October 5, 2016 RSS feed / Features

Peralta Unveils Bill Tackling Speeders In School Zones

State Senator Jose Peralta (D-Queens) and Assemblywoman Deborah Glick (D-Manhattan) unveiled legislation on September 29 intended to tackle drivers who speed in school zones to reduce traffic accidents around schools. More...

Astoria Rocks For St. Jude

The Third Annual Astoria Rocks for St. Jude was held at Central Bar Restaurant (20-30 Steinway Street, Astoria) on Sunday, October 2, from 4 pm to 8 pm. Participants donated $45, benefiting St. More...

Chief Holmes Pays Visit To 114th Precinct

After a summer of significant change in leadership at the NYPD, the 114th Precinct Community Council and Assemblymember Aravella Simotas welcomed Chief Juanita Holmes as the new Assistant Chief of Patrol Borough Queens North.  More...

Queens County Bar Association Holds Annual Event

The Queens County Bar Association (QCBA) held their annual program, “Recent Significant Decisions & Developments from Our Highest Appellate Courts” on Tuesday, September 27. More...

St. Francis Prep Welcomes All To Its Open House

On Saturday, October 15th, St. Francis Prep (6100 Francis Lewis Blvd., Fresh Meadows) will be hosting its annual Open House for prospective students. This year promises to be just as informative and exciting as years past. More...

Make Transportation Safer For Pregnant Women

On September 20, Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas met with Astoria entrepreneur Christine Serdjenia Yearwood, whose small business, called Up-Stand, has developed products to encourage people to make public spaces and public transportation safer for pr More...

Council On Aging To Hold Annual Legislative Forum

The Queens Interagency Council On Aging (QICA) will be having its Annual Legislative Forum on Friday, October 7 at Queens Borough Hall (120-55 Queens Blvd., Kew Gardens). Registration starts at 9 am, served with continental breakfast. More...

Cops Answered 641 Calls At Dutch Kills Shelter

Civic and local leaders are trying to figure out how the city chooses clients for its homeless shelters, and why so many people with a history of mental or psychiatric conditions are dumped in the shelter system, rather than being placed in facilitie More...

Celebrating Socrates Park’s 30th Anniversary

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz spoke during the September 22nd celebration of the 30th anniversary of Socrates Sculpture Park, the Long Island City park that is the only institution in the New More...

Q’nsboro Symphony Orch. To Debut At Flushing Town Hall

The Queensboro Symphony Orchestra debut at Flushing Town Hall (137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing, NY 11354) on Sunday, October 16 at 7 pm, taking on a rarely-performed program of classics, including Beethoven’s Violin Concerto (featuring violinis More...

Beer & Burgers With Crowley

Saturday September 24th was a Beer & Burgers with Congressman Joe Crowley event, at the Garden at Studio Square, in Astoria, where notables such as Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, along with numerous elected officials, district leaders, an More...

The Pulpit

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Stavisky Remembers Peres

State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (DFlushing) issued the following statement on the passing of Nobel Peace Prize recipient and former President of Israel Shimon Peres: More...

Luxury LIC Condo Tower

The Harrison, a 120-unit luxury condominium located at 27-21 44th Drive in Long Island City, has officially launched sales. More...

Council Passes Constantinides Clean Heating Oil Bill

The New York City Council voted overwhelmingly to pass INT. 642-A, sponsored by Council Member Costa Constantinides. More...

Queens North’s New Top Cop Charts History

Northern Queens’ new top cop is highly regarded as a hard taskmaster with a large heart – and a family legacy of service to the people of New York City.  More...

Celebrating Sierra

The family of flight attendant Sierra Shields has posted a request on Facebook, asking friends and acquaintances to share their photos and memories of the young Astoria woman.  The Shields family posted the request on September 26, on a Facebook More...

Calling All Performers & Vendors For Astoria Alive Fest!

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...

Dromm Hosts 2nd Family Day On Diversity Plaza

On Saturday, Council Member Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights, Elmhurst) was joined by Friends of Diversity Plaza Chairperson Shekar Krishnan, Friends of Diversity Plaza Board Member Eirik Davey-Gislason and representatives from Emblem Health in hostin More...

Columbus Day

Today we take for granted that the world is round. In the fifteenth century, however, most people believed the world was flat. More...

7 NYS S.C. Judges On Nov. 8 Ballot

Seven hopefuls from Queens’ judicial ranks appear to have found the right support to win election to highly prized New York State Supreme Court judgeships that will be on the ballot on Election Day November 8th, according to the list of officia More...

Local Express

The Shockwaves

The Shockwaves is an exciting power rock band out of Floral Park. Raised on the rock gods of the ‘60s and ‘70s, brothers Keith and Eric Walpole have been developing their sound since they were kids. More...

Gregg Peters To Appear At Metropolitan Room

Gregg Peters is set to star in The Gentlemen’s Show, with Tributes to Engelbert Humperdinck, Tom Jones, and Elvis Presley, live at the Metropolitan Room, 34 W. 22nd Street, in Manhattan. More...

What Difference Does Poetry Make?

The Queens Council on the Arts (QCA), on October 7, will host “What Difference Does Poetry Make?” The LAB presentation will feature a reading and discussion with Richard Newman, Matt Pasca, Nancy Agabian, Donna Kaz, Terri Muus and Charles More...

New York City Greek Film Festival Opens

Director Tassos Boulmetis (l.) with New York City Greek Film Festival (NYCGFF) Director Prof. More...

Astoria Big Band Coming To Langston Hughes Library

Carol Sudhalter, noted Queens saxophonist, will direct the sixteen-piece Astoria Big Band in a concert of female performers and composers on October 15 from 2 – 4 pm at Langston Hughes Library, More...

Martin ‘Marty’ Adler, 1932-2016

Marty Adler was a giant among men not just in stature, but in the love and kindness he shared with family, friends – and certain small animals.  I drove by Marty on a very rainy day in 1986, and wondered why he was holding an umbrella at a More...

LAGCC President On Free College Tuition

LaGuardia Community College President Dr. Gail Mellow had some comments on Hillary Clinton’s statements about the need to make college tuition-free and reduce student loan debt: More...

TCS NYC Marathon Runners From Queens

This year on November 6, the TCS-sponsored New York City Marathon will feature some fantastic and dedicated runners from Queens in their annual race. More...

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