EXCLUSIVE: Investment Groups Eye Holliswood Hospital

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer The Queens Tribune has learned that at least three investment groups have submitted proposals and are being considered for redeveloping Holliswood Hospital in Jamaica, which closed in August due to a significant loss in funding. According to a source close to the situation, the six-acre property located at 87-37 Palermo […]

Airport Workers Rally For Better Pay

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer In September of last year, Wendy Arellano, a Queens mother of two, had to make one of the most difficult decisions in her life. “I had to send my kids to live with my mother in Long Island. They were spending too much time by themselves,” she said. “I couldn’t […]

Cara Mia: A Taste Of Old Italy In Your Backyard

BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer Queens residents do not need to fly to Europe to enjoy some of the finest authentic Italian cuisine with Cara Mia right in their backward. Today, Cara Mia is a well-known establishment in the Borough, offering locals a massive variety of quality Italian dishes. But much like all great family-run […]

Cirque du Soleil Show Opens At Citi Field

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer With the start of spring this week, a Cirque du Soleil show has landed in Queens to welcome the warmer weather. “Amaluna” will hold its first performance on March 20 in its own mobile village outside of Citi Field. With the large tent visible from multiple highways, the yellow and […]

Musicians Of Queens: Jon Christopher

Musicians Of Queens: Jon Christopher

Jon Christopher’s songs have a pulse to them that make you want to move. He does not write dance music, but his work definitely has a groove. It should come as no surprise then that the first instrument he picked up was not a guitar, but the drums. Although Christopher started banging on a kit […]

Rep. McCarthy To Retire

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer U.S. Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-Garden City) announced on Wednesday that she will not run for re-election this year. The 70-year old Congresswoman had struggled with health issues in recent years, undergoing treatment for lung cancer since June. While McCarthy’s district, the 4th Congressional District, is mostly based in Long Island, […]

Cello Prodigy Returns From Asian Tour

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer A seven-year-old music prodigy has returned to Queens after a successful tour of China and South Korea. Justin Yu, a cellist, spent most of December competing and appearing on various programs in the two countries, covering a wide variety of genres in his performance. Using a combination of talent, stage […]

Queens College Awarded Grants

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Queens College has received two grants to wrap up the year, one from the State and one from the federal government. The college was awarded a $250,000 grant to establish a technology incubator from Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the State Regional Economic Development Council. From the federal government, its Center […]