July 20, 2016 RSS feed / Features

Facelift For Noonan Park

On July 12, City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer, Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski, Community Board 2, and children from the Sports and Arts in Schools Foundation at IS 125, cut the ribbon on new basketball and handball courts a More...

TLC To Get New Woodside Facility

The Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) has operated an inspection facility at 25-55 BQE West in Woodside since the 1960s with an addition for TLC enforcement and executive operations added in 1986. More...

Astoria Gunman Flees Flying Objects

An armed bandit learned quickly last week that he chose the wrong store to rob.  Officers said the gun-toting bandit walked into the Boost Mobile Store at 25-38 Broadway in Astoria at about 7:50 p.m. More...

Freeze Your Rent With Astoria Restoration’s Help

The Astoria Restoration Association can help you freeze your rent.  More...

Queens Library Presents Battle Of The Bands

Some of the best young musicians in the metro area competed on the evening of July 14 during Queens Library’s second annual “Battle of the Bands.” Queens Library’s President and CEO, Dennis Walcott, welcomed the crowd. More...

Music And Movies On The Waterfront

The Central Astoria Local Development Coalition invites one and all to enjoy the Parisian and Golden Age swing spirit for free, as the Avalon Jazz Band performs in Astoria Park on July 21 at 7:30 pm, as part of the 2016 Waterfront Concert Series. More...

Queens Council Members Give Back In A Big Way

For a non-profit organization, support from its local community is vital. It affirms that the services given are indeed important and are helping the community thrive.  More...

Former Editor Jim Mahoney Dies at 85

James F. Mahoney (6/19/1931 - 7/8/2016) passed away peacefully at his home in Novato, California on July 8. He was born in Astoria on June 19, 1931 to James F. Mahoney Sr. and Mae Mahoney (née Rush). More...

Pokémon GO Captures Astoria & LIC

The new, wildly popular mobile game Pokémon GO has only been out since July 6, but it’s already bringing communities across the borough together in unprecedented ways.  More...

The Most Sought-After, Elusive Pokémon Characters

With Pokémon Go gripping the US, re-commerce site Decluttr.com decided to look into which character each US state is desperately searching for on Pokémon GO and found that New York is searching for “Ditto” the most!  The research was More...

Vallone Unveils ‘Vincent Cangelosi Way’ In Whitestone

Councilman Paul A. Vallone hosted a street co-naming ceremony on Tuesday, July 12, in honor of Vincent Cangelosi, who tragically lost his life on September 11, 2001. As an employee of Cantor Fitzgerald, he was killed in the World Trade Center. More...

Two Suspects At Large In Steinway Street Shooting

Officers of the 114th Precinct responded to a call at 28th Avenue and Steinway Street, where they discovered a 23-year-old male with gunshot wounds to the neck and chest. More...

Astoria/LIC Kiwanis Honors Special Members

The Astoria/LIC Kiwanis Club recently held a meeting in which they continued the new tradition they began a few months ago, of giving a special thanks to members who go out of their way to help the c More...

Look Hoo’s New At Queens Zoo!

Three burrowing owl owlets have hatched at WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society’s) Queens Zoo.  More...

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 28. Taking place on Bond Street from 6:30 p.m. More...

Local Express

Hal Rosenbluth

Having worked at Kaufman Astoria Studios (34-12 36th St., Astoria) for over 30 years, Hal Rosenbluth now proudly serves as the President and CEO of the company, overseeing what major expansions and programs to better aid the studios. More...

Trinity Lutheran Church Making Peace With Your Past

Trinity Lutheran Church of Astoria/Long Island City is offering a program for healing: “Making Peace with Your Past: Help for Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families,” an intense program led by Pastor Paul Milholland.  More...

The Pulpit

Astoria Adventist Church:•Fridays, 7 pm: Small group video seminar, More AboutJesus, with Christian writers and speakers MauriceVenden and Lee Venden.•Saturdays, 3 pm: Bible Study and Prayer Group. 30-8932nd St., Astoria, 718.932.5390.**** More...

Queens Museum Announces Passport Thursdays

The Queens Museum announced the schedule for its 2016 edition of Passport Thursdays. This annual tradition celebrates the diverse culture of Queens with film screenings and live performances throughout the summer.  More...

Secret Theatre Updates Greek Tragedy

Playwright Tom Rowan combines Greek tragedy with cutting edge comedy to present “Faye Drummond,” part of the UnFringed Festival at The Secret Theatre in Long Island City.  “Faye Drummond” runs August 17 at 9:15 pm;  More...

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