(BPT) - Can you imagine a museum without paintings? Technology has impacted society in countless ways but many overlook its impact on the arts. The very phrase “the arts” might evoke images of oils, watercolors or sculpture but technology is inspiring a whole new generation of artists who are using new mediums to create their masterpieces.
There has been a lot in the news regarding Willets Point and the redevelopment slated to begin there.
Many are for it and many are against it, but few have taken the time to really look at Willets Point, as it is now, and see art.
I read with much sadness the news of the passing of Queens Republican Party Chairman Phil Ragusa. I met him on many occasions during a number of political campaigns I was involved with, for former Mayor Bloomberg, former state Sen. Frank Padavan and for Bob Friedrich, president of our Glen Oaks Village Co-op Association, when he ran for City Council and state Assembly.
I found Phil Ragusa most personable, honest and a man of integrity. I also found him to be concerned for the community and its residents, with ideas to make things better for all concerned. He will be truly missed for he was the voice of all we hold most dear.
God bless you, Phil, for all that you stood for, and let me also offer my heartfelt prayers for your family, who are missing you at this sad time of mourning.
Jamaica High School celebrates its 175th commencement and its last graduating class at Antun’s in Queens Village.
JHS Valedictorian Adriana Vega
Going back to visit their old high school is something many students do. The objective is to see their favorite teachers, administrators and friends to see what changes been implemented since their departure.
Unfortunately, the new graduates of Jamaica High School will not be able to do this.
The NYPD is looking into amendments recently made to stop, question and frisk.
As numbers are crunched, the police will continue to look for crime-reduction options.
Supporters of the police tactic stop, question and frisk are getting ready to say “I told you so,” now that new statistics show a spike in shooting incidents.
According to the NYPD, shootings jumped 11 percent compared to the same time last year and this past weekend, there were 21 shootings alone, causing some to second-guess Mayor de Blasio’s decision to drop the city’s appeal against amendments added to stop and frisk.
Westchester County Executive and Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino campaigned in Gov. Cuomo’s native Queens on Monday. He believes there is enough support in New York City for him to unseat the governor in November.
Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino launched a frontal assault on Gov. Cuomo Monday night on Cuomo’s native soil of Queens.
Astorino, the Republican nominee for governor, had acid words for Cuomo while speaking before a crowd of about 90 at the Queens Village Republican Club.
The more the government encourages people to use renewable fuels, the better off America may be economically, ecologically and politically. (NAPS)
(Family Features) The Big Ten, the nation's oldest collegiate conference, is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the prestigious Big Ten Medal of Honor by highlighting its 2014 class of honorees. Twenty-four student-athletes from 17 different sports received the honor, the first established award in intercollegiate athletics to demonstrate support for the educational emphasis placed on athletics.
Phil Ragusa, Queens Republican Party chairman, died Tuesday from leukemia.
This storage lot zoned for manufacturing on Woodward Avenue within the Maspeth IBZ has been the subject of heated debate at Community Board 5 meetings this spring. The board voted to rezone the property as residential to allow for housing to be built there.
When John V. Lindsay became our New York City mayor in 1966, one of the most controversial initiatives of his administration was to place a low-income housing project in the heart of Forest Hills.
Liberal Lindsay and his New York City Housing Authority chairman, Simeon Golar, were met with their first demonstration in December 1966 when 30 women picketed Borough Hall. They also were met with fierce opposition led by Jerry Birnbach of the Forest Hills Residents Association. A Manhattan congressman named Ed Koch later allied himself with the protesters.
Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, at podium, and Mayor de Blasio mark their agreement on a $75 billion budget agreement for the fiscal year beginning on Tuesday. The plan was awaiting adoption by the full Council on Wednesday.
The crowd at the Flushing Library listens as a speaker says Asian Americans must be more diligent about voting in order to affect policy. At right is Julienne Zhou, who said she is offended some students are seen as “testing robots,” when they are so much more.
When you’re a private entity providing a municipal service, and get 90 percent of your funding from the taxpayer, and close ranks around your embattled leader when he becomes the target of a criminal investigation and other scrutiny, it’s only right that the people’s elected representatives vote to rein you in.
And that’s exactly what has now happened to the Queens Library administration and Board of Trustees.
The battle to maintain manufacturing and industrial space has raged on for years on the hyperlocal level in many Queens neighborhoods and areas citywide.
Now, the City Council is requesting Mayor de Blasio to take significant action to ensure the survival of the city’s 21 industrial business zones.
Mayor de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito (D-Manhattan) last week were singing the praises of an agreement on an approximately $75 billion budget.
Now the rest of the city, including Comptroller Scott Stringer, is waiting for the Council to vote on final adoption to see just how the city intends to spend the money, and where it will come from.
Phil Ragusa, 74, of Beechhurst, who led the Queens Republican Party for seven years, many of them tumultuous, died Tuesday from leukemia at New York Presybterian Hospital.
Accolades from across the state and farther have poured in about the certified public accountant who took over the helm of the Queens party from former state Sen. Serphin Maltese, who stepped down in 2007.
The New York State Legislature wrapped up formal business for the year last Thursday, and elected officials from Queens, chosen in a random sample, are characterizing the session as an overall success.
“The short answer is yes,” Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr. (D-Howard Beach) said, starting with one of the basics.
Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Rockaway Park) just got a big thumbs up from across the aisle.
Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) announced he would back Goldfeder’s campaign for re-election. Ulrich madetheannouncement at a fundraiser for Goldfeder in Rockaway Tuesday evening. The two represent much of the same area, including the Rockaways, Howard Beach, Broad Channel and Ozone Park.