January 17, 2018 RSS feed / Features

Record Investment In Arts And Culture

City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer shared his annual report detailing his accomplishments in the past 12 months. More...

Vision Zero Shows Citywide Reduction Of Traffic Deaths

Among statistics celebrating the fourth consecutive year of declining traffic deaths under Vision Zero, Queens showed the fewest citywide and represented the borough’s lowest number ever last year.  More...

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Nicholas Choi

Nicholas Choi, an ICU nurse at NewYork- Presbyterian Queens, spent two weeks in Puerto Rico in December in the relief effort. A Forest Hills resident, Choi started nursing about five years ago. More...

Astoria Landscape Changes

Three new developments will soon add to the transformation of the ever-changing Astoria landscape, including a new healthcare facility on property owned by the Church of the Redeemer. More...

Bebirian Exhibits At ‘Harvest of Artists’

Forest Hills resident Walter Paul Bebirian, a world-renowned photographer/artist, recently had his work exhibited at the “Harvest of Artists” exhibit of painting, photography, multimedia, printmaking, sculpture, and more at the BJ Spoke G More...

SHORT TAKES

Crowley Rejects Excuse For Trump’s ‘Racist Views’   House Democratic Caucus Chair Joe Crowley (D-NY) issued the following statement on comments made by Sen. Rand Paul:  “I am incredibly disappointed that Sen. More...

Dutch Kills 2-Alarm Blaze Under Investigation

Fire Marshals and FDNY investigators are combing through the remains of a building in Dutch Kills, where a two-alarm blaze caused major damage on January 12. More...

Protecting Most Vulnerable During Winter Storm

As temperatures dropped to record lows this month, staff at Queens Community House’s (QCH) Senior Centers took extra steps to make sure their most vulnerable participants were protected. More...

Rep. Maloney Hosts Forum On How New Tax Law Affects New York

Congress Member Carolyn B. Maloney (NY- 12) hosted a community forum on January 13 on how the GOP tax law affects New York State. More...

The Pulpit

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Call On Dot To Address Dangerous Streets At PS 11

City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer demanded that the New York City Department of Transportation address dangerous street crossings at P.S. 11 in Woodside. The Council Member was joined at the rally by P.S. More...

Forest Hills Native Co-Authors Autobio On Baseball Veteran

BY JASON D. ANTOS  The sporting life of baseball coach Tom Gamboa has been preserved for history in a new autobiography co-authored by a young Forest Hills author.  More...

Shave Event Raises Money For Autism Awareness & Treatment

The Redken Saloon Salon in Astoria was once again the location for the seventh annual “Shave the ‘Stache for Cash” fundraiser in support of Quality Services for the Autism Community (QSAC). More...

Community Meeting Discusses Plaxall/Anable Basin Development Plan

A week ago in Hunters Point, a meeting was held at one of the Plaxall Plastics art galleries, located in one of the company’s old 46th Avenue industrial buildings, to introduce the grand Plaxall plan that would turn the Anable Basin area of the More...

Calling Out HPD For Lack Of Oversight In Wake Of Deadly Fire.

In response to a deadly fire on January 12 at 88-00 Shore Front Parkway in Rockaway Beach, NYS Assembly Member Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Rockaway Beach), NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Howard Beach), NYC Comptroller Scott M. More...

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