As the leaves change color and the warm summer wind turns into a cool autumn breeze, restaurants around the borough are draping crisp white table cloths and lighting votive candles in preparation for restaurant season.
“During New York City Restaurant Week last year, there was only one Queens restaurant that participated and that was Water’s Edge,” Rob Mackay, spokesman for the Queens Economic Development Corp., said. “A lot of our restaurants can’t afford to participate in the citywide one, but for Queens Restaurant Week, it gives smaller restaurants the opportunity to showcase their food.”
Police Officers Daniel Morrow and Filip Glowa were honored on Sept. 10 as the 106th Precinct’s Cops of the Month for July and August, respectively, for their arrests of alleged recidivist car thieves.
On July 31 at 4 a.m. Morrow and his partner responded to a 911 call that an individual was spotted allegedly trying to break into an automobile at 129th Street and Sutter Avenue in South Ozone Park. On arrival, Morrow confirmed the damage to the vehicle where the suspect had allegedly tried to break in and then conducted a canvass of the area looking for him, according to Deputy Inspector Jeffrey Schiff, commanding officer of the 106th Precinct.
(NewsUSA) - Much is being made of Apple's announcement of the iPhone 6 and the Apple Watch. Overshadowed by this, however, was the introduction of Apple Pay -- a technology touting an easier way to pay for goods and services using mobile devices. But is this too much too soon -- even for Apple?
Going out on your own is never easy, whether it be as a freshman in your first dorm, or leaving your folks’ home for your first apartment. There are a number of consumer goods out there to make your life a bit easier.
(Family Features) Americans who have recently endured a prolonged power outage at home are much more likely to improve their family's emergency preparation for the future, according to a recent report.
(BPT) - Football season has arrived, and it’s time to get started planning those football-watching parties so you can root the home team toward victory and post-season success. Game day is a great day to spend time with family and friends, so if you’re thinking about hosting a party , keep in mind there are ways to keep it simple and inexpensive so you can kick back and relax come kickoff time.
Members of the East Coast Car Association were honored for their service to the community at a recent blood drive and car show held in the Maspeth Federal Savings bank parking lot.
The ECCA received citations from state Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr., Assemblyman Mike Miller and City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley for the club’s 16 years of volunteer service, including its contributions to the St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children.
(NAPSI)—Parents who hope to provide their children with a college education may feel overwhelmed by the cost of higher education and reports have stated that only about half those who start college graduate. But rather than giving up, they may want to investigate further, because beneath the headlines lies a more complex reality. What’s more, parents who start saving early—and strategically—can amass a sizable college fund without busting the family budget.
(NAPSI)—Government officials and business leaders from nearly 50 African countries gathered in Washington, D.C. on August 4-6 for the first-ever U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit.
(Family Features) Americans love barbequing. There's something great about inviting friends and family over, firing up the grill, sitting back and eating a juicy burger with veggies in the backyard.
The fervor and passion that can attach to people’s politics may, in New York State, succumb to cold, hard numbers on Tuesday.
And the most important numbers may well be in Democratic primaries in Queens’ 11th and 14th Senate districts.
With two high-profile state Senate primaries in Queens on Tuesday, one that has not garnered nearly the same amount of attention is the one in the 10th District.
Incumbent state Senator James Sanders Jr. (D-South Ozone Park) is running for his second term.
(Family Features) For many parents, the back to school season means running from store to store in search of everything the kids need for a successful academic year. Use this special guide, which includes everything from on-trend footwear to portable chargers that power devices, to outfit your star pupils in style.
It’s not unusual for groups to endorse candidates, but when one not only throws its support but also announces so strongly that it’s putting its money where its mouth is, that’s a bit less common.
That’s what happened Monday when the New York League of Conservation Voters’ political action committee endorsed incumbent state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) for re-election to the 11th District.
Leroy Comrie’s message to voters, as he tries to unseat state Sen. Malcolm Smith this September, is a simple one.
“I’m not going to Albany as a typical freshman.”
(StatePoint) There’s something great about inviting company over, firing up the grill, sitting back and eating a juicy burger. Celebrity chef Michael Symon from the Food Network and ABC’s “The Chew,” is partnering with Bank of America to share tips for stress-free barbequing.
(BPT) - In the United States, federal and state consumer collection laws forbid debt collectors from using unfair, deceptive, and abusive means to collect debt. Unfortunately, that fact doesn’t stop scammers from using threats of arrest and jail time to coerce victims into paying bogus bills they don’t owe.
Mayor de Blasio speaks at a recent NYPD event in Queens, joined by Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, center, Chief of Department Phillip Banks III and Chief of Patrol James O’Neill, left. City Hall and 1 Police Plaza say they are sticking by their approach to crimefighting.
Summer interns in a Bank of America program are Yulin Yang, left, Cindy Pietrakowski, Edward Li, Zainab Obi and Kevin He.
For some students, summer is a time for unwinding, perhaps taking a family vacation or just hanging out with their friends. Edward Li, Cindy Pietrakowski, and Yulin Yang had different plans.
These three Queens students and two others were selected to be included in a Bank of America program called Student Leaders. The project is geared to 200 or more high school juniors and seniors who are also active in their school community.
State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) announced Tuesday a six-point economic plan for Queens to increase employment and attract businesses to the borough.
The senator wants to reform the state Brownfield program for polluted areas. Under his plan, Empire State Development would purchase contaminated sites and finance construction. They would be sold for $1 with the stipulations that businesses provide a living wage and other requirements.