August 2, 2017 RSS feed / Features

1950s Flushing Photographer Honored With Town Hall Exhibit

Flushing resident Frank Oscar Larson was a first-generation Swedish immigrant and family man who worked as a banker by workday and amateur photographer by weekend.  In 2009, Larson’s grandson, Soren, was given a box of undeveloped negatives. More...

Katz, Constantinides Allocate $3.7 Million To Improve Public Schools

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and Councilman Costa Constantinides announced on July 27 a Fiscal Year ‘18 investment of nearly $3.7 million to the NYC School Construction Authority to improve public school facilities in the district. More...

Zika Virus Expected To Rise In August, Pregnant Women Warned Of Danger

August is the second most popular month to take off for a vacation, and the city Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DOH) is reminding traveling vacationers that the Zika virus is still a risk to women who are pregnant or trying to become preg More...

The Wheels On The Bike Go ‘Round The Town

From tricycles to training wheels, two wheelers, mountain and road bikes, most people remember the progression of learning how to ride a bicycle. More...

Fun For All At The St. Irene Greek Festival

The St. Irene Greek Festival was held on July 27 through 30 on 23rd Avenue and 36th Street in Astoria. More...

Hair For Care Event At She Goes To Your Head

She Goes to Your Head hair salon has announced their event, Hair For Care, a hair donation event taking place at She Goes to Your Head hair salon (28- 12 Steinway St. in Astoria), on Saturday, August 19. More...

Making The City Accessible For The Disabled

Charlie and Leo from DOT showed Paul Halvatzis the new and improved ramps at corners being installed in Flushing. The city plans to place these throughout all the boroughs. More...

Central Astoria LDC Invites You To ‘Swing’ On By

The Central Astoria Local Development Coalition’s 2017 Waterfront Concert Series continues on Thursday, August 3, at 7:30 p.m. More...

Panorama 2017

With summer in full bloom and more people flocking to New York—and Queens—it comes as little surprise for music festivals and other entertainment events to use more than just Madison Square Garden as their venue. More...

NYPD Manhunt Reigns In Rikers Escapee

Department of Correction (DOC) officials locked down Rikers Island for more than eight hours on the evening of July 26, after an inmate made an attempt to break free from the island jail. More...

Sentenced To Up To 50 Years For Sex Trafficking Two Teens

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced on July 27 that a 29-yearold Queens Village man has been sentenced to up to 50 years in prison for sex trafficking and promoting prostitution of two teenage girls – ages 18 and 19.  More...

Ground Broken On Big Bush Park

The continuing renovation of Woodside’s Big Bush Park was launched with its new and improved playground on July 25. More...

Queens Schools To Receive 10 Permanent Sing For Hope Pianos This Fall

Sing for Hope today announced the 50 New York City public schools across the five boroughs chosen to receive Sing for Hope Pianos this fall. More...

Family Movie Night In Whitestone

Hundreds of Whitestone residents were treated to the first Family Movie Night at Frances Lewis Park on July 26. More...

Big Brothers Big Sisters, Peralta Honor Student For Academic Excellence

New York State Senator Jose Peralta joined Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC (BBBS of NYC) at a special ceremony to honor Sinahi, a 14-year-old Queens student and participant in the nonprofit’s mentoring program, for her outstanding academic achi More...

The Dragon Boat Festival Returns To Flushing Meadows

The 27th annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival is coming back to New York at Flushing Meadows Corona Park on Saturday, August 12 and Sunday, August 13. More...

Holy Cross HS Announces New Personnel

In acknowledgment of a newly expanded mission to begin admitting young women as first-year students in the fall of 2018, Holy Cross High School’s announcement the addition of Andrea Aloi and Lisa Sanzo to the Admissions/Enrollment team.  More...

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Payal Aggarwal

Payal Aggarwal was born and raised in Queens. She attended Bronx High School of Science and pursued an undergraduate degree in economics and chemistry at New York University. More...

Your Guide To Outdoor Movies This Summer

It’s summer, and that means it’s the perfect time to lie back, relax, grab some popcorn, and enjoy a film under the stars with friends and family. More...

The Pulpit

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JFK’s Terminal 4 Enhances Airline Operations

JFKIAT, the company that operates Terminal 4 at John F. More...

DAs Dismiss Nearly 700,000 Open Summons Warrants

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown, Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark, Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez, New York County District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. More...

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