2007-05-02 E-Edition

‘Spider-Man 3’ Bows In Queens

A Queens boy came home Monday night, and the old neighborhood welcomed him back. Peter Parker, also known as Marvel Comics’ superhero, Spider-Man, and a longtime resident of Ingram Street in Forest Hills Gardens, appeared in the person of actor Tobey Maguire at Kaufman Astoria Studios in Long Island City for the American premiere of “Spider-Man 3” as part of […]

Calendar of Events

Community Meetings Associations May 3, 7:30 p.m., Ridgewood Property Owners & Civic; I.S. 93, Madison Street; 718.802.5078. May 10, 7:30 p.m., sharp, Dutch Kills Civic; St. Patrick’s School Hall, 39- 28 28th St., LIC; 718.786.2049. Boards May 3, 7 p.m., Board 2; Sunnyside Community Center, 43-31 39th St., 2nd Floor; 718.533.8773. May 8, 7:45 p.m., Board 9; Kew Gardens Community […]

More ‘Nays’ From Queens For Mayor’s ‘Congestion’ Plan

Queens pols and businessmen greeted Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s congestion pricing plan announcement with loud cries of “no way”. Meanwhile, a new study was released confirming that Queens would be the borough hardest hit under the proposed plan. The initial Queens outcry to the mayor’s announcement 11 days ago came from Borough President Helen Marshall and the Queens Chamber of Commerce, […]



C onstantly striving to reinvent his fine cuisine to offer something new to his loyal patrons, Amici Amore and Butcher Brothers Steakhouse chef and owner Dino Redzic, who also runs several successful restaurants in Naples, Florida, has replaced both popular venues with Momento Italian Bistro. Located on the same corner of Newtown Road and 29th Street, Momento’s charming French doors […]

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Demo For Tougher Sentences For Assaults On Seniors

As Queens detectives charged a suspect with assaulting two Jamaica seniors last March, pressure was being put on Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver to pass a bill making assaulting anyone over the age of 70 a felony. The legislation has already been passed by the state senate, but Silver has refused to act on that bill because, he says, laws with […]

Woodside Playwright Readings Celebrate Older Americans Month

Elyse Nass, an award-winning, produced and published playwright and Woodside resident, will have her one-act comedy-drama “Second Chance” presented as morning and afternoon readings on Tuesday, May 15 for Older Americans Month. Presented by Queens Theatre in the Park, the morning reading will be at 11 a.m. at Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement House Center for Adult Services, 10-25 41st […]

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Getting Your Affairs Organized

Dear Savvy Senior, My husband and I (both in our 70s) would like to get our personal and financial information better organized so our kids will know what’s going on when we die. Any tips on how to get started? Unorganized Edna Dear Edna: Collecting and organizing your important papers and information is a smart idea and a great gift […]


Mayor's 'Incentive' Plan Has Holes

On March 29, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that “Opportunity NYC”, the nation’s first “conditional cash transfer program”, would debut in September. The two-year pilot program will offer 2,500 poor New York families up to $5,000 a year for reaching goals such as keeping their children in school, staying healthy and earning more. Mexico is one of a number of countries […]

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Why Only Manhattan?

To The Editor: If those cry babies in Manhattan want to experience real traffic, they should visit the borough of Queens. I invite them to drive the streets of Bay Terrace on a Sunday afternoon when Fort Totten is in full swing or College Point at any time. Let’s not forget Main Street in Flushing, Downtown Jamaica, Astoria, the Rockaway […]