August 24, 2016 RSS feed / Features

History Of The Xbox

The Xbox is a video gaming brand created and owned by Microsoft. It has made a number consoles that all have been huge successes. Xbox provides ways of streaming and online gaming called Xbox Live. More...

Maloney, De Blasio On Combating Zika Virus

Congresswoman Carolyn B. More...

Bryant & LIC HS Get College Access For All

William Cullen Bryant H.S. and Newcomers H.S. in Long Island City were among 100 high schools, 15 in Queens, chosen to participate in the College Access for All initiative starting this September.  More...

Annual 9/11 Memorial Candlelight Ceremony

The United Community Civic Association’s (UCCA) annual 9/11 Memorial Candlelight Ceremony to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America will be held on Thursday, September 8, at 7:30 pm, at McManus Memorial Park, on 81 More...

Another New Condo Underway In Dutch Kills

A former auto body and repair shop and gas station at 23rd Street and 41st Avenue in Dutch Kills are about to undergo a transformation into a six-story, mixed-use building that will feature both residential and commercial space – just one block More...

Flushing House Hosts Third ‘Jazz Up In The Sky’

Live Jazz will be heard throughout the evening on Friday, September 9th, as a group of talented musicians bring their love and concern for the elderly to new heights on the rooftop of Flushing House. More...

Katz Collecting School Supplies For Homeless Children

With the beginning of the school year fast approaching, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz is encouraging members of the public to once again donate backpacks and other school supplies to homeless children as part of “Project: Back to School More...

Honoring Billie Jean King

On August 11th, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz presented tennis legend Billie Jean King with a Proclamation, declaring August 11, 2016 to be Billie Jean King Day in the borough of Queens. More...

It’s Not Just Incandescent Vs. Fluorescent

Street lamps are what keep our city running, even at night. Without them there would be total chaos in the streets and, it would be nearly impossible to walk around at night. Street lamps have come a long from when they were first introduced.   More...

The Pulpit

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Queens Native Steers VA Improvement Effort

A Whitestone native is working to make VA better for millions of veterans in the northeast. “Our number one goal is to improve veterans’ experience with VA,” said James Z. Wartski, Director of the U.S. More...

Constantinides Allocates Over $200K For Cleaning

City Council Member Costa Constantinides announced on August 19 his Fiscal Year ‘17 budget allocation of over $200,000 toward cleaning services in Astoria. Several groups will provide cleaning, weeding, and graffiti-removal services. More...

Braunstein Honors Ronald McDonald House

On August 11, Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (DBayside) presented a New York State Legislative Resolution to the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island in honor of its 30th Anniversary. More...

The Steinway Street Festival

On the afternoon of Sunday, August 21st the Steinway Street BID (aka the Steinway Astoria Partnership) held their Street Festival. More...

Astoria Alive Fest!

Calling All Performers & Vendors

Entertainment needed! Perform (for free) at the Astoria Alive Street Festival sponsored by the Astoria Restoration Association on Sunday, October 16, from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. More...

Thwarted Rape Discussed At Hunters Point Civic Meeting

The Hunters Point Civic Association meeting held last week at Plumbers Union Hall on Fifth Street and 50th Avenue and addressed major issues, including one woman’s allegation that one night early this month she interrupted a sexual assault in G More...

Stavisky Reads To Children

State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Flushing) visited the Flushing YMCA summer program to read to the children. More...

US Open Extravaganza

The USTA announced on August 18 a series of physical improvements, fan and player upgrades, and new sponsor activations which will be unveiled at the 2016 US Open. More...

Queens’ First Chick-Fil-A Coming To Queens Center Mall

Chick-fil-A, Inc. has selected Queens resident Paul Daniels as the local franchise owner of its third New York City restaurant – Chick-fil-A at Queens Center Mall – set to open on Thursday, September 1. More...

Local Express

Tahl Leibovitz

Tahl Leibovitz, the 2015 USA Table Tennis Hall of Fame Inductee has represented the United States internationally for more than 20 years, and will be competing in his fifth Paralympic Games in Rio this summer. More...

New Eagle Scouts Honored

On August 6th, four Boy Scouts from Queens were honored at the Yankees game for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout, scouting’s highest and most prestigious rank. More...

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