October 19, 2016 RSS feed / Features

UCCA Holds Shredding Event

On October 15, the United Community Civic Association (UCCA) held another successful Free Shredding Event sponsored and hosted by UCCA President Rose Marie Poveromo.  Many area residents came to the community event at St. More...

Astoria-LIC Kiwanis Honors Community Activists

On Thursday, October 6, the Astoria-Long Island City Kiwanis Club held their Annual Cocktail Party. More...

Steinway Street Sale Days

The Queens Community delighted in exclusive bargains and specials on Steinway Street on the weekend of October 14, 15 and 16. More...

CALDC’s First ‘Batty Over Halloween’ Celebration

The Central Astoria LDC, famous for its Astoria Park events – which include the Astoria Park Carnival, Independence Day Celebration, Waterfront Concerts and Movies on the Waterfront – has added yet another event to their repertoire, as it More...

Why Chop Down Seemingly Healthy Trees?

On Thursday, October 13, several trees were taken down on 49th Street, south of Astoria Boulevard, across from St. Michael’s Cemetery. More...

Designate Flushing Remonstrance A Special Resource?

The National Park Service (NPS) will hold a public meeting to discuss a Special Resource Study for the Flushing Remonstrance. More...

Tut’s Hub Welcomes Mark-Viverito For Meet & Greet

Dedicated to community outreach, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito was at Tut’s Hub (30-91 Steinway Street) on September 19th to meet and engage with her constituents. More...

SHAREing & CAREing’s Annual Benefit & Silent Auction

The SHAREing & CAREing Annual Benefit & Silent Auction is being held on November 9, 2016, 6-9 pm, at Riccardo’s By The Bridge, 21-01 24th Ave, Astoria, NY 11102. More...

First Central Savings Bank Supports St. Nick Greek Fest

On Saturday, October 8th, 2016, First Central Savings Bank supported the St. Nicholas Greek Festival, held at 196-10 Northern Blvd. in Flushing, raffling a TV for all who stopped by their tent. More...

Vallone Hosts Italian Heritage Celebration At City Hall

Council Member Paul Vallone hosted the Annual Celebration of Italian Heritage event at City Hall on October 5th, with City Council Speaker Melissa Mark- Viverito and Council Member Vincent Gentile. More...

Hunt Suspect In Steinway Street Stabbing

Police at the 114th Precinct are searching for a man who stabbed an Astoria teen following a dispute on Steinway Street on October 14.  Police said the 19-year-old victim entered into a dispute with a group of men outside 40-02 Broadway at about More...

Fundraiser For Rep. Carolyn Maloney

Maloney for Congress has announced a fundraiser, and invites you to join them in support of Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (Distr.12: Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn). More...

St. Andrew’s Cigar Dinner Benefit At Bourbon Street

On Tuesday October 11th, St. Andrew Avellino held its 5th Annual Cigar Dinner at Bourbon Street Restaurant on the Rooftop, Bell Blvd. in Bayside. The event was for the benefit of Catholic education. More...

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Michelle Marie

Michelle Marie, the founder and director of the music performance program, MMRockcamp, has performed with many R&B artists, including Mary J. More...

Future LaGuardia Airport Modernization TBD At CB 1

Community Board 1 meetings take place on the third Tuesday of each month, but due to a religious observance, the regular meeting has been rescheduled to Thursday, October 20 this month. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. More...

Spitfire To Rock Bohemian Hall And Beer Garden

Live Rock & Roll is coming to Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden!  More...

Our Ever-Curious Kids

One thing I know for sure: kids in Queens are curious. They want to know. They want to learn. They are ready to listen. How do I know this? More...

It’s Time To Wine And ‘Dine In Queens’

Fourteen eateries gave away free samples of their cuisine to roughly 250 passers-by on October 11, as “Dine In Queens” (formerly known as “Queens Restaurant Week”) officially kicked off with a festive outdoor ceremony at The S More...

Daffodil Planting On Ditmars

On October 15, volunteers got together to beautify the median on Ditmars Boulevard from 78th to 82nd Streets. More...

Astoria Alive Street Festival

The Astoria Alive Street Festival was held on Sunday, October 16, on 31st Street, between Ditmars Boulevard and 21st Avenue. Thousands of visitors enjoyed games, rides, food and merchandise. More...

A Boy’s Lifelong Heroes

When I was a teenager, I loved to hang out in firehouses.  During the turbulent, unique decade of the 1960s, I could often be found in the evening with my friends at a century-old firehouse on 10th Street, where Engine 18 responded to alarms in More...

‘42 Seconds Of Happiness’ Screened At Greek Film Fest

The feature film, “42 Seconds of Happiness” had its New York premier on October 6, at the Cinepolis Chelsea Cinema on 23rd Street in Manhattan as part of the 10th Annual New York City Greek Film Festival (NYCGFF). More...

The Pulpit

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Fall Leaf Pickups Suspended

Department of Sanitation (DSNY) officials last week announced that leaf pickups for the 2016 season have been suspended until further notice. More...

Neighborhood Policing Teams Announced

The 114th Precinct last week unveiled its new Neighborhood Policing Program, a concept that is equal parts crime fighting and community outreach.  More...

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