March 15, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

The Spirt Of Ireland Is Celebrated In Queens

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz enjoyed being “Irish for a Day” when she marched in the Queens County St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Rockaway on March 4th. More...

Astoria Storefronts Face Wrecking Ball

The owner of several parcels on 31st Street in Astoria has filed plans to develop a six-story mixed use building at the site formerly occupied by several retail stores and restaurants. More...

Astoria Wine Bar Closed For HealthViolations

The city Department of Health (DOH) shut down an Astoria wine bar last week after inspectors discovered numerous violations. More...

Blas Vows Shelter For Maspeth Neighborhood

Mayor Bill deBlasio vowed on March 10 to open a homeless shelter in a Maspeth neighborhood where residents blocked a similar plan last year. “We are going to go back into that Community Board and find the best location to create a new shelter,” More...

Power-Up Carbon Monoxide & Smoke Detectors

Fire officials are again urging Queens residents to check batteries in Carbon Monoxide and smoke detectors and replace the devices or batteries as required. More...

Hunt Jackson Heights Child Predator

Police are searching for a child predator who showed an 11-year-old girl a pornographic video on his cell phone, then followed the girl to her school on Jackson Heights.Cops said the pervert approached the girl at the intersection of 82nd Street and More...

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day With U2 Cover Band At Resorts World Casino New York City

Come out to Resorts World Casino New York City (RWCNYC) this weekend for the perfect after-parade destination at Bar 360 with U2 cover band U2UO!   Enjoy St. More...

CB 1 Hosts Dept. Of Sanitation; Springtime Snow, Vaccines And Queens Zoo

The Community Board 1 cabinet meeting for March was the first since December and occurred on a relatively warm day, though according to weather reports, exceptionally cold weather was expected within a day or two. More...

Queens College Business Breakfast Hosts Queens Public Library CEO Dennis Walcott

The latest Queens College Business Breakfast welcomed President and CEO of Queens Public Library Dennis Walcott as its speaker.  He rewarded those who invited him and everyone who came to see him on a wet, snowy morning with descriptions of QPL’ More...

Greek Independence Day Celebration

State Senator Michael Gianaris, Assembly Member Aravella Simotas, Council Member Costa Constantinides and Queens Borough President Melinda Katz hosted a celebration of Greek Independence Day at the Stathakion Center in Astoria. More...

Community Calendar

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Restaurant of the Week

SVL BAR

Next time you get off the train at Astoria Blvd., fol low the crowd to SVL Souvlaki Bar for a delicious meal of meze, souvlaki, salads, sticks, and juicy burgers all prepared with organic meats and the highest quality vegetables. More...

Seniors

Savvy Senior:

Help for Seniors with Bladder Control Problems

Dear Savvy Senior,What are the best treatments recommended to help seniors with bladder control problems? Leaking LindaDear Linda, More...

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...

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...

Crash Kills Astoria Man, 62

A 62-year-old Astoria man died on March 6 from injuries he suffered in a traffic collision at a local intersection. More...

It’s In Queens! (March 16 to March 22)

Snow is everywhere, but it’s also raining fun events. Queens hosts concerts, dance presentations, art showcases, dancing Mexican weddings, tree house shakers, astronomy, and a little bit of witchcraft.  More...

Addabbo, Pheffer Amato Attend American Legion Breakfast

During the annual American Legion Legislative Breakfast in Albany, state Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. and Assembly Member Stacey Pheffer Amato met with district veterans to discuss various related budget issues. Pictured (l. More...

On the Road In Greece: Two Acropolis Hotels In Strategic Locations

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Hunt Suspect In Islamic Center Robbery

Police are searching for a masked man who stole $7,000 from an Islamic center in Long Island City. Investigators recovered surveillance footage that shows the masked suspect breaking into the Islamic Center of Bosnia and Herzegovina at about 9 a More...

Rooftop Fire At Kaufman Studios Building

A fast-moving fire burned through the roof of a building at the Kaufman Studio complex on March 7. Firefighters received a first call at about 6:37 a.m., of the fire on the rooftop of a building at 34-12 36th Street in Astoria, a fire spokespers More...

Fire Destroys ‘Car 1 Go’ Taxi

A Smart Car “Car 2 Go” taxi burst into flames on Northern Boulevard near 50th Street on March 8, temporarily halting traffic on the busy thoroughfare. Fire officials said a first call was received at 12:07 p.m. More...

Suffolk County GOP Leader John LaValle: Playing The Winning Trump Card

When on April 6, 2016 John LaValle, 48, the then and current Suffolk County Republican Chairperson announced at a Long Island Trump political rally that he was endorsing the controversial billionaire for the GOP Presidential nomination, many leaders More...

Astoria Civic Association Meeting Talks Taxes, Elder Care

The Astoria Civic Association uses the month before the income tax deadline for its meeting on wills and elder care.  Its March meeting at Riccardo’s by the Bridge on 24th Avenue was largely run by City Councilman Paul Vallone, chairman of the c More...

Hunters Point Civic Association Meets

“We’re going to have a packed house tonight,” said President Brent O’ Leary of the Hunters Point Civic Association, referring to the many attendees coming into the Irish Cultural Center on Jackson Avenue for a Friday evening meeting that U.S. More...

Political Page

Writing New Health Bill, A Tough Task For GOP

There was a time when Republican Party leaders were chomping at the bit, waiting for the chance to have then-President Barack Obama out of the way so they could have a chance to get rid of The Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare” – h More...

Gianaris Calls To Shut Down Violent Men’s Club

State Senator Michael Gianaris, local officials and neighborhood residents came out fighting last week, after a state court issued a hold on an order issued by the State Liquor Authority (SLA) that denied renewal of a liquor license to a violence-pro More...

Editorials

Everybody’s Irish On St. Paddy’s Day

Born in Roman Britain, in a town called Banna Venta Berniae – whose location is unknown, but is thought to be somewhere in Wales – Saint Patrick was a pagan shepherd who was captured by pirates and brought to Ireland when he was about 16 More...

Turning Bad Money To Good

As was recently reported, Queens District Attorney Richard A. More...

Letters to the Editor

Family Of Man  To The Editor:  Today prejudice is rampant, fueled by the open hatred that defines the major political parties. There has always been discrimination in America. More...

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