February 3, 2016 RSS feed / Features

Gianaris Welcomes LIC ‘Pop-Up’ IDNYC Enrollment Site

State Senator Michael Gianaris and NYC Immigrant Affairs Assistant Commissioner Bitta Mostofi welcomed the new IDNYC “pop-up” enrollment site to Long Island City. More...

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Amanda Johnson

Performer and resident of Astoria, Amanda Johnson, recently wrapped the lead role in the upcoming indie comedy, The Loser’s Wife, which was filmed partially in Astoria. More...

NYLCV Gives Constantinides Perfect Environment Score

The New York League of Conservation Voters (NYLCV) has awarded Councilman Costa Constantinides a perfect score on its annual environment scorecard.  More...

Katz Meets With Chinese Consul General

Ambassador Qiyue Zhang, Consul General of China in New York, visited Queens Borough President Melinda Katz in Queens Borough Hall on January 15. More...

Uber Drivers Protest At LIC HQ Against Recent Fare Cuts

More than 100 drivers of the Uber car service protested in front of the company’s Long Island City headquarters upset about the recent fare cuts. The drivers who are on strike urged other drivers to join them.  More...

Mario’s Restaurant’s 30th!

Mario’s restaurant, opened by Lynn and Carlos Chauca on February 21 in 1986, will be celebrating their 30th Anniversary! More...

Stalker Charged In Jackson Heights Luring Attempt

Parents in one Jackson Heights neighborhood are describing a 29-year-old Corona resident as the “most reviled” man in Western Queens. More...

A Photographer’s Passion To Preserve ‘Ancient Astoria’

The ever-changing landscape of Astoria has been a debated issue the last few years. The rapid growth in population is bringing about numerous new developments, transforming the old Astoria in a bustling new mini metropolis. More...

Exotic Birds Of South Florida

Queens County Bird Club presents “Exotic Birds of South Florida” by Carlos Sanchez, on Wednesday, February 17, at Alley Pond Environmental Center.  More...

B’way-Flushing On National Register Of Historic Places

Representatives of the Broadway-Flushing Homeowners’ Association recently delivered a bronze plaque purchased by Councilman Paul Vallone who plans to proudly display it in his 19th District off More...

Peralta Distributes Coats

Days after New York City was blanketed by the second largest snowstorm in more than a century, with an astonishing 34-inch snowfall in Jackson Heights, state Senator Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst), in cooperation with Woodside on the Move, donated mo More...

Boro Prez Discusses 2017 Budget

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and the Queens Borough Board held their annual joint public hearing for capital and expense budget priorities in the coming fiscal year 2017 last week.  More...

CK Dance Class Brings Joy to Alzheimer’s Patients

The students from Christ the King’s Advanced Dance volunteered to brighten the lives of the people suffering from Alzheimer’s at the Long Island Alzheimer’s Foundation, an out-patie More...

Urban Upbound’s Free Tax Prep Services

Elected officials, officials from the IRS, New York state officials, Tenant Resident Association Presidents, community partners and residents from Western Queens joined Urban Upbound to recognize EITC Awareness Day on January 29, and encourage New Yo More...

QCC Art Gallery Photo Exhibit, Documentary Program

Like a dark prism, the black and white photographs in this exhibit present a richly textured portrait of a disturbed and complex man, Charles Henschke, the uncle and godfather of renowned photographer Marc Asnin, whose photo-essay, Uncle Charlie will More...

The Pulpit

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Louis Armstrong’s Hot Five Celebrated For Black History

This February for Black History Month the Louis Armstrong House Museum will honor the most influential band in jazz history, Louis Armstrong and His Hot Five through its new exhibit, Hotter Than That – 90 Years of Louis Armstrong and His Hot Fi More...

Bravo Supermarket Soon To Be C-Town

A Bravo International Supermarket in Astoria took on a new moniker last month when a crew of workers removed the trademark “Bravo” name from the front entrance of the store at 34-12 34th Ave. More...

Steinway Factory Tour

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz went on a January 15 tour of the Steinway & Sons piano factory in Long Island City. More...

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