January 3, 2018 RSS feed / 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...

Queens Historical Society To Renovate Kingsland Homestead Flooring

Historic Kingsland Homestead, headquarters of the Queens Historical Society, is in urgent need of floor replacement. The wooden floors at the ground level are worn out, containing large gaps and cracks and are heavily stained.  More...

Hurricane Relief Efforts

Council Member Peter Koo joined the Glow Foundation to present an $8,000 check to the Hispanic Federation. All donations will be used for Puerto Rico relief efforts and victim support services.  More...

Hell Gate Centennial Wraps Up Year-Long Celebration With Photo Gallery Exhibit

As 2017 comes to a close, the Hell Gate Bridge Centennial Celebration and the centennial committee gathered for one more event honoring a Queens icon and one of the largest engineering feats in America.  More...

Happy Holidays From #TeamJVB

Dear friend, every year we try to make our holiday card a little special. #TeamJVB works hard, but we also know how to have a lot of fun! More...

Members Of Amorelli Realty Receive Awards

At the end of the year Holiday Dinner held by the Astoria/LIC Kiwanis Club on December 21, three members of Amorelli Realty received awards. Christina Halvatzis was presented with the Woman of the Year Award for 2017. More...

Queens Kids Shine in TADA!

TADA! Youth Theater, a unique Drama Desk award-winning non-profit youth theater that produces original musicals for children, teens, and family audiences, presents “The Perfect Monster,” January 19 through February 19, at TADA! More...

QCArts Announces Receipt Of A $75,000 Award

Queens Council on the Arts (QCA) announced its receipt of a $75,000 New York State Regional Economic Development Council award to further economic and community development in Jamaica and Jackson Heights. More...

The Pulpit

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Thank You From Queens Council On The Arts

Queens Council On The Arts (QCA) extended their sincere gratitude to everyone who supported their programs and activities in 2017. More...

Astoria Oldtimers’ Annual Softball/Luncheon Reunion

Another great time was had by all of the Astoria Oldtimers Softball Reunion. The gathering was held near Cunningham Park at an alternate asphalt field as their old ‘Field of Dreams,’ J.H.S. 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...

Happy Holidays From Astoria Restoration Association

Happy holidays from the team that made the holiday lights on Ditmars Boulevard, 31st Street and 23rd Avenue a yearly tradition, the Astoria Restoration Association! (L. More...

Dutch Kills Man, 81, Killed In Crash

was in a crosswalk at 31st Street at about 9 p.m. on Thursday, December 21 when a 2003 Chevrolet Suburban traveling southbound on 37th Avenue struck him and crashed into a support column for the elevated subway line. More...

Road Improvements Allow Truck Traffic To Ride All Of BQE

The portion of Interstate 278 on the Grand Central Parkway that connects the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE) to the Robert F. More...

Local-Express

Joan Becht Willette

Joan Becht Willette, aka The Enchanted Goddess, is a writer, educator, curator/host and the creatrix of “The Enchanted Goddess Project: A Literary Creative Arts Series” which hosts creative workshops and performances. More...

Braunstein Thanks Community For Holiday Gift Drive Donations

Assembly Member Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) wrapped up his office’s 7th annual holiday gift drive for hospitalized veterans and needy and hospitalized children. More...

Holiday Toy Drive In Whitestone

There was plenty of joy at St. Mary’s Hospital for Children as patients awaited the decorated van bearing donated gifts on December 21. More...

Lewandowski, Grodenchik Unveil New Polar Trac Equipment

Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski, New York City Council Member Barry S. Grodenchik, Chair of Community Board 8 Martha Taylor, Friends of Cunningham Park President Marc A. More...

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