EmblemHealth Wraps Up 2021 with Legacy of Community Service

In a year full of significant challenges and change, EmblemHealth’s family of companies concluded 2021 by reflecting on its contributions toward improving public healthcare services for the diverse communities it serves. EmblemHealth’s family of companies includes AdvantageCare Physicians, a primary and specialty medical care practice, EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care, a network of customer service and community resource centers, ConnectiCare, one of […]

Community News


Fake Vaccine Cards Now a State Crime New York State law enforcement officials are warning the public that creating or using fake COVID-19 coronavirus vaccination cards is now a state crime. “These bills …make the falsification of a coronavirus vaccination card a Class A misdemeanor, Gov. Kathy Hochul said in a prepared statement. “The law also establishes a new felony […]

Neighborhood Development News


Owners of the following parcels have filed permits for development at the sites: 39-36 30th Street, Long Island City Permits have been filed for development of an 11-story residential building at the site, located between 39th and 40th Avenues in Long Island City, according to information posted on the YIMBY )Yes, In My Back Yard) website. The proposed 119-foot-tall development […]

Crime Watch


Mom Charged after Boys 2 & 4 Found Alone Outside Police said the mother of two young boys, ages 4 and 2, is facing criminal charges for leaving the tots outside their Corona apartment building just after midnight on December 26th. Cops said a passerby spotted the toddlers outside the building on 102nd Street and 43rd Avenue at about 12:45 […]

Astoria, LIC COVID Rates at All-Time High


As positive cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus continue to mount throughout New York City, neighborhoods in Astoria and Long Island City are experiencing the highest rates ever, health officials said. Nearly one-fifth of all people tested came back positive last week, according to the latest NYC data, health officials said. Between December 19-25, 2,559 people in Zip Codes 11101, 11102, […]

Boyfriend Busted on Gun Charges in Fatal Shooting


The boyfriend of a woman shot and killed outside an Astoria restaurant on December 23rd has been arrested on weapons charges and held without bail on Rikers Island, authorities said. DaShawn Parker, 27, was charged with criminal possession of a weapon and other gun charges after an ongoing investigation determined that he fired his own weapon during the shootout that […]

Memories of Italy: Ravenna, Capital of Empire


   Ravenna shows the finest examples of architecture and art of the late Roman/early  Byzantine/Eastern Roman empire. The tragedy of the Eastern Roman/Byzantine Empire is that the geographical area that was its center has been destroyed by war, conquest and populations that have no roots in its civilization. We visited Ravenna to see the heart of Byzantium that we did […]

St. Francis Prep Cheerleaders To Compete At Disney World

St. Francis Preparatory School announced that two of their Varsity competitive cheerleading teams have been selected to compete at one of the nation’s most prestigious cheerleading competitions, the National High School Cheerleading Championship, produced by Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA). UCA is a division of Varsity Spirit – the global leader in cheerleading, dance team and band apparel, camps and competitions, […]

January 2022: Screening Series & Events At Museum Of The Moving Image

      Museum of the Moving Image announced its January 2021 program, featuring the continuation of See It Big: Extravaganzas! and Curatorsʼ Choice; the start of Irregular Evidence: Deepfakes and Suspect Footage in Film, the companion screening series to the new exhibition Deepfake: Unstable Evidence on Screen; critic Dana Stevens in person with a program of Buster Keaton films; […]

A Good Old Rock and Roll Band Sings about 2 Great Presidential Speeches


Historians will be analyzing, celebrating or both, the 80th anniversary of one of the most important presidential oratories ever delivered to the citizens of our great nation.   The date was December 29th, 1940, and millions of Americans listened to their radios as President Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave a speech titled, “The Arsenal of Democracy’’. The speech that night was […]