August 22, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Hunters Point Park Events

Have you ever wanted to try something new, but just needed the inspiration? The Hunters Point Parks Conservancy has a great idea: Watercolors on the Waterfront! More...

13th Annual Jamaica Bay Shorebird Festival

The 13th Annual Jamaica Bay Shorebird Festival is being held on Saturday, August 25, from 7:30 am-4:30 pm. More...

Kew Gardens Festival Of Cinema Announces Award Winners At 2nd Annual Gala

Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema announced the winners of its 2nd annual event that took place from August 3-12 at Regal Cinema’s UA Midway in Forest Hills, Maple Grove Cemetery in Kew Gardens and at the Queens Museum in nearby Flushing Meadows Corona More...

Rain Can’t Dampen The Spirit Of The 108th Precinct's Night Out

The 108th Police Precinct celebrated this year’s Night Out Against Crime in Woodside’s Big Bush Park.  The weather was hot and sticky, but that had been the case for several days and people arriving at the park on 61st Street off Queens Boulevar More...

In Memoriam, NY4P Giving Away Daffodil Bulbs

New Yorkers for Parks (NY4P), the citywide independent champion of quality open space, announced on August 16 the opening of the 2018 Daffodil Project. More...

Restaurant of the Week

Aunt Bella’s Restaurant

Aunt Bella’s of Little Neck is a hidden gem on the eastern edge of our leafy borough. More...

Seniors

SAVVY SENIOR:

How to Find Retiree Travel Perks

Dear Savvy Senior,  What types of travel discounts are available to older travelers? I just retired and am interested in learning about travel deals for people over 60. Ready To Go  Dear Ready,   More...

Features

History Created at Transfiguration Church, Mattituck Feast Day

Vacationers from the New York area witnessed history on Sunday morning, August 5th at the Feast Day Celebration of the Greek Orthodox Transfiguration of Christ Church of Mattituck, New York. More...

In The Footsteps of Byzantium: Belisarius, The Last of the Romans

“For not by numbers of men, nor by measure of body, but by valor of soul is war to be decided.”- Belisarius, Byzantine General under Emperor Justinian 1 More...

In the Footsteps of Byzantium: Emperor Justinian in the Basilica of St. Vitale

The Catholic Church and the government of Italy preserved Justinian’s jewel, the Basilica of St. Vitale in Ravenna. We owe them respect and admiration for helping us understand Constantinople in the West, by visiting Ravenna in Northern Italy. More...

Addabbo Meets With Young Volunteers At Kew Gardens Food Pantry

State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. recently visited the Kehilat Sephardim of Ahavat Achim food pantry, and its Director Rabbi Shlomo Nisanov, in Kew Gardens to meet with some of the volunteers. More...

Addabbo Plans To Help Local Horse Riding Organization Reach Out To More Veterans

On Monday, August 13, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. visited GallopNYC’s Forest Hills location to learn more about their services. More...

USTA Transforms Highland Park Tennis Courts As Part Of “Art Courts” Initiative

The USTA and NYC Parks officially unveiled on August 18 the fifth and final set of Art Courts at the Highland Park Tennis Courts in Brooklyn. More...

LIRR to Lengthen Platforms at Forest Hills and Kew Gardens

Long Island Rail Road President Phillip Eng announced on August 19 that the LIRR plans to lengthen the platforms at Forest Hills and Kew Gardens by 50 percent, to accommodate six cars of a train, up from the current four. More...

It's In Queens! (August 23 to August 29)

In some ways, it’s a typical summer week with huge block parties, outside dance performances, and some cutting edge art in Western Queens. But the borough also hosts a full-moon drumming circle, a Hogwarts extravaganza, and a particularly spicy meal. More...

Shots For School

New York State health officials are reminding parents and/or guardians of school age children that they must follow immunization requirements for youngsters entering the school system in September.As of September 1, the State Department of Health wil More...

Political Page

I On Politics

MENG PROPOSES AMENDMENT TO LOWER VOTING AGE TO 16: Congress Member Grace Meng (D-NY) announced on August 15 that she has introduced legislation in the House of Representatives that would lower the voting age in America to 16 years old. More...

Liu On The Campaign Trail For State Senate

Former City Comptroller John C. Liu is running against incumbent Tony Avella for the State Senate District 11 seat in the upcoming Democratic primary on September 13. More...

Editorials

Mass Transit Or Mass Confusion?

The city Department of Transportation is raising the parking meter rates due to “greater demand.” We think this simplistic solution is actually a losing strategy that contributes to a vicious cycle. More...

Letters to the Editor

Voters' Morals To The Editor: Regardless of political leanings, there are constants within the foundation of our national identity. One is the Oath of Office members of the Congress swear to. More...

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