April 6, 2016 RSS feed / Features

Internet In Bloom For The Layperson

When you read a communication error was it an accident or a bait and switch tactic meant to entice you through the purposeful omission of facts?  For example, I was on the MTA subway (see www.mta.info for details) when I noticed an advertisement More...

Free Tax Prep At Urban Upbound

Urban Upbound announced its Second Annual 12 hour, Free Tax Preparation Services Marathon, a free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) filing event for low-income New Yorkers and NYCHA residents. More...

NYPD Honors Jamaica Hospital

The Lieutenants Benevolent Association of the NYPD presented Jamaica Hospital Medical Center’s Trauma Division with a plaque in recognition of the hospital’s tireless efforts in treating More...

Firefighters Escape Building Collapse At Five-Alarm Blaze

Firefighters battling a five-alarm blaze at a Long Island City dry cleaners came within moments of tragedy on Sunday evening, when the roof and a rear wall of the building started to collapse with the men still inside.  More...

Cuomo’s Douglas Manor Home Fetches Record $2.4 M

A record $2.4 million is the selling price for Governor Andrew Cuomo and ex-wife Kerry Kennedy’s former palatial home in the Douglas Manor section of Douglaston, Queens. More...

MSQ Director Honored During Women’s History Month

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Local Express

Matt Pavich

Matt Pavich is a comedian and actor from Astoria. He is the winner of the New York’s Funniest competition at the 2015 New York Comedy Festival. More...

Katz Allocates $1M For Gym For Autistic Kids

In recognition of World Autism Awareness Day (April 2), Borough President Melinda Katz announced a $1 million allocation of her Fiscal Year 2017 discretionary capital funds toward the construction of a new, 3,800-square-foot “Center for Physica More...

De Blasio On Graffiti, What’s Next

Mayor Bill de Blasio had recently reported that he has given up on the “War on Graffiti.” News of this began last year when the Department of Transportation DOT was told to scrap its anti-graffiti plans.  The mayor plans to use funds More...

Mount Sinai ‘Leader In LGBT Healthcare Equality’

Six campuses of the Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS) – The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. More...

The Pulpit

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Greek Cultural Center Presents ‘Sons And Daughters’

The Greek Cultural Center presents “ Sons and Daughters,” a play written by Yiannis Kalavrianos, which is based on real testimonies of people that weave together the history of modern Greece. More...

Maloney, Pakistani Ambassador Mourn Victims

Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY- 12) was joined by Pakistan’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Dr. More...

National Herald Honored With Street Co-naming

Local lawmakers and members of the Greek and Cypriot-American community gathered on March 30, outside the Long Island City headquarters of the oldest and most prestigious Greek daily newspaper in the U.S., The National Herald, to honor the paper&rsqu More...

Students To Take ELA & Math Exams

Students in grades three through eight are taking the 2016 statewide ELA (English Language Arts) test April 5 to April 7 and math examination April 13 to April 15.  About 240,000 students (20 percent) opted-out of taking the exams in 2015 althou More...

Bike, Ped Path Coming to Queensboro Bridge

Con Ed began construction on the bicycle and pedestrian path March 28 on the Ed Koch-Queensboro Bridge. The path will be closed on weeknights, Monday through Friday, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. More...

Entrepreneur Space Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

Unique edible creations and the talent behind them were gathered on March 30 in Long Island City at the Queens Economic Development Corporation’s Entrepreneur Space’s (E-Space) for the facility’s fifth anniversary.  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...

Crystal COO In Crain’s 40 Under 40 List

National manufacturer Crystal Window & Door Systems announced that Chief Operating Officer Steve Chen has been named in the Crain’s New York Business magazine March 28, 2016 edition to its very prestigious 2016 40 Under 40 list of top New Y More...

Bridgerunners MC Hosts Fundraiser For NYFAC

On Friday, March 25, the Bridgerunners MC hosted a fundraiser for New York Families for Autistic Children (NYFAC) – and collected $1,500 in donations.  More...

A Unique Education Mentor Honored

“Never discourage anyone...who continually makes progress, no matter howslow.” —Plato More...

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