Mayor Hails Queens Film Industry by linda j. Wilson "I love coming to Queens—it’s where the action is," Mayor Michael Bloomberg told the Long Island City Business Development Corporation (LICBDC) at the organization’s annual luncheon and trade show at Terrace on the Park November 12. He hailed LICBDC for spotlighting the Kaufman Astoria and Silvercup Studios as special honorees, noting […]
Former City Councilmember Sheldon Leffler, found guilty last week on campaign fraud charges dating back to the 2001 campaign for Queensborough president, will be facing seven years behind bars when he is sentenced in January. Meanwhile, his attorney is preparing an appeal of the guilty verdict the jury brought in after three days of deliberations. Ironically, Leffler was found to […]
Northeast, Central Queens Show Top Health Profiles Northeast, Central Queens Show Top Health Profiles By John Toscano The communities of Bayside, Douglaston, Little Neck and Oakland Gardens in Northeast Queens, and Fresh Meadows, Hillcrest and Kew Gardens Hills in Central Queens are among the healthiest in the borough, according to a series of Community Health Profiles released recently by the city Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. North Queens, including […]
Calendar of Events Season’s Greetings Nov. 21, Council on National Literatures "Carols and Other Music of the Season" CNL/Anne and Henry Paolucci International Conference Center, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Middle Village; 718-821-3916. Nov 26, Cross Island YMCA nursery school annual Thanksgiving feast, 238-10 Hillside Ave., Bellerose; 718-479-0505. Nov. 29, Queens Theater in the Park "A Christmas Carol"; Dec. 20, "Santa Meets the […]
Holiday Classics Holiday Classics Dec. 14, 2 p.m., LaGuardia Community College Performing Arts Center presents Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol; Dec. 20, 2 p.m., Ballet for Young Audiences "The Nutcracker," Mainstage Theater, 47th Avenue at Van Dam Street, Long Island City; 718-482-5151.
Ion politics By John Toscano Gianaris Praises Law Designed To Stop Identity Theft Ion politics A new law aimed at curtailing the huge losses resulting from identity theft has drawn the strong support of Assemblymember Michael Gianaris. Speaking of the new statute, which requires merchants to remove expiration dates of debit and credit cards from electronically created receipts, the Astoria […]
Councilmember Tony Avella recently was guest speaker at a meeting of the Greek American Homeowners Association (GAHOA) in Astoria. Shown (l. to r.) are George Delis, district manager Community Board 1, Art Cronson, Con Edison, George Alexiou, president GAHOA and Avella.
On the brief side… On the brief side… Vallone Jr. Honored By Sports Group City Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. (D–Astoria) was honored by the Amateur Athletic Club–Astoria Clippers at its sixth annual dinner, held at Riccardo’s last Friday evening. John Bulone, club founder and president, presented Vallone with a trophy in appreciation for the lawmaker’s support. Vallone secured city funding for the […]
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Restaurant Of The Week By Teresa Barile Willow Creek Fresh Baja Grill Has New, Cool Lounge Of The Week Willow Creek Fresh Baja Grill Has New, Cool Lounge Willow Creek Fresh Baja Grill and Lounge is the brainchild of Alfred Arundel, a native of Queens, and his buddy and frequent collaborator, J. Chambers. The two set out a year ago […]
Senior Spotlight By John Toscano Maloney, Crowley: Restore Full Benefits For Disabled Vets Vets Democrats in Congress have renewed their demand that disabled veterans must receive their full retirement and disability benefits. They have introduced a bill to eliminate the so-called "Disabled Veterans Tax," which subtracts veterans’ disability benefits from their retirement pay. Eight New York congressmembers, including Carolyn Maloney […]