2006-05-03 E-Edition

Immigrant Demo Draws Thousands

A huge throng of immigrants, many holding signs proclaiming “I love immigrant New York,” filled the intersection of 37th Avenue and 74th Street in Jackson Heights on Monday as part of the nationwide demonstration and protest for a law to create a legal path to citizenship for the estimated 12 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. Led by Congressmember […]

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events Memorial Day May 28, 7:30 p.m., Whitestone Veterans Memorial Association memorial service; Church-on-the-Hill, 167-05 35th Ave., Flushing; May 29, noon, annual Memorial Day ceremony and Parade; Memorial Field, 149th Street and 15th Drive, Whitestone; 718-539-0836. Community Meetings Associations May 9, Jun. 13, Sep. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14, Dec. 12, 8 p.m., Forest Hills Community & Civic […]

Meng May Not Seek Re-election;

Nolan Club Sets Annual Dinner

Queens Democrats rarely have to fuss over Assembly elections since incumbents usually run for re-election and have no problem winning. This year, however, there could be two openings in the Dem Assembly ranks, both in Flushing. Assemblymember Brian McLaughlin announced several months ago that he would not stand for re-election, and Assemblymember Jimmy Meng recently declared that he might not […]

Mythos Offers Fine, Fresh Greek Cuisine

196-29 Northern Boulevard flushing + 718.357.6596

At Mythos, the dining experience begins as you walk in the front door. Before you are escorted to your table by one of the courteous wait staff, take a moment to view the refrigerated case displaying the freshest catches of the day, prime steaks, thick cut pork chops, enormous shish-kebabs and delicate racks of baby lamb. The open kitchen reveals […]

Sure-Footed ‘Hotchkiss’ Has Date With Destiny

Starring Marisa Tomei, Mary Steenburgen, John Goodman and Scottish actor Robert Carlyle, “Marilyn Hotchkiss’ Ballroom Dancing and Charm School” is a poignant, touching tale of the vagaries of fate and destiny. Directed by Randall Miller, this film vividly shows how chance encounters and random acts of kindness have the potential to irrevocably alter our lives and how the emotional loss, […]

‘Silent Hill’: A Town That Should Be Avoided

Creating blockbuster hits from video games has worked out-sometimes. But just because “Lara Croft Tombraider” and “Resident Evil” succeeded doesn’t necessarily mean the pattern should be continued with “Silent Hill”. The approximately two-hour-long movie seemed a day-long nightmare while demons ruled the earth as ashes fell like constant snow and an attractive cop in skin-tight leather pants attempted to save […]

Grannies Not Guilty Of Disorderly Conduct During Protest

The Granny Peace Brigade, those 18 older women, who were arrested as they protested the Iraq War in front of a Times Square military recruitment office, were acquitted last week of disorderly conduct charges. The feisty group celebrated their court victory by breaking into song outside the courthouse after the verdict, singing “God Help America” to the tune of “God […]

Sabini Legislation Would Make Seniors’ Lives Easier

Because May is Older Americans Month, state Senator John Sabini (D-WFP, Jackson Heights) is calling for action on a series of bills he has introduced this year that, if passed, could make life easier, safer and more affordable for millions of New York’s senior citizens and their families. “Senior citizens are some of our most valuable, and yet sometimes most […]

U.S. National Anthem Must Be In English

For more than two centuries, the United States has welcomed immigrants, most of whom set out to become citizens as soon as they could. One of the requirements for becoming a citizen was knowing enough English to pass a citizenship test. While singing the National Anthem has never, to our knowledge, been part of a citizenship exam, hundreds of thousands […]