September 2, 2015 RSS feed / Features

Where Should You Shop In Greece?

Cash and not credit appears to be the norm in Greece 2015. The best shopping I encountered in Athens was outside the Acropolis Museum at Mitseon and Hatzichristou streets and the town of Kalambaka by Meterora.. More...

DOE: LIC Pre-K Opening Could Face Delay

An item posted last week on the Department of Education (DOE)’s Facebook page showed that a new Universal Pre-K program for 270 youngsters in Long Island City is currently not scheduled to open for the start of the 2015/16 school year.The item, liste More...

The Forgotten Relic Of The 1964-65 World’s Fair

Two years of commemorations and celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of the 1964- 65 World’s Fair come to an end this fall.  While not many structures from the Fair are left in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, the New York State Pavilion More...

Team Kermit Near Cancer-Fighting Goal

Jay Binkowitz, of American Eye Care in Astoria, along with his wife, Bettina, participate in the annual Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC), a bike-athon of 192 miles every August. More...

Rozic, Koo Host Annual Music And Movie Night

Last week, Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (D,WF-Flushing) joined Councilman Peter Koo (D-Flushing), Queensboro Hill Neighborhood Civic Association President Don Capalbi, the Greater Flushing Chamber of Com More...

Vintage Cartoons, Live Jazz At Sunnyside Gardens Park

On Saturday, September 19, Sunnyside Gardens Park in Western Queens will open its doors at 5:30 pm for its annual Flicks & Jazz in the Garden, a family movie night open to the public. More...

Local-Express

Dr. Sharon DeVivo, Ed.D

Dr. Sharon B. DeVivo, recently appointed the seventh President of Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology and the only woman in the college’s history, has been with Vaughn since 1996. More...

Astoria/LIC Kiwanis Club’s Cocktail Party

The Astoria/Long Island City Kiwanis Club announced they will be hosting their Annual Cocktail Party, on Thursday, October 1, 2015, from 7 pm to 10 pm at Riccardo’s by the Bridge. Tickets will be $60 per person.  More...

Neil Patrick Harris Coming To Astoria

Neil Patrick Harris will be coming to Astoria’s Kaufman Studios to tape his new 10-episode show, Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris. More...

The Haymarket Martyrs

The Martyrs' Monument by sculptor, Albert Weinert, takes its inspiration from "La Marseillaise", the national anthem of France. It was a favorite of Albert Parsons and he sang it in his cell just prior to his trip to the gallows. More...

The Pulpit

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Stuyvesant Principal Gaspar Fabbricante Passes

It is with deep regret that we inform the community of the passing of Gaspar Fabbricante on September 1, 2015. A longtime resident of Forest Hills Gardens, Mr. More...

Taking A ‘Split’ From Evaluating Trends In Transportation

Well-known Letter to the Editor writer Larry Penner and his wife, Wendy, celebrated National Banana Split Day at Hildebrandts Ice Cream Parlor. More...

Maspeth High School Debate Team Wins Championships

On August 27, Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley visited Maspeth High School to support the accomplishments of the team’s new, successful Speech & Debate Team. More...

Cops Talk Crime Prevention Tips

Police officials are urging borough residents and business owners to stay alert – and take measures to prevent becoming a crime victim.“Don’t become a target for thieves and other criminals,” police officials said. More...

St. Michael’s To Hold Annual Remember Me Run

This year’s Remember Me Run will be held at St. Michael’s Cemetery on September 12 at 2 pm.  The annual event, with the support of the Christopher Santora Scholarship Fund, will honor former Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. More...

Urge ERA Passage On Women’s Equality Day

Congresswoman Carolyn B. More...

Simotas Celebrates Women’s History Art Contest Winners

On August 26, Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas celebrated the young Astoria artists who participated in her annual Women’s History Month drawing contest. More...

Ask Dr. Universe

What color was the T. rex? – Jack H., 7, Taunton, England  Dear Jack,  When we dig up fossils from the Earth they can tell us a lot about life in the past.  More...

Ethics Puts A Charge In Electrician’s Business

Tom Munetz is both well respected and in high demand as a licensed master electrician in all the boroughs of New York. More...

Chef Michael Comes To Astoria

On Wednesday, August 26 Chef Michael Love, a Miami-based chef, author and star of the new competition show, Man on the Eat visited Astoria’s own Franky’s Souvlaki located at Steinway Stre More...

Beach Boys Mastermind Brian Wilson To Perform

Brian Wilson is coming to Kupferberg Center for the Arts, Colden Auditorium at Queens College on Friday, October 9 at 8 pm! Tickets are on sale now. More...

The Origins Of Labor Day

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. More...

American Labor Leader Samuel Gompers

Samuel Gompers, an English-born American cigar maker became a labor union leader and a key figure in American labor history.  Gompers was the founder of the American Federation of Labor (AFL), and served as that organization's president from 188 More...

Oceania Street Armenian Festival

On Saturday, September 12, Oceania Street in Bayside (on the corner of Horace Harding Expressway), will be transformed into an amazing Armenian Street Festival – complete with wonderful ethnic food, live entertainment, vendors and games/rides f More...

Woman Arrested For Shooting, Burning Victim

Police have arrested a woman in connection with the brutal murder of a 43-year-old Astoria man whose body was found burning in an alley near Astoria Boulevard on August 29.  More...

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