March 2, 2016 RSS feed / Features

Van Bramer Helps Install ‘People’s Stop Sign’

The cold rain and wind couldn’t stop several parents and their children from gathering with Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer on February 26 at 5th Street and 46th Avenue in Hunters Point, across from PS/IS 78, to protest both the lack of a stop sign More...

Vallone Holds Town Hall Meeting With Mayor

On February 29, Councilman Paul Vallone held a Town Hall Meeting with Mayor Bill de Blasio at Selfhelp Clearview Senior Center in Bayside. More...

Billy Chrissochos

Billy Chrissochos was born in Astoria, but grew up in Athens, Greece. There he fell in love with his ancestral culture – and heavy metal. More...

Fortune Delivers Crime Rate Statistics At 114th Meeting

Captain Peter Fortune, Commanding Officer of the 114th Precinct, celebrated a drop of eight percent in crime in 2015 while acknowledging it has been a tough start for the 114th Precinct in 2016. More...

CALDC’s Third Tenants’ Rights Workshop

On February 24 a group of Queens residents attended a workshop hosted by Central Astoria LDC and co-hosted by Queens Legal Services and the NYC Commission on Human Rights.  More...

Officials Explore Economic Development Generator

Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul and state Senator Michael Gianaris toured the Entrepreneur Space on February 16. More...

Queens Boulevard Extended Care’s Record Of Excellence

Queens Boulevard Extended Care Facility (QBECF) has a proven track record of providing excellent services for over 20 years. More...

Alan Hevesi To Speak On 2016 Elections

Experts are estimating that $5 billion will be spent on the presidential campaigns and yet, former New York State Comptroller Alan Hevesi observes, there is often little serious debate on the critical life and death issues facing our country. More...

Koo Hosts Grandparents Day Roundtable

Councilman Peter Koo recently hosted a Grandparents Forum at PS 120 in recognition of the increasingly prominent role grandparents play in the upbringing of their grandchildren. More...

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Verve Nerve: Hundreds Of Shelter 911 Calls

Crime statistics released last week by NYPD officials clearly demonstrate how criminal activity is seeping through cracks in the management of a Long Island City homeless shelter and into the Dutch Kills community. More...

The Beatles Get Symphonic Treatment At St. Michael’s

The beautiful sounds of violinist Olga Tourkina and pianist Philipp Petkov serenaded 130 guests at St. Michael’s Cemetery who came to hear classical renditions of The Beatles music and from Russian symphony.  More...

Parking Spot: Expand Affordable, Long-Term Lot At LGA

The Parking Spot, the nation’s leading near-airport parking company in the United States with 34 locations at 21 airports, including LaGuardia, JFK and Newark, has been making its case to community leaders and elected officials in support of it More...

City Council Passes Constantinides’ Solar Energy Bill

The New York City Council voted unanimously on February 24 to pass INT. 478-A, which will promote use of solar energy on city-owned buildings throughout the city. More...

Learning Healthy Eating With Chef Rocco, MSQ And UCCA

Rocco Sacramone, popular chef and owner of Astoria’s Trattoria L’incontro teamed up with Mount Sinai Queens and the United Community Civic Association (UCCA) on February 25 at Central Sushi Bar and Lounge in Astoria in recognition of Amer More...

Uncle Charlie, Photo-Essay At QCC Art Gallery

Uncle Charlie is the title of a photo-essay exhibit at the QCC Art Gallery at Queensborough Community College, which is up until April 10. More...

Hermes Expo International’s 25th Anniversary

Celebrating its 25th year in 2016, the Hermes Expo International continues its mission to build and solidify business ties between Greek-American business owners, Phil Hellenes, regional and international businesses through networking, enabling and f More...

Flushing Chamber Concerned About Future Of RKO Keith’s

The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement in response to inquiries concerning the RKO Keith’s Theatre site. More...

St. Pat’s For All Parade

The annual Brigid’s Community Awards were given to Meridith Maskara and Donie Carroll on February 9 at a Brigid’s Day Party held at Bar 43 in Sunnyside. Friends of St. More...

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