Archive by month May

CB1 Approves Change To Astoria Boulevard

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero initiative continues working to change the face of Queens, intersection by intersection. At its monthly meeting last Tuesday, Community Board 1 approved a DOT proposal to divert traffic on Astoria Boulevard between 32nd Street and 29th Street. The proposal hinges on shifting a merging […]

Veterans Job Fair

Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Howard Beach), chair of the City Council Veterans Committee, sponsored a Veterans Job Fair this past Sunday at Russo’s on the Bay in Howard Beach. More than 100 veterans, reservists, and newly returned service-members from across the five boroughs attended to speak with 50 companies, small businesses, labor unions and other employers […]

Library Takeover At Hunter’s Point

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Although construction of the Hunter’s Point Community Library was delayed earlier this year, book lovers will have an opportunity to start their summer reading at Gantry Plaza. Last week, Queens Library and Friends of Hunter’s Point Library announced a series of special library services that will bring books and reading […]

Focus On Queens, May 29

Air Force Airman Aaron M. Davoudi graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Davoudi is the son of Shari Davoudi of Rego […]

2014 Festival Celebrates A World Of Pride

2014 Festival Celebrates A World Of Pride

The 22nd Queens Pride Parade will kick off on Sunday, June 1, at noon. Queens Pride will celebrate the 22nd Pride Parade and Festival on June 1 with a host of activities to promote pride among and for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) community of Queens and beyond. The theme, “A World […]

LGBT Movement Rises To Prominence

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer The LGBT movement has progressed immensely over the last 40 years, but there is still room for improvement. The movement began in 1969 with the Stonewall Riots, which were several violent demonstrations protesting a police raid at the Stonewall Inn in Manhattan. Police raids on gay bars were commonplace back […]

Pride Kicks Off At Studio Square

Queens Pride presents, in conjunction with event partners NYCpride, Brooklyn Pride, Staten Island LGBT Center, LGBTQ Center of the Bronx and Out Astoria, the 4th Annual Pre-Pride Kick Off Party at Studio Square, 35-33 36th St., Long Island City, starting at 6 p.m. May 29. The event will be an evening of fun, entertainment and […]