2008-03-05 E-Edition

New Aquatic Center Opens

On February 29 Queens Borough President Helen Marshall opened a new $66 million Aquatic Center in Flushing Meadows- Corona Park. Marshall was joined by her predecessor, Claire Shulman, city Department of Parks and Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe, his predecessor Henry Stern, Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski, Deputy Queens Parks Commissioner Estelle Cooper, Deputy Mayor Robert C. Lieber, city Economic Development […]

Breaking News

NYPD Arrest Man For Attempted Fire bombing of J.H.S. 194 in Whitestone

J.H.S. 194 Photo By Vinny DuPre A 22-year old man twice last week threw bottles filled with flammable liquid on the front steps and at a wall of the junior high school he is said to have attended as a young teenager. Konstantinos Mavrikos, whose address was given as  149-16 19th Ave., on Thursday, March 6, threw a bottle of […]

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Ackerman Receives Times Square Bombing Letter

Congressmember  Gary Ackerman   Ackerman Receives Times Square Bombing Letter Congressmember  Gary Ackerman (D-Queens/Long Island) on Friday, March 7 confirmed that his is among the Capitol Hill offices to receive one of the letters containing a photo of the Times Square military recruiting station before it sustained bomb damage early Thursday morning, March 6, and the words “We did it.” […]

Sports Updates

York Topples NYU, 56-44, to Advance to ECAC Metro Finals; Cardinals Set New School Record of Wins in a Season

Jonathan Winns  (Photo Verity Rollins)  The York College men’s basketball team defeated NYU, 56-44, on Saturday evening to advance to the finals of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Metro Region Finals.   With the win, York sets a new school record for wins with 22, breaking the previous record of 21 set back in the 1996-97 season.  The Cardinals will […]

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Mr Met meets with fans at the ticket windows at Shea. Photo by JP Verni/NY Mets The New York Mets today announced that single game tickets for their final season at Shea Stadium will go on sale this Sunday, March 9 at 9:00 a.m. Single game ticket prices for the 2008 home season start at $5. More than 700,000 tickets for 34 […]

Mayor’s $500 G To GOP Ends Dems’ Joy Over Special Election

  Governor Eliot Spitzer and Albany Democrats had a lot to celebrate last week following the special state senate election won by a Democrat upstate that reduced the Republicans’ senate majority to a single vote and brought Spitzer’s hard-fought campaign to oust Senator Joseph Bruno from the majority leadership even closer. The governor’s joy and elation must have just as […]

Katz Addresses Aldos Dem Organization

On Wednesday February 20, City Councilmember Melinda Katz addressed members of the Aldos Democratic Organization at the club’s meeting hall, 28-11 23rd Ave., Astoria. The regular meeting was also attended by Astoria District Leader George Napolitano, Community Board 1 District Manager George Delis and Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr., who introduced Katz to the more than 30 members in attendance. Katz […]

Napoli Pizza & Pasta

33-02 35th Avenue

Napoli Pizza & Pasta 33-02 35th Avenue • Astoria, NY • 718.472.1146   You can hardly get more authentic Neapolitan  Italian cooking than at Napoli Pizza & Pasta. Located in the basement of a house on the corner of 35th Avenue and 33rd Street in Astoria, owner Antonio Petito literally opens his house and his kitchen to you, preparing the tastiest of home style […]

New Parkway Hospital Emerges From Bankruptcy

The New Parkway Hospital officially exited from bankruptcy on Thursday, February 28, when a notice of effective date was filed with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. This marks the hospital’s successful reorganization and indicated that Parkway, which had been under bankruptcy protection for almost three years, has emerged a stronger, better and more […]