Saying he had “fallen just short in the voting booth,” John Liu conceded the 11th District State Senate primary race to incumbent Tony Avella on Tuesday morning.
Going out on your own is never easy, whether it be as a freshman in your first dorm, or leaving your folks’ home for your first apartment. There are a number of consumer goods out there to make your life a bit easier.
(StatePoint) Whether you’re single and live on your own, or you’re raising a family, feeling secure in your community is likely an important priority to you. As an average citizen, there are several steps you can take to make your community safer.
(Family Features) A day in the classroom, playing out on the field after school, and completing homework at night requires the right foods to fuel such activities. But unhealthy choices lurk around every corner, making the task of getting kids to eat a balanced and healthful diet a daunting one.
(Family Features) Soon, parking lots of colleges, high schools and professional stadiums across the nation will be filled with fans gearing up for another sporting season - and the tailgating celebrations that go hand-in-hand.
(BPT) - The air is crisp, kids are back in school and leaves are beginning to change color – fall has arrived! With it comes many possibilities for making amazing memories. From favorite fall flavors to awesome autumn activities, everyone has something to look forward to as the season changes. So what types of things are high on Americans’ to-do lists this year?
Today, Sept. 11, a state Supreme Court justice in Staten Island will hold a hearing on two recently filed lawsuits that have the potential to drastically change how schools across New York State operate.
The suits, which were filed separately but at their core are essentially the same, claim that the laws surrounding teacher tenure and other job protections should be reformed because they enable bad educators to keep their jobs, thus denying children the right to a “sound basic education” guaranteed them by the state Constitution.
As N and Q trains rattle up and down 31st Street, the clanging and banging sounds that reverberate from the steel elevated line have become a nuisance to the teachers, students and parents of PS 85.
There have been rallies and petitions and now, local lawmakers are stepping in to say “enough is enough.”
During their first meeting back from the summer, Community Board 9 members — in no uncertain terms — announced they were done with the high density of bars and nightclubs in the district area.
Faced with several new liquor licenses and a renewal, several members of the board at Tuesday night’s meeting at Villa Russo in Richmond Hill suggested voting down all of them, despite their applications being submitted on time, without any discrepancies and no complaints about the specific owners or locations. The reason? There are too many already.
“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.
It’s election season and once again the New York State DREAM Act has become a centerpiece for many of the Democratic candidates.
At a press conference held on Saturday in front of the Renaissance Charter School in Jackson Heights, the bill’s sponsors, state Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst) and Assemblyman Francisco Moya (D-Jackson Heights) touted their latest supporter: lieutenant governor candidate Kathy Hochul.
Thank you for sharing such an uplifting story of the Lin brothers orchestrating their generous backpack/school supplies giveaway to the children at Boulevard Family Shelter (“More school supplies for Pan Am students,” Sept. 4, multiple editions).
With all the venom and vitriol that has been lobbed at the families currently living at the former Pan Am Hotel, I was really touched by their act of kindness, compassion and commitment to sharing their love for strangers and innocent children. Bravo!
Ann Kiernan carefully studied the bag of green grapes she picked up from the shelf, somehow tuning out the chaos around her.
“This is a good price,” she said, grabbing a bag of purple grapes and placing them both in the black basket that hung from her arm.
When the World Trade Center collapsed, New York City and the rest of the nation were permanently shifted.
“Post 9/11, this world changed dramatically — [our world] didn’t feel as safe,“Dorsky Gallery curator, Marie Mathews-Berenson, said, “Artists all over the world, not just the United States, faced many more cataclysmic effects [after this].”
South Ozone Park resident Adelle Rogers spoke about out-of-control traffic on residential streets near her home on 130th Street.
The September meeting of Community Board 10, held last Thursday — the first official day of school — in the Knights of Columbus Hall on Lefferts Boulevard in South Ozone Park, buzzed with words of caution concerning traffic safety.
“Please watch where you’re driving,” state Sen. Joe Addabbo. Jr. (D-Howard Beach) said, reminding residents of the five-point penalty for driving past a stopped yellow school bus.
Calling it “a grassroots victory,” an emotional Tony Avella told supporters Tuesday night that his defeat of John Liu should send a strong message to the Queens Democratic Party that “you can’t do this any more.”
Avella (D-Bayside), the state Senate incumbent for the 11th District, got the cold shoulder from the county Democrats after joining the Independent Democratic Conference in Albany earlier this year. It is made up of a group of maverick Democrats who caucus with Republicans in the state Senate to form a majority.
Police believe a troubled Flushing man in debt killed his wife and daughter early Tuesday morning and then took his own life.
Jong Lee, 50, a truck driver, allegedly slashed the throats of his wife, Sung Lee, 54, and their son, Brian Lee, 15, and piled the bodies on the living room floor of their sixth-floor apartment at 143-40 Roosevelt Ave.
Stan Goldberg, 82, of Beechhurst, longtime Archie comics artist, died on Aug. 31 as the result of a stroke he suffered earlier in the summer.
Goldberg drew Archie comics for more than 40 years and came up with the distinctive color schemes for superheroes such as Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four.
Douglaston leaders are hoping a new plaza near the Long Island Rail Road station will bring more life to the location. So does Randi Gurka.
Gurka, a retired school guidance counselor and doula, a certified postpartum and lactation specialist, has set up shop in the plaza selling $5 bowls of organic oatmeal to morning commuters.
Some Ridgewood residents can now breathe a little easier.
Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, which is located in Bushwick but serves residents in nearby Queens, hosted a health fair Sunday afternoon in Rosemary’s Playground on Woodbine Street.
Are you feeling behind the times with today’s computer technology? Do you see everyone using their iPads, iPhones, smartphones, and tablets and ask yourself: What are these products all about? Can I ever learn to use them? Do you already own one of these devices but wish to learn more about it?
The Middle Village Adult Center is offering a free “21st Century Computer Technology Seminar” for seniors (60+) Thursday, Oct. 2, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Seniors will be paired up with high school volunteers from Grover Cleveland High School, who will demonstrate how to navigate today’s iPad, iPhone, Android Tablet and smartphones in a fun, interactive and exciting way.
A Douglaston resident claims his name, address and a signature that is not his were wrongly included in a letter supporting John Liu sent out by the candidate’s campaign team last week.
Liu was mounting a primary challenge, which ultimately failed, against state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) in the 11th District in northern and northeastern Queens. Avella is a maverick member of the Independent Democratic Conference, which joined the Senate Republicans in a power-sharing agreement, and Liu a former city councilman and comptroller who was supported by the Democratic establishment in Queens.
Mayor de Blasio and the city’s Department of Transportation will receive $25 million in federal money to boost their Vision Zero traffic safety initiative.
De Blasio and U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-New York) announced approval of the funds on Tuesday from the U.S. DOT’s Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery program, known as TIGER.
A Forest Hills street corner has a new literary moniker.
At a special ceremony hosted by Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz (D-Forest Hills) Sunday morning, the corner of 108th Street and 63rd Drive was officially minted “Sergei Dovlatov Way.”