Gary Ackerman Backs John Liu

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer As September draws near, the State Senate race for District 11 continues to heat up, this time with some big endorsements. On July 22, former U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman announced his endorsement of John Liu for the seat held by State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside). Ackerman joins U.S. Reps. Joe […]

Borough Electeds Hold Pro-Israel Rally

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Several Queens elected officials and religious leaders stood together to support Israel last week. Gathered in front of Queens Borough Hall, they called on Israel and Palestine to bury the hatchet and stop the seemingly endless conflict between the two countries. “For the state of Israel, the problem has always […]

Stephen A. Halsey: The Father of Astoria

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Although the neighborhood bears his name, Astoria owes little of its legacy and charm to John Jacob Astor. Rather, we have a fur trader named Stephen A. Halsey to thank for the community’s existence, according to Greater Astoria Historical Society executive director Bob Singleton. “[Halsey] would go home to Flushing […]

Cops Horsing Around

It seems the 114th Precinct in Astoria is going old school with their patrol. QConf spotted this horse and cop pair out for a trot on Steinway Street last week. They have since been seen hoofing it up parallel residential streets, apparently just keeping an eye (or four) on the neighborhood. The policeman himself seems […]

Looking To The Future

Whether you were born here, moved here or made it your life’s ambition to make it here, living in New York is a goal for millions of people throughout the world. As Queens continues to grow, and as the development of new housing facilities persists, the Borough will be a destination for the City’s incoming […]

Airbnb Commercials Are Misleading

BY COUNCILMAN MARK WEPRIN The other night, while I was watching television, an Airbnb commercial appeared on the screen. The spot, which is part of Airbnb’s new ad campaign, depicts a Brooklyn family sharing their home with tourists visiting the Big Apple. As the cozy group sat at the dinner table and shared stories, I […]

Women’s Economic Summit At End Of Month

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer An economic forum is scheduled to take place at the end of July. Samuel Field Y will host the Women’s Economic Summit on Monday, July 28, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. The event will feature several elected officials talking about various financial topics over the course of an hour. […]

Divorce DIY Program

Deputy Chief Administrative Judge of the New York City Courts, Honorable Fern Fisher, with the City University of New York at York College School of Arts and Science, will inaugurate the Uncontested Divorce DIY Program in the Queens County Supreme Court on July 17. The program will provide the public online access that allows them […]