2017-10-11 E-Edition

DHS Speaks At CB 2



Community Board 2’s October meeting was long, and at its height was noisily contentious.  The Department of Homeless Services was on the agenda to tell the meeting at Sunnyside Community Services headquarters on 39th Street about its plan to phase out the installation of homeless persons and families in hotels while special shelters are being built for them in various […]

Sunnyside Arch To Get New Lighting



The Sunnyside Arch, standing astride 46th Street, near Queens Boulevard, is in need of another overhaul, the second in its 34-year history.  This past Tuesday, City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer stood in back of the arch and announced there would be funding for such a thing, particularly as it pertained to lighting.  The lighting that was installed on the arch […]

70th Anniversary Of Mr. T Carting

One Of The Oldest Family-Owned Businesses In Queens

Marking the start of a business that has grown from one owner-employee and one truck in 1947 to 93 employees and a fleet of 37 trucks in 2017 calls for a celebration. About 100 employees, customers, business leaders, friends and local elected officials gathered at Terrace on the Park in a salute to Thomas “Pop” Toscano, founder of Mr. T […]

It’s In Queens! (Oct. 12 to Oct. 18)



King Richard III and Lakshmi, the Hindu Goddess of Light, are among major draws to Queens this week. When they are on break, expect them to enjoy some great jazz, big band, and traditional Irish music. They might also head to a harvest fest, dance explosion, and wine-and-chocolate pairing. Oct. 12, John Escreet Trio, 8 pm. This jazz group has […]

Resorts World Casino New York City Celebrates its Sixth Anniversary with Exciting Promotions and Events



As football season heats up, so do the events and promotions at Resorts World Casino New York City (RWCNYC)!  This October, Resorts World Casino New York City celebrates six years in Southeast Queens with exciting promotions and new events.Join RWCNYC in its Central Park space in October for live music and community events including the Rhythm Revue Roseland Reunion and […]

Mayor Di Blasio Honors Italian Heritage With Reception At Gracie Mansion



Italian culture and heritage was the main agenda at Gracie Mansion on Thursday October 5, 2017 as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio celebrated New York’s Italian Americans and his own Italian roots just four days before Columbus Day and the big parade up Fifth Avenue. As guests arrived at Gracie Mansion for the traditional Italian heritage reception they […]

Former Council Speaker Peter Vallone Leads Queens Marchers In Columbus Day Parade



On Monday October 9, thousands of marchers showed their Italian heritage in dress, music and food. Joining those showing their heritage was former New York City Council speaker Peter Vallone, who along with his son Council member Paul Angelo Vallone and fellow Council member Barry Grodenchik. both representing Northeast sections of Queens. The three were welcomed at St. Patrick’s Cathedral […]

Athena Lambrakis Becomes Youngest Person To Receive State Citation For Service



Athena Lambrakis was honored for her contribution to the community.  And she’s only six months old. The Astoria native became the youngest ever to receive a New York State Citation, presented to her by Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas. The Assemblywoman recognized Athena for participating in the Day Of Service and Remembrance in Astoria Park on September 9. The event honored the […]

Reps. Maloney & Khanna Call On House Judiciary Committee To Convene Hearing on “Stealthing”

Lawmakers Request Hearing On Nonconsensual Condom Removal

Reps. Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) and Ro Khanna (CA-17) sent a letter requesting the House Judiciary Committee to convene a hearing addressing nonconsensual condom removal, commonly known as “stealthing.” Nonconsensual condom removal should be recognized as a violation of trust and dignity between two sexual partners and acknowledged when developing policies to stop sexual assault and rape. “Stealthing” or nonconsensual […]