It’s In Queens! (July 10 to July 16)

The Great Outdoors! Well, maybe the Limited Outdoors is more accurate. Virtual events and camps dominate this week’s Queens activities, but in a sign of the times, a few events are IRL (In Real Life).   July 10, Monuments Now, March 2021. In this exhibition’s first phase, three artists — 2019 MacArthur Foundation Genius Grantee Jeffery Gibson; Hunter College Associate […]

2020-07-08 E-Edition

Innovation For Queens

A powerhouse development team comprised of Silverstein Properties, the Kaufman Astoria Studios and Bedrock Real Estate Partners, has unveiled a $2 billion plan to create a new mixed-use district on 8½-acres of underutilized land on the border of Astoria and the northernmost section of the Dutch Kills neighborhood in Long Island City. The developers believe the project would provide a […]

Greenmarket At Elmhurst Hospital Is Back

NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst announced on July 1 the availability of GrowNYC’s hospital-based Greenmarket. Back for its tenth season, the seasonal market will be open every Tuesday from 8 am to 4 pm through November 24. “NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst is intently focused on improving public health through diet and exercise, so we’re extremely proud to partner with GrowNYC to […]

I On Politics

LANDMARK INFRASTRUCTURE LEGISLATION PASSES IN HOUSE: On July 1, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) voted to pass H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, a more than $1.5 trillion plan to rebuild American infrastructure. Rep. Maloney said, “I was proud to vote today to invest not only in our city, state, and nation’s roads, bridges, and transit systems, but also for […]

Flushing Bank Sponsors Commonpoint Queens’ Drive-in Movie Fundraiser

Flushing Bank has made a donation to the social services organization Commonpoint Queens to underwrite their next Summer Drive-In Movie Nights on July 19 and August 16. Commonpoint Queens will be featuring The Sandlot and Grease as a double-bill on Sunday, July 19. “We are very grateful to Flushing Bank for their longtime support of Commonpoint Queens and the entire […]

AHEPA Awards Highest Honors In NY To George Zouvelos

The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (AHEPA) Hermes Ch. 186 announced that they named Br. George Zouvelos AHEPAN OF THE YEAR, the District’s highest honor, at the New York State AHEPA New York Empire State District 6 Convention which was held last weekend, virtually, for the first time in New York. The award states, “In Recognition of Outstanding Leadership and […]

As I See It:

On The Coronavirus II

Four months ago, I put forth an article concerned with the coronavirus. This is a follow-up piece that details my thoughts on some of the major players in the field. Two things have occurred in the interim. I am now planning on writing a book on viruses (even though I know nothing about the subject) titled “Virus Contact Agencies and […]

‘Innovation QNS’

A 2.7 million sq. ft., nine-acre, mixed-use project has been presented to the Community Board 1 Land Use and Zoning Committee. The pre-filing, informational presentation by the developers, Kaufman Astoria Studios, Silverstein Properties, and Bedrock Real Estate Partners, was made on July 1 at the Community Board 1 office. Land Use and Zoning Committee Cochairs Elizabeth Erion, Gerald Caliendo and […]

Queens Historical Society’s Digital Workshops

Queens Historical Society is offering the following Digital Workshops this month: Free Culture Pass Workshop: Native American History on July 9, from 6-7 pm. Learn about the people who first shaped Queens, and how their influence has shaped our modern landscape. They will use documents and archaeological artifacts to learn what life was like for the Native American tribes on […]