May 4, 2016 RSS feed / Features

Van Bramer, Community Protest Train Noise

About 500 Long Island Rail Road and Amtrak trains pass back and forth daily between Sunnyside and Woodside, along track beds that have existed many years longer than those neighborhoods. More...

CITG Community House Supply Drive For Ecuador Relief

The Church-in-the-Gardens (CITG) Community House of Forest Hills Gardens, through the efforts of its Chair Jack Seng, and Past Chair Lily Zivkovic, gathered at the CH on Saturday, April 30 and along with volunteers, transported donations to the Consu More...

Stavisky Answers Calls At Citizenship NOW Event

State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Flushing) attended the annual CUNY / Daily News Citizenship NOW! Call-in event on April 28. More...

114th Pct. Honors Officers Who Netted Bank Robber

114th Precinct Community Council President Ann Bruno began the April meeting of the Council as usual, with introductions of the officers at the dais – Detective Ed Negron, Lt. More...

Are There Two Donald Trumps??

Some N.Y. residents may soon be asking themselves that question. We too may be asking ourselves the same question. Perhaps not in a political way, but more on a personal basis. More...

Childcare Provider Appreciation Day

In collaboration with Queens Community House, Queens Childhood Network will celebrate Childcare Provider Appreciation Day on Thursday, May 5. More...

APAC Presents ‘25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’

On May 5, the Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) will begin performances of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (music and lyrics by William Finn, book by Rachel Sheinkin, conceived by Rebecca Feldman, with additional material by Jay Reiss) More...

‘Basketball Coaching 101’

Are you a coach? Are you a player, or perhaps an official? Are you planning a professional future in basketball? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then this book is a must-have for you. More...

Mother’s Day Tribute: Wish She Were Here

(Walter Kaner wrote the following tribute to his mother, which we reprinted each Mother's Day. More...

NYPD: Astoria Attack Is A Hate Crime

Investigators at the NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force are searching for three teenage suspects who threatened and attacked a 19- year-old Astoria man in broad daylight on April 27.  Cops said the suspects stalked the victim as he was walking along 10 More...

Luv Michael Granola Made By People With Autism

April is Autism Awareness Month, and the Queens Economic Development Corporation celebrated by promoting a new client, Luv Michael whose granola is nourishing the world and providing jobs for people living with autism.  More...

Plans Underway To Celebrate Hell Gate Bridge Centennial

When the Hell Gate Bridge was completed in September 1916 it was the longest steel-arch bridge in the world. Its construction, using more steel than the Manhattan and Queensboro Bridges combined, began in 1912.  More...

The Bruson Is Back!

Gone is the scaffolding, orange barrels and concrete barriers that blocked an iconic stretch of Jackson Heights commanded by the Bruson Building, nearly destroyed by a five-alarm fire just over two y More...

Queens Library At Woodside Now Open Six Days A Week

Queens Library President and CEO Dennis Walcott (r.) presented Mayor Bill de Blasio with a Queens Library card, as Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer looks on. More...

Constantinides Slams Gate On Sean’s Place Vandals

An Astoria lawmaker took matters into his own hands recently to secure a local children’s playground that was being overrun at night by teenagers who left broken wine, liquor and beer bottles, used condoms and other items strewn among the swing More...

Big Birthdays At L’incontro

It was a grand celebration at Trattoria L’incontro on the occasion of Korean War veteran, U.S. Marine Arthur Loveley’s 88th birthday party on Sunday, April 24. More...

Jennifer’s Annual Flushing Bay Shoreline Cleanup

As with each year, the Empire Dragon Boat Team, a group of female cancer survivors, partners with Riverkeeper and the NYC Parks Department in restoring the shoreline of Flushing Bay. More...

Local Express

Carol Sudhalter

Director of Mix n Match Music and Astoria Big Band/Astoria Jazz Band Director Carol Sudhalter plays flute, baritone and tenor sax. A resident of Astoria, Sudhalter was the first graduate of Smith College to become a jazz musician. More...

Simotas, UCCA Town Hall To Address Community Concerns

Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas and the United Community Civic Association (UCCA) will be co-hosting their fourth annual Town Hall Meeting for Western Queens residents on May 12. More...

The Pulpit

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Stringer, Vallone Tour NE Queens Senior Centers

City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer joined Councilman Paul Vallone in Northeast Queens for a roundtable meeting with Community Boards 7 and 11 and several community groups. More...

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