Archive by month September

Housing Set For Rego Park Center

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer The company who owns Rego Park Center is now planning on building a residential building on top of the popular shopping center. According to documents filed with the Dept. of Buildings, a 24-story residential building has been approved to be built on top of the mall, located at 61-35 Junction […]

Group Raises Awareness After JH Hate Crime

By TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer Members of the New York City Anti-Violence Project walked around the Jackson Heights neighborhood, near 90th Street and Roosevelt Avenue, on Sept. 20 to raise awareness among community members about ways to stay safe and how to report a crime. An hour before AVP arrived at the scene, a 33-old-man […]

Flushing’s Macedonia Plaza Will Be Smoke-Free

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer When Macedonia Plaza opens in 2014, there will not be a cigarette or ashtray in sight. The housing development is going to be smoke-free. Macedonia Community Development Corporation and Queens Smoke-Free Partnership announced on Sept. 19 that it will be adopting a smoke-free policy for its 142-unit building. The corporation […]

Metta World Peace Celebrates Homecoming

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer NBA superstar Metta World Peace, who was recently signed to the New York Knicks, celebrated his homecoming at CANZaciti Roadhouse in Astoria Monday, just a few miles away from his hometown of Long Island City. Dozens flocked to the popular Queens sports bar for a chance to mingle with the […]

Back And Better Than Ever

Back And Better Than Ever

Bayside Diner 207-07 Northern Blvd., Bayside (718) 229-0242 Hours: Sun-Thurs 6 a.m.-1 a.m., Fri-Sat 6 a.m. – 2 a.m. Cuisine: Diner Credit Cards: Yes Delivery: No Take-out: Yes Alcohol: Full Bar Parking: Private Lot, Valet If you crave a good Sunday brunch, take your family to the Bayside Diner. The diner reopened its doors in […]

Cyndi Lauper Headlines QC Season

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Queens native Cyndi Lauper will come home to headline the new season of Kupferberg Presents at Queens College, with a concert that will have the audience cheering time after time. And given the rest of the lineup, it looks like Lapuer will not be the only person who just wants […]

Science Fair Returns To Flushing Meadows

Maker Faire, the fair of science, invention and fantastic imagination, returns to Flushing Meadows Corona Park for the fourth year the weekend of Sept. 21-22. Visitors can pose for 3-D portraits, encounter all types of robots, see acrobats make amazing moves, hear musicians singing Shakespearean scenes, watch exciting demonstrations, make all kinds of arts and […]

Nonprofit Offers Low-Cost Writing Workshops

By TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer A local nonprofit organization will offer low-cost workshops for those looking to improve their writing skills. Newtown Literary, an Elmhurst-based literary group that publishes a semi-annual literary journal featuring the work of Queens’ writers and poets, will offer e-book classes and short fiction writing workshops, starting by the end of […]

Three Schools Share Space In LIC

Three Schools Share Space In LIC

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer Three schools will share a new building facing the Long Island City waterfront. On Sept. 16, students, faculty, Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside), U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Astoria), State Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) and President of the School Construction Authority Lorraine Grillo celebrated the opening of the first middle school […]