Good Greek grub at Aegea
Good Greek grub at Aegea
Dining Queens Courier Staff 12/27/2013 at 9:05PM

Aegea, located at the “Douglaston Corner” serves up a surprisingly good array of apps, wraps, pasta, pizza, salads, Greek specialties and some of the best burgers in town. Owner Mike Sackos commands the counter, moving at light-speed to ensure that, even when the place is packed (which is often), the dishes are not only delicious, but also well-presented and a treat to the eye as well as the palate.

What to do this weekend in Queens
What to do this weekend in Queens
News Queens Courier Staff 12/27/2013 at 4:52PM

Saturday, December 28 & Sunday, December, 29 Two-time Drama Desk nominee Parallel Exit offers a very special presentation of “EXIT STAGE LEFT” - a rollicking speed-of-light comedy. Harkening back to the days of vaudeville, “EXIT STAGE LEFT” packs more entertainment in a single show than a three-ring circus.  An ensemble of five present a wide range of old-fashioned family entertainment, [...]

Weekend subway service changes
Weekend subway service changes
News Queens Courier Staff 12/27/2013 at 4:13PM

Construction work to upgrade and maintain stations, tracks and signal systems is affecting weekend service on several of the city’s subway lines.

NYC murders, shootings reach record lows
NYC murders, shootings reach record lows
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 12/27/2013 at 3:23PM

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is leaving office with the fewest murders and shootings in recorded city history. There have been 332 homicides so far in 2013, down 20 percent from the previous record low, set last year, according to the mayor. Murders have dropped 32 percent since 2001, when he was elected.

NY State minimum wage to increase to $8 per hour starting Dec. 31
News Queens Courier Staff 12/27/2013 at 1:34PM

Changes are coming to the state unemployment insurance and workers’ compensation systems, and there will be an increase in minimum wage. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the passage of the state budget in March, 2013, which included raises in the minimum wage to $8 per hour from $7.25, effective Dec. 31.