March 7, 2018 RSS feed / Features

Internet in Bloom for The Layperson

With Net neutrality laws abolished thanks to the Trump administration, it is only a matter of time before ISPs (Internet Service Providers) increase their monthly usage fees for services that have been free, in case yours has not increased by the tim More...

Announce First Phase of Senior Affordable Housing Proposal

NYC Council Member Costa Constantinides announced on March 1 his proposal for the first phase of his plan to build new units of affordable housing for seniors in his council district. More...

QCYD Hosts ‘A Better Deal’ Town Hall With Crowley

The Queens County Young Democrats hosted the “A Better Deal Town Hall” with Congress Member Joe Crowley, Chair of the House Democratic Caucus and the Queens County Democratic Party. More...

Central Astoria’s 2nd Annual Multicultural Celebration

The Central Astoria Local Development Coalition announced that it will host its “2nd Annual Multicultural Celebration” on Sunday, March 18, at the Secret Theatre, located at 44-02 23rd Street (#104) in Long Island City (www.secrettheatre. More...

Gianaris Urges State To Block Liquor Store Near Pre-K, Kindergarten

NYS Senator Michael Gianaris called on the State Liquor Authority (SLA) to reject the application of Armazen, Inc. to open a liquor store near Q972, a pre-K center on Jackson Avenue in Long Island City. More...

‘Shave The ‘Stache’ Funds Rolling In For QSAC

At the February 28 Astoria/LIC Kiwanis meeting Tony Siano and Will Dionisio present clean-shaven Paul Halvatzis (c.) with checks towards his “Shave The ‘Stache” project that raises money to assist QSA More...

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Lisa Hardwicke

Lisa Hardwicke is an actor and movement instructor based in Astoria. More...

Family Literacy Event At Jacob Riis Settlement House

“Family Literacy workshops are great,” said Assembly Member Catherine Nolan. “I will continue to fight for adequate funding for this program. More...

Where Have All The Checkers Gone?

While recently visiting Ridgewood Eats at 903 Seneca Avenue in Ridgewood, we looked up and noticed a model of a Checker Cab. This brought back great memories of yesteryear. More...

Ex-Con Nabbed In Machete Killing

Police last week arrested a 23-year-old ex-con who allegedly used a machete to end a street brawl outside a Corona pizzeria on March 1.  More...

City Agencies Answer Questions At CB 2 March Meeting

Community Board 2’s March meeting began with reports from representatives of political officials and followed with a guest speaker, the executive director of Long Island Jewish Forest Hills hospital, who talked about health care facilities in Queens. More...

108th Pct. Community Council Meets For February

The 108th Police Precinct Community Council’s February meeting was another short session, comparable to January’s.  It might have lasted longer if more of the attendees had issues that called for lengthy discussion when they were given the oppor More...

Rally Held To Save LaGuardia Era Building In LIC

A noontime rally on March 3 at Vernon Boulevard and 44th Drive brought together several activists living in and around Long Island City to register a further protest against the city’s Economic Development Corporation (EDC) and other parties do More...

Flushing House Presents A Vintage Fashion Show

While the world’s top models walked the runway during New York’s 2018 Fashion Week, the “Boro’s Best” retirement community was walking a runway of their own. More...

Boys & Girls Club Of Metro Queens Dinner Dance

You're Invited!  Join the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Queens’ “Youth of the Year” Gala Event for an evening of dinner and dancing as they honor:  More...

New Mental Health Background Check Bill

Congress Members Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) and Bill Pascrell (NJ-9) announced on February 27 that they will introduce legislation to reinstate the Obama-era mental health background check for gun purchases. More...

UCCA To Hold Free Community Shred Event

United Community Civic Association (UCCA) is holding a FREE Community Shredding Event. You will receive a free shopping bag, compliments of the NYC Department of Sanitation. More...

Playground B Basketball Courts Refurbished

Queens Borough Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski joined the Big Ten Network Director of Digital Marketing & Communications Jordan Maleh on February 28 to cut the ribbon on a refurbished basketball court at Triborough Bridge Playground B in A More...

Van Bramer Honors Distinguished Community Leaders

Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer honored the achievements of distinguished community leaders at the 8th Annual Black History Month Celebration at the Jacob Riis Neighborhood Settlement in Queensbridge on February 26. More...

Award-Winning ‘Emerald City’ To Debut In Boro At Queens College

The award-winning film “Emerald City”—said to mark “the end of an era in Irish American identity”—will make its Queens debut at Queens College on Wednesday, March 14, in LeFrak Concert Hall. More...

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Astoria Woman, 92, Robbed By Bicyclist

Police are searching for a heartless thief who robbed a 92-year-old woman as she was walking along a street in Astoria on March 3.  Police said the suspect pedaled up behind the elderly victim at about 7:30 pm as she walked along 46th Street in More...

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