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December, 2017

Woodside

Santathon: Bottoms Up for the Big Guy

Whoever thought that dressing up like Santa and going on a pub crawl with all your friends was a great holiday idea probably did not get the credit he or she desreves. Because the birth of what has come to be called Santathon has been a major contribution to the already crowded field of Yuletide traditions. Comment
Flushing

Put a rink on it

It takes a week, more or less, to put a hockey rink in the middle of a baseball stadium. So, work is underway at CitiField, home of the New York Mets in balmier months, to lay down a deck and the ice in time for the NHL Winter Classic. It is an annual hockey event, one game a year, played outdoors no matter the weather, on New Year’s Day. This year, the 10th edition of the Winter Classic is being played in New York — an all-state affair between the New York Rangers and the Buffalo Sabres. Comment
Bayside

Bayside drops non-conference match to Mount St. Michael

Playing without two key starters put the Bayside boys’ basketball team in a bind that the Commodores couldn’t overcome, as they fell 86-44 to Mount St. Michael in a non-league matchup Saturday in the Bronx. Comment
Flushing

Photos: This week in Queens

Scenes from around the borough this holiday season: shopping for artisinal goods at the Queens Museum; lights and a Radio City moment in Jamaica; and the Corona-East Elmhurst neighborhood stopped to remember a favorite daughter, the late Borough President Helen Marshall. Comment
Jamaica Estates

All wired up for Christmas

When is over-the-top not nearly enough? When it some to Christmas lights, that’s when. Comment
Basketball

Christ the King falls to Iona Prep

The early season adjustment problems continued for the Christ the King boys’ hoops team Friday, as the Royals fell 55-48 lost to Iona Prep in New Rochelle. Comment
South Ozone Park

WinterCon: Don’t you look like a comic book hero?

WinterCon, the sci-fi and comic convention at Resorts World Casino’s, is an excuse to leave your work clothes at home. Comment
Flushing

Flushing man pleads guilty to hate crimes against Chinese women

A Flushing man has pleaded guilty to two hate crimes after telling police “I don’t like Chinese people,” Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment
Sunnyside

New pop album could be the soundtrack to your holidays

“Cassandra Kubinski is a rarity… very similar to the legendary solo artists of the early to mid-1970s… she proves that the genre [singer/songwriter] is not only alive and well, but that it is still capable of being transcendent.” – Billy Joel Comment

Queens football teams drop championship games

Bayside and Far Rockaway were the last two football teams standing in Queens, but both dropped their championship games last weekend in Brooklyn. Comment
Bayside

Annual Christmas parade returns to Bell Blvd.

Just like the Macy’s parade, Santa came to town at the end of the Bayside Kids Christmas parade last Sunday. Comment

November, 2017

Shopping

Black Friday fever hits Queens

Shopping

Black Friday fever hits Queens

With the Thanksgiving holiday in the rearview mirror, Queens residents turned their attention to holiday shopping. Comments (1)
Flushing

A Night at the Opera

Like western opera, Kunqu — the oldest type of Chinese opera that dates back to the 16th Century — never saw a tragic story it didn’t like. Comment
Jamaica

Fighting the Tide of Fake Goods

Jamaica

Fighting the Tide of Fake Goods

Before there was fake news, there were fake goods. A big-time business, especially at holiday time. Comment

Eagle Academy III drops quarterfinal contest to Brooklyn’s Eagle Academy II

A stingy Eagle II (Brooklyn) defense used penalties, turnovers, and a blustery wind to stymie the powerful Eagle III (Queens) offense during their 20-6 PSALfootball quarterfinal bowl victory at Springfield Garden High School. Comment

St. Francis Prep football drops semifinal contest to Fordham Prep

On perhaps the coldest evening of this season, the St. Francis Prep Terriers could not overcome their turnover issues and fell to Fordham Prep, 41-14, on the campus of Fordham University in the Bronx in the CHSAA Class AA semifinal football game. Comment
Belle Harbor

Remembering Flight 587 in the Rockaways

Sixteen years after the second worst airline distaster in U.S. history, a memorial service was held for the 265 people killed in the crash of Flight 587 in the Rockaways. Comment
Event

TimesLedger Salutes Queens Ambassadors

Event

TimesLedger Salutes Queens Ambassadors

Queens takes great pride in its rich ethnic diversity. Comment
Flushing

Jazz Masters take the stage at Flushing Town Hall

The National Endowment for the Arts has, from time to time, designated more than a 120 musicians as Jazz Masters. It is a late-in-life distinction and most who have received it are as exhilarated by the stipend check that comes with it as they are with the honor. Comment
Middle Village

Veterans Day Parade in Middle Village

Veterans Day is appraoching, but the annual Queens parade honoring the men and women who served our country already took place. Comment
Bayside

Her NYC Marathon Story

“Set a plan. Follow the plan.” Comments (1)
Politics

Polling sites back in LeFrak City to delight of voters

LeFrak City voters were thrilled to have their polling sites back in The Continental Room Tuesday, where they have voted for more than 50 years. Last week, an appellate court judge denied an appeal for a stay on a lower court ruling the week before and ordered the city Board of Election to return four of LeFrak’s City’s precincts in time for Election Day. Comment
Long Island City

A Marathon Runs Though It: The Race in Queens

Under a rainy sky, 52,000 — more or less — people in sneakers and short pants jogged through Queens on their way to Manhattan. Thousands more lined the streets for the 47th edition of the New York City Marathon, clanking cow bells and yelling out encouragement to runners who’d written their names in Magic Marker on their jerseys. Comment
Middle Village

Middle Village Halloween Parade a tradition in the making

The Halloween kids parade in Middle Village — a first of what seems like a new tradition in the making — stretched from one end of Juniper Valley Park to the other. Comment
Corona

Happy Day of the Dead

The Day of the Dead — the spooky folk festival celebrated in Mexico and much of Latin America at the same time Halloween is going on here — had to find a new home in Queens this year. Comment

October, 2017

Hurricane Relief

Residents of Breezy Point, rest of Rockaways restore lives, homes and hope

Tommy McGee lives in the bungalow next to his home in Rockaway Park. Five years ago Hurricane Sandy flooded his beachfront neighborhood and rammed wooden boardwalk chunks into the metal fence in front of his house and the subway station down the street. Comment
Flushing

Flushing Town Hall’s Garifuna Collective attracts music lovers from across the borough

A beaming Ellen Kodadek, the executive and artistic director of Flushing Town Hall, grabbed some video shots with her phone of the exuberant crowd dancing to Umalali and The Garifuna Collective at a recent performance at Flushing Town Hall. Comment
Event

Focus on Queens: Food, fun, and a drive-in movie

Check out some of the action in Queens from last weekend. Comment
Flushing

New York City soccer club comes to Queens

The New York City Football Club, a professional soccer team that calls Yankee Stadium home, played its final regular season contest at Citi Field. Comments (3)
Glendale

Glendale teacher’s film explores lives of those who lost parents on 9/11

For nearly 16 years, Brenda Larsen kept her stories deep inside, rarely discussing the loss of her father in the Sept. 11 attacks at the World Trade Center. The kindergarten teacher at PS 306 in Woodhaven was one of 3,051 children who lost a parent on 9/11 and hadn’t had a collective voice about their loss until production began on the first documentary by and about the 9/11 kids. Comments (1)
Event

Queens Library Gala and Glitz

The Gala for the Queens Library is a big-ticket affair in the Queens social calendar. This year, it the event was hosted at Queens Museum which was bathed in purple light and white table clothes for the affair. Here’s a look. Comment
Richmond Hill

Diwali lights up Richmond Hill

Most of the storefronts along Liberty Avenue were festooned with floral garlands Saturday as Diwali celebrations filled Richmond Hill with colorful traditional costumes, multicolored lights and plenty of ethnic music, all part of the annual Hindu festival of lights.” The event features a motorcade of floats through the neighborhood known as Little Guyana. Comment
Rockaway Beach

Camping in style on Rockway beach

In the Rockaways’ Gateway National Park, just over the Gil Hodges Bridge from Brooklyn, camping has arrived. Comment

June, 2017

Borough Beat

Young doctors twist and sprout

Our weekly photo roundup of what’s happening in Queens. Comment

February, 2017

January, 2017

The TimesLedger Newspapers selected 25 immigrants living in the borough to honor at the Queens Ambassadors Awards gala last week at the LaGuardia Plaza Hotel. Comments (4)
More than 1,000 people from the tri-state area converged on John F. Kennedy Internation Airport and demanded travelers from Muslim-majority countries being detained there were set free. Comments (22)

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