November 29, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

It's In Queens! (November 30 To December 6)

The borough’s international flair shines proudly with holiday events such as a Korean fairy tale, Russian ballet, German artist, and Spanish play. More...

Resorts World Casino Collects $4,000 To Fight Breast Cancer

In the spirit of National Giving Tuesday, Resorts World Casino New York City (RWCNYC) announced that it has raised a total of $4,000 for the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, celebrating cancer survivors and raising More...

Queens Metro HS Students Serve 1,350 Thanksgiving Meals

The Queens Metropolitan High School Helping Hands Club visited the Xavier Mission Soup Kitchen for their first club mission outing on November 26. More...

FDNY: Have A Fire Safe Happy Holiday Season!

City fire officials have released their 2017 Holiday Guide listing fire safety tips for the use and decoration of Christmas trees, Menorahs, wreaths, and other holiday ornaments: FDNY officials have also reissued a “Burn Concern” fact sheet with More...

New York Cares Coat Drive Underway

Each winter, tens of thousands of New Yorkers face a cold choice: buy a winter coat or put food on the table.Since 1989, New York Cares has helped warm those in need by collecting more than one million coats for distribution to children and adults th More...

Holocaust Survivor Turns 88 In Forest Hills

The purpose of this article is to wish a happy 88th birthday on November 22 (today) to a resident of Queens who not only survived the Holocaust, but continues to survive like a cat with nine lives. More...

Austin Street Is Lit Up For Holidays, Courtesy Of Koslowitz And Forest Hills Stadium

Queens City Council Delegation Chair Karen Koslowitz, the Forest Hills Chamber of Commerce and Madison House Presents Forest Hills Stadium Concerts came together on Monday, November 27 to celebrate the holiday lights recently put up on Austin Street More...

Pheffer Amato Speaks at Emunah of America Membership Tea

Assembly Member Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Far Rockaway) spoke on November 20 to attendees of the Emunah of America Esther Phillips Chapter Membership Tea which was held at Congregation Kneseth Israel (the White Shul).  Pheffer Amato discussed the More...

Addabbo Visits A Community Options Home In Queens

New York State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. visited a Community Options home in Ridgewood on Friday, November 17. More...

Restaurant of the Week

T-Bone Diner

For 83 years, the T-Bone Diner has been a landmark on its Queens Blvd corner, and the local spot for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Stop in to or from work, the movies, shopping, the subway, or just because you’re hungry. More...

Seniors

Savvy Senior:

Flu Shots for Seniors

Dear Savvy Senior,What can you tell me about the flu shots made for seniors? More...

Savvy Senior:

Getting a Handle on Prescription Medications

Dear Savvy Senior,  I’m concerned that my 80-year-old mother is taking too many medications. She currently takes 10 different drugs prescribed by three different doctors, which I think is causing her some problems. More...

Book Review

‘City Of Gods’ Religious Pluralism In Flushing

Author and lecturer R. Scott Hanson, in his new book “City of Gods,” has successfully chronicled the rich and epic history of religion in Queens in a scholarly work.  More...

Features

Doctor Simon Zysman : A Pioneer In The Fight Against Heroin And Opioid Addiction

“Drug dealers are no longer the primary source of heroin and opioids.  The main source is now some physicians, who, while possessing good intentions, overprescribe the painkillers which have been the major cause of this national heroin and opioi More...

The Russian Revolution Still Echoes 100 Years Later In Queens

This month marks the centennial of the Russian Revolution. One of the greatest events of the 20th Century, the revolution overthrew Russia’s monarchy, the Romanovs, who had been the perennial power in Russia for 305 years.  More...

Still No Canopy Over Pedestrian Bridge At Little Neck LIRR Station

Something is still missing one year later from installation of a new replacement pedestrian overpass bridge at the Little Neck LIRR station in November 2016. More...

Cops Arrest Gunman In ‘16 Woodside Murder

Police last week tracked down and arrested a man wanted in the 2016 gang-related shooting death of a 31-year-old Woodside man.  More...

Sunnyside Chamber Holds Special Meeting On Real Estate

Just before Thanksgiving, the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce held a real estate meeting at Queen of Angels Parish Hall, Skillman Avenue at 44th Street.  There, a five-member panel talked about the effect of dealing with local real estate brokers More...

'A Day To Give Back'

Greek American Homeowners Assn. Prepares Over 1,000 Thanksgiving Dinners

Greek American Homeowners Association (GAHOA) leaders were very pleased by the turnout of volunteers on Thanksgiving Day to help prepare and serve the hundreds of individuals who came to their annual free Thanksgiving dinner. More...

On The Road In Greece: Prince Philip, Duke Of Edinburgh Greek Roots

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Monday, November 20, 2017. The Queen is the first monarch in British history to celebrate a platinum wedding anniversary. What about the other half? More...

Announce Plan To Cut 158 Parking Spaces At Sunnyside Intersection

The city Department of Transportation (DOT) has announced plans to eliminate 158 parking spaces on Skillman and 43rd Avenues in Sunnyside to make room for protected bicycle lanes and increase safety at the deadly intersection. The plan also call More...

New York Cares Coat Drive Underway

Each winter, tens of thousands of New Yorkers face a cold choice: buy a winter coat or put food on the table.  Since 1989, New York Cares has helped warm those in need by collecting more than one million coats for distribution to children a More...

Gift Cards: Preferred Holiday Giving

Gift cards, the new form of holiday cash, are the gift of choice for people wanting to avoid the long lines and hassle of holiday shopping. More...

Holidays In Woodhaven Weekend

The Woodhaven Business Improvement District (WBID) announced it is again proudly sponsoring its Holidays in Woodhaven Weekend. More...

Addabbo Inducts Retired Lieutenant Colonel To Senate Vets Hall Of Fame

After a long and serious illness prevented him from being personally honored at the 2017 New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame Ceremony in May, Retired USMC/Army Lieutenant Colonel Dennis Fink recently met with NYS Senator Joseph P. More...

Pheffer Amato Honors Local Recovery Peer Advocate

Assembly Member Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Far Rockaway) honored Barbara Bell with a NYS Assembly Citation for her work in combating the substance abuse epidemic in our community. More...

Pheffer Amato visits MS 210 Scholar Students

Assembly Member Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Ozone Park) visited M.S. 210 and met with a group of students chosen to participate in a mock legislative session in Albany. Out of the 16 schools and 160 students to participate in the program, M.S. More...

Political Page

I On Politics

HOUSE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS CHAIR JOE CROWLEY (D-NY) ISSUED THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT:  More...

Dromm, Koeppel Auto Group Secure Free Turkeys For I.S. 230 Families

On Tuesday, November 21, NYC Council Member Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights, Elmhurst) delivered 20 free turkeys to I.S. 230 in Jackson Heights. More...

Sen. Peralta Pushes Back Against Trump’s ‘Inhumane Policies’

NYS Senator Jose Peralta has summarized his efforts to counter several Trump administration plans.  The Tax Plan  More...

Health Care

Sunday Housecall Hosted by Dr. Samadi– November 19th 2017

  Today, on Sunday Housecall, Dr. David Samadi sits down with Dr. Adam Rosenbluth, Cardiologist at Lenox Hill Hospital.  In this segment they talk about Atrial Fibrillation Impact, causes, risks, Blood thinners. More...

Editorials

We Thank The Givers

Now that we are poised between Thanksgiving and the next big holiday, Christmas, we’d like to take a moment to thank all the volunteers who turned out for Thanksgiving–various churches, local elected officials, local businesses, community More...

Letters to the Editor

Bike Lane Pipe Dreams  To The Editor:  I write this letter in strong protest of the bike lanes installed on Queens Boulevard in Rego Park.  More...

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