June 29, 2016 RSS feed / Features

Celebrating The Legacy Of The Fair

In 1939 and 1964, the world came to Queens for the World’s Fair. And on June 7, the world returned to celebrate its anniversaries. More...

Steinway Astoria Partnership Holds Annual Meeting

The Steinway Astoria Partnership held its annual meeting at Tut’s Hub on Wednesday, June 22nd. More...

Vallone Hosts Birthday Party Fundraiser

Council Member Paul Vallone celebrated his 49th birthday on June 21st with a full house of friends, family and neighbors at Bourbon Street in Bayside. More...

Van Bramer Marches In NYC Pride Parade

On Sunday, June 26th, Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer marched with his City Council colleagues in the NYC Pride Parade along 5th Avenue. More...

A Night To Remember

Throughout our lives, there are nights to remember – when special, meaningful and significant events occur. More...

The Power To Believe Gala

The Power To Believe Gala, a fundraiser for QSAC, was held on Tuesday, June 14th, at Pier 61 at the Chelsea Piers. The event was attended by over 350 people and has netted over $400,000 to date.   More...

L’incontro Hosts ‘69 Mets Great Ed Charles

It was a glorious first weekend of summer at Trattoria L’incontro where Ed Charles, 1969 World Series champion Mets 3rd baseman, “The Glider,” enjoyed dinner with friends Art Lovele More...

Blushing Peaches In Astoria

Summer peaches at United Brothers Fruit Markets on 30th Avenue in Astoria, at the corner of 33rd Street are in full blush, as can be seen by visiting this standout fresh fruit market in the heart of More...

The Feast Of San Antonio Abate

The 46th annual feast in honor of San Antonio Abate was held June 23rd through June 26th on Ditmars Boulevard in Astoria, sponsored by the Society of Castrofilippo. More...

When in the course of human events...

Taxation without representation! That was the battle cry of the 13 colonies in America who were forced to pay taxes to England’s King George III with no representation in Parliament. More...

Steinway Family Dental Center’s Dental Implant Special

Steinway Family Dental Center (SFDC) will be having a special Dental Implant Week, from July 11th until the end of the day on July 18th, giving all patients interested or in need of dental implants a discount of up to $1,155 off! More...

Democratic Party Primary Elections Held Yesterday

The polls were open yesterday (Tuesday) throughout the borough for Democratic Party members to cast ballots involving Queens Congressmembers Carolyn Maloney, Nydia Velázquez and Gregory Meeks, each of whom filed to be nominated to run for reelection More...

Maloney Gets Out The Vote In Astoria

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney was flanked by supporters as she campaigned on 30th Avenue and 31st Street in Astoria. More...

Bus And Fire Truck Collide In Astoria Crash; 14 Injured

FDNY investigators are trying to determine how a collision occured between a city bus and a fire engine in Astoria on June 26th, critically injuring two firefighters and seriously injuring 12 bus passengers, including two children.  More...

A Neighborhood Landmark On Its Way Out?

Scaffolding has appeared on DII, formerly a Rite Aid drugstore located at 36-11 Broadway, in Astoria. Many residents were worried that owners may be removing the old terra cotta design elements from the top of the historic building. More...

Immaculate Conception Parish’s Flag Day Ceremony

Immaculate Conception Parish of Astoria held a ceremony in honor of Flag Day. Immaculate Conception is located at Ditmars Boulevard and 29th Street. More...

Local Express

Kimiko Hahn

Kimiko Hahn is the author of seven collections of poetry, including “The Narrow Road to the Interior” (W.W. More...

98 Degrees’ Timmons Returns To Resorts World

Resorts World Casino New York City hosted a concert and meet-and-greet with Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees on the night of June 18th, in front of the Sound Booth at Bar 360, a multilevel venue that frequently showcases hip-hop, pop, reggae, rock, R&B More...

Great Neck Plaza To Hold Summer Promenade Night

The Great Neck Plaza Business Improvement District (BID) and the Village of Great Neck Plaza continue the Summer Promenade Series on Thursday, July 7th. Taking place on Bond Street from 6:30 p.m. More...

The Astoria Park Carnival

Merriment was in full swing with all kinds of rides, games and food at Central Astoria LDC’s Astoria Park Carnival, which was held for five days, from June 22nd through June 26th. More...

I t’s a grand old flag

For more than 200 years, the American flag has been the symbol of our nation’s unity, as well as a source of pride and inspiration for millions of citizens. Here are the highlights of its unique history.  More...

Cops Halt Union Line

Residents and business owners in Dutch Kills are applauding police officials at the 114th Precinct who averted another raucous weekend by job seekers eager to get their hands on applications for an apprenticeship with Local 3 of the International Bro More...

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