Unique Educator Honored: Mrs. Athena Tsokou Kromidas


“Educating the mind without educating the Heart is no education at all,” -Aristotle.                           An exceptional person, with a heart, who bent rules, considering each child’s needs,  shaped all from the mid 1980’s to our present time. Today, they are educated individuals, the backbone of American society, always […]

Man On the Run In Ridgewood Murder


Gunfire broke the early morning silence on a street in Ridgewood early on May 9th, when an NYPD civilian employee was fatally shot inside her apartment on Fresh Pond Road, police said. NYPD Deputy Chief Julie Morrill said police who responded to 911 calls of shots fired inside a third-floor apartment on Fresh Pond Road near Palmetto Street in Ridgewood […]

Community News


Settlement Reached in Used Car Dealership Fraud Charges The owner of two used car dealerships in Woodside has agreed to pay a series of hefty fines to customers and surrender its dealership licenses for two years, in settlement of charges that it bilked buyers out of thousands of dollars through illegal fees. JP Motors, at 60-20 Northern Boulevard in Woodside, […]

Crime Watch


Charges Pending in Fatal Astoria Crash Police are continuing their investigation into the death of an Astoria woman who was struck and killed while attempting to cross 21st Street near Astoria Park South on May 6th. Cops said a 73-year-old female driver was turning from Astoria Park South onto 21st Street in her 2005 Ford Element just after 10 p.m. […]

FDNY: e-Bike Battery Explosions Fueled Astoria Bike Shop Blaze


A lithium battery inside at least one e-bike was to blame for a two-alarm blaze that tore through an Astoria bicycle shop on Monday afternoon, fire officials said. FDNY officials said 25 units and 106 firefighters responded to the blaze that started at about 2 p.m. on the first floor of a three-story brick building at 30-05 41st Street. The […]

Open Call for Group Exhibition ‘Pink Flamingo: Clubs in Flux’

NYC nightclubs have always been a hotbed of creativity and have nurtured the early careers of countless talented musicians. These clubs have fostered powerful music scenes over the years, and many of them evolved into sacred spaces for dedicated local communities. However, all good things must come to an end, and as rapidly as nightclubs pop up in NYC they […]

This Week in Flushing Meadows Corona Park: Things To Do Through June 5

Free Zumba and Yoga Classes at the Unisphere Zumba-Thursdays & Fridays, 6pm to 7pm Grab your workout gear for a free class. All levels welcome. Weather permitting.       Yoga at the Unisphere, Saturdays, 8:30am to 10:30am. Grab your workout gear and yoga mat for a free class. All levels welcome. Weather permitting. For details visit allianceforfmcp.org/events   Queens […]

New Community Board Class Inducted

Queens Borough President Richards swore in the 2022 class of Queens Community Board members on Tuesday, May 3 at the Helen Marshall Cultural Center at Queens Borough Hall. The Borough President emphasized how critical it is for all Community Boards to have members as diverse and dynamic as the neighborhoods they represent, and with this new class, that goal is […]

From The Secret Theatre

Hi Everyone, Matilda Jr is a hit! The Secret Theatre opened Matilda Jr on April 28th to a sold-out crowd at every show. This is their first show where they have combined some of their juniors with the senior musical theatre groups and they have also included a few new faces to their cast. Kaila Wooten, Rosie Green, and Julia […]

2022 Queensboro Dance Festival Announces Lineup

The Queensboro Dance Festival tour is back in action this summer, presenting 26 Queens-based dance companies and kicking off June 4 through October 2, with over 30 performances and classes across Queens. The festival is also a lead community partner in two major arts initiatives new this year, Queens Rising and TurnOut NYC. As a platform to represent the breadth […]