January 24, 2018 RSS feed / Features

Crowley Introduces ‘Better Deal’ Legislation

House Democratic Caucus Chair Joe Crowley (D-NY) introduced on January 16 “A Better Deal for Queens and the Bronx” – a collection of concrete legislative and advocacy efforts to improve life for New Yorkers.  More...

Two Local Favorites Set To Close Soon

Two privately owned businesses in Astoria are set to close soon. Atlantic Center & Sports at 32-90 Steinway Street will close at the end of March. More...

New Law Reduces Construction Noise, Lets City Sleep

New legislation gives city inspectors greater authority to reduce overnight and weekend construction noise and allow a good night’s sleep for residents of Queens. More...

Peralta Receives More Than 9,500 Constituents Cases Since 2011

Housing, immigration, public safety, quality of life. These are just some of the issues that the constituents services team at NYS Senator Jose Peralta’s office resolved for Senatorial District 13 neighbors in the past year. More...

$1M Investment For Mount Sinai Queens

New York State Assembly Member Aravella Simotas announced that Mount Sinai Queens received $1 million in capital funding for three separate projects that she nominated for support from the New York State Assembly.  More...

Students Exhibit Models Of Important Italian Destinations

At Christ the King High School, Ms. Francesca Artale’s (‘93) Junior Italian Class created models of major Italian historical sites. More...

A Two-Part Celebration Of The Life Of Blandon Belushin

A two-part celebration of the life of Blandon Belushin (June 29, 1958 – November 26, 2017) will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2018. Part I: Service and Socializing in Astoria – 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. More...

Great Neck Plaza BID Announces Winter Restaurant Week Contest Winner

The Great Neck Plaza Business Improvement District (BID) sponsored its 2017 Winter Restaurant Week promotion this past December. More...

Queens College’s Outstanding Support Of Veterans Recognized

For the first time in a single year, Queens College has received three awards recognizing it as a top school for easing veterans’ transition into college life and offering services that help ensure their success.  More...

Van Bramer Brings Annual Holiday Food Drive To Hour Children

Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer delivered food donated during his 8th Annual Holiday Food Drive to the Hour Children Food Pantry in Long Island City on January 17. More...

Local-Express

Nick Testa

Taking a job at a local deli in his hometown of Hawthorne, New York at the age of 15 sealed Nick Testa’s culinary path, and he’s been in love with the kitchen world ever since. More...

De Niro Shoots Scenes From 'The Irishman' At First Central Savings Bank

Robert De Niro, who needs no introduction, was seen shooting scenes for the upcoming silver-screen release of Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” at First Central Savings Bank’s Astoria branch.  Walking into the bank on 30th More...

Support For Small Businesses Flooded by Water Main Break

NYC Council Member Daniel Dromm, Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE) and AAFE affiliate Renaissance Economic Development Corporation (REDC) held open office hours on January 17 to 19 at the Council Member’s District Office to support the small More...

HEAP Assistance Grants Available

Senior citizen homeowners or tenants, and low-income families, can apply for Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) grants for up to $350-$700 for homeowners and $30-$35 for renters. More...

NYCHA Housing: ‘Default Depot’ For Garbage Trucks?

For years, residents of Ravenswood Houses who live on 35th Avenue, between 21st and 12th Streets have been plagued by the rows of sanitation trucks that line that block.  More...

Principal Athena Tsokou Kromidas

A Legend In Greek American Education:

A professional woman visited the Greek Teachers Association “Prometheus” in the mid 1980s. Her smile and kindness impressed us. Athena Kromidas, principal, educator, professor, worked at William Spyropoulos School of St. More...

It’s A Small World After All

In the largest city in the world, what are the chances of bumping into a good friend three times in six months at outside events in areas other than Astoria? More...

The Pulpit

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Second Gunpoint Robbery At Woodside Pizza Hut

Police are searching for a gunman who made off with $160 cash in a holdup at a Pizza Hut restaurant at 51-02 Northern Boulevard on January 15. This was the second gunpoint robbery at the Woodside Pizza Hut in the last two months. More...

Congratulations For Fulbright Award Recipients

House Democratic Caucus Chair Joe Crowley (D-NY) congratulated Queens residents Alexandria Garcia, Chelsea Raymond, and Jennifer Spindler on the successful completion of the prestigious Fulbright Program. More...

Show Palace Shut Down On Prostitution Charges

Police shut down the troubled Show Palace men’s club in Long Island City after the NYPD discovered that employees were serving more than juice to patrons.  More...

Allstate Professionals Earn $18,000 Grant For New York’s American Cancer Society

Eighteen Allstate agency owners, financial specialists and licensed sales professionals from New York recently came together to secure an $18,000 Allstate Foundation Helping Hands grant to benefit the American Cancer Society. More...

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