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CB 2 Discusses Major Road Improvements

At the May meeting of Community Board 2 there was a Department of Transportation presentation about proposed improvements to sections of Northern Boulevard, Newtown Road, Broadway and other streets in Woodside.  It was voted upon by the full boa More...

Internet In Bloom For The Layperson

Can you recall a more nerve-racking, unpredictable, media circus, clown-car of candidates and pundits, violent, presidential race?  I sure can't.  Surprisingly Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have yet to be indicted, but, as the infamous N More...

It’s In Queens! (May 12 to May 18)

The circus is coming to town, but don’t worry, local children won’t run away with it. More...

Lawmakers Celebrate Seven Percent Increase Toward Immigrant Programs

For the 2016-2017 state budget, Assembly Member Ron Kim, Chair of the Task Force on New Americans, announced a significant increase of $2.35 million in funding for major language, literacy, and education programs. More...

Nine-Story Building For 38th Street & Queens Boulevard

A two-story industrial building on 38th Street and Queens Boulevard will soon face a wrecking ball to make way for a new, nine-story multi use development.The planned nine-story, 146,000-square-foot, multi-use commercial building will feature retail More...

Acid Attack Whistleblower, Financial Officer Booted By Nonprofit

The director of a Queens arts charity disfigured in an acid attack after she raised a red flag over $750,000 embezzlement scheme was fired on May 6.Alexandra Dyer, 60, was fired a month after she sued the board of directors at the Healing Arts Instit More...

Bishop Sullivan Way

Bishop Joseph M. Sullivan served Middle Village’s Our Lady of Hope parish from its founding in 1960 until his untimely death in 2013. More...

Political Page

Trump Eyes Rudy For Top Job

EYE ON POLITICS

Republican presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump has got a major job on his hands filling hundreds of jobs, big and small, but according to one news source, Trump will name former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani as his Homeland Security chief in his More...

Nolan Holds District Office Open House

Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan with George and Connie Stamatiades.  Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan recently welcomed many community members to her new district office in Long Island City for an open house.  More...

Editorials

Shop Steinway Street Sidewalk Sale Days

In this day and age, with the immediacy of the internet on your cellphone, and the world practically in your hands, it is reassuring and fun to celebrate an old-fashioned tradition that rarely exists anywhere else in New York. More...

Why A Bag Fee Does Not Solve The Problem

The City Council of New York cast their vote Thursday, May 5 on Councilman Brad S. Lander’s bill to impose a minimum fee of five cents for plastic or paper bags at retail, convenience, and grocery stores, with limited exceptions.  More...

Letters to the Editor

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Star Journal

Beach Communities Up And Coming In May 1893

The Greater Astoria Historical Society presents pages from the Long Island Star Journal.  Welcome to May 1893!  More...

QCC Breakfast With EDC Torres-Springer

Last June Marie Torres-Springer addressed the Queens Chamber of Commerce as commissioner of Small Business Services.  Later in June, she left SBS to become president and chief executive officer of the New York City Economic Development Corporati More...

Off The Beaten Track: In Search Of The Legend Of St. George The Dragon Slayer

Fairy tales and legends show a handsome soldier on a horse killing a dragon. These legends came alive when I visited Novgorod, St. Petersburg and Moscow. Eighty five million Russian Orthodox keep St. More...

Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce Holds Breakfast, Invites 108th Police Precinct

Last week, the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce’s March luncheon meeting was actually held at breakfast time, at New York Style Eats, 45-02 Queens Blvd.  In the interest of the chamber’s current campaign for the preservation of small neighborhood b More...

Matz Wows Mets Fans With Shutout And First Responders WIth TRU 32 Program

New York Mets flame throwing righthander Steven Matz not only wows the fans who come to CitiField to see him pitch for the New York Mets. More...

Goldfeder Urges City To Yield To Rockaway Drivers

Responding to broad community concerns over the installation of a controversial traffic light on an exit ramp to the Marine Parkway Bridge, Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D - Breezy Point) is criticizing the city Department of Transportation's handling More...

Queens Man Indicted In Pup’s Death

A Queens grand jury last week indicted a 33-year-old Jackson Heights man for allegedly killing his girlfriend’s dog during an argument at the woman’s Forest Hills apartment.Carlos Hernandez is the first person to be indicted on charges stemming from More...

DOH Eyeing Dutch Kills, Citicorp Tower For Expansion

The city Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DOH) is eyeing space in a Dutch Kills commercial building to expand its Water Tower Unit and “Attacking Rat Reservoirs” programs.DOH is in talks to lease 27,000-square-feet of space at 36-36 33rd St More...

20 New Apartments Planned For Dutch Kills

An unoccupied home on 31st Street in Dutch Kills will soon undergo transformation to a seven-story residential building featuring ground floor retail space.The three-story wood structure at 36-31 31st Street will soon be demolished to make way for th More...

Sunnyside Yards

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Rally Held To Landmark Neir’s Tavern

On May 7, Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley joined hundreds in the charge to landmark Neir’s Tavern, a historic part of the Queens community. More...

Restaurant of the Week

Bubba’s Bistro Southern Cuisine

Bubba’s Bistro is one of the few restaurants in Western Queens offering French-Creole and Cajun cooking with a down-home Southern twist. More...

Tut’s Hub

The new “Tut’s Hub” is fit for a king. Tut’s Hub is the newest addition to the international dining scene on Steinway Street, at the heart of Astoria. More...

Features

Powhatan & Pocahontas Dems’ Annual Dinner Dance

The Powhatan & Pocahontas Regular Democratic Club held its 2016 Annual Dinner Dance on Thursday, May 5th at Riccardo’s by the Bridge, located at 21-01 24th Avenue in Astoria. More...

Kastanas Commemorated With Street Co-Naming

Councilman Costa Constantinides celebrated on May 7 the co-naming of 31st Avenue between Steinway and 41st Streets in honor of the late Demetris Kastanas. More...

Son Follows Footsteps Of ‘Father’s Day’ Firefighter

Firefighters from engine and ladder companies and rescue units throughout Queens gather each June at the Astoria site where three Queens firefighters lost their lives in an explosion at a hardware store on Father’s Day, June 13, 2001. More...

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