Columbus Day

Astoria celebrates Italian heritage at 36th Annual Christopher Columbus Day Parade
Astoria celebrates Italian heritage at 36th Annual Christopher Columbus Day Parade
Top Stories Queens Courier Staff 10/14/2013 at 3:11PM

Astoria got together this past weekend to celebrate the 36th Annual Christopher Columbus Day Parade. On Saturday, October 12, together with Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr., former Speaker Peter Vallone Sr., Assemblymember Aravella Simotas and other local officials, the procession marched from 34th Avenue down to Astoria Boulevard and 33rd Street. The Grand Marshal of the [...]

Cuomo endorses Addabbo in 15th Senate District race
Cuomo endorses Addabbo in 15th Senate District race
News Terence M. Cullen 10/08/2012 at 5:48PM

During the primary race for Senate District 15 this summer, now-Republican nominee and Councilmember Eric Ulrich picked up a major endorsement from former Governor George Pataki. This fall, State Senator Joseph Addabbo, running for his third term, has seen Ulrich’s bet and raised him an incumbent. Governor Andrew Cuomo endorsed Addabbo on Monday, October 8 [...]

Howard Beach Columbus Day Parade postponed
News Terence M. Cullen 10/03/2012 at 11:34AM

The Howard Beach Columbus Day Parade has been postponed with a date to be announced at a later time, an organizer said. Mario Faulisi, head of Howard Beach Columbus Day Foundation Inc., said the organization is working on a date for the parade and hopes it continues on. “There’s a lot of hard work that [...]

MTA reduces subway service for “minor holidays”
News Michael Pantelidis 10/10/2011 at 1:22PM

New York City subway riders may notice they are waiting a little longer for the train today. Columbus Day marks the first time the MTA has implemented its “minor holiday” schedule. After studying minor holidays, the agency discovered ridership levels are often less than 75 percent of peak ridership. The reduction in service on these [...]

NEWS YOU CAN USE: No. 7 train service suspended this weekend
News Billy Rennison 10/07/2011 at 6:13PM

NEWS YOU CAN USE: No. 7 train service suspended this weekend This weekend will be the first of five planned service suspensions on the No. 7 line. There will be no service on the train between Times Square and Queensboro Plaza beginning at 11:30 p.m. Friday through 5 a.m. on Monday. The suspension allows for [...]

Parade is source of (Italian) pride
Parade is source of (Italian) pride
News Toni Cimino 9/28/2011 at 3:46PM

Get ready to paint the town green, white and red this weekend. This Sunday, Howard Beach will be awash with Italian pride as the Howard Beach Columbus Day Foundation Inc. presents its 6th annual Columbus Day Parade. Beginning at noon on Cross Bay Boulevard, there will be floats, live entertainment, Italian delicacies and specialties (zeppole [...]