Film Explores Religious Ritual At Jamaica Bay

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer An ongoing documentary shoot about Jamaica Bay unearthed another story that was also converted to a movie. The filmmakers of the in-progress documentary about Jamaica Bay will premier a short film, called “The Divine Waters of Jamaica Bay” about the Indo-Caribbean community and how it uses the bay for religious […]

Group Advocating For Civic Virtue Forms

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer The push to bring back the Triumph of Civic Virtue statue to Queens has been renewed. A new group, which is called the Civic Virtue Task Force, has formed to advocate for the structure to be returned to where it used to be displayed near Queens Borough Hall. The statue […]

City To Move Homeless To Pan Am Hotel

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer A homeless shelter is apparently coming to Elmhurst’s Pan American Hotel, despite an initial claim that such a plan would not be feasible at the site. According to a newsletter posted on the website of the civic group Communities of Maspeth and Elmhurst Together, or COMET, Samaritan Village is planning […]

Former Strip Club To Be Home To Starbucks, Gym

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer The former location of a strip club will soon become a place to buy a hot cup of morning Joe. Around 8,095-square-feet of retail space at 92-77 Queens Blvd. in Rego Park has become available and deals are in place for two companies to occupy the area, not including that […]