Explore Our Borough

To the Editor: The 50th anniversary of the World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park is drawing visitors both young and old to our borough, curious to see the unusual landmarks that still grace the grounds. This is the moment to step off the grounds, too, and explore all of the other wonderful things that are happening […]

Queens Reacts To Mayor’s Budget

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Queens leaders and representatives reacted to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s budget announced earlier this week. Although Queens is going to get plenty out of the $74 billion executive budget announced on May 8, the reaction was a mixed bag from the Borough’s representatives, due to some items left on the […]

Historic Steinway Mansion Sold For $2.6M

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer After a long search for a buyer, the historic Steinway Mansion in Astoria has been sold for $2.6 million. It was purchased by a pair of investors local to Astoria, under the name Steinway Mansion LLC. Friends of Steinway Mansion, a program of the Greater Astoria Historical Society, announced the […]

Comrie Officially Announces Candidacy

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer Following months of speculation, former New York City Councilman Leroy Comrie announced that he has officially thrown his hat in the race to replace embattled State Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Jamaica). Comrie joins attorneys Munir Avery and Clyde Vanel, as well as Navy veteran Bernadette Semple, in the race to unseat […]

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. […]