March 15, 2017 RSS feed / Features

Hell Gate Bridge Centennial

March 9th, 2017 marked 100 years to the day when the Hell Gate Bridge – the railroad bridge which spans the East River – opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and the crossing of the first train in 1917.  More...

Dutch Kills Meeting Talks Park Space And Credit Unions

The Dutch Kills Civic Association (DKCA) March meeting began with a police report by 114th Precinct Commanding Officer Deputy Inspector Peter Fortune, who was followed by Assembly Member Brian Barnwell, whose district includes the Growing Up Green ch More...

Vision Zero Safety Improvements

New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Polly Trottenberg was joined on March 3rd by City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer, Transportation Alternatives and Community Board 2 to unveil safety improvements at 48th Street a More...

Variety Boys & Girls Club Plays B-Ball Vs Chinese Team

The Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens hosted a basketball game versus the Chinese national team, on the evening of March 2nd. More...

Festive Fun for St. Patrick’s Day

Turn your St. Patrick’s Day celebration into a chance to enjoy Irish heritage with hearty foods and a lively atmosphere. More...

QCA Celebrates Queens Women Artists

Queens Council on the Arts hosted “Celebrating Queens Women Artists” – a tribute to Queens-based women and emerging artists in public service, business, technology and community dev More...

Shots Fired On Officers In NYPD Van

Police are searching for several brazen suspects who fired at officers inside an NYPD van in Corona on March 5th, shattering the front passenger side window.  More...

DenDekker Takes Action To Fix Problems With STAR

Assembly Member Michael DenDekker (DEast Elmhurst) announced he helped pass legislation fixing the state’s School Tax Relief (STAR) program, to ensure all eligible homeowners get the tax relief they’re owed in a fair and timely manner.&nb More...

Quontic Bank Ranked Number One Among State Banks

Based on eight measures of performance, Astoria-based Quontic Bank is ranked the top community bank in New York State in the latest comprehensive report from DD&F Consulting Group, the nation’s leading research and consulting firm on commun More...

NYFAC’s 19th Annual Fundraising Dinner

The 19th Annual Fundraising dinner for NYFAC was held at Russo’s on the Bay, on March 2nd. NYFAC provides services for people with Autism in Queens. The event was attended by about 300 people.   More...

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Serife Potuk

Serife Potuk is a screenwriter, director, producer and cinematographer based out of Astoria. She has been writing, directing and producing her own films since 2015. More...

Celebrating St. Patrick's Day

Saint Patrick's Day (Irish: Lá 'le Pádraig or Lá Fhéile Pádraig), colloquially Paddy's Day, is the feast day which annually celebrates Saint Patrick (373-493), the patron saint of Ireland, on March 17. More...

The Pulpit

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IS 10-NYPD Assembly Honors Det. Steven McDonald’s Memory

Horace Greeley Intermediate School 10, in conjunction with the 114th Precinct, held a citywide event as part of Chancellor Fariña’s Team Up Tuesday initiative.  More...

New MTA Fares Go Into Effect Next Week

Just in time for Spring, new transit fares go into effect this coming weekend. Beginning on March 19th, the base fare will still be at $2.75, although transit riders will get a lower bonus rate on the pay-per-ride MetroCard.  More...

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