2014-10-15 E-Edition

Correcting Errors In The Language Of Life

My word processor is set up to deal with the errors I make when writing. The programmers who wrote the computer program knew I’d screw things up, so they built in corrective functions like spellcheck and the ability to simply backspace to delete typos. Those of us old enough to remember manual typewriters still sometimes marvel at the ease with […]

‘The Who’ Are Coming to Forest Hills

The legendary group, The Who, are returning to Forest Hills after 44 years. The concert, scheduled for Saturday, May 30, 2015 will be part of the band’s 50th anniversary tour, and will feature singer Roger Daltrey and guitarist Pete Townshend. The Forest Hills concert will open the Forest Hills Tennis Stadium’s 2015 season, the organizers said. Tickets will go on […]

Taxi Smart Cards Hot Topic At CB1 Meeting

At October’s Community Board 1 cabinet meeting there was considerable discussion about the Taxi Smart Card, a travel discount item for both the elderly and disabled.  For the past year it has been the basis of a pilot program in only two community board districts in the entire city, CB 1 being one of them.  City Councilman Costa Constantinides was […]

Gianaris Speaks At Dutch Kills Civic Association Meeting

The Dutch Kills Civic Association meeting for October started off on a happy note that soon turned controversial, even as State Senator Michael Gianaris, who is seeking reelection, sat waiting his turn to speak.  He further waited while nominations for DKCA officers were taken, preparatory to elections in November.  He finally spoke, as did Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan, also a candidate […]

Hunters Point South Holds Application Meeting

Hundreds of people showed up for each of the first two Hunters Point South affordable housing meetings in September, and hundreds more for the third, held Monday, October 6 at the Academy for Careers in Film and Television on 51st Avenue.  Further hundreds were expected for a fourth meeting, an addendum to the scheduled first three.  It was to be […]

I Love Paraguay Hosts Sunnyside Chamber Meeting

I Love Paraguay, the restaurant at 43-15 Greenpoint Ave., was the host for October’s Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce luncheon, where attendees heard Rebecca Barker, former SCC president and a financial consultant at AXA Advisors, deliver a talk about saving money for college.  That has long been a daunting task for parents, and by all appearances is growing even more difficult.  […]

TD Bank To Display Tree Inspired Art Work

More than one hundred TD Bank locations throughout the five boroughs, including 30 in Queens, will be displaying in their windows replicas of 10 original pieces of environment-focused art, many composed by local artists. This is event if part of Art for Trees program.  Additionally, there will be a “pop up gallery” for the public to view the original pieces during […]

It’s In Queens! (October 16 to October 22)

An extremely busy weekend is on its way with 12 Saturday events and 10 activities on Sunday. As always, the diversity is mind-boggling with jazz, dance, improv, food, film, theater, poetry, a motorcade, a nighttime corn maze, and countless pumpkins. Here’s the rundown. Oct. 16, Jamaica Center Reading Series, 6:30 pm. Local writers, poets, and residents participate in these showcases […]