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After an up-and-down regular season, St. John’s desperately needed at least one win in the Big East tournament to truly earn NCAA tournament consideration.
Unfortunately for the Red Storm, it looks like their dancing shoes will collect another year’s worth of dust.
Pope Francis has demonstrated a desire for openness and inclusiveness. But this is not exhibited at Queens’ Catholic college, St. John’s University.
Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI wished that tradition, in the form of the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, be given to all Catholics. Why is this not done at St. John’s, and why is the university not inclined to do it? Were both popes wrong, or is scoring the three-point shot more important?
The musicals “Anything Goes” and “Children of Eden” couldn’t be more different from one another. Currently on the local theater boards, each delivers entertainment clearly aimed at particular audiences.
“Anything Goes,” a staple since its Broadway debut in 1934, has undergone various incarnations over the years. It is frequently revisited by community groups, which are undoubtedly drawn to its giddy story line — set aboard an ocean liner bound for England and surrounding the misadventures of a female ex-evangelist, “a broken-down broker,” Public Enemy #13 and others — and a superb score by Cole Porter.
After a month of having his salary, spending and contract scrutinized, Queens Library CEO Thomas Galante was called before the City Council with fellow heads of the Brooklyn Public Library, Linda Johnson, and New York Public Library, Anthony Marx, for the Committee on Cultural Affairs’ annual budget hearing.
This year, the library budgets will remain the same, but all three want an extra $65 million added onto their $171 million annual budget.
Showgirls, eye-catching outfits and the stunning magic of Penn and Teller are things synonymous with the glitzy persona of Las Vegas, a city of sin almost 3,000 miles away.
Those mysterious aspects of Las Vegas that make it one of the most desirable tourist destinations in the country are exactly what magician Rogue hopes to use to draw people from all over the city to his newly opened magic bar and theater in Elmhurst.
Symposium on dementia at Margaret Tietz
Margaret Tietz Center in conjunction with Samuel Field Y and the Queensboro Council for Social Welfare will present “Dementia: Research, Treatment and Caregiver Support,” a symposium for providers and caregivers of individuals dealing with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia on Wednesday, March 19 at Margaret Tietz Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at 164-11 Chapin Parkway, Jamaica Hills.
There is more to Legos than little yellow men with square bodies living in a world of tiny blocks.
The toy that invites young minds to imagine and create is the medium of choice for artist Sean Kenney.
Francis Lewis senior center Chelsea Robinson looks for an open teammate during Saturday’s PSAL championship game in Brooklyn.
Larry Lembo, a resident of Cambridge Houses in Long Island City, is sick and tired of the noise his neighbor makes.
“This juicing company does juice extraction almost 24 hours a day as it causes so much noise, not just during the day but really late at night and really early in the morning,” he said at the Community Board 2 meeting last Thursday.
“Loves,” a Participatory GumHearts Installation, by NY-based artist Niizeki Hiromi, the Center at Maple Grove Cemetery, 127-15 Kew Gardens Road, Kew Gardens, now thru Saturday, March 29, 2-5 p.m. RSVP to Bonnie Thompson Dixon: (718) 709-0390, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The most successful season in the history of York College Men’s Basketball came to an end on Saturday, with the Cardinals losing in the second round of the NCAA Division III tournament.
York, finishing the year 22-8, fell to defending national champion Amherst of Massachusetts, 63-51.
Kuiyoung Kwon starts to clean up her plot Saturday at the city’s Green Thumb Community Garden in Kissena Corridor Park in Flushing. It was opening day and the weather was warm, but because of the lingering cold winter, the ground is still too frozen to plant.
Amateur gardeners itching to get radish and lettuce seeds in the ground and flower lovers looking to plant those perky pansies in window boxes will have to wait a little longer.
By all accounts, this winter’s weather is hanging on longer than anyone expected, playing havoc with business at garden centers and holding up everyone else who wants to put a shovel in the ground.
The Greater Jamaica Development Corp. last week announced completion of a deal that will bring a 400-unit residential and commercial building to the intersection of Sutphin Boulevard and Archer Avenue.
Congressman Gregory Meeks (D-Jamaica) was on hand when the GJDC announced its contract with BRP Companies, a Manhattan-based development, contracting and property management firm that specializes in affordable, mixed-income and market-rate housing and commercial development.
While Mayor de Blasio has been criticized for his rescinding of several co-locations for new charter schools last week, some, including Public Advocate Letitia James, believe he hasn’t gone far enough.
But the charter school group affected by the decision said it would fight the city in court to have the co-locations reinstated.
Tom Jost, a consultant working with New York Rising’s Howard Beach Committee, presents the panel’s post-Sandy reconstruction and resiliency plans to area residents during an open house at Russo’s on The Bay Monday.
Saturday was a great day in Queens high school sports history, as the Francis Lewis Patriots and the Cardozo Judges won the Public School Athletic League girls and boys basketball championships, respectively, at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. The Cardozo game was a nail-biter as it wasn’t decided until the Judges’ Rashond Salnave hit two foul shots with less than three seconds left on the clock [see separate stories in some editions or at qchron.com].
Both teams were the de facto visitors as they played against two Brooklyn high schools, South Shore and Thomas Jefferson, respectively. Dave Diamante, the stentorian-voiced Brooklyn Nets public address announcer, admitted to me that he tried to put a little more enthusiasm into announcing Brooklyn baskets than those made by Queens players.
Planned Parenthood is opening a health center in Long Island City — the organization’s first in Queens.
“We’re delighted to be developing our fifth center,” Joan Malin, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood NYC, said. “It fulfills one of our goals to provide good healthcare to New Yorkers in all five boroughs.”
Community Board 9 elected a new slate of leaders on Tuesday night in Ozone Park in what ended up being a rather anticlimactic vote after weeks of rumors of a brawl between incumbent chairman Jim Coccovillo and his opposition on the board.
Coccovillo opted not to seek a second term as chairman, instead nominating Ralph Gonzalez of Ozone Park — whose name had been mentioned by several members as a potential opponent of Coccovillo’s. Gonzalez won the chairmanship unopposed. Raj Rampershad, the board’s executive secretary, was elected first vice chairman unopposed.
The state-backed committee tasked with coming up with more than $18 million in recovery plans after Hurricane Sandy in Howard Beach presented its proposals to the public on Tuesday in the next step toward making those ideas a reality.
Armed with nine plans, including flood remediation, establishing relief centers and funding resiliency programs, the committee, part of the statewide New York Rising program, allowed members of the public to vote for their favorite ideas at a six-hour open house at Russo’s on The Bay.
After a somewhat fiery debate at Community Board 4’s February meeting regarding the ongoing Willets Point saga, Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras (D-East Elmhurst) appeared at Tuesday’s session to discuss the project, as requested last month.
A number of Willets Point advocates also appeared, speaking harshly about Ferreras during the public forum portion of the meeting and emotionally about the project that has impacted hundreds of business owners.
Edison Place, a neighborhood bar deep into Archie Bunker territory, introduced beer from Finback Brewery, which recently opened around the corner to the locals at a “Tap Takeover” event last Friday evening. Most of the patrons were regulars who knew each other, the owners and eagerly embraced the addition to Glendale.
“A new brewery opened in our backyard and we want to welcome them to the neighborhood,” said Eddie Long, a co-owner of the pub at 71-28 Cooper Ave.
As part of its ongoing Professionals on Campus series, which brings distinguished alumni back to discuss their careers, Queens College welcomed Diane Patrick, the first lady of Massachusetts, to address students Friday on the Flushing campus.
Patrick, who has been married to Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick for nearly 30 years, recounted her “victim to survivor” story, covering topics from the prevention of domestic violence and her own life as an abused wife in a former marriage to the influence the college has had on her professional and personal lives.
Queens College graduate student Clara Vila-Castelar will get to mix with Spanish royalty this summer when she is awarded a prestigious grant from the La Caixa Foundation.
A native of Spain, Vila-Castelar, 25, is one of 48 students out of 800 applicants who will receive a graduate fellowship that she will use to pursue her studies in aging and Alzheimer’s disease. The grant will cover two years of paid tuition and a monthly stipend to cover living expenses.
Queens Museum of the Arts will host a day-long literary arts festival on March 15 that’s filled with more than a series of poetry readings.
Entitled “Eterniday,” the festival mixes curated readings and a book fair with other activities like hip-hop music, film screenings and even a bread-making demonstration.