September 21, 2016 RSS feed / Features

CB 1 Returns For New Season

The first Community Board 1 cabinet meeting of the new season was held on September 8 at Kaufman Astoria Studios, with CB1’s District Manager Florence Koulouris presiding. More...

Hunt Three Men In Astoria Robbery

Police are searching for three men who forced their way into an Astoria apartment and robbed a resident, police sources said.One of the suspects, identifies as “JoJo,” flashed a gun while entering the home at about 10 a.m. More...

Salant Of Flushing House Receives Rose Kryzak Award

Robert Salant, the former Community Relations Director at Flushing House, received The Rose Kryzak Senior Leadership Award at the retirement home’s “Jazz Up In The Sky” fundraiser on September 9. More...

City Schoolchildren To Study Safe Crossing

With the opening of school, more than one million children are traveling to and from city public schools every day, not to mention other destinations such as libraries, after school programs, sports and arts activities. More...

Ninth Grader Receives YMCA Courage Award

Cherish Atkinson, RS Scholarship recipient and 9th grade student athlete at Lawrence Woodmere Academy, administered CPR while on a cruise to a man who fell ill while riding a jet ski. More...

Simotas Receives March Of Dimes Award

On September 14, the March of Dimes honored Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas with an award for being a “Champion for Babies” for her work ensuring prenatal care for all. More...

Steinway Street Hotel Revealed

Developers released a conceptual rendering of a proposed 272-unit hotel that will rise at the intersection of Steinway Street and Northern Boulevard, at the site formerly occupied by Western Beef Sup More...

Local Express

Yassmin Alers

Yassmin Alers was a speaker at the recent Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Queens. This was her first year participating in The Longest Day. More...

NYC Greek Film Festival’s 10th Anniversary

The Hellenic American Chamber of Commerce, Onassis Foundation (USA), and Hellenic American Cultural Foundation announced the 10th Anniversary of the New York City greek Film Festival, running from Thursday, September 29 through Wednesday, October 19. More...

No Name Comedy Variety Coming To QED

No Name Comedy Variety brings their multicultural mix of music, comedy and fun back to Q.E.D. Astoria on Sunday, October 2nd, 8:30 pm. More...

The Pulpit

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Off The Beaten Trail: Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier In Moscow

Every nation has a memorial of the Unknown Soldier. I have seen the memorial in Washington, D.C., Athens Greece and now in Moscow and the Eternal Flame at St. Petersburg, Russia. More...

Koo: Cleanup On Flushing’s Restaurant Row Announced

City Council Member Peter Koo joined with community leaders on September 13 to announce new efforts to combat persistent sanitation problems on 40th Road in Flushing. More...

New Kaufman Expansion Plans

The words, “Lights! Cameras! Action!” will soon resonate from a new, 84-foot-tall building at the corner of 36th Street and 34th Avenue that will serve as TV and production facilities for the ever-expanding Kaufman Astoria Studios. More...

Remains Identified As Those Of Missing Astoria Woman

Condolences are pouring in to the grief stricken parents of a missing 30-year-old Astoria woman whose remains were recovered last week on the Rikers Island shoreline.  Rikers Island security guards on routine patrol at about 3:10 p.m. More...

AIDS Center Director Honored For 30 Years Of Service

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz presented a Proclamation to Philip Glotzer, Executive Director of the AIDS Center of Queens County (ACQC), during a celebration of ACQC’s 30th anniversary More...

Redken’s Grand Opening

(L. to r.); Paul Halvatzis of Amorelli Realty congratulated the owners of Redken Ditmars Salon, Frank Arcabasio and Tony and Leticia Motta. More...

SJP Student Earns Gold Congressional Award

Jakob Matala, a junior at St. John’s Preparatory School in Astoria, has earned The Congressional Award Gold Certificate. More...

Marine Terrace To Add Housing For Vets, Homeless

Related Companies purchased the seven Marine Terrace apartment buildings, and plan to renovate all the apartments – and build two new units as housing for low-income veterans and homeless people. More...

Shockwaves To Celebrate Release Of Single, ‘Lies’

The Queens-based rock trio, The Shockwaves, will celebrate the release of their single, “Lies” on Friday, September 23 at Pine Box Rock Shop in Brooklyn. They will be joined by fellow rock n’ rollers, The Hampton Brothers. More...

SFP Walk-A-Thon To Benefit Future Students

On Friday, September 30th, every member of the St. Francis Prep community will participate in the school’s annual Walk-A-Thon. More...

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