May 16, 2018 RSS feed / Features

Second Graders Win Ferry-Naming Contest

Students of second-grade classes from PS 330 (Astoria), PS148 (East Elmhurst), and PS 112 (Long Island City) who won the NYC Ferry vessel-naming competition took a celebratory ride on May 10 aboard an NYC Ferry vessel, the Owl’s Head.  More...

Local-Express

Joan Freeman was born in Dublin in the 1950s, a middle child in a family of eight children. She started her counseling experience working with married couples. More...

Spectacular Turnaround Of Roosevelt Island Marlins Swim Team

A Study in Resilience:

Over a year ago the Roosevelt Island Marlins Swim Team, a small non-profit community-based organization run by parent volunteers, was confronted with a series of adversities that would have daunted even the most stout-hearted of competitors. More...

This Saturday: Ditmars Park Spring Festival

The Friends of Ditmars Park are hosting the Ditmars Park Spring Festival: Green Neighborhoods and Healthy Living, Saturday, May 19, from 10 am to 2 pm, at Ditmars Park. (It was originally scheduled for May 12, but has been postponed.) More...

Flushing Town Hall to Receive $60,000 Grant From the National Endowment for the Arts

National Endowment for the Arts Chair Jane Chu has approved more than $80 million in grants as part of the NEA’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2018. More...

St. Nicholas William Spyropoulos’ PTA Dinner Dance Honors Kromidas

The 41st Annual PTA Dinner Dance of the William Spyropoulos Greek-American School of St. Nicholas (196-10 Northern Blvd., Flushing) was held on Saturday, May 12 at Chateau Briand in Carle Place. Over 500 attendees honored Mrs. More...

Henry Weeks Was 87

Henry (“Hank”) Winter Weeks— beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, family member, friend, entrepreneur, volunteer, veteran, soccer lover, and recreational fisherman— passed away peacefully at home o More...

Woman Found Dead In Astoria Houses Apartment

Police are seeking help from the public to identify and locate a suspect in the death of a 64-year-old Astoria woman. More...

Report Details Tourism’s Impact on Queens Economy

A new report published by the Center for an Urban Future finds that the record increase in tourism to New York City over the past two decades has spurred thousands of jobs in Queens and benefited thousands of additional residents who work in tourism More...

Scott Joplin, King of Ragtime, To Be Honored At St. Michael’s Cemetery

The highly anticipated annual Scott Joplin Concert returns to St. Michael’s Cemetery on Saturday, May 19. The live concert performance of historic and iconic ragtime music and the free BBQ is open to the entire community for no charge. More...

Timber Bridge At Longpoint Corridor Launch Party

Brooklyn-based design studio, Crème announced the launching of the Timber Bridge at Longpoint Kickstarter campaign. More...

LaGuardia Airport Construction Reaches Major Milestone

Community Board 1’s Airport Committee and the LaGuardia Airport Redevelopment Team of the Port Authority of NY and NJ gave an update on the ongoing project at the board’s May 15 meeting held at Astoria World Manor. More...

Steinway & Sons Announces Annual Factory Savings Event

Steinway & Sons announces its upcoming Factory Savings Event, which is a once-a-year-only opportunity to save thousands on the finest pianos in the world. More...

St. Andrew’s Cinco De Mayo Fundraiser

St. Andrew Avellino Academy held a Cinco de Mayo party to raise funds to purchase computer equipment for the children. More...

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Truck Accident By 39th St. Bridge

The NYPD and FDNY responded to a truck accident in which a truck lost its box, near the entrance to the 39th Street Bridge and Northern Boulevard. More...

Peralta: Don’t Let School Speed Camera Program Expire

NYS Senator Jose Peralta joined Transportation Alternatives, Families for Safe Streets and other organizations during a rally in Albany to urge the State Legislature to pass the Senator’s bill More...

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