2016-12-14 E-Edition

Interview: Akan Satayev, Director Of Anonymous

JON HEADLEE interviews AKAN SATAYEV, director of ANONYMOUS, a film which follows a teenager computer wiz who turns to a life of online crime after his family hits the rocks financially because of banking institutions. Along the way he meets a street-wise hustler who introduces him to the world of black market trading, and Kira, a young hacker secretly working […]

NYPD Commissioner O’Neil Speaks At Astoria Civic Association

Every New York City police commissioner has spoken before the Astoria Civic Association since its founding in October 1933, and last week new Commissioner James P. O’Neill joined his predecessors. Reflecting his busy schedule, his address before the ACA at Riccardo’s by the Bridge on 24th Avenue was the third he’d made that day.  In it, he had some personal […]

CB 1 Meets For Final Meeting Of 2016

The last Community Board 1 cabinet meeting of the year had to meet at 11 a.m. instead of its usual 9:30, but while a few familiar faces were missing in the board room at Kaufman Astoria Studios it was still well-attended and active.  The first speaker was from Small Business Services and when he tried to testify that SBS was […]

The Queens Chamber Of Commerce’s Holds Annual Building Awards & Gala

The Queens Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Building Awards & Gala were held this year at Terrace on the Park and had an enthusiastic turnout.  The audience heard much about creation and re-creation, meaning new construction and rehabilitation, with noteworthy projects the result each time.  Borough President Melinda Katz came by to proclaim her own enthusiasm and a realtor and television […]

It’s In Queens! (Dec. 15 to Dec. 21)

The word “holiday” helps describe upcoming plays, concerts, markets, screenings, and even solstice celebrations. Non-seasonal options include Paul Taylor, Jeff Timmons, Indonesian music, Mexican dance, and kite-flying. Here’s the rundown.Dec. 15, Found and Funky Opening Reception, 6 pm. Michael Kelly Williams draws inspiration from objects in the Materials for the Arts warehouse. “Found” conveys the sense of affirmation in discovering […]

New York Cares Coat Drive

Each winter, tens of thousands of New Yorkers face a cold choice: buy a winter coat or put food on the table.Since 1989, New York Cares has helped warm those in need by collecting more than one million coats for distribution to children and adults throughout the five boroughs.Officials at New York Cares are urging New Yorkers to dig into […]

Thieves Swipe $9G In Michael’s Craft Store Heist

Police are searching for a team of crafty crooks who burglarized a Michael’s Craft Store in Woodside on November 30.Cops said the thieves broke into the store at 51-09 Northern Boulevard on the night of November 30, where they managed to open a safe and make off with $8,900 in cash.A store manager spotted the break-in when he arrived at […]

Finding Gifts For Finicky Folks

Are you struggling to find a unique, useful gift for that hard-to-please person on your list?This holiday season consider giving a “green gift” that gives back to the environment, or a gift that helps a favorite charity. There are dozens of websites that list gifts that give back in many ways – from helping in one of many ways to […]

Feds Charge Astoria Doctor In Massive Drug Scheme

Federal authorities busted a Queens doctor on December 2 for illegally selling prescriptions for oxycodone at clinics he operated in Astoria and Jamaica.A criminal complaint filed by federal prosecutors states that Dr. Emmanuel Lambrakis, 69, sold approximately 23,000 prescriptions for oxycodone, an addictive narcotic with a street value of $30 per pill, between 2011 and 2016 from his clinic at […]