2016-12-21 E-Edition

It’s In Queens! (Dec. 22 to Dec. 28)



The youngsters are home for the holidays, but they don’t have t be bored, mischievous or attached to their cell phones. Queens hosts various enrichment activities, including hands-on workshops, family-friendly musicals, and educational open houses. Here’s the rundown. Dec. 22, A Charlie Brown Christmas, Dec. 30. A family-friendly musical based on the animated television special of the same name. Charlie […]

Follow Santa’s Journey



The young at heart can tune in to follow the jolly old elf as he makes his annual holiday trek around the world! The Smithsonian Channel is presenting “Santa’s World Tour Marathon” beginning at 9 p.m. on December 23. The tour will follow Santa from his North Pole workshop and around the world, as he delivers Christmas toys and cheer. […]

Renovations Underway At ‘Sean’s Place’



Construction crews recently kicked off a nearly $1 million reconstruction project at Sean’s Place, a city playground in Astoria dedicated to fallen NYPD Officer Sean Mc Donald, who was shot and killed in the line of duty in 1994. The children’s playground, on 38th Street between 31st Avenue and Broadway, is undergoing a facelift that will include the installation of […]

Cabbie Wanted In Kidnap/Molest Of 11-Year-Old Girl



Police are searching for the driver of a green cab who allegedly molested an 11-year-old girl in Astoria on December 11. The girl said she slipped out of her family home in Ridgewood at about 1 a.m. on December 11, and headed to her cousin’s home in Astoria for help after she was bullied at school, a police source said. […]

Are You Ready To Put A Pet Under Your Christmas Tree?



Finding a puppy, kitten or other furry friend under the tree is sure to put a smile on the faces of children and adults on Christmas morning. If you are thinking of putting a puppy – or any other pet under your Christmas tree this holiday season, make sure you consider the responsibilities of pet ownership before wrapping up that […]

Woodside Landlord Busted On Bribe Charges



A Woodside landlord is facing up to eight years behind bars, after she was caught trying to bribe an inspector from the city Department of Buildings (DOB) to overlook a series of violations, authorities said. Susan Escoban Cardena, 65, was arrested on December 12 at the two-family home she owns at 62-17 39th Avenue, and charged with bribery and reckless […]

Hunt Suspect In Attempted Bank Rob



Police are searching for a man who failed in an attempt to hold up an Astoria bank on December 14. Cops said the suspect walked into a Chase Bank branch at 31-05 30th Avenue at about 4:25 p.m. on December 14, where he handed a note demanding cash to a teller. The suspect appeared jumpy as the teller read the […]

Justice for All Coalition Gathers For Last Meeting Of 2016



The December meeting of the Justice for All Coalition was held in a community room at the Ravenswood Houses, a few blocks south of the Community Church of Astoria, 14-42 Broadway, where the previous month’s meeting was held.  That signaled the determination of the organization’s leader to make monthly meetings a traveling show, held in places throughout the surroundings of […]

Hunters Point Civic Association Meeting Hosts City Planner Craig Chin



The Hunters Point Civic Association’s December meeting, held at the New York Irish Society, 10-40 Jackson Ave., welcomed Craig Chin, a planner in the office of the Queens borough commissioner, Department of Transportation, who answered questions and maintained patience with a group of local residents who had pedestrian safety concerns on their minds, not to mention the perpetual problem of […]