2010-04-14 E-Edition

Armenian Heritage Sends Artist-Engineer In New Direction

When Flushing resident Chris Gasparian was studying mechanical engineering at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, he enrolled in two painting courses in between his demanding engineering classes. As it turned out for Gasparian, the two classes were just enough to spark his interest in art. But while he began gravitating towards art near the end of college, it would take another […]

Lawmakers Tell How To Deal With Property Tax Lien

In anticipation of the city Department of Finance mailing notices to almost 25,000 homeowners that tax liens on their properties may be sold to private business groups, five Queens lawmakers held a tax lien assistance outreach event last Tuesday evening to offer help to those affected by the tax lien sale. The sale is scheduled for May 7. A list […]

Uno Chicago Grill Celebrates 25 Years In Forest Hills

Uno Chicago Grill, 107-16 70th Rd., Forest Hills, celebrated  their 25th anniversary with a ribbon-cutting ceremony April 8. Uno General Manager Michael McCarthy (c.) thanked the community for 25 years of business. “We hope to be around for the next 25 years,” he said. McCarthy was joined by City Councilmember Karen Koslowitz and Christopher  Collett, representing ACN Telecommunications Services. Photo […]

Am Air Offers Introductory Fares, AA Advantage Miles

If you book round-trip travel on American Airlines new daily nonstop flights between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Madrid, which begins May 1, then, for a limited time, you’re in for a double treat: a terrific AAdvantage® bonus mileage offer and great introductory fares. AAdvantage Members can earn 10,000 AAdvantage bonus miles for a limited time […]

Padavan, Halloran Co-Sponsor Health Expo

State Senator Frank Padavan announced on April 9  that he will join with City Councilmember Dan Halloran in co-sponsoring a health expo at St. Sarkis Armenian Church on Sunday afternoon April 18. The expo will run from 1 to 6 p.m. and will take place at the church located at 38-55 234 Street in Douglaston (just north of the Douglaston […]

SBS, DOT, Parks Reps Speak At Board 1 Cabinet

The March meeting of the Community Board 1 cabinet was largely an information session. Providers of information included a community outreach person from Young Adults with Special Abilities (YASA); two persons from Small Business Services, a bureau of the city Economic Development Corporation; Hal Rosenbluth of Kaufman Astoria Studios, where the fourth floor meeting room is the site of each […]


Community Meetings Dates & times are subject to change, call to confirm. Associations Apr. 15, 8 p.m., FDR Dems; Chabad of NE Queens, 212-12 26th Ave., Bayside; 718.460.8285. Apr. 21, 8 p.m., Woodhaven Residents’ Block; WRH Volunteer Ambulance Corp., 78-15 Jamaica Ave.; 718.298.3735. Apr. 27, 8 p.m., Bayside Hills Civic; Bayside Colonial Church, Basement. Apr. 27, Jun. 29, 8 p.m., Bayside Hills Civic; Colonial Church […]

Queens Police Mobilization Drill Deemed Success

Police at precincts throughout Queens last week were tested through an NYPD mobilization exercise deployed from a Temporary Headquarters Vehicle (THV) in the 114th Precinct. As part of a “Level 5” mobilization, police at Queens’ 15 precincts were instructed to leave regular patrol duties and head to the THV at Northern Boulevard and 36th Street in Long Island City where […]

Man Shot In Astoria Pool Hall Brawl

A fight between patrons at an Astoria pool hall turned violent on April 9 when one of the men pulled a gun and fired several rounds, striking the second patron. Law enforcement sources said the scene at the Racks billiard hall at 19-25 Steinway Street erupted in chaos at about 3 a.m. when shots were fired. Police have no sure […]