June 6, 2018 RSS feed / Features

Bikers Against Breast Cancer

The New York City Harley Owners Group (HOG) and Harley Davidson of New York City partnered with SHAREing & CAREing for their 25th annual Bikers Against Breast Cancer 2018 event on Sunday, June 3. More...

Officer Raza Of The 108 Pct. Honored After Drug Takedown

The May 28 meeting of the 108th Precinct Community Council included a crime report that showed an upturn in a few offenses and a grand total that ran counter to the long decline in crime the public has come to enjoy. More...

Peralta On Attack Against LGBT Community In Jackson Heights

NYS Senator Jose Peralta released a statement following a potential hate attack on a man in Jackson Heights after the Pride Parade, on June 3: “I am outraged that attacks against people because of their sexual orientation or gender expression c More...

Memorial Day In Woodside, American Legion Post 1836

After experiencing a rainy Memorial Day the last four years, we finally had a Memorial Day without rain. This allowed American Legion Post 1836, Boulevard Gardens in Woodside to hold our annual ceremony outside. More...

Braunstein, Koo Oppose Elimination Of SHSAT

NYS Assembly Member Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) and NYC Council Member Peter Koo announced their opposition to legislation (A.10427-A) supported by Mayor de Blasio, which would eliminate the Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT).  More...

Boy Scouts To Host Fourth Annual World Championship Pinewood Derby

The Greater New York Councils of the Boy Scouts of America will host the fourth annual World Championship Pinewood Derby on Saturday, June 30, in the center of Times Square. More...

Mother’s Day Essay Contest Winners Announced

Assembly Member Edward C. More...

(Very) Young Artist To Donate Proceeds From Sale Of Paintings

Seven-year-old Isabella Alyona Astua has created her own school fundraiser. Literally. She is holding a six-week exhibit of her own paintings at Jade Restaurant (1 Station Square, Forest Hills), since last week. More...

An Historic First Drive-In Movie Night At Astoria Park!

The Central Astoria Local Development Coalition announced that it will present its first drive-in movie night. More...

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Nina Fiore

A native Astorian, Nina Fiore graduated from Harvard College and from the Harvard Graduate School of Education with a BA in Fine Arts/Architecture, and a master’s degree in Education and Developmental Psychology. More...

Peralta Secures $100,000 For Big Brothers Big Sisters Of NYC

NYS Senator Jose Peralta announced on May 29 that he helped secure $100,000 in this year’s budget for Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC (BBBS) to support the organization’s youth mentoring programs. More...

Police Aid Disturbed Man

Police at the 114th Precinct responded to calls for assistance on May 30th, after a disturbed man raised some havoc inside a store on 11th Street near 36th Avenue. More...

Jackson Heights Celebrates Annual Gay Pride Parade

The Sirens motorcycle club was the parade’s lead contingent. More...

Ferry Rescues Teen In Queensborough Bridge Plunge

A quick-thinking Roosevelt Island man is being applauded for helping save the life of a Queens teenager who jumped from the Queensborough Bridge on May 31.  Orlando Cardozo, 33, tweeted that he was walking dogs on Roosevelt Island at about 1:30 More...

Young Sportscaster Writes Book On The Best & Worst Of Mets History

Brian Wright’s new book, “Mets in 10s: Best & Worst of an Amazin’ History” is a 288-page labor of love dedicated to the greatest left-handed pitchers, to the worst trades and best single-game hitting performances.  T More...

Resorts World Casino NYC Hosting Queens Centers For Progress Art Exhibit

Resorts World Casino New York City is hosting an exhibit of more than 30 paintings and drawings created by people with developmental disabilities, called “Summer in the City,” from June 1 through July 31. More...

114th Precinct Fellowship Breakfast; Cop Of The Year

Rabbi Jonathan Pearl of the Astoria Center of Israel posed a question: How can we give thanks for at least 100 blessings every day? More...

Townsend Harris HS Student Wins Prestigious Milken Scholarship

An extraordinary student from Townsend Harris High School has just won the $10,000 Milken scholarship. She is one of only six students in the city to receive the prestigious 2018 Milken Scholars Program award. More...

Stavisky: Keep SHSAT, And Help More Students Pass It

NYS Senator Toby Ann Stavisky released a statement on Mayor de Blasio’s plan to eliminate the SHSAT:  More...

‘Family Fun At Rainey Park’ Event

The Central Astoria Local Development Coalition’s first “Family Fun at Rainey Park” event held on Sunday, June 3 at Rainey Park on Vernon Boulevard & 34th Avenue in Astoria proved to be a spectacular success! More...

IS 10 Celebrates 80 Wonderful Years

IS 10, Horace Greeley (45-11 31st Avenue, Astoria) celebrated its 80th anniversary on Thursday, May 31. More...

St. Nicholas Eagle Scout Court Of Honor

Emmanuel Moustakos, of the St. Nicholas Flushing Boy Scout Troop 268, celebrated his Eagle Scout Court of Honor on May 12 at Laterna Restaurant in Bayside. He was joined by Fr. More...

Jackson Heights Celebrates Annual Gay Pride Parade

The annual Gay Pride Parade was held on June 3 in Jackson Heights. More...

Astoria Park’s Old Fashioned Carnival

Families will flock to Astoria Park for the Astoria Park Carnival underneath the RFK Bridge. The festival will feature rides, games, food and fun for the entire family and run from June 6 to 10. More...

A Proud Queens College Graduate And Parent

Queens College held its 2018 Commencement ceremony on May 31. Several thousand students participated and received their degrees. (L. More...

Vallone Announces The Return Of Toddler Program At Bowne Park

Council Member Paul Vallone announced that the beloved toddler program at the Bowne Park Field house, led by Eric Friedman, is officially set to resume this September. More...

Rozic Honors Asian American Heritage With Community Leaders

In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, Assembly Member Nily Rozic (D,WF-Fresh Meadows) hosted an event to recognize Asian American community leaders in Queens for their dedication to public service, advocacy, and commi More...

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Man Found With Throat Slashed In Sunnyside Hotel

Police are awaiting the results of an autopsy by the city Medical Examiner’s office to disclose the cause of death of a 31-year-old man who was found with his throat slashed inside a Sunnyside hotel.  More...

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