May 24, 2017 RSS feed / Features

Jackson Heights Community Sues MTA For Lead Hazard

New York City Councilman Daniel Dromm gathered on Roosevelt Avenue with Jackson Heights business owners, residents, environmental attorneys and other elected officials to announce a class action lawsuit against the MTA for harming public health with More...

MoMA PS1’s Landmark 20th Season Of Warm Up Begins July 1

MoMA PS1’s pioneering outdoor music series Warm Up celebrates its 20th season in 2017, with 10 Saturdays presenting the best in live and electronic music—both local and global—across a range of genres. More...

The Steinway Street Sale Days: Super Special Sidewalk Sale

As part of the Steinway Street Sale Days, Saturday, May 20 was a smashing success, with weekend shoppers strolling and enjoying the perfect temperature. More...

Holy Cross To Go Co-Ed

Holy Cross High School announced on May 18 the unanimous decision of the Board of Corporate Members to accept the recommendation of the Board of Directors to begin welcoming young women as students. More...

The Downtown Flushing Bike Workshop

Councilman Peter Koo will join the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce and NYC DOT to host a bicycle workshop this evening, Wednesday, May 24, at 6:30 p.m., at the Free Synagogue of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena Blvd., Flushing. More...

Steinway Street Hosts Spring Fling

On a beautiful spring Sunday, the municipal parking lot on Steinway hosted the Steinway Spring Fling. More...

Judge Vallone Scholarship Winners Announced

The Astoria Civic Association announced the Judge Charles J. Vallone Scholarship Winners:   More...

The Origins of Memorial Day

Three years after the Civil War ended, on May 5, 1868, the head of an organization of former Union soldiers and sailors - the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) - established Decoration Day as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dea More...

Soldiers National Monument

Starting in 1868, Memorial Day ceremonies and address at Gettysburg National Park became nationally well known. More...

Subway Suicide Attempt In Elmhurst

A 37-year-old Queens man remains in critical condition this week after his legs were severed in a failed rush-hour suicide attempt at an Elmhurst subway station. More...

‘Ditmars Crossing Guardian Angel’ Celebrates 35 Years!

Many of you know her as “Cathy the crossing guard,” a familiar smiling face helping children, families, neighbors with disabilities and seniors alike, cross the street at the corner of Ditmars Blvd. More...

Youngsters Compete In 37th Annual ACA Bike Race

One of the city’s oldest and longest-running children’s bike races, the 37th annual Astoria Civic Association Bicycle Race drew dozens of children to Shore Boulevard in Astoria Park to compete. More...

Van Bramer Visits CB 1; MTA Gives Update On Cashless Tolls

Community Board 1 is represented by Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, whose district covers the southern portion of CB 1, and Councilman Costa Costantinides, which covers the rest.  More...

Stringer Visits 102-Year-Old HANAC Member

City Comptroller Scott Stringer visited Theresa Simon, 102, a member of HANAC Harmony JVL Innovative Senior Center. More...

Memorial Day Parades Honor Fallen Heroes

The United War Veterans Council (UWVC), organizers of the New York City Veterans Day Parade, calls on Queens residents to remember this Memorial Day Weekend those who have sacrificed for us, by participating in the Little Neck- Douglaston Memorial Da More...

Picks Of The Week At Astoria Bookshop

Astoria Bookshop is moving into spring with a month full of exciting events and a few new tricks up their sleeves. Read on for info on readings with Radha Vatsal and Books & Bites! More...

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Daniel Gomez

Major Daniel Gomez is the creator of First Person Xperience, an exciting immersive “movie” you get to participate in. Want to know how you would fare in the Apocalypse? Now’s your chance to find out. More...

Memorial To The Many Fallen

by a 184 foot-long memorial structure that spans its mid-portion. No part of the edifice touches the ship.  More...

Queensbridge Record Shot Down By Fatal Gunfire

A 38-year-old Woodside man died on May 16, from gunshot wounds he suffered a day earlier outside the Queensbridge Houses. The death marks the end of a 14-month hiatus in fatal gunfire at the Long Island City housing project.  More...

The Pulpit

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Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington County, Virginia, is a military cemetery in the United States of America, established during the American Civil War on the grounds of Arlington House, formerly the estate of the family of Confederate general R More...

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