Queens Museum 50th Anniversary Gala

Honoring Christine Sun Kim and Tremaine Emory May 12, 2022 | 6:30pm –10:30pm   “This year, we are excited to honor artist Christine Sun Kim, whose work, Time Owes Me Rest Again, a large-scale mural addressing themes of repetition and time, will be presented this Spring on the monumental wall encasing the Panorama of the City of New York; and […]

Queens Public Library Through the Years

On the eve of their first-ever QPL Day, take a moment to learn a few facts about Queens Public Library through the years—and how it has evolved to become the life-changing community resource it is today.   1896 Dr. Walter G. Frey and George E. Clay obtain a charter for the Long Island City Public Library, which is then incorporated […]

LICP’s 17th Annual Real Estate Breakfast 2022

Wednesday, April 06, 2022 7:30AM–10:00AM Long Island City Partnership’s Annual Real Estate Breakfast is the leading real estate event in Western Queens. For 16 years, we have brought together sold out crowds of leaders in real estate, finance, and the LIC community to discover current projects under way in New York City. This year, the panel will focus on fostering […]

Lt. Detective Joseph Petrosino Wreath-Laying and Commemoration

A commemorative wreath-laying was held at the grave of Lt. Det. Joseph Petrosino on Friday, March 12, in Calvary Cemetery in Woodside. Many NYPD members were present. Petrosino was assassinated in Palermo, Sicily 109 years ago and is the only NYC police officer killed in the line of duty in a foreign country.   Photos Walter Karling       […]

Greek Cultural Film Center Presents Film Series

The Hell Gate Film Society of the Greek Cultural Center presents a series of films by Cyprian directors. The films will be presented at the Greek Cultural Center (26-80 30th Street in Astoria) from March 27 until May 11th. The showings will be free to the public; the films will be in Greek with English subtitles. Information about show times […]

Community News


Three firefighters were injured on March 16th, while battling a three-alarm blaze at a Maspeth jewelry store, a fire spokesperson said. The blaze at Lafyes Jewelry, at 65-50 Grand Avenue, began just after 10 a.m. in a three-story building near Mount Olivet Cemetery, fire officials said. More than 100 firefighters and 100 FDNY units responded to the scene and brought […]

Neighborhood Development News


New Broadway Apartments The owners of a parcel at 37-18 Broadway in Astoria have filed plans to develop a five-story mixed-use building at the site, city records show. The new building would feature 16 apartments on floors two through five, 2,000-square-feet of retail space on the ground floor and exterior parking for five vehicles, according to the plans. A portion […]

Crime Watch


Hunt Jackson Heights Shooter Police are searching for a gunman who opened fire on a street in Jackson Heights on the night of March 14th, striking a pedestrian in the leg. Cops said the victim was walking northbound on 90th Street Between 35th and 37th Avenues in Jackson Heights at about 9:25 p.m. when he was approached by a man […]

Flushing Town Hall Celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month

This April, Flushing Town Hall celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month with an incredible line-up of jazz events, both in person and available to stream for free online for those unable to make it to the historic venue, a Smithsonian affiliate in Queens. Jazz music programs have been a cornerstone in Flushing Town Hall’s programming for over 40 years and the venue […]

Armstrong Now! 2022 Season

The Armstrong Now! 2022 Season is underway! Curious about who Louis Armstrong House Museum is featuring this season? Check a sneak peak of “In a Mellow Tone” performed by Samara Joy and Julius Rodriguez, visit louisarmstronghouse.us.                           Thatʼs my Home – Louis Armstrong at Caesarʼs Monticello in January […]