November 14, 2018 RSS feed / Features

CB5 Public Hearing Notice

The next meeting of Community Board 5 will be conducted on Wednesday, November 14, beginning at 7:30 pm at Christ the King High School in the cafeteria (68-02 Metropolitan Avenue in Middle Village). More...

The Beatles Top All-Time Rock Band List

Nearly five decades after they broke up, The Beatles are the clear leader when Americans name the greatest rock and roll band of all time. The Monmouth University Poll finds that fully 86% of U.S. More...

Vallones Honor Mount Sinai Queens

Former City Council Speaker Peter Vallone, Sr., his wife, Tena Vallone, and family thanked Mount Sinai Queens (MSQ), the former Astoria General Hospital, for their years of service, not only to their own family, but also on behalf of the entire Astor More...

Taminent Regular Democratic Club Dinner Dance

The Taminent Regular Democratic Club held their 87th annual dinner dance celebration on Friday, November 2 at Riccardos’s by the Bridge. The Taminent Regular Democratic Club had a wonderful turnout. More...

‘Heroes Fight Like Hellenes’

On The OHI Day IV:

As noted in earlier articles, I was baptized Elias Theodorakos since it is the Greek custom to name the first son after the paternal papou (grandfather). More...

SHAREing & CAREing Benefit & Silent Auction

SHAREing & CAREing, the face of hope, recovery and cancer survival, commemorated 24 years of service, at its Benefit & Silent Auction on November 7 at Riccardo’s by the Bridge (21- 01 24th Ave., Astoria).  Participants included:&nb More...

Frida Libre Returns To Queens Theatre For Encore Run

After her resounding success last season, renowned actress and singer Flora Martínez returns with her tour-de-force performance as Frida Kahlo in Frida Libre at Queens Theatre through November 18. More...

Letter Grade Rules For Mobile Food Vendors Announced

The Health Department published rules in the City Record on November 9 for the new letter-grading program for food carts and trucks, which will launch in December. This program introduces a scoring system similar to that used in restaurants. More...

Finding And Keeping Qualified Staff

Queens businesses will receive information to help them solve their staffing challenges from experienced human resource leaders and workforce trainers at A Workforce Symposium, on Friday, November 16, at United Nations Federal Credit Union, sponsored More...

Archangel Michael Name Day Gala & Fr. John’s 25th Anniversary

The Name Day Gala of The Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church of Port Washington was held on Friday, November 9 at Leonard’s Palazzo of Great Neck (555 Northern Blvd., in Great Neck).  During the gala, the 25th Anniversary of Fr. More...

Astoria Carbon Monoxide Scare

Three people were rushed to the hospital early Sunday morning after high levels of carbon monoxide filled their Astoria home, fire officials said.  More...

Teen Stabbed During Dispute

Police are trying to determine what was behind an altercation between two men that led to one of them being stabbed outside a school in Elmhurst on November 8.  More...

Central Astoria LDC Announces Holiday Festival & Tree Lighting

Central Astoria LDC proudly announced its 6th annual Holiday Festival & Tree Lighting Celebration to be held on Saturday, December 1, on the Great Lawn at Astoria Park, from 2-5 pm. More...

Gobble This

The first Thanksgiving may be significant for bringing together the Pilgrims and Native Americans. More...

School Chancellor Carranza Has A Plan To Fix Yellow Bus Transportation

New School Chancellor Richard A. Carranza has been taking a great deal of heat, especially from Queens parents of public school students who have to rely on riding yellow buses to school daily. More...

ACA’s Meet & Greet with Mount Sinai Queens

Astoria Civic Association held a gathering on November 4 to Meet and Greet Mount Sinai Queens Physicians, during which guests learned from Mount Sinai Queens new advancements in the treatment of strokes. The presenters were J. More...

E-Wallet App Protects Family Debit Card Number Share

Many families have a single debit or credit card shared among several individuals, including teens and college students who may lose track of purchases, buy from unsecured websites, or access money without clearing the amount with parents.  More...

Annual Pajama And Book Drive Makes 450 Kids Happy

On Thursday, November 8, the annual Pajama Drive was again hosted by Maria L. Delgado, Mojave, Give Me Astoria and Assembly Member Aravella Simotas.  More...

Local-Express

Peter Tatara

Peter Tatara, LeftField’s VP of Anime Events, has worked in the events industry for over 15 years. At LeftField, he oversees Anime NYC and all the company’s activities involving Japanese pop culture. More...

Smuggling Hendrix Screened In MMI Greek Film Series

Always on Sunday, the ongoing Greek Film Series at the Museum of the Moving Image, screened the film, Smuggling Hendrix (2018, 93 mins.), on Sunday, November 11. More...

United Community Civic Association’s Turkey Giveaway

On Monday, November 12, in front of Central Lounge on 20-30 Steinway Street, the United Community Civic Association (UCCA) gave away hundreds of turkeys to the community. More...

The Voters Speak: Community Board Members To Have Term Limits

Borough President Melinda Katz appointed 331 individuals to serve two-year terms on their respective community boards commencing April 1, 2018. More...

The Pulpit

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City Council Smokes Out New Hookahs

The City Council last week voted to smoke out new hookah bars, banning them from opening in New York City.  More...

Couple Killed In Wrong-Way Crash

A Sunnyside biker and his 20-year-old girlfriend died early Saturday when their motorcycle slammed into a van while they were speeding the wrong way down a one-way street.  More...

A Plastic Ocean Free Screening At Museum Of The Moving Image

The Community Board 1 Environmental Committee and the Museum of the Moving Image will be hosting an important and educational film screening of A Plastic Ocean (102 mins.).  More...

Blading In The Bike Lane

Woodside resident and rollerblader Marty Appel recently made unique use of the Queens Boulevard bike lane by Van Loon Street, outside the Italian Charities of America building. He said he was on his regular exercise jaunt along the thoroughfare. More...

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