March 23, 2016 RSS feed / Features

New Traffic Light Debuts On Astoria Boulevard

Councilman Costa Constantinides, Assemblymember Aravella Simotas, State Senator Michael Gianaris and the city Department of Transportation (DOT) Queens Commissioner Nicole Garcia announced the recent installation of a new traffic light on the interse More...

Astorian Named National Geographic Grosvenor Fellow

Heather Page, an Assistant Principal at the High School of Economics and Finance in Manhattan, has been named a 2016 Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellow.  The Astoria resident is one of only 35 educators from th More...

Next Generation Of Amorelli Realty Carries On Legacy

For three generations, the Halvatzis family has been helping people in the quest to make their American Dream a reality.  More...

Gianaris Seeks Nominees For Veteran’s Hall of Fame

State Senator Michael Gianaris invited local residents to nominate veterans from the community whose service on behalf of our nation warrants induction into the New York State Senate Veteran’s Hall of Fame.  This online Hall of Fame is des More...

Honoring An Educator Who Practices Excellence

“Aien Aristeuein,” or Ever to Excel is a motto from the sixth book of Homer’s “Iliad.” Glaucus, the hero, said “Hippolocus begat me. More...

Off The Beaten Track: The Faberge Egg

Easter is associated with religious symbols. For many of us who have children and are teachers, we think of coloring and creating festive eggs with decals and fake jewels. The Czarist Russians had their own version of eggs: the Faberge Easter Eggs. More...

Raves For ‘Tom In America’

Forest Hills resident Flavio Alves’ new award-winning film, “Tom in America,” starring two Academy Award nominees, Burt Young (“Rocky I-IV”, “Once Upon a Time in America,” “Chinatown”) and Golden More...

‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2’ The Next Generation

The long-awaited sequel to “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” (MBFGW to the uninitiated) is finally to be released on March 25, coinciding with Greek Independence Day. More...

Artist Explores Mob Mentality

Max Tzinman’s Wasteland – Can We Hold On To Our Individual Humanity? Tzinman’s images explore mob mentality. His images are neither comforting, nor conventional. More...

New York 'Mary From Dungloe' Irish Gala Dance

The New York ‘Mary from Dungloe’ Irish Gala Dance will take place on Saturday night, April 16, at St. Joseph’s Auditorium Academy, 30th Avenue and 44th Street just a few blocks from Steinway Street at 8 pm - 12:30 am. More...

Search For Silver Car In LIC Club Shooting

Police are seeking help from the public to locate a gunman who shot a livery driver in the head outside a Long Island City nightclub on March 4.  The shooting that took place at about 4:30 a.m., outside Club Purlieu at 36-04 34th St. More...

Historic Struggles Formed Modern-Day Greece

Kountouriótis, who was head of the government that had been formed in January 1822 but was forced to flee to the island of Hydra in December 1822. More...

DA Brown: ‘Martial Arts Instructor Abused Students’

A Corona tae kwon do instructor has been charged with sexually abusing four young girls at his studio in Corona, police said.  Cops said Lorenzo Ramos, 26, of Elmhurst, was an instructor at United Kwon Do on Roosevelt Avenue in Corona, when he s More...

Greg The Greek Comes To Astoria

Comedy Night in Astoria is coming on Friday, March 25 in celebration of Greek Independence. More...

Bob Dylan Returns To Forest Hills Stadium

Bob Dylan is set to return to Forest Hills Stadium this summer, 51 years after his first and only performance at the Queens venue in 1965. Dylan’s new CD, Fallen Angels, will be offered free with each pair of tickets to the show. More...

Flushing House Founders Hold 100th Anniversary Gala

United Adult Ministries (UAM) will hold a gala celebration commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the organization which founded Flushing House. The fundraiser is on April 21 at The Garden City Hotel, Garden City. More...

CB1 Approves Northern Blvd. Safety Measures

Northern Boulevard, between Honeywell Street and Broadway recorded a total of 321 injuries with 21 people severely injured and one killed between 2010 and 2014, according to Department of Transportation.  More...

St. Demetrios Represented At Daily News Spelling Bee

Nicoletta Baltzis and Evgenia Katehis proudly represented Saint Demetrios School at the New York Daily News Spelling Bee held at the New York Public Library. More...

First Central Savings Bank’s New Financial Consultant

First Central Savings Bank announced the appointment of Robert Tudda as a Financial Consultant. Mr. More...

Modern Spaces To Expand With Third LIC Office

After renovations, the 750-SF space will be a brokerage office for 12 agents and will also serve as a sales gallery for new development projects. A release with more details is below. More...

A Movable Feast

Easter, the greatest festival of the Christian church, commemorates the resurrection of Jesus. It is a movable feast; that is, it is not always held on the same date. More...

RKO Keith’s Site For Sale; Ready For Development

Cushman & Wakefield has been retained on an exclusive basis to arrange for the sale of arguably the best development site available in the outer boroughs today. More...

Local Express

Jeanette Bonner

Award-winning actor, writer, and producer Jeanette Bonner is a Queens resident and creator of “Ghost Light,” the up and coming web series that brings the viewer into the unseen world of the theater. More...

Jessica Lang Dance Center To Open In LIC

Jessica Lang Dance Center, a new, permanent home for Jessica Lang Dance, will open in Long Island City, in September announced choreographer and Artistic Director Jessica Lang. More...

Via Vai Brings Today’s Italy To Astoria

VIA VAI brings today’s Italy to Astoria – yes, that does include the handmade pasta!  More...

Historic Struggles Formed Modern-Day Greece

Greeks all over the world, but especially here in New York City, will celebrate Greek Independence Day this Mar. 25. More...

The Pulpit

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Seeing Progress At Elmhurst Library

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz joined new Queens Library President and CEO Dennis Walcott (third from r.), Queens Library Board of Trustees Chairman Carl Koerner (second from r.) and Board mem More...

Flushing Town Hall Open Call For LGBTQ Artists

Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts (FCCA) and Councilman Daniel Dromm have announced an Open Call to LGBTQ performing artists based in New York City to participate in a third annual event to launch LGBTQ Pride Month in Queens in June. More...

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...

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