Focus On Queens, April 17

Queens of Angels Church will host a blood drive in conjunction with Elmhurst Hospital 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27 in the Parish Center, 43-18 Skillman Ave., Sunnyside. For information or to make an appointment, call (718) 937-3244. The 110th Precinct Community Council will meet 7 p.m. April 21 at Flanders Field VFW Post […]

Local Advocacy Group Slows Cars Down

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer Over the weekend, a local advocacy group traveled to various neighborhoods across the City, including Astoria, Jackson Heights and Jamaica, with large clusters of pedestrians, to hang up signs that read “20 Is Plenty.” As part of his Vision Zero initiative to eliminate traffic fatalities across the City, Mayor Bill […]

Focus On Queens, Mar. 6

Air Force Airman Ricardo Batista graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. He is a 2012 graduate of John Adams High School […]

Musicians Of Queens: Jonny Meyers

Musicians Of Queens: Jonny Meyers

Austin has always played a significant role in Jonny Meyers’ music career. Whether it was in Austin, Tex. or on Austin Street in Forest Hills, the singer-songwriter has found new music and new recording partners to further pursue his goals. Not content to limit himself to one music project, Meyers is a bit of a […]

Starbucks Trashes Jackson Heights

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer Residents living near a Starbucks in Jackson Heights said they have had enough of the big piles of trash the coffee shop dumps on the side of its building, facing residential apartments. Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) stood with angry neighbors on the corner of 37th Avenue and 79th Street […]

Events In Queens For Feb. 27-Mar. 5

Events In Queens For Feb. 27-Mar. 5

2014 Queens World Film Festival, March 4 – 9 (see below). FRIDAY 2/28 13 MOONS 13 Moons features GrayHawk Perkins, a New Orleans Native American from the Choctaw and Houma tribes. He will perform a unique blend of blues, folk and jazz at Flushing Town Hall. Intertwined with tribal rhythms, language and storytelling, his music […]

Battle Of The Boroughs Back For Queens

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Some of Queens’ best up-and-coming artists will face off against each other in the hopes of becoming the winner of the Battle of the Boroughs. One dozen Queens artists will compete on March 7 at 7 p.m. for WNYC and WQXR’s “Battle of the Boroughs,” taking place at the Jerome […]

Congressman Pushes For On-The-Job-Training

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) is looking to help put New Yorkers back to work and improve their skills through on-the-job-training programs. On Feb. 24, Crowley announced the On-the-Job-Training Act of 2014 with Angel Pineiro Jr., senior vice president at ASI System Integration, Inc., a technology solutions provider based […]