March 16, 2016 RSS feed / Features

Astoria To Get Playground For Adults Under Triborough

Astoria will be getting a playground for adults complete with ping-pong tables and volleyball courts to be located on an undeveloped lot underneath the Triborough (RFK) Bridge, according to DNAinfo.com. More...

Officials Host Greek Independence Day Celebration

State Senator Mike Gianaris, Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas, Councilman Costa Constantinides and Queens Borough President Melinda Katz hosted a celebration of Greek Independence Day at the Stathakion Center in Astoria on Friday, March 11. More...

Honor Two At City Hall Greek Independence Celebration

Councilman Paul Vallone joined Council Members Vincent Gentile and Costa Constantinides in hosting a celebration of the 195th Anniversary of Greek Independence at City Hall. More...

St. John’s Prep’s Got Talent

Student talent abounds at St. John’s Prep, as seen at the recent SJP’s Got Talent Show. The program showcased outstanding singers, dancers and musicians. More...

SHAREing & CAREing Events

SHAREing & CAREing, a grassroots, community-based not-for-profit based in Astoria provides cancer outreach, education, support and advocacy services to all women and men, particularly those who are under- or uninsured members of minority groups w More...

Astoria Realtor Faces Seven Years For Fraud

An unlicensed Astoria realtor is facing up to seven years in prison for scamming thousands of dollars from unsuspecting customers.  More...

Attempted Murder Charge For Shoving Girl Onto Tracks

Queens District Attorney Richard A. More...

Get Your Irish Up At Nearby New York Irish Center

Here’s a heads-up on springtime events spanning Irish arts, culture, live music and cinema, with a nod to this year’s early arrival of Easter, going on throughout March over at the New York Irish Center, 10-40 Jackson Avenue, Long Island More...

St. Michael’s Hosts Blessing Of The Palms

St. Michael’s Cemetery in East Elmhurst held a special Blessing of the Palms event within its All Souls Chapel. More...

The Pulpit

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38th Avenue Hotel Will Soar 16 Stories

A Flushing developer has filed plans for the development of a 16-story hotel on 12th Street near 38th Avenue in Long Island City, just blocks from the Queens Plaza transportation hub. More...

$868M Proposed For New School Construction

Council Members Julissa Ferreras-Copeland and Daniel Dromm, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, parent leaders and advocates from Make the Road New York joined local schools to celebrate $868 million in additional capital funding that the mayor ha More...

Elected Officials Hold Greek Independence Celebration

City Council Members Costa Constantinides, Vincent Gentile, and Paul Vallone, in conjunction with Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, celebrated the anniversary of Greek Independence. More...

Peralta Honors Piazza

State Senator Jose Peralta (D-Queens) honored National Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Mike Piazza on March 9, recognizing the former catcher for his contributions on and off the field. More...

Greek Teachers Association, ‘Prometheus’ Honored

The 40th Anniversary Luncheon of the Greek Teachers Association, “Prometheus,” was held on February 28, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Terrace on the Park, in Flushing. More...

Fifth Grader Saves A Life

Rocco Lymberopoulos saved the life of a fellow 5th grader at P.S. 234 in Astoria on March 10. More...

Flushing House Dir. Honored By Social Welfare Council

Sandra Allen-Simms, MSW, Director of Resident Services of Flushing House, received a Certificate of Excellence at the Queensboro Council for Social Welfare (QCSW) 25th Annual Reception Honoring Queens Social Workers, held on Friday, March 11, at the More...

CB 1 Meeting – Zika, Commuter Benefits, Noise

The Departments of Health, Consumer Affairs and the State Comptroller all delivered important information to Community Board 1 (CB 1) for the month of February. More...

Celebrating St. Patrick's Day

Saint Patrick's Day (Irish: Lá 'le Pádraig or Lá Fhéile Pádraig), colloquially Paddy's Day, is the feast day which annually celebrates Saint Patrick (373-493), the patron saint of Ireland, on March 17. More...

Elizabeth Uhlig

Elizabeth Uhlig was born in New York City in the mid-20th century. The youngest in a large family, Elizabeth was educated in the U.S. and in French Canada, where she earned her BA in foreign languages at McGill University.  More...

Future Of Small Business, Economy, Jobs Conference

Flushing House is hosting a special press conference sponsored by Queens civic and business groups, regarding the future of the borough’s economy. The conference is scheduled for Thursday, March 24, from 11:00 a.m. More...

NYFAC Holds Annual Dinner Dance

The New York Families For Autistic Children (NYFAC) 18th Annual Dinner was held on February 25 at Russo’s On The Bay, where Stephen Sirgiovanni was the recipient of the Community Service Award. More...

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