August 1, 2018 RSS feed / Features

Internet In Bloom for The Layperson

Know anyone paying back a student loan?  It took me over a decade to pay back my student loans.  Those were lean years too.  I would like to help you avoid the mistakes I made.  For example, I should have become an attorney, stock More...

HANAC Appoints New CEO

HANAC, an NYC-based multi-faceted social services organization, announced on July 24 the appointment of Zoe C. Agios as its new CEO. She succeeds John Kaiteris who retired after 24 years of service.  More...

New LaGuardia & Passenger Travel On The Rise

Total passenger volume rose 3.1 percent resulting in a record 2.715 million at LaGuardia Airport in May this year despite the ongoing $8 billion airport redevelopment.  More...

New Food Courts Coming To Astoria

An Astoria commercial strip is undergoing major renovations for conversion to a retail space featuring eight 2,000-square-foot restaurants.  The parcel at 34-39 31st St. More...

Astoria/30th Avenue Summer Fest

On Sunday July 29th the Astoria/30th Avenue Summer Fest sponsored by Queens Community Board Number 1 was held on 30th Avenue from 29th Street to Steinway Street.  More...

‘Bargain, The Who Tribute’

The Central Astoria Local Development Coalition’s 2018 Waterfront Concert Series continues on Thursday, August 2 at 7:30 pm as “Bargain, The Who Tribute,” led by Astoria’s own Roger DeBonis, will take everyone back to the rock More...

Completion Of Phase 1 Emergency Dept. Expansion

NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens (82-68 164th Street, Jamaica) announced on July 24 the completion of Phase 1 of its Emergency Room Expansion Project to help meet the community’s growing demand for health care services. More...

House Passes Meng Legislation

The House of Representatives passed legislation authored by Congressmember Grace Meng (D-NY) that would allow menstrual hygiene products to be purchased with money from health flexible spending accounts.  More...

Kingsland Homestead Walking Tour!

Jack Eichenbaum, Queens Borough historian and QHS board member, will lead a walking tour from QHS at Kingsland Homestead to the two prior locations of Kingsland in the Murray Hill neighborhood of Flushing. More...

New Artist At The Marine Air Terminal

Queens-based multimedia producer and sound artist Sandra Lopez-Monsalve is taking over the designated space at LaGuardia Airport’s Marine Air Terminal (Terminal A) as part of a unique collaboration between the Port Authority and Queen Council o More...

St. Irene Greek Festival A Big Hit

The St. Irene Greek Festival was held from Thursday to Sunday, July 26-29, on 23rd Avenue and 36th Street in Astoria, from 5-11 pm. More...

Five Year-Old Boy Among Four Dead In Apparent Murder-Suicide

Police are investigating to determine what led to the shooting deaths of four people found inside an Astoria apartment on Monday night.  Three people, including a five-year-old boy, were shot and killed in a first-floor apartment at 23-07 30th D More...

Assembly Member Barnwell Shows Support For Women’s Progress

As advocate for women’s equality, Assembly Member Brian Barnwell hosted an event in remembrance of the Seneca Falls Convention. More...

What Do Community Boards Do?

Community boards serve an essential part in local government and community oversight, although they hold limited power and are advisory in nature.  More...

Queens Streets For All Fight Mayor’s Bike Lane Push

Queens Streets for All (QSFA) held an outdoor meeting on July 25. More...

Peralta, Advocates Mourn The End Of Speed Camera Program

NYS Senator Jose Peralta, Transportation Alternatives, Families for Safe Streets and parents mourned the death of the school zone speed camera program, which expired on July 25. More...

Open Call For Art For ‘Fever’

The deadline is coming up soon for the open call for art for “Fever,” a curated exhibition by Long Island City Artists highlighting global climate change curated by Franco Repetto and Ivana Larrosa, coordinated by Cristian Pietrapiana. More...

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Joe Knipes

Born in Albany surrounded by the sounds of classical music, folk, classic rock and heavy metal, Joe Knipes came to jazz in his early teens. More...

Tour Public Schools Owed $41 Million By State

NYS Senate candidate Jessica Ramos, gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon, and Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer joined parents and students on July 24 on a walking tour of Queens public schools in State Senate District 13, where schools are owed a tot More...

Full Moon Drumming At Flushing Town Hall

Flushing Town Hall is celebrating the full moon with drum circles in Flushing Town Hall’s garden on July 27 and August 24 with master drummers from Perú and Mexico! More...

LL Cool J’s 14th Annual Jump And Ball Program

The Queens Chamber of Commerce is partnering up with LL COOL J’s Jump & Ball Foundation and is seeking assistance from the local business community to help sponsor the 14th Annual Jump & Ball Summer Camp. More...

The Pulpit

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Cyclist Killed After Running Red Light

A 22-year-old cyclist was killed after she ran a red light and slammed head-on into a van in Astoria on July 23.  Cops said Xellea Samonte of Astoria was pedaling east in a bike lane on 35 Street at about 11:06 p.m. More...

Train Tragedy

A man jumped to his death in front of an oncoming N train in Astoria on Friday morning, July 27.  A motorman on the southbound N train told investigators he saw the man jump in front of the train as it pulled into the 30th Avenue station at abou More...

Suspects Hunted In Two Attempted Robberies

Police are searching for three suspects wanted in connection with two attempted robberies in Astoria on July 27. More...

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