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July, 2014


Young artists exhibit work in Douglaston

Students from PS 811Q celebrate the opening of their art exhibit at the National Art League in Douglaston. Comment.

Hallets Cove Playground gets makeover

Volunteers pitched in to clean Hallets Cove Playground in the Astoria Houses Saturday morning during an event organized by Councilman Costa Constantinides. The NYPD’s Community Affairs Unit set up its rock climbing wall for participants to have some fun after beautifying the waterfront area. Comment.

Jamaica parents demand an end to gun violence

“Enough is enough” was the message of dozens of relatives who have lost loved ones to gun violence in Jamaica Saturday afternoon. Comments (12).

Queens neighborhoods shows soccer allegiances for World Cup final

Soccer fans throughout Queens were glued to their screens Sunday to watch the World Cup final between Argentina and Germany. Comment.
Rockaway Beach

Everything’s coming up Rockaways

After the Park Place Seaport Theatre in Rockaway Beach closed in September 1997, the recently formed Rockaway Theatre Co. was left without a place to perform. Comments (1).
Block Shots

Rogers named Player of the Year

The Judges ruled the borough in what was a sensational baseball season in Queens. Comment.

Tour de Queens rolls through boro

More than 1,000 people took part in the annual Tour de Queens last Sunday, which started and ended in Flushing Meadows Corona Park and passed through northeast Queens. The annual cycling event is organized by Transportation Alternatives. Comments (1).
Oakland Gardens

A kidney in honor of Kinsey

A few months ago, 6-year-old Oakland Gardens girl Kinsey Saleh became a social media star after her mother, Nadine Morsi, created a Facebook page in hopes of finding a donor willing to replace her daughter’s failing kidney. Comment.

Fans celebrate Germany’s World Cup victory

German soccer fans rejoiced outside of Zum Stammtisch Restaurant in Glendale after their team defeated Brazil in the World Cup semifinal game, advancing to the final match. Comment.
Breezy Point

Poetry and music fill the air during Ft. Tilden homecoming

Rockaway Beach played host to a pair of famous faces Sunday during the opening day of the MoMA PS1’s Rockaway! festival in Fort Tilden. Comment.

Bellerose parish holds summer fair

St. Gregory the Great Parish in Bellerose held its 35th Gregorian Summer Festival, featuring rides, games and live entertainment. The fair began June 19 and concluded Sunday. Comment.

Sacred Heart celebrates confirmation in Bayside

More than 60 students celebrated the Catholic sacrament of confirmation during a mass Monday afternoon at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Bayside. Auxiliary Bishop Guy Sansaricq led the annual ceremony for those confirmed, which included eighth grade students at Sacred Heart as well as children from public schools. Each youngster selected a name from a saint or the Bible as their confirmation name as well as a sponsor to oversee their spiritual development. Comment.

Celebrating independence

The Central Astoria Local Development Coalition celebrated the Fourth of July early with a Grucci fireworks display Monday evening. Thousands packed Astoria park for the festivities. Comment.
Ozone Park

Rodriguez named boro’s best

Queens enjoyed one of its best softball seasons in recent years. Comment.

June, 2014

East Elmhurst

Port Authority simulates plane crash at LaGuardia

As smoke bellowed through the air Saturday morning at LaGuardia Airport, emergency personnel scrambled to tend to blood-soaked victims of a plane crash. Comment.
Middle Village

Youngsters create sculptures at Middle Village Adult Center

Budding artists from PS 87 in Middle Village visited the Middle Village Adult Center earlier this month. They were partnered with seniors to create sculptures inspired by American artist Claes Oldenburg. Comment.
Long Island City

Long Island City transformed

These days Long Island City is referred to as “The Jewel of the Borough” and “The Gateway to Queens” with its beautiful waterfront parks and gleaming residential towers. Comment.
East Elmhurst

It’s a new day for LGA, JFK

Queens’ airports are due for takeoff. Comments (3).
Rockaway Beach

Boro has water plus ferries

Ferries are making waves in Queens. Comments (1).

Downtown Jamaica on a roll

Some 300,000 straphangers pass through downtown Jamaica every day and that could mean hundreds of thousands of double looks in a few years as the neighborhood’s main gateway undergoes a dramatic change. Comments (1).
Long Island City

Restaurant scene hot in LIC

At a recent fund-raising event celebrating her 20th year of government service, Borough President Melinda Katz called Long Island City a model for every other community in the state. Comment.

Flushing takes off after lull

As Flushing’s real estate market has shaken off the after-currents of the recession, long-stalled large-scale developments have started to get back on track. Comments (2).

Theater alive and growing

Theater producer Sean Williams has a theory as to how the two biggest outer boroughs developed into distinct artistic centers outside Manhattan — it’s the subway system. Comment.

A dozen public high schools place among elite in state, U.S. rankings

One of the many perks about living in Queens is having easy access to several public high schools that are often credited as being some of the best in the country. Comments (3).
Long Island City

Artists put LIC on the map

When developer Gerry Wolkoff banished the 5Pointz artists in November and had the world-famous graffiti mecca whitewashed to prepare it for demolition, many thought the LIC art community had suffered a mortal wound. Comment.
South Jamaica

Cricket: New face of Queens

Coinciding with the swelling number of immigrants in Queens is the diversification of the boroughs’ culinary, artistic and recreational scene. Comments (5).
Broad Channel

City overhauls Sandy repairs

Although few exterior signs are left of Hurricane Sandy’s wrath in Queens’ coastal communities more than a year and a half later, city officials recently made major policy and leadership changes to help quicken remaining recovery efforts with a focus on getting displaced residents back into their homes. Comment.
Willets Point

Willets shops look for home

The developers of Willets Point are inching toward starting the first phase of their $3 billion redevelopment of the neighborhood into commercial, residential and retail space with a megamall. Comment.

Macedonia readies rentals

More affordable housing is about to come online as the Macedonia Plaza development in downtown Flushing nears completion. Comments (1).
East Elmhurst

Soap box races won by a pair of brothers in East Elmhurst

A pair of brothers from East Elmhurst will represent New York City at the National All-American Race in Akron, Ohio, in July after capturing both divisions at the annual Flushing Meadow Soap Box Derby Saturday. Comments (1).

Liu kicks off fund-raising

John Liu formally launched his fund-raising bid Tuesday night in his campaign to unseat state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside). Comments (5).

Police called in to capture bee swarm in Bayside [With Video]

A swarm of about 12,000 bees was removed from Bayside Sunday afternoon by police after the insects gathered on a tree branch and then buzzed about Bell Boulevard when the removal process sent them flying. Comment.

Kids rev up for Flushing Meadows Soap Box Derby

The yearly Flushing Meadows Soap Box Derby will be held in East Elmhurst Saturday and boys and girls from 7 to 17 from the metropolitan area will be participating in this competition. Comment.

Fans take in Belmont Stakes

Even though Belmont favorite California Chrome fell short of the coveted Triple Crown last week, the hundreds of thousands of racing fans who turned out to witness the historic opportunity were treated to plenty of fun. Comment.
Block Shots

Day at the races proves to be afternoon of disappointment

Only California Chrome may have had a worse day than me at the Belmont Stakes. Comments (3).
Jackson Heights

Borough salutes gay pride

Mayor Bill de Blasio did something none of his predecessors had ever done Sunday when he marched in the Queens Pride Parade. Comment.

Queens College hails 90th graduation

More than 2,500 Queens College students huddled under gray skies last week to receive their degrees at the Flushing school’s 90th commencement ceremony. Comment.

TimesLedger honors Queens Impact awardees

The Queens Impact Awards recognized 27 men and women who have made a difference in Queens during a dinner for 250 people at Douglaston Manor May 15. The honorees were nominated by an outside committee. Comment.

Laurelton marks Memorial Day

Participants in the annual Laurelton Memorial Day Parade marched through the streets of southeast Queens Monday morning. Comment.

Woodside honors its fallen soldiers

Following a ceremony at the Vietnam Memorial at the corner of Woodside and 57th Street in front of the St. Sebastian’s school, participants in the Woodside Memorial Day Parade marched through the neighborhood. Assemblyman Michael Den Dekker and Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer joined flag bearers, veterans and supporters at the annual event, which concluded at Woodside’s Doughboy Park. Comment.

May, 2014

Bayside Hills

Bayside Hills honors veterans

The Bayside Hills Civic Association held a Memorial Day Ceremony at The Flagpole on Bell Boulevard at 53rd Avenue Saturday morning. Several elected officials addressed attendees after local theater star Rhea Arkin sang the National Anthem and BHCA President Michael Feiner made his remarks. Comment.
Howard Beach

Howard Beach remembers those who served their country

A mass at Our Lady of Grace Church was held before the annual Howard Beach Memorial Day Parade, which began at 11 a.m. Monday in Coleman Square. Veterans and Boy Scouts took part in the procession through the streets of Old Howard Beach, followed by a contingent from the West Hamilton Beach Volunteer Fire Department. Comment.
College Point

Annual parade marches through College Point

Participants in the annual College Point Memorial Day Parade kicked off at 2 p.m. Sunday at 28rd Avenue and College Point Boulevard and concluded at MacNeil Park. State Sen. Tony Avella served as the grand marshal, and Isabella Joan Hollaway was named this year’s Poppy Queen. Comment.

Maspeth marks Memorial Day with parade

Thousands of people turned out for the annual Maspeth Memorial Day Parade Sunday. Comment.
Forest Hills

Forest Hills honors veterans during Memorial Day event

Crowds gathered on Metropolitan Avenue Sunday to watch the Forest Hills Memorial Day parade, but some were disappointed the annual event did not draw the mayor. Comment.

Glendale gathers to honor those who served

The annual Ridgewood-Glendale Memorial Day Parade was held on Myrtle Avenue Monday. Comment.
Little Neck

Little Neck-Douglaston marks Memorial Day

Northern Boulevard in Little Neck and Douglaston was covered in red, white and blue Monday afternoon for the annual Memorial Day Parade. Comments (1).

Whitestone pays tribute to soldiers during Memorial Day service

Following a ceremony at Whitestone Memorial Park, at 149th Street and 15th Drive, the Whitestone Memorial Day Parade marched through the streets and concluded at the park. Dr. David Copell, a Korean War veteran, served as the grand marshal of the event, which drew U.S. Rep. Steve Israel, state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, city Comptroller Scott Stringer, state Sens. Toby Stavisky and Tony Avella, Assemblymen Ed Braunstein and Michael Simanowitz, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and Councilman Paul Vallone. Comments (1).

Youngsters compete in Douglaston chess tournament

About two dozen students took part in a chess tournament at PS 98 in Douglaston Monday evening. Participants each faced four opponents in the competition, which was organized in conjunction with NY Chess Kids. Comments (1).

Woodside street renamed for late Walter McCaffrey

The life and legacy of the late Walter McCaffrey was celebrated in Woodside Saturday when the corner of 61st Street and Woodside Avenue was renamed in his honor. Comment.
Long Island City

Thousands attend two events in LIC

Long Island City was the place to be with thousands of people drawn to two events, the fourth annual LIC Arts Open and the first LIC Springs! Comment.

Memorial Day Parades

There are a number parades scheduled in Queens to commemorate Memorial Day. Comments (2).
Jamaica Estates

1,900 earn degrees in SJU Class of ‘14

St. John’s University held its 144th commencement ceremony on the Great Lawn Sunday with nearly 1,900 undergraduate students receiving their degrees and close to 10,000 family, friends and faculty in attendance. Comments (1).
Little Neck

Little Neck school holds art show

PS 811 students’ creative abilities were on display during the Little Neck school’s fifth-annual art show last week. Specialty drinks without alcohol and hor d’oeuvres were offered to guests at the special event. Comment.

Businesses large and small flock to biggest trade show in Queens

More than 1,000 networking enthusiasts swarmed Citi Field Tuesday to attend the borough’s largest trade show, organizers said. Comment.

Dragon Boat team cleans shoreline of Flushing Bay

The Empire Dragon Boat Team, in conjunction with the Parks Department, kicked off its 2014 competitive rowing season by cleaning up around Flushing Bay, where its practice is held. Comprised entirely of female cancer survivors, the team launches regular practices from the World’s Fair Marina. Volunteers were rewarded with boat rides led by the dragon boat team members. Comment.

Foodies rush to Taste of Bayside

The Bayside Business Association held its 11th annual Taste of Bayside Tuesday evening at Fort Totten’s castle. The event featured more than 20 northeast Queens eateries. Comment.

Stavisky announces re-election bid

State Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Flushing) officially launched her re-election bid Friday afternoon. Comments (1).
Oakland Gardens

Alley Pond becomes haven for animals during Pets & Pals

Four-legged creatures and their two-legged companions were invited to Alley Pond Park Sunday for the annual Pets & Pals event. Comment.
Long Island City

Bikers tour Queens

More than 30,000 cyclists biked through western Queens on a 40-mile tour of the five boroughs during the TD Five Boro Bike Tour Sunday. Comment.

Cinco de Mayo celebrated in Flushing Meadows

Thousands of people flocked to Flushing Meadows Corona Park Sunday for the annual Cinco de Mayo festival. Comment.

Anglers clean Bayside coast

Dozens of people joined the Bayside Anglers at the group’s 20th annual cleanup on the shoreline of Little Neck Bay Sunday morning. Comment.
Block Shots

Royals star returns to CK in preparation for Liberty home opener

Tina Charles still recalls attending homecomings for Christ the Kings girls’ basketball greats as a high school athlete. Comment.

Muslim-American family wins fight for street renamed after Salman Hamdani

Talat Hamdani has spent the last five years fighting for her late son, Salman, to receive the proper recognition he bravely earned Sept. 11, 2001. Comments (6).

April, 2014

Richmond Hill

Queens teachers recall a day spent with students at Fair

Edna remembers that in March 1964 she attended a dinner in Terrace on the Park in Flushing Meadows Corona Park and while looking down at the site of the World’s Fair being built saw construction cranes everywhere. The site was not finished yet one of the speakers, perhaps Robert Moses, said it would be finished in time for opening day. Comment.

Pavilion opened for 50th anniversary of World’s Fair

Organizers of the World’s Fair 50th anniversary celebration were shocked by the tremendous turnout Tuesday as thousands lined up and waited hours for their chance to enter the iconic New York State Pavilion in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Comment.

Whitestone Bridge finished in time for FDR’s visit

It was spring 1939 with the outbreak of World War II only months away, but President Franklin Roosevelt took time out to open the World’s Fair in a motorcade that passed over the shining new Bronx-Whitestone Bridge. Comment.

An urban son remembers visits to both World’s Fairs

We moved to Elmhurst from Borough Park about six months before the World’s Fair opened in 1939. Comments (3).

Roosevelt proclaims expo a peace symbol

On Monday, May 1, 1939, the headline in The New York Times read: “President Roosevelt Opens fair As a Symbol of Peace.” Roosevelt in his first public utterance since German Chancellor Adolf Hitler had virtually rejected his plan for peace in the next decade, dedicated the fair to uniting the nations of the Western Hemisphere — to encouraging peace and good will among nations. He voiced the hope that “time would break down the barriers to tranquillity on the Continent.” Comment.

1939 exhibits on future bring hope

These city fathers who met at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Manhattan had decided to hold what would be the greatest world’s fair. The location: Flushing Meadow in Queens. Comment.

Queens salutes two World’s Fairs

As the site of both the 1939 and 1964 World’s Fairs, the history of Flushing Meadows Corona Park and the events are inextricably linked. Comments (1).

Astoria Historical Society exhibits images of two Fairs

As part of the celebrations surrounding the 50th and 75th anniversaries of the Queens World’s Fairs, the Greater Astoria Historical Society has dug deep into its treasure trove for a new exhibit detailing both events. Comment.
Rockaway Beach

Sea of blue to remember fallen Far Rockaway officer

It was a somber sea of blue on Beach 84th Street Monday morning as loved ones and colleagues attended a funeral for a Queens police officer who died after he was critically injured responding to a Brooklyn blaze. Comment.
Middle Village

Calhoun picked as All-Queens Player of the Year

It was quite a girls’ basketball season in Queens. Comment.
St. Albans

‘Women warriors’ recognized at St. Albans luncheon

City lawmakers came together in St. Albans Saturday to wrap up Women’s History Month by recognizing dozens of strong women praised as being some of the most dedicated community leaders in all of Queens. Comments (1).
Long Island City

Spring moves at dance studio

If you’ve never seen buckets of water used as creative props in modern dance or dancers’ bodies birthed out of fabric cocoons, then you shouldn’t miss the eighth annual Green Space Blooms Festival. It is a four-night, multi-cultural entertainment experience in Long Island City, showcasing 28 diverse choreographers. Comment.
Middle Village

Alkins named All-Queens Player of the Year

Queens had one of its best boys’ basketball seasons in recent years. Comment.

24 blocks in Astoria designated boro’s first art district

Queens has its first arts district. Comment.

Mets fans flock to Queens with Opening Day hopes

The New York Mets opened their season to tempered optimism. Comments (1).
Block Shots

Opening Day gives fans glimpse at Amazin’s flawed roster

Mets fans, get used to this. Comment.

Grab a front-row seat to borough’s best sports

Queens’ rich sports history goes well beyond the professional ranks. The borough is home to two of the nation’s most storied high school gyms and provides fans with numerous sports escapes at the high school and college level. Comments (1).
Richmond Hill

Cricket attracts players from around the globe

In recent years, the popularity of the game of cricket has surged across the city, but it remains a fan favorite in Queens among the borough’s diverse immigrant population. Comment.

Home-grown talent rises to top of their game

Queens has seen many great athletes perform at Shea Stadium, Citi Field and at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, but the borough can also claim a couple of prodigies who played their way to the big leagues. Comment.

March, 2014

Ozone Park

Ozone Park shelter looking for new home [With Video]

The founder of an Ozone Park animal shelter believes she is close to finding a new home for the organization after its lease was not renewed. Comment.

There’s more to Citi Field than just playing ball

Although Citi Field, the home of the New York Mets will be five years old this spring, it still has the feel of a new ballpark. Comment.

Clinton Dems celebrate Women’s History Month

The Clinton Democratic Club commended Tuesday evening several females whose areas of expertise range from acting to poetry to advocacy as part of Women’s History Month. Comment.
Richmond Hill

Phagwah on parade

Revelers from Canada to California flocked to Richmond Hill Sunday to usher in spring with a parade dominated by DJs, drum ensembles, colorful powders and dancing in the streets. Comment.
East Elmhurst

Wrestling stars visit Queens

The Big Event 6 wrestling convention was held last Saturday at the Marriott Courtyard LaGuardia Airport in East Elmhurst. Comments (1).
Long Island City

Something’s brewing in Queens

While overall per capita beer consumption in the United States has gone flat, craft beers have been experiencing heady growth. Comments (1).
Richmond Hill

Richmond Hill celebrates Phagwah with parade

Despite temperatures dropping below freezing Sunday, thousands welcomed spring in Richmond Hill with colorful powders, glittering confetti and plenty of dancing. Comment.

Queens Library to celebrate women’s history with events

Jamaica Library has invited the community to celebrate Women’s History Month this March, so join it as it commemorates noteworthy women throughout history with films, music and entertainment for all ages. Comments (2).

Jobs in Queens run the gamut on salaries

How much do lawyers make annually in Queens? What about police officers, firefighters or even dentists? These are some of the questions people ask, before or during a job search or simply just out of curiosity. Comments (2).

Spark ignites flames in basement of Bayside home

Four people escaped injury Monday morning after an electrical spark caused a fire to break out in the basement of a Bayside home, the FDNY said. Comments (1).
Rockaway Beach

Rockaways celebrate St. Pat’s Day

With plans on the horizon to restore the Rockaways’ beaches, the peninsula celebrated its durability and heritage over the weekend with the 39th Queens County St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Comment.

De Blasio, Mark-Viverito march in St. Pat’s for All

Mayor Bill de Blasio marched in Sunnyside’s St. Pat’s for All Parade Sunday — one day after organizers of Boston’s celebration appeared to have eased their ban on LGBT groups, saying that while it was not easy to start an inclusive event 15 years ago, the idea has caught on. Comment.

Vets in training learn animal care skills at Alley Pond

The Alley Pond Environmental Center held a veterinarian training class Saturday in Douglaston. Comment.
Rockaway Beach

Queens celebrates St. Pat’s over the weekend

The Rockaways and Sunnyside celebrated St. Patrick’s Day over the weekend with their annual parades. Comments (1).

February, 2014


Birds counted at Queens Botanical Garden

The Queens Botanical Garden held its 17th annual bird counting event Saturday morning. Comment.
Rego Park

UPDATED: Fires break out in two western Queens malls

Police detained a 23-year-old man leaving the Burlington Coat Factory Monday afternoon and were investigating whether he was behind several small fires set in the Rego Center and Queens Center malls over the past few days, the NYPD said. Comments (1).

Japanese student remembered at vigil one year after he was fatally struck by police vehicle

Huddled on a damp sidewalk in Queensbridge a little after midnight Friday, more than one dozen mourners gathered to remember a Japanese student who authorities say was fatally struck by an NYPD cruiser last year. Comment.
Political Action

King, possible ‘16 contender, speaks at boro GOP club

The Queens Village Republican Club recently held its annual club dinner. It is estimated it had more than 200 guests, which is a lot for a club function. Comment.

PS 213 students learn about cultures around the world

Students at PS 213 in Oakland Gardens danced around the globe Tuesday during the school’s annual International Fair, celebrating cultures and traditions from many different countries. Comment.

Flushing’s Lunar spectacle ushers in Year of the Horse

A small army of costumed dancers, musicians and entertainers marched through downtown Flushing last weekend as the neighborhood celebrated the Lunar New Year with its annual parade. Comment.
St. Albans

They create art from the heart

Amid the snow and ice here in Queens, hearts are popping up everywhere. Comments (5).
Long Island City

Mayor lays out plans for city in Queens

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s first State of the City address drew a better reaction inside the Performing Arts Center at LaGuardia Community College than it did in Albany. Comments (1).
Ozone Park

Ulrich takes oath as Dems applaud

City Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) is a Democrat’s Republican, if you let his colleagues tell it. Comments (1).

Flushing temple marks India’s Republic Day

The Hindu Temple Society of North America celebrated the signing of their home country’s constitution during an event Saturday, which also honored Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela. Comment.

Flushing celebrates Year of the Horse with parade

Thousands of people braved frigid temperatures Saturday to behold the Lunar New Year Parade in downtown Flushing. Comment.
Cambria Heights

Legendary coach to retire

Once Charles Granby lost his day-to-day passion for coaching, he knew his time on the bench was coming to an end. Comments (2).

Queens Museum celebrates Lunar New Year

The New York Chinese Cultural Center brought a taste of the Lunar New Year to Queens Museum last Sunday. Comment.

January, 2014


Costa plans to back Vision Zero to cut traffic deaths

Astoria’s new city councilman hopes to make his district safer, cleaner and greener, he told supporters during a ceremonial inauguration Sunday. Comments (1).

Focus on Queens: Northeast Republicans meet in Bayside

The Northeast Queens Republican Club installed new officers during a ceremony at the Clearview Golf Course Club House. Comment.
St. Albans

Focus on Queens: MLK’s contributions commemorated with celebration

Community leaders were recently honored at Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration in St. Albans. Comment.
Rego Park

Hundreds pack Manhattan church for Avonte’s funeral

A 14-year-old boy who went missing in October from his Long Island City school was remembered as a courageous child for dealing with autism during his funeral mass in Greenwich Village Saturday morning. Comments (2).

Focus on Queens: MLK lunch held in Astoria

The Astoria/LIC NAACP held its Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Fund Luncheon at Riccardo’s in Astoria. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Silva tops All-Queens team

Some familiar programs did some big things on the soccer pitch in Queens. Comment.

Toddlers remembered as princesses during Jamaica funeral

Hundreds of mourners packed a South Jamaica church Thursday evening to pay their respects to the 21-year-old mother and her two young daughters, who were found stabbed to death in their Sutphin Boulevard apartment four days earlier. Comments (2).
Queens Village

Queens Village plays host to annual MLK breakfast

Income inequality was the term on everyone’s tongue at the United Negro College Fund’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast in Queens Village Monday, when speakers invoked the civil rights leader’s embrace of economic justice that defined the latter part of his life. Comment.
St. Albans

Volunteers paint Roy Wilkins center during MLK event

More than 80 Habitat for Humanity volunteers and soon-to-be homeowners converged on Roy Wilkins Park Family Center Saturday to pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by sprucing up the southeast Queens facility with murals and fresh paint. Comment.
Kew Gardens Hills

Elected officials attend QJCC Legislative Breakfast

The Queens Jewish Community Council held its Legislative Breakfast at Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills. Comment.

New Council speaker performs Miller’s inauguration

City Councilman I. Daneek Miller was sworn into his post by Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito during a ceremony at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center last Saturday. Comment.
Long Island City

Queens theatrics earn our Kudos

After a quick review of the Queens theater scene for 2013 one thing became increasingly clear: The past 12 months could be labeled the “Women of the Year.” Comments (1).
Middle Village

Giglio named Player of Year

Queens continues to produces some of the city’s top girls’ soccer talent. It led to a banner season for a number of its schools. Comments (1).

Corona celebrates Three Kings Day with Hizzoner

Dozens of children flocked to Corona Sunday for a Three Kings Day Celebration. Comment.
Kew Gardens Hills

Queens’ Katz era begins

Borough President Melinda Katz was inaugurated during a ceremony last week that repeated the tenets of her campaign: her Queens heritage and capacity to lead the borough through her experience with land use. Comments (3).

Paul Vallone sworn in to Council seat by former speaker

About 500 people packed PS 169’s auditorium Saturday to witness the third member of the Vallone family being ceremonially sworn into the City Council. Comments (1).
Fresh Meadows

Lancman sworn in during Queens College ceremony

Councilman Rory Lancman was inaugurated during a ceremonial swearing in at Queens College’s LeFrak Concert Hall Sunday. Lancman was elected to the seat formerly held by Councilman James Gennaro, who was term-limited out of office. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

LaForgia tops All-Queens list

Queens remains the dominant volleyball borough in New York City. The three city titles brought home by Queens’ teams should be evidence enough. Comments (1).
Floral Park

Farmhouse presents picture of the past in Floral Park

The restored Adriance Farmhouse, first built as a three-room Dutch farmhouse in 1772. is one of the main features of the Queens County Farm Museum. Comments (1).

Liu leaves public office after 12 years

Count John Liu as yet another public official whose immediate plans come Jan. 1 were only to take some time off. Comments (7).
Middle Village

Sled riders head to Juniper Park

Youngsters and the young of heart flocked to Juniper Valley Park Saturday to enjoy the fallen snow. The Parks Department handed out hot chocolate and organized snow activities for the enjoyment of visitors to the Middle Village park. Comment.

Francklin tops TimesLedger’s All-Queens Football Team

This season saw a resurgence of some of Queens’ most storied programs and one of its best teams taking things to the next level. Comment.

December, 2013


Afrikan Poetry Theatre celebrates Kwanzaa

The Afrikan Poetry Theatre in Jamaica held a two-day Kwanzaa celebration in conjunction with the Queens borough president’s office. The holiday honors African heritage and focuses on the seven core principles of unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith. Comment.
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