Early Childhood Center To Open At Crabhouse Site


The owner of a Rego Park-based Mandarin immersion early childhood center announced plans to open a second center at 2-03 Borden Avenue in Long Island City, in a building storied in local history and memories of neighborhood camaraderie. The Kuei Luck Early Childhood Center will serve youngsters one-to-five years old, Executive Director Kevin Kung said. The center, which will serve […]

Robber Threatens To Kill Pet


Police are searching for a man who approached a woman inside a Woodside Dunkin’ Donuts store on February 6 and threatened to kill her and her dog if she didn’t hand over $20, police said. Police said the suspect walked up to the 42-year-old woman inside the store at 61-12 Roosevelt Avenue at about 2:30 pm and issued the threat. […]

Addabbo Delivers To Vets Valentine’s Day Cards Made By Students

On Tuesday, February 18, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. visited the veterans at the St. Albans VA Veterans’ Hospital to deliver Valentine’s Day cards created by students at PS 63 and PS 88 in Addabbo’s district to show their love for our veterans and to thank them for their service.

Cruz Joins Riders Alliance, MTA Acting President On Q49 Ride-Along

Members and leaders of the grassroots Riders Alliance, Assemblywoman Catalina Cruz, and MTA Bus Company Acting President Craig Cipriano undertook a fact-finding mission aboard the Q49 bus on February 19, collecting data from riders about current slow and unreliable service and hearing new feedback on contemplated changes to the Queens bus network. Riders Alliance leaders, MTA officials, and Cruz rode […]

Queens Parents To Mayor De Blasio: ‘Enough Is Enough!’

“If good things come to those who wait, Success Academy Queens families are past due on their just rewards,” said a Success Academy (SA) representative. “They’ve been waiting three years for a middle school for their children, doing everything in their power to convince Mayor de Blasio to fulfill his duty to all children. They’ve reached out to elected officials, […]

Dear Dr. Universe: Why do microwaves hum? – T.J., Middle School, Ohio

Dear T.J., Long before humans invented microwave ovens, they had to rely on stoves or an open flame to heat up their food. These days, we can warm up food in a matter of minutes, or even seconds. A lot of parts had to be invented to make that all happen. These parts help electricity flow through the microwave in […]

How To Choose The Right Hospital For You

Dear Savvy Senior, I need to get a hip replacement, and want to find a good, safe hospital to have it done in. What resources can you recommend for evaluating hospitals? I don’t currently have a doctor. Shopping Around Dear Shopping, Most people spend more time shopping for a kitchen appliance or flat-screen TV than choosing a hospital. But selecting […]

New Releases At Astoria Bookshop

Astoria Bookshop announced some of the new releases they have. As always, their calendar is full of exciting events (astoriabookshop.com) – including a special story time about a race horse named Zippy Chippy (tomorrow, February 27), a science fiction anthology full of Black Girl Magic (March 9), and more.   New and Noteworthy Fiction and Poetry The Lost Book of […]