Global Giving Day, a team of volunteers from the NRG Plant in Astoria came down to Astoria Park for their annual clean up on July 16. More...

Van Bramer, Advocates: Clear Sidewalks Of Dealership Cars

On August 4, City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer was joined by members of Transportation Alternatives and Make Queens Safer as he led a walking tour along Northern Boulevard to highlight the abuse of public parking regulations by car dealer More...

Maloney Receives Breastfeeding Champion Award

Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) joined breastfeeding advocates, mothers, and the NYC Breastfeeding Leadership Council for their annual Subway Caravan at New York City Hall on August 7. More...

Constantinides, Local Groups Host School Supply Drive

New York City Councilman Costa Constantinides is hosting a second-annual school supply drive in conjunction with St. Michael’s Cemetery, 9 H.U.G.S. More...

Music Double-Header And Busting Ghosts At Astoria Park

On Thursday, August 13, Central Astoria Local Development Coalition (CALDC) invites everyone to come out and enjoy the final performance of their 2015 Waterfront Concert Series with two amazing performances in one night!  More...

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Gianaris To Read To Queens Library Summer Readers

Today, state Senator Michael Gianaris is reading to the children of the Long Island City/Astoria community who are celebrating all the fun they had reading at Queens Library this summer. More...

MMAD Fest NY 2015: Musicians Making a Difference

On Sunday, July 19 at LIC Bar’s rural, colorfully decorated beer garden, I was proud to be the opening act at the annual Musicians Making A Difference Festival (MMAD FEST). More...

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