“Otogizoshi-Bokusai,” by Shoko Kazama. Ink on paper calligraphy, telling stories of 13th-century Japan that have been passed down verbally among children. Showing thru Thurs., Aug. 7. Mon-Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 12-5 p.m. Resobox Gallery, 41-26 27 St., Long Island City.
Ed Farrell, president of Resorts World Casino New York City, left, and Ryan Eller, Resorts World NYC’s chief financial officer presents the $25,000 check to Carol Simon, the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Queens’s executive director.
The Boys & Girls Club of Metro Queens received a big donation from one of its neighbors last week as the organization prepares to welcome the public into its new expanded space.
The organization was presented with a $25,000 check from Resorts World Casino New York City last Wednesday.
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.
People accessing Resorts World Casino New York City from the Aqueduct-North Conduit Avenue subway station will no longer have to wait for a shuttle or walk in the elements. The casino is constructing a covered walkway to allow people to walk from the station to the casino and be protected from rain or snow. The project is expected to be completed by mid summer.
The new walkway will lead to the stairs of the Aqueduct Racetrack station, and to an enclosed pedestrian bridge that opened last summer connecting the Aqueduct Racetrack station — several hundred feet north of the Aqueduct-North Conduit Avenue stop — to the casino building.
It is impossible to truly thank the people who most shaped your life, but Father’s Day is certainly an occasion to express appreciation for one of them, dad.
Getting a tie may be a cliche but it doesn’t have to be that way now thanks to the Esquire line available at Men’s Wearhouse as well as the limitless choices that can be found at ties.com.
More than 100 veterans, reservists, and newly returned servicemembers from across the five boroughs attended a job fair for veterans sponsored by Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park), chairman of the Council’s Veterans Committee, to speak with 50 companies, small businesses, labor unions and other employers interested in hiring a hero.
Large companies like Lockheed Martin to local employers like Resorts World Casino New York City were on hand to help veterans look for work during the event this past Sunday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Russo’s On The Bay in Howard Beach.
One legislator is asking the state and city to update evacuation routes for coastal communities affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Rockaway) has sent a letter to the state and city transportation commissioners, requesting their respective agencies take immediate steps to ensure designated evacuation routes and signage are updated and maintained regularly.
It is impossible to express one’s love for the woman who raised us and made us who we are today through one day of recognition and a gift. Nonetheless we should all put a little thought into a thank you even though mom will probably say that it’s not necessary.
Woodside native Jim McCann started what has become the most famous name in the floral industry, 1800Flowers, in 1971. Back then the idea of purchasing floral arrangements through a toll-free phone call was revolutionary. Over the years, McCann has expanded his business to include all kinds of gift baskets.
Genting, the parent company of Resorts World New York City, has paid the state a $1 million application fee to bid for a potential casino in the Catskills or Hudson Valley, the company announced last week.
“Destination resorts are our specialty, and we are excited to work with local municipalities and the State of New York to acquire a site where we can build a facility that will help further bolster the Empire State’s thriving tourism economy,” said Christian Goode, senior vice president of Genting Americas, in a press release.
In addition to the free coach bus service to and from Manhattan, Resorts World Casino New York City has opened new shuttle bus service to North Brooklyn.
Utilizing the smaller shuttle vehicles, the new service that kicked off last month makes three stops: one at the intersection of Union and Metropolitan avenues; a second at the intersection of Lorimer Street and Broadway, both in Williamsburg; and a third at the intersection of Flushing Avenue and Broadway in Bushwick.
The Center for the Women of New York will hold its annual luncheon on April 26 at noon at Douglaston Manor, 63-20 Commonwealth Blvd.
Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and Cheryl Wills, anchor at NY1, will receive Women of Distinction awards.
Now that Madison Square Garden CEO James Dolan has hired “The Lord of the Rings,” Phil Jackson, to be the new Knicks president (he has six NBA championship rings as head coach of the Chicago Bulls; five in the same role for the Los Angeles Lakers; and a pair as a bench player for the Knicks), and has promised to grant him as much autonomy as an owner can, it will be interesting to see whether the media will finally stop bashing Dolan.
At the Jackson press conference, Dolan acknowledged that he has been far from adept at running a basketball team. The most obvious bad decision on his part was firing Donnie Walsh as the team’s general manager without having a suitable replacement ready to take his place. The reason for Walsh’s ouster was that he did not want to give up a king’s ransom to get Carmelo Anthony from the Denver Nuggets. Given Anthony’s outstanding play since coming to the Knicks, it’s easy to understand Dolan’s desire to meet Denver’s asking price three years ago.
More than 50 former employees of Resorts World Casino New York City who were laid off in January when the Aqueduct Buffet abruptly shut down have teamed up to file a class-action lawsuit against the casino, saying Resorts World violated federal and state laws.
The suit was filed not long after the layoffs in federal District Court in Brooklyn and amended March 17 with 56 more plantiffs’ names.
Resorts World Casino New York City is hosting what it calls the “first of its kind hip-hop concert in Queens” this weekend to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the genre that has become one of the most successful of the rock era.
“Legends of Hip-Hop Vol. 1” will bring notable artists from the genre to the casino at 110-00 Rockaway Blvd. on Saturday, March 15 for a concert beginning at 9 p.m. Doors open at 8 p.m.
Resorts World Casino New York City announced Feb. 26 a $100,000 donation to City Harvest to fight hunger across the city, during the casino’s first annual Mid-Winter Taste event to benefit City Harvest, featuring food, wine, and cocktails from New York’s most popular eateries.
The $100,000 contribution came through Resorts World’s charitable giving program —Resorts World Gives — an organization committed to improving communities and helping those in need throughout the city.
The words “commute” and “New York City” usually make one think of squeaky, dirty, crowded subway cars snaking through tunnels and along elevated rails. Or perhaps one conjures up thoughts of passengers packed into buses like sardines or jockeying for room under bus shelters. Some, especially out here in Queens, may think of a commute as idling on a packed highway in a car.
One thing that most New Yorkers may not think of — unless maybe you’re from Staten Island — is boats.
World Premiere Wrestling will hold a charity wrestling event at Resorts World Casino New York City this Saturday night, March 8.
“Resurrection” will feature a long set list of wrestling favorites who will compete in the ring on the casino’s Central Park events floor.
Aqueduct Race Track is not getting its fair share, one official is arguing, and he has a plan to force the state to focus on the dilapidated South Ozone Park venue.
Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Rockaway Park) has introduced legislation that would force the New York Racing Association to use capital funds paid for with tax revenue specifically from Resorts World Casino New York City to pay for maintaining and fixing up Aqueduct Race Track’s grandstand and course.
Finding the right Valentine’s Day present for someone special is never an easy chore. Here are some gift ideas that should add a touch of romance not just for February 14 but for anytime of the year.
You cannot think of Valentine’s Day without thinking of flowers, and it’s hard to think of flowers without thinking of 1-800Flowers, the company founded and still run by Woodside-native Jim McCann. While floral arrangements are still the company’s main source of income, it has expanded its lines to include food gift baskets and oversized teddy bears.
Resorts World Casino New York City closed its Aqueduct Buffet this week, causing roughly 175 employees to lose their jobs.
Nearly 200 workers were laid off from Resorts World Casino New York City after the facility’s Aqueduct Buffet restaurant shut down this past weekend.
“We have made the difficult decision to close the Aqueduct Buffet, which never caught on with our customers and has consistently lost money,” said casino President Ed Farrell in a statement. “We sincerely regret the impact this closure has on the buffet’s employees and are working closely with the Hotel Trades Council to ease this transition.”
The heavy rain and high winds did not dampen the holiday spirits at Resorts World Casino New York City on Nov. 26.
Celebrating its third holiday season in business, the casino held its annual tree lighting. The tree stands 40 feet tall inside the casino’s main entrance foyer. It is fully decorated with 1,500 ornaments, 5,400 feet of ribbon and 6,500 LED lights. Festive decorations, including gift boxes and oversized Christmas ornaments, surround the tree.
A spike last month in robberies, larcenies and auto thefts in the 106th Precinct was confirmed by the precinct’s commanding officer, Deputy Inspector Jeffrey Schiff, at the Nov. 13 Community Council meeting.
NYPD crime statistics for the 28-day period ending Nov. 3 showed that robberies in the precinct jumped by 38 percent, grand larcenies rose 47 percent and auto thefts went up 61 percent compared to last year. However, those numbers include comparison to the week after Hurricane Sandy last year when there was very little crime.
A woman allegedly left her daughter at the gift shop at Resorts World Casino New York City last weekend while she gambled.
The woman, identified by police as Carol Grandison, a resident of Queens, is accused of leaving her 9-year-old daughter at Resorts World’s gift shop unattended on Saturday morning.