Spreading Holiday Cheer At Jamaica Station

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer In an effort to spread the holiday cheer to the neighborhood, Greg Mays, president and founder of A Better Jamaica, started a new initiative to bring musical performances to the bustling Jamaica train station. Earlier this year, A Better Jamaica created a new program, the Jamaica Arts Council, which aims […]

DiNapoli: Queens A New York ‘Success Story’

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer Despite a recession and the effects of Superstorm Sandy, a State official called Queens a “classic New York success story that is well-positioned for the future.” On Dec. 13, New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli joined actor Michael J. Fox and local elected leaders to present an economic snapshot of […]

Parc Hotel Coming To Flushing In Early 2014

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer In a match made in heaven, a new hotel is coming to a major boulevard in Flushing. The Parc Hotel will be the latest addition to Flushing’s booming hotel scene when it opens at 39-16 College Point Blvd. in the first quarter of 2014. The 12-story structure is just blocks […]

John Liu Reflects On Time In Office

John Liu Reflects On Time In Office

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA “Setting The Standard” For Comptroller From City Councilman to City Comptroller, John Liu, the first Asian American elected to a citywide office, has established himself as a political force in New York, and has made headlines for reasons good, bad and everywhere in between. Last week, Liu sat down with the Queens […]

Local Group Gives Back To Hospital Staff

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer The New York Cardiac Health Center is run by a team of heart specialists who work around the clock to keep tabs on those who use the facilities. In recent years, the patients have started giving back. The Fresh Meadows health center, located at 174-03 Horace Harding Expy., is home […]

Walcott Reflects On Time As Chancellor

Walcott Reflects On Time As Chancellor

Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott met with students during a visit to the Queens Gateway to Health Sciences Secondary School in Hollis on Dec. 11. Photo by Ira Cohen BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott swung by a Queens school to talk about the strides the public school system has taken in the […]

Kaufman Studios Expands With A Backlot

Kaufman Studios Expands With A Backlot

Sesame Street’s Grover joins elected officials and Kaufman Studios representatives at the backlot’s ribbon cutting on Tuesday. Photo by Ira Cohen BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer Astoria residents will see many more famous faces from Hollywood now that the newly-built outdoor backlot at Kaufman Astoria Studios is complete. To celebrate the occasion, many local and […]

LEROY COMRIE Reflects On 12 Years In Office

LEROY COMRIE Reflects On 12 Years In Office

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer “He is the kindest and most compassionate man. When you walk down the streets with him, he’s like a rock star,” said Councilman-elect Daneek Miller. “The community just appreciates him and loves him so much.” In his 12 years serving District 27, Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-St.Albans) has established himself as […]

JAMES GENNARO Improved The City’s Health

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Councilman James Gennaro (D-Fresh Meadows) has dedicated his professional life to making New York City a better place to live. By passing landmark smoking legislation, helping the environment and making sure his district’s streets are clean, Gennaro has spent more than a decade making sure we can enjoy longer, healthier […]

River Fund Feeds Thousands In Richmond Hill

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Thousands of hungry Richmond Hill residents lined up on 89th Avenue looking to get needed food for the Thanksgiving weekend. The River Fund, a food pantry center on Lefferts Boulevard in Richmond Hill, held its weekly food drive at their headquarters last Saturday. This one was more significant as it […]