2013-04-10 E-Edition

Koslowitz, Quinn Elected Officials Offer Self Defense Course

In response to the recent rape attack at Forest Hills and Corona, Councilmember Karen Koslowtiz joined City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky on April 2nd, to distribute fliers at the busy intersection of 71st/Continental and Queens Boulevard about an upcoming self-defense event. The free training will be held on April 16, at Queens Borough Hall […]

Local Actor Makes Mark Immitating Astoria’s Walken

What started out as just a simple party trick for struggling actor and Astoria resident Chris Ferretti turned into a pretty decent money making opportunity. Chris posted his voice impression talents on Fiverr.com an online marketplace of micro-jobs and the gig is bringing in enough money to pay his rent. Fiverr is a site where users can buy or sell […]

Demolition Of Astoria Home Marks End Of An Era

This rotten shell was all that remained of the dwelling that had stood on the northeast corner of 37th Avenue and 31st Street since the Victorian era. The structure, which has been abandoned for decades and predates the elevated MTA trestle which was built around WWI, was razed so that it could be replaced with commercial space.

Spartan Race Comes To Citi Field On April 13

Spartan Race is proud to kick off their 2013 stadium events with Citi Field in Flushing.  On April 13, Citi Field, will be transformed into the ultimate Obstacle Course Race. This Spartan Race is going to be a sprint, consisting of a 3 mile course with about 15 or so obstacles.  The fastest time is apx. 40 minutes and the […]

It’s In Queens! (April 11 through April 17)

Borough activities enter the sublime this week with a Spartan contest, a running race on a JFK airplane runway, an insect-inspired dance, a swap meet, a Christian comedy show and a talk on women’s rights in Afghanistan. However, there are other, more common endeavors, such as Irish pipes, a children’s carnival, a jazz tribute concert and a puppet show. Here’s […]

American Partnership For Eosinophilic Disorders To Hold Annual Show

On Saturday April 13th to St Mary’s Church will host the 5th annual fundraiser for APFED ( American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders). A Young man, K.E., who suffers from this illness will be hosting and be displaying art work and having a bazaar. There will be games for the kids. There are 10 acts performing. He suffers from a chronic illness. His body […]

Christ The King Students Donate At Semi-Annual Blood Drive

The Christ the King Community recently hosted its Semi-Annual Blood Drive in conjunction with the New York Blood Center at Christ the King High School. Eligible students took time from their schedules to give the gift of life by donating their blood, as the New York Blood Center is always in need of blood. More than 154 pints of blood […]

Steve Chen Appears On The Stoler Report

Steve Chen, Executive Vice President with national manufacturer Crystal Window & Door Systems, recently appeared on a major New York area television real estate talk show.  He was one of the guests on The Stoler Report-New York Business Report, which airs weekly.  The show is hosted by renowned TV and real estate commentator Michael Stoler. This edition of The Stoler Report […]

Resorts World Casino Smashes All Time Monthly Record, Sending 31.3 Million To State Education

Resorts World Casino New York City announced a record-setting month in the near-decade long history of the state’s racetrack casino program, generating an astounding $71.2 million in revenue in the month of March. This is a year-over-year growth of 20.7% and a month-to-month growth of 24.6 percent. For the month, $31.3 million went to education, nearly $11.4 million went to the […]