June 15, 2016 RSS feed / Features

Mural Honors Forest Hills

Photos Maria KalliagasUnder the Continental Avenue Long Island Rail Road trestle in Forest Hills is a mural celebrating the concert series at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills Stadium, including a depiction of The Ramones, a band founded in F More...

Steinway Park Reopens In Memory Of Raimonda

A ceremony held in August of 2015 kicked off a major repair project at Paul Raimonda Playground located at 47th Street and 20th Avenue in the Steinway section of Astoria. More...

Queensborough Celebrates 55th Commencement

A beautiful day presided over the celebratory atmosphere as more than 2,500 graduates – representing over 132 countries and 78 native languages – gathered for Queensborough Community College’s 55th Annual Commencement Ceremony on Ju More...

Annual Vallone Scholarships Awarded

The June 7th meeting of the Astoria Civic Association was again an occasion for awarding the Judge Charles J. Vallone Scholarships, which went to 16 students from 16 different high schools in Queens, Manhattan and the Bronx. More...

Great Neck Plaza’s Four Day Summer Sidewalk Sale

Annual Great Neck Plaza BID Announces Four Day Summer Sidewalk Sale  More...

Astoria/LIC Kiwanis Club Induction, Awards

Eileen Halvatzis was pinned as an official member of the Astoria/LIC Kiwanis Club by her husband, Paul Halvatzis. Jerry Krill, President of the club, handled the induction ceremony. More...

New York State Pavilion Lights Up

Photo Following a screening of Director  Matthew Silva’s documentary, “Modern Ruin:  A World’s Fair Pavilion,” attendees were treated to a lighting of the Observation Towers at  More...

St. John’s Prep Student Earns Congressional Medal

Thomas Flynn, a sophomore at St. John’s Preparatory School in Astoria, has earned The Congressional Award Bronze Medal. More...

Kitty Genovese Documentary Opens

On the heels of a hugely successful opening weekend at Manhattan’s IFC Center, THE WITNESS, a gripping look at the mythic death and littleknown life of Kitty Genovese, opened at the Kew Gardens Cinemas, across the street from where Kitty was mu More...

Muslims, LGBT Community Unite To Denounce Violence

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark- Viverito, and Councilmembers Jimmy Van Bramer and Danny Dromm were joined by City Comptroller Scott Stringer, state Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, Public Advoc More...

Upgraded Wastewater Treatment Improves Air Quality

New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Acting Commissioner Steven Lawitts joined with Councilman Costa Constantinides to announce on June 6th that work has been completed on the installation of aluminum covers and odor control uni More...

Queens Graduation Rates Are High, Says DOE

When high school graduation rates for 2015 were released in January, there was good news for New York City and Queens.  More...

UCCA, Ridgewood Savings Hold Annual Shredding Event

On June 11th, the United Community Civic Association (UCCA) and Ridgewood Savings Bank held their annual Free Shredding Event hosted by UCCA President Rose Marie Poveromo.  More than 75 people from the community came to St. More...

Local Express

Art Shamsky

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Art Shamsky was a professional baseball player for 13 years, starting his illustrious career with the Cincinnati Reds in 1960. More...

What Dad ‘Really’ Wants This Father’s Day

Sons and daughters: your days for buying a present for Father’s Day are numbered. Or more likely, the days until your children ask you (as a mom) to go out and help them buy him a present. More...

Central Astoria To Host Independence Celebration

The Central Astoria Local Development Coalition’s Annual Independence Day Celebration will be held on Thursday, June 30th, on the Great Lawn of Astoria Park on the waterfront.  More...

The Pulpit

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St. Demetrios In Water Resources Art, Poetry Contest

More than 1,900 2nd through 12th grade students attending public, independent, charter or parochial schools (or homeschooled) in New York City, and east and west of Hudson Watersheds created original art and poetry reflecting their appreciation for o More...

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