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A Reason To Paws

Last week, SquareWine and Spirits, a wine store in Long Island City, threw their second annual “Puppy Party,” where residents were encouraged to bring their pups out for an evening of drinks, treats and socializing. The humans were served a variety of wines and whiskeys as well as hors d’oeuvres, but, like at any good […]

Green Pol Saves Her Green

Lynne Serpe is all about the Green Party! Maybe it’s because she’s saved a lot of “green.” Although Serpe’s campaign voices a commitment to Astoria’s cleanliness, affordable housing, sustainable development, expanded library service and good jobs in a green economy, she is paying her taxes to New Orleans instead of New York. Her taxes currently […]

What’s In A Name?

Recently called-up Mets outfielder Matt DenDekker’s name may be unusual to some, but it’s a familiar one to many in Queens, as it belongs to a Queens elected official. In recognition of their shared surnames, Assemblyman Michael DenDekker presented the outfielder with a certificate of merit and a State Assembly baseball jersey with DenDekker embroidered […]

Events In Queens For Sept. 26-Oct. 2

Events In Queens For Sept. 26-Oct. 2

FRIDAY 9/27 DON BYRON Jazz clarinetist and saxophonist Don Byron will perform at Flushing Town Hall with his New Gospel Quintet at 8 p.m. Titled “Love, Peace and Soul,” the concert will run the gamut from jazz to blues to gospel music. The New Gospel Quintet features Carla Cook on vocals, Nat Adderley Jr. on […]

Flushing BID Photo Contest Underway

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer The Downtown Flushing Photo Contest officially kicked off on Aug. 1, though many of the details were announced on Sept. 20 at the Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel. With a theme of shooting positive images of downtown Flushing and what the neighborhood means to them, photographers are invited to have their […]

Queens Democrats Endorse Bill de Blasio

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer The Democratic Party needs to be united in order to win November’s election. That was Bill de Blasio’s message as he accepted the endorsement of the Queens Democratic Party at Queens Borough Hall on Monday. Queens Dems endorsed de Blasio for Mayor following his primary victory earlier this month. They […]

Sunnyside Residents Oppose Aluminum House

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer Community Board 2 members unanimously voted against a new shiny aluminum and steel structure at the site of a former playground because they say it would not fit in to the predominantly brick, landmarked historic district Michael Schwarting, architect and head of the Aluminaire House Foundation, spoke in favor of […]

Queens Residents Cuffed For Gambling Ring

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer A family-operated gambling ring has been busted. Last week, six people were indicted for running an illegal gambling operation in Queens, Brooklyn and Long Island. Five of the six named in the indictment have been arrested. The people named in the indictment are Saul Montalvo, his sister Veronica, both of […]

Autistic Children Ease Flight Fear At JFK

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Autistic children who may be afraid of flying got a chance to quell their fear at John F. Kennedy Airport last week. JetBlue and Autism Speaks, an advocacy organization that funds research about the disorder, co-hosted more than 300 people as they simulated preparing to board an airplane on Saturday. […]

Noguchi Museum’s Garden Wall To Undergo Renovations

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer Since the Noguchi Museum’s mission is to preserve and present the work of American and Japanese sculptor Isamu Noguchi, the recent $1.6 million funding fits in line with its mission by renovating the museum’s sculpture garden. Queens Borough President Helen Marshall recently announced the renovation project’s approval by the City […]