In what can only be described as a Wednesday afternoon massacre, Borough President Melinda Katz and Mayor de Blasio axed nearly half of the Queens Library Board of Directors.
City Comptroller Scott Stringer has begun making offers to victims of the April 30 flood in Lindenwood that the city blamed on failure of a key piece of flood-control infrastructure.
Two men are facing lengthy prison terms after being nabbed Friday for allegedly attempting to rape an 18-year-old woman in Ridgewood last week
(Family Features) If you’re looking for a cost-effective way to dress up a room in your home, crown molding is a simple way to add elegance and class with minimal investment.
State Sen. Tony Avella, left, and interim Queens College President Evangelos Gizis celebrate a new allocation to the school.
Aspiring scientists at Queens College just got a big boost.
At a press conference Thursday in the Ira Remsen Hall at the college’s Flushing campus, Interim President Evangelos Gizis announced that state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) secured a $2 million funding allocation for a much-needed renovation to a teaching laboratory on the hall’s ground floor.
Rebel state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside), the vocal populist whose move into the Senate's Independent Democratic Conference angered the party establishment and prompted a primary challenge from former City Councilman and Comptroller John Liu, has now won the backing of a key congressman in his re-election campaign.
For weeks, community leaders opposed to a new homeless shelter in Elmhurst and plans for another in Glendale have been urging residents to call or email City Comptroller Scott Stringer to make their opinions known.
Well, it's working.
Police are searching for two suspects who allegedly attempted to rob and rape an 18-year-old woman in Ridgewood early Wednesday morning.
The Mets went into the All-Star break by winning eight out of 10 on their long homestand, pushing ahead of the Phillies and Marlins into third place in the National League East. Aside from the much-needed wins, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson had to be thrilled from the contributions of three players on whom he has bet a lot of chips: catcher Travis d’Arnaud, centerfielder Chris Young and first baseman Lucas Duda.
Young and d’Arnaud were complete busts the first three months of the season while Duda was continuing his career as the poor man’s Adam Dunn/Dave Kingman by belting home runs but striking out all too often. As the calendar turned to July, however, both Young and d’Arnaud were getting big hits while Duda proved that he could be a contact hitter.
In this year of celebrations marking the 50th and 75th anniversaries of the 1939 and 1964 World’s Fairs, Queens Theatre is adding to the mix with “The World’s Fair Play Festival,” a presentation of a dozen five- to 10-minute performances from acclaimed national, international and local playwrights, running through July 27.
The venue is most appropriate — the theater is housed in the former Theaterama, one of only a handful of buildings constructed for the 1964 World’s Fair that is still standing.
When The Inspired Word, the umbrella name of an ongoing series of presentations by poets, singers, rappers and other performance artists, began five years ago in a vegan organic restaurant in Forest Hills, its audience numbered around 10.
While the restaurant has since gone under, The Inspired Word continues to blossom as it — yes — inspires. And the crowds have grown tremendously.
Longtime Bellerose civic leader Rose Daddario, 98, died on July 9.
Daddario and her late husband, Frank, moved to 240th Street in 1954 and became active in the Creedmoor Civic Association. She first served as secretary and later as president from 1988 to 1999.
Criticism of Israel is one thing. The country is not perfect, though it stands as the only bastion of freedom and stability in its neighborhood. But, as usual, the attacks on Israel coming from so-called human rights activists and the like over the latest crisis embroiling the Jewish state are not so much criticism as they are good old anti-Semitism: hatred of the people who live there and a desire to see them all gone.
Think that’s an exaggeration? When protesters chant, “Netanyahu, you will see, Palestine from the river to the sea,” they’re describing their dream of an Arab state on the land that now is Israel. Not just the occupied territories, but Israel proper. An Arab state that likely would be ruled by the same group of Hamas terrorists in charge of Gaza.
Summer is not only a season for going to the beach, slurping down popsicles and getting a righteous tan, it’s also the season for music festivals.
There are big events, including the Governor’s Ball and Warped Tour, but Queens will also host several music festivals of its own.
With only a couple days left before a preventable, man-made disaster hits Queens, much of the rest of the city and Long Island, it’s time for Gov. Cuomo to exercise true leadership. He must prevent the Long Island Rail Road from shutting down due to a strike that will commence Sunday, and to do that, he needs to take a seat at the negotiating table.
The Metropolitan Transpor-tation Authority and its unions have been unable to reach a new contract agreement to replace the one that expired four years ago. As a state agency, the MTA answers to the governor. So it’s time he went beyond lamenting the damage a strike would cause and took an active role in preventing it. Even though the two sides returned to the table Wednesday, they’ve spent so much time at odds that it seems highly unlikely they can do it on their own. And history indicates that Congress, which could impose arbitration to force a contract resolution, is unlikely to do so unless a strike actually occurs. That leaves it in Cuomo’s hands.
A Flushing woman who illegally injected two customers with a foreign substance during “buttocks enhancement” procedures that she was not licensed to perform has been sentenced to two to three years in prison.
In one instance, the victim has been hospitalized on several occasions since the procedure was performed in November 2012.
Rego Park Green Alliance Executive Director Yvonne Shortt believes that beautiful things can happen when a community works together to accomplish a goal.
After a month of scraping, priming and painting, dozens of volunteers have transformed the dimly lit 63rd Drive underpass below the Long Island Rail Road tracks in Rego Park into a work of art.
One Jewish Democratic official called it “touching the third rail of Queens politics.”
A Democratic district leader from Jackson Heights posted one word and a symbol on her Facebook page last week and it has sparked criticism. Depending on whom you ask, her comment ignited a hot debate within the Democratic Party, or was just exploited in a cynical ploy in an obscure political race that is part of the ongoing battle between the Queens Democratic establishment and a group of anti-establishment party members backed by several citywide elected officials.
Seeing Hollywood horror classics and family-friendly movies in Southeast Queens this summer won’t mean having to deal with sticky floors and $9 sodas.
A Better Jamaica is bringing back its Classic Film Fridays program to Rufus King Park for a sixth straight year.
The Woodhaven branch of the Queens Library will operate one prekindergarten class this fall, in conjunction Mayor de Blasio’s universal pre-K program — the first public library in the country to do so.
The class, which will have 18 students, will operate in the library’s basement events space.
A Queens Village man was sentenced to life in prison with no hope of parole Tuesday for the September 2011 murder of his parents as they slept.
Shane Jaggarnauth, 26, was convicted of two counts of first- and second-degree murder in May for the shooting deaths of Sugrim and Rosie Jaggarnauth in their Grayson Street home.
How would you spend a million dollars? Long Island City residents gathered July 9 to discuss just that.
In the second of two informational meetings held by City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside), residents of the 26th Council District gathered in the Jacob Riis Settlement House to learn about participatory budgeting for the 2015-16 fiscal year, a democratic process where residents from 22 city districts have a voice in how $25 million in discretionary funds should be spent citywide.
Parking was a major topic at the sixth annual meeting of the Bayside Village Business Improvement District this Monday.
Residents and merchants met in C J Sullivan’s American Grill on 41st Avenue to hear updates from BID officials, who represent over 400 businesses and property owners along Bell Boulevard from Northern Boulevard to 35th Avenue.
Known as the “Hospital of Kings and Queens,” Wyckoff Heights Medical Center is like a family to its longtime employees and a central pillar of the Bushwick and Ridgewood communities.
The hospital honored seven people who have worked there since before 1975 and will display photographs of them by Bushwick-based artist Daryl-Ann Saunders on the first floor “Hall of Fame.”