Hyatt Place Flushing LGA Hotel Opens

Hyatt Place Flushing LGA Hotel Opens

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer The first piece of One Fulton Square in Flushing is now open for business. Hyatt Place Flushing LaGuardia Airport opened its doors on May 29, becoming the first Hyatt brand to make its home in Queens. The 168-room hotel is the first part of One Fulton Square, a mixed-use project. […]

LGBTQ Immigrant Voices Take The Stage

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Next Saturday, Flushing Town Hall and Jackson Heights café Terraza 7 will stage LGBTQ Immigrant Voices, a concert in celebration of Pride Month. The trio Mahina Movement will headline a two-set lineup, which features veteran performers and students alike, whose roots span the globe from Peru to Ireland to Jamaica […]

Library Celebrates Adult HS Grads

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Fifty adult education students walked to “Pomp and Circumstance” at the Queens Library Long Island City branch last Friday. These students earned high school equivalency diplomas through the free Queens Library Adult Learner Program, which includes reading and math classes, peer support and professional referrals. Rockaway resident Al Daley graduated […]

Registry Trends Inspire New Traditions

What are the hot trends of the season in bridal registry? For many bridal couples, it is mixing something old with something new to create updated dinnerware designs. The table looks refreshed and renewed while allowing couples to enjoy treasured family heirlooms. “After years of leaning toward casual dinnerware, we’re seeing a resurgence in interest […]

OP-ED: Why New York City Needs Another World’s Fair

BY JOHN CATSIMATIDIS This past week, Queens Borough President, Melinda Katz, and a number of elected, civic and community leaders held a news conference to announce a series of events to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the 1939 World’s Fair and the 50th Anniversary of the 1964-65 World’s Fair. Sadly, to New Yorkers who aren’t […]

Meng Assists Families Of Killed Teens

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) announced this week that she is working to secure visas for family members of two teenagers killed last month in a car crash on the Long Island Expressway in Queens. The driver, 19-year-old Jiahao Liang, and passenger Jennifer Gao, 16, died at the scene on Feb. 18 after their vehicle […]

Activists Protest At Crowley’s Office

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer On Friday, more than 125 activists and community members held a rally in front of U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley’s (D-Jackson Heights) office to ask where he stands on an international trade deal currently being debated in Congress. According to representatives from the Food and Water Watch and Trade Justice New […]