The Queens World Film Festival, which brings together international and local filmmakers to the borough to screen their works, celebrated its opening night on Tuesday at the Movie of the Moving Image in Astoria.
TODAY’S FORECAST: Tuesday: Partly cloudy skies this morning will become overcast during the afternoon. High near 30. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph. Tuesday night: Cloudy early with some clearing expected late. Low 24. Winds light and variable.
7 p.m. Members of the Uniformed Fire Officers Association and officials from the United Federation of Teachers hit the streets today campaigning for Assemblymember Mike Miller in the 38th District. “When an elected official like Mike stands up for his constituents, we hope on election day his constituents stand up for him,” said Dermot Smyth, […]
Elliot Lobell first fell in love with stop motion animation when he saw “Star Wars.” From that moment, he knew he wanted to be an animator. One catch – he couldn’t draw. Stop motion animation bridged the gap for the Queens native, bringing anything he dreamed to life. He created figures from clay, fabric and […]
BY DOROTHY LEWANDOWSKI Under Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Borough President Helen Marshall and all of our Queens elected officials, we are continuing to benefit from the largest period of park renovation and expansion since the 1930s. Over the past decade, almost half a billion dollars has been allocated for more than 600 upcoming and completed projects […]
One of the city’s most congested communities is getting a little extra room to breathe. Schoolyards at P.S. 69 and I.S. 145 in Jackson Heights are being transformed into student-designed playgrounds that will be open to the public on weekdays after school until dusk and on weekends from 8 a.m. to dusk. The renovations aim […]
Amalgamated Bank welcomed the community to its new branch in Jackson Heights, located at 78-01-37th Avenue, on Thursday, April 7. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held to mark the opening of Amalgamated’s fifth branch in Queens and its first in Jackson Heights. The bank’s Senior Vice President and Director of Retail Banking George Maloney, Branch […]
The Latin American Intercultural Alliance (LAIA) celebrated women’s history month and recognized distinguished women from the NYC community – including The Courier’s very own Vicki Schneps. The event was held on Saturday, March 19 at P.S. 69, located at 77-02 37th Avenue in Jackson Heights. New York State Senator Jose Peralta honored the women for […]
After months of waiting, parents and educators in School District 30 will finally know the rezoning plans for elementary schools in Jackson Heights and East Elmhurst. The Community District Education Council 30 (CDEC 30) met on Thursday, December 16 to announce it had reached a decision with the Department of Education (DOE) on rezoning of […]
Parents, teachers and community members met at P.S. 149 in Jackson Heights to discuss the rezoning of school district 30, instead they were met with a new proposed Five-Year Capital Plan by the Department of Education’s School Construction Authority (SCA). The community had been awaiting the rezoning decision for eight schools in District 30, starting […]