February 28, 2018 RSS feed / Features

Community Board 2 Meets For February

Community Board 2 was able to meet on the first day of February, when the weather was cold but bearable, having been unable to meet in the first week of January, when the weather was unbearably cold.  One of its first duties was to welcome State More...

Off the Beaten Track: Memories at Moscow’s The Trinity Church on Sparrow Hills

 “Napoleon stood atop Sparrow Hills, the highest point in Moscow, and looked down upon the city as his Grand Armee entered. More...

MTA Called On To Remove Massive Illuminated Billboard

The perennial campaign to keep Astoria’s streets safe got another boost from Assembly Member Aravella Simotas, who is calling on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to remove the giant, flashing billboard it has mounted on the Astor More...

An Appeal To Help Whitestone Cat Colony

Animals rights group, The Animals’ Battalion has announced that a 20-year-old cat colony in Whitestone is being relocated by the Department of Transportation. More...

Push For Rent Protection, Affordable Housing

NYS Senator Jose Peralta, the Neighborhood Housing Services of Queens (NHS) and advocates on February 23 called for more tenant protections to tackle increasing rents and the lack of affordable housing units. More...

Happy 105th Birthday, Vivian Ollari!

Vivian Ollari, currently residing at the Ozanam Hall Nursing facility in Bayside recently celebrated her 105th birthday with family and friends. More...

11th Annual Panorama Challenge At Queens Museum

The 11th Annual Panorama Challenge is calling all NYC know-it-alls and geographical geeks. More...

Gilbey’s Gets New Lease On Life

Call it the luck of the Irish! Just weeks before St. More...

‘Sure-Fire’ A Fast-Paced Crime Comedy

“Sure-Fire,” will be playing in the Queens World Film Festival, in the Local Express block of eight films from the five boroughs, at 8:15 pm on Friday, March 16 at the Museum of the Moving Image, Redstone Theater. More...

Kaufman Astoria Studios On The Death Of George Kaufman

Kaufman Astoria Studios, the historic studio production complex and development in Astoria, issued the following statement on February 22 about the life and career of George Kaufman, the real estate developer and civic leader who was the chair of bot More...

George Kaufman, Gave Rebirth To NYC Motion Picture Scene, Was 89

The man largely responsible for the resurrection of New York City’s motion picture production industry, and for the renaissance of the Long Island City neighborhood it calls home, passed away on February 20.  More...

How Does the Average Greek-American View the Renaming of FYROM as Macedonia in 2018?

The February 4, 2018 Athens rally opposing the SYRIZA government’s policy of allowing FYROM (the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia) call itself Macedonia is causing a rewriting of history in Greece. Mr. More...

Queens Burglary Pattern Runs Rampant

The New York City Police Department is asking the public for assistance with locating and identifying the individuals in the attached photographs wanted in connection to several burglaries that occurred within the confines of the 104th, 108th and 115 More...

State DOT Talks Future Development Of Kosciuszko Bridge

The state Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) held a public informational meeting describing the progress of construction on the new and improved version of the Kosciuszko Bridge.  In its Queens office at 47-40 21st St., NYSDOT officials conve More...

Hunt Fatal Hit-Run Driver

Port Authority police are searching for a hit-and-run driver who fatally struck a cyclist at LaGuardia Airport.  Police said cyclist Steven Morales, 36, was pedaling in the area of Marine Terminal Road and Runway Drive on February 19, at about 7 More...

DOT Helps Improve Pedestrian Safety In CB 1

The Department of Transportation (DOT) provides for safe, efficient, and environmentally responsible movement of people and goods in New York City. More...

Chairman Crowley Hosts Annual Black History Month Celebration

Congress Member Joseph Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx), Chair of the House Democratic Caucus, was joined on February 20 by New York Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D-Westchester) to commemorate Black History Month and honor local leade More...

‘Queens of the Night’ At Thalia Spanish Theater

Council Members Jimmy Van Bramer and Daniel Dromm attended the opening night of the world premiere of the LGBTQ musical comedy “Queens of the Night/Reinas de la Noche,” a bilingual musical about important topics of violence against the LG More...

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Jan Oxenberg

Jan Oxenberg’s genre-busting “Thank You and Good Night” will be seen in a dazzling new 4K restoration by IndieCollect supervised by the filmmaker. More...

‘Electra’ At Queens Theatre

Sophocles’

  The Pancyprian Association theatrical group presented Sophocles’ “Electra,” directed by Leonidas Loizides, on Saturday, February 24 at the Queens Theatre at 14 United Nations Ave. South, in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. More...

The Pulpit

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Silvercup Studios Principals On The Passing Of George S. Kaufman

Silvercup Studios Principals Alan and Stuart Suna released a statement upon the passing of George S. Kaufman.  More...

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