Willets Point Eyed For Development

A new effort has been launched by the Bloomberg mayoral administration to uproot the 42-acre eyesore known as the Willets Point auto junkyards in Flushing near Shea Stadium and Flushing Meadows–Corona Park. The city Economic Development Corporation has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to develop the area into a site that would attract visitors to the nearby downtown Flushing […]

Construction Starts On New Long Island City Library

Borough President Helen Marshall, Assemblymember Catherine Nolan, and City Councilmember Eric Gioia joined Queens Library Interim Director Thomas W. Galante to officially start construction on the new Long Island City branch of the Queens Borough Public Library on Monday. Numerous community leaders and residents were also on hand to officially break ground on this long awaited project. At the ceremony, […]

Exciting, Varied Restaurants Are Area Standards

by linda wilson andteresa barile It has come to the attention of a large daily newspaper that readers will do their palates and purses a favor if they bother to cross the East River and investigate the local dining scene in Astoria. What took them so long? We’ve known for at least the past 20 years that restaurants, cafes and […]

Mayor Rudy Set Nicely For Possible Major Political Moves

In the wake of President George W. Bush’s victory over U.S. Senator John Kerry, the political fortunes of former Mayor Rudy Giuliani and U.S. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton have taken a dramatic upswing which could put these two tough pols on a collision course for Clinton’s re-election bid in two years or the 2008 presidential sweepstakes. Of course, other competition […]

Schumer Big Winner, But Possible Tough Races Could Dictate Future Moves

Coming off a record vote-getting performance in last Tuesday’s re-election victory, Senator Charles Schumer might reasonably be thought to jump head first into the 2006 race for governor in New York. However, moving cautiously might be the best course for Schumer to take, considering he could encounter a hazardous Democratic primary. Just as dangerous, he could be going against a […]

Marines Remember Fallen, Remind Living

“Let the world know that ‘We have not forgotten’ and are proud to serve our country,” First Sergeant Dave Jobe of Baker Company, part of the only Marine Infantry Battalion left in Iraq, declared as Baker Company paid tribute to their fallen comrades by making themselves the message.

Cooper Honored By Queens Chamber

Estelle Cooper, city Department of Parks and Recreation Assistant Commissioner for Queens and Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Administrator, was presented with the Queens Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year Award at the chamber’s 11th annual Businessperson of the Year and Hall of Fame Awards ceremony at Antun’s of Queens Village November 4. Cooper was cited for her inroads in […]

Verizon Funds Library Literacy Program

The Verizon Foundation recently donated $15,000 to purchase computers for the Queens Borough Public Library Adult Learner Program. The Verizon grant will fund Laptops for Literacy-a mobile laptop lab to use in the Central Library’s Adult Learning Center. The laptops will enhance and expand the availability of the self-study software that supports the library’s ESOL (English for Speakers of Other […]

Dems Lost Top Spot On Ticket, But Excelled In Most Other Election Contests

Despite the drubbing Democrats took at the top of the ticket in last week’s elections, the Queens branch of the party fared very well, dominating the voting in every contested election. The organization, headed by Chairman Thomas Manton, gave U.S. Senator Charles Schumer a big boost in his re-election and made Flushing’s Jimmy Meng the first Asian-American elected to the […]

Calendar of Events

Veterans Day Nov. 11, 10 a.m. (apprx.), United Spinal Association, Wounded Warrior Project Veterans Day Parade, 23rd Street and 5th Avenue, Manhattan; 718-803-3782, ext. 271. Nov. 11, 12;15 p.m., Veterans Day 2004 at flagpole outside of St. Augustine’s Library, St. John’s University, Queens Campus, 8000 Utopia Pkwy., Flushing. All veterans and public are invited, luncheon reception to follow. Nov. 13, […]