June 13, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Queens-Based Fortune Society Receives $487,000 Grant from OneCity Health - Next Edition!

The Fortune Society (Fortune) announced on June 13 that it has received a $487,000 grant from the OneCity Health Innovation Fund to implement its project, Connections to Care.  In collaboration with NYC Health + Hospitals’ Correctional Health Se More...

Port Authority Partners With Vaughn College On New $1.3 Million Scholarship Program - Next Edition!

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is partnering with Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology on a new scholarship program, part of the agency’s continuing effort to provide opportunities for local communities to share in the economic More...

LIC Artists’ Postcard Show Fundraiser At Plaxall - Next Edition!

LIC Artists are holding a Postcard Show Fundraiser at Plaxall Gallery. It is an open call for submissions, so anyone who wants can send in their work. The deadline for submissions is June 28. More...

Peralta Secures $110K For Queens Legal Services To Assist Immigrants - Next Edition!

NYS Senator Jose Peralta announced on June 18 that he was able to secure $110,000 in this year’s state budget for Queens Legal Services to support the organization’s programs to fight for social and economic justice. More...

Announce Plans For 7-Story Building - Next Edition!

The owner of a parcel at 31-18 31st Street has filed plans to develop a seven-story, mixed-use building at the site.Developer Builders Millennium has filed plans for a 75-foot tall building that would feature 1.940-square-feet of space for ground flo More...

25 Years To Life For Astoria Park Murder - Next Edition!

An Astoria man was sentenced this week to 25-years-to life in prison for the brutal 2015 murder of a Croatian historian in Astoria Park.Alexander Bonich, 54, of 42nd Street in Astoria, was convicted last month of second-degree murder, second-degree c More...

It’s In Queens! (June 21 to June 27) - Next Edition!

The Summer Solstice is approaching, and Queens is ready to celebrate the longest day of the year with art, dance, theater, and urban shaman magic. More...

Queens Medical Associates National Cancer Surivior's Day - Next Edition!

Queens Medical Associates, a preeminent blood disorders and cancer care facility, hosted a day-long celebration for its patients on June 11, one day after the official National Cancer Survivors Day. More...

Forest Park Carousel Pay-One-Price Party - Next Edition!

The Forest Park Carousel will be the site of a Pay-One-Price Party hosted by the Woodhaven Cultural and Historical Society of Friday, June 22, from 6 pm to 8:30 pm A $10 ticket will let you take unlimited rides on all of the rides in the Forest Park More...

Education Council Calls On Mayor To Save SHSAT - Next Edition!

The Community District Education Council 26 of the city Department of Education in Bayside released a resolution on June 21 calling upon Governor Cuomo, Mayor de Blasio, Chancellor Richard Carranza, and the New York State Legislature to vote against More...

Constantinides Announces FY19 Budget Victories for Western Queens - Next Edition!

The New York City Council voted last week to pass a balanced budget for Fiscal Year 2019, which stretches from July 1 of this year to June 30, 2019. The budget includes funding for public spaces like schools, hospitals, and parks. More...

Finalized City Budget Draws Near Despite Debate On Metro Cards, Homeowners’ Rebate

The city’s final budget is not due until July 1, but there are signs that Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City Council are moving closer to an agreement.When the mayor presented his $86 million executive budget in April, two items favored by the City Co More...

Forest Hills Gardens’ Annual Flag Day Celebration

The Forest Hills Gardens annual Flag Day Celebration was held on Saturday, June 9, on Flagpole Green in the heart of beautiful Forest Hills Gardens. The celebration is a continuing tradition, which many believe has lasted over 100 years. More...

Marijuana Dispensary Coming Soon To Forest Hills

A medical marijuana dispensary is coming soon to Forest Hills. Curaleaf New York will soon occupy half of the space that used to house the Santa Fe restaurant, at 107-18 70th Road. More...

The 104th Children’s Day Forest Hills Gardens

The Celebrations Association of Forest Hills Gardens sponsored the wonderful 104th Annual Children’s Day at Flagpole Green on June 2. Luckily, with original predictions of a 90 percent chance of rain, there were only overcast skies. More...

Informational Meeting On How To Respond To A City Summons

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and community leaders from Flushing joined Fidel F. More...

City Council, Mayor Announce Agreement On FY 2019 Budget

City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, Finance Committee Chair Daniel Dromm, Capital Budget Subcommittee Chair Vanessa Gibson and Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on June 11 an agreement on the Fiscal Year 2019 budget. More...

SHAREing & CAREing Thanks Bikers Against Breast Cancer, Ride Supporters

"What an amazing show of support for SHAREing & CAREing this weekend!” stated SHAREing & CAREing’s staff. More...

Queens College Alumni In NYC Council Recognize College’s 80th Anniversary

All in the Queens College family: Queens College President Félix V. More...

Moms Demand Action At Jefferson Democratic Club Meeting

The Jefferson Democratic Club held its monthly meeting on June 7 at the Clearview Park Golf Course Clubhouse in Bayside. More...

Met Council on Jewish Poverty Holds 42nd Annual Legislative Breakfast

On Sunday morning June 3, 2018 New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Hastings walked to the podium at the 42nd annual legislative breakfast of the Met Council on Jewish Poverty. More...

Belmont Stakes Festival Includes Visit By Veteran Jockeys To Ronald McDonald House

WIth the excitement of another run for a Triple Crown at Belmont Park, NYRA the New York Racing Association and Belmont Park planned a number of exciting events during Belmont Stakes Festival Week. More...

On the Road in Greece: Stavros Niarchos Park

For the past 50 years, the Greek American community has been elevated through the accomplishments of the shipowners. Stavros Spyros (3 July 1909 – 16 April 1996) was a multi-billionaire Greek shipping tycoon. More...

Six-Story Development To Replace Beer Garden

The owner of a parcel at 30-09 21st Street has filed plans to develop a six-story, mixed use building at the site.   More...

CB 2 Discusses Uniform Land Use Review Procedure

At the Community Board 2 meeting on June 7, the public meeting and public hearing phases, (eight items total), including landmark and Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) applications and unfinished business, were there for examination, and most More...

Restaurant of the Week

The Freakin Rican

Bienvenidos a Astoria to “The Freakin Rican,” home of traditional Puerto Rican cuisine as prepared by Chef/owner Derick Lopez. Chef Derick Lopez has a history as colorful as his new restaurant.  More...

Editorials

In Appreciation Of All The Fathers

It’s that time of year to make a special gesture and show our fathers, grandfathers and father-figures how much we love and appreciate them, just in case, in the hustle and bustle of our lives, we sometimes forget to thank them daily for all th More...

Wave It With Pride

Tomorrow is Flag Day. Each year on June 14, we renew our pledge of loyalty to our country as symbolized by our flag. Our original flag was officially born on June 14, 1777, just shy of one year since we became the United States of America. More...

We Are Lucky To Have Them

Whether you are a cat-parent, dog-lover, share your home with turtles, birds, snakes, hamsters, lizards—we recently heard one woman even adopted a bee as her pet, though it’s probably better all around to stick with domesticated animals&m More...

Pheffer Amato Congratulates 2018 Graduates - Next Edition!

Assembly Member Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-South Queens) this past week and weekend was a featured speaker at four middle school graduations, presenting NYS Assembly Certificates of Merit to several students at the ceremonies.  On Friday night, she More...

Queens Biz Forum Wraps Up For The Season - Next Edition!

Gregg Bishop is a busy spokesman for Small Business Services, the city department where he serves as commissioner. More...

Reminder: Street Trees Need Water During Hot Weather - Next Edition!

City Department of Parks and Recreation officials are again urging Queens residents and businesses to remember that street trees need watering during hot summer months.  Officials are asking Queens residents to water street trees each eveni More...

Hunt Suspects In Brutal Pizza Attack - Next Edition!

Police are searching for four men who assaulted a man and stole a woman’s cell phone during a heated, early-morning dispute inside a Steinway Street pizzeria on June 3rd.Cops said the group entered into the dispute inside 3 Brothers Pizza at 25-89 St More...

Grenade Scare Empties Queens Courthouse - Next Edition!

It wasn’t a joke.A Queens man is facing multiple charges for attempting to bring what looked like a grenade into the Kew Gardens Criminal Court building on June 14th, police said. Cops said David Hertsmen, 22, a former courthouse intern, decided More...

Dutch Kills Holiday Inn On The Market - Next Edition!

The owner of a parcel that houses a Holiday Inn Hotel, dba “Manhattan View” at 39-05 29th Street in Long Island City has placed leasehold interest of the hotel on the market, according to a post on the Real Deal website.   More...

City Council Budget Enriches City - Next Edition!

City Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer sent out a statement detailing the City Council Fiscal Year 2019 budget for the city that was approved last week. More...

NYC Emergency Management’s Latest ‘Prep Talk’ Podcast Focuses On Pet Preparedness - Next Edition!

Emergency plans aren’t just for humans; your furry friends need them too. June is National Pet Preparedness Month, and the New York City Emergency Management Department wants you to prepare your pets and service animals before the next emergency. More...

Studio In The Park Receives NEA Our Town Grant - Next Edition!

NYC Parks, in partnership with ArtBuilt and the Queens Museum, is pleased to announce artists chosen for the collaborative project Studio in the Park, which received the Our Town grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) last summer. More...

Advocates Call on State Senate To Expand School Zone Speed Camera Program - Next Edition!

State Senator Jose Peralta, Senate Democratic Conference Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, state senators and advocates urged the State Legislature on June 12 to pass Peralta’s bill (S.6046-C) that will expand and extend the New York City school zone sp More...

Superstars Light Up Forest Hills Stadium - Next Edition!

Legends performed at Forest Hills Stadium in Forest Hills last week. On Wednesday, June 13, Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin fame played in the famous arena. Sheryl Crow opened up for him. More...

Richmond Hill Block Association's Pet Adoption Fair - Next Edition!

Thirteen pets were adopted at the Richmond Hill Block Association's 11th annual Pet Adoption Fair. It was a great event. The community came out in force to adopt and admire the wonderful dogs and cats or just to enjoy a sunny mid-June day. More...

Holliswood Center Resident Celebrates Her 101st Birthday - Next Edition!

At Holliswood Center in Jamaica, resident Marcelle Legrand celebrated her 101st birthday on June 6 among family, fellow residents and staff.  Ms. Legrand is a native of Haiti who speaks Creole and some English. More...

It’s In Queens! (June 14 to June 20)

Father’s Day is nearing, and Queens is prepared! After all, what dad wouldn’t love to attend a free, outdoor Kool & the Gang concert with his family? More...

The Forest Hills Fest Of The Arts

The Forest Hills Chamber of Commerce and Clearview Festivals presented the Forest Hills Fest of the Arts on Sunday, June 10 on Austin Street, from 69th to 72nd Road. More...

Vallone, DiNapoli Rally For School Safety

Standing with New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, parents, teachers and students on June 11, Council Member Paul Vallone held a rally in support of improving school safety throughout the city. More...

DA Honors Retiring NYPD Animal Cruelty Investigator

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown honors Sergeant Michael Murphy upon his retirement from the New York City Police Department’s Animal Cruelty Investigations Squad. They are seen here with Assistant District Attorney Nicoletta J. More...

Crowley, Congressional Delegation Meet With Deputy Postmaster General

Congress Member Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx), Chair of the House Democratic Caucus, and members of the New York City Congressional Delegation, led by Congress Member Yvette D. More...

City Council, Mayor Announce Agreement On FY 2019 Budget

City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, Finance Committee Chair Daniel Dromm, Capital Budget Subcommittee Chair Vanessa Gibson and Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on June 11 an agreement on the Fiscal Year 2019 budget. More...

Hevesi’s ‘Culturally Competent’ Shelters For Trafficking Survivors Bill Passes Unanimously

Assembly Member Andrew Hevesi (AD 28) released the following statement with regards to Assembly bill A.9655, which passed on June 5 in the Assembly with 141 votes in favor and 0 votes against, with 9 Assembly members in absentia. More...

Senator Stavisky and Community Leaders Rally to Save the SHSAT

Regarding Mayor de Blasio’s plan to change the admissions process for the city’s specialized high schools, Congress Member Grace Meng (D-Queens), Assembly Member David Weprin, and the Queens County Conservative Party responded with the following stat More...

How the Ancestors of a Russian Countess Changed The World

If a 94-year old woman told you that her father was one of the pioneers in the field of sociology, his father- her grandfather-  founded one of the first worker’s compensation systems in the world and her late husband’s great, great, great grand More...

On the Road in Greece: Dimitsana in the Spring

Western and Eastern civilizations recognize the fact they have been influence in some way by Greek and Byzantine civilizations that assimilates all, keeping Greek language and culture alive for over 5,000 years. More...

Macy’s To Celebrate America’s 242nd Birthday With A Bang

Queens police officials will dispatch dozens of uniformed and plainclothes officers to the Long Island City waterfront on July 4th, where crowds will gather to celebrate American independence with a view Macy’s 42nd annual July 4th fireworks extravag More...

Bandit Slashes Tenants In Court Square Break-In

Police are searching for a brazen bandit who broke into a Court Square apartment on June 3rd and slashed the tenant’s face with a knife when the man confronted him, police said.Cops said the suspect was rummaging through the apartment on Jackson Aven More...

Kiwanis Of Sunnyside’s Flag Day Parade

The Annual Flag Day Parade sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Sunnyside was held on June 9. More...

Political Page

I On Politics

CROWLEY SLAMS ICE DIRECTOR FOR PLAN TO ADDRESS ‘KNOWN HATE GROUP’: House Democratic Caucus Chair Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx) wrote a letter to Acting Director of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Thomas Homan expressing dismay More...

No Asylum

Governor Andrew Cuomo released the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s move, via Attorney General Jeff Sessions, to block victims of domestic violence from claiming asylum:  More...

Seniors

Is Your Blood Pressure Too High?

Dear Savvy Senior,  What numbers constitute high blood pressure? I used to be pre-hypertensive, but they keep changing the guidelines, so I’m not sure where I fit in now.  Approaching 60  Dear Approaching,  More...

Features

Katz’ Know Your Rights Week For Immigrants, June 25-29

Borough President Melinda Katz and her Immigration Task Force, in conjunction with US Congress Members Gregory Meeks, Grace Meng and in partnership with NYS Senators Michael N.  More...

Queensborough Community College President Retiring

Dr. Diane B. Call announced she will retire in August, capping a distinguished 47- year career at Queensborough Community College where she served the last eight years as its first woman president. More...

Successful Housing Expo Hosted By NHS

As part of National Homeownership Month, Neighborhood Housing Services of Queens CDC (NHSQ) continues to help build the dreams of many community residents with its Annual Housing Expo in the Queens Museum, which more than 400 community residents atte More...

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