Ukrainian Boy Reunites With Family In Queens

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer A Ukrainian boy was reunited with his family in Whitestone last week, having secured an expedited passage to America. Mykhailo Kuzmin, a 4-year-old living in the Vinnytsia region of Ukraine, was able to move to the U.S. and join his mother, Natalia Kuzmina, at her home in Whitestone, away from […]

Big Apple Circus Returns To Queens May 18

“The dogs feel that performing in the Big Apple Circus is all about having fun,” said Jenny Vidbel, an animal trainer and performer who mainly uses mutts rescued from shelters in her act, plus horses and other animals. “They’re just so happy to be out of the pound. They want to learn every trick I […]

Clowning Around With Big Apple Circus

Rob Torres, an award-winning clown in the new Big Apple Circus show, has performed around the world without using words, sharing with every audience the universal language of laughter. Among his many achievements, the native New Yorker performed a one-man show in seven countries, toured with another circus to 121 American cities and created shows […]

OP-ED: Why New York City Needs Another World’s Fair

BY JOHN CATSIMATIDIS This past week, Queens Borough President, Melinda Katz, and a number of elected, civic and community leaders held a news conference to announce a series of events to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the 1939 World’s Fair and the 50th Anniversary of the 1964-65 World’s Fair. Sadly, to New Yorkers who aren’t […]

Musicians Of Queens: Tati Ana

Musicians Of Queens: Tati Ana

Tati Ana’s music is full of spine-tingling moments. From the dark, electronic atmospherics she conjures up to her ghostly wail, made even more evocative when echoed with itself, the Astoria musician has something that many others look for: an original voice. Although her music is electronic, Tatiana Kochkareva is influenced by jazz and rock music. […]

Winter Olympics Enter Week Two

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Another week at the Sochi Winter Olympics brought more medals for the United States, but they are in a close race to win the overall medal count. As of press time, the USA has 21 medals overall, including seven gold. The latest of those came on Wednesday morning, when Ted […]

Winter Olympics See Eventful First Week

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer The Winter Olympics haThe Winter Olympics have been ongoing since last weekend and already there has been a ton of action. As of press time, Norway leads the overall medal count for the games with 11, including four gold medals. The Norwegians dominated the Cross-Country event, winning six of their […]

2014 Winter Games Set To Start In Sochi

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer This week marks the beginning of the 2014 Winter Olympics, a sporting event that showcases world-class athletes competing at the highest level of winter sports. This year’s games will be held in Sochi, Russia, a resort city in southern Russia located just off the Black Sea, bordering Georgia. Among the […]

U.S.-Iran Issue Discussed At Forum

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Forest Hills residents listened to a discussion on United States-Iran relations Monday night. The forum, called “Halting Iran’s Nuclear Program,” focused on the future of Iran’s nuclear program and what could happen to it under the country’s new president, Hassan Rouhani. It was held by U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing). […]