January 4, 2017 RSS feed / Features

East River Ferry Ridership Hits All Time High in 2016

The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) released new data on December 29 for the East River Ferry showing that ridership reached an all-time high in 2016. More...

The Spirit Of Giving Is Alive In Astoria

Immaculate Conception Parish in Astoria received a wonderful Christmas present from the young members of its Knights of Columbus Squire Circle 4411. More...

Elected Officials Endorse Home Stability Support

In response to New York City’s growing homeless crisis, a broad coalition of city elected officials, including Public Advocate Letitia James and 30 members of the City Council announced their endorsement in November of Home Stability Support (H More...

Shave The “Stache For Autism”

Friday, January 6 will be the day to Shave the ‘Stache for Autism, benefiting Quality Services for the Autism Community (QSAC). Join in supporting them! More...

Grand Opening For Elmhurst Library

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz joined US Representative Grace Meng, state Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, Assembly Members Jeffrion Aubry and Francisco Moya, City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van More...

$150M, 42-Story Luxury Residence In LIC

A partnership of Quadrum Global and Simon Baron Development has secured a $150-million loan that will facilitate the construction of a luxury residential tower at 29-26 Northern Boulevard in Long Island City.  More...

Weprin Donates Hundreds Of Toys From Drive

Assembly Member David Weprin, Principal Jeffrey Slivko & Student Organization Coordinator William Sasso with students from MS 172. More...

Alan Hevesi On ‘The Politics Of The Constitution’

The Electoral College is one of several constitutional issues back in the forefront of political discussions following the election of Donald J. Trump. More...

Wishing Well To A Longtime Friend

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz presented a Proclamation to Maxine Hoffman, an administrative assistant in the Office of the Queens Borough President, during a December 22nd celebration marking More...

Sounds Of The Season

Oratorio Society Of Queens:

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, US Representative Grace Meng (fourth from r.) and Assembly Member David Weprin (l.) were among the hundreds of Queens residents who enjoyed the annual holiday c More...

Hunt For 31st Street Family Store Bandit

Police are searching for a suspect who threatened to shoot an employee at a local discount store during a November 30th robbery.  Officers said the suspect walked into a Family Dollar store at 35-27 31st Street in Long Island City at about 2 pm More...

Citi Bike Rides Surge 40 Percent

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on December 29th that Citi Bike has set another ridership record in 2016, with nearly 14 million trips – shattering the record set in 2015 by more than 4 million. More...

QCC Selected To Open Kennedy Center Theater Fest

Queensborough Community College has been selected to open the main stage performances at the Region II Festival 49 of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) at Montclair State University in New Jersey, from January 3-7. More...

Newtown Creek Alliance’s Accomplishments

Over the past 12 months, the Newtown Creek Alliance (NCA) collected over 2,000 pieces of water quality data; ran multiple day-long workshops and public events; brought over 1,100 people out to the Creek on over 30 tours by land and water; identified More...

King Of Queens

New York City’s 2017 “first baby” race was won in a Queens minute.  More...

Local Express

George Delis

George Delis is a longstanding champion of Astoria. Born in Greece, he grew up in Hell’s Kitchen before moving to Astoria at 16. More...

2017 Police Athletic League Calendar

Artwork by three Queens children, Kyan Williams, Samira Zuñiga, and Yungi Wu, is featured in the 2017 Police Athletic League Calendar. More...

The Pulpit

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North Shore Towers Become Smoke-Free

Cigarettes have been extinguished forever at North Shore Towers and Country Club, after shareholders of the 1,844-unit Queens co-op voted overwhelmingly to protect residents from the dangers of secondhand smoke by banning lighting up anywhere on the More...

Oratorio Society of Queens Holding Auditions

Join the Oratorio Society of Queens as it celebrates its 90th anniversary. Sing “Ode to Joy” from Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and be part of the vibrant art community of Queens!  More...

Fire Consumes 15 Businesses In Kew Gardens Hills

A five-alarm fire destroyed 15 businesses at Vleigh Place and 77th Road in Kew Gardens Hills on Friday evening, resulting in a total loss of property and sending three members of the FDNY to the hospital with minor injuries.  More...

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