Taking A Shot At Mr. Met?

We imagine it must not be easy being Mr. Met. He’s an icon for a bumbling baseball club that can barely attract fans from its home Borough. Not to mention that wearing that costume during the dog days of summer must be grueling. But we never thought that Mr. Met would be threatened by the […]

Artists Without Walls Schedules Show

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer This weekend, Queens residents will have the chance to celebrate Irish culture in Long Island City. New York Irish Center will present an Artists Without Walls showcase of several musicians for a night of entertainment. With acts running the gamut from classical to jazz to spoken word, there will be […]

Newtown Literary Holds Writing Weekend

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer It is time to put pen to paper. The Newtown Literary Alliance is having its second annual Queens Writes Weekend from April 25 to 27. During this event, Queens authors are invited to sit down with like-minded individuals at locations across the Borough and just write. Now in its second […]

Hip To Hip Theatre’s Summer Fun

This summer, the free plays presented by the Hip to Hip Theatre Company are William Shakespeare’s “Two Gentlemen of Verona,” a slapstick comedy involving love, friendship, betrayal and forgiveness; and “Cymbeline,” an adventure combining comedy, tragedy and romance. “Two Gentlemen” will be performed in hilarious Commedia del’Arte style, using funny masks, and it features one […]

Mayor Announces Sandy Recovery Overhaul

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a major overhaul of the City’s recovery from Superstorm Sandy last week, including several ideas to provide relief for homeowners and businesses still trying to rebuild more than a year after the storm hit. Since beginning his first term as mayor, de Blasio said he […]

Group Wants Safety Study On Queens Blvd.

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer A transportation group is pushing for a safety study on a thoroughfare nicknamed the “Boulevard of Death.” The Transportation Alternatives Queens Activist Committee presented their “Zero Queens Boulevard” plan at last week’s Community Board 6 meeting and asked the board for their support in the plan. Queens Boulevard is well-known […]

Focus On Queens, April 17

Queens of Angels Church will host a blood drive in conjunction with Elmhurst Hospital 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27 in the Parish Center, 43-18 Skillman Ave., Sunnyside. For information or to make an appointment, call (718) 937-3244. The 110th Precinct Community Council will meet 7 p.m. April 21 at Flanders Field VFW Post […]

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 […]