December 16, 2015 RSS feed / Features

TWA Flight Center To Be Reborn As Hotel

The iconic TWA Flight Center, a historic structure built in the early 1960s as a symbol of the Jet-Age, will see new life after a decade of desertion.  More...

Nurses Go Holiday Caroling At Mount Sinai Queens

A-caroling we go, with the University of the Philippines Nurses of the East Coast (UPNEC) and Asian Resource Network Holiday Caroling at Mount Sinai Queens (Mount Sinai Queens Diversity Council) on D More...

‘Twas The Night Before Christmas’ At CC Moore Park

On Wednesday evening, Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Elmhurst, Jackson Heights), state Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Queens), students from PS 13 and Newtown High School, members of Asian Americans for Equality, the Newtown Civic Association and others ga More...

QSAC Helps Feed Those In Need On Thanksgiving

For the 14th consecutive year, Paul Halvatzis, a licensed real estate broker and his friends have assisted St. Andrew Avellino Roman Catholic Church of Flushing with its annual Thanksgiving Food Drive. More...

Shave The ‘Stache’ For Autism QSAC Benefit

The fifth annual Shave The ‘Stache For Autism benefiting Quality Services for the  Autism Community (QSAC) will be held Friday, January 22, 2016, 7 pm to 10 pm at the Redken Saloon Salon, 36-17 30th Avenue, Astoria. More...

City Council Passes Constantinides Geothermal Bill

On December 7, the City Council unanimously passed INT. 609-A, that will promote the use of geothermal systems throughout the city, an energy-efficient form of cooling and heating buildings. More...

Court Square Library Expansion Now Open

Assemblymember Catherine Nolan, City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer, Bridget Quinn-Carey, Interim President and CEO of Queens Library, the Friends of the Court Square Library and the community were on hand to cut the ribbon on expanded libr More...

A New Way to Play

Tech toys inspire imagination and action

In today's electronic-driven digital age, kids are defining a new way to play. More...

Santa Comes To Steinway!

Santa came to Steinway, and he’s coming again Sunday! More...

Local-Express

Harvey Elgart

Harvey Elgart grew up in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, loving the movies. More...

Woodside Seniors Take In A Christmas Carol

Members of the Woodside Senior Center with Assemblywoman Margaret Markey as they arrived at Queens Theater in the Park last week. More...

Ask Dr. Universe

Why do trees have rings?  -Cynthia, 8, Seattle, WA  Dear Cynthia,  While walking in the woods with my friend Gary Chastagner, we stumbled upon some old tree stumps. More...

Queens Crossing Holds Holiday Lighting Ceremony

State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky joined Councilman Peter Koo, Assemblyman Ron Kim, Flushing Chinese Business Association President Peter Tu, representatives from F&T Group and the Flushing communi More...

Cops Searching To Re-Arrest Hate Crime Attacker

Police in Astoria are searching for a Florida man who is facing re-arrest on hate crime charges in connection with the brutal beating of a Muslim storeowner.  Piro Kolvani, 55, was busted last week on a minor assault charge after he broke into a More...

Cops Ramp Up Security, Probe Three ‘Copycat’ Fires

Police and fire officials last week ramped up security measures in and around a Forest Hills neighborhood targeted by a serial arsonist suspected of setting seven fires in the area since October 20.  More...

Queens Leaders Stand With Anti-Muslim Attack Victim

Following the recent assault on Astoria small business owner Sarker Haque of Fatima Food Mart on 21st Avenue in Astoria, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, state Senators Michael Gianaris, Jose Peralta, Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas, Councilman Costa Co More...

After Hit-Run, Peralta Calls For Improved Street Safety

State Senator Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst) urged the city Department of Transportation (DOT) to take steps to improve road and pedestrian safety in and around the intersection of Northern Boulevard and Junction Boulevard East Elmhurst. More...

Community Board 1 Meeting

City of New York Community Board 1, will meet on Tuesday, December 15, 7 pm at The Astoria World Manor, 25-22 Astoria Blvd., Astoria.  The Public Hearing Items are as follow:  Department of Consumer Affairs  More...

QB Extended Care COO Honored For Community Service

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Nominate Your Library Branch For Cash Prize

For only two more days, New Yorkers will have a chance to nominate their favorite neighborhood libraries that go above and beyond to serve their communities – libraries that will ultimately vie for top honors and the shot at a $20,000 prize.&nb More...

Boro Prez Holds Meeting On Forest Hills Arsonist

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz met with community leaders, the NYPD and FDNY at the Bukharian Jewish Community Center in Forest Hills last week to address the rash of arsons in the Cord Meyer neighborhood.  More...

QBG’s Winter Solstice Celebration And Tree Lighting

Queens Botanical Garden’s Winter Solstice Celebration and Tree Lighting with Santa was celebrated with over 1,000 visitors on December 6. More...

Skillman Avenue Lighting Ceremony

City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer, the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce, the Skillman Avenue Project and neighborhood families celebrated the holidays at the 6th Annual Skillman Avenue Lighting Ceremony on December 8. More...

Opportunity in a Bottle

As the season of giving approaches, you can provide the perfect wine pairing for your holiday meal. Show your thoughtful spirit and good taste by offering up a great bottle of wine as a gift to show your appreciation. More...

Ben’s Best Kosher Deli – An Ageless Tradition

Ben’s Best Kosher Deli in Rego Park has been honored as a finalist in Columbia University’s 2015 Age Smart Employer Awards. More...

Red Square Weddings & Moscow’s Love Bridge

Off The Beaten Track:

Love and romance! We saw this side of Moscow on September 27, with a group organized by expresstorussia.com and intourist.com. Tourists from China came especially to Red Square for weddings. More...

The Pulpit

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Al Volpe, ‘A Champion Of Our Community’

Dear Community Leaders,  It is with great sadness we regret to inform you, Al Volpe passed away on December 9, at the age of 90. Al was a very dedicated member of Community Board 2 and Woodside on the Move. More...

Landmark Broadway-Flushing

Congresswoman Grace Meng signs a letter to the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission, adding her signature to the 100 percent support from all elected officials representing Broadway-Flushing in thei More...

Legislative Community Breakfast Held At LICHS

The Legislative Community Breakfast was held at Long Island City High School on December 10. More...

Crystal Windows Honored By Building Association

Closing out its 25th year, national manufacturer Crystal Window & Door Systems was honored at a gala awards dinner for its dedication to the construction industry by the Queens & Bronx Building Association (QBBA). More...

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