For years Queens parents whose youngsters won a coveted spot in the city’s most competitive gifted programs have had to look outside the borough once their children reached middle school, but now the city Department of Education has plans to expand the offerings in Astoria. Comments (2).
The Queens Go Red for Women Dinner Committee and American Heart Association staffers took time out this week for a photo at Citi Field, where they met to plan their fund-raiser next month. The sixth annual Queens dinner, to elevate the cause of women and heart disease, will be held June 12 at Terrace on the Park in Flushing. TimesLedger Newspapers is a sponsor of the event. Comment.
The official opening of the 1939 World’s Fair came with the president’s opening remarks at 3:12 p.m., along with Gov. Herbert Lehman, Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia and fair President Grover Whalen, who headed the list of other speakers from 60 other participating nations. Comment.
Queens’ vast dining options will be on full display next week at the annual Taste of Queens celebration. Taking place at Citi Field’s Caesars Club on Tuesday, May 14, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m, the event brings together almost 50 restaurants from across the borough, offering eats as diverse as Queens itself. Comments (1).
A Queens father arraigned on charges Friday of shooting illegal BB guns in a crowded Astoria park and then letting his five-year-old daughter wave one of the guns around at other children, the Queens district attorney said. Comments (1).
Police arrested a man who was suspected of going on a carjacking spree in the borough Thursday, allegedly stealing three cars at gunpoint and attempting to steal several others within the course of an hour. Comment.
A disabled Astoria woman was awarded $60,000 in damages for mental anguish after her landlord refused her pleas to construct a wheelchair-accessible ramp in her building and installed video cameras with views of her apartment apparently in retaliation for her request, the Queens Supreme Court ruled earlier this year. Comment.
The family of a Japanese student struck and killed by a police cruiser in Queensbridge has filed an $8 million lawsuit against the city and NYPD in hopes of finding out the circumstances surrounding his death, their lawyer said. Comment.