4th Of July Fireworks Return To East River

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer One of the summer’s highlights is returning to its usual location this year. The 38th annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks display is coming back to the East River, after spending the last five years over the Hudson River. Mayor Bill de Blasio made the announcement about the switch on […]

Late Show with Dennis Walcott?

Now that David Letterman from the late-night comedy show, The  Late Show With David Letterman, said he wants to retire by 2015, so guess who is up for his seat next? Queens’ very own Dennis Walcott, former schools chancellor! While speaking on TV last week, Walcott said since he is unemployed, he jokingly nominated himself […]

Astoria’s Parking Drama

As if losing parking spots to snow wasn’t bad enough, Astoria residents lost even more spots to a film crew. Last week, the FX drama TV series, “The Americans,” visited Astoria to shoot an episode, causing quite an inconvenience to residents. Though the show’s staff only shot scenes under the bridge, more than four blocks […]

106th Pct.: Burglary

BURGLARY – The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance providing information with regard to a burglary that occurred within the confines of the 106th Precinct. At 8 p.m. Feb. 20, an unknown suspect or suspects entered a second floor office inside Aqueduct Racetrack and removed two laptops, a flat screen TV and a flat screen […]

Queens College To Renovate TV Studio

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Queens College is set to upgrade its television studio for the first time in 50 years. The institution will completely renovate its 3,250-square-foot television production studio, marking the first major change at the site since it was constructed in 1960. With a price tag between $1.5 and $1.7 million, work […]

Smoking Ads High Around Queens College

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer A new study has found tobacco marketing in several stores around Queens College, which the report says is meant to increase youth smoking. The New York Public Interest Research Group released a report earlier this month on tobacco marketing throughout Flushing, along with Flatbush, Brooklyn and Tremont, The Bronx. The […]

‘After Midnight’ Recreates Jazz Era

Famous Queens resident trumpeter Louis Armstrong was one of the talented jazz musicians who performed at the Cotton Club in Harlem between 1923 -1940, the nightclub’s heyday. Although it was a whites-only establishment, the Club featured the best Black musicians, performers and dancers of the time. To recreate that musical era, Wynton Marsalis, artistic Director […]

Events In Queens For Oct. 24-30

Events In Queens For Oct. 24-30

FRIDAY 10/25 BRIAN WOODRUFF’S OKB TRIO Flushing Town Hall will present drummer Brian Woodruff, pianist Oscar Perez and bassist Kuriko Tsugawa for a musical performance at 8 p.m. Listen to the band groove through the Great American Songbook as well as Brazilian and Latin standards. Admission costs $15 for the general audience and $10 for […]