February 28, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

NewYork-Presbyterian Queens Celebrates Lunar New Year

NewYork-Presbyterian Queens celebrated the Lunar New Year with an event on February 20.  Guests were treated to a performance of traditional Chinese and Korean entertainment, including a Lion Dance and a Korean Drum Dance, as well as a buffet lu More...

Addabbo Celebrates 100th Anniversary Of Lithuanian Independence

On Friday, February 16, State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. More...

Guilty Verdict In Kissena Park Slay

A 28-year-old Queens man has been convicted of murder and other charges in the stabbing and slashing death of a young woman whose remains were found inside Kissena Corridor Park in the fall of 2015, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said.Christo More...

On the Road in Italy: Vivaldi Opera in Venice

"An opera begins long before the curtain goes up and edhs long after it has come down. It starts in my imagination, it becomes my life and it stays part of my life long after I’ve left the opera house.” – Maria Callas. More...

Body Found In Hunters Point

Police are trying to determination the identity of a man whose remains washed up on a Long Island City shoreline on February 23rd.  The remains were discovered near the end of 44th Drive in the Hunters Point section of Long Island City at a More...

LIC Fairfield Inn To House Homeless Families

A Fairfield Inn Hotel in Long Island City will begin taking in homeless families in March, according to the Department of Homeless Services (DHS). DHS alerted local lawmakers and officials at Community Board 2 in mid-February that the hotel at 5 More...

Restaurant of the Week

FOREST HILLS DINER & EL PIO

Double Header on Austin Street

Firstly, there’s no doubt that the diner is a New York institution. Secondly, there’s no doubt that Queens is the most ethnically diverse neighborhood in the world. More...

Seniors

Savvy Senior:

Financial Tips for Retiring Abroad

Dear Savvy Senior,What are some financial factors to consider when retiring abroad? My husband and I will be retiring in a few years and are interested in living in a foreign country that’s cheaper than the USFrugal CoupleDear Frugal, More...

Book Review

Oh, Me, Oh My, Oh, How I Wish That I Could Fly!’

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fly?  Where would you go?  And how would you go?  Who would go with you?  You might use your own flying machine, a winged horse, or a magic carpet!  More...

Features

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...

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...

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...

Newly Picked Schools Chancellor Turns Down Position In Surprising Announcement

News that Alberto Carvalho would be the next Chancellor of New York City’s public schools and of two closings of public schools in Queens turned out to be premature last week. More...

Convicted For Stealing John Legend’s Luggage From Kennedy Airport

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced on February 20 that a jury has convicted a 64-year-old Corona man of criminally possessing the Louis Vuitton bag of singer and songwriter John Legend in March of 2017. More...

Queens Community House’s Lunar New Year Celebration

On February 21, Queens Community House’s Lunar New Year Celebration drew a crowd of over 250 Queens residents to its Rego Park Senior Center for a day of cultural performances and traditional Chinese cuisine. More...

Addabbo Delivers Valentine’s Day Cards Made By Students To Veterans In St. Albans

Veterans at the St. Albans Community Living Center in St. Albans got a very special surprise when NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. visited them on Friday, February 16, to hand out Valentine’s Day cards made for them by local students. More...

Ridgewood YMCA Launches Annual Fundraising Campaign

The Ridgewood Y recently launched its Annual Campaign, the organization’s major fundraising drive that works on a community level to create stronger, closer families; healthier, more involved kids; and enriched and revitalized communities.The Ridgewo More...

Girl, 8, Injured By Tossed Construction Debris

An 8-year-old Jackson Heights girl suffered serious injuries on February 23rd, when a worker tossed a wooden beam from the fourth floor of a construction site, striking her on the head. More...

On the Road in Italy: Baroque Costumed Opera in Venice

Costumes, formal etiquette from the baroque era (1600-1759) made a classical concert exceptional. “Baroque and Opera” at the Scuola Grande di San Teodoro in Rialto, Venice in late October 2017 was a once in a lifetime experience. More...

Hunt Suspect In Steinway Street Shootings

Police are searching for a gunman who opened fire early Saturday morning, injuring two men outside a troubled Astoria strip club.   More...

Improving Pedestrian Safety

Announce Mid-Block Crosswalks On Steinway St.

Council Member Costa Constantinides, Department of Transportation (DOT) Queens Borough Commissioner Nicole Garcia, and members of the Steinway Astoria Partnership announced on February 22 that the first phase of Constantinides’ proposal to rein More...

Political Page

I On Politics

SHORT-TERM HEALTH CARE PLANS ARE ‘JUNK’: House Democratic Caucus Chair Joe Crowley (D-NY) issued the following statement on the Trump administration’s proposed rule to allow for short-term, “junk” health insurance plans: More...

Braunstein, Carrozza Bring Valentine’s Donations To Vets For Gift Drive

Assembly Member Edward C. More...

Aldo’s Democratic Club Holds Meeting

The Aldo’s Democratic Club held its February meeting with guest speaker NYS Senator Jose Peralta who spoke on several issues, including the DREAM Act. (L. More...

Editorials

We Need Dependable Mass Transit, Not Window Dressing

While we would love beautiful, modern train stations, with art and digital accoutrements to help Queens become even more of a destination borough, we need our precious investments to go toward signal upgrades and structural and mechanical repairs. More...

Letters to the Editor

Don’t Cap Children’s Svcs. More...

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