August 29, 2018 RSS feed / Features

Andreas C. Chrysafis, Author, Painter, Activist

Andreas C. Chrysafis is an internationally acclaimed Greek Cypriot artist, a published author and a recognized Saatchi artist. More...

‘Hamlet – What Dreams May Come’ At Secret Theatre

The Secret Theatre and Ript Theater Company announced their co-production of “Hamlet – What Dreams May Come,” an adaptation of Shakespeare’s play, “The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark.” More...

City Council Begins Work On 2019 Participatory Budget Options

In NYC Council District 22, residents of Astoria, East Elmhurst, Jackson Heights and Sunnyside, cast ballots last April on how to allocate $1 million in discretionary funding for community proposals ranging from improvements to the children’s r More...

Donate Backpacks, Supplies For Homeless Children At Boro Hall

The start of the school year is fast approaching, so Queens Borough President Melinda Katz is urging members of the public to help get the year off to a good start by donating backpacks and other school supplies to homeless children as part of &ldquo More...

The Origins Of Labor Day

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. More...

The Haymarket Martyrs

The Martyrs' Monument by sculptor, Albert Weinert, takes its inspiration from "La Marseillaise", the national anthem of France. It was a favorite of Albert Parsons and he sang it in his cell just prior to his trip to the gallows. More...

Legal Aid Sues Landlord, City Over Gas Service Outage

The Legal Aid Society filed a lawsuit in Queens Housing Court on behalf of 45 tenants of 83-45 Broadway, in Elmhurst who have been without working gas services since January of this year. More...

Include Additional SHSAT Funding In State Budget

NYS Senator Tony Avella stood with parents and schoolchildren on August 23 to call on Governor Cuomo to include funding in next year’s state budget for SHSAT test prep.  Avella, a staunch supporter of keeping the SHSAT, wants to address th More...

Amorelli Realty Sponsors Greek Night At Athens Square Park

On August 21, the annual Greek Night cultural event with live Greek music and belly dancers was held at Athens Square Park from 7-9 pm. A huge crowd attended and enjoyed the festivities. More...

August Exhibitions, Events At Plaxall Gallery

Check out the following exhibitions and events at Plaxall Gallery!  Art Exhibits:  Fever: Artists’ take on climate change. Opening Reception Sept. 8, 7- 10 pm. On view Aug. 30 –Sept. 30.  More...

Coalition To Help Reduce Carbon Emissions

Council Member Costa Constantinides, chair of the Committee on Environmental Protection, on August 20, stood with the de Blasio administration, Urban Green Council, and allies in support of legislation to retrofit thousands of New York City buildings More...

Whitestone Jet Ski Rescue

On August 23 at around 6:30 pm the NYPD of the 109th Precinct responded to a distress call from an unidentified man stranded in the Flushing Bay, along the stretch between the Whitestone and Throgs N More...

The Pulpit

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Community Rallies With John Liu To Protect Reproductive Freedom

On August 27, in front of the women’s wing of Queens Hospital Center also known as NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens, former NYC Comptroller John Liu, activists, women of the community and patient advocates Garin Marschall and Erika Christensen ral More...

Pheffer Amato Continues District Wide Mobile Office Tour

This past week Assembly Member Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-South Queens) joined staff and  community residents during the third week of her Mobile Office district-wide tour, making stops in Ozone Park and Far Rockaway. More...

Willets Family Has Queens & Long Island Roots

The namesake of a heavily travelled and well-known thoroughfare has its origins in Nassau County. More...

Mary Audrey Gallagher Way Unveiled

NYC Council Member Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights, Elmhurst) joined Consul General of Ireland in New York Ciarán Madden and a host of elected officials, community leaders, LGBTQ activists and Jackson Heights residents to celebrate the co-naming of 9 More...

Does ‘Fast Forward’ Mean Slow Down?

New York City Transit held a town hall meeting to address the concerns of New Yorkers who regularly use the MTA. More...

American Labor Leader Samuel Gompers

Samuel Gompers, an English-born American cigar maker became a labor union leader and a key figure in American labor history.  More...

Peter J. McGuire

Peter J. McGuire was an American labor leader of the nineteenth century. He was a co-founder of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America in 1881 along with Gustav Luebkert. More...

Simotas-Sponsored New Law Protects Utility Customers From Overcharges

Residential gas and electric customers will be protected from overcharges under legislation sponsored by Assembly Member Aravella Simotas that the governor signed into law on August 24.  More...

Van Bramer, Razi School Stand Firm On Speed Camera Reinstatement

Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer stood in front of Woodside’s Razi School, 55-11 Queens Blvd. on August 23, where he led a protest against the recent shutdown of traffic speed cameras. More...

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Joe DiStefano

Queens-based food writer, culinary tour guide and consultant Joe DiStefano has been exploring the borough’s diverse global cuisines for 20 years. More...

Back By Popular Demand: ‘111 Places in Queens’ Author, Photographer Talk

“111 Places in Queens That You Must Not Miss” author Joe DiStefano and photographer Clay Williams return by popular demand with more tales and images of hidden gems of Queens – come learn about the rich history and cultural diversit More...

Father Of Two Shot Fatally In Ravenswood

Detectives at the 114th Precinct Squad are questioning two individuals in connection with the shooting death of a 29-year-old father of two who was gunned down outside the Ravenswood Houses early Sunday morning. More...

Hunt Suspect In Mobil Gas Station Robberies

Police are searching for an armed thief who made off with $1,300 cash in two western Queens gas station robberies on August 21.  Police said the gunman struck first at about 6:30 am on August 21,when he flashed the weapon at a 64-year-old worker More...

Queens College Ranked In Top 1% In Country For Upward Mobility

The results of a recent study, as reported on this week in the Chronicle of Higher Education, provides insight into how well Queens College is propelling students up the economic ladder. More...

Van Bramer Unveils Queens Library’s First-Ever Bookcycle

NYC Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer joined Queens Library President and CEO Dennis Walcott, the Friends of Court Square Library and library staff to unveil the Queens Library’s first-ever book bike or “bookcycle” on August 23.  More...

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