2016-11-16 E-Edition

Holidays In Woodhaven

The Woodhaven Business Improvement District is sponsoring once again this year, their “Holidays in Woodhaven Weekend.” Their “Christmas Tree and Menorah Lighting” ceremony will be held on Friday, December 2, at 6:30 pm at the Forest Parkway Plaza (intersection of Forest Parkway and Jamaica Avenue).  Look for the costumed characters and Santa Claus.  On Saturday, December 3, WBID’s “Welcome Santa […]

NY Presbyterian Medical Group Queens/Weill Cornell Celebrates Grand Opening

NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group Queens, in collaboration with Weill Cornell Medicine, celebrated the Grand Opening of the new, state-of-the-art Primary Care and Multi-Specialty Physician Practice with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Forest Hills. At this centrally located facility at 112-05 Queens Boulevard, patients can receive high-quality primary, specialty and women’s health services, all under the same roof. The opening of this facility […]

It’s In Queens! (Nov. 17 to Nov. 23)

The Muppet Show celebrates its 40th anniversary this week in — where else? – its Queens home. Lucky Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog, they can hang out with jazz masters, Black Panthers, Texas tenors, murder suspects, and gingerbread people. Here’s the rundown. Nov. 18, NEA Jazz Masters, 8 pm. Five NEA Jazz Masters (recipients of the nation’s highest honor […]

15th Anniversary of Flt. 587 Crash

Family and friends of the victims of American Airlines Flight 587 gathered on November 12 to remember the dads, moms, children and siblings who perished in the second-worst air disaster in U.S. history. The Airbus A300 aircraft slammed into a residential neighborhood in Belle Harbor, Queens at precisely 9:16 a.m. on November 12, 2001, killing 260 people on board and […]

Talkin’ Tukey

The first Thanksgiving may be significant for bringing together the Pilgrims and Native American Indians. But the feast we celebrate today wasn’t recognized as a holiday until Honest Abe took office. President Abraham Lincoln established Thanksgiving as a national holiday on October 3, 1863, hoping to bring two warring factions to the table. Lincoln hoped all Americans, from both the […]

Goodfellas ATM Machine Goes MIA

Police are searching for a team of crafty crooks who swiped an ATM machine from the entrance to the iconic Goodfellas Diner in Maspeth. A police source said when the diner owner arrived on the morning of November 8; he found the front door open and the lock missing. When he entered the diner, the owner discovered the ATM machine […]

Cops Hunt Subway Stabber

Police are searching for a suspect who tossed a bottle at a straphanger, then stabbed the victim during a dispute on an elevated train station in Woodside. Cops said the suspect was arguing with the 20-year-old victim on the platform at the Woodside Avenue/61st Street station on the No. 7 line at about 10 p.m. on October 23, when the […]

Community Board 1 Meets, HANAC Speaks

The Community Board 1 cabinet meeting for November had half a dozen designated guests, of which two were unavailable.  The meeting went fast but contained lots of information from those four remaining guests and those who were not on the agenda.  There was, for instance, a long description of Hour Children, not an unfamiliar organization at meetings like this but […]

Mount Sinai Establishes Robotics Institute (MSRI)

Since the first minimally invasive robotic surgery to treat head and neck cancer at Mount Sinai in 2008 surgeons at Mount Sinai have been on the forefront of pioneering robotic surgery techniques.  Showcasing the cumulative experience of these surgeons and our multidisciplinary teams, The Mount Sinai Robotics Institute (MSRI) has been established at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount […]