Forest Park Frolics

A Saturday Night Live short that aired last weekend featured a familiar Queens park. The scene, called “Ooh Child,” featured SNL cast members and guest host Lena Dunham (pictured), star of HBO’s “Girls,” driving through Forest Park and parts of Woodhaven singing along to the 1970s song “O-o-h Child” by the Five Stairsteps. The group […]

Goldfeder Pushes For Bus Time

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Ozone Park) recently urged the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to immediately expand their real-time bus tracker, the MTA Bus Time App, to cover all Queens bus routes. MTA Bus Time allows travelers to locate their next approaching bus via smart phone, web or text message through a GPS tracking system serviced by the […]

Exhibit Highlights Tech Innovations

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Everyone uses assistive technology in their daily lives. Whether it is a pair of glasses, a car or a phone calendar, this type of technology has become engrained in society. An exhibit at the New York Hall of Science is celebrating how innovations are blurring the line between casual use […]

Residents Advocate Against Airplane Noise

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer About 150 residents gathered at PS 69 in Jackson Heights on Nov. 25 to advocate against the increase in airplane noise that comes from the frequent flights landing and taking off from LaGuardia Airport. Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) organized the town hall meeting to discuss the increase in airplane […]

New Apple Green Cabs Roam The Streets

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer If you have seen an apple-green cab pass by you on the street, hail for it next time because it is a new taxi service. “Apple green is very fitting for the new Boro Taxis,” Limousine Commission Chairman and Commissioner David Yassky said in a statement. “It’s pleasing to the […]