It’s In Queens (Nov. 20 to Nov. 26)

It feels like last March all over again with Covid surging and online events everywhere. Luckily, the programs are fantastic and the diversity is inspiring with live music, art, film, cooking, poetry, and dance. Plus, this pandemic is going to end soon. Nov. 20, Exhibition Tour With Jesse Wine, 1 pm. Displaying artist Jesse Wine and SculptureCenter Curator Kyle Dancewicz […]

2020-11-18 E-Edition

Get Tested!

A safely distanced line formed on November 17 for rapid Covid-19 testing run by the city at the former Sports Authority parking lot (51-30 Northern Blvd., Woodside) as announced to the community by NYC Council Member Costa Constantinides recently via Twitter. You can get tested there seven days a week, from 9 am until 7 pm. It is recommended that […]

I On Politics

BRAUNSTEIN’S REELECTION VICTORY: Assembly Member Edward Braunstein released the following statement upon his surprise reelection after mail-in ballots showed an overwhelming preference by voters for him: “Now that the absentee ballots have been counted, I am proud to report that I have won reelection and will continue to represent the people of the 26th Assembly District. After securing over 75% […]

Applying For Hunter’s Point South Affordable Housing

With the December 9 deadline to enter TF Cornerstone’s Hunter’s Point South (52-41 Center Boulevard) affordable housing lottery fast approaching, TF Cornerstone is encouraging interested community members to send in their applications. The deadline is for one of two buildings TFC is building at Hunter’s Point South, the north building will have a 2021 deadline. TF Cornerstone’s development at Hunter’s […]

Empowering Women With Financial Independence At FCSB

First Central Savings Bank, or as the community knows them, FCSB, was featured at The Center for the Women of New York’s new collaborative educational workshop designed to improve the financial capabilities of women and to reconnect virtually throughout COVID-19. The training focused on different moments in a woman’s life during the pandemic – steps needed to build a financial […]

Thanks-GIVING For QSAC Families

Paul Halvatzis of Amorelli Realty (r.) presents checks collected from his colleagues and friends to Wil Harrell (l.) of Quality Services for the Autism Community (QSAC) to help enable QSAC families in need have a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner.

HANAC Corona Wins Energy Conservation Award

HANAC just announced its Corona Senior Residence has been certified by the European passive House Institute. HANAC Corona is now the first affordable housing project built to Passive House standards in the United States to combine low income senior housing and a universal pre-K to achieve this prestige certification. The design of the building includes robust thermal insulation, energy recovery […]

Italian & Italian- American Studies

Italian Charities of America is offering a new interactive online learning program; Italian & Italian-American Studies. They are offering The Hardships of Early Italian Immigrants & the Italian-American Experience Course which consists of six classes. Students will be expected to complete light reading assignments before each class meeting and participate in weekly class discussions. These courses will be held on […]

10 P.M. Restaurant Curfew Is Misguided

We are concerned about Governor Cuomo’s new 10 pm curfew for restaurants, bars and gyms. We are not sure why it would be effective to close earlier, if venues are just serving food. What is the benefit? Is the virus more powerful after 10 pm than it is earlier in the day? We were told some restaurants turn into dance […]