Mom remembers daughters killed in Conn. Christmas Day blaze, calls tragedy ‘incomprehensible’ Calling the Christmas Day fire that killed her three daughters and parents “incomprehensible,” fashion ad exec Madonna Badger told hundreds of people packed in a Fifth Avenue church this morning that she’ll never forget her family. “Why did this happen to my […]
The presents have been opened, the stockings unstuffed and the time is coming to take down the decorations and dispose of your Christmas tree. Beginning Wednesday, January 2, the Department of Sanitation will collect the Christmas trees that have been placed curbside. All trees should be removed of tinsel, lights, ornaments and stands. The program […]
The Howard Beach Columbus Day Foundation has gained much notoriety from the community for hosting the annual Columbus Day Parade and also for bringing holiday lighting to Crossbay Boulevard for the first time in the history of the commercial strip. Beginning back in 2006, the Foundation spent over $42,000 when it draped the boulevard in […]
For decades, the city closed schools for Christian and Jewish holidays but other religions’ holidays — like Eid al-Fitr and Diwali — didn’t receive the same benefit. But the passage of a new law backed by elected officials in Flushing is changing that.
Christmas is just a week away and although the LIC Flea Holiday Market will be coming to an end this weekend, there is still enough time to get your shopping done and snap a photo with Father Christmas.
Bah, humbug! What possible spin could be added to this holiday classic? Just include some wit and warmth to compete with Charles Dickens’ original version. The result is the Titan Theatre Company’s “A Christmas Carol.” This new adaptation by Emily Trask and director Lenny Banovez begins with a kindly “grandfather” who shares his storybook introduction. […]
Through Dec. 21, the popular Long Island City flea market, which made its move to the warehouse connected to the original outdoor lot on the corner of Fifth Street and 46th Avenue, has two floors of a mix of 60 vendors offering a selection of unique, local, handcrafted and vintage items.
Whether you are trying to find a present for your favorite neighbor or want to give a far-off relative a souvenir from your hometown, these Queens-themed gifts are as diverse as the borough they represent.
I was shocked! My grandson Jonah got on my new scale and said, “Grandma, you try it, too!” Well I did and did I get scared. Did I really eat that much this past week of celebratory meals? I am now in recovery, but did I love every bite and best of all the company. […]
After winning a reality competition series on spectacular Christmas lights last year, the Lynch family has put up their sparkling holiday decorations once again with a bunch of improvements and a whole new fan base. ABC’s “The Great Christmas Light Fight” brought the family a winning prize of $50,000 and a level of fame that stretches past the borders of their Whitestone neighborhood.