April 19, 2017 RSS feed / Features

First-In-The-Nation Excelsior Scholarship Program

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation on April 12 enacting the Excelsior Scholarship, the first-of-its-kind in the nation program to provide tuition-free college at New York’s public universities to families making up to $125,000 a year. More...

PEP To Vote On DOE $15 Billion Capital Plan Tonight

The citywide Panel for Educational Policy (PEP) will meet at Long Island City High School tonight, April 19, at 6 p.m., to vote on a proposed $15.5 billion amendment to the Department of Education’s (DOE) five-year capital plan (2015 to 2019).& More...

Queens Resident Wins Award For East River Research

A Con Edison researcher from Whitestone has won a prestigious award from a leading industry organization for work that will help protect the East River ecosystem.  More...

‘A Senior Love Story: Love Never Dies?’

A New Twist On An Old Story

What happens when the love which burned brightly during a 12-year marriage is extinguished – only to be reignited when the two lovebirds are reunited as senior citizens? More...

Put More You Into Your Wedding Day

A wedding day is filled with symbolic tradition, from varied religious customs to the never-ending circle reflected in the rings and the types of flowers accentuating the celebration. More...

Contractor Faces Four Years In Elmhurst Inferno

A Yonkers contractor was arraigned last week on a criminal complaint, charging him with fourth-degree arson, second-degree reckless endangerment and a violation of the city fire code that safeguards roofing operations.  More...

Supporting Efforts To Aid Elmhurst Fire Victims

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz visited the temporary service center set up at P.S. More...

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Dromm, FAIB Announce Eat Elmhurst Restaurant Week 2017

New York City Council Member Daniel Dromm (D-Elmhurst, Jackson Heights) and First American International Bank (FAIB) announced Eat Elmhurst Restaurant Week 2017, an initiative created to stimulate commercial activity and jump start the local economy More...

DOT, OANA Seek Community Input On Proposed Citi Bike Locations

The New York City Department of Transportation and Citi Bike have announced the proposed locations of 59 bike docking stations in Astoria/LIC north of Queensboro Plaza. More...

East River Kiwanis Holds Food Drive For Hour Children’s Pantry

East River Kiwanis recently completed its annual Spring Food Drive. It was held on Saturday April 8 at Best Yet Supermarket on 37th Street between 19th and 20th Avenues. More...

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Rafael Bergamaschi

Rafael Bergamaschi is a New York-based documentary filmmaker and film editor. Fascinated by the “magic of perpetuating the motions of life,” Bergamaschi has been trying to make sense of his existential anxieties through the camera lens. More...

Call For DOT To Improve Deadly Intersection

On Thursday, April 13, Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer, Flor Jimenez, 29, widow of Gelacio Reyes, a cyclist killed on April 1 by a drunk motorist who fled the scene after the crash, Transportation Alternatives, Make Queens Safer, senior citizens fro More...

Katz Announces 354 Appointments To Queens Community Boards

Borough President Melinda Katz announced on April 11 the appointments of 354 individuals to serve two-year terms on their respective community boards. More...

‘The Assistants’ Author Coming To Astoria Bookshop

New York City author Camille Perri’s spectacularly reviewed, timely, and “wickedly funny debut” (Vanity Fair), “The Assistants” (available in paperback May 2), combines a delicious revenge fantasy with a bull’s eye More...

Two St. John’s Prep Students Honored With Congressional Awards

Thomas Flynn and Jakob Matala, juniors at St. John’s Preparatory School in Astoria, were recently honored with The Congressional Award Silver Medal at the New York Statewide Ceremony at Hunter College in Manhattan.  More...

Budget-Conscious Brides Trim Bill With Destination

Tying the knot isn't what it used to be. More...

Puppets, Painting And Playing At The Dutch Kills Playground

Last Wednesday afternoon children turned out in full force for some learning and fun at the Dutch Kills Playground, sponsored by Central Astoria LDC. More...

Korean American Law Enforcement Council Awards Stavisky ‘Woman of the Year’

The Korean American Law Enforcement Council of Greater New York (KALEC) declared state Senator Toby Ann Stavisky Woman of the Year at their annual gala dinner. More...

Judge OK’s Jury Trial In 5Pointz Whitewash Case

By LIZ GOFF  A Brooklyn Federal Court judge ordered on March 31 that a 2015 lawsuit filed by graffiti artists against the owners of the former 5Pointz warehouse complex would go to trial some time in May.  More...

APEC To Hold Green Gala At Terrace On The Park

Alley Pond Environmental Center is holding its 2017 Green Gala on Thursday, April 20, at Terrace on the Park in Flushing Meadows Corona Park (52-11 111th Street, Flushing, NY 11368). More...

Astoria’s Greg The Greek Is New Force In Stand-Up Comedy

“Comedy comes with pain. More...

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