October 10, 2018 RSS feed / Features

On the Road in Greece: June 17, 2018 Black Day in History

“Those that fail to learn from history, are doomed to repeat it,”  Winston Churchill. More...

Internet in Bloom for The Layperson

Wow--www.Textalawyerinc.com, as the URL name implies, the site where one may actually pay for the services of a licensed attorney in their state via text, for an initial fee of 20 dollars, with a nine-dollar charge for additional questions...which we More...

Quinn Funeral Home To Relocate

For more than 122 years, the Thomas M. Quinn & Sons Funeral Home has served families throughout the metropolitan area from its iconic headquarters building in Astoria. More...

UCCA Free Community Events

Free Community Shred:   United Community Civic Association (UCCA) is holding a FREE Community Shredding Event. Protect your personal and important legal papers by safely destroying everything free of charge. More...

Maloney, Old Astoria To Host Student Debt Town Hall

The Old Astoria Neighborhood Association (OANA) with Congress Member Carolyn Maloney, will be co-hosting a Town Hall on the Student Debt Crisis at Renaissance Event Hall (27-34 21st Street, Astoria) on October 30, 7 pm. More...

PS 6’s Class Of 1957 To Celebrate 61st Reunion

John Monaco has organized the 61st reunion of PS 6 classmates. The graduating class of 1957 from PS 6 on Steinway Street (now a parking lot), is having a luncheon at Donovan’s in Bayside. More...

First Central Savings Bank Gives Talk On Tax Law Changes

First Central Savings Bank (19-19 Francis Lewis Blvd.) held a meeting on Thursday, September 27 to discuss new tax laws, changes and benefits, and how they affect individuals in business. More...

Local-Express

Angel Gil Orrios

Angel Gil Orrios has been the artistic/executive director of Thalia Spanish Theatre since 2000, and is currently in rehearsals for the Thalia’s new show, Drag QUEENS Show, an “LGBT musical.” It opens on Friday, October 12 and runs u More...

Primed To Launch Speech & Debate Season

On Saturday, November 10, St. Francis Prep will be hosting the Brooklyn Queens Catholic Forensic League interleague tournament. Over 500 students from schools in Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Long Island, and Westchester will be participating. More...

Dromm Hosts Memorial Vigil For LGBTQ Icon, ‘Ms. Colombia’

Police discovered the remains of 64-year-old Osvaldo Gomez in the water off Jacob Riis Park on October 3. Known to New York City and her Jackson Heights community as “Ms. More...

108th Precinct Rolls Out New NCO Program

The 108th Police Precinct is joining the city’s Neighborhood Policing program. It is one of the last precincts to do so, being 71st of the city’s 77. More...

The New RIOULT Dance Center Opens October 15

RIOULT Dance NY celebrated the opening of the RIOULT Dance Center with a ribbon cutting on Thursday, October 4. More...

Cuomo Announces $13 Billion Plan To Transform JFK

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced on October4ahistoric$13billionplantotransform John F. More...

On The Road in Greece: In Search of Baklava

I went in search of the perfect Baklava in summer of 2018. In 2003, I tasted a phenomenal dessert, full of large walnuts in Kos City at a restaurant in Cleopatra Street. I have never tasted a baklava in a café in the US or Greece since. Until 2018. More...

Affordable Senior Housing Development Announced

City Council Speaker Corey Johnson and Council Member Costa Constantinides announced on October 4 that a senior affordable housing development in District 22 was fully funded under the Fiscal Year 2019 budget. More...

Queens Arts Fund For Local Artists Nearly Doubles For 2019

Queens Council on the Arts (QCA) announced that the Queens Arts Fund (QAF) will distribute $527,600 in regrants to individual artists and nonprofit organizations – almost twice as much as was awarded in 2018. More...

Batty Over Halloween Celebration On Oct. 21!

The Central Astoria LDC along with NYC Council Member Costa Constantinides announced that they will host the Third Annual Batty Over Halloween Celebration. More...

Stavisky And Braunstein Testify Against Eliminating The SHSAT

NYS Senator Toby Ann Stavisky and Assembly Member Edward Braunstein both announced their continued support for the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT). More...

DOE Chancellor Carranza To Hold Town Hall Meeting

During the first week of school parents in District 30 experienced numerous instances of school buses skipping stops, arriving late to school in the morning, and in some cases not at all arriving at the end of the school day.  More...

Maloney Serves As A Grand Marshal At Annual Korean Parade

On October 6 Congress Member Carolyn B. More...

St. Nicholas’ Festival An Immense Success

Pleasant temperatures made the 2018 Columbus Day weekend festival at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church of Flushing a great success. More...

Welcome To Steinway Street, Hour Children!

Hour Children’s newest endeavor—The Hour Children Shops—is officially open and people are talking: “This shop is truly a gem…down to earth!” “What a hidden jewel!!! More...

The Pulpit

ASTORIA ADVENTIST CHURCH:•Fridays, 7 pm: Small group video seminar,More About Jesus, with Christian writers andspeakers Maurice Venden and Lee Venden.•Saturdays, 11 am: Bible Study and PrayerGroup.•Saturdays, 12:30 pm: Worship service. More...

Richard Hartmann, 46

Family and friends will gather on October 12 and 13 to say a sad farewell to Richard Hartmann, son of Lucille Hartmann, former District Manager of Community Board 1 in Astoria and the late Fred Hartmann.  More...

Warranted Arrest

Police of the 114th Precinct and the NYPD Emergency Service Unit also responded to assist officers as the NYPD Warrants Squad served a felony warrant on October 3, at 32-30 41st Street, an NYPD spoke More...

St. Nicholas Church Holds 47th Annual Greek Festival

Thousands gathered at the Greek Orthodox Shrine Church of St. More...

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