Sunday, June 18, 2000

Queens Museum

Thursday, June 15, 2000

Queens Parks

228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston Comment.

Men who built city honored in exhibit

Standing in front of the expanse of the Queensboro Bridge, a bridge builder smiles, looking out over Queens, his image captured in a tiny black-and-white photograph more than 50 years old. Comment.

Baysider appointed U.S. judge

The U.S. Senate has confirmed Bayside native Nick Garaufis as a federal judge, making him the first Queens resident on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District in more than a decade. Comment.

Playing in Parks

Dr. Gregory Matloff, a space scientist turned parks astronomer, leads workshops for children as well as stargazing events in Queens parks. For more information, call 212-860-1815. Comment.

Queens Museum honors cartoonist, businessmen

Embracing the international and self-made character of its home borough, the Queens Museum of Art honored famed illustrator Al Hirschfeld and three local businessmen at its annual fund-raiser June 5 at Terrace on the Park. Comment.

Community Calendar Listings

The Flushing YMCA is now accepting applications for its free YouthBuild Program for young adults 17-21 who did not complete high school and are interested in learning a trade. 718-961-6880. Comment.

Arts & Entertainment Listings

A Summer Theater Workshop will be held at Queensborough Community College where participants will be able to study acting and performance with professional directors. The program carries three college credits, and will run from Mon., through Thurs., July 20 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 718-631- 6284. Comment.

Nick & Maggie’s: A raw bar with class

265-11 Union Turnpike , New Hyde Park Comment.

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Queens bows out with CTK loss to Mount

When the Christ the King Royals defeated the Archbishop Molloy Stanners 2-1 last week, the Middle Village team became the last Queens team in the hunt for the Catholic High School Athletic Association varsity baseball city championship. Comment.


Coney Island or the Hamptons? Fa-getta-bout-it! Comment.

Queens College awards degrees to 3,600 students

If the more than 3,600 graduates of Queens College were looking for added inspiration as they prepared to leave campus life behind last Wednesday, they got it from two honorary degree recipients who attended the commencement exercises. Comment.

Queens actress

In the span of just a few months last year, Jennifer Macaluso lost her mother, her best friend, and her singing teacher to disease. Comment.


Van Buren comes up short

Afzal: The straw that stirs the drink

Tehmeena Afzal leaned on the chain-linked fence in front of the Van Buren dugout, tears welling in her eyes. Comment.

Police Blotter: Man shot in thigh, robbed of jewelry in Jamaica

JAMAICA- A 27-year-old man was shot in the thigh at about 4 a.m. Sunday, police said. He was walking at 94th Avenue near 150th Street when he was approached by another man carrying a gun, said Police Officer Valerie St. Rose. Comment.

The Civic Scene: LA, Queens share school system ills

During a recent brief visit to Los Angels to attend a family affair, I again discovered that our big city has concerns similar to other large urban areas. Comment.

To The Point: College Point honors veterans, scouts

Welcome to the Point. The Point being College Point Comment.

Over 1,000 students graduate from Queensboro

It was not until the third time Marie Greenfield enrolled in Queensborough Community College that the Bayside resident found the key to her academic success. Comment.

Neighbor to Neighbor: Teacher first feared, then admired and loved

Father's Day always reminds me of some of the wise things my sister and I were taught by our parents. Comment.

Our History: Flag Day honors 

Flag Day, which we commemorate on June 14, though not a legal holiday, is significant since it is the anniversary of the adoption of our American flag. Comment.

Editorial: Shake, rattle and 

Editorial: Reopen Wendy

Recent Real Estate Transactions

Bayside, 211-40 18 Ave., Coo Hi-Rise, $139,000, Bed 2, Bath 1, Construction-Brick, M/Mnt. $697 Comment.

3 Queens pols lead call for change in Assembly

Three Queens Democrats who joined in the failed state Assembly coup attempt to oust Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan) from his post have formed a caucus to make the Assembly leadership listen to the members and change the way it does business. Comment.

St. John

Fire hits Flushing apartment building for 2nd time

Fire struck an apartment building in the Broadway section of Flushing Monday for the second time in a year and a half, causing minor injuries to several firefighters and temporarily displacing at least one family. Comment.

Little Neck church celebrates 75th year

During its 75 years in existence, the development and history of the Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Little Neck has very much mirrored the surrounding community, which sits on the Nassau border. Comment.

Douglaston park opens after fixup

District 26 gets federal funds for ESL programs

The U.S. Department of Education awarded federal grants to help students who speak English as a second language in School District 25 in Flushing and District 26 in Bayside, U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-Bayside) announced last week. Comment.

Padavan about-faces on hate crimes bill

After more than a decade of opposing hate crimes legislation, state Sen. Frank Padavan (R-Bellerose) reversed his position and joined other lawmakers who voted last week to pass the legislation, which strengthens the penalty for those convicted of committing a bias crime. Comment.

Judge to Kings: Play ball at SJU

Queens Supreme Court Justice Charles Thomas blew a fastball by local politicians and Queens civic groups when he cleared the way for the New York Mets' minor league team to open their season at St. John's University. Comment.

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