April 4, 2018 RSS feed / Features

In Byzantium’s Footsteps: The Coming of St. Mark to Venice

Every city and Christian empire had a saint as their symbol. Venice on its road to becoming a republic dominating the East and West needed a saint. Where were they to go? More...

QCYD Announces Change in Leadership

Queens County Young Democrats (QCYD) has announced, effective immediately, its new leadership with Dori Ann Pliska as president and Breeana Mulligan as executive vice president. More...

Rape Kit Preservation Bill Is Now Law

The 2018-2019 State Budget finalized in the early morning hours of April 1 included Assembly Member Aravella Simotas’ legislation ensuring sexual assault survivors greater opportunity to seek justice by preventing the premature destruction of s More...

Western Queens Gets Ready For Participatory Budget Week 2018

Participatory Budget voting begins on Saturday, April 7 and continues for a week across 27 of the City Council districts, where eligible residents will have the opportunity to decide how to spend up to one million dollars of public money.  More...

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The solemnity of Holy Week in the Greek Orthodox Church ends with the commencement of Easter celebrations, where it glorifies the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. More...

Traffic Calming Measures Coming To Sunnyside Intersection

On March 29, following years of Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer and area parents advocating for improved safety conditions, New York City Department of Transportation announced plans to install a traffic signal at the intersection of 42nd Street and More...

DA Brown Appoints 10 New Assistant District Attorneys

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced on March 26 the appointment of 10 law school graduates as Assistant District Attorneys.  More...

QSO Presents Mendelssohn's Reformation Symphony

The Queensboro Symphony Orchestra (QSO) will return to Mary’s Nativity Church on Sunday, April 15 at 7:30 pm to present Mendelssohn’s rarely performed Reformation Symphony (#5) which incl More...

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Evelyn Gomez

Evelyn Gomez is a cancer survivor who is motivating others to fight back against cancer by fundraising for research, with the help of her seven-year-old son, Aiden. More...

The Pulpit

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New ‘Curve’ In LIC Development

Developers of a 70-story, 751-foot-tall super tower under construction near the site of the landmarked Clock Tower Building in Long Island City have added a new curve to the development. More...

Restoration Project Honored With Moses Award

The New York Landmarks Conservancy has announced the winners of the 2018 Lucy G. Moses Preservation Awards. The Highland Park Boulder Bridge in Highland Park is among the projects that will be recognized at the May 8 Ceremony at St. More...

Queens County Bar Association’s Special Event

The annual Queens County Bar Association’s Past Presidents, Golden Jubilarians & Judiciary Night was held on March 26. It took place at their headquarters in downtown Jamaica.   More...

Participatory Budgeting In Northeast Queens Starting

The voting for the fourth year of participatory budgeting in northeast Queens officially begins running Saturday, April 7 through Sunday, April 15. More...

Tenants’ Rights Roundtable

Chair of the House Democratic Caucus Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx) was joined by New York Attorney General Eric T. More...

Student Forum On Gun Safety Held At Local High School

Congress Member Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) joined gun violence prevention advocates and New York City students for a listening session on gun safety in schools. More...

MLK: 50 Years To Understand

It will take you 50 years to understand what happened. More...

Community Board 1 Survey For Ravenswood Community

Community Board 1 Queens is launching a community survey to gather input from residents, business owners and other stakeholders in the Ravenswood neighborhood.  More...

Astoria /LIC Kiwanis’ Monthly Meeting

At the monthly Astoria/LIC Kiwanis Club meeting on March 28, Rose Ann Alafogiannis was presented with a special photo for her continued dedication to the club. More...

School Recess Fun For Kids

Rangers will lead free archery lessons, nature exploration, wilderness survival activities and other events for kids during spring recess.  More...

Break Ground On $6.25M Queensbridge Park House

On March 29, Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, NYC Parks Queens Borough Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski, community leaders, and Queensbridge residents celebrated the ground-breaking of the new $6.25 million Queensbridge Park House, replacing the Park More...

Student Solar Competition Launched To Spark Career Interest

The Alley Pond Environmental Center and SunPower by EmPower Solar, a leading New York-based solar energy company, have opened registration for a student competition. More...

LICP Taps Firm To Create Plan For Life Sciences Cluster In LIC

The Long Island City Partnership (LICP) has retained the services of East Egg Project Management to help develop a plan that will create a life sciences cluster in Long Island City. More...

Pedestrian Safety In Bay Terrace, Bay Club Area

This week, Council Member Paul Vallone announced that the Department of Transportation (DOT) will officially begin implementing a series of pedestrian safety improvements in the Bay Terrace and Bay Club area that were announced in 2017.  More...

LIC Marble Worker Crushed To Death

A worker at a Long Island City-based wholesale marble warehouse was crushed to death while he was moving two stone stabs inside the building.  The 50-year-old Queens man was trying to move the marble slabs with a mechanical hoist at the Leadston More...

Quiet Skies Caucus Secures Omnibus Provision

Congress Member Grace Meng (D-Queens), Tom Suozzi (D-LI, Queens), Joe Crowley (D-Queens, Bronx), Greg Meeks (D-Queens), Hakeem Jeffries (D-Brooklyn, Queens) and Kathleen Rice (D-LI), members of the Congressional Quiet Skies Caucus, announced on April More...

New Sponsorship Opportunities at the 27th Hermes Expo / Hermes Trade Route

The Hermes Expo Forum is a series of events held annually in New York and Philadelphia, combining executive and exclusive networking opportunities; professional development seminars, educational panels and a trade show exhibition platform for busines More...

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