Giving Shouldn’t Hurt

It seems there is always a catastrophe happen­ing somewhere in the world at any given time. We help but feel heartbroken when seeing re­ports detailing various tragedies. We also can feel hopeless, but we can – and should – each do our bit to help out. No one can solve all the world’s problems, but if we all just do […]

Precious And Few

We are now counting down to the last week of February! We are still feeling like the year has begun, but we are approaching the third month, and when we finish that we’ll have zipped the first quarter of the year already. February is the one month chosen to only have 28 days. It only gains an extra day in […]

Letters to the Editor

Prayers For Carter To The Editor: I am saddened that former President Carter is in hospice care. He did God’s work by building houses for Habitat For Humanity and was a man of peace, winning the Nobel Peace Prize, and he made a deal with Sadat and Begin in the Middle East. He was a humble peanut farmer, but also […]

Happy Presidents Day

Monday, February 20 is Presidents Day. We join the rest of the country in honoring all our presidents on this day. Originally we had two holidays in Febru­ary to celebrate the birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln who played huge roles in creating and preserv­ing our country. But New York State has combined both holidays into Presidents Day celebrating […]

Letters to the Editor

What About Sunnyside Yard? To The Editor: Governor Kathy Hochul’s 2023 State of the State speech and accompanying 267-page book “Achieving the New York Dream” omitted any reference to the pro­posed $400 million LIRR Sunnyside Yard Station project. The Metropolitan Trans­portation Authority’s February 7th Public Hearing for potential Federal Transit Ad­ministration funding of their 2023 Pro­gram of Projects also omits […]

Super Bowl Sunday

Super Bowl LVII (57) is almost here! It will be played between the American Foot­ball Conference champion Kansas City Chiefs and the National Football Confer­ence champion Philadelphia Eagles at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona on Sunday (of course!), February 12. The top are the New England Patriots and the Pittsburgh Steelers, each with six Super Bowl victories; followed by […]

Here’s To A Lovely Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is Tuesday, February 14 (some may celebrate the weekend before, or the weekend after, or all three!). We just know everyone is thinking and looking for places to go and love tokens to buy. In Queens, there is no paucity of places to go for a fine meal. In fact, the only difficulty might be in choosing. There […]

Letters To The Editor

School Construction Dear Neighbors and Parents of Q186 and Q224: The New York City School Construction Au­thority (SCA), wishes to notify you about work at the PS 186Q building. This project will entail an exterior modernization, which includes repairs to the parapets, roof, windows, exterior doors, and masonry, which will enhance the educational ex­perience for the students, and staff of […]

Happy Beatles Day!

As Queens people, we are thrilled to be part of Beatles’ history! Let us explain: Queens is the very first place the Beatles set foot in America when they first crossed the Atlantic Ocean 59 years ago, on February 7, 1964. They landed in John F. Kennedy Inter­national Airport soon after Idlewild Air­port was renamed for our beloved President John […]

Letters to the Editor

QEDC 2023 Annual Report To The Editor: Reinvention – whether by choice or ne­cessity – is something we do regularly. The last three years have been chock full of reinvention: for ourselves, our organiza­tions, and our city. In March, we will mark three years since everything changed. Like most of the world around us, we thought the Covid pandemic would […]

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