April 25, 2018 RSS feed / Features

The World of Tomorrow Returns To Film Forum 34 Years After Its Premiere

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Simotas’ Pay Discrimination Legislation Passed

Government employees throughout New York State would have the same rights and remedies as private employees when they suffer pay discrimination under legislation (A.2425) which passed the New York State Assembly on April 16 and was sponsored by Assem More...

Helicopter Noise And Reevaluating Safety Practices

In response to last month’s tragic Liberty Helicopter crash in the East River that claimed five lives, Council Member Paul Vallone chaired a hearing of the NYC Council’s Committee on Economic Development focused on reevaluating the safety More...

Happy 107th Birthday, Harriet West!

Harriet West (nee Reinig) celebrated her 107th birthday on April 11. She was born in Corona in 1911. In 1937, she married Raymond West and they lived in Forest Hills, later moving to Queens Village. The Wests had two daughters, Dotress and Harriet. More...

North Queens Homeowners Honors Their Vice President

During their last meeting, the North Queens Homeowners Civic Association of Jackson Heights honored their Vice President, Claire Speranza, with a commemorative award for her 48 years of dedicated service to the association. More...

Forbes Ranks Queens College A 2018 ‘Best Value’ College

Queens College has been ranked a 2018 America’s Best Value College by Forbes magazine, with special recognition for its success with upward mobility—the percentage of students from the bottom 20% income distribution who reach the top 20% More...

Coming Soon To Astoria: Vitality Health Pets!

Coming soon to the neighborhood is Vitality Health Pets! Join us in welcoming the new addition to the community. More...

Wings for Autism Takes Flight Again at LaGuardia Airport

On Saturday, April 28, AHRC New York City will hold the fourth annual Wings for Autism event at LaGuardia Airport in partnership with The Arc, Delta Airlines, the TSA, and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. More...

May Performances At Green Space

Green Space is pleased to announce a diverse roster of new/emerging artists for its signature programs this May. More...

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Ryan Schutt

Ryan Schutt has performed at a wide range of international comedy festivals, including SF Sketchfest, NXNE, Limestone, Bentzen Ball, Laugh Your Asheville Off, Cape Fear, and the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival. More...

Former First Lady Barbara Bush Was 92

Former First Lady Barbara Pierce Bush, wife of President George H.W. Bush and mother of President George W. Bush, has passed on at the age of 92. She passed away on April 17 in her home in Houston, Texas. More...

Highly Anticipated Travers Park Reconstruction Project

NYC Parks Queens Borough Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski joined Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, Council Member Daniel Dromm, NYS Senator Jose Peralta, Assembly Member Michael DenDekker, and NYC Department of Transportation Queens Deputy Borou More...

Tears At Funeral For Baby

More than 200 people gathered at Most Precious Blood Church in Astoria on the morning of April 21 for a funeral service for a newborn boy whose final moments were spent in a trashcan inside a Long Island City playground. More...

Where’s The Beef?

Workers have completed demolition of the former Western Beef Supermarket, a garage and storage area on Steinway Street near Northern Boulevard, and are currently tearing down a car wash and spa on two additional parcels formerly controlled by the foo More...

Elevators Come To Astoria Boulevard N/W Lines

After months of delay, the city Metro Transit Authority (MTA) has announced four elevators for the Astoria Boulevard station on the N and W lines in Astoria with work beginning this summer alongside other ongoing station improvements.  More...

Queensbridge Hoops

Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer was joined by local leaders and members of the Queensbridge Community for the groundbreaking ceremony for renovating a playground and a new basketball court, replacing the one that stood for years.  More...

Crowley Recognized For Supporting Community Health Centers

House Democratic Caucus Chair Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx) was honored by staff and patients at Urban Health Plan for his years of leadership and advocacy on behalf of community health centers in New York and across America.  More...

Sussex Bank Announces Name Change To SB One Bank

Sussex Bank, a full-service, regional bank with 14 branch locations in New Jersey and New York, announced a new name and brand identity following its recent partnership with Community Bank of Bergen County, NJ. More...

QCA’s Creative Conversations

Creative Conversations is a monthly dinner meeting where artists have the opportunity to network, organize, meet community stakeholders, and develop strategies for community advocacy and learn about other QCA (Queens Council On the Arts) opportunitie More...

6th Annual LIC Arts Open Garden Party

The LIC Arts Open Garden Party will take place on the evening of May 2, from 6-10:30 pm, in honor of two artists, Karen Kettering Dimit and Zoë Morsette.  More...

Resorts World Casino, QEDC Announce Finalists In Boro’s Best Start-Ups Contest

The nine finalists in the annual Queens StartUP! More...

Astoria-Born Eateries Expanding To Other Boroughs And Beyond

Spring has finally arrived in New York City, which means it’s time to get out into the fresh air and check out where to eat. To work up your appetite and find the next big New York City restaurants, look no further than Astoria. More...

Astoria Park Alliance’s Earth Day Shore Fest

On Sunday April 22 the Astoria Park Alliance hosted 2018 Shore Fest on Earth Day, a nature-themed event kicking off spring at Astoria Park. More...

Gianaris Announces Maritza Munoz As 2018 Senate Woman Of Distinction

NYS Senator Michael Gianaris announced Maritza Munoz as his 2018 selection for the New York State Senate Woman of Distinction award. Munoz is the Director of Housing Services at Woodside on the Move.  More...

The Pulpit

Hanze Alberts by Annette Pulpit compiled More...

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