April 11, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Independent Democratic Conference (IDC) Agrees To Dissolve And Rejoin Dems

After meeting with Governor Andrew Cuomo, the Independent Democratic Conference (IDC) agreed on April 5 to dissolve and support Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins as the Democratic leader of the New York State Senate. More...

Pheffer Amato, Addabbo, DEP To Host Annual Rain Barrel Giveaway

Assembly Member Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Broad Channel), NYS Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr. More...

Peralta Announces State Funding For CIANA Legal Services For Immigrants

In the era of Trump, protecting immigrants has become one of NYS Senator Jose Peralta’s priorities. More...

14 Years For Former City Cop In Astoria Extortion Scheme

A disgraced former NYPD officer was sentenced last month to more than 14 years in federal prison for his role in a pay-to-play protection ring that targeted small business owners in the Astoria Albanian community.Besnik Llakatura, 38, was assigned to More...

It’s In Queens! (April 12 to April 18)

The Spring Migration is here, and birds are flocking to Queens. More...

Cops: Google Safely On The Street

NYPD officials are again urging the public to use common sense when walking alone, especially at night, while plugged into iPhones and other electronic devices.Officials are urging the public to avoid being distracted by phones and gadgets that preve More...

Plan 116-Room Hotel Near Queensbridge Houses

Developers have filed plans for a 116-room, 16-story hotel at 38-59 11th Street, just two blocks from the Queensbridge Houses.The hotel would soar 179-feet over the Long Island City landscape, with eight room on each of the second through14th floors, More...

Straphanger Robbed At 46th Street Subway Station

Police are searching for three suspects who robbed and assaulted a straphanger at the 46th Street subway station in Astoria on March 28th.Cops said the 18-year-old woman was standing on the R train platform at the 46th Street station at about 11:40 p More...

Restaurant of the Week

LUNERA MODERN MEXICAN Restaurant | Bar

Lunera is a delightful, modern Mexican restaurant with a Spanish twist and a cool vibe. More...

Book Review

Events At The Astoria Bookshop

It’s spring, and Astoria Bookshop’s April calendar is packed with fun and exciting events! Join them for author readings, their monthly storytelling show, and mark your calendars for Independent Bookstore Day on the 28th! More...

Features

Maloney, Velázquez Host Town Hall On Gun Safety Reform

On April 7 Congress Members Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) and Nydia Velázquez (NY-7) joined gun violence prevention advocates and New York City students and residents for a town hall on gun safety reform. More...

Peter Latos Prostate Cancer Foundation To Host Annual Gala

The Peter Latos Prostate Cancer Foundation is holding its 5th Annual Gala celebrating five years of fighting prostate cancer, and honoring Aaron E. Katz, MD. More...

Cancer Survivors, Let Your Voice Be Heard! Take The Survey

Since November 2017, SHAREing and CAREing has been assisting two graduate students from The School of Visual Arts Design for Social Innovation program who are creating a thesis project that will provide support for cancer survivors. More...

Historic Forest Hills Gardens Station Square To Be Renovated

The Forest Hills Gardens Corporation announced the long-awaited restoration of Station Square. This will be a multi-faceted project with many phases and involving more than just the restoration of the historic road surface. More...

Ask Dr. Universe

Dear Dr. Universe:   My daughter is asking, why do bees have pointy behinds?—Asma, Pakistan  Dear Asma and Friends:   More...

Queens Village Baby Born In Same Spot As Mom

Talk about history repeating itself! When Danielle Bailey learned that she was going to give birth, she knew immediately that she would be delivering at LIJ Forest Hills hospital (102-01 66th Rd., Forest Hills). More...

110th Precinct Community Council’s April Meeting Info

The 110th Precinct Community Council announced a new meeting location for its April meeting. The meeting will be held on Thursday, April 12, 7:00 pm, at Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst. More...

Katz Announces 331 Appointments To Queens Community Boards

Borough President Melinda Katz announced on April 2 the appointments of 331 individuals to serve two-year terms on their respective community boards. More...

Weprin Announces State Budget Investments for All New Yorkers

Assembly Member David I. More...

Target, Marshals Stores Headed To Ditmars

A two-story building that houses a strip of Mom & Pop stores on 31st Street in Astoria will soon join the dustbin of history to make way for a new Target store.The building on 31st Street near Ditmars Boulevard is currently home to a Subway fast More...

Jackson Heights Author Debuts First Adult Novel ‘A Death Of No Importance’

Author Will Appear At Astoria Bookshop on April 12

Mariah Fredericks, an author from Jackson Heights, will see her whose upcoming adult debut mystery, “A Death Of No Importance” (on stands April 10), has garnered early praise from the trades. More...

14 Years For Former City Cop In Astoria Extortion Scheme

A disgraced former NYPD officer was sentenced last month to more than 14 years in federal prison for his role in a pay-to-play protection ring that targeted small business owners in the Astoria Albanian community.Besnik Llakatura, 38, was assigned to More...

Eight-Story Residential Building To Replace LaG Holiday Inn

A developer has filed plans to build an 8-story, mixed-use residential building at the site of a Holiday Inn hotel at LaGuardia Airport.The 70-foot-tall, 173,909-square-foot building at 37-10 114th Street in Corona will feature 623-square-feet of com More...

New Gun Safety Legislation Announced

Congress Member Carolyn B. More...

Political Page

I On Politics

REGARDING THE BUDGETS: More...

Energy Forum

Sponsored by Council Member Costa Constantinides, and organized by 350NYC.org, the Community Energy Forum will feature presentations by NYC Retrofit Accelerator and NY Renews. More...

Seniors

Savvy Senior:

How to Choose a Memory Care Unit

Dear Savvy Senior,  My mom has Alzheimer’s disease and has gotten to the point that she can’t live at home any longer. I need to find a good memory care residential unit for her but could use some help. More...

Editorials

Queens Culture: Fun, Feasts & Festivals

We can celebrate the culture of every international community right here in Queens. More...

Letters to the Editor

Democratic Institutions To The Editor: For those who oppose and hate Trump nothing will change their feelings. More...

Women’s History

Op-Ed

Susan B. Anthony said in 1897, “There will never be complete equality until women themselves help make laws and elect lawmakers.”  More...

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