August 15, 2018 RSS feed / Features

In the Footsteps of Byzantium: Empress Theodora of St. Vitale Basilica

“I know it's the belief that women should never show daring in front of men. Never be bold when men hesitate. I know flight is not the answer; even to save our lives.” ― Empress Theodora1 More...

Cuomo Signs New AirTrain For LGA Into Law

At the signing of legislation advancing the process to build a new AirTrain connection to LaGuardia Airport, Governor Andrew Cuomo said, “AirTrain LGA will set an example of comprehensive transit infrastructure for the rest of the nation and wi More...

The Pulpit

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Guest Stars, Locals To Promote Activism At A Better World Festival

People power and star power will be on display at A Better World Festival (ABWF) on Saturday, Aug. 18 from noon to 5 pm. More...

QCC’s New Interim President Appointed

CUNY Interim Chancellor Vita C. Rabinowitz has appointed Timothy G. Lynch, Ph.D. to serve as interim president of Queensborough Community College, effective September 1.  More...

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Nicole Stevenson

Former radio host of First Cut and founder of Profile magazine, Nicole Stevenson is a self-published author of four books. More...

Actress Eyed In Dutch Kills Burglary

NYPD investigators have some questions for actress Sean Young, who portrayed an android in the 1982 sci-fi film classic “Blade Runner,” after she was caught with an accomplice on surveillance video burglarizing a Long Island City movie st More...

Katz’ Know Your Rights: Closing Cases, Opening Doors

Each day during the week of August 6- 10, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz sponsored informational events aimed at helping former offenders fight discrimination in employment and economic opport More...

Post-Conviction Employment Rights Explained At Boro Prez Forum

All last week, Borough President Melinda Katz’s office held a series of forums called Closing Cases, Opening Doors.  The series was an alert to men and women who in the past were convicted of certain misdemeanors or even felonies. More...

Rally To Save Specialized High School Exam

Standing on the steps of City Hall, NYS Senator Tony Avella, Assembly Member William Colton, Council Member Bob Holden and community groups announced on July 31 new state legislation and a City Council resolution to save the Specialized High School E More...

CBD Cocktails & Steak At Adriaen Block, Now Open

The hottest new restaurant/pub is Adriaen Block in Astoria, offering drinks—alcoholic and not—made with CBD tinctures and a “munchies” menu that highlights grilled meats and seafood, some of which will also be available with C More...

14th Annual Forest Hills Jazz Thursdays – Free Outdoor Concerts

The Forest Hills Chamber of Commerce announced the annual Forest Hills Jazz Thursdays, free outdoor jazz concerts that will be held from August 16-23, 7 pm, on 70th Road between Austin Street and Queens Boulevard. More...

‘Walk The Line’ With Ring Of Fire Band; Watch ‘Black Panther’

The Central Astoria Local Development Coalition’s 2018 Waterfront Concert Series concludes on Thursday, August 16 at 7:30 pm, when Michael Patrick’s Ring of Fire Band will take the stage at the Astoria Park Great Lawn on Shore Boulevard b More...

NYPD Apprehends Machete Bandit Suspect

Police have a suspect in custody in the case of a brazen, violent bandit who had been stalking young women at night, threatening them with a weapon before making off with their purses, cash, credit/debit cards and other valuables.  More...

The Sensational Steinway Street Festival

Clearview Festival Productions put on their Steinway Street Festival on Sunday, August 12, on Steinway Street from 28th to 34th Avenues, featuring great fun, music, rides, arts & crafts, and over 200 vendors with unique merchandise and food. More...

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