Sunnyside business owners and elected officials celebrated a major victory last Thursday when city Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan visited the neighborhood and announced a much sought change in parking rules would be coming to Queens Boulevard. Comment.
Students from Sunnyside’s PS 199 spent their Monday morning in Lance Cpl. Thomas P. Noonan Jr. Playground drawing and writing on colored pieces of paper their ideas of what they would want to see in a planned renovation of the park. Comments (21).
City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) criticized an ongoing construction project to create housing for mentally challenged homeless people near Astoria Houses, saying that part of the neighborhood is already having trouble serving the needs of its current residents. Comment.
Native New Yorkers might not get it at first. Think of it as another kind of ethnic food — something that New Yorkers, especially Queensites, do get. Ethnic foods are those that evolved in the kitchens and backyards of ordinary people rather than in restaurants, culinary schools or palaces. To be really authentic, they should be enjoyed in the manner of the cultures from which they evolved, as in using chopsticks when eating Chinese food. Comment.
A surprising number of the immigrants in Queens have been tortured by oppressive regimes or police forces abroad, but a organization at Elmhurst Hospital Center that was honored by lawmakers Friday helps those victims put their lives back together. Comment.
Jackson Heights immigration advocates rejoiced after neighborhood residents Nadia and Nazmin Habib, who were set to be deported to Bangladesh, were granted a reprieve last Thursday just as they were scheduled to leave the country. Comment.
Astoria’s Greeks characterized the approval of a new property tax intended to stave off the growing financial crisis in their home country as the unfortunate but inevitable consequence of years of waste and overspending by the government. Comments (1).