May 9, 2018 RSS feed / Features

Officials Blast MTA For Poor Service, Upgrade Delays On 7 Line

New York City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, Congress Member Joe Crowley, Council Member Peter Koo and Access Queens held a rally on May 3 to blast the MTA for continued poor service on the 7 line. More...

114th Precinct Officers Stop By Astoria Realty Office

Members of the 114th Precinct stopped by Amorelli Realty to discuss what’s going on in the Astoria area. (L. More...

Steinway Street Spring Fling & Historic Movie Screening

The second Steinway Street Spring Fling, had a new twist—a historic screening of “The Lion King” at the Municipal Parking Lot on Steinway Street in Astoria— and it brought out a great number of children, along with their famil More...

Mount Sinai Queens Celebrates National Nurses Week

In a show of appreciation for all of the hard work and dedication of nurses, Mount Sinai Queens is observing National Nurses Week, May 6-12. More...

FY 2019 Promises To Be A Fair Year For All New Yorkers, Says Mayor

The Fiscal Year 2019 executive budget presented by Mayor Bill de Blasio on April 26 totaling $89.06 billion sets the stage for the final round of negotiations with the City Council for adopting a budget by July 1. More...

Poppenhusen To Celebrate 150th Anniversary With Dinner

The jewel of College Point, the historic Poppenhusen Institute, will be celebrating its 150th anniversary on June 2 with a dinner and ribbon cutting ceremony. More...

Great Food, Great Drinks, Great Times Served At Queens Taste

With a smorgasbord of top-notch entrées, appetizers, beverages, desserts, and specialty products—including designer dog biscuits—more than 50 vendors served samples of their products to an estimated 650 attendees in a festive, almost gidd More...

NY Mary From Dungloe Seeks Their 2018 Little Miss Mary

The New York Mary from Dungloe Committee is looking for their next Little Miss Mary New York 2018! Entries are now open for young girls between the ages of 6 and 12. The event will be held on Saturday, May 12, from 1 pm – 4 pm.  More...

Plaxall to Host Local Artist Exhibit As Part of 2018 Long Island City Arts Open

Plaxall, a family-run plastics manufacturing business based in Long Island City, will partner with local artists to showcase art made from thermoforming, a process invented by Plaxall founder Louis Pfohl more than 70 years ago. More...

Bill Nye Comes To Book Culture In LIC

bestselling author Bill Nye signed copies of his new book, “Jack and the Geniuses,” along with his co-author, Gregory Mone. The book is part three of the young adult book series. More...

Astoria Center of Israel To Celebrate Rabbi Pearl’s 10th

Astoria Center of Israel (ACI) is honoring Rabbi Jonathan Pearl on the occasion of his 10th anniversary as its rabbi, “for his gifted rabbinic leadership at ACI, in the Jewish world at large, and in the broader Astoria community,” they sa More...

Hunt Con Edison Copper Thief

Police are searching for a brazen thief who last month made off with large quantities of copper wire from a Con Edison facility in Long Island City.  Police said the thief struck first on March 17, when he gained entrance to the facility and sto More...

Scout Day At Citi Field

Hundreds of city scouts from the Greater New York Councils, Boy Scouts of America (GNYC) united at Citi Field for the annual Scout Day, Sunday, May 6, when the New York Mets faced the Rockies.  A portion of all proceeds raised in partnership wit More...

Latos Prostate Cancer Foundation Celebrates 5th Anniversary

Peter Latos Prostate Cancer Foundation held its Fifth Anniversary Gala at the Garden City Hotel on Thursday, May 3. The foundation honored Dr. Aaron E. More...

Support For New Development Project In Elmhurst

Dozens of community leaders and Queens residents testified in support of a proposed 82nd Street development project in Elmhurst on Thursday, May 3. More...

Parking And News Access May Head To Federal Court

Prominent civil rights and First Amendment attorney Norman Siegel sent a letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio, NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill and DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg warning that they have been violating the First Amendment by restricting a More...

Nolan To MTA: Hold Town Halls At Areas Affected By 7 Line Delays

In response to the recent news of further delays of the installation of the new signal system on the 7 line, and the impact of the L train shutdown on her constituents, Assembly Member Catherine Nolan requested MTA hold town halls to inform and get i More...

Queens Democratic Club Honors Community Leaders

Over 100 members of the Powhatan and Pocahontas Regular Democratic Club gathered for their annual Dinner Dance on May 3, where they celebrated the club’s successes over the past year and honored six outstanding community leaders.  The hono More...

QEDC’s StartUP! Contest Winners

A clothing designer, a health food maker, and a tech specialist won this year’s StartUP! Business Plan Competition, an eight-month challenge-and-instruction course administered by the Queens Economic Development Corporation and Queens Library. More...

Students LIVE Act To Protect Student Veterans

Congress Member Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx), Chair of the House Democratic Caucus, announced legislation to help student veterans find affordable housing and protect them from predatory landlords.  More...

Pages From The Long Island Star Journal

The Greater Astoria Historical Society presents:

Welcome to May 1944!  The world was at war 74 years ago, and the men and women of Queens proudly served their nation.  More...

LAUNCH PARTY

On May 16 LIC Arts Open will be holding their Spring Festival Launch Party and Group Exhibition in conjunction with Long Island City Artists at the Plaxall Gallery, 5-25 46th Avenue in Long Island City. The event is set to take place from 6-10 pm. More...

Hellenic Film Society USA Announces Alexis Mouyiaris Memorial Award

The 2018 Greek Film Expo, the new film festival presented by the Hellenic Film Society USA, concluded after sold-out screenings at the Directors Guild Theater in Manhattan, the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, and the Bow Tie Manhasset Theater More...

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Four Years For Astoria Drug Dealer In Fentanyl-Laced Case

A 46-year-old Astoria man was sentenced to four years in prison, followed by three years post-release supervision on May 2, after pleading guilty to criminal sale of a controlled substance.  Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said Bernard Le More...

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Eduardo Anievas Cortines

Eduardo Anievas Cortines’ paintings encompass different subjects: figure, cityscapes, landscapes, abstractions, still lifes, and portraits. More...

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