Mayor & Police Commissioner Host Holy Days Security Briefing With Jewish Leaders of New York City


Last week Jewish leaders and elected officials joined members of the NYPD At Police Headquarters for a High Holy Days Security Briefing where a number of speakers shared information about NYPD Plans to protect all synagogues and worshipers during the High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. The Jewish New Year begins at sundown on Sunday September 28, […]

City Reliquary Hosts Collector’s Night

The City Reliquary held its annual Collector’s Night on September 7, in the gymnasium of Our Lady of Mount Carmel church in Brooklyn. On display were collections of all sorts, including memorabilia from the 1964-65 World’s Fair, artifacts and paraphernalia on the history of the city’s public school system, and artifacts of old photos of Queens. The turnout was impressive. […]

New Space For Queens District Attorney’s Office

Queens Acting District Attorney John M. Ryan was with Jamie LeFrak, vice chair of LeFrak Estates, at the official ribbon-cutting ceremony on September 19 at 126-06 Queens Boulevard in Kew Gardens. The ribbon-cutting celebration marked the opening of new office space for the Queens District Attorney’s office. The newly renovated, four-story building boasts 35,000 square feet of office space and […]

Savvy Senior:


Dear Savvy Senior, I own two dogs and a cat that I would do almost anything for, but expensive veterinary bills put a strain on my budget. Is pet insurance a good idea? Older Pet Owner Dear Pet Owner, If you’re the kind of pet owner who would do anything for their furry family, including spending thousands of dollars on […]

Ask Dr. Universe

Dear Dr. Universe, Why do people like different kinds of music? —Skyler, 14, Michigan Dear Skyler, When I got your question, it was music to my ears. Humans have been experimenting with all kinds of sounds, lyrics, and instruments for thousands of years. There are hundreds of genres of music, so while you might like one kind, a friend might […]

Fresh Pond Road Bus Lane To Remain Open

NYC Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg released the following statement upon the judgment from the Queens State Supreme Court to keep Fresh Pond Road bus lane open during the afternoon rush hours: “We are grateful to Justice Joseph Esposito for his decision today to keep the bus lane open along Fresh Pond Road during afternoon rush hours. Since we […]

The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus

The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus came to JHS 157 in Rego Park on September 17. They will be in Flushing today, Wednesday, September 25 with Councilman Rory Lancman and in Queens Village on Friday with Barry Grodenchik. Seen here are: JHS 157 students, JHS 157 Principal Vincent Suraci, The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus Co-Founder and Executive Director Brian […]

Miller Celebrates Glendale Resident’s 85th Birthday

Frank Tranchina, a longtime resident and volunteer to the Glendale community turned 85.  New York Assemblyman Mike Miller and Community Board 5 Chair Vinny Arcuri presented Tranchina a citation celebrating his birthday and acknowledging all he does for the community.

Hallets Point To Develop Ferry Route


The Transportation Committee of Community Board 1 is scheduled to meet with representatives of the Durst Organization tonight, September 25, to discuss parking changes for Halletts Point and a new ferry route proposal. Transportation Committee Co-Chairs Robert Piazza and Jose Batista announced the meeting in a September 12 memo to members of the Transportation Committee and all interested board members. […]

St. Anastasia Knights Of Columbus Installs Officers

St. Anastasia Knights of Columbus Council 5911 held its installation of officers on September 17 at the St. Anastasia Parish center in Douglaston. Grand Knight Frederick R. Bedell, Jr., was presented the Columbian Award from the Supreme Order of the Knights of Columbus for his council’s charitable activities for the church, Knights of Columbus and the community, including two annual […]