Pepsi Property In West Queens Project Area Center Of Bidding War

The Pepsi Cola Bottling Company of New York plant at the far northern tip of the Queens West Development Corporation site in Hunters Point, on top of which is displayed the visual landmark Pepsi Cola logo sign, is up for sale. The 19-acre parcel, which has housed the popular soft drink company for about 65 years, has reportedly drawn the […]

Flushing Business Group WIll Help Finance WWII Memorial

An effort to raise $5 million locally to help build the first national World War II memorial in Washington, D.C. was initiated by the Flushing Chamber of Commerce and Business Association at a July 31st luncheon held at the Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel in Flushing. Brigadier General Henry James Mott III (retired), a veteran of the Korean War and the […]

Around The Borough Of Queens

Around The Borough Of Queens Talent Showcase, Federation of Italian American Organizations of Queens, Inc., Wednesday evenings in August, 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. For more information; 204-2444. Pomonok Neighborhood Center, Inc. Crime Victim Assistance Unit, 67-09 Kissena Blvd., Flushing; 591-6060. SelfHelp Alzheimer’s Resource Program (SHARP) caregiver support group meetings, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 208-11 26th […]

Italian Nights 2000 Athens Square Park, 30th Street and 30th Avenue, Astoria

Italian Nights 2000 Athens Square Park, 30th Street and 30th Avenue, Astoria 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug.16th Italian American Women Center Presents: Romolo Gildo Vellanti Frizzi & Lazzi Dr. Ida Corvino Miletich Wednesday, Aug. 23rd Borgetto Cultural Association Presents: Popular Italian Songs Wednesday, Aug. 30th Istria Sports Club Presents: Istria Night

Photo Hall of Science

Sink your teeth into the Reptiles: Real and Robotic exhibition at the New York Hall of Science to check out huge mechanical moving reptiles and their real friends. Slither in this summer to see a robotic Diamondback Rattlesnake that’s almost 40 feet long and a life-size 26-foot Nile Crocodile replica that carries its babies in its mouth. Can you stick […]

Gallagher, Top Aide to Ognibene, Announces Plans To Succeed Him Next Year

Dennis Gallagher, chief of staff to City Council Minority Leader Thomas Ognibene for the past nine years, has announced he will seek to succeed his boss as the Republican candidate in next year’s election for 30th District councilmember. Ognibene, along with 36 of the council’s present 51 members, will not be able to seek a new term because of the […]

Dems Head West For Gore’s Coronation; Lowey Seeks National DWI Law

Planeloads of Queens Democrats will be among the throngs of party members who head for Los Angeles and the Democratic Party convention next Monday through Thursday to hoist Vice President Al Gore up as the party’s presidential candidate. The list of delegates, alternates and at-large representatives issued by the state Democratic Committee adds up to about 400 people in the […]

Roving Photographer

By Rev. Austin H. Armitstead With DDW This week’s question: Why did you enjoy the police National Night Out?

Housing Should Match Neighborhood Character

A group of Forest Hills homeowners are fighting to keep a seven-story apartment building from rising on a site where a single-family home once stood. The group, the Kew Forest Neighborhood Association, contends that the building would be out of character with the rest of the neighborhood, which consists of one-family homes one and two stories high. The association successfully […]

Let There Be Light To The Editor (and the MTA Ditmars Boulevard Station Manager):

Let There Be Light To The Editor (and the MTA Ditmars Boulevard Station Manager): I recently had to take an "N" Train during night hours and was shocked at how dark and dirty the road and MTA Structure under the Ditmars train station is. Then I realized why. There are at least six large light fixtures up the center of […]