August 29, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Pheffer Amato Attends Caribbean Carnival In Far Rockaway

Assembly Member Stacey Pheffer Amato, who represents Far Rockaway, attended the second annual Caribbean Carnival Parade, which kicked off at Beach 20th Street in Far Rockaway. More...

Rozic Allocates $750,000 In Funding To Queens College

State Assembly Member Nily Rozic announced funding she has allocated to Queens College (QC) in the amount of $750,000 – $500,000 has been designated for upgrading and maintaining the outdoor athletic track and $250,000 towards upgrades as part of More...

Time’s Right For Countdown Clocks

City “Countdown Clocks” are on their way to a number of local bus stops.  City crews are in the process of installing the clocks at bus stops at Queens Boulevard and 39th Place in Sunnyside and Roosevelt Avenue and 61st Street in Woodside, More...

Labor Day Driving Crackdown

Police will hit local streets and highways this week in the kickoff of an NYPD Labor Day “Zero Tolerance” driving crackdown. More...

It’s In Queens! (Aug. 30 to Sept. 5)

It’s competitive week. First, all Queens cultural venues are competing with the US Open tennis tournament. Second, some culturals are offering programs that compete with each other. More...

Van Bramer Announces City Funding Secured For Noonan Playground

On August 21, Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer held a meeting at Noonan Playground in Sunnyside to announce that he has been able to secure $2.5 million in city funds in the June budget that will be used to complete renovations on the playground that were More...

Restaurant of the Week

Sotto Le Stelle

Dine under the stars at Sotto le Stelle, which is the translation of the name of this charming pizzeria and restaurant on Queens Blvd. in Sunnyside. More...

Seniors

SAVVY SENIOR:

Simple Gadgets That Can Help Other Devices

Dear Savvy Senior,Are there any specific auto gadgets you can recommend that can help senior drivers? More...

Editorials

Working On Learning

September is upon us and that means two things: Back to School and Labor Day. We know so many have mixed feelings about school. The children and older students are probably not that thrilled vacation is over. More...

Welcome, Tennis Fans!

Until September 9, Queens is Tennis Heaven. More...

Letters to the Editor

ICE Man Cometh, Again  To The Editor:  More...

Funked Up Daddys Coming To LaMotta’s Waterside Restaurant

Lil Sammy and the Funked Up Daddys will be appearing at LaMotta’s Waterside Restaurant at 10 Matinicock Avenue in Port Washington this Friday, August 31. 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...

Constantinides Convenes 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...

Assembly Member Barnwell Secures 75K For Neighborhood Libraries

NYS Assembly Member Brian Barnwell has secured $75,000 for the neighborhood libraries in his Assembly district. The grant will be split among the Woodside, Maspeth, Middle Village, and Broadway Astoria branches.   More...

Governor Cuomo Vs. People With Disabilities

It is a modern- day story of David vs. Goliath. More...

Building Sniper Surrenders To 114th Precinct Cops

A gunman who fired shots from Roosevelt Island into a high rise building on the East Side of Manhattan surrendered last week to police at the 114th Precinct. More...

Jackson Heights IHOP Closed

Western Queens residents will have to find a new way to satisfy their hunger for pancakes. More...

New Traffic Light For Woodside Intersection

Department of Transportation (DOT) officials last month announced plans to install a traffic signal at a dangerous intersection in Woodside.  Local lawmakers and activists say the intersection at 61st Street and 32nd Avenue has long been a More...

September Is National Preparedness Month

Following record breaking disasters in 2017  such as hurricanes, major flooding and wildfire outbreaks, FEMA and the Ad Council are once again raising awareness this National Preparedness Month (September 2018), by urging Ame More...

Tennis Anyone?

In addition to the killer two-handed backhands and late-match heroics, tennis fans will be able to enjoy local restaurants, hotels, and cultural venues during this year’s US Open. More...

Political Page

I On Politics

CUOMO ON THE PASSING OF SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN: Governor Andrew Cuomo released the following statement upon the passing of US Senator John McCain: More...

Gianaris, Mark-Viverito Appointed To MTA Sustainability Workgroup

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg appointed former NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and NYS Senator Michael Gianaris to the Metropolitan Transportation Sustainability Advisory Workgroup. More...

Aldo Dems Hold Fundraiser For Sen. Peralta’s Reelection

On August 24, members of the Aldo’s Democratic Club had a fundraiser for NYS Senator Jose Peralta at Telly’s Taverna in Astoria. More...

Features

Willets Family Has Queens & Long Island Roots

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

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...

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