April 20, 2016 RSS feed / Features

Surprising Titanic Facts

This month marks 104 years since the RMS Titanic sank on its maiden voyage from England to the U.S., a tragedy that shocked the world and inspired decades of searches for its wreckage, several blockbuster movies and endless tales about the passengers More...

Celebrating National Library Week

In honor of National Library Week, Queens Library’s Mobile Library is making a full-borough tour, bringing the library out into the community in honor of National Library Week (April 13-16). More...

Constantinides’ Winning Participatory Budgeting Projects

Councilman Costa Constantinides announced on April 18 the winning Participatory Budgeting capital projects. More...

Armenians, Hellenic Groups Sign Agreement

Building upon the historical and communal ties of the Hellenic and Armenian peoples, HALC, PSEKA, Cyprus Federation, and ANCA-ER signaled a new milestone in their bilateral agenda.  More...

ANIBIC’s First Annual Taste Of The Town

Dominick Bruccoleri, the owner of Papazzio Restaurant won the award for “Best Tasting” at ANIBIC’s First Annual Taste of the Town on April 14 at Terrace on the Park. More...

9 H.U.G.S. Organization

In collaboration with different parishes, please join in their mission, by sending a helping hand to the people of Greece. Resident families and homeless are greatly in need of the daily necessities. A helping hand makes a big difference.  More...

Hotel, Residential Development To Rise In Dutch Kills

A 30,102-square-foot lot on Crescent Street near 41st Avenue in Dutch Kills has been cleared for construction of a 189-foot-tall, 17-story mixed use building that will feature both residential and hotel space. More...

DIY Wedding Trends

Pinboards are buzzing with endless inspiration, bringing clever and colorful projects to life. For brides to be, the hottest looks in wedding decor can be yours with just a bit of creativity.  More...

Six Tips for Planning Your Wedding Photos Like a Pro

With everything that goes into your wedding day, those once-in-a-lifetime moments will go by in a blur, which is why hiring a professional wedding photographer is a must. More...

$4.5M To Reconstruct Dutch Kills Playground

On April 12th, City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer and Queens Borough Parks Commissioner announced $4.5 million in funding to reconstruct Dutch Kills Playground. More...

Local Express

Ralph McDaniels

Growing up in Brooklyn and Queens, Ralph E. McDaniels aspired to be a DJ. He attended New York Institute of Technology where he studied Communications–T V–Film and graduated with a B.A. More...

Passover Traditions

Passover bears several names in the Hebrew Bible. It is variously called hag ha-pesah (the Festival of the Passover offering), hag hamatzot (the Festival of Matzoh) or hag ha-aviv (the Spring Festival). More...

‘Transfigurations,’ An Exhibition By Carol Crawford

Atlantic Gallery is presenting “Transfigurations,” an exhibition of lifesized figurative drawings by Carol Crawford, April 19 - May 14. The Opening Reception is Thursday, April 21, 6-8 pm. Ms. More...

St. Michael’s To Host Tribute To Scott Joplin

On May 21 at 2 p.m. St. Michael’s Cemetery will host the Annual Scott Joplin Concert. The concert has become the herald of spring with an Open Air Concert and free BBQ for the entire community.  More...

Civics To City: Dump Bicycle Corral, Give Us Safe Crossing

Civic leaders and Dutch Kills residents have a message for city transportation officials who installed a bicycle corral at a dangerous intersection to increase traffic safety in the Long Island City community.  More...

Library Tech Officer Honored For Innovation, Service

The American Library Association has announced that Kelvin Watson, Chief Innovation and Technology Officer, Queens Library, has been named the 2016 inaugural winner of ALA’s Ernest A. More...

A Shower Of April Birthdays

“April showers bring May flowers”; “Thirty days hath September, April, June and November”…

“April showers bring May flowers”; “Thirty days hath September, April, June and November”… More...

‘PEPSI SIGN’ A LANDMARK:

The colorful Pepsi Cola sign, which is an immediately identifying sign of the Long Island City waterfront in Queens, became designated as an official New York City landmark last week by the Landmarks Preservation Commission.  More...

City Proposes Permanent Shelter At Former Hotel

The city is moving forward with a plan to keep a controversial women’s shelter located in the Dutch Kills community open through 2020.  The shelter for 200 women, located in the former Verve Hotel at 40-09 29th Street in Long Island City, More...

QEDC Seeks Vendors For New MadeinQueens Pop-Up

The Queens Economic Development Corporation (QEDC) is looking for vendors to participate in a boutique pop-up shop and tourism center that the agency will open in Long Island City in June 2016. More...

DOE To Check For Lead In School Water

Reacting to the water crisis in Flint Michigan and news of elevated lead levels in Newark public schools, the Department of Education (DOE) is retesting all public school buildings for lead content in the water. More...

Hell Gate’s 100th Birthday

The Hell Gate Centenary Celebration Group invites the public to attend their first planning meeting at Riccardo’s by the Bridge, at 24th Avenue and 21st Street, on April 26th, 6:30 pm at the 114th Community Council meeting room. More...

Simotas, UCCA To Hold Town Hall

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 Ave., More...

UN Earth Day Celebration At Queens Museum

The United Nations Association of the United States of America (www.unaqueens.org) invites the public to their 8th Annual UNA-USA Earth Day Celebration at Queens Museum in Flushing Meadows Corona Park (RSVP at www.unaqueens.org).  The program fe More...

Note to Brides and Grooms: Don't Forget to Buy Each Other a Present

If you're reading this story, you're probably one of the approximately 825,000 couples who've just gotten engaged since Thanksgiving and are now planning your wedding. More...

Five Questions to Ask Before Marriage

Marriage is a milestone in life; yet, many enter into the next phase without asking their spouse some vital questions about money. If you are among the soon-to-be wed, consider starting a conversation using the questions below. 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...

Triumph Of Freedom

Passover, the Festival of Freedom, is by far the most popular Jewish holiday and is probably observed more scrupulously than the Holy Days.  More...

Urban Archaeology

In the midst of renovating a shop on 37th Avenue, between 74th and 75th Streets in Jackson Heights, an old sign is momentarily revealed, soon to be discarded or covered back up again. More...

‘Savoring Gotham’

In publishing a Queens weekly newspaper that has had a great interest in restaurants and food purveyors throughout the borough, it is special and in many ways fascinating to see other people’s perspective on the same subject. More...

The Pulpit

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St. Anastasia Knights Of Columbus Hold Breakfast

St. Anastasia Knights of Columbus Council 5911 in Douglaston held a Communion Breakfast on April 17. They first held a Mass at St. More...

Statement From Moya On Earthquake In Ecuador

“On Saturday when I heard of the devastating earthquake that struck Ecuador, my heart sank. Like many Ecuadorians living in New York my first thought was to reach my family and friends still living in Ecuador to know they were safe. More...

QSO, KCA’s Free Concert Honoring David Katz

Under the direction of guest Maestro Elli Jaffe, the Music Director of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra and the Honorary Foreign Conductor of the Prague Symphony Orchestra, The Queens Symphony Orchestra, in association with the Kupferberg Center for More...

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