February 13, 2019 RSS feed / Features

Eric Sloane: An Artist Whose Head Was In The Clouds

Eric Sloane’s maps of Forest Hills Gardens depict the lay of the land, but also add a little bit of history from back in the day. More...

Cuomo Announces Airlines To Invest $344M Into JFK

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced on February 6th that American Airlines and British Airways will invest $344 million in John F. More...

Officials Applaud ‘Lifesaver’ Astoria Cop

An off-duty NYPD officer on her way to work at the 114th Precinct in Astoria on February 7th is being hailed a hero this week after she rescued a motorcyclist who was bleeding heavily from an injury she suffered in a hit-and-run crash on the Brooklyn More...

Jackie Robinson Day Proclaimed For His 100th

Baseball legend and civil rights trailblazer Jackie Robinson would have turned 100 on January 31st. To mark the former St. More...

Honoring Our Presidents

Established in 1885 to recognize President George Washington, Presidents’ Day is a holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February. It is still officially called Washington’s Birthday by the federal government.  More...

Council Member Vallone Speaks At ACA Meeting

Council Member Paul Vallone was the speaker at the February 5th meeting of the Astoria Civic Association at Riccardo’s-by-the-Bridge.  More...

Queens Centers For Progress To Hold 23rd Evening Of Fine Food

Queens Centers for Progress (QCP), an agency that provides person-centered services and support to children and adults with developmental disabilities, will hold its 23rd annual Evening of Fine Food on Tuesday, February 26th, from 6:30 to 9:30 pm at More...

Patrizia’s Restaurant Opens In Maspeth

The long-awaited, greatly anticipated opening of Patrizia’s Restaurant at 69-35 Grand Ave. in Maspeth took place on Monday, February 11th. More...

Jumper Critical In RFK Bridge Plunge

A team of NYPD Special Operations officers braved frigid waters to rescue an unidentified man who jumped from the RFK Triborough Bridge in Astoria on February 5th. More...

Camryn Bruno Poem

“Politics Bite”Did you know that ticks are common in the United States? Well watch out! More...

UCCA Holds 2019 Annual Legislative/Executive Breakfast

On Friday, February 8th, United Community Civic Association (UCCA) held their 2019 Legislative/ Executive Breakfast at the LaGuardia Marriott Hotel, an appropriate location as the effects of La- Guardia Airport on the community were a major topic of More...

NYPD Announces Special Victims Division CompStat Reports

The NYPD has announced that on February 3rd, CompStat meetings dedicated solely to the Special Victims Division will be held. More...

Caryn Schwab's UCCA Presentation

On February 8th, Mount Sinai Queens Executive Director Caryn A. Schwab spoke at the United Community Civic Association (UCCA) 2019 Legislative/Executive Breakfast about how the hospital is meeting the needs of the residents of Queens and beyond. More...

Katz To Host Annual Black History Month Celebration

Borough President Melinda Katz and the African American Heritage Committee will host their annual Black History Month Celebration on Tuesday, February 26th, at 6 pm, replete with cultural performances, academic scholarship awards, honors for civic-mi More...

‘Amazon No Empty Promise’

A press conference was held on February 11th by the Queensbridge Alliance, a collective of leaders from Northwestern Queens, to urge New Yorkers to support bringing Amazon HQ2 to Long Island City. More...

Third Annual Multicultural Celebration In Astoria

The Central Astoria Local Development Coalition announced that it will host its third annual Multicultural Celebration on February 24th at Rioult Dance Center (34-01 Steinway St., Astoria) showcasing the rich diversity that makes up Astoria and Long More...

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Camryn Bruno

Camryn Bruno is a 19-year-old spoken word poet who was born in Queens and raised in Trinidad and Tobago until she returned to Queens in 2018 to attend York College. More...

The Pulpit

ASTORIA ADVENTIST CHURCH:• Fridays, 7 pm: Small group video seminar, MoreAbout Jesus, with Christian writers and speakersMaurice Venden and Lee Venden.• Saturdays, 11 am: Bible Study and Prayer Group. More...

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