(Family Features) We all want to eat more vegetables - and in the summer, when farmers markets and grocery stores are filled with fresh, colorful produce, it's easier than ever. From juicy red tomatoes and yellow sweet corn to vibrant green broccoli, seasonal produce can be even more enjoyable with the addition of spices and herbs.
Grandmas can be a terrific source for stories, wisdom and of course, great food.
A new web series, created by Astoria resident Caroline Shin, aims to weave good food and good stories together by focusing on the women who make it all possible: grannies.
Rest stops are commonly affiliated with the highways that spread out across the country serving drivers making the long trek between destinations; roads like the New York State Thruway, the New Jersey Turnpike, the Mass Pike. Rest stops — with the exception of a couple of gas stations on the Grand Central Parkway — are not something you see in Queens.
We enjoyed “Romance was in the air at White Castle” (by Liz Rhoades, Feb. 20, multiple editions). Your story brought back great memories for us. We were present that same day at 5 p.m. to consume sliders and fries for Valentine’s Day.
Your story brought back great memories. In the early 1960s, Larry’s parents would take him to the same White Castle. In those days, there was no seating area, just one long counter. Sliders were 7 cents, or 14 cents for a double. As he got older, White Castle would become a late-night stop for a quick snack before going home.
Prior to our 1997 wedding, Frank Sinatra was quoted in GQ magazine saying he would always have White Castle hamburgers flown in to any performances in Las Vegas. We honored the “Chairman of the Board” and had 200 sliders delivered to the Sky Line Princess in Flushing as part of our wedding reception.
Fast forward to today. The owners of White Castle provide a reasonably priced night on the town for those on a budget wanting to celebrate Valentine’s Day. We enjoyed watching all the young couples, especially those with kids, having a great time. It gives us an opportunity to celebrate Valent
ine’s Day twice — once at White Castle and the next day at a more traditional restaurant. Seating the day after Valentine’s Day at any restaurant is much easier and your visit is appreciated even more.
We celebrate Valentine’s Day every day but look forward to another one at our favorite Bayside White Castle in 2015!
In what seems to some to be a never-ending fight, parents of schoolchildren in IS 59 in Springfield Gardens are once again preparing to fend off the co-location of another school in their Ridgedale Street building.
This time the Department of Education is proposing to establish a Success Academy charter school in the building next September.
Theater Time Productions, “A Murder is Announced,” Colonial Church of Bayside, 54-02 217 St., Sept. 20, 21, 27, 28 at 8 p.m. and Sept. 28 & 29 at 3 p.m., $16, $14 seniors and students. Sept. 20: dessert after party. Reservations recommended. Contact: (347) 358-8102, theatretime.org.
It is a call every parent fears and one even the most hardened police officer dreads — child in distress.
On Tuesday morning Jeffrey Leder of the three-year-old Jeffrey Leder Gallery divulged how art works were whittled down from 300 submissions to 12 for the second International Painting NYC exhibition, the first show of the year.
“We narrow it to 50 and then we go out to lunch,” Leder said, “just to get away because it’s hard to make these decisions. Then we go on a walk and make the final cut.”
Slow Pitch Softball of Queens is now enrolling for the 2013 summer season. Visit spsofqueens.com or email email@example.com for more information. Limited space is available.
Democrats appeared to retake control of the state Senate Tuesday, as Republicans failed to win a Queens race they had poured resources into and may have lost several other tight contests around New York.
The likely changeover from GOP control would be one more victory for the party that saw President Obama re-elected and solidified its control of the U.S. Senate even as it lost a few more seats in the House of Representatives.
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.
All Queens police precincts will be involved in the 29th annual National Night Out, which will take place this Tuesday.
NNO is an event in which every summer, police precincts across the country help members of their communities adopt ways to fight back against criminals. These include generating support for local anti-crime programs, strengthening neighborhood spirit and heightening drug and prevention awareness.
Assemblywoman Grace Meng of Flushing handily defeated three Democratic opponents Tuesday in the 6th Congressional District primary.
The unofficial count was 51 percent for Meng, 28 percent for Assemblyman Rory Lancman of Fresh Meadows, 16 percent for City Councilwoman Liz Crowley of Middle Village and 5 percent for Dr. Robert Mittman of Bayside.
It’s official — Rep. Bob Turner (R-Queens, Brooklyn) will have to find another line of work in January, or go back to retirement.
Turner, who won the 9th District congressional seat in a special election after former Rep. Anthony Weiner resigned, lost his bid to be the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate on Tuesday. He wanted to challenge Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) in November, but was easily defeated by Wendy Long, an attorney in Manhattan.
Candidates seen as the front runners in congressional primaries across Queens — whether incumbent lawmakers or party establishment choices — all won their nominations by wide margins Tuesday, according to preliminary results.
Democrats in much of Queens — and Republicans across the entire borough — will go to the polls June 26 to vote in primaries for their party’s nominees for Congress.
On the Republican side, the race pits U.S. Rep. Bob Turner (R-Queens, Brooklyn) against Manhattan attorney Wendy Long and Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos, who each are seeking the nomination to run against Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York) for a full six-year term. Republicans across the state will be voting in the primary.
Joseph LoGuirato’s sketched collection of historic structures around the city will run through June 30 at the Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14 Rd., College Point. Call for hours: (718) 358-0067.
Whitestone resident Lauren Whalen wasn’t always a political person. But, two watershed events of the past decade helped to dramatically alter her politics and her views.
“After 9/11, when most everyone’s life changed forever, I became very interested in politics,” said Whalen, who is the founder of the Northeast Queens Tea Party Patriots, a conservative political movement that adheres closely to Constitutional ideals — as its members see them.
U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) has a pretty cushy lead over her three Republican challengers, including U.S. Rep. Bob Turner (R-Queens, Brooklyn), according to a Siena poll released this week.
“With a two-to-one favorability rating, and a majority prepared to re-elect her, [Gillibrand] continues to look strong seven months from her first re-election attempt,” said Siena pollster Steve Greenberg.
He made it by the narrowest of margins, but Congressman Bob Turner (R-Queens and Brooklyn) will be on the June 26 ballot for the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate.
Turner garnered just over the 25 percent of the vote necessary at the Republican State Convention last Friday.
Three people were shot outside Wendy’s on 139th Street and 89th Avenue, at around 3 p.m. last Thursday, in what is believed to be a gang-related dispute.
The three victims —one, 17, shot in the buttocks, another, 20, struck in the right leg, and the third, 20, shot in the right arm — were taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, where they were listed in stable condition three days later, police said.