2016-10-05 E-Edition

The Warriors Come Out To Play For Coney Island Reunion

Inspired by Homer’s the Odyssey and Anabasis, author Sol Yurick penned his 1965 pulp classic The Warriors. Fourteen years later it was adapted into one of the greatest cult movie classics of all time. The book and film chronicled the pilgrimage of a gang of leather-clad street kids as they fought their way through the The Bronx and Queens (parts […]

Internet In Bloom For The Layperson

Motel 6 is a major chain of budget motels with more than 1,100 locations in the United States and Canada. Motel 6 also operates Studio 6, a chain of extended stay hotels. In October 2012, the sale of the Motel 6 chain by Accor Hotels to The Blackstone Group for $1.9 billion was concluded. The Blackstone Group then established G6 […]

First Court Square Civic Association Is Held

Amadeo Plaza, founder and president of the Court Square Civic Association, hoped he would draw about 25 to the association’s very first meeting, held last Thursday evening in a room at MoMA PS 1.  At first it appeared that 25 might be too great an expectation, but soon interested persons were arriving in modest amounts and then heavily.  More folding […]

QCC Breakfast Holds Meeting On NY Sales Taxes

The Queens Chamber of Commerce held one of its Breakfast Before Business meetings last week, welcoming speakers from the Manhattan accountancy, CohnReznik LLP, who talked to attending businesspersons about sales and use taxes in New York state.  That would seem to be a topic only accountants and businesspersons, and only with great effort, could find interesting.  In fact, a consideration […]

CB 2 Holds Forum On Woodside Church Expansion

A community information forum sponsored by Community Board 2 met at St. Sebastian’s Parish Center in Woodside last week to argue about the plans of another church several blocks away at 68-03 Roosevelt Avenue.  The Universal Church Inc., an American branch of a church based in Brazil, has submitted an application to the Board of Standards & Appeals for a […]

Republican Candidate Elaine Phillips: Hoping to Keep the State Senate Under Republican Control

“I am not at all surprised that this election is receiving a great deal of   statewide attention”, Elaine Phlilips, the Republican candidate for the New York State District 7 Senate seat in this coming November’s election, stated during a recent interview. Ms. Phillips, the current three term mayor of the village of Flower Hill, who is also running on the […]

It’s In Queens! (October 6 To October 12)

Van Morrison, Bette Midler, Doug E. Fresh, and Biz Markie are coming. So are ravens, owls, and an underpants-stealing squirrel. Good thing there’s plenty of pumpkin giveaways, cider-making events, and free admission at a great museum. Here’s the rundown. Oct. 6, Equal Means Equal, 7 pm. A documentary exploring the status of women in the U.S. featuring interviews with Congresswoman […]

As I See It

On The Ohi Day IV

A QUESTION!  Here’s a question for those in my reading audience who consider themselves history buffs.  What was the turning point during World War II that led to the defeat of Nazi Germany?  For some, it was Churchill’s resolute stand against Hitler’s blitz of England during the early stages of the war.  For others, it was the unforgettable door-to-door battle […]

Massive Hotel Planned For Jackson Avenue

Japanese hotelier Toyoko Inn Co. has filed an application to develop a massive 59-story hotel within walking distance of the Queens Plaza transportation hub in Long Island City. Plans indicate the hotel at 24-09 Jackson Avenue, between 45th Avenue and 23rd Street, will rise 514-feet and will feature 260,857-square-feet of commercial space, with a five-car garage and lobby located on […]