January 3, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

FDNY Offers Winter Fire Safety Tips

Queens fire officials have again dubbed electric space heaters the number one winter killer, saying they are the leading cause of fires during the winter months.Sparks from electric heaters set off the majority of fires each year from December to Mar More...

‘Hole In The Roof’ Bandits Plead Guilty To Queens Bank Heist

A crew of Queens bank bandits pleaded guilty last month to a Rego Park bank heist that led federal law enforcement agents to dub them the “Hole In The Roof Gang.”Charles Kerrigan, 40, Michael Mazzara, 44, Christopher Kerrigan, 40, and Anthony Mascuzz More...

City Calls ‘Code Blue’ To Warm The Homeless

Workers with the city’s Department of Homeless Services (DHS) last week hit the streets on a “Code Blue” mission to try to coax the homeless out of the frigid temperatures and into city shelters.DHS officials declare a “Code Blue” each time the therm More...

Pheffer Amato Attends Senior Group Holiday Parties

Assembly Member Stacey Pheffer Amato enjoyed attending two local holiday parties organized by senior groups. Nativity Golden Age held their party at Russo’s on the Bay in Howard Beach; and the St. More...

Restaurant of the Week

THE ORIGINAL BEN’S BEST

The expression “Everything old is new again” could not be truer. Today’s food “trends” emphasize “artisanal, handcrafted, micro-brewed, and small batch.” More...

Seniors

Savvy Senior:

How to Find Volunteer Opportunities in Retirement

Dear Savvy Senior,What resources can you recommend for locating interesting volunteer opportunities? More...

Editorials

Resolutions Need Not Be Drudgery

The hubbub of the holidays is winding down and we can at last settle back into our routines, but not before contemplating what tweaks we should make in them to improve the trajectory of our lives. More...

Have A Heart

Twenty-two feral cats in the Windsor Oaks co-op in Bayside were being taken care of by residents until the co-op board decided to discard the animals’ shelters during sub-freezing temperatures. It seems the cats were not the target. More...

Letters to the Editor

Creek Revitalization To The Editor: More...

Crowley Posthumously Honors Woman Transit Pioneer

Julia Roman came to the United States from the Dominican Republic to become a citizen and create a life for herself and future family.She moved to New York City and joined Nontraditional Employment for Women, an organization that prepares, trains and More...

It’s In Queens! (Jan. 4 to Jan. 10)

Common New Year resolutions often include spending time with family, taking up a hobby, learning to appreciate great music, watching top-notch films, and of course, eating gingerbread. No need to leave Queens.   More...

City Issues Rules For Christmas Tree Curbside Pickup

If your Christmas tree is beginning to resemble Charlie Brown’s, it’s time to remove the tinsel and place the tree curbside for recycling by the city Department of Sanitation (DSNY).DSNY will remove Christmas trees left curbside from Tuesday, January More...

Tower To Rise at 29-09 Northern Boulevard

Developers have filed plans for a mixed use high-rise at 29-09 Northern Boulevard in the Dutch Kills section of Long Island City.The site is just minutes from the Queens Plaza transportation hub and the E. M and R, N, W and No. 7 subway lines.  More...

New Ditmars Residential Building

The owners of a parcel at 22-10 47th Street in Astoria announced plans to develop a three-story residential building at the site located near Ditmars Boulevard.The parcel has been vacant for more than a decade and has been used intermittently for par More...

Political Page

I On Politics

VALLONE, KATZ ANNOUNCE RESTRICTIVE DEED FOR EDGESTONE PROPERTY: Council Member Paul Vallone announced on December 26 that the Edgestone Group, owners of the waterfront site located at 151-45 6th Road, have filed a declaration with the City of New Yor More...

Schumer In The Area For Dinner

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Stavisky Stops By Installation Of Northern Boulevard Traffic Signal.

NYS Senator Toby Stavisky visited Local 3 electrical workers as they installed a new traffic signal at the intersection of 150th Place and Northern Boulevard. More...

Features

The Roosevelt Island Historical Society Is Rich With Archival Material

Visitors to Roosevelt Island were treated to an exhibition of maps created centuries ago and covering more than a 350-year period of changes in the island’s topography and the different roles that its has served. More...

Following Byzantine Footsteps: San Marco Basilica and Byzantium

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

Renewable Fuel Bill in Ferries Unanimously Passes Council

The New York City Council last week unanimously passed INT. 54 sponsored by Council Member Costa Constantinides. The bill will encourage use of alternative fuel and fuel technologies in city ferries.  More...

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