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Far Rockaway Kids Enjoy Special Trip To Allentown's Dorney Park

On August 30, children in the Far Rockaway area recently enjoyed a special trip to Dorney Park in Allentown, PA courtesy of Navillus Contracting, a NYC-based unionized contracting company, who is currently working with The New York City Housing Autho More...

It’s In Queens! (Sept. 14 to Sept. 20)

It’s a week of festivals: food, street, dance, motorcycle, apple-and-honey, and Huapango. It’s also a week of openings: hilarious plays, group shows, sculpture, photography, wax, glass, and bronze.   More...

Leading Authors Drop By Astoria Bookshop

Fall has arrived, and that means it’s time to break out sweaters, scarves, and other cozy clothing to bundle yourself up as we march into the cooler parts of the year. The Astoria Bookshop will be hosting a variety of events this month. More...

GWDC Announces Its 37th Wonderful Woodhaven Street Festival

The Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation’s 37th Annual Wonderful Woodhaven Street Festival will be held on Sunday, October 1, from 12:00 pm-6:00 pm, on Jamaica Avenue, from 80th Street to Woodhaven Boulevard in Woodhaven.  More...

Fighter Nabbed In Steinway Street Bank Heist

Police arrested a record holding MMA fighter on August 31, who allegedly pulled off a heist at a Citibank branch on Steinway Street. Cops said Sergio (The Savage) Dasilva made off with more than $45,000 during the brazen daylight heist at the Ci More...

Seek Approval For 7-Story Astoria Building

The owners of a parcel at 35-10 Astoria Boulevard have filed plans to develop a seven story, mixed-use building at the site.  The 52,720-square-foot building would feature a 2,800-square-foot dance studio on the ground floor, and 36 units o More...

Organic Recycling Comes To LIC On October 30

The Department of Sanitation’s (DSNY) organics collection program “NYC Zero Waste,” is coming to Long Island City in October. More...

No Love For Astoria Man At Tennis Tourney

An Astoria man who was banned from the U.S. Open tennis tournament in August 2016 was arrested on 1 after he was spotted trying to sneak into the championship matches at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park (FMCP,) a police source said. More...

Maloney Meets With NY-12 Students For Inaugural Congressional Youth Cabinet

Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney gathered with students from across New York’s 12th Congressional District on September 10 for the inaugural meeting of her Congressional Youth Cabinet (CYC). More...

A Statement On The 16th Anniversary Of September 11th From Congressman Joe Crowley

Chairman Crowley Statement on the 16th Anniversary of the September 11th Terrorist Attacks (Washington, D.C.) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) issued the following statement on the 16th anniversary of the September 11th terr More...

Addabbo Presents Citation To Kew Gardens Resident

NYS Senator Joe Addabbo presents Helen “Leah” Olynciw with a Senate Citation in honor of her 100th birthday, celebrated at the New Homestead Home in Kew Gardens. More...

Briarwood/Kew Gardens Lions Club Cleans Up Queens Blvd Plazas

On Labor Day Monday, September 4, members of the Briarwood/Kew Gardens (BKG) Lions Club organized an impromptu, emergency Community Cleanup of the two plazas recently constructed along the north side of Queens Boulevard in Briarwood. More...

‘Your Turn, A Superhero Musical’ Performed By Garden Players Musical Theater Program For Kids

Every year the Forest Hills-based children’s theater group, Garden Players puts on an original musical. For the past eight years, I have been honored and blessed to be a part of this amazing theater group. More...

Pheffer Amato Welcomes Sixth-Grade ‘Assemblywoman-for-a-Day’

Last week, Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Rockaway Beach) hosted incoming sixth-grader Madyson Middleton, 10, who for the second year in a row served as “Assemblywoman-for-a-Day,” shadowing Pheffer Amato and her staff to learn about the proces More...

Restaurant of the Week

Brothers Taverna

Brothers Taverna snuck onto the Astoria dining scene quietly last November but is now making big noise around town thanks to the authentic, traditional Mediterranean cuisine served here, along with a great selection of wines, beers, and cocktails. More...

Astoria World Manor

Astoria World Manor has been an icon of catering in the area for 63 years, offering personalized service for all of life’s special occasions. With six rooms that can accommodate from 50 to 1,000 people, you are sure to find one that suits you. More...

Editorials

Hurricane Season Now A Fact Of Life For Us

With the devastation in Texas, Florida and the Caribbean, we are reminded of the shock and horror of Hurricanes Sandy and Katrina. With the potential to strike anywhere, hurricanes have become a fact of life around the world this time of year. More...

Letters to the Editor

Test Water For Legionnaires’ To The Editor: More...

Community Board 1 Elects Torniali Chair

Community Board 1 got right down to business, electing Marie Torniali board Chair at the board’s September 12 meeting. Torniali topped fellow board members Norma Nieves-Blas and Daniel Aliberti on the first ballot negating any repeat of the tie More...

Kids Get Empowered At Queens Museum Event

New York City is the next stop on a national outreach "Get Empowered! Unity Arts Tour” led by Emmy Award-winning actor, dancer, musician Obba Babatundé and “Get Empowered!” a multicultural, healing arts and education organization. More...

Holy Cross HS Announces New Personnel In Business Office

Holy Cross High School announced the addition of Mrs. Natalya Keir to the Business Office team. Mrs. Keir will be focusing her attention on issues of Accounts Payable, Payroll, and Human Resources in support of all faculty and staff. More...

LAGCC President Clarifies ‘Misconceptions About Today’s College Students’

An op-ed by LaGuardia Community College President Gail O. Mellow in The New York Times is getting a lot of attention. More...

Man Found Dead On 7 Line Tracks

Police found a man’s body was found near the tracks of a no. More...

Cops To Public: ‘Let Your Fingers Do The Talking’

City police officials are reminding the text-crazed public to text crime tips to the NYPD CRIMESTOPPERS website. Officials said the website is falling behind in collecting information from the public. More...

HANAC To Hold 45th Annual Gala

HANAC’s 2017 Gala is a mere two months away and they are counting on all of you to make this one more successful than last year’s! They will soon be sending out formal invitations in the mail. More...

Steely Dan’s Walter Becker Was 67

The world bids a fond farewell to Walter Becker, one half of hit factory, Steely Dan. Becker was co-founder, songwriter, producer and performer along with his partner, Donald Fagen. More...

Veritas Academy, QHSLS Hold Graduation Ceremonies At Queens College

Veritas Academy celebrated its very first graduating class at Queens College. More...

LGBT Parents Group Founding Member Morris (Mark) Mones Passes Away

Morris (Mark) Mones a founding member of the Queens Chapter of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) died on September 1.  Mr. More...

MTA Driver Crushed By Runaway Bus

An MTA driver was crushed and critically injured when he tried to stop his bus from rolling backward on a street in Middle Village on August 29. More...

DA Brown Appoints 20 New Assistant District Attorneys

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced on September 6 the appointment of 20 law school graduates as assistant district attorneys. More...

Respects To Simanowitz

To The Editor: More...

A Tragic Day In The History Of Our Nation

Skies were bright and sunny in New York City on the 11th of September morning, The sun rose and the day was majestically dawning. More...

‘Liberal’ Is A Compliment

To The Editor: I often hear certain politicians and ordinary citizens attacked as “liberals.” Those who do so invoke the word as if it was a slur, denigrating the accused with all types of negative implications. More...

City Primary Results 2017

Registered Democrats in Queens went to the polls on primary Election Day, Tuesday, September 12, and showed lots of support for Mayor de Blasio, Public Advocate Letitia James, and the party’s City Councilmembers who are running for reelection in Nove More...

Ridgewood Assault Victim Critical

Police are seeking help from the public to identify and locate two suspects in the vicious assault of a Ridgewood man on September 3. More...

Pheffer Amato Sings Rosh Hashanah Songs With Kids At JASA

Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Rockaway Park), her Director of Constituent Relations, P’nina Gluck, and two of Gluck’s children sang songs for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, at the JASA Senior Center in Rockaway Park on August 29. More...

Political Page

I On Politics

CROWLEY’S STATEMENT ON TRUMP’S DECISION TO REVERSE DACA PROGRAM: House Democratic Caucus Chair Crowley released the following statement after President Trump announced plans to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program More...

Koo, Stavisky Announce New Traffic Light

NYC Councilman Peter Koo and NYS Senator Toby Ann Stavisky joined with community groups on September 5 to announce the installation of a new traffic light at the intersection of Northern Boulevard and 150th Place in Flushing.  More...

Install Traffic Signal At Dangerous Intersection

City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer joined Pre- K students, parents, and staff from the Little Friends Pre- K Center, Pastor Jon Stork and members of the Grace Fellowship Church, a representative from Congressman Crowley’s office, and More...

Features

WWI & The Ottomans Explored In Mattituck Library Book Discussion

“We are experiencing today the results of WWI and the demise of the Ottoman Empire in the Middle East,” said Director Jeff Walden. More...

Jimmy Lanza Honored With Street Naming

NYC Councilman Costa Constantinides celebrated on September 9 the co-naming of 31st Avenue and 54th Street in honor of Jimmy Lanza. More...

Candlelight Vigil Rained Out; Wreaths Placed By UCCA

The United Community Civic Association and co-sponsors, the Port Authority of NY & NJ and the NYC Department of Correction’s “16th Anniversary 9/11 Candlelight Vigil” scheduled More...

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