2014-07-02 E-Edition

Rockaway Beach Section Closure Alert



Due to on-going construction activity, Rockaway Beach is currently closed between B. 60 and B. 113 Streets.  However, swimming is available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at B. 9, B. 17, B. 30, B. 59, and from B. 116 to B. 148 Streets.  Updates will be provided as circumstances change.

Long Island City Summit Holds First Ever Gathering



The first Long Island City Summit opened at the Museum of the Moving Image last week on Tuesday morning. “LIC Now:  Perspectives and Prospects” was the general title of the summit, which examined what has brought Long Island City to its present situation.  Long Island City was for some time important as one of the chief industrial zones in the […]

Queens College Business Forum Breakfast Holds Final Meeting For Season



The June Business Forum Breakfast at Queens College was the last of the season, so in addition to the business address by James Orr, vice president and head of the regional analysis function of the research and statistics group, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, it included three scholarship awards to students, one of whom had already gone to an […]

Queens 10K Race Featured Diverse Competitors



Brazil may have the World Cup, but today, the borough of Queens hosted an international sporting event of its own. More than 8,400 runners converged in New York’s most diverse borough for the Queens 10K, in Flushing Meadows Corona Park—the site of the 1939 and 1964 World’s Fairs. On a pancake-flat course, and with temperatures in the mid-60s, they covered […]

Vanishing Cyprus

Carnage Of The Innocence

Humanity is witnessing chaos in a number of countries across the world and innocent civilians are forcibly trapped in a vicious cycle of hopelessness, brutality and indifference! According to the UNHCR World Refugee Day over 50 million people were displaced in their own country by terrorists action. Each day passing, we are witnessing merciless killings of biblical proportions, mass graves, […]

Goldfeder Is ‘Man Of The Year’



Assemblymember Phil Goldfeder (left) received the distinguished honor as the Jamaica Rotary’s “Man of the Year” by Rotary President Joe Iaboni (right) at their Annual Dinner on Saturday evening at Villa Russos.

Rusty Staub And Mets Help Feed With Citi Harvest



On June 24, at Citi Field, Citi and the New York Mets teamed up with City Harvest and Mets legend Rusty Staub to help fight hunger in the tri-state area. The event—which was part of the Citi Teammates in the Community program—featured 100 Citi and Mets volunteers who repacked 20,000 pounds of apples into family-sized bags that City Harvest subsequently […]

Elected Officials Host Shredding Event



Councilmember Costa Constantinides, state Senator Michael Gianaris and Assemblymember Marge Markey met with residents of Woodside on June 30 to provide free paper shredding services. Constituents came to speak with the elected officials and also brought their important documents for shredding. “I enjoyed helping protect residents from identity theft,” said Constantinides. “It is important for everyone to make sure your […]

It’s In Queens! (July 3 to July 9)



Queens celebrates the country’s birthday, July 4, with carnival rides and fireworks. On the same day, the borough also celebrates famous former resident Louis Armstrong’s entry into the world with live music and food. Other options include an annual bicycle tour, plenty of outdoor movies in parks, magic, a street fair and a special crafts table. Here’s the rundown. July […]