Focus On Queens, Feb. 13

Flushing House will present “Presidents Day Interactive Performance,” a free historical celebration featuring performances by a professional Lincoln impersonator. The event will take place from 2-4 p.m. Feb. 22 in the Flushing House rooftop atrium, 38-20 Bowne St., Flushing. Music, appetizers and refreshments will be available. Seating is limited. RSVP by calling (718) 762-3198, Ext. […]

Thoughtful Over Black History

To The Editor: February is Black History month. It’s good to set aside a particular time for celebration, provided that isolated time is not a “be all and end all” and doesn’t give people a subconscious green-light to forget about our debt of gratitude for the contributions of Black Americans during the other 11 months. […]

Water Main Upgrades Coming To Queens

More than six miles of water mains have been installed across three neighborhoods in Queens, the Depts. of Environmental Protection and Design and Construction announced last week. The $15 million infrastructure upgrade will bring cleaner drinking water and improved water pressure to Elmhurst, Rego Park and Fresh Meadows. The renovations began in 2012, when more […]

Charter School Challenges

To The Editor: The Independent Budget Office revealed recently that 80 percent of special-needs kindergartners in New York City’s charter schools leave those schools before they reach third grade. Why? Because the charter schools throw them out. Those publicly-funded private schools don’t want to take a chance with data that might make their businesses a […]

OP-ED: Property Tax Assistance Available For Homeowners

BY ASSEMBLYWOMAN NILY ROZIC For too many New Yorkers, the economic recovery is an abstraction. Even with recent declarations that the great recession is long gone, I find that Queens homeowners are facing many financial hardships. Property taxes remain a huge burden for many families. We must support all struggling to support their families as […]

Information Necessary

To The Editor: The Freedom of Information Law is an instrument of democracy and sometimes, therefore, a pain in the ass. And that’s the way it should be. Whether or not it is exercised in a particular situation depends on whose ass may be gored by public disclosure. The Department of Education availed itself of […]

A Time For Education

To The Editor: Which is the biggest number: the total count of stars in the solar system, the sum of grains of sand on all Atlantic beaches, the dollar deficit of the U.S. economy, or the tally of useless re-organizations of the City’s school system since the mayor seized it a dozen years ago? If […]

107th Pct.: Attempted Robbery

ATTEMPTED ROBBERY – The NYPD is asking the public’s assistance identifying the suspect wanted for an attempted robbery. At 11:15 a.m. on Dec. 5, the victim, a 66-year-old female, was in the driveway of her home in Fresh Meadows, emptying items from her car, when the suspect, armed with a gun, approached her and demanded […]

The Reason For The Season

To The Editor: As the holidays are approaching, the City is all decked out in its very best holiday finery. From the mammoth and beautiful Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center, to the holiday windows at Saks, Macy’s and other department stores, to the dazzling holiday displays at many of the City’s major buildings, Christmas in […]