Flushing Town Hall Launches New Season Of Global Music, Dance, Art

Flushing Town Hall launched its new fall season on September 5 as the global arts venue begins to present over 30 programs to entertain audiences of all ages and backgrounds, now through December. From a Diwali dance party to a marionette Nutcracker traveling all the way from Austria, there will be something for everyone to celebrate this season, including Flushing […]

Mayor Visits Queens On First Day Of School


On Thursday September 5,  New York City public schools opened and Mayor Bill de Blasio visited schools in every borough. In the morning he visited schools in Staten Island, Brooklyn and The Bronx The Mayor was joined by Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza and UFT President Michael Mulgrew. In the afternoon the Mayor traveled solo to schools in Queens and Manhattan. […]

Savvy Senior:

Dear Savvy Senior, How does Medicare cover ambulance services? About three months ago, I took an ambulance to the hospital emergency room because I rarely drive anymore, and I just received a $1,100 bill from the ambulance company. Surprised Senior Dear Surprised, This is a Medicare issue that confuses many seniors. Yes, Medicare does covers emergency ambulance services and, in […]

FDNY: New Fire Safety Tips


Queens fire officials are onc again reminding city residents to remain alert to fire dangers inside their homes and are urging tenants and homeowners to make sure they have working smoke alarms installed in every room. Overloaded electric strips and a lack of working smoke alarms are also at the top of the FDNY list of “fire causes,” authorities said. […]

Apply Now For Holiday Jobs


Queens job hunters hoping to cash-in on holiday employment opportunities are being urged to apply early this year. The annual holiday hiring period is just around the corner, when retailers have hire thousands of temporary workers to stock shelves and handle crowds of holiday shoppers. With so many Santa’s shopping for gifts online, there are far fewer in-store holiday jobs […]

Neighborhood Development News


32nd Street Condos Owner Seagram Properties has filed permits to develop a six-story residential building on a parcel at 37-25 32nd Street in the Dutch Kills section of Long Island City, according to a post on the YIMBY (Yes, In My Back Yard) website. The proposed, 70-foot tall development wills featur3e 14, 210-square-feet of residential space with 15 condominium units, […]

Cops Alert Public To Beware Phone Payment Scammers


Queens police officials are again warning residents to be alert to phone scammers who call their victims demanding cash for kidnapped relatives, who demand a payoff to access big bucks lotto winnings, to prevent utility firms from cutting off their service due to unpaid bills, or who offer to settle unpaid income tax debts by purchasing gift cards. NYPD officials […]

On the Road in Lebanon: Christian Churches of Ras Maska and Hamat


  “I took photos of Greek Orthodox Churches for you, Catherine,” said Lynn Maaiki, the Mattituck Library, Long Island librarian. Her photos opened a new world of Greek Orthodox Christians in the Middle East. They visited St. George Church in Ras Maska , Lebanon. A prominent statue of St. George killing the dragon is at the entrance. Beautiful doors with […]

September Events At Astoria Bookshop

The Astoria Bookshop wished everyone a happy autumn as they announced their upcoming events. They said, “Ring in the cooler weather and the new school year by checking out some of our September events. Join us for a month of dazzling first novels, thrilling mysteries, epic fantasies, wartime family secrets, a showcase of brilliant Spanish-language writers, our Brooklyn Book Festival […]

Addabbo Bill Mandating September 11 Remembrance Day Observation Signed Into Law

Legislation sponsored by NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (S.4166A) providing for the observance of September 11 Remembrance Day, including a brief period of silent reflection followed by a discussion, was signed into law by Governor Cuomo on September 9. “This new law will mean that the significance of the tragic events of September 11, whether it be the loss […]