August 30, 2017 RSS feed / Features

Historic Masonic Temple Of Flushing Set To Be Demolished In Near Future

Building Dates Back To 1905

Another historic structure of old Flushing is next in line for removal.The Orthodox Meeting House and Cornucopia Masonic Temple are attached at the site, which is located at 137-66 Northern Blvd, sits upon land originally purchased by English colonis More...

Maloney Rings Nasdaq Opening Bell In Honor Of Women’s Equality Day

Congresswoman Carolyn B. More...

Van Bramer Rallies Against Nazi And Confederate Posters In Condo Lobby

NYC Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer joined tenants, community leaders, elected officials and concerned members of the community to rally on August 23 against Nazi and Confederate posters, the listing of infamous Nazis Rudolf Hess and Josef M More...

Northeast Queens Women Rally For Paul Vallone

NYC Councilman Paul Vallone stood with Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, NYS Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, Assemblywoman Nily Rozic and many prominent female community leaders as they rallied on August 21 to show their support for the Councilman&rs More...

UCCA’s Annual ‘9/11 Memorial Candlelight Ceremony’

The United Community Civic Association’s (UCCA) annual “9/11 Memorial Candlelight Ceremony” to commemorate the 16th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America will be held on Wednesday, September 6, at 7:30 pm at McManus Memori More...

Queens Elected Officials, Clubs Endorse De Blasio For Reelection

In a strong show of united support, numerous Queens-based Congressmembers, Assemblymembers, Councilmembers, and local clubs announced their endorsement of incumbent Bill de Blasio in his reelection campaign for New York City Mayor. More...

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Martha Colburn

Born in rural Pennsylvania, Martha Colburn is an artistfilmmaker based in Pennsylvania and Amsterdam, The Netherlands and travels extensively, exhibiting and lecturing on her work. More...

The Oldest School In Queens

Queens has the largest student population of all the boroughs, making up nearly 30% of the total student population in the city. More...

The Haymarrkett Marrtyrs

The Martyrs' Monument by sculptor Albert Weinert takes its inspiration from "La Marseillaise", the national anthem of France. It was a favorite of Albert Parsons and he sang it in his cell just prior to his trip to the gallows. More...

American Labor Leader Samuel Gompers

Samuel Gompers, an English-born American cigar maker became a labor union leader and a key figure in American labor history.  Gompers was the founder of the American Federation of Labor (AFL), and served as that organization's president from 188 More...

Patricia Marie Dawber

(1935- 2017)

The Modern Art Foundry announced the passing of Patricia Marie Dawber:  “With deep sadness, we share the news of the death of our long-time staff member, Pat Dawber.  More...

Police: Five Injured In Crash, Driver ‘Under Influence’

Five people were injured in a alcohol-fueled early morning crash in Woodside on August 26, police said.  Police said the 26-year-old driver of a 2016 Chevy Sonic sedan was speeding eastbound on 31st Avenue near 54th Street with four passengers o More...

Tourism Kiosk And US Open Tennis Fans A Love Match

In addition to the smashing aces and grueling baseline duels, tennis fans will enjoy local restaurants, hotels, and cultural venues during this year’s US Open. More...

Katz Hosts Event Marking Independence Of Pakistan

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz was joined by NYS Assemblyman David Weprin (front row, third from l.), NYC Councilman Barry Grodenchik (front row, second from l.) and members of the New York City Police Department during Borough President Katz’ More...

Maloney Reaffirms US Commitment To Denuclearized Korean Peninsula

Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) is currently on a Congressional Delegation (CODEL) trip led by Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), the senior Democrat on the US Foreign Relations Committee’s East Asia Subcommittee. More...

Rollin’ On The River

  Officials gathered to launch Queens’ latest ferry line on August 29. The Astoria route of the NYC Ferry at 3-10 Astoria Blvd. More...

Amorelli Realty Sponsors Greek Night at Athens Square Park

Amorelli Realty sponsored the music for Greek Night Athens Square Park on Tuesday, August 22. With the help of George Delis, every Tuesday evening, from 7-9 pm in the park is Greek Night, a cultural event with live music. More...

Astoria Polling Place Reopens After Five Years

NYC Councilman Costa Constantinides and NYC Board of Elections Executive Director Mike Ryan announced on August 25 the reopening of PS 2 as a polling place, in time for the 2017 primary/general election cycle. More...

Wheel Fun Rentals Supports Big Brothers Big Sisters For 11th Year

Wheel Fun Rentals, the number one recreational rental company in the country, announced it is renewing a partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters for a program called “Biking & Boating Buddies.” For the 11th consecutive year, “ More...

AKTINA Concert Will Star Machairitsas, Zouganelis In Greek Music Journey 2017

Legendary Greek singer-songwriter Lavrentis Machairitsas returns to New York accompanied by Giannis Zouganelis and their distinguished band on Friday, November 3, at 8:30 pm in a new and one of a kind performance in support of New York’s public More...

The Origins Of Labor Day

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. More...

‘We Can Do It!’

Rosie the Riveter is one of the more recognizable labor icons. More...

Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day

Thousands of kids and their families came to the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park for the 22nd annual Arthur Ashe Kid’s Day. More...

The Pulpit

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Hi-Rise High: Pair Busted In Waterfront Drug Lab

Two people are facing federal drug charges for allegedly manufacturing synthetic drugs inside their apartment at a luxury, waterfront high-rise in Long  Island City.  Federal Drug Enforcement  Administration (DEA) agents and New  More...

Hunt Steinway Street Citibank Bandit

Police have released a surveillance photo of a brazen bandit who pulled off a heist at a Citibank branch on Steinway Street on August 24. Cops said the suspect walked into the Citibank branch at 25-91 Steinway Street at about More...

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