Famous Famiglia pizzeria opened its doors on Monday, December 9 at the subway station on 75th Street and Roosevelt Avenue together with local elected officials, family and friends. The pizza chain beat out a total of 12 other proposals which vied to call the vacant 4,000-square-foot space home in 2010, after the MTA advertised a new request for proposals. Famous Famiglia won and signed a lease in 2011.
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It would be a dream come true, literally, if Rachel Xing wins Miss New York Teen USA next year. The 16-year-old from Bayside is entering her first pageant in January to fulfill a possible prophecy her mother had while five months pregnant with her.
Howard Beach’s P.S./M.S. 207 is getting into the spirit of giving this holiday season. Marine Corps Sergeants Mike Roy and Miguel Villalobos brought the Toys for Tots donation program to the 88th Street school on Friday.
A local toy drive is going international. Several medical practices from an area devastated by Sandy are collecting toys for children stateside and sending aid to those affected by the latest disaster in the Philippines. Cross Bay Physical Therapy, Cross Bay Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation PC and Cross Bay Foot Center have partnered with Toys [...]
A Rego Park church is looking to put money back in the hands of Queens families devastated by recent storms. Our Saviour Church has collected close to $28,000 in cash to give back to local families and individuals in need after Superstorm Sandy and the succeeding nor’easter left many without homes, food, clothes and money, [...]
Dylan Bilski, born and raised in Glendale, is a prime example of a young adult creating positive change within the community. For over 10 years, Bilski has volunteered with various organizations, including the Edward R. Miller VFW Post 7336, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 118, St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children in Bayside, the East Coast [...]
The East Coast Car Association, which is famous for its annual Toy Run, in conjunction with Knights of Columbus #569, hosted a car show for Autism on Sunday, April 29 at Flushing’s P.S. 177, the Robin Sue Ward School for Exceptional Children. With hot rods and classics, as well as face painting, music by “Mike [...]
Petschauer Insurance in Ridgewood recently collected and donated toys to the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program in the hopes of making the holiday season brighter for children in need. The toys were presented to Staff Sergeant Price (second from left) by members of the Petschauer team — Rosmarie Wyszinski, Sherri Cosentino, Lauren Wisnowski [...]
As I was shopping in Huntington on Small Business Saturday to support the local merchants, I was struck by how much these entrepreneurs and small business owners give back to their local community with almost little or no fanfare. Aside from the fact that small business owners create two out of three jobs each year, [...]
Over the past two holiday seasons, St. Michael’s Cemetery has brought happiness to local children through participating in Toys for Tots. This past weekend marked the culmination of their annual toy drive, resulting in the collection of 720 toys for local children in need. “[People in the community] appreciate and feel sorry for those less [...]