January 20, 2016 RSS feed / Features

Upcoming Safety Improvements Along 21st Avenue

Councilman Costa Constantinides, Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas, state Senators Michael Gianaris and Jose Peralta, and city Department of Transportation Queens Commissioner Nicole Garcia announced upcoming safety improvements along 21st Avenue. More...

Two Astoria Models Of Reclamation: MSQ, Socrates Park

Mount Sinai Queens hospital and Socrates Sculpture Park, two notable Astoria mainstays, were agenda items at the Community Board 1 meeting to start the New Year.  “A project 15 years in the making is (now) up,” Caryn Schwab, Executiv More...

Steinway Family Dental Center To Hold Free Dental Day

Steinway Family Dental Center (SFDC) announced their participation in National Children’s Dental Health Month by hosting a Semi-Annual Free Dental Day on Friday, February 5, from 10 am to 3 pm. More...

Mysterious Stomach Flu Hits PS 12 In Woodside

Inspectors at the city Department of Health (DOH) are checking out the cafeteria of PS 12 in Woodside after a number of children contracted a stomach bug. About 28 students reported feeling sick on January 14 and were sent home. More...

Powerball Winning Tickets Sold In Queens

More than 80 New Yorkers took home prizes ranging from $50,000 to $1 million in the recent Powerball drawing in which the winning grand prize had reached a historic $1.3 billion.  Here are the winning numbers: 4, 8, 19, 27, 34 and Powerball numb More...

Feds Eye Link Between NY Knick, Dutch Kills Ambush

Federal investigators are trying to determine if there is a link between a man arrested for an armed ambush robbery outside a Dutch Kills nightclub and the six-man crew that shot and robbed a NY Knicks player outside a Maspeth gentlemen’s club, More...

Central Astoria Fights Illegally High Rents

Unscrupulous methods of raising rent are prevalent during these times when Astoria, now classified as an attractive place to live, has had its average rents raised by significant amounts.  More...

Pastor Of Saint Andrew Avellino Church Helps Nab Thief

Deputy Inspector Thomas Conforti, Commander of the 109th Precinct, presented a Citizen Appreciation Award to Rev. Joseph T. Holcomb, Pastor of St. More...

Koo, Community Celebrate Korean American Day

Councilman Peter Koo joined with elected officials and more than 60 members of the Korean American community on January 13 to celebrate Korean American Day on the steps of City Hall.  More...

Deborah Silverfine

Deborah “Debby” Silverfine, Director of Voelker-Orth Museum, Bird Sanctuary and Victorian Gardens is a Brooklyn-Queens native New Yorker. Silverfine joined the Voelker-Orth Museum as its Executive Director in 2008. More...

A Chance To Send Something To The Future With MSQ

Mount Sinai Queens (MSQ) is putting a time capsule into its newly built wing and is open to suggestions from the community for what to put in it. The final selection will be voted on by a committee. More...

Ask Dr. Universe

Is there any way to tell what color of eggs a chicken will lay?  –Isabella, 8, Pullman, WA  Dear Isabella,  If you want to find out what color eggs a chicken will lay, you might just want to take a look at its earlobes. More...

Booksellers Vow To Return Bookstore To Queens

In the wake of the double closure of Barnes & Noble, which left Queens with only one English language bookshop, a group of the chain’s former booksellers have teamed up in hopes of starting a bookstore of their very own.  Vina Castillo More...

Sierra Shields, Astoria Resident, Missing

An Astoria woman has been missing since January 14 and her family is frantically searching for her. More...

The Pulpit

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Queens Pride Celebrates Winter Pride

Queens Pride will celebrate its 23rd Winter Pride fundraiser on Saturday, January 23, at Astoria World Manor in Astoria. More...

New Affordable Housing At Hallets Point, Astoria

“This is an historic day for our family and for our new neighbors,” said Douglas Durst, Chairman of The Durst Organization. “In the 100 years of our company’s history we have never developed outside of Manhattan. More...

Parents Want Answers On ‘Wandering’ Kindergarteners

Angry parents of students at PS 149 in Jackson Heights are calling on school officials to explain how three kindergarteners were able to walk out of the school at 93- 11 34th Avenue, through an unlocked door and how school staff and administrators re More...

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