November 8, 2017 RSS feed / Features

Elevator Museum Descends On Long Island City

Elevators are older than you might expect. Vertical travel has been around since the 1850s. Patrick Carrajat’s elevator artifact collection goes back almost as far. More...

Rockaway’s Fort Tilden Still Defends City After A Century

Looking out to the Atlantic Ocean on the Rockaway Peninsula, Fort Tilden was designed to protect New York City: First, during World War I and World War II with artillery and anti-aircraft installations, and later with Nike Missiles during the Cold Wa More...

Cops Urge Crime Prevention To Lock Out Burglars

Police are seeking help from the public to help identify and locate a brazen bandit who entered two Astoria apartments through unlocked windows last month and made off with $3,000 in electronics and other items.  More...

Ribbon Cutting At Renovated ‘Sean’s Place’

City officials cut the ribbon at the newly renovated Sean’s Place on November 2, marking near completion of a nearly $1 million reconstruction project at the city playground in Astoria dedicated to fallen NYPD Officer Sean McDonald, who was sho More...

BNB Opens Its Newest Branch In Astoria

On Wednesday, November 1, Bridgehampton National Bank (BNB) formally opened its Astoria Branch at 35-02 Broadway with a ribbon-cutting, free coffee from the BNB Coffee Cart and congratulations all around from local community officials, friends and cu More...

Tomb Of The Unknowns

The Tomb of the Unknowns is a monument dedicated to American service members who have died without their remains being identified. It is located in Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. More...

The Invisible Veteran: USMC Anthony V. Manago

Anthony V. Manago, USMC (1921 – 1945), was a World War II veteran who was killed in action in the Pacific Battle of Iwo Jima in the performance of his duty and service of his country.  More...

Inside Broadway’s After-School Theatre Program

Leading NYC arts education non-profit, Inside Broadway will be bringing its afterschool theater program to over 40 schools in the NYC Public School system in 2017-2018 (starting in Oct. and Nov. More...

Halloween Freak-Out At Sugar Freak

The Sugar Freak team at 37-11 30th Avenue in Astoria had a spooktacular Halloween event and invited the community to join them and “get their freak on.” They served freaky drinks and freaky food specials and anyone dressed in costume rece More...

Art Exhibit At Espresso 77 In Jackson Heights

City-based artist James Jimenez will be exhibiting his recent paintings at Espresso 77 in Jackson Heights. “Horizons” will open on November 18 with a reception from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. More...

The Pulpit

ASTORIA ADVENTIST CHURCH:•Fridays, 7 pm: Small group video seminar, More AboutJesus, with Christian writers and speakers Maurice Vendenand Lee Venden.•Saturdays, 3 pm: Bible Study and Prayer Group. 30-89 32ndSt., Astoria, 718.932.5390.**** More...

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Vincenzo Vaccaro

Vincenzo Vaccaro owns Vaccaro’s Bakery (28-05 Steinway Street, Astoria), which has been open for 37 years. Vincenzo took the bakery over for his father, Francesco. More...

A Garden Grows In Abandoned LIC Train Terminal

It started as a “guerilla garden”, meaning that the gardeners did not have permission from the property owner to use or occupy the land. More...

Accessibility Upgrade Exclusion Protested

Hearts Across Queens, MOMally and UP-STAND organized a demonstration for Astoria families and their allies on Saturday, November 4 at the Astoria Boulevard Station’s Columbus Triangle. More...

UCCA Emergency Meeting

United Community Civic Association President Rose Marie Poveromo called an emergency meeting between the Port Authority and residents of upper Ditmars and the Port Authority to address the most recent proposal by the Port Authority of New York and Ne More...

Flushing Celebrates Small Business Saturday

The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Shop Small Welcome Station at Maple Greenmarket (Kissena Blvd. and Maple Ave.) on Wednesday, November 22 from 12pm - 3pm. More...

Daffodil Planting Day

Daffodil Planting Day, proudly sponsored by UCCA United Community Civic Association, Community Board 1 and Council Member Costa Constantinides was held on Ditmars Blvd. More...

Origins Of Veterans Day

Veterans Day is an American holiday honoring military veterans. The day is both a federal and a state holiday and is celebrated on the same day as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day as it is called in other parts of the world. More...

National Veterans Day Ceremony

The Veterans Day National Ceremony, which commences precisely at 11:00 a.m., is held each year on November 11th at Arlington National Cemetery. More...

A Tree Planting In Ridgewood

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz (l.) at Ridgewood Eats with John Contento (r.) of Ridgewood Eats (903 Seneca Ave., Ridgewood). More...

APAC opens season with the world premiere of VEIL’D

Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC), winner of eight New York Innovative Theatre Awards — including Outstanding Musical Production for 2017’s Raisin — continues its 17-year tradition of bringing professional, original, and daring More...

Resorts World Casino Kicks Off Holiday Season

From music to sports to thrilling holiday traditions, this November at Resorts World Casino New York City promises to be the most jam-packed yet! More...

Two Honored At SCS

Two long-time supporters of Sunnyside Community Services (SCS) were honored for corporate citizenship and neighborhood vision at SCS’s Annual Celebration dinner on October 29, at the Paper Factory Hotel in Long Island City. More...

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