June 22, 2016 RSS feed / Features

New Basketball Courts At Woodside Houses

City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer, Annie Cotton-Morris, President of the Woodside Tenant’s Association, and local students cut the ribbon and played an inaugural game on the new $500,000 basketball courts at the Woodside Houses on June 13 More...

The Future Looks Bright For Astoria Students

Brains and brawn – the boys and girls at PS 70 have it all. Over the past month, PS 70 has excelled in academic and athletic excellence. More...

Maloney, Meeks, Velázquez Face Primary Elections

Queens Congressmembers Carolyn Maloney, Gregory Meeks and Nydia Velázquez face primary elections next Tuesday, according to the city’s Board of Elections.  More...

Queens Library Launches Computer Clubs For Kids

Queens Library’s Children’s Library Discovery Center came alive with the sounds of clicking keyboards, as children in grades 4-8 enthusiastically dove into a demonstration activity that kicked off Google CS First Computer Clubs at Queens More...

NYC Passes $82.1 Billion Budget Early

New York City has passed its earliest budget since 2001. By a vote of 48 to 1, the City Council adopted the $82.1 billion budget, due by June 30th, last week on June 14th.  More...

‘A New Airport For A New City’

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced on June 16th that construction on the new LaGuardia Airport has begun – marking the first complete rebuild of an airport in the United States in more than 20 years. More...

Made In Queens Makes Its Debut

In a brief ceremony on June 17th, a shop called Made in Queens (MiQ), was launched, at a store space at 27-24 Queens Plaza South. More...

Constantinides Helps Pass FY ‘17 City Budget

The New York City Council voted on June 14th to pass a balanced budget for Fiscal Year 2017, which stretches from July 1st of this year to June 30th, 2017. More...

WCS’s Queens Zoo Welcomes Mets And PS 143

New York Mets players James Loney and Matt Reynolds joined about a dozen fifth graders from PS 143 in Corona in making enrichment buckets for the zoo’s Andean bears. More...

St. Francis Prep’s Efforts To Emulate Patron Saint

In addition to strong academic offerings and a spectacular arts program, along with an athletic program that has an unparalleled legacy, St. More...

Historic Astoria Center Of Israel’s 90th Anniversary

An architectural gem and a center of spiritual life in Astoria is celebrating its 90th anniversary with a special ceremony on the evening of Friday, June 24th. More...

Monserrate Back In Action

After a short absence, former Queens lawmaker Hiram Monserrate is back in action, announcing he will be running for a Democratic district leader post in the 39th AD (Corona, East Elmhurst) in upcoming local elections.  More...

Vallone Secures Third Straight Record Budget

On June 14th, the New York City Council passed a budget of $82.1 billion for fiscal year 2017. More...

UCCA Holds Annual BBQ In Astoria

Members of the United Community Civic Association (UCCA) gathered on the patio of the Central Bar & Lounge in Astoria on June 16th to celebrate a successful year of community events that have helped bring Queens residents together.  UCCA Pre More...

Dutch Kills Bravest Honored For Thanksgiving Rescue

One of Dutch Kills’ Bravest was honored at the FDNY Medal Day Ceremony on June 1th, after he put his life in danger to rescue a woman trapped in an out-of-control blaze at an Astoria apartment building on Thanksgiving Eve of 2015. More...

114th Precinct Community Council’s Annual Breakfast

The 114th Precinct Community Council’s 25th Annual Breakfast at Riccardo’s by the Bridge was held June 1st. (L. More...

Queens Botanical Garden’s Rose Gala Fundraiser

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz spoke at the annual Rose Gala fundraiser that the Queens Botanical Garden held on June 9th. More...

‘Bardo’ To Premiere At Dolby

Up and coming directing duo, Dennis Latos and Scott Aharoni, have announced the completion of their film, BARDO. More...

Local Express

DCO

DCO (Dry Clean Only) is an alternative punk band based out of Middle Village. More...

Independence Day Celebration In Bayside Announced

Councilman Paul Vallone and the Bayside Historical Society announced the details of the Second Annual Independence Day Fireworks Show & Concert set for Wednesday, June 29th at Fort Totten. More...

Proposal To Expand LIC BID

The Queens Borough Board, chaired by Borough President Melinda Katz, reviewed and voted on whether to recommend the proposed expansion of the Long Island City Business Improvement District (LIC BID), which is operated by the Long Island City Partners More...

Immaculate Conception’s Pilgrimage Of Mercy

In compliance with Pope Francis’ Jubilee Year of Mercy, on Saturday, June 11th, Msgr. More...

The Pulpit

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DOE Kicks Off Summer Meals

Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced that the 2016 Summer Meals program will run from June 29th to September 2nd at nearly 1,100 sites across New York City, providing free, healthy breakfast and lunch to millions of children over the summer.  More...

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