2nd Residential Apartment Complex Opening At Queens West In LIC

Avalon Riverview, the second high-rise residential building in the Queens West development in Long Island City, has started leasing apartments. The first tenants are scheduled to take residence in April. The new 43-story, 372-unit high-rise rental building, joins Citylights, also 43 stories tall on the Queens West site in the Hunters Point area near the East River waterfront. When completed, […]

Community Calendar St. Patrick’s Day

Community Calendar St. Patrick’s Day Mar. 3, noon to 5 p.m., 26th Annual Irish Cultural Day; St. Mel’s Church auditorium, 26th Avenue and 154th Street, Whitestone; 746-3837. Mar. 7, 2 p.m., Queens Chamber of Commerce luncheon; Terrace On The Park, Flushing Meadows–Corona Park; 898-8500. Community Meetings Feb. 25, 7:30 p.m., Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Blvd., 478-3100. Feb. 26, […]

Bring In Da Music Expo At LaGuardia Community College

On March 2 a music expo featuring master clinic workshops, exhibitions and demonstrations with a culminating concert salute to Vaughn Harper will take place at the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center at LaGuardia Community College. For more than two decades, Harper was the voice of "Quiet Storm," the tri-state area’s number one night-time music radio program. During his career he was […]

Rap Bloomy’s Seniors Meal Cut, Bridge Toll Ideas

Among the many cuts proposed in Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s $41.4 billion budget to close an estimated $4.7 billion deficit is what appears to be a rather harmless $26 million reduction in the allotment for senior programs. The cut is "harmless" until examination reveals that the impact may mean wiping out one of the meals some seniors presently receive, according to […]


The Pulpit

Dated material will be inserted in chronological order, nondated material will follow dated material. Please submit information three weeks in advance of issue date. Publisher reserves the right to edit content as necessary. Temple Beth Sholom: •Feb. 21, 28, Thursday, 8 p.m. Lecture "Global Warming (Part I and II)." •Feb. 22, Fridays, 8:30 p.m. Sabbath Eve Torah Services with a […]

JWV Officers Installed

At the Pvt. Edward I. Lipsky/Pvt. Louis Blum post of the Jewish War Veterans of the USA recent annual installation breakfast Post Commander Stanley Geiger (c.) shown with City Councilmember Tony Avella (r.) local civic leader Terence Park (l.), was installed for the 16th consecutive year.

Religious Poems Sought

The Bards of Burbank offer a $1,000 grand prize in their Religious Competition 2002 which is open and free to everyone. The deadline for entries is March 23. To enter, send one poem of 21 lines or less to: Free Poetry Contest, PMB250, 2219 W. Olive Ave., Burbank, CA 91506, enter online at www.freecontest.com. "We think religious poems can invite […]

Restaurant Of The Week

New York Style Eats Has Good Food, Fast

Restaurant Of The Week You’ll enjoy the atmosphere and the food at New York Style Eats on Queens Boulevard in Sunnyside. The light and airy interior is immaculately clean and features a mural of local folks on one wall and homey decorations on the other which create a decidedly upscale, modern take on the traditional diner. Owners Chris Poubouridis and […]

Pataki Says More Seniors Are Saving More $ Under EPIC

More seniors in New York state are enjoying the benefits of the Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage (EPIC) prescription drug discount plan. Those benefits have also increased dramatically, according to Governor George Pataki. The governor said EPIC enrollment has reached an all-time high of 250,000, an increase of 250 percent since 1998. Just as important, the governor said, "coinciding with the […]