Garden Outlines World’s Fair Festivities

Garden Outlines World’s Fair Festivities

At a press conference, Queens Botanical Garden executive director Susan Lacerte, Councilman Peter Koo, Taiwanese Ambassador Paul Wen-liang Chang and others introduced the orchid exhibit that kicked off the garden’s series of World’s Fair events. Photo by Joe Marvilli BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer While many enjoyed wandering around the Taiwanese orchid display at Queens […]

4th Of July Fireworks Return To East River

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer One of the summer’s highlights is returning to its usual location this year. The 38th annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks display is coming back to the East River, after spending the last five years over the Hudson River. Mayor Bill de Blasio made the announcement about the switch on […]

Focus On Queens, April 3

Air Force Airman 1st Class Washington X. Morales Rosales 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. Morales Rosales is the son of […]

Looking Towards Tomorrow

We can only imagine what the organizers of the 1939 and 1964 World’s Fairs would think if they saw how the world has changed in the ensuing years. Maybe they would be in awe of the advancements in science and technology. Just as likely, they could be disappointed that we have not progressed even further. […]

Queens To Celebrate World’s Fair Anniversary

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Get ready to celebrate. Queens will host seven months’ worth of events throughout the Borough to honor the 50th anniversary of the 1964 World’s Fair and the 75th anniversary of the 1939 World’s Fair. The festivities were announced on March 28 in one of the buildings constructed for the ’39 […]

Katz Welcomes New Director Of Cultural Affairs

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer On Tuesday morning, Borough President Melinda Katz introduced her new Director of Cultural Affairs and Tourism, Nayelli Valencia, to a room full of guests at the Queens Council of the Arts in Astoria. Katz said one of her top priorities as Borough President is to rebrand Queens as a major […]

Borough Board Presents Budget Priorities

Borough Board Presents Budget Priorities

Borough President Melinda Katz (left) sits at a task force meeting on the New York State Pavilion. Funding for the Pavilion was included in the Borough Board budget priorities. BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Borough President Melinda Katz announced on March 12 that the Borough Board had unanimously approved a list of expenses that they […]

Astoria Gets Flea And Food Market

Astoria is getting its own flea market, similar to the one its neighbors enjoyed last spring in Long Island City. LIC Flea and Food market, named the City’s number one market, will expand to the back-lot of Kaufman Astoria Studios, located at 36th Street between 34th and 35th Avenues. First built in the 1920s, the studio […]