New Family Urgent Care Center Opens

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer A new medical facility is coming to Kew Gardens Hills. Urgent-MD Family Urgent Care Centers will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony alongside the Queens Chamber of Commerce on July 24 at 11 a.m. The event will celebrate the addition of the 4,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art medical facility to the community. The center, which […]

The Forgotten Airport Of Northern Queens

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer When you ask someone about airports in Queens today, you will likely hear them talk about LaGuardia or JFK Airports. However, those two were not always the only such facilities in Queens. It was only 30 years ago that Flushing Airport closed. The area that used to be Flushing Airport […]

Beer & Bacon Festival Coming To Citi Field

Beer and bacon are staples in the diet of most sports fans, and an event this weekend at Citi Field will combine the two for hundreds of fans. Touring baseball fields across the country, the Bacon and Beer Classic makes its way to Queens on Saturday for what organizers called a “one-of-a-kind event” that combines […]

Queens Today, July 24

Queens Today, July 24

Latino Cultural Festival at the Queens Theatre from July 29 to Aug 3. (see below). FRIDAY 7/25 POW WOW New York City’s oldest and largest pow wow will feature three days of intertribal Native American dance competitions.This spectacular event is held in the apple orchard of the Queens County Farm Museum. The event runs from […]

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 […]

102nd Pct.: Grand Larceny & Homicide Arrests

GRAND LARCENY The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in locating and identifying a suspect wanted in connection with Grand Larceny. At approximately 11:40 p.m. on May 14, the suspect attempted to use a stolen credit card at Rite Aid Pharmacy, located at 96-02 Rockaway Blvd., in order to buy a carton of cigarettes. The […]

IKEA Helps City Harvest, QJCC Food Pantry

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer An effort by IKEA to fight hunger, especially in children, is trickling down to help a local food pantry in Queens. IKEA partnered with Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, to sponsor in-store programs that support children’s hunger relief. One of the local food banks associated with Feeding […]

No Deal Yet Between LIRR And Unions

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Days before a possible LIRR strike would commence, negotiations between the MTA and LIRR workers came to a standstill Monday. The strike would begin Sunday at 12:01 a.m. and would impact about 300,000 commuters. According to State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, a strike could cost $50 million in lost economic activity […]