December 20, 2017 RSS feed / Features

Applaud State Action To Keep Big Rigs On BQE, Off Astoria Boulevard

By the end of the year, larger trucks will be allowed to remain on the Brooklyn Queens Expressway (BQE) and will no longer be detoured onto Astoria’s local streets, announced the four Queens elected officials who represent Astoria: House Democr More...

Former Rep. Ackerman Donates His Papers To Queens College

Former U.S. Congress Member and Queens College alumnus Gary Ackerman announced the donation of his personal papers to the Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library at Queens College at a December 1 alumni reception in Washington, D.C. More...

Dutch Kills Civic Closes Out 2017

The Dutch Kills Civic Association’s (DKCA) December meeting was its last of the year until February. As usual in the last month of the year, there was the attempt to run a brief meeting and then to enjoy a holiday season party. More...

Christmas: A Sprig Of Mistletoe For The Occasion

The holiday known as Christmas arose in the fourth century A.D. as the Christian religion, still in its infancy, struggled for supremacy with the official Roman state religion, Mithraism. More...

Senator Peralta Awards Founder of Angel In Queens

NYS Senator Jose Peralta awarded Jorge Muñoz with the New York State Senate Liberty Medal during a ceremony that took place last night at St. Mark’s AME Church in Jackson Heights. More...

Barnwell’s First Annual Science Fair Competition

Maspeth High School students took first, second, and third place at Assembly Member Brian Barnwell’s first annual multi-school science fair on Thursday, December 14 at Maspeth Town Hall.  The results:  1st place – Natalie Cinnam More...

Return to a Galaxy Far, Far Away

With so many movies coming out during the holiday season, one stands out the most— "Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” The next chapter in the Star Wars series already hit theaters on December 15, but the hype is far from over. More...

Woodside On The Move’s Christmas Tree Lighting

The Board of Directors and staff at Woodside on the Move thanked the Woodside community for their support at the Annual Tree Lighting event.  More...

Santa Visits Igloo

Breakfast with Santa was a big hit at the Igloo Cafe on December 10th and 17th. In the photo one of the children is seen visiting Igloo with Santa. Mr. Claus will be back on December 23rd. More...

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Gianaris Says Show Palace Must Close

NYS Senator Michael Gianaris last week cited the recent arrest of five women at the Show Palace men’s club as one more reason why city and state law enforcement officials should shut down the notorious nightspot.  More...

Saluting Helen Marshall

The corner of 103rd Street and Northern Boulevard in Corona- East Elmhurst was renamed in honor of late Helen M. More...

Cuomo Announces RFK & LIE Truck Access Project

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced on Friday a project to improve access for large trucks travelling on Interstate 278 in both directions between the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge and the Long Island Expressway in Queens. More...

Council To Vote On Cleaner Power Generation Bill

Council Members Costa Constantinides and Ritchie Torres celebrated the fact that their bill INT. 1465 was to come up for a vote by the City Council. More...

Maloney Discusses The Anable Basin Rezoning

Congress Member Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) released the following statement on on the Anable Basin Rezoning in Long Island City: More...

Man Charged In Police Car Hit-Run

Police last week arrested an armed, 22-year-old Rockaway man who slammed his black BMW into the side of a police car in Long Island City on December 13, and then fled the scene.  More...

Local-Express

Blue June

Blue June is a highly intuitive reader, witch and business owner who conveys genuine compassion to her clients while still maintaining a no-nonsense style of counsel. More...

Birdman Cometh / A Second Fly-Over Queens

As above, so below. High n’ above, the 20th century’s finest saloon singer and its swingingest alto saxophonist are boogeying this groove. More...

Queens College President Congratulates GRAMMY-Nominees

Queens College President Félix V. Matos Rodríguez released a statement in recognition of the Queens College alumni nominated for 2018 GRAMMY awards:  More...

Toy Drive At Queens Zoo; Donors Will Receive Free Tickets

Queens Zoo welcomes all to join them in their efforts to collect toys for families in need this holiday season. More...

Queens Art Intervention Exhibition At Queens Museum

The Queens Art Intervention Exhibition consists of 11 interventions and one research project at the Queens Museum. The actual projects took place on September 23 in the public realm – on streets and in parks around Queens. More...

Astoria Bookshop’s Best of 2017: Gift Guide Pt. 3

Need some gift suggestions for the children in your life? We’ve got you covered. Read through for Astoria Bookshop’s favorites in picture books, children’s literature, and kids’ nonfiction from 2017. More...

Homeowners Association’s Tree Lighting In Bowne Park

The Broadway-Flushing Homeowners Association held its annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in Bowne Park on Sunday, December 10 at 4:30 p.m. Plenty of holiday cookies and hot chocolate were served. More...

St. Francis Prep Welcomes Students From Indonesia

St. Francis Prep hosted a foreign exchange student program on Thursday, November 9 from the Nusantara Foundation with their coordinator Maryam Zakiyah. This nonprofit organization is based in New York City. More...

Pizza Sam’s Supreme Cuisine

Pizza Sam, located at 89-06 Northern Blvd. in Jackson Heights, graciously sent over delicious giant trays of food to help us celebrate the holidays. More...

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