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 […]

New Law Targets Surprise Medical Bills

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer A law included in the 2014-2015 State budget is looking to give patients a break on unexpected medical charges. The new law will prevent surprise medical bills for patients sent by in-network doctors to out-of-network providers. These out-of-network medical services can be anything from a specialist to a specific lab […]

Queens Hoop Stars Coming Back

One Queens basketball star is coming home and a second one could be coming back to New York as well. Tina Charles, a former star at Christ the King High School and a Jamaica native, was traded to the WNBA’s New York Liberty on Monday, acquiring the 2012 league MVP for a hefty price. They […]

Many Films For Queens At Tribeca

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer The Tribeca Film Festival kicks off this week, with hundreds of screenings, discussions and panels that will take place between April 16 and 27. There is something for everyone at Tribeca this year. Some films highlight a relationship with Queens or display New York moments that created memories for many […]

Senior Leadership Award Winners Selected

United Adult Ministries, the parent company of Flushing House, has announced the three winners of the Rose Kryzak Senior Leadership Awards. The individuals will be honored during the annual fundraising gala on May 8 at Flushing Town Hall. This year’s honorees include: State Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Flushing), a seven-term state senator who has sponsored several […]

Events In Queens For April 10-16

Events In Queens For April 10-16

Black Violin, Flushing Town Hall, Saturday, 4/12 (see below). FRIDAY 4/11 THE MARK WADE TRIO Bassist and composer Mark Wade leads his dynamic trio in an evening of original jazz compositions at Flushing Town Hall. The trio, featuring Tim Harrison on piano and Scott Neumann on drums, will debut a lineup of music that is […]

Custom & Border Patrol: Drug Arrest

DRUG ARREST – On March 20, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at John F. Kennedy International Airport stopped Yudishtir Maharaj, who was arriving on a flight from Port of Spain, Trinidad. During the course of the inspection, CBP officers discovered three large packages of frozen meat within his luggage. When probed, the packages produced […]

Queens Native Travels Roads Not Taken In New Musical

Long before Queens-born Idina Menzel became a household name, she made her Broadway debut in the hit musical “Rent.” After that, she wowed audiences with her Tony-winning performance as the green-faced Elphaba in “Wicked.” More recently, she played Rachel’s mother on “Glee” and Queen Elsa in the movie “Frozen,” singing the Academy Award-winning song, “Let […]