Douglas Avenue in Jamaica is not featured in glossy real estate ads or in the tours or literature offered by the Queens Borough President’s Office or the Greater Jamaica Development Corp.
The seven-block street, heading east between 168th and 175th streets, is uneven and seemingly is barely paved.
At Martin Van Buren High School, most of the headlines in the last year or so have been about the new B-Tech high school and its innovative take on computer science education.
But Community Board 13 found out Monday night that at Van Buren, Sam Sochet can boast of his own students as well as any principal in the city.
With Election Day around the corner, residents across Queens are firing up to cast their votes Tuesday.
In the race for governor, incumbent Democrat Andrew Cuomo is challenged by Republican Rob Astorino, the Westchester County executive.
Democratic state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli faces Republican Robert Antonacci, the Onondaga County comptroller.
Democratic Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is up against John Cahill, former chief of staff to Governor George Pataki.
(NAPSI)—Good news for college football fans and pizza lovers who want to score points with their next at-home tailgate party.
Dylan Moroni, 16 months, of College Point dressed as Mickey Mouse in Bayside.
Ninja brothers Mauricio, 5, and Saverio Mannarino, 6, of College Point with their pumpkins in Bayside.
(StatePoint) If you have school- age children, you likely have heard about the new Common Core State Standards. Already adopted by forty-three states, the District of Columbia, four territories, and the Department of Defense Education Activity, the Common Core focuses on developing the critical-thinking, problem-solving and analytical skills students will need to be successful in college and the workforce. What does this mean for your children and their education?
Anthony Destephano, left, manager of Doggy Be Good in College Point, with Rotweiler Nala; Ken Moss, former owner of Mossland Kennels, which became Doggy Be Good; Moss’ his Shih Tzu, Lucky; Rottweiler Mason; and Davyan Cabrera of Doggy Be Good.
Unsightly beams illegally block sidewalks on 124th Street in College Point. Residents are tired of the eyesores, which they say can be dangerous.
The Poppenhusen Institute in College Point goes all out for its annual Popps Haunted House.
The two jail cells will be all decked out for the fourth annual Popps Haunted House at the Poppenhusen Institute in College Point.
Preparations are in full swing for the annual family-oriented College Point Street Fair on Sunday, Oct. 26.
And Tom Palma of the College Point Board of Trade said their aim and the appeal of the fair is no secret — to bring families and friends together and to showcase what the community has to offer.
It’s the time of year when the undead are said to walk among the living, the chill you feel on the back of your neck may not be your imagination and the creaks and groans may not be your old house settling down.
Halloween allows us to experience one of the of most instinctual feelings: fear. The strange thing is, while our progenitors used fear as a survival tactic, we seek out the sensation through haunted houses and spooky walks.
In 2010, first-year St. John’s men’s basketball head coach Steve Lavin led a team with no postseason experience to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in nine years.
At the core of that team was a close-knit group of seniors, including play-making shooting guard Dwight Hardy, do-it-all forward D.J. Kennedy and athletic point guard Paris Horne.
About 40 pooches and their humans enjoyed a brisk October noon walk in sunny Kissena Park last Sunday to raise money for America’s Vet Dogs-The Veteran’s K-9 Corps, which trains service dogs for U.S. veterans. Dogs of all sizes and personalities walked their pet parents for a pay-what-you-want donation to the group. It’s a sister organization to the Guide Dog Foundation, founded in Forest Hills in 1946 to serve blind World War II vets.
The pristine Oakland Lake in Bayside will get a respite for a year from hikers, foragers and fisherman as the city makes its final push to restore the site to its full natural beauty
Located off Northern and Cloverdale boulevards, the 15,000-year-old spring-fed glacial pond located in Alley Pond Park was considered in danger of dying due to its deteriorating water quality and eroded shores.
State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) was joined last Friday afternoon by concerned area residents across the street from the College Point Corporate Park, where he announced that the Department of Sanitation had issued summonses to several businesses that he said have taken over streets and sidewalks. He called on the city to take further action against them unless the situation is rectified.
Avella said he first noticed the unlawful activity during the Memorial Day Parade.
For many prospective New York City high school students, getting into one of the specialized schools is like winning the lottery, except with years of preparation.
To get into Bronx High School of Science, Stuyvesant, Brooklyn Tech, Staten Island Tech, Queens High School for the Sciences, Brooklyn Latin School, High School for Math, Science and Engineering at City College or High School of American Studies at Lehman College, there is just one door — a test: three hours of 45 multiple- choice verbal questions, 50 multiple-choice mathematics problems, using a formula the city Department of Education keeps under heavy wraps.
(StatePoint) “America After 3 PM,” a new survey commissioned by the Afterschool Alliance, finds that participation in afterschool programs has increased dramatically, from 6.5 million children in 2004 to 10.2 million today. Unmet demand has increased, as well. The parents of 19.4 million children not in afterschool programs say they would enroll their children if programs were available.
More than 500 men and women with developmental disabilities were the guests of Local Union 3, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers on Saturday for a Harvest Ball at the Electrical Industry Center in Flushing.
This was the 11th year of sponsorship by the union to provide those with disabilities a chance to attend a prom. Participants came in ball gowns and tuxedos, taken to the building in limousines.
The Queens version of the High Line may actually happen after all.
The plan to turn the abandoned Rockaway Beach rail line into a linear park has a detailed proposal. A piece of it, in the northern end of the former Long Island Rail Road route, could even be built within the next year.