August 23, 2017 RSS feed / Features

New Exhibit Celebrates The History Of No. 7 Train

A free exhibit is celebrating the centennial of the most iconic commuter train in the city. The No. More...

On the Road in Greece

The Remarkable History of the Alfeios River

A river that flows through Greece and emerges in Syracuse, Sicily, shaped western civilization. I followed the path of the Alfeios river in two trips through the Peloponnese and Sicily. Today, it does not appear vibrant in June. More...

Public Plaza At Borough Hall Dedicated To The Women Of Queens

Borough President Melinda Katz hosted the August 22 ribbon-cutting for the newly-restored Women’s Plaza in Queens, a public space dedicated to the women of Queens. More...

Simotas Meets With Egyptian Food Vendor, Hate Crime Target

Assemblymember Aravella Simotas offered help to local food vendor Farid el-Baghdadi, who has been the victim of several anti-muslim and anti-Arab attacks over the course of the past few weeks. Mr. More...

She Goes To Your Head’s Hair For Care Event

She Goes to Your Head hair salon (28-12 Steinway St. in Astoria) held their successful Hair For Care hair donation event on August 19. More...

Attend An Artist Commissioning Program Information Session

Queens Council on the Arts (QCA) announced the launch of the Artist Commissioning Program (ACP) to support Queens artists to create new, original works to be interpreted for theater, dance, and music. More...

Central Astoria LDC Invites You To ‘Finding Dory’

The Central Astoria Local Development Coalition’s 2017 Movies on the Waterfront Series concludes on Monday, August 28 at sunset, with the animated comedydrama “Finding Dory.” The program will begin with the short documentary film, & More...

‘The Clancys Of Queens’ Now In Paperback

“The Clancys Of Queens, A Memoir,” by Tara Clancy has now been released in paperback (Broadway Books). More...

The Pulpit

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Hunt Thief In Assault Of Astoria Woman

Police are seeking help from the public to identify and locate a man sought in connection with the brutal assault and robbery of an Astoria woman.  Police said the suspect followed the woman into her apartment building near 21st Street and 31st More...

US Open Announces Wild Card Recipients

The USTA announced on August 15 that former US Open singles champion Maria Sharapova, young American Taylor Townsend, reigning US Open girls’ champion Kayla Day, 2017 US Open Wild Card Challenge winner Sofia Kenin, 2017 USTA Girls’ 18s na More...

Corona Relic From Over A Century Ago

Peeking out from behind a plywood construction barrier on the north side of Northern Boulevard at 110th Street in Corona, is the ghost ad of A. F. Krupp’s Real Estate Agency. More...

Jack Kerouac Benefactor, Sampas, Dies In Connecticut

John Sampas, the brother-in-law of legendary author Jack Kerouac, who controlled the late author’s literary assets, died at his home in Greenwich, Conn. More...

The Immigrant Experience Discussed In New Book For Young Adults

In 1944, ten-year-old Lillian and her mother join other Jewish refugees invited to the United States on temporary visas to stay at Fort Ontario, New York. More...

Peralta, Volunteers Distribute Stocked Up Backpacks To Local Students

During his 8th Annual Back to School Giveaway, NYS Senator Jose Peralta, local organizations and volunteers distributed approximately 3,300 backpacks with school supplies to local children. The event took place behind St. More...

City Upgrades 400 Playground Spray Showers To Conserve Water

The New York City Departments of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Parks and Recreation joined Councilman Costa Constantinides to announce on August 21 that water-saving automatic shut-off timers and activation buttons have been installed on 400 spr More...

Back To School With Elmhurst Hospital’s Help

NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst held a back to school event in the hospital’s Pediatric Clinic on August 15. More...

Back To School: What You Really Really Need

As a young person, the phrase “summer is almost over” can be quite intimidating. More...

Local-Express

Anna Russell

Anna Russell is an actress, producer and writer originally from Nevada. More...

Bayside Kiwanis Sends Child To K Kamp

The Bayside Kiwanis Club has sponsored a child to attend K Kamp, located in Taberg, NY. K Kamp is funded by fundraising and donations conducted by the club throughout the year. More...

‘Reel’ Time Cop Talk At 108th Precinct

Actor and former New Kids On The Block heartthrob Donnie Wahlberg stopped by the 108th Precinct with fellow “Blue Bloods” cast members on August 15 to pick up a few pointers on what it’s really like to police the streets of New York More...

‘Love Express’: Immigrant Voices Series Film Screening

On Sunday, August 27 from 2:30 – 4:30 pm, join the Queens Historical Society for a film screening of “Love Express” by director Patrick Chen and a feature in the Queens World Film Festival. More...

Walk With A Doctor

On August 13, Dr. More...

Astoria Ferry To Launch On August 29

Mayor Bill de Blasio, along with local elected and civic leaders, recently celebrated achieving one million NYC Ferry riders served and the coming ferry launch in Astoria. More...

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