Garden Outlines World’s Fair Festivities

Garden Outlines World’s Fair Festivities

At a press conference, Queens Botanical Garden executive director Susan Lacerte, Councilman Peter Koo, Taiwanese Ambassador Paul Wen-liang Chang and others introduced the orchid exhibit that kicked off the garden’s series of World’s Fair events. Photo by Joe Marvilli BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer While many enjoyed wandering around the Taiwanese orchid display at Queens […]

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 […]

Noise Study To Review Airplane Disruptions

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer After months of complaining about the airplane noise that looms over the inner communities living close to LaGuardia and JFK airports, last week Gov. Andrew Cuomo directed the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to conduct a comprehensive review of the noise issues. “Airport noise is rightly an […]

The Astoria Symphony Orchestra Celebrates An End To An Era

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer After conducting concerts, education programs and musical community outreach for more than a decade, Maestro Silas Huff will conduct his last concert on March 30. The Astoria Symphony Orchestra’s last concert under the direction of Huff will also be a celebration of his time and contributions. A native of San […]

Cuomo Pushes For Plane Noise Relief

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer After years of struggling with jet engines roaring above their heads, Queens residents may soon have some relief. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on March 24 that he has sent multiple directives to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, asking it to put more effort into monitoring airplane […]

Queens Musicians Win

The International Music and Arts Society held its Second Annual Young Artists Music Competition, with hundreds of talented musicians between the ages of 7-18 years old from New York, New Jersey and California taking part. Queens’ musicians showed off their talent in the competition, making it difficult for the IMAS judging panel to select the […]

Woodhaven Blvd. Has Most Pedestrian Fatalities

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Woodhaven Boulevard finds itself among the most dangerous roads for pedestrians, according to a report released last week. The major thoroughfare, which runs from Ozone Park to the Queens Center Mall, had eight pedestrian fatalities between 2010 and 2012, the most for any major street in the Borough. The report […]

J. Cole To Perform At Queens College

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Although Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers are the official performers for Super Bowl XLVIII, Queens College will get its own musical guest as J. Cole will hold a concert at the school. With the divisional playoffs decided, the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos are gearing up to […]

Workers Arrested After Rallying For Paid Holiday

Workers Arrested After Rallying For Paid Holiday

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer Thirty-two federal, State and City elected leaders, clergy and airport workers were arrested on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, after protesting to bring dignity, fairness and economic justice to the contracted employees. One thousand people marched in unison towards the bridge to LaGuardia Airport with banners that read “MLK: Our […]

Cuomo To Take Over JFK, LGA Projects

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Gov. Andrew Cuomo says that it is time to quicken the pace to renovate the City’s two major airports. As part of his State of the State address last week, Cuomo has pledged to take over control of rebuilding John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia Airports from the Port Authority to […]