2016-11-23 E-Edition

It’s In Queens! (Nov. 24 to Nov. 30)



It’s well known that Queens has the most delicious turkeys. And as this column demonstrates, the borough also has the most enjoyable ways to burn off a Thanksgiving feast: group runs, nature hikes, ice-skating competitions, guided walks, and the usual theater, film, art, and World’s Fair-related events. Here’s the rundown. Nov. 25, Thanksgiving Trek, 8 pm. A relaxed, roughly 10-mile […]

Four Thanksgiving Energy-Savings Tips Can Help You Be A #SmartTurkey



Controlling your energy bill this Thanksgiving will be less stressful if you learn what gobbles up the electricity in your kitchen. Cooking accounts for 4.5 percent of total energy use in homes across the country, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). If you factor the energy associated with refrigeration, hot water heating, and dishwashing – that’s as much […]

Island Music Enjoyed by All at the Andros Society Dinner Dance



The Nisiotika (Island Music) light, catchy songs echoed through Riccardo’s  by the Bridge catering hall, Astoria on Sunday, November 13th evening. The “Zoodohos Pighi of Andros Society Inc.” celebrated its 25th anniversary. The Society was formed by unification of all the local Andros villages into one society in 1991. Excellent cuisine and live music entertained members and their friends. Over […]

Tips For Amateur Christmas Tree Choppers



Many Queens families have started a new holiday tradition, heading into the “woods” to chop down their own Christmas tree. No matter if your family has a tradition of cutting your own Christmas tree, or if you have decided to brave the elements this year to start a new tradition, safety should be first on your list when cutting your […]

State Police Launch Holiday Driving Crackdown



Buckle up, or pay up, or go to jail. That’s a message police are sending to motorists and passengers throughout New York State who fail to comply with motor vehicle laws over the Thanksgiving holiday. Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week announced that New York State police will be on local streets and highways this weekend, cracking down on motorists who […]

Hunt Suspects In Foiled Carjack



Police are searching for two suspects who tasered an off-duty NYPD detective during a failed carjacking in Astoria. Cops said the 35-year-old detective was sitting in his car on 12th Street near 31st Avenue at about 7 p.m. on November 12 when the suspects approached, pulled him out of the vehicle and shocked him with the taser. The suspects fled […]

Corona Mom Struck By Bus



A 45-year-old Corona woman remains in critical but stable condition at Elmhurst Hospital Center this week, recovering from a horrific accident at a troubled local intersection, authorities said. The woman was pushing her 3-year-old daughter in a stroller across 46th Avenue at 111th Street in Corona at about 8:30 a.m. on November 15, when she was struck and seriously injured […]

Corona Man Busted In Sunnyside Gunfire



Police arrested a 22-year-old Corona man on Friday night, after neighbors reported he was firing a weapon outside a Sunnyside playground. Police arrested Rosa outside Lou Lodati Playground just after 10 p.m. on November 17. Cops recovered a .9mm pistol from Rosa at the time of his arrest, a police source said. Neighbors said they heard gunfire coming from outside […]

Call 311 For Heat Complaints



That nip in the air signals more than the football season’s arrival in New York City. It’s a sign that fall has arrived with all of its spectacular color and chilly temperatures. The heating season kicked off on October 1, prompting officials at the city Department of Housing, Preservation and Development (HPD), to advise landlords throughout the Big Apple that […]