Savvy Senior:

How to Choose a Walk-in Bathtub

Dear Savvy Senior, Because of my mobility problems, I’m thinking about getting a walk-in bathtub that’s easy to get into and out of but could use some help selecting one. What can you tell me about walk-in tubs, and can you recommend some good companies that make and install them? Bubble Bath Betty Dear Betty, Walk-in tubs are a good […]

On the Road in Greece: The Arcadian Gate


The 2500-year anniversary since the Battle of Thermopylae and the Battle of Salamis in 480 BC began in Athens on Wednesday, October 16, 2019. A series of events called ”Thermopylae – Salamis 2020” will commemorate and highlight the importance of these two battles, which occurred in 480 BC for the humanity as a whole. These two decisive battles are seen by many to […]

Neighborhood Development News

38-03 31st Street The owners of a parcel at 38-03 31st Street in Long Island City have filed plans to develop a five-story, mixed-use building at the site. The building will feature 5,060-square-feet of residential space with nine rental units and 379-suare-feet of commercial space on the first floor, according to information posted on the YIMBY (Yes, In My Back […]

Woman Found Dead In Ravenswood Houses

A 28-year-old woman was found dead from a drug overdose inside an apartment at the Ravenswood Houses on Christmas Eve, police said. Cops responding to a 911 call at about 1:30 p.m. on December 24th found the woman unconscious and unresponsive in a second floor apartment at the houses on 24th Avenue and 34 Street in Astoria. The woman had […]

As I See It:


I – ON SOLVING THE GREENHOUSE GASES PROBLEM January 1, 2020 This article is concerned with the general subject that has come to be defined as global warming / climate change. Well, is it global warming or is it climate change? It depends on who you talk to. What one can say for certain is that many have come to […]

Crime Watch

Hunt Sunnyside Shooter Police are seeking help from the public to help identify and locate a suspect wanted in connection with early morning gunfire in Sunnyside. Cops responding to 911 calls of gunfire at 47th Avenue and 46th Street in Sunnyside at about 3:37 a.m. on December 27th recovered nine shell casings at the scene, an NYPD spokesperson said. Police […]

Pheffer Amato Secures MTA Chief Byford Visit

On February 6, at the Rockaway YMCA, Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-South Queens) will be hosting a Commuters Town Hall with MTA New York City Transit President Andy Byford. “The purpose of this meeting is to give our commuters a voice,” Assemblywoman Pheffer Amato said. “As I continue my #MassTransitMonday tours around my district – I hear about their numerous […]

2020-01-08 E-Edition

Melinda Katz, Queens’ New District Attorney

Melinda Katz was inducted as Queens district attorney on Monday, January 6, 2020 at St. John’s University’s Carnesecca Arena. She was sworn in by Chief Judge of NYS and the Court of Appeals Janet Marie DiFiore. Laudatory and welcoming remarks were given by: NYS Attorney General Letitia James; NYS Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul; NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio; Congressman Gregory […]

Cuomo: ‘No Hate In Our State’

At the No Hate, No Fear Solidarity March in New York City, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on January 5 announced an additional $45 million in funding is available to help protect New York’s religious-based institutions, including non-public schools and cultural centers, against hate crimes. Funding is being made available through Requests for Applications under New York’s Securing Communities Against Hate […]