August 19, 2015 RSS feed / Features

Come Celebrate Smokey Bear's 71st Birthday At Alley Pond

Smokey Bear is turning 71 this year and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is throwing a birthday bash befitting of the legendary forest fire-fighting icon. More...

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Daniela Bas: Knows No Barriers

When in a recent interview Daniela Bas told me that she had been blessed with the most wonderful parents in the world, it would have been difficult to argue with the 54 year old Italian born and raised Director of the United Nations Department of Eco More...

Cops Hunt Steinway Street Knife Attack Suspect

An employee at a Steinway Street furniture store was attacked and robbed by a knife-wielding customer on July 23, police said.Cops said the enraged man walked into American Design Furniture at 32-94 Steinway Street at about 6 p.m. More...

Fatal Crash Cyclist Suffered Seizure: NYPD

A Queens bicyclist died on August 12 after he suffered a seizure and was struck by a passing vehicle, authorities said.Police said the man, in his 20s, was pedaling along 30th Avenue near 93rd Street in East Elmhurst at about 3 p.m. More...

New Approval For School At White Castle Site

City and local officials are close to signing off on a proposal to build a new public school on a site in Jackson Heights that was formerly occupied by the founders of the original “belly bomb.”The City Council Subcommittee on Landmarks, Public Sitin More...

Call For US Action To Boost Greek Economy

Congresswoman Carolyn B. More...

Katz Gives $32M To Fix Up 37 Parks

Queens Borough President announced an allocation of $32 million from her discretionary capital funds for important construction, renovations and upgrades across 37 public parks in Queens. More...

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Evon Reyes

Evon Reyes is the founder of Fearless Fighting Females. More...

The Pulpit

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Citi Bike Installed In LIC

Citi Bike installed the following stations on August 13 in Long Island City, as the system takes root for the first time in Queens:  •21st Street and Queens Plaza North  •45th Road and 11th Street  •Queens Plaza North an More...

Check Out LIC’s New Mural On Thomson Avenue

Long Island City businesses, community members, and elected officials celebrated the unveiling of a mural, “Pedestrian Patterns” yesterday along the Thomson Avenue pedestrian bridge. More...

Gillibrand Urges Permanent Extension Of Zadroga

Standing at the headquarters of the Zadroga 9/11 treatment center in Staten Island, United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, surrounded by permanent Zadroga advocates and World Trade Center first responders, survivors, and doctors and others who are More...

Woman Freed After Kidnap Ordeal

A 21-year-old Jackson Heights man is facing a slew of charges including kidnapping and rape after he abducted and attacked his ex-fiancé in a 12-hour ordeal, police said.  More...

Battle of the Badges: FDNY vs. NYPD Cook-Off Event at Resorts World Casino New York City

Members of the FDNY and NYPD will go head-to-head in culinary combat Come out to Resorts World Casino New York City for a special Battle of the Badges: FDNY vs. More...

Cross Island YMCA Campers Go For Gold At Icahn Stadium

On August 12, the Cross Island YMCA Lisa Beth Gerstman Camp for Children with Special Needs participated with the NYC Parks Department in a track and field event at Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island.  The campers train for this event at the Juni More...

Hunt Suspect In Elmhurst Attack

A 24-year-old Elmhurst woman last month survived a vicious attack by a knife-wielding suspect, authorities said.Cops said the woman was about to enter her residence near Baxter Avenue and Hampton Street at about 2:45 a.m. More...

Cuomo Signs Ban On Powdered Booze

Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week signed legislation banning the sale of powdered or crystalline alcohol in New York State. More...

It’s Business As Usual For Queens Pathmark, Waldbaum’s Stores

There’s good news for Pathmark and Waldbaum’s shoppers in Queens.The Pathmark Super Store on Farrington Street in Flushing and the Waldvaum’s Supermarket on 31st Avenue in East Elmhurst are currently open for business during regular store hours, a sp More...

Internet In Bloom For The Layperson

In the year 2000 the United States gained the unique distinction of incarcerating more people than any other nation. More...

LeadingAge Honors Flushing House Director

David Barr, Flushing House Director of Operations, received the “Employee of Distinction” Award from LeadingAge New York, during a ceremony on August 13. More...

Elected Officials Enroll For IDNYC Cards

State Senator Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst), his staff, and Assemblymembers Aravella Simotas (D-Astoria) and Francisco Moya (D-Jackson Heights) enrolled for IDNYC cards at the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) Corona Center on August 1 More...

LAG CC Helps Immigrant Nurses Get NY Credentials

Forty immigrant nurses were honored during a special ceremony at LaGuardia Community College on August 11. More...

The Incredibles At Astoria Park Save The Day!

The Central Astoria Local Development Coalition invites everyone to come out and join them for the final screening in their 2015 Movies on the Waterfront series, featuring the 2005 Oscar Awardwinning film for Best Animated Feature Film of the Year, T More...

Time Warner Cable’s Grand Opening At Skyview

Time Warner Cable (TWC) held a Grand Opening on August 14 for a new experience store located at the Skyview Mall in Flushing. More...

Cops Hunt Steinway Street Knife Attack Suspect

An employee at a Steinway Street furniture store was attacked and robbed by a knife-wielding customer, police said.  More...

State Reveals ELA Scores

School is still out for another month but last year’s test scores are now in.  Board of Regents Chancellor Meryl Tisch and State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia released results of the Spring 2015 Grades 3-8 Math and English Language More...

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