2014-11-19 E-Edition

Queens Chamber Announces Building Award Winners

On December 4, the Queens Chamber of Commerce will host its 99th Annual Building Awards, recognizing a variety of construction projects for their unique designs and value around the borough. The event will be held at the LaGuardia Marriott Hotel, 102-05 Ditmars Blvd., 7 p.m. Out of 100 entries for all the categories, 19 winners were chosen for a variety of […]

It’s In Queens! (November 20 To November 26)

The momo is a Himalayan dumpling that is usually stuffed with chicken, beef or yak. It is also the focus of an intense food walk this week. Other exceptional options include Martha Redbone and her mix of poetry and Native American music, two comedy extravaganzas, various foreign films, and discussions on Queens and the Federal Reserve. Here’s the rundown. Nov. […]


On November 12, the Astoria Cove Project was approved by the City Council. Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, former chair of the City Council Land Use Committee, stated the following in response to questions about the committee’s approval this afternoon of the Astoria Cove project’s rezoning application: “The modified Astoria Cove proposal is consistent with Queens’ commitment to responsible development […]

Gianaris, Simotas Secure Property Tax Relief For Vets

State Senator Michael Gianaris and Assemblymember Aravella Simotas joined community and veteran leaders and state Senator Joe Addabbo Jr., ranking member of the senate Committee on Veterans, Military Affairs and Homeland Security, to announce that their bill to provide increased property tax relief to veterans has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo, bringing our veterans property tax exemption […]

Veterans’ Discount Card Program

Surrounded by veterans in front of the VFW Post 885 in College Point, Assemblymember Michael Simanowitz and the Queens Chamber of Commerce announced the creation of the Queens Veterans Discount Program. Vendors from around the borough have decided to offer discounts to veterans, and will receive a decal identifying them as a participant. To receive these deals, veterans will be […]

Constantinides Bill To Make City Greener Passes Council

Legislation that will prepare New York City to “meet the challenge of climate change” and reduce serious health problems, was passed by the City Council last week by unanimous vote. The bill, authored by Councilmember Costa Constantinides (D–Astoria), mandates New York City must reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050, and he added that it is “an […]

SHAREing & CAREing Holds Annual Benefit

SHAREing & CAREing, a community nonprofit organization providing grassroots support services to breast and ovarian cancer patients and their families through counseling, educational forums and advocacy services in Queens and throughout New York City, held its 20th annual benefit and silent auction on November 12 at Riccardo’s by the Bridge in Astoria. Joseph Pistilli, chairman of the board of Pistilli […]


Anthoula Katsimatides

Anthoula Katsimatides was recently cast to play a character who was “attractive, vivacious, edgy, bursting with the desire to grab life!” This describes Katsimatides perfectly! Passionate about everything and always on the go, Katsimatides is eagerly pursuing her acting career. She is a true artist at heart, even though it took her time (three careers) to get here. Katsimatides was […]

A Balance Between Speed And Safety

For the first time in more than 50 years, the city of New York has voted by way of the City Council to lower the speed limit on local streets, from 30 to 25 mph. The change began on November 7. The speed limit will be phased in and Mayor Bill de Blasio promises to educate the public and offer […]