Musicians Of Queens: Annika

Musicians Of Queens: Annika

Although Annika may be only 16 years old, her songs prove that she has a soul that is wise beyond her years. Her songwriting has the distinct sound of a veteran too, simple yet powerful, with most of the weight being carried by her voice and acoustic guitar. Given that she has been playing music […]

Above The Law?

We all know that New York City politicians get some pretty sweet perks – one of which is getting to park almost anywhere consequence and ticket-free, even if it means you’re endangering the lives  of constituents. Last week, Deputy Borough President Leroy Comrie was on his way to attend a press gathering about the trash […]

Queens Hoop Stars Coming Back

One Queens basketball star is coming home and a second one could be coming back to New York as well. Tina Charles, a former star at Christ the King High School and a Jamaica native, was traded to the WNBA’s New York Liberty on Monday, acquiring the 2012 league MVP for a hefty price. They […]

So Long, Soccer!

The long debate and hand-wringing over where a new Major League Soccer franchise will play seems to be over. MLS officials announced earlier this week that the New York City Football Club will play three seasons worth of games at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, not in a new stadium at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. […]

Party Like It’s 1964

This weekend, New York Mets fans will receive a blast from the past, at least in terms of ticket prices. In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Mets’ previous home, Shea Stadium, the team will roll back the cost of select seats to their 1964 prices. This promotional offer will take place during a […]

Spartan Race Comes To Flushing

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer They came, they saw and they conquered Citi Field. The stadium typically home to the New York Mets was turned into a battleground for a test of people’s will last weekend, as about 8,500 people participated in the Spartan Race, an annual obstacle race held throughout the country. This year’s […]

Many Films For Queens At Tribeca

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer The Tribeca Film Festival kicks off this week, with hundreds of screenings, discussions and panels that will take place between April 16 and 27. There is something for everyone at Tribeca this year. Some films highlight a relationship with Queens or display New York moments that created memories for many […]

Sci-Fi Comes To The Moving Image

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Starting this Friday, the Museum of Moving Image will screen some of the most famous entries from one of film’s most fantastical genres. The Astoria museum will focus on science fiction for its latest “See It Big!” series, which offers attendees the chance to see classic movies on the big […]

What Is Considered American?

To The Editor: There is a movement gaining momentum because of frustration over an intrusive overbearing federal government and its obsession with multiculturalism. It is called secession and there are movements to secede from the United States in Texas, Colorado, Maryland, northern California, Washington State and Oregon. This trend should prompt us to think about […]

Workers Deserve Fairness

To The Editor: An epidemic of apathy, perhaps complicated by cowardice, is wasting us like a flesh-eating disease. Two-hundred-fifty UPS personnel in Queens were recently fired almost on the spot after they took a few minutes off to protest the insensitive termination of a colleague. Assuming this action was a contractual violation, there no doubt […]