Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015


WeWork coming to Astoria

WeWork, the rapidly growing shared-office provider, has inked a 15-year lease at Studio Square in Astoria for around $2 million a month. Comment.

SE Queens is sweet on JAMS

Once again Tyra Emerson will be stopping traffic when the 19th edition of the Jamaica Arts & Music Summer Festival hits the roadways in early August. Comment.

Avella, leaders push religious corporations bill

State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) and religious and community leaders are calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign into a law bill that would include the Hindu, Sikh and Islamic faiths in the state’s religious incorporation law. Comment.

Korean-owned hair salon caters to variety of cultures

The Ggumizio Hair Club in Bayside prides itself on offering hair cuts, Japanese straightening and coloring services in an area that is increasingly populated by Koreans. Comment.

Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015

Community Service

National Night Out comes to Queens

Police precincts across the borough are gearing up for the annual National Night Out Against Crime, which takes place Tuesday, Aug. 4, at various locations around Queens. Comments (1).

Historic JFK terminal will transform into modern hotel: Gov

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday plans for a proposed state-of-the-art TWA Flight Center Hotel at John F. Kennedy International Airport in Jamaica. Comment.

Queens College gets federal grant for disability services project

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) announced a $1.1 million, five-year federal grant for Queens College to continue a disability services initiative that seeks to help low-income students with disabilities. Comment.

Maspeth, MidVil streets renamed for local legends

The City Council unanimously passed a bill last week that includes a proposal to co-name two Queens streets, one in Maspeth and the other in Middle Village. Comment.

Bayside author heads to the garden for her new book

Bayside author Kim Cunniffe has taken her experiences as a tutor of young students and turned them into a new book to help inspire children to think positively. Comment.
Block Shots

Hardy still basks in SJU success as career blossoms

Dwight Hardy is reminded of his magical senior season at St. John’s whenever he returns home to New York City, even as his career has moved on to bigger and better things. Comment.

Monday, Aug. 3, 2015

Kew Gardens

Katz gives $14 million to Queens Library for capital improvements

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz has allocated $14 million for key expansions, renovations and technology across 12 branches of the Queens Library System. Comments (2).

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Edge Tae Kwon Do Academy reaps success at National Championships

Edge Tae Kwon Do Academy sent its 19-member traveling team to the National Championships in Austin, Texas and nine of them returned as national champions, winning in their respective categories. Three reached second place and returned to Woodside with silver medals. Comment.

Vallone bill to streamline senior services passes

Councilman Paul Vallone’s (D-Bayside) six-month-long senior task force came to fruition last week with the City Council’s passage of two bills and a resolution to protect aging residents in the city as well as to reform the city Adult Protective Services. Comment.

Upgrades to begin on Woodhaven playground

Long-awaited upgrades to the Mary Whalen Playground in Woodhaven are set to begin Aug. 18 at a ground-breaking ceremony led by Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley (D-Glendale). Comment.
Dining Out

Peruvian fare finds new home in Forest Hills

Chalet Alpina was a fixture of the Forest Hills dining scene for over 30 years until the owners decided to retire in November. Comments (1).
New Voices

Local LGBTQ activists launch outreach initiative

In a massive shift in cultural attitudes over the past 10 years, a majority of Americans have come to support marriage equality and other legal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer persons—a societal awakening that some LGBTQ activists once believed was unthinkable. Comment.

Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015


Woman found floating and unresponsive in World’s Fair Marina

A woman was found unconscious in the World’s Fair Marina in Flushing Bay Saturday afternoon. Comments (1).

Council candidate hires registered sex offender to collect signatures

City Council Democratic candidate Rebecca Lynch, who worked as deputy commissioner of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Community Affairs Office prior to launching her campaign, hired a registered sex offender to go door-to-door collecting signatures for her petition to run for city office. Comments (5).
Hunters Point

Hunters Point Library gets $3M infusion

The long-awaited Hunters Point Community Library, which had its ground-breaking in May, received a $3 million boost from the City Council. Comment.

Safety review launched in Maspeth freight rail crash

The Federal Railroad Administration has launched a safety review of freight-line New York & Atlantic’s safety culture and management practices. Comment.

City restaurants hope to win suit against Styrofoam ban

As of now, restaurant owners in New York City will have to package their take-out in non-polystyrene, or plastic foam containers, unless the Restaurant Action Alliance of NYC wins its lawsuit against the Sanitation Department to have the plastic boxes reinstated. Comment.
Political Action

A Supreme Court legacy

It has been indicated many times in the past that the United States government is comprised of three co-equal branches of government, serving as a check and balance on each other. Comment.

Trump is a ‘self-made man’ in name only

Donald Braggadocio Trump, the quintessential “Self Made Man”... almost. And indeed he is, if “Self” means having a millionaire father. Born in 1946, son of real estate tycoon Fred Trump, blessed with a posh youth of private schools and limitless security plus an inheritance of up to $200 million, this “Self Made Man” was destined to succeed. Comments (3).

All-star Charles eyes strong finish for Liberty

UNCASVILLE, Conn.—Tina Charles is ready to get back to business after her fourth WNBA All-Star Game appearance. Comment.

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