November 30, 2016 RSS feed / Features

Chick-fil-A Donates Book House To PS 206

Chick-fil-A at Queens Center Mall continues Chickfil A’s legacy of serving the community by giving back.  More...

Take A Ride Back In Time

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) officials are putting vintage buses and subways back in business for the holiday season.  The MTA is offering straphangers an opportunity to jump on buses and subways from the late 1930s to the early 1 More...

St. Francis Prep Christmas Concerts Showcase Talent

On Friday, December 9th, and Saturday, December 10th, St. Francis Preparatory School’s Music Department will host their Annual Christmas Concerts, in Prep’s Brother Ralph Clifford Memorial Auditorium. More...

E. River Kiwanis’ Bounty Of Food For Hour Children

The East River Kiwanis organization recently completed their Third Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive. It was held at Best Yet Supermarket (37th Street between 19th and 20th Aves.) on November 19th. All the food collected went to Hour Children.  More...

Tree Lighting At McManus Memorial Park

The First Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will be held on Sunday, December 4, from 6 pm-8 pm, at McManus Memorial Park (81st Street and Grand Central Service Road). More...

Queens Sailor Controls Radar Aboard Missile Destroyer

Petty Officer 2nd Class Christopher J. More...

114th Precinct Community Council Meeting

Serious incidents of prejudice within the confines of the 114th Precinct have prompted its Commanding Officer, Deputy Inspector Peter Fortune, to issue a forceful indictment of hate crimes in the community. More...

4th Annual Holiday Festival & Tree Lighting Celebration

The Central Astoria Local Development Coalition announced that it will be hosting its 4th Annual Holiday Festival & Tree Lighting Celebration in December. More...

Local Express

Tricia Morall

Tricia Morallisa, a second-generation Astorian,whose grandparents moved there in the ‘50s. She says, “I’ve never lived anywhere else, and I love my hometown.” More...

Constantinides Bill Encourages Use Of Electric Vehicles

The New York City Council voted unanimously on November 16 to pass INT. 1124, sponsored by Council Member Costa Constantinides. More...

The Pulpit

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NYPD: Beware Of Christmas Crooks, Identity Thieves

Queens law enforcement officials have released their annual warning to shoppers and cybershoppers, urging the public to use caution when plunking down coins or plastic for those perfect holiday gifts. More...

Oratorio Society Of Queens To Sing ‘Messiah’ In Concert

The Oratorio Society of Queens will perform selections from Handel’s “Messiah,” as well as traditional Christmas favorites and Chanukah songs on Sunday, December 18, at 4:00 pm in the Queensborough Performing Arts Center (QPAC), in More...

Starting The Holiday Season Off Right In Sunnyside

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz was accompanied by members of “The Fabulous Fezziwigs,” a group of holiday carolers dressed in Victorian costumes, as she sang “Silent Night&rd More...

Van Bramer Visits Islamic School In Woodside

This morning, the New York City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer visited the Razi School, an Islamic school in Woodside, to reassure students, parents, and faculty that Queens values people of all religions and backgrounds. More...

Santa’s Coming To Steinway!

Central Astoria Local Development Coalition (CALDC) has invited everyone to join them for A Holly Jolly Celebration on Sunday, December 11th, from 12 pm to 4 pm on the corner of Steinway Street and 31st Avenue. More...

Mythological Fantasy Exhibit At Queensborough College

“In the Gardens of Mount Olympus” is a modern mythological fantasy that recreates the world of the Greek mythological gods, goddesses, and creatures, turning them into modern day fables through visual arts, dance and music. More...

Be Your Own Blacksmith!

Blacksmithing is a trade that has become extinct with the advance of technology. Hot steel is not sculpted by a man with a gray beard, but by a machine in a factory. However a few still try to keep the art alive.  More...

Cops, Lawmakers Call For Tinted Window Ban

Here’s a warning for motorists with window tints that prevent law enforcement from seeing into their vehicle: remove the dark tint or park the car.  State legislators are backing a bill that would allow New York State Motor Vehicle Inspect More...

Music And Memories Of Immigrants In Astoria

The Queens Memory Program held a successful event at the Broadway Library, regarding the effects of immigration in Astoria, set to music.  More...

St. Andrew Avellino’s 102nd Annual Dinner Dance

St. Andrew Avellino held their Annual Dinner Dance – their 102nd! – on November 12.   More...

Street Co-Named In Honor Of Jackson Heights Civic Leader

New York City Council Member Costa Constantinides celebrated the co-naming of a Jackson Heights street in honor of the late civic leader, Emma Brandt. More...

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