CB5 OK’s Ridgewood Zoning Change

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer The proposed Woodward Avenue apartments in Ridgewood is one step closer to getting the green light. Community Board 5 voted 28-11 for a zoning change that would allow developers to build a 90,000-square-foot residential building at 176 Woodward Ave., between Troutman and Starr streets near Linden Hill Cemetery. There had […]

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 […]

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 […]

Spartan Race Comes To Flushing

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer They came, they saw and they conquered Citi Field. The stadium typically home to the New York Mets was turned into a battleground for a test of people’s will last weekend, as about 8,500 people participated in the Spartan Race, an annual obstacle race held throughout the country. This year’s […]

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 […]

Sci-Fi Comes To The Moving Image

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Starting this Friday, the Museum of Moving Image will screen some of the most famous entries from one of film’s most fantastical genres. The Astoria museum will focus on science fiction for its latest “See It Big!” series, which offers attendees the chance to see classic movies on the big […]