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Kew Gardens Festival Of Cinema Announces Award Winners At 2nd Annual Gala - Next Edition!

Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema announced the winners of its 2nd annual event that took place from August 3-12 at Regal Cinema’s UA Midway in Forest Hills, Maple Grove Cemetery in Kew Gardens and at the Queens Museum in nearby Flushing Meadows Corona More...

USTA Transforms Highland Park Tennis Courts As Part Of “Art Courts” Initiative - Next Edition!

The USTA and NYC Parks officially unveiled on August 18 the fifth and final set of Art Courts at the Highland Park Tennis Courts in Brooklyn. More...

Addabbo Plans To Help Local Horse Riding Organization Reach Out To More Veterans - Next Edition!

On Monday, August 13, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. visited GallopNYC’s Forest Hills location to learn more about their services. More...

Pheffer Amato Hosts Successful Naloxone Training At RISE Center - Next Edition!

Assembly Member Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Far Rockaway) hosted her second free Naloxone Training event on August 8, at the RISE Center in conjunction with the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. More...

Borough President Joins In ‘National Night Out’

The “National Night Out,” an annual event intended to enhance police-community relations and promote a united stand in the fight against crime, was held at 17 Queens locations on August 7. More...

DA’s Office Observes ‘National Night Out Against Crime’

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown joined Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York City Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill at the 102nd Police Precinct—the host precinct—for the 35th annual National Night Out Against Crime on August 7. More...

Laguardia Gateway Partners Announces First Set Of Retail Options

LaGuardia Gateway Partners (LGP), the private entity operating and redeveloping LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal B, announced the first set of retail and service options for travelers, opening later this year as part of the new state-of-the-art terminal. More...

Woman DOA In Flushing Creek

Police are awaiting the results of an autopsy to determine the identity and cause of death of a woman found floating in the waters of Flushing Creek on August 12. Cops at the NYPD Harbor Patrol Unit responding to a 911 call of a body in the wate More...

Construction Begins On New Sunnyside Theater

Call, “Lights, Camera, Action,” as construction is about to begin on a 12-story, mixed-use building at 38-01 Queens Boulevard in Sunnyside that will house a new Regal Cinemas Theater.   More...

Lightning Zaps Three Queens Men

Three men were recovering last week after they were struck by lightening in a pair of wild storms on August 7.Two of the men were struck as they played soccer in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, police said. More...

22 Charged In Queensbridge Drug, Gun Bust

A team of Queens North Narcotics cops and investigators from the Queens District Attorney’s Narcotics Investigation Bureau arrested 22 suspected drug dealers on August 7, in a sweeping drug bust at the Queensbridge Houses in Long Island City. More...

Coach Punch Death Ruled A Homicide

The city Medical Examiner’s Office ruled on August 10th that the death of a Florida tourist is a homicide, saying Sabor Szabo died from a blunt impact injury to his head and a brain injury. More...

National Night Out Against Crime At Astoria Park

The annual National Night Out Against Crime was held at Astoria Park on August 7 and was well attended despite threatening weather.  More...

Restaurant of the Week

Deasura

Deasura just opened on August 3rd and is already attracting attention from its Forest Hills neighbors who are curious about this new eatery. More...

Features

Post-Conviction Employment Rights Explained At Boro Prez Forum

All last week, Borough President Melinda Katz’s office held a series of forums called Closing Cases, Opening Doors.  The series was an alert to men and women who in the past were convicted of certain misdemeanors or even felonies. More...

In the Footsteps of Byzantium: Empress Theodora of St. Vitale Basilica

“I know it's the belief that women should never show daring in front of men. Never be bold when men hesitate. I know flight is not the answer; even to save our lives.” ― Empress Theodora1 More...

Rally To Save Specialized High School Exam

Standing on the steps of City Hall, NYS Senator Tony Avella, Assembly Member William Colton, Council Member Bob Holden and community groups announced on July 31 new state legislation and a City Council resolution to save the Specialized High School E More...

Shots For School - Next Edition!

New York State health officials are reminding parents and/or guardians of school age children that they must follow immunization requirements for youngsters entering the school system in September.As of September 1, the State Department of Health wil More...

Rain Can’t Dampen The Spirit Of The 108th Precinct's Night Out - Next Edition!

The 108th Police Precinct celebrated this year’s Night Out Against Crime in Woodside’s Big Bush Park.  The weather was hot and sticky, but that had been the case for several days and people arriving at the park on 61st Street off Queens Boulevar More...

LIRR to Lengthen Platforms at Forest Hills and Kew Gardens - Next Edition!

Long Island Rail Road President Phillip Eng announced on August 19 that the LIRR plans to lengthen the platforms at Forest Hills and Kew Gardens by 50 percent, to accommodate six cars of a train, up from the current four. More...

13th Annual Jamaica Bay Shorebird Festival - Next Edition!

The 13th Annual Jamaica Bay Shorebird Festival is being held on Saturday, August 25, from 7:30 am-4:30 pm. More...

Hunters Point Park Events - Next Edition!

Have you ever wanted to try something new, but just needed the inspiration? The Hunters Point Parks Conservancy has a great idea: Watercolors on the Waterfront! More...

Addabbo Meets With Young Volunteers At Kew Gardens Food Pantry - Next Edition!

State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. recently visited the Kehilat Sephardim of Ahavat Achim food pantry, and its Director Rabbi Shlomo Nisanov, in Kew Gardens to meet with some of the volunteers. More...

‘STOP’ For School Buses Or Lose Your License

State law enforcement officials are reminding motorist who repeatedly passes stopped school buses that they could face stiffer penalties, if caught in the act.Under current law, motorists who pass a stopped school bus two or more times within a tro-y More...

Queens College President And Students Help To Rebuild Puerto Rico

Queens College President Félix V. Matos Rodríguez and Queens College students went on a July 2018 trip to Puerto Rico as part of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s New York Stands with Puerto Rico Recovery and Rebuilding Initiative. More...

Cops Eye Ex’s Boyfriend In Astoria Slay

Police are investigating the death of a Queens man whose body was discovered on an Astoria sidewalk. Responding to 911 calls at about 12:48 am on August 9, police discovered 48-year-old Carry Martin unconscious, with grass, weeds and dirt in his More...

Addabbo Celebrates Middle Village Resident’s 100th Birthday

State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. recently met with 100-year-old Middle Village resident Marie Collier, who celebrated her birthday with family and friends at the Jib Lanes bowling alley in Flushing. More...

Metered Parking Rates To Rise

The cost of metered parking will increase throughout New York City this fall, and Queens motorists will see the increase on November 1, Department of Transportation (DOT) officials said.   More...

Man Rescued From Window Ledge

An emotionally disturbed man kept police at bay for over an hour on August 7th, first barricading himself inside his fifth-floor apartment and then climbing onto a window ledge before NYPD Emergency Service cops and a crisis negotiator were able to t More...

Man Found Dead On Astoria Sidewalk

Police are investigating the death of a Queens man whose body was discovered on an Astoria sidewalk on August 9.  Cops responding to 911 calls at about 12:48 a.m. More...

Peralta Hosts 9th Annual Backpack Giveaway

Queens youngsters will face a tough reality on September 5th, when school bells will ring in the first day of the new school year. More...

14th Annual Forest Hills Jazz Thursdays – Free Outdoor Concerts

The Forest Hills Chamber of Commerce announced the annual Forest Hills Jazz Thursdays, free outdoor jazz concerts that will be held from August 16-23, 7 pm, on 70th Road between Austin Street and Queens Boulevard. The show will go on, rain or shine. More...

Political Page

I On Politics

VELÁZQUEZ ON COURT ORDER TO BAN CHLORPYRIFOS: Congress Member Nydia M. More...

Editorials

Don’t Take The Special Out Of Specialized High Schools

The city Department of Education just released the results of a study it commissioned in 2013. More...

Letters to the Editor

Don’t Deport Family Man   More...

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