It’s In Queens! (April 21 to April 27)

Earth First, Apple Blossom, Green Planet, DirtFest, and Climate Arts. There’s a theme to many of this week’s Queens events. Earth Day has arrived, and Spring has sprung! April 22, Earth Day Stroller-Friendly Stroll, 8:30 am. An educator leads a guided, relaxing walk in nature and talks about the trails, flora, and fauna. Strollers and young children are encouraged to […]

2022-04-20 E-Edition

Temporary Medical Care Unit Unveiled At Astoria Houses

On April 14 Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), Governor Kathy Hochul, Deputy Mayor Lorraine Grillo, New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), Astoria Houses tenant leaders, The Floating Hospital, the Tuchman Foundation, and the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) unveiled a temporary medical care unit at Astoria Houses to provide free COVID-19 vaccines and tests. The temporary medical care unit […]

CB1 Holds Cabinet Meeting


Community Board 1’s cabinet meeting for the month of April (held April 14) began a few minutes late, but a considerable number of speakers were given generous opportunity to deliver their reports on civic and municipal matters. Moderator and CB 1 District Manager Florence Koulouris was glad to exchange commentary with them. She began by expressing distress about the violence […]

Gifted & Talented Program


The Gifted and Talented program continues this fall with additional kindergarten and third-grade seats in every community school district, bringing the total number of G&T seats to 2,500 citywide. “Expanding our Gifted and Talented program to all New York City districts is about giving every child, in every zip code, a fair chance and making sure no child is left […]

Happy Eastern Orthodox Easter

Orthodox Easter is this coming Sunday, April 24, and it will be celebrated all over the world by Eastern Orthodox Christians, including Greek Orthodox adherents, the largest group in the USA with over one and a half million members, according to familysearch.org. While the date is based on the Julian calendar, unlike the Western Christian Easter which is based on […]

Letters To The Editor EditorTo

Spring Awakening To The Editor: The week began with a subway shooting; violence on 33rd Street in Long Island City; the continuing war in Ukraine with threats of escalation; and leaders infected with COVID as rates continue to rise. There is clearly lots to write about; however, I feel compelled to focus on the miraculous spectacle of Spring as it […]

We Now Need World-Class ACCESS To The Airports

Op—Ed


OANA has had the opportunity to weigh in on the renovation of LaGuardia Airport (LGA) since the beginning of the process, and we have been greatly impressed by the results. We now have a world-class facility, which helps Queens and NYC look towards a future with positive economic and quality of life growth for all. What still needs to be […]

Biking The Boulevard

Outside the Italian Charities building at the corner of Queens Boulevard and Van Loon Street in Elmhurst on April 14 was Rego Park resident, Bill Jung, on a scooter travelling eastward in the bicycle lane. He normally rides a Harley-Davidson Dyna Low Rider (Big Twin Rumble: Harley-Davidson FXDL Dyna Low Rider | Motorcycle Cruiser) but he said the Harley, his […]

Tenacity And Hard Work Meet In The Digital World: Celebrating Achievements Of Immigrant Women in Queens


The Latinx@Work digital eight-week course, designed by UnidosUS, has been key for Latinas in Queens. The course focuses on educating about the digital world to help the students catch up with advances in technology. The program is geared toward improving participants’ job readiness skills, digital literacy, and employment opportunities as well as facilitating post-secondary education or technical/vocational training. In recent […]