Author Archives: Steve Mosco

Piece by Piece, Frame by Frame; Jorge Posada explores the outside


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Our view of art tends to be restricted to the work residing within the frame. The artist decides to start or stop at a certain point, and the audience must find meaning somewhere within that – and that alone. This is the conventional way in which the world views art. But of course, artists will […]

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Holy Cross continues winning tradition


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The Holy Cross Knights capped off a rough season on a high note by defeating the Bishop Loughlin Lions, 60-57, netting the Catholic High School Athletic Association (CHSAA) Brooklyn/Queens Diocesan title for the second time in the last seven years. Made up mostly of seniors, the second-seeded Knights fell behind by double digits early but […]

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New elevators coming to Flushing LIRR


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THE COURIER/Photos by Steve Mosco

The Flushing Long Island Rail Road Station is getting a major “up”grade. Legislators and transit officials announced plans to install elevators at the station, a major development for the transportation hub. “As Flushing continues to grow, our infrastructure must grow to match,” said Senator Toby Ann Stavisky at the press conference on March 2. “These […]

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Russ Gompers has the pros in ‘stitches’


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THE COURIER/Photo by Steve Mosco

Russ Gompers is a lifelong Mets fan. He’s seen the highs, the lows and the mediocrity in between. He was there when the team reached baseball’s peak in 1969, then again in 1986. He was also there when the Mets closed Shea Stadium with a collapse in the standings in 2008. But beyond the usual […]

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Train Like a Knick: New contest supports city hoop dreams


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THE COURIER/Photo by Michael Pantelidis

With “Lin-sanity” in full swing and Carmelo Anthony returning to the lineup, it seems like everybody wants to play on the New York Knickerbockers these days. Now city kids will have that chance as the Big Apple’s hoops squad is teaming up with the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in announcing the launch of the […]

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Down the Drain? Flushing High School fights to remain


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THE COURIER/Photo by Steve Mosco

After more than 100 years of reading, writing and arithmetic, Flushing High School now faces its toughest test of all. Legislators and education advocates gathered in front of the school to protest a possible Turnaround, which would effectively eliminate Flushing High School as it is currently constituted. “Over the past few years, Flushing High School […]

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Woman hit, killed by bus in Flushing


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The relative calm of the morning commute was shattered as a Queens woman was struck and killed by a city bus while crossing one of the borough’s most dangerous intersections. A Q44 bus was turning westbound onto Northern Boulevard from Union Street on Wednesday, February 22 when it fatally struck a female pedestrian, identified as […]

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Queens teacher had ‘pattern of inappropriate conduct’


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A teacher who had “shown a pattern of inappropriate conduct,” but was allowed to teach anyway, has been charged with sexually abusing two young boys on multiple occasions at P.S. 174 in Rego Park. Wilbert Cortez, a 49-year-old computer teacher at William Sydney Mount School, was charged with two counts of second-degree sexual misconduct against […]

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Cornell campus dean named


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Photo Courtesy of Cornell University

Cornell University has revealed the brains behind its forthcoming city tech campus. Mayor Michael Bloomberg joined Cornell president David Skorton and provost Kent Fuchs in announcing Daniel Huttenlocher as the vice provost and founding dean of the university’s CornellNYC Tech campus – home of the Technicon-Cornell Innovation Institute (TCII) – on Roosevelt Island. Also introduced […]

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Former Met Gary Carter succumbs to brain cancer


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Photo Courtesy of the New York Mets

Forever known as “the Kid,” former Mets catcher Gary Carter died at 4:10 p.m. on February 16 after battling brain cancer. He was 57. A key cog on the Mets’ 1986 championship team, the man best known for his leadership and clutch hitting was diagnosed with the disease after doctors discovered inoperable tumors on his […]

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Francis Lewis drills the competition


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Photos Courtesy of Francis Lewis High School

Francis Lewis High School stood at attention and swept the New York City Drill Competition, defeating opponents from schools throughout the five boroughs and Long Island on February 11. The school faced off and was victorious against Xavier, Theodore Roosevelt, Long Island City, Uniondale, Morris, Wyandanch and Fort Hamilton High Schools in both armed and […]

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Girl with the Dragon Moves


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Photos by Crispin Brann

This is the year of the “Baby Dragon.” Jada Skye is back on the Taekwondo circuit this year, defending her 42-1 fighting record. She is currently training for the state championship on March 31, followed by national qualifiers which will stamp her ticket to the 2012 Junior Olympics in Dallas, Texas on June 28. Besides […]

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‘Bowne’d for Renovations: Upgrades coming to Flushing park


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THE COURIER/Photos by Steve Mosco

No matter the weather or time of year, crowds gather on a daily and nightly basis at Bowne Park in Flushing, where the game is bocce ball and everyone plays. “Sometimes you can wait an hour to play,” said Sime Stulic, who has played at the park for more years than he can remember. “We […]

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Fresh Direct feasts on tax deal


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A sweet tax subsidy deal for an online grocer is leaving some with a bitter taste in their mouths. After an announcement that seemed to imply an agreement was in the bag, the city is taking some heat for its deal with online food retailer Fresh Direct – which will receive more than $100 million […]

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