Vallone Says NYC Will Recover



The final meeting of the year of the Astoria Civic Association was held at Riccardo’s last Tuesday, and prominently featured Executive Chairman and Speaker of the City Council Peter Vallone, Sr. who addressed the state of New York City after the terrorist attacks of September 11, and noted the various ways in which city officials are dealing with the aftermath. […]

Students Send Thanks



The third grade students of a teacher at a school in California who had attended Most Precious Blood School in Long Island City sent cards and letters to their instructor’s alma mater after the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center. To show their appreciation, the student body, faculty and staff of Most Precious Blood formed “NYC” and sent […]

America: The Healing



Grief counseling, financial assistance, Catholic Charities: Corona/Elmhurst, 779-1600; Glendale, 456-7001 and Woodside, 779-1234. The Family Center Staff emergency financial assistance, 726-9790. Grief counseling, Cross Island YMCA, 238-10 Hillside Ave., Bellerose; 479-0505. Dislocated Workers Assistance, The Consortium For Worker Education (CWE), 118-35 Queens Blvd., Forest Hills; 544-5490. FEMA/NY State/NYC Disaster Assistance, FEMA, (800) 462-9029, TTY (800) 462-7585 from 8 a.m. to […]

‘Brake Four Hearts’ At Thalia



"Brake Four Hearts (And Put In Reverse)" a screwball comedy that might cheer you up or even make you laugh your head off is now playing at Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside through December 16. English performances. Thursdays, 8 p.m. and Saturdays, 3 p.m.; Spanish performances, Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. and Sundays, 4 p.m. For information or […]

On politics



Tabone Hails Bloomberg Victory Vince Tabone, Astoria/Long Island City Republican leader, says that based on "results we collected" on Election Night, Mayor-elect Mike Bloomberg "carried this area strongly, at least two to one." Tabone, who was the Bloomberg campaign director in northwest Queens, attributed Bloomberg’s stupendous showing to his endorsement by Mayor Rudy Giuliani and the candidate’s decision to work […]

On the brief side…



On the brief side… Gioia Sneak Previews MoMA Queens: Councilmember-elect Eric Gioia (D-Woodside) got a sneak preview of the Museum of Modern Art, Queens’s (MoMA QNS) new exhibition space located at the site of the old Swingline Staple factory in Long Island City, and afterward spoke enthusiastically of local neighborhoods being "able to see great art right in our own […]

New Hope Christian:



•Nov. 21, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Special Thanksgiving music and praise program led by Californian Christian musicians; 217-4902. •Nov. 25, Sunday, 6 p.m. "King David A World Impact Hebrew"; 658-5181. •Fridays, 7 p.m. Special free seminar series "The Book of Hebrews: A Christian-Judaic Bridge" and Queens Christian Youth Group for ages 12 to 17; 658-5181. The church is located at 143-55 […]

Succot Lessons At Solomon Schecter



Tomer Langer, a kindergarten student at the Solomon Schecter School of Queens, gets ready for a hands-on and nose-on experience. He is about to smell the etrog—a special citrus fruit that is part of the holiday of Succor (Tabernacles) ceremonial ritual. Teacher Sara Ackerman uses the senses, including touch and smell, to reinforce her lessons.

There’s Reason To Give Thanks



Tomorrow will be a Thanksgiving Day like few others in this country’s history. Only nine days ago an airliner fell out of the sky over Belle Harbor, killing all 266 people on board and at last count five on the ground. Two months and one day before this catastrophe New York City and all America suffered the greatest attack on […]

Hails Vets



To The Editor: More than 48 million men and women have served in our Armed Forces from our War for Independence to the conflict in which we are now engaged. Twenty-five million veterans are alive today. Many stood watch on foreign battlements or patrolled distant shores and skies. Many more protected AMerica here at home. Today, we honor all of […]