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Pheffer Amato, Howard Beach Lindenwood Civic, Get Into The Holiday Spirit

Assembly Member Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Howard Beach) joined the Howard Beach Lindenwood Civic, the Howard Beach Kiwanis, community leaders, and Freddy Lisena of Lisena Landscaping who graciously donated the tree for the Christmas Tree Decorating Eve More...

Cops Nab 5 Women In Show Palace Prostitution Bust

Queens Vice cops raided the notorious “Show Palace” jiggle joint in Long Island City on December 1, where they arrested five women on prostitution charges, police sad.The cops entered the club on 21st Street near 43rd Avenue at about 4 a.m. More...

How To Stay Safe While Playing Santa

It’s that time of year again, when lights twinkle and bells jingle as we brave the winter chill to find those perfect holiday gifts for friends and family.But remember, behind every “Ho! Ho! More...

Christmas Tales And Traditions

Have you ever wondered how large the largest Christmas ornament was? Or what will happen if you sit under a Christmas tree on Christmas Eve?  The following is a compilation of little known Christmas facts and traditions:  More...

Free Photo With Santa This Saturday!

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Holiday Treats Can Be Fatal To Fido

Pet owners who are tempted to share holiday goodies with their furry friends are reminded that those cookies, candy and other treats might be deadly to cats and dogs, officials at the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) More...

Oh, Tanenbaum: Tall Tales And Making Choices

Did you know it takes nine years for saplings to grow into traditional Christmas trees? Each acre of land used to grow the Christmas symbols provides the daily oxygen requirement for 18 people!   More...

Santa Claus…The Symbol of Christmas In Any Language

Just who is Santa Claus? More...

Who Is Santa Claus?

Just who is Santa Claus? Why, he’s the proprietor of the North Pole Toy Workshop, someone beloved by people of all shapes and sizes. He’s an animal lover – and he has a better record of on-time deliveries than the U.S. More...

Byzantine Nativity Icon Seen Throughout Holiday Season

Simplicity without gaudiness. The icon of the Nativity is seen on Christmas cards, newspapers and documentaries during the holiday season. Mary reclining on a red background with Jesus next to her says it all. More...

Restaurant of the Week

The Strand Smokehouse

The Strand Smoke House sweeps you away to simpler times when life was slower, the food was better, the booze was boozier, and the music was made for dancing. More...

Health Care

Sunday Housecall Hosted by Dr. Samadi– December 3 2017

Today, on Sunday Housecall, Dr. David Samadi sits down with Dr. Cynara Coomer, Chief of Breast Surgery, Staten Island University Hospital.  More...

Editorials

Shop Near Home For Christmas

Christmas is coming, and holiday shopping has already begun. If you have not already done so, go out and shop locally, everywhere. More...

Knock Out The City That Never Sleeps? Never!

The suggestion by an independent commission to scrap overnight train service is absurd. One of the city’s major attractions is that it never shuts down. Anything you want to do can be done, 24/7/365.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Pre-K In Flushing Meadows  To The Editor:  More...

Lady In The Water

Police are waiting for the results of tests performed by the city Medical Examiner’s Office to determine the cause of death of a woman found in the waters off Shore Boulevard in Astoria Park on December 10.Police received an anonymous call at about 1 More...

108th Police Precinct Community Council Talks Crime Prevention During Holidays

At the 108th Police Precinct Community Council meeting for November, a Cop(s) of the Month ceremony, a crime report, a talk by a crime prevention officer and the usual holiday season warning about protecting your valuables were all taken care of at S More...

It’s In Queens! (Dec. 8 to Dec. 13)

Charles Dickens, Jedi warriors, Jim Henson, and Bach compete for glory over a holiday-influenced week in Queens. Lucky them. They’ll have some great pop-up markets and historic houses to visit. More...

Chanukah On The Park 2017

Rabbi Menachem M. More...

Queens Borough Musical All-Stars To Pay Tribute To The Band’s Last Waltz Concert

Tomorrow, members of the Astoria community will gather together for music and charity at SingleCut BeerSmiths as The Queens Borough Musical All-Stars pay tribute to The Band’s Last Waltz concert. More...

Follow Santa’s Journey

The young at heart can tune in to follow the jolly old elf as he makes his annual holiday trek around the world!  The Smithsonian Channel is presenting “Santa’s World Tour Marathon” beginning at 9 p.m. on December 23. More...

Green Gifts For A Season That Sparkles

Are you struggling to find a unique gift for that hard-to-please person on your list?   More...

Holiday Trivia

Here is some holiday trivia for lovers of Christmas lore: Who are Santa’s elves?  Fact: Elves are the longest-living people in the world, and are known for their natural ability to “make magic.”  More...

Early Ambush Attackers Working On a Plea Deal

Attorneys for three suspects accused in the December 2015 ambush attack on ex-NY Knick Cleanthony Early are working out plea deals with federal prosecutors.Federal prosecutors said the suspects forced Early and his girlfriend out of an Uber car outsi More...

Think, Before You Put A Pet Under Your Christmas Tree

If you are thinking of putting a puppy, kitten – or any other pet under your Christmas tree this holiday season, make sure you consider the responsibilities of pet ownership before wrapping up that warm, cuddly critter.While the gift of a puppy, kitt More...

On The Road In Italy: Amerigo Vespucci Ship In Venice

“Veinice is the place everyone wants to be”, is the theme I heard in my four day stay. More...

UCCA’s Annual Holiday Champagne Brunch

The United Community Civic Association (UCCA) held its Annual Holiday Champagne Brunch on Sunday, December 3 at the LaGuardia Marriott Hotel. Several hundred supporters enjoyed the festivities and honored the community group’s 25-year history. More...

Political Page

I On Politics

‘GOP FORCING CONCEALED CARRY ON REGULATED STATES’: House Democratic Caucus Chair Joe Crowley (D–NY) issued the following statement on a Republican bill that would force a universal concealed carry law on Americans: More...

Seniors

Assistance Dogs Provide Help And Love

Dear Savvy Senior What can you tell me about assistance dogs for people with disabilities? My sister, who’s 58, has multiple sclerosis and I’m wondering if an assistance dog could help make her life a little easier. Inquiring Sister More...

Book Review

The Building Of Kennedy Airport Thoroughly Explored In New Book

In Nicholas Dagen Bloom’s book, “The Metropolitan Airport: JFK International and Modern New York,” the author explores the history of one of New York City’s most successful and influential redevelopment projects. More...

Features

Following Byzantine Footsteps: Interview with Father Nicola Madaro

History is written by the victors. - Winston Churchill  More...

History Of Black Indians Explored In Book & Lecture Series

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The Story Of Rudolph

When Clement Moore penned his Christmas classic “The Night Before Christmas” in 1923, he wrote of “...eight tiny reindeer” who lead Santa’s sled, delivering toys to children in all corners of the world.Rudolph, “the most famous reindeer of all,” was More...

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