October 14, 2015 RSS feed / Features

What Was Theophanes of Constantinople’s Contribution to Early Russia?

During the Cold War, I was unable to visit Russia to discover my Byzantine heritage. More...

The Hellenic American National Council, HANC, as a united National Front of joint responsibility and synergy

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Candidate Brings New Vision for Marple Newtown School Director

It has never been about “how much money do you make?” for me. But rather, “what are you doing for your community?”, explained Ms. Stavroula Kotrotsios. More...

Pop Star D-VVINE: A Singer Who Can Never Be Separated From Her Song

D.H. Lawrence, the celebrated early 20th century British novelist, lectured his readers and fellow writers on the need to separate the writer from the tale he was telling. More...

Celebrating Columbus On Fifth Avenue

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, former City Council Speaker Peter Vallone Sr., Councilmembers Paul Vallone and Ydanis Rodriguez, and former Councilman Peter Vallone Jr., and other officials marched down Fi More...

Community Board 1

Community Board 1 is holding its regular monthly meeting and public hearing on Tuesday, October 20, at The Astoria World Manor 25-22 Astoria Blvd., Astoria, at 7 pm.  Public Hearing Items:  1. More...

Cuomo’s Common Core Task Force To Meet In City

Queens Assemblywoman and Chair of the Assembly Education Committee Catherine Nolan is one of 15 members on the new Common Core Task Force charged by Governor Andrew Cuomo with reviewing and making recommendations to overhaul the current way students More...

UCCA’s Annual Children’s Halloween Costume Party

The United Community Civic Association’s Annual Children’s Halloween Costume Party will be held Friday, October 30, and the fun starts at 6:30 pm and goes until 9:30 pm at Central Restaurant / Lounge, 20-30 Steinway Street. More...

Civics Seek Answers On Dutch Kills Shelter Notice

Dutch Kills residents this week are calling on officials at the city Department of Homeless Services (DHS) to clarify the notification process the agency used to advise local leaders and residents that a shelter for 200 homeless women was opening in More...

MI CANDELA…

Authentic Puerto Rican Cuisine

Mi Candela offers a unique dining experience with the most traditional Puerto Rican cuisine outside of abuela’s house. More...

Lady Gaga Drops In On The Pomeroy In Astoria

Lady Gaga at the Grand Opening of The Pomeroy, at 36- 12 Ditmars Blvd., in Astoria. More...

Local-Express Carol Suraci

Local author Carol Gaddis Suraci has recently published her first novel, Forever Midnight – a paranormal love story. It is the story of a romance set amid a backdrop of the eternal conflict between good and evil. More...

CROWLEY HOSTS ANNUAL ITALIAN HERITAGE MONTH CELEBRATION:

Congressman Joseph Crowley, Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus, celebrated Italian Heritage Month with the Queens and The Bronx community with 200 guests in attendance on October 5.  More...

Verve Hotel To Serve As Homeless Shelter

Nearly a decade ago, the Dutch Kills Civic Association (DKCA) engaged in a long battle with developers who wanted to build hotels in several parts of the neighborhood. More...

QCC Art Gallery Opens New Exhibits

New and exciting exhibits have opened at Queensborough Community College starting October 8, adding to the gallery’s vital and educational resources. More...

How Did Cephalonians Aid Greek Learning In Medieval Russia?

        “This is a special surprise for you, Catherine!” said my guide, Irina, during my multinational tour of Moscow More...

Greek Cuisine and Traditions Unite New Yorkers

New Yorkers of all backgrounds united this Columbus Weekend to attend the unique St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Festival of Flushing, New York. This year the Festival had new days. More...

OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL

175th ANNIVERSARY COMMITTEE PRESENTS “A VISIT WITH ST. PAUL” Sunday, October 18, 2015 – 6:30PM – Lower Church

OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL 175th ANNIVERSARY COMMITTEE PRESENTS “A VISIT WITH ST. PAUL” Sunday, October 18, 2015 – 6:30PM – Lower Church More...

Peralta’s Bill To Extend Organ Transplantation

State Senator Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst) on October 6 recognized the first annual Organ Donor Enrollment Day organized by LiveOnNY and unveiled a bill to expand public medical assistance for kidney transplants to include undocumented New Yorkers. More...

CM Vallone Hosts Italian Heritage Celebration

Councilman Paul Vallone was proud to host the Annual Italian Heritage Celebration with City Council Speaker Melissa Mark- Viverito at City Hall on the evening of October 7. More...

Central Astoria Continues Housing Workshops

The Central Astoria Local Development Coalition, (CALDC) an Astoria-based notfor profit organization that deals in housing, announced their continuation of its series of housing workshops in various Queens Library branches. More...

St. John’s Prep Student Commended By NMSC

St. John’s Preparatory School Principal William Higgins announced that Rebecca McFadden has been named Commended Student in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program. More...

Cyclist Critical In Bridge Accident

A 20-year-old Manhattan man remains in serious condition this week, after he lost control of his Citi Bike on the upper level of the Ed Koch- Queensboro Bridge and tumbled to the lower level on Saturday evening.  More...

Greek Traditions Unite New Yorkers At St. Nicholas

New Yorkers of all backgrounds united this Columbus Day weekend to attend the unique St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Festival in Flushing. More...

Lewis & Scorsese Chat About Comedy In Film

Jerry Lewis and Martin Scorsese in Conversation About Comedy On Film was presented by Museum of the Moving Image and the Comedy Hall of Fame on Tuesday, October 6, at Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria’s Redstone Theater.  More...

The Pulpit

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Thomas Ognibene, Former City Councilman

Former City Councilman and Queens Republican Party official Thomas V. More...

Police Investigating Kissena Park Homicide

Police are investigating the death of a woman whose body was discovered on Sunday afternoon inside Kissena Park in Flushing. More...

Coachella Of Queens?

In talks with the city, AEG Live, the company that stages the huge Coachella festival in California might possibly bring their brand to the Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Corona Park next year. More...

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