“Homeland [In]security: Vanishing Dreams” by Margaret Matthews-Berenson, Dorsky Gallery, 11-03 45 Ave., Long Island City, exhibition thru Nov. 16; Info: dorsky.org.
Nearly three million undocumented immigrants could be granted amnesty if a controversial new bill is approved by the state Legislature and signed into law.
The New York is Home Act would allow illegal aliens living in the state to apply for professional licenses, serve on juries, vote in local and state elections, and apply for driver’s licenses if they can prove they’ve been living in New York for at least three years and have paid taxes to the state.
Major League Soccer can’t seem to quit Queens.
The organization, still searching for a permanent home for its expansion New York City Football Club, is eyeing a site in the borough, again.
“Japan — An Island Nation: 1870-1890,” Resobox Gallery, 41-26 27 St., Long Island City. Opening reception: Fri., Sept. 12, 7-9 p.m. Exhibition thru Oct. 10. Info: (718) 784-3680, resobox.com.
When Queens residents Patricia Workman, Joe Ramondino, Christian Foggy and John Licato awoke from their slumbers 13 years ago today, little did they know that war would be waged against their city and their country that sunny late-summer morning.
For these four responders and thousands more just like them throughout the New York area, a different kind of war has raged on internally in the years since the attacks of Sept. 11.
“Japan — An Island Nation: 1870-1890,” Resobox Gallery, 41-26 27 St., Long Island City. Opening reception: Fri., Sept. 12, 7-9 p.m. Exhibition thru Oct. 10. Info: resobox.com.
The NYPD and Nassau County Medical Examiner’s Office are investigating the death of a 14-month-old Springfield Gardens girl who was rushed to a Valley Stream hospital after being brought home from daycare on Friday afternoon.
Police from the 105th Precinct responded to the 228th Street home of Daniella Okoye just after 6:30 p.m.
In the final days before Mayor de Blasio’s ambitious — and perhaps signature — first term policy initiative rolls out, the finishing touches were being put on classrooms across the city, and City Hall was dealing with the bumps in the road.
More than 50,000 students, the first class in the mayor’s universal prekindergarten program, were slated to meet their teachers for the first time on Thursday.
The death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman earlier this year from a combination of drugs including heroin exemplifies the startling statistics recently released by the city Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, which indicated that the rate of unintentional overdose deaths involving heroin among Queens residents has more than doubled from 1.9 per 100,000 residents in 2010 to 4.3 per 100,000 residents in 2013.
So distressing are the numbers that in February, the department urged the state Legislature to approve legislation that would increase access to naloxone, a drug that can reverse heroin overdoses. That was done, and some police officers are now carrying the antidote under a program funded by state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office.
Queens residents have been on hand to welcome tennis fans from around the world to the US Open.
Albert and Mary Tablante of Jamaica Estates and their daughter Lia take in the scenery as well as the tennis.
We traditionally associate libraries with books. We assume that library programs will be based on topics associated with the humanities — literature, history, law, social studies, the arts. Today’s libraries have evolved to meet the changing needs of the community. Nowhere is that more evident than here in Queens. In addition to finding books, you can take an exercise class, learn new job skills, build a robot and receive help with your taxes. This broadened approach includes our younger patrons.
Math and science are critical components of the school curriculum. If libraries are truly supportive of education, they need to do more to facilitate learning in those areas. At the Queens Library’s Children’s Library Discovery Center in Jamaica, kids from all cultural and economic backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to learn the joy of reading, as well as the joy of scientific exploration.
With less than a week before the Sept. 9 Democratic primary, the race for the 11th District State Senate seat couldn’t be hotter.
Facing off Tuesday will be the incumbent, Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside), and former city Comptroller John Liu.
“Homeland [In]security: Vanishing Dreams” by Margaret Matthews-Berenson, Dorsky Gallery, 11-03 45 Ave., Long Island City, runs thru Nov. 16; opening reception: Sun., Sept. 7, 2-5 p.m. Info: dorsky.org.
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a disease that causes irreversible scarring of lung tissue, with most patients dying in periods ranging from a few months to a few years.
But at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center patients are now participating in tests of Pirfenidone, a drug that has shown promise in slowing the disease down.
The quiet streets of Ridgewood, Glendale and Middle Village were the scenes of multiple attempted burglaries and even a shooting over the last eight days.
On Wednesday, Aug. 20, a Middle Village resident spotted three suspicious individuals peering into vehicles parked along Juniper Valley Road shortly after 4 a.m.
The ability to spend a few hours exploring culture from some of the country’s earliest history to some of its newest art is available to Queens residents without even crossing a river.
And with school starting, many of those listed here — which are not quite all Queens has to offer — have educational programs for those of all ages, and some discounted admission for students and school groups.
Career counselor Nancy Cafferty sits at a small round table opposite two young ladies who have come for guidance in their search for fulfillment in the workforce.
Kafayat Onanuga, of Jamaica, is in her mid-20s and has been through the process before. Leandra Cedeno, who lives in Ridgewood and is also 20-something, has come for the first time.