August 13, 2008 RSS feed / Features

Neighbors Go Green At The Ravine

Friends of Oakland Lake and Ravine, Inc., President Daniel Egers, (c), General Counsel Vince Tabone (l.), Treasurer Ian Resnick (r.) and Vice President Mary Pinchiaroli (back r.), with neighborhood volunteers at the group's Summer Clean-Up on August More...

Marshall Announces Willets Point Hiring Goals, Jobs Agreement

Continuing her efforts to gain public support for the controversial Willets Point redevelopment project, Borough President Helen Marshall last week unveiled hiring goals for the $3 billion project and announced the creation of a $2.5 million fund t More...

NTC Officials Awarded For Their Help With 'Star Track Program'

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown, on August 7th hosted a ceremony in recognition of the assistance provided by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center (NTC) and, in particular, More...

VNS Of New York Seeks Hospice Vols

At the Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNS) volunteers are the heart of hospice care. More...

National Night Out Festivities

114TH PCT.

Typically the National Night Out Against Crime, co-sponsored by the 114th Civ-OP, Inc., and the 114th Precinct Community Council, coincides with the hottest night of the year. More...

American Airlines, Komen Expand Partnership

American Airlines, the world's largest airline, and Susan G. More...

The Pulpit

All Nations Baptist Church of Woodhaven: More...

Crystal Makes Crain's List Of Minority-Owned Companies

Crystal Window & Door Systems achieved a significant milestone with its ranking on the recent Crain's New York Business annual list of the "New York Area's Largest Minority-Owned Companies". More...

Gennaro Warns Of Threats To NYC Water Supply

Citing the potential for widespread gas drilling in other parts of New York state that could endanger New York City's drinking water supply and possibly cost the city millions of dollars to remediate the situation, City Councilmember James Gennaro More...

Spend Some Time Helping

New York Cares, the city's leading volunteer organization, offers hundreds of ways for Queens residents to get involved in their community through rewarding, conveniently scheduled projects. Becoming a New York Cares volunteer is easy. More...

5 Pointz: Making Graffiti Without Breaking The Law

Whether graffiti is considered art or vandalism is a never-ending dispute. While in no way settling the argument, 5 Pointz: The Institute of Higher Burnin' stands as a compromise between the two camps. More...

MetroCard Heats Up Summer In Queens

Summer just got hotter, thanks to MetroCard Deals. From now into early fall, customers can use MetroCard to get around Queens, and take advantage of hot discounts at venues across the borough. More...

P. Damiani & Sons, Inc. Closes After 71 Years

In more than 70 years since its opening in 1937, the P. Damiani & Sons, Inc. furniture store at 32-37 Steinway St. has become a familiar sight in Astoria. More...

National Night Out Festivities

111TH PCT.

Everyone marveled about the attendance. "The crowd was by far the biggest we've ever had," said First Deputy Police Commissioner George Grasso, speaking at the 2008 National Night Out Against Crime event in the 111th Police Precinct. More...

Borough Blotter

108th Precinct Breakfast Bruising Police arrested a 47-year-old Queens man on August 4 after he punched a patron on line ahead of him at a Long Island City food cart. More...

News Of The Neighborhoods

City Will Sweep 'Lawn Litter' City homeowners and apartment dwellers frustrated by piles of unwanted menus, advertisements and other literature dumped on their doorsteps now can turn to the city Department of Sanitation (DOS) for assistance. More...

Pirates and Missing Mascots Are At APAC August 23

After weeks of intensive rehearsals and workshops in the Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens Broccoli Theater, the Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) Summer Stars 2008 will present their two original one act plays, "A Summer Pirate Adventure" an More...

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