You’re a mean one, Mrs. Grinch.
Arthur Flug loved all six of his careers, but has a special connection to his last one as director of the Kupferberg Holocaust Research Center and Archives.
After seven years at the helm, Flug, 75, of Jamaica Estates is retiring on Dec. 31. He will leave his post on the Queensborough Community College campus in Bayside to travel and spend more time with his wife and grandchildren, but will still work on a few projects at the Holocaust center.
Annual holiday fesitval, Variety Boys and Girls Club of Queens, 21-12 30 Road, Long Island City, Fri., Dec. 19, 5 p.m. Children will perform holiday songs and dances, games, pictures with Santa & Mrs. Claus and more. Open to the public. Info: (718) 728-0946, vbgcg.org.
Protesters rally outside the Queens Center mall on Sunday for justice for those killed at the hands of police.
Protesters gathered outside the Queens Center mall in Rego Park on Sunday, calling for justice for victims of police violence and an indictment of Police Officer Peter Liang, who fatally shot Akai Gurley in the stairwell of a Brooklyn housing project last month.
Coordinated by DRUM — South Asian Organizing Center, formerly Desis Rising Up and Moving — and the Center for the Acceleration of African American Businesses, close to 80 people took park in a spoken-word event inside Burlington Coat Factory.
It is now well known history that Long Island City has lost a lot of its old manufacturing industries. Another big labor-intensive jobs facility that was lost was the Postal Concentration Center on Northern Boulevard and 43rd Street. It was also called the Long Island Terminal by the Post Office.
Before the days of FedEx, the Postal Service was choked every Christmas season with parcels. They would reach to the ceiling on the platform at the PCC. They were collected by trucks and taken to ships or the airport for final dispatch. It says on the back of this photo that the workers handled 100,000 parcels a day. All the work was done by hand. Today, foreign packages no longer travel by ship or surface transport and must go by air to arrive on time.
An HIV diagnosis is no longer the death sentence it once was, as patients are now able to treat the condition with medication and live well into their 80s, but there are still 16,000 cases in Queens alone, according to health officials, and young gay and bisexual men are most adversely affected.
Now there is a way to proactively reduce the risk of infection, by taking a pill called Truvada every day. The method is called PrEP, or pre-exposure prophylaxis, and doctors say it’s 99 percent effective when it’s done right. Increasing access to PrEP is part of Gov. Cuomo’s three-point plan to decrease new HIV infections. Fewer than 2,000 people are taking Truvada nationwide.
Comedy Night at Central Queens YM & YWHA, lineup includes Jared Logan, Dennis Rooney, Eric Haft and KC Arora, 67-09 108 St., Forest Hills, Sat., Dec. 13, 8 p.m. $15 CGY members, $20 nonmembers. Complimentary babysitting available. Info/tickets: (718) 268-5011, ext. 151, cgy.org/tickets.
The Queens Center Food Court hosted almost 300 children for a breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 6.
Miss Queens NY 2015 Catherine Manett was also on hand to celebrate with Santa and Mrs. Claus as they read aloud to the kids from “’Twas the Night Before Christmas.”
The Queens Pride House celebrated its 17th anniversary on Dec. 3 at the organization’s headquarters in Jackson Heights.
Kevin Park, left, Ryan Shen, Dennis Chin, Jason K. and John Cheng of the Gay Asian & Pacific Islander Men of New York were honored by Acting Executive Director of the Queens Pride House Pauline Park, center.
The Sunnyside Center Cinemas may be rolling the end credits a bit early as property owner John Ciafone announced he would not be renewing his lease with Rudy Prashad, owner of Center Cinemas.
The theater, known for its cheap ticket price, has been at its Queens Boulevard location since the 1940s and is one of the few independent theaters left in Queens.
Members of an Education and Career Services class from the YWCA of Queens in Flushing collected almost $1,000 last week during a Giving Tuesday fundraiser.
Y board members, staff and students are seen here with gifts they bought, which will be donated to a domestic violence shelter run by the New York Asian Women’s Center.
You can see them for miles around.
Two massive cranes, one on each side of Arthur Ashe Stadium within the National Tennis Center in Flushing, have become seemingly permanent parts of the skyline in recent weeks.
A Staten Island grand jury’s decision last week not to indict NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo for the death of Eric Garner has triggered nationwide anger, including among Queens congressional members who are calling on the U.S. Department of Justice to slap a federal indictment against the cop.
At a press conference last week in Washington, moments after the announcement of the decision, lawmakers renewed their calls for the DOJ to launch a federal investigation in Garner’s death. The DOJ said it will probe the man’s death, including how the grand jury reached its decision.
A love of EPCOT Center at Disney World and an unexpected visit to Flushing Meadows Park led to a four-year odyssey for Ryan Ritchey, resulting in his new video, “Afterthe Fair.”
Ritchey, 38, who lives outside Philadelphia, makes corporate videos for a living. In a telephone interview, he said he always knew that EPCOT was fashioned after the 1964-65 World’s Fair at Flushing Meadows, but didn’t think anything remained of the extravaganza.
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.
A third party has officially entered the battle between residents and the Department of Homeless Services over the planning or introduction of numerous shelters into communities such as Elmhurst and Glendale.
On Dec. 1, state Sen. Jeff Klein (D-Bronx) introduced legislation co-sponsored by Joe Addabbo Jr. (D-Howard Beach) and Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst) requiring the New York City Planning Commission to hold a public forum before it approves or denies a location for a homeless shelter or social services center.
There’s something about the winter holidays that makes everyone want some new clothes.
For shoppers who want to experience some holiday ambience while finding new clothing at good prices, Glendale Chamber of Commerce President Patricia Gatt recommends the Myrtle Avenue business district in Ridgewood.
It’s almost time to light the menorahs, spin the dreidels, and finish up last-minute shopping for Chanukah (or is it Chanukkah or, perhaps, Hanukkah?).
Picking out the perfect items can become at least as difficult as deciding upon the correct spelling of the holiday (which runs eight days, after all!), but there are several places around Queens that should have just what you’re looking for.