2017-02-15 E-Edition

Greek Teachers Association “Prometheus” Presented New Insights On Writer Alexandros Papadiamantis



       “Alexandros Papadiamantis would cover newspaper events, bringing his own refreshments. He did not take food offered. He had his wine and cheese with him. He sat alone in a corner. He was objective as to life around him, saying the truth. He didn’t condemn the actions of persons. The writer understood human pain. He asked all to […]

It’s In Queens! (February 16 to February 22)



Children are on school break, and it’s cold this week. No problem in Queens, where puppet slams, matinees, and workshops mix happily with concerts, plays, lectures, and a backyard bird count. Here are the details Feb. 16, The Jackie Robinson Story, 10:30 am. With music by Mad River Theater Works, this play explores Jackie Robinson’s character, his struggle, and the […]

Katz Queens Chamber Of Commerce



At the Queens borough president’s annual breakfast, sponsored by the Queens Chamber of Commerce and held last week at the La Guardia Marriott Hotel, Melinda Katz, introduced as the nineteenth holder of that office, said the breakfast is a yearly highlight with her.  The fact that this year’s event was a sellout, with tables placed wall-to-wall in the hotel ballroom, […]

College Point Man Provides Force Health Protection For US Navy



A 2010 Benjamin Cardozo High School graduate and College Point native is serving in the US Navy at the Navy Environmental Preventive Medicine Unit Five (NEPMU). Petty Officer 2nd Class Yang Yang serves as a hospital corpsman at the San Diego-based preventive medicine unit. According to Navy officials, the Navy Environmental Preventive Medicine Unit’s priority is to provide preventive medicine, […]

Band, Loose Buttons, Blows Buttons Off Unsuspecting Audience



HouGoLightly Media’s latest best kept secret, Loose Buttons, is the music sensation currently gracing NYC locals with their majestic presentation of audible expression now being exhibited regularly at the Pianos music venue in Manhattan’s East Village where their on-stage ambiance becomes resemblant to a dream.   Out on the town with no intention of slowing in velocity, their hypnotizing energy […]

Hundreds Get Inked Brooklyn Pop-Up Tattoo Parlor To Support Planned Parenthood



Early in the afternoon on February 8, a line of two hundred or so people wrapped around the block in front of Magick City in Greenpoint. The popup tattoo shop wouldn’t officially open its doors until 2pm, but those chatting and basking in sunlight on the sidewalk didn’t seem to mind. The atmosphere was anticipatory, the kind of vibe you […]

Freak Accident Kills Forklift Operator



A forklift driver loading cartons of auto parts in a van parked outside at an FDNY facility in Long Island City was crushed to death on February 10, police said. Cops said Rakesh Ram, 28, a worker at Napa Auto Parts, was driving the yellow Yale forklift outside an FDNY warehouse on Review Avenue near 35th Street at about 12:35 […]

O’Neill Turns Up Heat On Sex Traffickers



More than two-dozen detectives from commands throughout the city have been reassigned to the Citywide Vice Enforcement Unit to beef up the NYPDs ongoing effort to combat human trafficking in New York City. Police Commissioner James O’Neill announced the initiative last week, and said that patrol officers at local precincts would also be trained to better identify the warning signs […]

NYPD Urges Public To Keep Texting Crime Tips



Police are urging the public to continue texting crime tips to cops at local precincts. “It’s a simple, easy way to provide anonymous information to help put criminals behind bars,” police said. By utilizing the NYPD’s “CRIMES” text message system, eyewitnesses and others with information may send tips to the NYPD text hotline, where operators forward the information to police […]