New Kids At Queens Zoo



Queens Zoo visitors are sure to be delighted by Simon and Garfunkel, two Nubian goat kids. The two young goats—referred to as kids—are only four months old. They reside in the Zoo’s Domestic Animal area. With their long, floppy ears and sweet faces, the goats won’t have any problem building a strong fan base. Zoo staff named the goats Simon […]

Calendar of Events



Memorial Day May 28, 9:30 a.m., Bayside Hills Civic Association annual Memorial Day Observance at the mall, Bell Boulevard and 53rd Avenue. May 29, noon, American Legion Continental Post 1424 annual Forest Hills Memorial Day Parade, Ascan and Metropolitan Avenue; contact Commander Thomas Winberry, 718-520-8623. May 30, noon, VFW Post 4787 Whitestone Memorial Day Parade, Whitestone Memorial Park, 149th Street […]

Crystal Exhibits Sculptor’s Work



Crystal Foundation Art Gallery presents “A New Mankind My Family,” an exhibition of Wenzhi Zhang’s contemporary sculpture. More than 20 of Zhang’s ceramic works from small size to eight feet high have been selected to show the explosion of her creativity to break down the barriers between Asian, African and Western art, crafts art and fine arts. Her work reflects […]

Busy Long Weekend For Queens Dems Brings Another Tough Choice For Mayor



SEEMS LIKE FOUR YEARS AGO: Monday’s caucus will in many respects recall the vote for a mayoral candidate by the Queens Dems four years ago. This brings us back to Alan Hevesi again. In 2001, Hevesi was city comptroller, with his eye on the race for mayor. Another city official from Queens, then Council Speaker Peter Vallone also had mayoral […]

Fields In Sunnyside



The West Queens Independent Democratic Club recently hosted Democratic mayoral hopeful C. Virginia Fields at a club meeting. Fields spoke about creating jobs, improving education and building affordable housing. The WQIDC will hold a mayoral forum this Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Ridgewood Democratic Club, 60-70 Putnam Ave., Ridgewood in conjunction with the Ridgewood Democratic Club and the Pueblo […]

On the brief side… Crowley Bill Covers Uninsured



Congressmember Joseph Crowley (D–Queens/The Bronx) is sponsoring three bills which would authorize coverage for 23 million Americans currently without health care insurance. The Medicare Early Access Act would allow people between 55 and 64 to purchase Medicare. This group includes 3.5 million uninsured. Presently, Medicare eligibility begins at 65. The Family Care Act would lower costs and expand affordable coverage […]

Copper Kettle Offers Family Dining, Great Food



The Copper Kettle is a friendly, neighborhood restaurant and bar that welcomes families to fresh, inventive meals at affordable prices. Owner Patrick Tunney, who hails from County Meath, Ireland, is a most congenial host who welcomes all his customers with a warm smile and urges them to feel at home in his quaint establishment. The hefty wooden bar serves fine […]

Senior Spotlight



  IMG height=83 alt=”” src=”043p1_lg.jpg” width=171 border=2> “At a time when we have young men and women returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan every day, we need to make sure these new veterans also receive the health care they deserve,” Congressmember Joseph Crowley declared in speaking against a Veterans Administration proposal to close VA hospitals. “What kind of […]

Gotbaum Bill Aims To Quicken Rent Exemption Applications For Seniors



Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum has introduced legislation to try to speed up application approvals for rent exemptions for low-income seniors who are being forced to pay rents they can’t afford while applications are backlogged in the city Department For the Aging (DFTA). In introducing the bill she hopes will help remedy the situation, Gotbaum complained, “The Department For the Aging […]

Quinn To Take Vets’ Families To Calverton Cemetery



Many deceased veterans who once lived in Queens now rest in Calverton National Cemetery on Long Island. For their survivors, visiting their loved ones’ final resting place often means a long and arduous journey. This year, management at Thomas M. Quinn & Sons, Inc. Funeral Home, having observed how difficult a trip to the cemetery can be for a veteran’s […]