July 18, 2018 RSS feed / Features

Check River Fencing Near Astoria Houses, Hallets Point Park

Congress Member Carolyn Maloney and representatives of Community Board 1 and the Astoria Houses Tenants Association toured the Astoria Houses and Hallets Point Park and discussed the deteriorating co More...

Relics Of The 1964 World’s Fair Honored For Restoration Design Excellence

Restoration projects for two remnants of the 1964 World’s Fair, the New York State Pavilion and the Reflecting Pool, were among the winners of the 36th Annual Awards for Excellence in Design presented by the Public Design Commission. More...

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Carmen Lynch was recently listed on Splitsider’s “2016’s Best Late Night Sets” for her appearance on “Conan.” She has also performed twice on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” as well as “The More...

Bell Boulevard & 40th Avenue Named ‘Frank Skala Way’

On Saturday, July 14, dozens gathered as 40th Avenue and Bell Boulevard was officially co-named in memory of the late Frank Skala. More...

Dromm Honors Elmhurst Hospital Coronary Care Unit

NYC Council Finance Chair Daniel Dromm (D-Elmhurst, Jackson Heights) honored Elmhurst Hospital’s renowned Coronary Care Unit (part of the NYC Health + Hospitals system) for providing life-saving services to Queens residents. More...

Italian Charities’ New Scholarship: Vincent Cucchiara Memorial Scholarship

Italian Charities of America is introducing The Vincent P. Cucchiara Memorial Scholarship. “Vincent P. Cucchiara was a board member and treasurer who left us too soon and unexpectedly. More...

DOT Celebrates The Tenth Anniversary Of Its Public Plaza Program

New York City Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg joined elected officials and community leaders at Corona Plaza on July 14 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the plaza program, and to showcase a record number of completed p More...

Italian Charities of America Annual Scholarship Awards

Italian Charities of America has proudly awarded students year after year with its scholarships. “We have had the privilege of seeing countless young, talented and education driven students succeed in life and their careers. More...

Passing The Gavel In Broadway-Flushing

Broadway-Flushing Homeowners’ Association Vice President Joseph Brostek witnessed the passing of the gavel at the association’s recent executive board meeting. More...

Attempted Murder Charge For Shelter Firestarter

A crazed client who set fire to her roommate at a Long Island City homeless shelter on July 11 has been charged with second-degree attempted murder and a psychiatric evaluation was ordered, authorities said.  More...

Elderly Couple Arrested By ICE While Visiting Relative At Army Base

On the Fourth of July, ICE arrested Concepción and Margarito Silva while they were visiting their son-in-law at the Fort Drum Army base. More...

C4Q Commencement: Latest Class Of Coders Honored

C4Q, the Google-backed non-profit teaching low-income individuals and people of color how to code, honored its latest class of coders during commencement at the Museum of the Moving Image on Thursday More...

Over $2 Million In Funding For Samuel Field Y Announced

Council Member Paul Vallone and Queens Borough President Melinda Katz joined Samuel Field Y and dozens of community members to announce on July 10 a funding allocation of over $2 million to construct an enclosed, permanent sports space at the site of More...

St. Andrew’s Junior Girl Scouts Thank First Responders

Junior Girl Scouts from St. More...

United Nations Korean Mission Hosts QSO

On Friday, July 13, the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations hosted the Queensboro Symphony Orchestra who performed a culturally diverse program as part of the 2018 UN High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. More...

Gianaris Helps Reunite Guatemalan Asylum Seeker With Children

NYS Senator Michael Gianaris proudly joined Yeni Gonzalez, her children, and advocates from Queens-based Immigrant Families Together as they left the Cayuga Centers as a family once again. More...

Girl Scouts Of Greater New York Troop 6000 Now Serve Over 500 Girls And Women

The Mayor de Blasio administration announced on July 12 that thanks to public-private partnership and $1 million of city investment Girl Scout Troop 6000 has expanded to 15 shelter facilities for families with children across all five boroughs, with More...

Queens College to Host Cornerstone Theater Summer Residency

The California-based Cornerstone Theater Company will host its Institute Summer Residency at Queens College from July 12 to August 12. More...

2018 Waterfront Series

Central Astoria Local Development Coalition proudly presents its 2018 Waterfront Series at Astoria Park’s Great Lawn on Shore Blvd. between the Hell Gate Bridge and the pool.  More...

Ford Family Day At Whitey Ford Field

Friends of Whitey Ford Field organized a cleanup event at Whitey Ford Field in Astoria on Sunday, July 15. Despite the intermittent rain, the group repainted an entire bleacher and picked up garbage on the field. More...

Moya Holds Grand Opening Of His New District Office

Joined by the community and local leaders, including Borough President Melinda Katz, NYC Council Member Francisco Moya held a grand opening for his District 21 office. It is located at 106-01 Corona Avenue, Corona, NY 11368. More...

Protest Trump’s Supreme Court Pick

Congress Member Carolyn B. More...

Crystal Windows Receives Crain’s NY Family Business Award

Crystal Window & Door Systems was recently recognized as one of the most notable family businesses in the New York metro area by Crain’s New York Business magazine. More...

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Jeep Flips In Dutch Kills Crash

A motorist tore through a red light at an intersection in the Dutch Kills section of Long Island City on July 12 and slammed into the driver’s side door of a 2003 Jeep, flipping the Jeep several times until it came to rest upside-down.  More...

‘Save Lifesaving School Zone Speed Camera Program!’

Less than two weeks before the school zone speed camera program is set to expire, NYS Senator Jose Peralta, advocates and families called on the State Senate on July 13 to return to Albany and pass Senator Peralta’s bill (S.6046-C) to renew and More...

Services Corps Vols From QC Help Puerto Rico

Queens College students (from l.) Joaly Burgos and Janielle Moye are volunteers tackling construction work in Puerto Rico this summer through the CUNY Services Corps. More...

Annual Summer Reading Challenge Launched

Assembly Member David Weprin (D-Fresh Meadows, Richmond Hill) and Queens Library President and CEO Dennis M. More...

Grodenchik Congratulates CCIP On Its 10th Anniversary

NYC Council Member Barry S. More...

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