July 25, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Queens College Night at Citi Field

In celebration of Queens College’s 80th anniversary, President Félix V. More...

Addabbo Wishes Constituent Happy 100th Birthday

State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. recently visited the Maspeth Self Help Center to wish member Nick Falcone a happy 100th birthday. More...

On the Road in Greece: Memorable Hotels

Budget wise travelers want a good deal. The Amalia and Parthenon Hotels are in the best area of Athens, the Acropolis. Great service, capable administrators in the Reception desk made out 2017 Greece stay enjoyable. More...

Con Edison Accepting Clothes, Offering Assistance Follwoing The July 19 Steam Pipe Rupture

Con Edison personnel will be at three locations in Manhattan today to assist those affected by yesterday morning’s steam pipe rupture at 5th Avenue and 21st Street.  The locations are:  More...

Announce Plans For 8-Story Retail, Office Building

The owner of a parcel at 23-20 Jackson Avenue in Long Island City has filed plans to demolish a one-story building at the location to make way for a new development.  The Vorea Group acquired the 10,000-suare-foot property for $350 million More...

City Refugee/Immigrant Job Center Relocates To LIC

A city center charged with helping refugees and immigrants secure employment was relocated recently to a municipal building in the Dutch Kills section of Long Island City, officials said. More...

Port Authority Cracks Down On Illegal Cabbies

Port Authority police are ramping up enforcement of illegal drivers who illegally solicit passengers at local airports.  The move comes days after unlicensed livery driver Marco Morales-Carrillo, 32, was caught by Port Authority police ille More...

OZY Fest Opens With Massive Crowds, A-List Panel

More than 5,000 people gathered in Central Park's Rumsey Playfield for a sold-out first day of OZY Fest, NYC's "TED meets Coachella" music/food/politics/ideas festival. More...

Woodside's Big Bush Park Reopens

A year ago, a ceremony in Woodside’s Big Bush Park hailed a renovation that had begun two months earlier and was expected to be completed the following May.  This year, nine days many of the principals reconvened to celebrate completion of the r More...

Restaurant of the Week

Igloo Café and Restaurant

There is no better complement to a beautiful summer day or antidote to a sweltering hot one than a quick jaunt over to the Igloo Café. More...

Seniors

Savvy Senior:

How to Make a Living Will

Dear Savvy Senior, What’s the best way to go about making a living will? I recently retired and would like to start getting my affairs in order, just in case. Approaching 70   More...

Features

Contribution of Grandparents and Parents Supporting Greek Education Held

“What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, lessons in life. And, most importantly, cookies.” ~Rudolph Giuliani More...

On the Road in Greece: the Tositsa Museum of Metsovo

Kapogiannis Tours took us to Metsovo to see a way off life that is now history. The Tositsa’s Museum is a priceless historical monument to one of the great Epirus merchant’s whose wealth helped form the Greek nation. More...

Chatpati Mela Celebrates ‘Home’ Through Food, Art, South Asian Performers

On Saturday, July 21 an estimated 2,500 people attended Chhaya’s Annual Chatpati Mela, or Street Fair in Jackson Heights. In light of increased gentrification and displacement in the neighborhood, Chhaya CDC chose the theme of “Home” for this ye More...

Woodside Branch Of QBPL Gets $6.5 Million For Improvements

On June 18, City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer and U.S. More...

New Summer Releases At Astoria Bookshop

Is it hot enough for you? Whether you’re hunkering down in an air-conditioned cafe or heading to the beach, make sure you bring a book! Catch up on your favorite authors, and maybe fall in love with a debut. More...

Borough President Welcomes Bangladesh Consul General To Queens

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz welcomed Sadia Faizunnesa, the recently appointed Consul General of Bangladesh in New York, to Queens Borough Hall on July 12. More...

Local Student Travels To Thailand To Work With Elephants

This summer Samantha Garcia, 20, of Ozone Park spent two weeks in Thailand helping animals and learning hands-on what it’s like to be a veterinarian. More...

On the Road in Italy: Florence’s Palazzo Castri 1874

I wanted a hotel near the Santa Maria Novella train station to save money on taxis. The Palazzo Castri 1874 is a jewel with excellent service, accommodations, breakfast and strategic location. More...

Off The Beaten Track: The Blue Eye Of Northern Epirus, Albania

The Blue Eye or Syri I Kalter is a natural treasure in Northern Epirus, Albania. The contrast of blue and light blue colors of the waters with natural vegetation and ancient oak trees make it an oasis of coolness. More...

Thomson Avenue Garage To Be Demolished

An auto repair shop at 27-19 Thomson Avenue in Long Island City is facing demolition to make way for new development at the site.  Thomson Development acquired the parcel for $6.85 million on July 3rd from Lema Properties, according to the More...

Hunt Gunman In LIC Double Shooting

Police are searching for an enraged man ho opened fire outside a Long Island City nightclub early on July 21st, firing several rounds and striking two club patrons.   More...

Cops Probe Newborn Death In Hotel Room

Police are awaiting a ruling of cause by the city Medical Examiner’s office as they investigate the death of a baby girl born in a Long Island City motel room on July 11th.   More...

Weathering NY City’s Hurricane Season

Nothing changes like the weather, especially during the hurricane season when strong winds and flash flooding can wreak havoc on neighborhoods. More...

Gov Cuomo Comes To La Guardia Community College, Talks Sandy Repairs

A few dozen persons gathered at La Guardia Community College on the morning of July 20 to hear Governor Andrew Cuomo talk about the repair and reconstruction of two tunnels flooded in 2012 by Hurricane Sandy.  Even assuming he would be late, the More...

Transforming NYC Parks

Constantinides Helps Unveil Renovated Astoria Heights Park

On July 19 NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, joined Council Member Costa Constantinides and Community Board 1 District Manager Florence Koulouris to cut the ribbon on the renovation of Astoria Heights Playground (30th Rd. More...

Political Page

I On Politics

CUOMO CALLS ON TRUMP TO RESCIND NEWSPRINT TARIFFS: Governor Andrew Cuomo called on President Trump to rescind a tariff of up to 30% he has imposed since March for newsprint paper that comes from Canada. Gov. More...

Katz Welcomes Summer Interns

This summer 27 college and high school students will gain valuable experience in public service as interns in the office of Borough President Katz. More...

Editorials

Hot Fun In The Summertime

Don’t think about the future or the past, be here now! Yes, summer’s finally here, but it doesn’t last forever, so don’t hide from the sun and heat, embrace it. More...

Letters to the Editor

Treacherous Trump To The Editor: Americans have been perceived throughout the world as saviors and as villains. Our past includes episodes of greatness and questionable actions. More...

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