August 31, 2016 RSS feed / Features

1,000 Attend Peralta Job Fair

About 1,000 jobs-seekers turned out for the sixth annual job fair sponsored by state Senator Jose Peralta, along with Woodside on the Move and the Queens Center Mall. More...

NYSE Morning Bell Commemorates Women’s Equality

Congresswoman Carolyn B. More...

Urban Upbound Wins Youth Opportunity Grant

The Citi Foundation and America’s Promise Alliance announced that Urban Upbound has been awarded a grant from the 2016 Youth Opportunity Fund, an initiative that is part of a $3 million commitment that supports programs that connect youth to op More...

EPA: Climate Is Changing, We Are Contributing To It

Privately owned large buildings more than 50,000 square feet in floor area make up 42% of New York City’s built floor area, or about 2.3 billion square feet.  More...

Ask Dr. Universe

Why do onions cause you to cry? – More...

What’s Happening On 31st & 32nd Avenues

NYC DOT is working to calm traffic, install high visibility crosswalks, expand the bicycle network and improve access to the waterfront.  DOT will install bicycle route markings along:   31st Ave. (BQE to 101st St.)   More...

Astoria Pool’s Early Bird Lap Swimmers

2016 Astoria Pool’s early morning lap swimmers. The Olympics are over, but the early birds are going strong. More...

Local Express

Triptych Films

Triptych Films is a video production company established in 2015 by Jun Kuromiya, Daniel Lewinstein and Alex Tymchak. More...

Not Too Late To Fight Cancer With Team Kermit

Every August, Jay Binkowitz, of American Eye Care in Astoria, along with his wife, Bettina, participate in the annual Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC), a bike-a-thon of 192 miles in Massachusetts. More...

The Origins Of Labor Day

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. More...

The Pulpit

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Trattoria L’incontro’s Fundraiser For Amatrice

According to Trattoria L’incontro’s Facebook page, they are holding a fundraiser for the town of Amatrice in Italy. The fundraiser will benefit the famed medieval town ravaged by a huge earthquake at a cost of hundreds of lives. More...

What’s Happening Here?

NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) will conduct work along Northern Boulevard near the intersections of 48th Street, 49th Street and 34th Avenue. More...

11-Year-Old Girl Fights Off Abduction At US Open

An alleged child predator who tried to abduct an 11-year-old girl during festivities at the Arthur Ashe Kids Day at Flushing Meadows Corona Park on August 27 soon realized he had picked the wrong prey. More...

Queens Day At The 2016 US Open

Queens Day at the 2016 US Open was held on August 24 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. More...

UCCA’s Annual 9/11 Memorial Commemoration

The United Community Civic Association, Inc. More...

Astoria Park One Of Five Anchor Parks To Share $150M

Mayor Bill de Blasio, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, and NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver announced on August 18 that the City will fund $150 million in major improvements at five large parks under the new Anchor Parks initiative. More...

Horizon Interactive Award To Cats Eye For Amorelli Realty

Cats Eye was recognized at The 14th Annual Horizon Interactive Awards Competition for their merit with a Gold award in the Websites - Restaurant / Food category and a Bronze award in Websites - Real Estate / Consumer Information category. More...

School Supplies Giveaway At Queens Center Mall

Last Wednesday, state Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Whitestone, Elmhurst) and Samaritan Village President and CEO Tino Hernandez joined NYC Council Education Committee Chairperson Daniel Dromm (D-Elmhurst, Jackson Heights) for a back-to-school backpac More...

Astoria Park’s Historic Diving Pool

The Astoria Diving Pool with the Hell Gate Bridge in the background and the two giant Art Deco torches over the dining areas on either side of the food concession, which are still able to spout strea More...

Alpha Mart Grows In Astoria

Alpha Mart, the complete one-stop market, is a chain of branded, small convenience stores that is growing fast in Astoria. With three locations, they are easily accessible to all local residents and visitors. More...

Pioneer Mixed-Use Development Rising In Dutch Kills

A new star is rising on Northern Boulevard in Long Island City – a 10- story, 135,000-square-foot, mixed-use building developed by Silver Star Motors, one of New York City’s premiere Mercedes-Benz auto dealerships. More...

The Haymarket Martyrs

The Martyrs' Monument by sculptor Albert Weinert, takes its inspiration from "La Marseillaise", the national anthem of France. It was a favorite of Albert Parsons and he sang it in his cell just prior to his trip to the gallows. More...

American Labor Leader Samuel Gompers

Samuel Gompers, an English-born American cigar maker became a labor union leader and a key figure in American labor history.  Gompers was the founder of the American Federation of Labor (AFL), and served as that organization's president from 188 More...

St. Sarkis’ Armenian BBQ

St. Sarkis Armenian Church is having their Annual Armenian BBQ Picnic on Sunday, September 18th. Have you ever tasted real Armenian style grilled BBQ lamb or chicken kebabs? Get ready for a taste sensation! More...

Senior Robbed At Dutch Kills ATM Machine

Police are searching for a thief who snatched $200 from an elderly man who had just withdrawn the cash from an ATM machine in Dutch Kills on August 23.  More...

Koo, Flushing BID’s Graffiti Cleanup Campaign

City Council Member Peter Koo and the Flushing Business Improvement District announced the cleanup of one of downtown Flushing’s frequent graffiti targets – the Main Street LIRR station – and the start of a graffiti cleanup up campa More...

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