November 8, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Breaking Ground For Permanent Addition To P.S. 143 In Corona

NYS Senator Jose Peralta, the School Construction Authority, the Department of Education, parents and educators broke ground on November 6 for the construction of the new building for P.S. More...

Update On Flushing Legionnaires’ Cluster Investigation

The Health Department has identified one additional case of Legionnaires’ disease in downtown Flushing. The person is not hospitalized. More...

Three Astorians Fly To And From Puerto Rico To Deliver Aid & Supplies

Millennials took it upon themselves to help on a mission trip to the United States territory of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.Joselynn Cortes flew to Puerto Rico on October 6 to document the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria, an More...

Events At The Astoria Bookshop

Astoria Bookshop selected some highlights of their events and top reading picks. They said, “November is the month of family and community. Also, it’s NaNoWriMo for all of you aspiring authors and recreational writers – Good luck! More...

Street Co-Namings Pass City Council

The New York City Council passed on October 31 two street co-naming bills, introduced and sponsored by Council Member Elizabeth Crowley.Firefighter William Tolley was a 14-year veteran of the FDNY, assigned to Ladder 135, Glendale’s “Myrtle Turtles.” More...

Borough President And ‘Uncle Floyd’ Celebrate Italian American Heritage

Floyd Vivino (l.), who hosted the beloved TV comedy/variety series “The Uncle Floyd Show,” was the featured entertainer at the Italian Heritage & Culture Month Celebration that Borough President Katz and the Italian Heritage & Culture Committ More...

70 Feet Over Dutch Kills

Construction is about to begin on a 70-foot-tall residential building in the Dutch Kills section of Long Island City, in an area once “sentenced to death” by city planners.The seven-story development dubbed “The Smyth,” at 25-16 37th Avenue, will fea More...

On The Road In Greece: Museum Of Asian Art Of Corfu

          Understanding and cooperation between Asia and Europe in 2017 is furthered by an unlikely country. Greece has the finest Asian museum in Europe on an Ionian island. More...

On the Road in Greece: St. Spyridon Church, Corfu City

Seeing St. Spyridon Church was a deeply moving experience. Inspring. A church that is known throughout the world. Russian language signs line the novelty stores. More...

Dr. Nilesh Soni Has the Right to Feel Proud

When Inc. Magazine in this past August’s publication named Dynamic Physical Therapy Services (DPTS) to its 36th annual “Inc. More...

Kew Gardens Festival Of Cinema Returning For Second Annual Event, August 3-12, 2018; Film submissions now open!

Film Submissions Open November 1, 2017

The Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema announced that after the success of its inaugural event this past August, the festival is returning for year two, from August 3-12, 2018. More...

Pheffer Amato Continues Summer Reading Awards Tour At St. Rose Of Lima

Assembly Member Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Rockaway Beach) continued her Summer Reading Awards Tour in Rockaway Beach at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Academy on November 6. More...

Restaurant of the Week

Sal, Kris and Charlie’s Deli

“THE SANDWICH KINGS OF ASTORIA”

In this day and age, so few things stand the test of time. Well, there’s living proof right on 23rd Avenue in Astoria at Sal, Kris and Charlie’s Deli. More...

Health Care

Sunday Housecall Hosted by Dr. Samadi– November 5th 2017

Dr. Samadi is a board-certified urologic oncologist trained in open and traditional and laparoscopic surgery and is an expert in robotic prostate surgery. He is chairman of urology, chief of robotic surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital. More...

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...

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...

Election Results 2017

There were no major surprises in the 2017 general election in New York City – the biggest is the historically low turnout, even lower than the primaries in September. More...

Eagle Scout Inducted At St. Anastasia

Grand Knight of St. Anastasia Knights of Columbus Council 5911 Frederick R. Bedell Jr. presented the Eagle Scout award from the Knights of Columbus (L. to r.); Anthony Ho, Bedell, and new Eagle Scout Matthew Pereira. More...

It’s In Queens! (Nov. 9 to Nov. 15)

How about some music? Gladys Knight, the moment’s hottest Indian crooner, a Broadway sensation, and harmony masters are in Queens this week. There’s also time for GingerBread Lane, classic films, and the Chimney Swift.Nov. More...

Scandals Shuttered For ‘Critical’ Health Violations

A city health inspector slammed the door on the Scandals strip club last month, citing numerous health and sanitary violations throughout the Long Island City jiggle joint.The strip joint at 24-03 Queens Plaza North, was closed temporarily after it r More...

Safety Tips For Outdoor Turkey Chefs

Officials at the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) are urging Queens residents to take extra precautions when lighting up a backyard grill or a deep fryer to cook their Thanksgiving turkey.More and more Queens residents are taking on the ch More...

Halloween Driver Charged With Attempted Murder

A 50-year-old Long Island City man who ran down and critically injured a teen who was tossing eggs at cars on Halloween night has been charged with attempted murder and other crimes, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said.Keith Richard (aka Rich More...

Gobble This…

The first Thanksgiving may be significant for bringing together the Pilgrims and Native American Indians. More...

City Offers Tips For Holiday Gobblers

Thanksgiving traditionally marks the start of the holiday season. More...

Police Athletic League Lights On Afterschool Celebration Honors NYPD Officer

The Police Athletic League’s (PAL) Goldie Maple Beacon program joined on October 26 the 18th annual Lights On Afterschool rally, a nationwide series of rallies for afterschools organized by the Afterschool Alliance. More...

Pheffer Amato Speaks at Local School

Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Rockaway Beach) spoke to tenth graders at Scholars’ Academy this past week about government, community concerns, and the importance of voting. More...

Greek Teachers Association "Prometheus" Memorial In Memory of Educator Barbara Triantafillou

Τα μέλη του Δ.Σ. του  Συλλόγου Ελλήνων Εκπαιδευτικών «Προμηθέας» που εδρεύει στην Αστόρια της Νέας Υόρκη, εκφράζουμε τα θερμά μας συλλυπητήρια στον άξιο και δραστήριο Πρόεδρο μας, κ. More...

Public Tours Of Steinway Piano Factory Now Available Through End Of June

Factory tours of the Steinway Piano Factory are offered from September through the end of June. They occur once a week on a Tuesday, and go from 9:30am until noon, for a maximum group of 16 people. More...

Van Bramer Officially Cuts Ribbon To IS 125 Annex

NYC Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer cut the ribbon on November 5 the completed $100 million school extension at I.S. 125 in Woodside. More...

UCCA’s Annual Children’s Halloween Costume Party

The United Community Civic Association held their famous annual Children’s Halloween Costume Party on Tuesday, October 31, at Central Restaurant/Lounge (20-30 Steinway Street in Astoria). The event was a smashing success. More...

Political Page

I On Politics

CROWLEY: ATTACK IN MANHATTAN AN ‘ACT OF TERROR’: House Democratic Caucus Chair Joe Crowley (D-NY) issued the following statement on the terrorist attack in Lower Manhattan: More...

DA Brown Honored For Prosecutorial Excellence

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown was the inaugural recipient of Pace University School of Law’s Robert S. Tucker Prize for Prosecutorial Excellence. More...

Editorials

Honoring All Who Serve Our Country

The federal holiday of Veterans Day always falls on November 11 and honors all those who have served in the United States Armed Services. On this day we honor all our veterans for their service and sacrifices.  More...

We Will Never ‘Live With’ Terror

Halloween was a beautiful day, much like September 11, 2001 was a beautiful day, and again, in the shadow of the World Trade Center, a new terrorist attack occurred. More...

Letters to the Editor

MVP Stays, For Now  Dear Parents and Members of the MVP Community:  More...

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