May 3, 2017 RSS feed / Features

Gianaris Denounces Homophobic ‘Obama’ Hate Graffiti

State Senator Michael Gianaris released the following statement condemning hate graffiti located on 23rd Street, between 28th and 29th Avenues.  More...

St. John’s Prep Serves...

Fifty-five St. John’s Prep students joined alumna Nancy Perez ’86 and the NYC Parks Department in caring for trees in their Astoria community. More...

Senator Jose Peralta Holds Immigration Forum In Elmhurst

State Senator Jose Peralta and experts from several organizations held an immigration forum on April 19 at P.S. More...

114th Pct. Hosts Team Up Tuesday

The third-ever Team Up Tuesday was held on April 25, when officers from the 114th Precinct visited with students at Long Island City High School as part of an expansion of the year-old program to high schools.  More...

New $3M Park House For Queensbridge

City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer and NYC Parks Queens Borough Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski released renderings of the new $3 million Queensbridge Park House alongside community leaders and Queensbridge residents at the site of the cu More...

Newtown Literary Alliance Presents Queens Writes Weekend

The fifth annual Queens Writes Weekend, presented by Newtown Literary Alliance, will be held on May 19-21 at various locations around the borough of Queens, where participants will be inspired to come write for a few hours in a community setting. More...

St. Andrew Avellino Holds Annual Faculty Auction Fundraiser

St. Andrew Avellino Catholic Academy (35-50 158th St., Flushing) held its annual Faculty Auction Fundraiser on Friday, April 28. (L. More...

APAC set to debut long-anticipated “Raisin”

After a 42-year wait, the acclaimed Best Musical Tony Award-winning Raisin is returning to New York — and it’s coming right here to Queens! More...

Senior Transportation Pilot Program Launched

Standing with community leaders, advocates and seniors, Council Member Paul Vallone announced the official launch of a senior transportation pilot program in partnership with Selfhelp Community Services. More...

State Prison Guard Kills Self In Deadly Dispute

A state correction officer fatally shot herself on May 2 after opening fire on her ex-boyfriend while chasing him outside the Queensboro Correctional Facility in Long Island City.  More...

Stavisky Announces Winner Of Earth Day Poster Contest

State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Flushing) announced 5th grader Bing Ling Wu of P.S. 163 as the winner of the Senate District 16 Earth Day Poster Contest. More...

History Making Girl Scout Troop 6000 Honored

Girl Scout Troop 6000 received a ceremonial proclamation for making history as the first troop in New York City exclusively for homeless girls.  More...

Simotas: Air Conditioners In Public Schools—Better Late Than Never

Assembly Member Aravella Simotas replied to the question, “What was your response to the Mayor’s recent announcement that air conditioning will be installed in every classroom by 2022?”:  More...

Local-Express

Lester Lin

Lester Lin is the Vice President at Liberty Land Abstract, a title insurance company located in Bayside. He and his brother started the company 9 years ago. More...

Oratorio Society Of Queens Celebrates 90th Anniversary

The Oratorio Society of Queens is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, honoring this milestone with choral and orchestral masterpieces and classics of Americana and folk songs adored the world over! More...

HKNC Hosts Cast Of The Miracle Worker

Helen Keller National Center for Deaf- Blind Youths and Adults (HKNC) recently presented a unique learning experience for actors scheduled to perform William Gibson’s play, “The Miracle Worker,” from May 12-21 at Queens Theatre. More...

2017 Tribeca Film Festival Interview

Dito Montiel And Russell Peters

“I grew up right under the train, literally on 31st Street,” Dito Montiel starts. “My mother just prayed for the train to go away but I grew up with the train so it was normal for me. More...

Constantinides Unveils Winning Participatory Budgeting Projects

New York City Council Member Costa Constantinides recently announced which capital projects won a districtwide vote to receive funding as part of the Participatory Budgeting program. More...

Ninth Graffiti Hate Message Reported

Police at the 114th Precinct are seeking help from the public to identify and locate a suspect who has defaced surfaces in Astoria nine times since March 13, scrawling hate messages on buildings, walls and garage doors in the neighborhood.  More...

Dromm’s Anti-Immigration Service Fraud Bill Now Law

Mayor de Blasio signed Council Member Daniel Dromm’s bill imposing stricter guidelines on immigrant service providers into law. More...

The Pulpit

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