The civilization of China may seem eternal, but your chance to see some wonderful works of art produced there over the millennia at Queens College is ephemeral.
There are only two weeks left to view the ceramics, porcelain, stoneware and earthenware that make up the Daghlian Collection, now on display in the college’s Godwin Ternbach Museum. And since the museum is closed when the college is, there are actually only seven days left in which you can see the exhibit.
What better gift could Gov. Cuomo have given the citizens of New York this holiday season than the assurance that the dirty drilling practice known as fracking will not be coming to the Empire State?
Across the country, this rolling environmental disaster has been poisoning families, destroying rural and wild landscapes, and deterring our critical transition to a clean energy economy.
Thankfully, after five years and more than 100,000 face-to-face conversations, New Yorkers Against Fracking has helped shaped the conversation so that this fundamental threat to our land, air and water has been deemed too significant of a risk to public health to permit.
Despite the power of the oil and gas industry, Gov. Cuomo has chosen to respect the many communities concerned about the potential impacts of fracking and the latest science that backs them up.
As cities and states across the country consider this issue, we urge them to show the same courage and foresight to reject fracking and protect health in 2015.
(BPT) - While many people focus on personal health goals in the new year, the beginning of the year is also a great time to check your financial fitness. So how can you whip your finances into shape?
The sound of idling engines has been ringing through 95th Avenue for the past two years, according to a resident of the block. He claims the drivers are waking up residents and littering its streets.
The city’s Build it Back program is seeking a new construction manager for Queens to increase the number of renovations on Sandy-ravaged homes. Here, Build it Back workers lay the ground-work for a construction project in Broad Channel.
Amanda and Joe Rivello bring in their gifts for needy kids.
In addition to a lengthy discussion and vote on The Back Yard last Wednesday, Community Board 5 also took a stand on a proposed gym expansion and a November City Council pro-industry report.
On Nov. 19, the City Council released a 40-page assessment of the decline of the city’s manufacturing sector. In it, the governing body entertained the idea of three new zoning districts — industrial employment, creative economy and real mixed-use districts — to help reinvigorate industry and manufacturing in the city.
Ozone Park resident Eduardo Venegas has been waking up at 5:30 a.m. to the sound of idling school buses for the past two years, and he’s sick of it.
“I’m thinking that I might have to move out of here,” he said. “They honk, double-park and litter all around the street.”
The clock is ticking and soon the 20th annual Queens Chronicle Toy Drive will be over. Won’t you please contribute before the deadline on Monday, Dec. 22?
This year, the Chronicle is collecting gifts for children in four Queens city homeless shelters and a safe house in Eastern Queens for victims of domestic violence.
Close to $5 million has been allocated to the revamping of the Cross Bay Bridge’s infrastructure and electronic equipment that was damaged by Superstorm Sandy, U.S. Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) announced last Thursday.
“Superstorm Sandy damaged Rockaway’s critical infrastructure like the Cross Bay Bridge, which connects the community with the rest of Queens and beyond,” Schumer said in a written statement. “I am pleased to announce $4.7 million in FEMA funding which will help repair and protect the Cross Bay Bridge in the event of a future storm.”
In an effort to help families affected by Superstorm Sandy rebuild their homes, the city’s Build it Back program is seeking a new construction manager for Queens.
“Since the mayor’s overhaul, this has been a year of significant progress,” Amy Peterson, director of the mayor’s Office of Housing Recovery, which oversees the Build it Back program, said in an email to the Queens Chronicle. “And we expect the onboarding of new construction firms — who will deploy new strategies to target entire neighborhoods — will continue to accelerate the city’s Sandy recovery.”
(BPT) - Small business owners can easily get caught up in the December rush. But once the holiday sparkle fades, business owners and entrepreneurs will need to refocus and make decisions likely to impact their business in 2015.
(NAPSI)—Don’t take this lightly: One of the most vital signals of an improperly functioning vehicle is the check engine light and, when illuminated, it alerts the driver to a variety of existing potential problems. Nevertheless, vehicle checkups during car care events throughout the country reveal that the check engine light is on in nearly one out of 10 vehicles.
(Family Features) As gas prices continue to drop, motorists should take advantage of their savings at the pump and invest it back into their vehicles. By spending a little now to increase fuel efficiency, drivers can multiply fuel savings and save more money at the pump, according to the Car Care Council.
Mayor de Blasio last Saturday announced a tentative contract agreement with the Council of School Supervisors and Administrators, the union that represents public school principals and other officials.
The average sale price during the third quarter for one- to three-family homes in various neighborhoods throughout Queens, compared to figures from the previous quarter and this time last year. Numbers shown are in the thousands.
The recent report that 321,000 jobs were added to the economy in November is indeed positive news. However, our country still has along way to go before it totally climbs out of this six-year-long recession. Job creation is so very critical to economic growth and improvement, and the trend of adding more jobs must be a continuous one.
Our nation has a bevy of problems, and creating jobs just one of them. It is up to the Congress and President Obama to work together in order to solve this nation’s problems. The American people want cooperation, not confrontation, between Congress and the president. This process needs to start immediately!
Attendees of the MTA’s Queens hearing on fare increases had no problem finding seats, unlike the situation on the subway.
Mayor de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Fari–a last Saturday announced that the city has reached a tentative contract agreement with the Council of School Supervisors and Administrators, the union that represents public school principals and other officials, which includes retroactive and future pay raises.
“This agreement with CSA means that all of our school administrators will get the fair wages they deserve in a way that protects the City’s long-term fiscal health,” de Blasio said at the union’s annual conference over the weekend. “But above all else, this is an education contract that will spur innovation and help us ensure the best educators are leading our schools.”
Greenwich Village, Park Slope and Riverdale have nothing on Kew Gardens, Rego Park and Forest Hills.
The Real Estate Board of New York, in its third-quarter report on home sales in the city, found that the three central Queens neighborhoods, which it reports on as one area, combined for the third-most home sales in the five boroughs, with 375.
The many empty seats in the Milton G. Bassin Performing Arts Center at York College in Jamaica, where the Metropolitan Transportation Authority held a hearing Dec. 3 on proposed fare and toll hikes set to take effect in March, did little to deter those in attendance from expressing their views.
Most of the speakers who did show up shared common concerns: rising financial burdens from the rate increases and dissatisfaction with various aspects of the transit system.
(BPT) - In early January 2014, 21 percent of American workers said they planned to change jobs within the next 12 months, according to a CareerBuilder survey. Introspection is common at the turn of the year, and people who plodded along in less-than-fulfilling jobs for the preceding 11 months begin thinking about what they can do differently in the new year. Many will turn to their education options to help improve their job prospects.
(NewsUSA) - Millennials want to see the world. According to a study by Boston Consulting Group, Americans ages 18-34 reported a greater desire to travel abroad by a 23 percent margin. While the economy rebounds, travel spending by this group is up.
(Family Features) It’s a situation that has likely happened to you. You’re driving down the road when out of nowhere the words “check engine” illuminate from the dashboard. While this glowing symbol may cause you to panic, there are a few things you should know about this common issue.