April 13, 2016 RSS feed / Features

Peralta, DenDekker Bill To Expand Traffic Cameras

State Senator Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst) and Assemblyman Michael Dendekker (D-East Elmhurst) unveiled legislation on April 7 to crack down on speeding drivers, in an effort to reduce traffic injuries and fatalities throughout New York City. More...

City’s Small Businesses Fight Red Tape With Commission

About two-thirds of small businesses survive at least two years and about half survive at least five years, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. More...

Fun At The Yanks’ Home Opener

Paul Halvatzis from Amorelli Realty and Jerry Chrisafis, an attorney from Astoria, braved the cold at Yankee Stadium for the April 5 Opening Day game. More...

Officials Seek Info On Fatal Hit-And-Run Driver

City Council Members Costa Constantinides and Jimmy Van Bramer, state Senator Michael Gianaris, Community Board 1 Transportation Committee Chair Bob Piazza, NYCHA Astoria Houses Residents Association President Claudia Coger, Transportation Alternativ More...

Astoria Civic Honors Della Vecchias At Annual Benefit

The Judge Charles J. Vallone Scholarship Dinner Dance, sponsored by the Astoria Civic Association (ACA), held its 83rd Annual Dinner Dance. More...

Great Neck Plaza BID’s Spring Restaurant Week

The Great Neck Plaza Business Improvement District (BID) and the Village of Great Neck Plaza announce that Restaurant Week—Spring 2016 Edition, will take place from Sunday, April 24, to Sunday, May 1.  More...

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Cops Hunt Driver In Deadly Astoria Hit-Run

Police are continuing their search for a motorist who struck and killed a pedestrian on April 6 in Astoria.  Cops said the 45-year-old victim was attempting to cross 21st Street near 30th Road at about 11 p.m. More...

Man Shot To Death In Woodside Melee

Police are continuing to investigate the April 9 shooting death of a 31-year-old man in Woodside. Cops said Miquel Teroero was shot two times in the head and torso during an argument outside a house at 67-26 47th Ave. in Woodside at about 3 a.m. More...

MTA Admits It Could Improve Communication With Riders

Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer and rider advocacy group Access Queens held a town hall meeting on April 5 attended by nearly 200 riders of the 7 train, as well as senior officials from the MTA, including New York City Transit President Veronique &l More...

Vols At Qns Blvd Extended Care Recognized

Queens Boulevard Extended Care Facility’s (QBECF) Pet Therapy volunteers, Lois Gilman and Ginny Statelman have received the 2016 District Volunteer of the Year Award in the group category from the New York State Health Facilities Association/Ne More...

APAC To Present ‘Putnam County Spelling Bee’

The award-winning Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) is pleased to present its production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” with music and lyrics by William Finn, book by Rachel Sheinkin, conceived by Rebecca Feldman, ad More...

QCA To Host Short Films By Queens Artists

Friday, April 15, 6:30-8:30 pm, LAB at Queens Council on the Arts presents “Works in Progress with Queens World Film Festival.” Hosted by Katha and Don Cato, co-founders of the Queens World Film Festival, this LAB presentation will provid More...

Trump Heavy Favorite To Win NYS Primary

Determined to win the Republican primary in his home state on Tuesday, thus supporting his campaign to be the nominee of the Republican Party in November’s presidential election, Donald Trump has built an army of support to deliver a huge victo More...

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Flavio Alves

Flavio Alves is a Brazilian writer, film director and producer. He was granted political asylum in the United States in 1998 with the help of the Immigrant and Refugee Rights Clinic at the City University of New York School of Law. More...

Victory Sweet Shop Offers Greek Delicacies

Victory Sweet Shop was established in 1968 by the Sakalis family, which offered The Greek community a taste of Greece by offering authentic Greek pastries representing various parts of Greece. More...

A Unique Education Mentor Honored

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

Simotas, UCCA To Hold Town Hall On Community Concerns

Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas’ and the United Community Civic Association’s Annual Town Hall Meeting To Address Community Concerns will be held Thursday, May 12 from 6: 30 pm to 9: 30 pm, at the Museum Of The Moving Image, 36- 01 35th Av More...

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