Rego Park Resident to Challenge Addabbo This Nov.

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer State Sen. Joe Addabbo (D- Middle Village) will have a Republican challenger this November. Rego Park resident Michael Conigliaro announced his intention to run for the District 15 State Senate seat against Addabbo in an email sent out Monday afternoon. According to the release, Conigliaro is the manager of a […]

QCulture: Queens Is The Life Of The Party

QCulture: Queens Is The Life Of The Party

Papazzio Italian Restaurant is among the most popular nightlife destinations in Long Island City and Bayside, respectively. (see below). PHOTO BY JOE MARVILLI BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer When many people think of New York City’s nightlife, their first thoughts may go to hotspots in Manhattan or Brooklyn. While both of those boroughs have plenty […]

QCulture: Big Changes In Area LGBT Nightlife

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer While some of Astoria’s newest LBGT bars already shuttered their windows, the neighborhood’s oldest changes hands. On 24th Avenue and 37th Street, the oldest gay bar in Astoria will soon be under new management. Nathan Finnegan, who worked previously as a bartender in Manhattan, will take over Albatross Bar from […]

BID Welcomes Captain Back To Flushing

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer The Flushing Business Improvement District held an event to welcome the 109th Precinct’s new Commanding Officer, while also saying goodbye to a couple of the precinct’s familiar faces. On July 18, the BID, elected officials and community leaders headed up to the seventh floor of the Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel […]

IKEA Helps City Harvest, QJCC Food Pantry

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer An effort by IKEA to fight hunger, especially in children, is trickling down to help a local food pantry in Queens. IKEA partnered with Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, to sponsor in-store programs that support children’s hunger relief. One of the local food banks associated with Feeding […]

Forest Hills Rhythmic Gym Group At MSG

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer A group of Forest Hills kids took their performance act to Madison Square Garden earlier this week. At halftime of Wednesday’s New York Liberty game, the Forest Hills Rhythmic Gymnastics group performed their routine in front of thousands of people at the World’s Most Famous Arena. The group practices in […]

Mets Fans Line Up To Meet Keith Hernandez

BY JORDAN GIBBONS Staff Writer Paul Taeschner raised his family to be diehard Mets fans, even after they moved to Maryland from Upstate New York. Last Friday, he made the five-hour trip up to Queens with his son and two grandsons to meet Mets legend Keith Hernandez at the Citibank in Forest Hills, and catch […]