November 8, 2006 RSS feed / Features

Graffiti Vandal Arrest Hailed

Oliver Siandre, aka Kiko, is going to jail. More...

Newly Painted Murals At P.S. 122 Vandalized

More than 65 volunteers including 16 staff members and parents of children attending the Mamie Fay School, P.S. 122, in Astoria, participated in the 15th annual New York Cares Day on October 21. More...

Plan To Make 351-Year-Old House Part Of Nat'l PK. System

Congressmembers Carolyn Maloney and Joseph Crowley announced last week that the National Park Service is conducting a three-step process to determine if a 351-year-old house in Astoria, oldest house still being used as a home in New York City, might More...

New Q.W. Housing Not Affordable, Protesters Say

Alarmed and annoyed that some 60 percent of Queens residents may not qualify to move into 5,000 planned affordable housing units to be built on the Hunters Point waterfront, a diverse group of community activists called on Mayor Michael Bloomberg to More...

Crystal Windows Holds 1st Corporate Blood Drive

Crystal Window & Door Systems focused attention on the critical need for Asian American community blood donations through a special press event held in conjunction with its first corporate blood drive on October 23. More...

Origins Of Veteran's Day

In 1921, an unknown World War I American soldier was buried in Arlington National Cemetery. This site, on a hillside overlooking More...

Hospital Unit Returns From Iraq Duty

Members of the 344th Combat Support Hospital, stationed at Fort Totten, recently More...

2006 NYC Marathon Has Drama, Surprises

When the 37,000-plus runners in last Sunday's New York City Marathon crossed the Pulaski Bridge and entered Long Island City, they More...

Art Auction Held At New Community Services Center

The new home of Sunnyside Community Services was the site of the organization's third annual benefit art auction in late October. More...

BELLA ITALIA MIA CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Nov. 8 Italian Gardens of South Brooklyn Nov. 12 "Machiavelli"; Dinner Dance, Riccardo's, Astoria Nov.14 From Wise Guys to Wise Men Nov. 17 Honoring Mario Biaggi, Sicily Through Symbolism Nov. More...

Book Reveals Da Vinci Code Art And Mythology

Lamar Publishing announces the publication of The Art and Mythology of The More...

No, No, Nanette

FSF Community Theatre Group will present "No, No, Nanette" on Nov. 11 and 12, all seats reserved, $14 p.p.; Free Synagogue of Flushing, 41-60 Kissena Blvd; 800.260.6789 for additional information. More...

New Weapon To Halt Identity Theft

A new weapon in preventing identity theft was unveiled on November 1 as a new law went into effect in New York state under which a person can request that a security freeze can be placed on their credit files. More...

ARA Offers Tenant, Homeowner Assistance

The Astoria Restoration Association is a non-profit organization that offers free assistance to tenants and homeowners in the Astoria area. There are a number of programs we can help you with. More...

Board 2 Re-Elects All Officers, Approves Garage

The November Community Board 2 meeting was comparatively brief. Of the three public hearing matters, none generated controversy, and all incumbents were returned in the board's election. More...

Funds Ready To Rebuild Queens Plaza, Job to Start In 2007

There is $22 million in the bank to complete the long-awaited renovation of Queens Plaza, which will transform the once-blighted area into a welcoming gateway to Queens. Construction is set to commence next year. More...

108th CC Hails Whelan's Promotion, Thief's Arrest

The 108th Police Precinct Community Council's October meeting took place on More...

Garden School Counselor Elected To NACAC Board

Lisa Sohmer, director of college counseling at the Garden School, Jackson Heights, was elected to the board of directors of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) at the association's 62nd national conference in Pittsburgh, More...

SHAREing & CAREing Plans 12th Anniversary Fundraiser

SHAREing & CAREing, an organization devoted to maintaining and restoring normal quality of life for women who have been diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer, will celebrate its 12th anniversary with a benefit and fundraising silent auction at Ricc More...

Cops Seek Wheels For Injured Vet

When Lieutenant Michael Coyle and a team of cops from the 106th Precinct responded to the scene of a recent vehicle fire, they spotted a man on crutches clutching an American flag. More...

Two Come To Block-Long Blows Over Drugs

On Friday, October 20, in an incident that ranged along Steinway Street from 34th Ave to Broadway, a 26-year-old Hispanic male was charged with assault, criminal possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of marijuana after a 32-year-old Hispani More...

GIOIA BLASTS PERVS IN PROJECTS:

Alarmed over a press report that 3,000 highest risk sex offenders and predators are living illegally in city public housing projects, 15 of them in Queens, Councilmember Eric Gioia (D-Long Island City) called for closer scrutiny of the perverts by th More...

T H E p u l p i t

Astoria Center of Israel: +Nov. 15, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. "Yuval and the Seraphim", $5 payable at the door. More...

Queens Restaurants Offer Varied Cuisines, Excellent Quality

Across the five boroughs, Queens is the place to eat. Sripraphai in Woodside is the number one restaurant for Thai food and Trattoria L'Incontro in Astoria is the number three restaurant for Italian food, according to the More...

FSB Presents 'Babes In Toyland'

Kupferberg Center Performances welcomes the return of American Family Theater with the classic Victor Herbert story, "Babes in Toyland" in newly renovated Colden Auditorium. More...

Long Island Waters Blessed At Maritime Festival

Greenport was a village in a difficult economic position in the 1970s. In 1981, Vikentios, Bishop of Apameia, of St. Irene Chrysovalantou Greek Orthodox Church in Astoria, was instrumental in the purchasing of a Protestant church. More...

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