Car Crashes Into Restaurant In Forest Hills

Tamashii Ramen at 71-34 Austin Street in Forest Hills was the site of a car accident on Tuesday, June 25 just after 11 am. The vehicle hit the front of the restaurant at the corner of Austin Street and 71st Road. On the scene it was reported that no one was seriously hurt, however, it was also reported that there […]

Magic It Up!


On May 18 and 19 the Garden Players premiered Magic It Up, an original family musical with book and lyrics by Betina Hershey and music by Sunny Knable. This production was a labor of love involving many students from 1st through 8th grade, parents, artists, and teachers from all over Queens. This was my first year working with the Garden […]

Honorees And Scholars Recognized At Italian-American Legislators Celebration

Earlier this month, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., 2019-2020 president of the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators, joined his colleagues in celebrating the 29th Annual Mulberry Street Fair and Festa Italiana. “It has been an exciting year serving as president of the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators,” Addabbo said. “What a great day we had […]

New Building Uses Crystal’s Energy Efficient Heavy-Commercial Vinyl Windows

Crystal Window & Door Systems, the award-winning national manufacturer, supplied 1,532 state-of-the-art heavy-commercial vinyl windows for the recently completed One Flushing project. This development represents one of the largest uses to date of the new Crystal uPVC Magnus Series 4500 products. The Magnus architecturally rated European-inspired vinyl windows provide the strength and durability of high-end aluminum windows yet offer the […]

Festival Of Cinema NYC Announces Lineup For August Event

Festival of Cinema NYC announced its third annual, 10-day event taking place August 2-11. Guests will enjoy over 120 films exhibited by state-of-the-art projection and sound equipment in the comfort of the Regal UA Midway’s recliner seats in Forest Hills. The festival kicks off on Friday, Aug. 2 at 7:00 pm with the East Coast premiere of Camilo Vila’s 5th […]

Gov Signs Gay Panic Ban

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed into law on June 30 legislation banning the gay and trans panic legal defense (S.3293/A.2707), fulfilling his pledge to ensure nobody uses this as a legal defense strategy in the state of New York. The governor signed the measure, a key component of his 2019 Justice Agenda, on WorldPride and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising. […]

Saluting Soap Box Derby Champs

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, Assemblyman Jeffrion Aubry (second from l.), Councilman Francisco Moya (second from r.), and NYS Senator Jessica Ramos (r.) paid a visit to the annual Flushing Meadows Soap Box Derby awards luncheon on June 22 to congratulate the winning Queens kids, parents and volunteers who qualified for next month’s All-American Soap Box Derby in Ohio.

Townsend Harris Graduate Named Coca-Cola Scholar

Nefertari Elshiekh, a recent graduate at Townsend Harris High School, has been recognized as one of the country’s most outstanding high school leaders by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation and has been awarded a $20,000 college scholarship. She is one of 150 selected from 95,715 initial applicants from across the country to receive this scholarship. As a member of the 31st […]

Vallone Celebrates Independence Day With Record-Breaking Crowd

On the night of June 26, Councilman Paul Vallone, the Queens Chamber of Commerce and the Bayside Historical Society hosted the Fifth Annual Independence Day Celebration at Fort Totten, where a record crowd gathered for a concert and fireworks show. This year’s event was even bigger and better than ever, with a 15-minute Fireworks by Grucci show being launched from […]

Cops: Nab 13-Year-Old In ‘33’ Robbery Spree

Police have arrested a 13-year-old boy in connection with a string of 33 ride share cabbie robberies, authorities said. According to police, between April 3 and June 3 the three original suspects requested taxis through rideshare services across the city a total of 33 times. Upon entering the cabs, the suspects told the drivers they wanted to change their destination […]