November 25, 2015 RSS feed / Features

There’s More To Thanksgiving Than Pigskin

For most people, Thanksgiving marks the start of the holiday season of eating too much, spending too much, fighting over football games and catching up on the news of family and friends.The turkey takes center stage at most Thanksgiving dinners, and More...

Community Celebrates Annual Pajama Party & Benefit

Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas and Maria L. Delgado hosted their sixth annual Pajama Party in Astoria, at The Astor Room. More...

HANAC’S 43rd Annual Gala

HANAC held its 43rd annual Gala on Friday, October 23 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Manhattan, where they honored state Senator Michael Gianaris, Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas and Councilman Costa Constantinides for their tireless efforts to ser More...

Constantinides’ Environmental Protection Bills

Last year the City Council unanimously passed legislation introduced by Councilman Costa Constantinides to reduce carbon emissions 80 percent by 2050 making New York City the largest municipality to do so.  More...

Van Bramer, Girl Scouts Honor Woodsider With Silver

On November 17, City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer joined the Sunnyside/Woodside Girl Scouts to honor Woodsider Rhiannon McGowan with the Silver Award at Donovan’s Pub in Woodside. More...

NYFAC Gets Con Edison Grant For Science Program

On Thursday, November 19, Carol Conslato, Director of Con Edison’s Public Affairs, and Anthony Hill, also from Con Ed’s Public Affairs, visited New York Families for Autistic Children (NYFAC) to see their Science Program first-hand.  More...

CALDC’s Holiday Festival & Tree Lighting Celebration

Central Astoria Local Development Coalition (CALDC) presents its third annual Holiday Festival & Tree Lighting Celebration Saturday, December 5. More...

Santa’s Coming To Steinway!

On Sunday, December 13 and 20, from 12 pm until 3 pm, Santa will be appearing at Tut’s Hub, located at 30-91 Steinway Street, Astoria. More...

Historic Holiday House Tour

Now we know why Santa Claus is coming to town! On Sunday, December 6, seven Queens landmarks will open their doors to the public during the 28th Annual Holiday Historic House Tour. More...

Stolle Bakery, Old World Quality And Flavor

Stolle Bakery, the quintessential Old World-style bakery, opened the doors to its second location in August, in the Falchi Building in Long Island City. More...

Thanksgiving Turkeys For Queens Families In Need

Linda DeSabato (r.), President of Vallo Transportation, an independent school bus company located in Whitestone, helped to brighten the holidays for struggling families by underwriting the cost of 50 More...

Proclamation of Thanksgiving

The year that is drawing toward its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful years and healthful skies. More...

Christ The King HS Tapes Mass For The Homebound

Christ the King High School’s Religious Studies teacher, Deacon Paul Norman recently chaperoned Christ the King students to St. More...

Cops Seek Help In Broadway Carjacking Assault

Police are searching for a gang of five or six men wanted in connection with a brutal assault in Astoria on November 20.  Police said five or six men jumped a 34-year-old motorist when he got out of his car on 37th Street near Broadway, at about More...

Markey Honored By Prominent Women Leaders

A torrential rainstorm could not put a damper on the enthusiasm when friends and supporters gathered at Dazies’ in Sunnyside November 19 for Assemblywoman Margaret Markey. More...

Time Warner Cable Learning Lab Opens At VBGCQ

Time Warner Cable (TWC) and Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens (VBGCQ)held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open a state-of-the-art technology and computer center at VBGCQ’s center located at 21-12 30th Road in Long Island City. More...

LIC Partnership Hosts 28th Annual #LICB2B Trade Show

Last week, over 100 local businesses gathered to exhibit at the Long Island City Partnership’s 2015 Business-to-Business Trade Show and Luncheon at Astoria World Manor. More...

St. Mike’s To Host Annual Toys For Tots

St. Michael’s Cemetery will hold its annual Toys For Tots clothing and toy drive on December 19. Hank Johnson of Jazzbone Records will be on hand to entertain, with Christmas favorites on the piano in the All Souls Chapel. More...

St. Francis Prep Shares Christmas Spirit

The St. More...

Breaking Ground On Hunters Point South Phase II

Mayor Bill de Blasio broke ground November 23 on new infrastructure for the largest new housing complex built in New York City in nearly 40 years, and the largest affordable housing construction project to date under the Housing New York plan. More...

Historical Society Gives Tour Of Ancient Family Cemetery

Bayside history buffs were given a rare treat on November 7, when the Bayside Historical Society (BHS) gave a tour of the historic Lawrence Cemetery. More...

Queens Center Holds Well-Attended Tree Lighting

Queens Center launched the Holiday Season with a wonderfully successful Tree Lighting on Saturday, November 14. More...

Local-Express

Joe Ricevuto

Jackson Heights resident Joe Ricevuto marches every Thanksgiving morning in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, as he has done for the past 31 years. Costumed as an amazing variety of clowns, he is a member of a force of 1,000 clowns. More...

Henry Hill’s Definitive Account Of Lufthansa Heist

It’s the inside story of the largest unrecovered cash haul in history, from the man who was there.  More...

Bayside Set For Santa’s Arrival

After a successful inaugural year in the Children’s Holiday Parade in Bayside, Santa Claus is preparing to make his much anticipated return on Saturday, December 5, sponsored by Councilman Paul Vallone and the Bayside Village BID.  More...

The History Of Thanksgiving And Its Celebrations

Throughout history mankind has celebrated the bountiful harvest with thanksgiving ceremonies.  More...

The Pulpit

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Cops Hunt Suspect In Second Guitar Outlet Theft

Police are seeking help from the public to identify and locate a brazen thief who stole a custom Gibson guitar from a Long Island City music outlet on October 18 – two weeks after another man stole an electric drum kit from the 48th Street stor More...

Jackson Theater To Be Demolished

The end is near for the historic Jackson Theater. The property, located at 40-31 82nd St. in Jackson Heights, is currently owned by Sona Realty Corp. and is under contract with Sun Equity Partners. More...

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