The Queens Democratic Party rolled up a win in Astoria after its anointed candidate, Costa Constantinides, dominated the primary with more than 50 percent of the vote and will now face-off against three challengers in the November election. Comment.
A 32-year-old motorcyclist and his unidentified female passenger were both killed when the bike they were riding on slammed into an SUV making a U-turn in Astoria Saturday afternoon, police said. Comment.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation last Friday officially leasing about two-thirds of an acre of Flushing Meadows Corona Park to the United States Tennis Association to accommodate renovations at the US Open site. Comment.
The new Common Core standards were tested in New York state, although teachers had not been given the curriculum and students had not been taught the material. Common Core is the latest in a series of philosophies designed to raise the knowledge of students and their ability to function in our modern hi-tech world and be prepared for college. Comments (2).
ASTORIA — Parents attending an orientation session at an Astoria elementary school were evacuated Wednesday morning and the school was locked down while police launched a manhunt complete with an NYPD helicopter, parents and cops said. Comments (14).
Twenty-five years ago Tuesday, the Museum of the Moving Image flung opened its doors for the first time with an exhibit about media and the Vietnam War plus a screening of a classic movie musical. Comment.