2015-05-27 E-Edition

Observing Memorial Day



On May 25, the nation took time to remember our country’s fallen heroes. Mayor Bill de Blasio joined elected officials, residents and veterans in the Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade, the largest one of its kind in the nation, held annually since 1927. Mayor de Blasio marched with Congresswoman Grace Meng, Grand Marshal retired Army Brigadier General and Commissioner of […]

Observing Memorial Day



The 91st annual Whitestone Memorial Day Parade was held on May 25, under sunny skies with an overwhelming turnout of spectators and participants. The parade procession started at noon at Whitestone Memorial Park, at the corner of 149th Street and 15th Drive. The Whitestone Veterans Memorial Association, helps organize the parade and is a conglomerate of three veteran posts: the […]

Van Bramer Helps Fund Hunter’s Point Library



On May 16, local families joined City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, New York City Department of Design and Construction Commissioner Feniosky Peña-Mora, Interim President and CEO of the Queens Library Bridget Quinn-Carey, in breaking ground on the institution’s newest branch, the Hunter’s Point Community Library, in Long Island City, the […]

Peralta Inducts Man Into State Veterans’ Hall Of Fame



State Senator Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst) inducted veteran Joel Schumacher of Jackson Heights into the New York State Veterans’ Hall of Fame, which pays tribute to New Yorkers whose gallantry in the Armed Forces is complemented by their service to the community. “I want to take this opportunity to recognize the brave men and women who serve our nation and […]

July 4 Fireworks Set To Blast Off On East River



On Saturday, July 4, the 39th annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks will rumble to life over New York City, igniting the skyline over the East River with the nation’s largest Independence Day pyrotechnic display. Mayor Bill de Blasio and Macy’s, which provides the exciting and electrifying display, said in a joint announcement this year’s exciting displays will take place […]

Let Pets Join Us Outdoors



Recently our sister publication, Queens Scene, had a special feature on pets, and the tremendous outpouring of affection and interest from the Queens Scene readers was overwhelming. The State Senate has just voted to allow dogs in outdoor areas that have a separate entrance and the Assembly will soon also vote on their version of the same bill. Ultimately it […]

Letters to the Editor



Workers Are Needed To The Editor: Stephen Hawking stated that artificial intelligence could one day threaten humanity. This has been the premise of the movie series, Terminator, and countless other films, fiction and nightmare claims of those losing their jobs to a machine. No one will end the march of technology. It is a tsunami that has altered the lives […]

What’s Up With Muni-Meters?



I have a confession to make, I started gambling. It was inadvertent and totally unexpected but inevitable, it all began the day the city first installed “Muni-Messes” – I mean Muni-Meters. Really, it’s amazing, you never know when you leave your car, walk half a block to go and pay it whether: a meter will work, accept coins, have paper, […]

Dromm, Residents Demand Action On Dangerous Site



Councilman Daniel Dromm and neighbors gathered on the morning of May 19 outside 35-27 80th St., in Jackson Heights to bring attention to dangerous pits created by National Grid and left ignored for weeks. National Grid dug holes measuring 13 by 3 feet along 80th Street in Jackson Heights to start gas pipe renovations but then left the pits unattended. […]