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Sunday, Jan. 23, 2000

The Bayside Historical Society

Friday, Jan. 21, 2000

Apt. manager shot to death in Little Neck

Little Neck apartment complex early Friday morning Comment

Thursday, Jan. 20, 2000

Cardozo girls take sixth at tourney

The Cardozo girls basketball team took sixth place at the Monsignor King tournament in Brooklyn, which took place from Friday through Monday. The Judges fell to John Jay, 55-48 in the fifth-place game Monday afternoon. Shavonne Roundtree had 17 points for Cardozo (13-6) while Sharon Billips paced John Jay (11-6) with 26 points and Katiana Wright added 13. Comment

Former Francis Lewis star loses leg in car crash

Former Francis Lewis high school basketball star Lisa Williams was seriously injured in a traffic accident on Christmas Eve in the Atlanta area. Comment

Brown carries St. John

With just over two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, Campus Magnet trailed St. John […] Comment

Dickerson leads Van Buren to win

After the first half of a critical basketball game against Bayside Friday afternoon, Van Buren senior guard Greg Dickerson had yet to score a point. VeeBees head coach Perry Dortch was not concerned. Comment

Ron-Ron passing the NBA test

There was a sense of familiarity for Ron Artest last Tuesday night. The Queensbridge native walked onto a court where he had some of his greatest collegiate moments for the St. John […] Comment

SJU storms past Huskies

The St. John […] Comment

Bosco’s Corner: So sorry I doubted St. John’s

I owe Mike Jarvis a big apology. At the start of the season I was pretty down on the St. John […] Comment

The Plant Doctor: Why wait for Spring? Plant those bulbs now

The flowers of spring […] Comment

The Civic Scene: As crime is dropping, so is quality of life

Yes, I am pleased that the recently released statistics show that crime had dropped in the 107th Precinct for 1999. I do, however, seem to notice a concurrent increase in quality of life problems. Some of these could even be classified as crimes. Comment

To the Point: Troop 18 boy scouts earn 7 Eagle badges

Welcome to the Point. The Point being College Point. Many things are taking place in College Point. It seems that wherever there is a plot of land, no matter how small, the excavation begins. Roads, accommodations and facilities are not even considered. The people must be considered first and foremost and this is not the case. Under consideration is another 7-11 on 127th Street and 14th Avenue and a Home Depot. There is a huge Home Depot in Flushing. The Linden Place Road has been in disrepair for the last 11 years. A small community such as College Point does not need all these 24-hour stores. These are invitations for stick-ups and hang-outs and noise in the middle of residential areas. Comment

Berger’s Burg: Brother Jack

Jack, the oldest of my family's eight children, was our surrogate father while Pop was away working three jobs to support us all. He recently invited his brothers and sisters to join him and his wife, Eve, at Kutsher's (a hotel in the Catskill Mountains) to celebrate his 50th wedding anniversary. Jack chose the weekend of Jan. 8-9 for the affair. At the time of the invitation, my football Giants were still in contention for a playoff spot and the first game could have been scheduled for that weekend. Comment

Our History: Breathing excitement into National Archives

With all the recent publicity engendered by the millennium and the retrieval of time capsules, I was amazed to discover that our National Archives collection, as an entity, is only 66 years old, having been established in 1934. Today, in a short span of time, technology grants us access to this storehouse of history via the Web, a different experience by far from that of early scholars and historians. Comment

Editorial: The lesson learned from Rudy Crew

Rudy Crew is a decent man who brought to the job of schools chancellor an unquestioned commitment to raising the standards of the city's public schools. Crew targeted failing schools and was determined to end social promotion and raise math and reading scores. But, in the end, Crew was unable to overcome the obstacles inherent at 110 Livingston St. Comment

Editorial: Radical change required

There is no service provided by government more important than public education and no aspect of government over which the public has less control. Under the current system, there is no one who can be held accountable for the quality of our public schools. This has to change. Comment

Laundromat reopens in midst of sewer project

Like new leaves in an early spring, businesses along 48th Avenue west of Bell Boulevard in Bayside are slowly coming back to life following the near completion of a sewer project by the city Department of Design and Construction that started in December 1998. Comment

The Communities of Astoria and Long Island City

We shall sing the praises of Astoria as music has played a vital part of its history. Tony Bennett may have carelessly forgotten to pack his heart when he left San Francisco, but his voice has never been […] Comment

Astoria couple die in fire at their home

An Astoria couple died and their 23-year-old daughter was seriously injured in an electrical fire that ripped through their home early Friday morning, authorities said. Comment

Police shots kill man in Astoria

An emotionally disturbed Astoria man was shot to death Monday by police after stabbing his mother with a 15-inch hunting knife in their basement apartment on 32nd Street, authorities said. Comment

Astoria a haven for Bangladeshi community

The lush hills and dense woods of northeastern Bangladesh may be a world removed from the sidewalks and subways of Astoria, but for thousands of Bangladeshi immigrants, it is Astoria they now call home. Comment

No to 24-hr superstore: Residents

Forest Hills residents near the new Home Depot rising on Woodhaven Boulevard are vowing to voice their disapproval of the store […] Comment

Panel OKs Staples, not school

Community Board 5 threw its weight behind a proposed Staples store in Maspeth last week, voting against a new elementary school competing for the same site. Comment

Queens couple founds autism support group

The day Andrew Baumann and his wife Pamela learned their 3-year-old son had autism was a day that changed their lives forever. Comment

Bayside pub plans benefit for Irish asylum seekers

It may have been nearly 12 years since Malachy McAllister and his family fled their native Northern Ireland, but the memory of a violent attack that left their Belfast home riddled with bullets and almost killed their four children is still fresh in their minds. Comment

Rego Park men duped contractors: DA

Two Rego Park residents were arrested last week on charges that they falsely represented themselves as engineers and architects to contractors of at least five construction projects in Richmond Hill, Elmhurst, Corona and Jackson Heights, the Queens district attorney said. Comment

Forest Hills civic leader, first CB 6 chairman dies

As they mourn the loss of a close friend and devoted civic leader, Forest Hills residents will remember Joseph DeVoy, who died Jan. 7 at age 74, as a staunch fighter for everything the Forest Hills community cared for. Comment

District 29 slams Crew over halted super search

Angry parents and community leaders in School District 29 Saturday voiced their outrage at former city Schools Chancellor Rudy Crew and the Board of Education […] Comment

Rochdale honors Dr. King

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will always be remembered for what he stood for, the Rev. Al Sharpton told more than 900 people at the New Jerusalem Baptist Church in Rochdale Sunday evening. Comment

Flu bug hits Queens, knocks out the boro

The flu bug is biting Queens residents hard this year and borough hospitals are feeling the strain. Comment

Rochdale loses deliveries after dogs attack mailmen

Every time mailman James Grosso looks at the scar and tooth mark on his arm he is reminded of the incident on Nov. 13 when he was attacked by two dogs while inserting mail into a box on 119th Street in Rochdale. Comment

Marriott hotel rising near JFK

Public officials and developers lauded the groundbreaking last week for a new Marriott Courtyard, the first new hotel to be built near Kennedy Airport in 15 years, as evidence of an economic resurgence in the area. Comment

Padavan aids Queens Village Lifeline

Hidden behind a wrought-iron fence, surrounded by trees and sitting just across the street from the main Creedmoor Psychiatric Hospital building is the Lifeline Center for Child Development, a non-profit day treatment center and special education school for seriously disturbed children. Comment

7 African Americans feted at Queens 2000

Queens 2000, a yearlong event celebrating the multi-faceted history of African-Americans in Queens, opened on Martin Luther King […] Comment

Civilians at desks put cops on beat: Leffler

City Councilman Sheldon Leffler (D-Hollis) called on the Giuliani administration to provide the necessary funds to increase the number of civilians working in the New York Police Department to free up more officers for street duty. Comment

Boro DA, Internal Affairs probing 105th detectives

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown, the Police Department and the Internal Affairs Bureau are investigating the claim that four Queens detectives allegedly obstructed the investigation of a fatal car accident involving a detective in the 105th Police Precinct in Queens Village, said Detective Madelyne Galindo, a police spokeswoman. Comment

The Community of St. Albans and surrounding areas

Moving to the east out of Jamaica is St. Albans. Named in 1899 for St. Albans, the English village in Hertfordshire, St. Albans, New York City is mostly African-American today and during the 1940s became […] Comment

Jackson Heights

Named after a street that has since been renamed Northern Blvd. The "Jackson" in question was an early builder of the area, John C. Jackson. The area quickly built up after the turn of the century and in 1922 double-decker buses began offering service from 82nd St. to 5th Ave. in Manhattan. With the opening of the subway to Roosevelt Ave. in 1933 the population increased rapidly. Today immigrants come from many countries and the neighborhood is also the home of the largest Argentinean community in New York City. Jackson Heights is a well-maintained neighborhood with apartment buildings and expensive one-family houses. Indian, Peruvian, Bolivian, Argentinean, Colombian and Chilean restaurants are located within a 10-block radius of the Roosevelt Ave. subway stop at 74th Street. Comment

Bell Park urged to organize

Community leaders in a Bellerose apartment complex whose children are split between schools in District 26 and District 29 urged residents at a Tuesday night meeting to exert pressure on District 26 to include the entire development within its borders. Comment

The Community of Jackson Heights

Named after a street that has since been renamed Northern Blvd. The "Jackson" in question was an early builder of the area, John C. Jackson. The area quickly built up after the turn of the century and in 1922 double-decker buses began offering service from 82nd St. to 5th Ave. in Manhattan. With the opening of the subway to Roosevelt Ave. in 1933 the population increased rapidly. Today immigrants come from many countries and the neighborhood is also the home of the largest Argentinean community in New York City. Jackson Heights is a well-maintained neighborhood with apartment buildings and expensive one-family houses. Indian, Peruvian, Bolivian, Argentinean, Colombian and Chilean restaurants are located within a 10-block radius of the Roosevelt Ave. subway stop at 74th Street. Comment

Elmhurst

East from LIC is Elmhurst. Elmhurst is one of Queens' oldest towns, settled in 1652 by British colonists to replace a previous settlement at Maspeth that had been devastated by Indian raids. In 1898 when Queens became part of New York City, the name Elmhurst was adopted for the area because of the many elm trees in the vicinity. Comment

The Community of Elmhurst

East from LIC is Elmhurst. Elmhurst is one of Queens' oldest towns, settled in 1652 by British colonists to replace a previous settlement at Maspeth that had been devastated by Indian raids. In 1898 when Queens became part of New York City, the name Elmhurst was adopted for the area because of the many elm trees in the vicinity. Comment

The Community of Jamaica and surrounding areas

As the geographical center of New York City is in Queens, so the center of Queens is Jamaica, one of the oldest towns in the Borough. It was settled by Englishmen from Hempstead in 1656 and was the colonial […] Comment

Corona

Corona gained its name for its position on the crown of a hill (the "crown" of villages on Long Island). It's a neighborhood in north central Queens adjoining Flushing Bay and Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. Early factories made china, portable houses, and from 1893 into the 1930s, Tiffany glass. From 1943 to 1971 the great jazz trumpeter Louis Armstrong lived in the neighborhood at 34-56 107th St., 997-3670, which is now a national landmark. Among other Corona residents were Dizzy Gillespie, Cannonball and Nat Adderley, Clark Terry, and the recently retired jazz professor at Queens College, Jimmy Heath, who still resides on 34th Ave. Comment

The Community of Corona

Corona gained its name for its position on the crown of a hill (the "crown" of villages on Long Island). It's a neighborhood in north central Queens adjoining Flushing Bay and Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. Early factories made china, portable houses, and from 1893 into the 1930s, Tiffany glass. From 1943 to 1971 the great jazz trumpeter Louis Armstrong lived in the neighborhood at 34-56 107th St., 997-3670, which is now a national landmark. Among other Corona residents were Dizzy Gillespie, Cannonball and Nat Adderley, Clark Terry, and the recently retired jazz professor at Queens College, Jimmy Heath, who still resides on 34th Ave. Comment

Astoria and Long Island City

We shall sing the praises of Astoria as music has played a vital part of its history. Tony Bennett may have carelessly forgotten to pack his heart when he left San Francisco, but his voice has never been lost or left behind, it has stayed with him since his day of birth in this northwestern corner of Queens. Astoria, the neighborhood named after John Jacob Astor, actually constitutes the part of Long Island City north of Broadway (the Queens "Broadway," not the other one). Comment

Sunnyside and Woodside

Lying within Long Island City, the area is named for a roadhouse built on Jackson Ave. to accommodate visitors to the Fashion Race Course in Corona during the 1850s and 1860s. The Queensboro Bridge opened in 1909 and from it was built Queens Blvd., which ran to the center of the borough through Sunnyside. According to historian Vincent Seyfried, "Sunnyside Gardens (1924-29), a complex of attached houses of two and half stories, with front and rear gardens and a landscaped central court, was one of the nations's first planned communities." Comment

Boro wary of proposal to privatize building schools

A proposal by City Council Speaker Peter Vallone (D-Astoria) to privatize school construction is getting mixed reviews in Queens, where school overcrowding has reached crisis proportions. Comment

The Communities of Sunnyside and Woodside

Lying within Long Island City, the area is named for a roadhouse built on Jackson Ave. to accommodate visitors to the Fashion Race Course in Corona during the 1850s and 1860s. The Queensboro Bridge opened in 1909 and from it was built Queens Blvd., which ran to the center of the borough through Sunnyside. According to historian Vincent Seyfried, "Sunnyside Gardens (1924-29), a complex of attached houses of two and half stories, with front and rear gardens and a landscaped central court, was one of the nations's first planned communities." Comment

Ridgewood and Glendale

Southeast of Maspeth you will find yourself in Ridgewood,a neighborhood that planted itself in both Brooklyn and Queens. Dutch farmers tilled the area in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, but […] Comment

Fresh Meadows cemetery focus of suit against city

The Fresh Meadows community is preparing for a legal battle with the city to preserve an 18th century burial site, the Brinckerhoff Cemetery, whose fate will be decided in State Supreme Court Feb. 1. Comment

The Communities of Ridgewood and Glendale

Southeast of Maspeth you will find yourself in Ridgewood,a neighborhood that planted itself in both Brooklyn and Queens. Dutch farmers tilled the area in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, but […] Comment

Middle Village and Maspeth

Named for its location at the midpoint of the Williamsburgh and Jamaica Turnpike (now Metropolitan Ave.) which opened in 1816 and ran from Bushwick Ave. to Jamaica. And, 1816 is the year Middle Village was established. In 1852 a Lutheran church bought several farms north and south of Metropolitan Ave. which were made into a large cemetery. Adding to the Lutheran cemetery, the Catholics laid out St. John's Cemetery east of 80th St. Comment

The Communities of Middle Village and Maspeth

Named for its location at the midpoint of the Williamsburgh and Jamaica Turnpike (now Metropolitan Ave.) which opened in 1816 and ran from Bushwick Ave. to Jamaica. And, 1816 is the year Middle Village was established. In 1852 a Lutheran church bought several farms north and south of Metropolitan Ave. which were made into a large cemetery. Adding to the Lutheran cemetery, the Catholics laid out St. John's Cemetery east of 80th St. Comment

Richmond Hill and surrounding areas

Woodhaven is to the south of Forest Park. John R. Pikin developed this community in 1835. It was named Woodville for the Wood family of that vicinity. At a public meeting of residents on July 30, 1853, the name was changed to Woodhaven. After elevated lines were extended along Liberty Ave. (1915) and Jamaica Ave. (1917) blocks of houses were erected and thousands of Italians and Irish moved to the neighborhood. From 1970 the neighborhood attracted a number of African-Americans, Latin Americans, and immigrants from Guyana, Jamaica, and China. The character of Woodhaven remains suburban with a variety of shopping along Jamaica Ave. between Forest Parkway and Woodhaven Blvd. More info: Greater Woodhaven BID, 805-2929. Comment

The Community of Richmond Hill and surrounding areas

Woodhaven is to the south of Forest Park. John R. Pikin developed this community in 1835. It was named Woodville for the Wood family of that vicinity. At a public meeting of residents on July 30, 1853, the name was changed to Woodhaven. After elevated lines were extended along Liberty Ave. (1915) and Jamaica Ave. (1917) blocks of houses were erected and thousands of Italians and Irish moved to the neighborhood. From 1970 the neighborhood attracted a number of African-Americans, Latin Americans, and immigrants from Guyana, Jamaica, and China. The character of Woodhaven remains suburban with a variety of shopping along Jamaica Ave. between Forest Parkway and Woodhaven Blvd. More info: Greater Woodhaven BID, 805-2929. Comment

Rego Park

The land along Queens Blvd. between Elmhurst and Forest Hills was developed as Rego Park, its promoters deriving the name from "Real Good," as in Real Good Construction Company, the folks which put it on the map in the 1920s. Previous to that it was a territory of farms and one road, Remsen's Lane. Chinese farmers, who then kept strictly to themselves, grew vegetables on land they owned and sold them in Chinatown. After construction of houses and apartments began, a chain reaction was created: a railroad station opened in 1928, the expressway was extended to Queens in 1935, and a subway line to Union Turnpike began service in 1936. Comment

The Community of Rego Park

The land along Queens Blvd. between Elmhurst and Forest Hills was developed as Rego Park, its promoters deriving the name from "Real Good," as in Real Good Construction Company, the folks which put it on the map in the 1920s. Previous to that it was a territory of farms and one road, Remsen's Lane. Chinese farmers, who then kept strictly to themselves, grew vegetables on land they owned and sold them in Chinatown. After construction of houses and apartments began, a chain reaction was created: a railroad station opened in 1928, the expressway was extended to Queens in 1935, and a subway line to Union Turnpike began service in 1936. Comment

Forest Hills and Kew Gardens

In 1904 Cord Meyer purchased six large farms and the area was named Forest Hills because it was adjacent to Forest Park and on high rolling ground. In 1909, Meyer sold 100 acres south of the railroad to the Russell Sage Foundation Homes Company. The result of that transaction was the Sage Foundation's development of the suburban residential enclave, Forest Hills Gardens. The quaint English country atmosphere of Forest Hills Gardens was carried over in the development of Kew Gardens (in 1912) on the site of a former golf course. It was named for Kew, the English village in which the Royal Botanical Gardens are situated. Soviet Jews have come in great numbers to Kew Gardens. Comment

The Communities of Forest Hills and Kew Gardens

In 1904 Cord Meyer purchased six large farms and the area was named Forest Hills because it was adjacent to Forest Park and on high rolling ground. In 1909, Meyer sold 100 acres south of the railroad to the Russell Sage Foundation Homes Company. The result of that transaction was the Sage Foundation's development of the suburban residential enclave, Forest Hills Gardens. The quaint English country atmosphere of Forest Hills Gardens was carried over in the development of Kew Gardens (in 1912) on the site of a former golf course. It was named for Kew, the English village in which the Royal Botanical Gardens are situated. Soviet Jews have come in great numbers to Kew Gardens. Comment

St. Albans

Moving to the east out of Jamaica is St. Albans. Named in 1899 for St. Albans, the English village in Hertfordshire, St. Albans, New York City is mostly African-American today and during the 1940s became […] Comment

High cost of drugs plagues boro

Last fall Donald Schwarz, an 89-year-old Long Island City resident, wrote to his congressman, U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-Jackson Heights), with a complaint about the $394.89 cost of a 100-tablet prescription for his 84-year-old wife. Comment

The Community of St. Albans

Moving to the east out of Jamaica is St. Albans. Named in 1899 for St. Albans, the English village in Hertfordshire, St. Albans, New York City is mostly African-American today and during the 1940s became […] Comment

Glen Oaks

South of Little Neck is Glen Oaks. The highest point in Queens is to be found in Glen Oaks, that is, if you can find it. It was the site of the Glen Oaks Golf Club. Glen Oaks is a residential neighborhood and also home to the Creedmore Psychiatric Center. Comment

The Community of Glen Oaks

South of Little Neck is Glen Oaks. The highest point in Queens is to be found in Glen Oaks, that is, if you can find it. It was the site of the Glen Oaks Golf Club. Glen Oaks is a residential neighborhood and also home to the Creedmore Psychiatric Center. Comment

Private bus lines keep Queens contracts

Despite complaints about dismal service the city is allowing four private bus companies from Queens to retain control of dozens of routes for at least another year. Comment

Jamaica

As the geographical center of New York City is in Queens, so the center of Queens is Jamaica, one of the oldest towns in the Borough. It was settled by Englishmen from Hempstead in 1656 and was the colonial […] Comment

City closes median at busy Auburndale crossing

By closing a median along Utopia Parkway, just north of the Auburndale intersection with 46th Avenue and Hollis Court Boulevard, Grace Wasserman said the city Department of Transportation is making progress toward improving pedestrian and motorist safety at the hazardous crossroads. Comment

The Community of Jamaica

As the geographical center of New York City is in Queens, so the center of Queens is Jamaica, one of the oldest towns in the Borough. It was settled by Englishmen from Hempstead in 1656 and was the colonial […] Comment

Flushing

Oliver Allen writes in his book New York, New York: "So many Asians...have settled in Flushing that the subway line serving the area has come to be known as the Orient Express." Truth be told, that's the No. 7 line, and Queens Council on the Arts has a booklet in which you discover that each stop along the way offers tastes from various corners of the world. That turns the No. 7 into an "International Express," which in 1999 has been designated a National Millennium Trail by the White House. Comment

Whitestone mourns loss of Andrew Stamboulidis

Andrew Stamboulidis, a longtime Whitestone resident and prominent member of the city […] Comment

The Community of Flushing

Oliver Allen writes in his book New York, New York: "So many Asians...have settled in Flushing that the subway line serving the area has come to be known as the Orient Express." Truth be told, that's the No. 7 line, and Queens Council on the Arts has a booklet in which you discover that each stop along the way offers tastes from various corners of the world. That turns the No. 7 into an "International Express," which in 1999 has been designated a National Millennium Trail by the White House. Comment

Whitestone

To the east of College Point is Whitestone. Believed named for a large white stone near the shore, Whitestone was settled before the Revolutionary War. Incorporated as a village in 1869 it was the home of Francis Lewis, a member of the Continental Congress and signer of the Declaration of Independence. The Whitestone Bridge opened in 1939, and there is a beautiful little park, named after Francis Lewis, at the foot of that bridge (3rd Ave & 14th St.). Nestled in-between Whitestone and College Point is the community of Malba. The name was coined from the initial letters of the five men who formed the development company. Additionally, within the community of Whitestone itself is the hamlet of Beechhurst. Comment

The Community of Whitestone

To the east of College Point is Whitestone. Believed named for a large white stone near the shore, Whitestone was settled before the Revolutionary War. Incorporated as a village in 1869 it was the home of Francis Lewis, a member of the Continental Congress and signer of the Declaration of Independence. The Whitestone Bridge opened in 1939, and there is a beautiful little park, named after Francis Lewis, at the foot of that bridge (3rd Ave & 14th St.). Nestled in-between Whitestone and College Point is the community of Malba. The name was coined from the initial letters of the five men who formed the development company. Additionally, within the community of Whitestone itself is the hamlet of Beechhurst. Comment

College Point

North of Flushing is College Point, named College Point in 1835 by the Rev. William Augustus Muhlenberg, who established St. Paul's College there in 1838. Conrad Poppenhusen chose College Point in 1854 as a site for his hard rubber works. Poppenhusen, who in the 1870s was President of the Long Island Railroad, attracted dozens of businesses to College Point, among them breweries and resorts. Its beer halls and amusement parks, especially Point View Island, made it popular for outings, steamboat excursions and political clubs. The village above 14th Ave. was the site of palatial mansions, company houses and modest private houses. Comment

The Community of College Point

North of Flushing is College Point, named College Point in 1835 by the Rev. William Augustus Muhlenberg, who established St. Paul's College there in 1838. Conrad Poppenhusen chose College Point in 1854 as a site for his hard rubber works. Poppenhusen, who in the 1870s was President of the Long Island Railroad, attracted dozens of businesses to College Point, among them breweries and resorts. Its beer halls and amusement parks, especially Point View Island, made it popular for outings, steamboat excursions and political clubs. The village above 14th Ave. was the site of palatial mansions, company houses and modest private houses. Comment

Bayside

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Push underway to get Bell Park into District 26

Community leaders in a Bellerose apartment complex whose children are split between schools in District 26 and District 29 urged residents at a Tuesday night meeting to exert pressure on District 26 to include the entire development within its borders. Comment

The Community of Bayside

Bayside Comment

Dining Out: Jean’s Restaurant

188-36 Linden Blvd.St. Albans Comment

Ackerman to hold web chat on president

Before the dust has settled on President Clinton […] Comment

The Communities of Douglaston and Little Neck

In Jean Strouse […] Comment

Community Calendar

The American Red Cross Emergency Communications Service meets on the first Thursday of the month, 8 p.m. at 133-50 41st Ave., Flushing. Call 357-6851. Comment

City, Bayside civic in tussle over hoops

A Bayside Hills civic leader began fighting the city Department of Sanitation last week after several residents in the quiet community were warned by the agency last month to remove portable curbside basketball hoops from the streets in front of their homes. Comment

Arts & Entertainment

"Murder for the Asking" Theatre A La Carte, 39-50 Douglaston Parkway, will be holding auditions Jan. 26 and Jan. 27 at 7:30 p.m. for its spring production to be staged March 31, running for three weekends. There are four male and three female roles. Please bring a monologue, if possible. For more information, call 776-6372. Comment

Trinity Players hosts venue for playwrights

The best of off-Broadway could be found just off Broadway in Astoria Dec. 10 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 31-18 37th St., home to "First Night," an evening of staged readings of new plays in progress. Comment

Romance writer to coach new scribes

When working on her first historical romance, writer Sylvia Baumgarten would often put pen to paper while stuck in traffic. Comment

Review: Revival of ‘Angel Street’ at QTIP

High production values and strong performances elevated "Angel Street," a somewhat standard melodrama running through this weekend at Queens Theatre in the Park. From beginning to end, this confident revival made you feel very much transported in time and place. You can practically sense a London fog rolling in, enshrouding "Angel Street" in just the right amount of mystery. Comment

Jean’s Restaurant: Good West Indian cuisine

188-36 Linden Blvd.St. Albans Comment

Film critics visit AMMI

Many of the city's top film critics will be on hand at the American Museum of the Moving Image, Jan. 29 through Feb. 20, to introduce their favorite films of the 1990s, as participants in a new museum series, "The New York Film Critics Circle Looks at the 1990s." Comment

Queens slide continues with loss to Molloy

Queens College has had its share of tough losses lately. A couple of points here and there and maybe they wouldn't be in the middle of a losing streak. Against Molloy on Monday, the losing continued as Queens fell to Molloy, 74-69, at the Fitzgerald Gymnasium in Flushing. Poor decisions, turnovers, and the inability to make key free throws at critical junctures of the game cost Queens (3-10, 2-7 NYCAC) once again. Queens hung tough before eventually losing. The Knights pattern of inconsistency has resulted in eight consecutive losses, including six within the conference. Comment

Lady Knights solid in 63-56 win over Molloy

Jerry Ingenito knows that when his team puts forth a great effort they can play with anyone. His team provided a vivid illustration of this on Monday night when the Queens College Lady Knights defeated Molloy at the Fitzgerald Gymnasium in Flushing, 63-56. Although the Lady Knights went through some scoring droughts, they played aggressive defense the entire way and never wilted. The Lady Knights put forth a superb effort for the win. Comment

St. Francis hockey topples Christ the King, 3-0

The St. Francis Prep hockey team won its third straight game and second consecutive shutout as the Terriers defeated Christ the King, 3-0,at the Ice Hutch in Mount Vernon. Comment

New 111th commander up for task

A new commanding officer who is no stranger to northern Queens was assigned to the Bayside-based 111th Police Precinct last week following the retirement of Capt. Anthony Lubrano last month. Comment

Ackerman angry over West Nile virus response

After last summer […] Comment

Health commish unveils mosquito plan

Dr. Neal Cohen, the city […] Comment

Freezing weather kills two people in Queens

The icy winds and frigid temperatures that bore down on Queens and the rest of the city this week claimed two lives - an elderly Astoria woman who was a patient at Flushing Hospital and a homeless man in Jamaica. Comment

Monday, Jan. 17, 2000

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