December 2, 2015 RSS feed / Features

Officials Issue Holiday Fire Prevention Guide

City fire officials are urging Queens residents to follow fire prevention tips offered in the FDNY’s Annual Holiday Guide. More...

Cops Hunt Astoria ATM Thief

Police are searching for a brazen bandit who smashed open an ATM machine in Astoria on October 23 and made off with about $2,100.Cops said the hooded thief was captured on area surveillance camera footage tying a bandanna around the lower part of his More...

Merchants Add Ho! Ho! Ho! To Short Shopping Season

With just 28 days this year between Thanksgiving and Christmas, local retailers broke out their holiday baubles, decorated windows and cut prices just after Halloween, hoping to attract bargain hunters into stores weeks before the traditional shoppin More...

Warning: Holiday Treats Can Be Fatal To Fido

Pet owners who are tempted to share holiday goodies with their furry friends are reminded that those cookies, candy and other treats might be deadly to cats and dogs, officials at the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) More...

Urban Upbound Provides Thanksgiving Turkeys

On Tuesday, November 24, Urban Upbound provided free turkeys for community residents at the Bread of Life Food Pantry located on 12th Street in Long Island City. More...

Katz Gives Keynote Address On Parent Engagement

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz was the keynote speaker Saturday, November 21 at the Parent Education Conference hosted by the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) and the Chinese American Paren More...

DA Charges ‘Con Artist’ Who Defrauded Immigrants

Queens District Attorney Richard A. More...

CALDC To Light Up The Holidays At Astoria Park

Share a marshmallow world at Astoria Park on December 5, as officials at the Central Astoria Local Development Coalition (CALDC) light up the local skyline with their third annual holiday gift to the community.  More...

Christ The King Collects For Food Pantry

Christ the King High School held its Annual Thanksgiving Canned Food Drive. The collection of more than 15 boxes of food, along with a monetary donation of $250 went to the St. Matthias Food Pantry. More...

QPTC Urges Queensrail, Not Woodhaven Select Bus Svc.

The Queens Public Transit Committee has urged the US Department of Transportation to postpone the approval of funds for the NYCDOT’s (New York City Department of Transportation) plan to build the $231 million Woodhaven Select Bus Service (SBS) More...

Ask Dr. Universe

How is chocolate made?  –Lydia, 6, Bedfordshire, England  Dear Lydia,  A few thousand years ago, humans discovered that beans inside the bright green pods of cacao trees could be made into a real treat.  More...

Annual Thanksgiving Food Donation Drive

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz joined Governor Andrew M. More...

Restroom Etiquette

Just in case you’ve been wondering – we sure have been! – here is a survey of how various people compare and contrast in their toilette.  More...

Just Clowning Around!

Jackson Heights resident, Joe Ricevuto, dressed up as a Taxi Driver in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, sent greetings to us and our readers on Thanksgiving morning. More...

Chanukah

A Spiritual Holiday

There have been many times that oppressive nations have sought to destroy the Jewish people, who were miraculously saved from their designs. More...

The Pulpit

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Astoria Music Society Concert, Beautiful Winter

The Astoria Music Society, western Queens’ premier classical music organization, will launch its 13th concert season on Saturday, December 19, at 8 pm, with the Dorian Baroque Orchestra’s performance of Beautiful Winter. More...

Hunt Gunman In Sunnyside Robbery

Police in Sunnyside are searching for a man who robbed a woman at gunpoint in the lobby of her apartment building on October 21.Cops said the suspect walked into the building on 39th Place and 47th Avenue at 5 a.m. More...

Cops Eye Speed In Fatal GCP Crash

The Thanksgiving holiday weekend turned tragic for the families of two men who were killed when the car they were riding in slammed into the rear of a box truck on the Grand Central Parkway (GCP) early Friday morning, police said.Eyewitnesses told po More...

Size & Safety Count When Chopping Your Own Tree

Many Queens families are starting a new holiday tradition, heading into the “woods” to chop down their own Christmas tree.No matter if your family has a tradition of cutting your own Christmas tree, or if you have decided to brave the elements this y More...

Seasoned Art, ‘Memorable Art At Affordable Prices’

Seasoned Art is a new art shop featuring the works of a family of artists from Astoria. Their motto, “memorable art at affordable prices” is quite fitting. More...

East River Kiwanis Helps Hour Children Celebrate

East River Kiwanis recently completed their food drive and gave out Thanksgiving dinner supplies on Saturday, November 21 at Best Yet Supermarket on 37th Street, between 19th and 20th Avenues. More...

Crime Is Down, Hero Cops Honored At 114th Meeting

Crime is down nine percent as we move into December, according to the 114th Precinct. That was the good news.  Continuing his report at the November 24 meeting of the 114th Precinct Community Council, Commanding Officer Capt. More...

Proposed HS At The Bayside Jewish Center Withdrawn

On November 24, following conversations and a letter from Councilman Paul Vallone to Lorraine Grillo, President of the School Construction Authority (SCA), the SCA has officially withdrawn their proposal for a new high school at the site of the Baysi More...

Benetton To Close On Steinway

United Colors of Benetton on 31-17 Steinway Street and the location at 71-27 Austin Street in Forest Hills are set to close. More...

Hour Children Teens Paint Mural At Ravenswood Site

Continuing to engage the young people of Long Island City and Astoria with positive programming during evenings and weekends, Hour Children’s teen program, known as Hour Teen Scene, painted a mural for the community at its residence on 12th Str More...

Van Bramer, Local Families Serve Thanksgiving Dinner

On November 25, City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer, Thea Romano, President of the Dutch Kills Civic Association, and members of the Girl Scouts of America served Thanksgiving meals to over More...

Vintage Subway Cars

Every Sunday this month, New Yorkers will have the opportunity to ride vintage subway cars, some of which date back to the 1930s! More...

Ground Breaking Ceremony At Frank Golden Park

On Monday, Councilman Paul Vallone joined the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation and the Shannon Gaels Gaelic Athletic Association at a ground breaking ceremony for their future home athletic gro More...

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Jon Phillips

Jon Phillips is the Director of Specialty Coffee at Dallis Bros. Coffee Company. After 100 years of serving New York City coffee with strong technical support, Dallis Bros. More...

Honor Renowned Sunnyside Gardens Architect

On November 21, City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer and members of the Sunnyside Gardens Preservation Alliance held a street co-naming ceremony at 45th Street and Skillman Avenue in Sunnysi More...

What is Chanukah?

According to the Talmud, beginning with the 25th of Kislev, eight days of Chanukah are observed, during which no eulogies are delivered, nor is fasting permitted. More...

Addabbo Thanks Union For Turkey Donations

Last week, state Senator Joseph Addabbo thanked Laura Meltzer and the Retail, Wholesale, Department Store Union (RWDSU) Local 338 for their annual donation of Holiday turkeys, which his office delive More...

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