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MetroCards feature front-facing ads for first time
MetroCards feature front-facing ads for first time
News Cristabelle Tumola 10/08/2012 at 11:54AM

Straphangers are accustomed to staring at ads while riding city subways and buses, but now they can see them every time they swipe their MetroCards. On Sunday, October 7, the MTA started selling MetroCards with front-facing advertising for the first time announced the transit agency. It was also the first time that the MetroCard hasn’t featured its [...]

Queens cutie cast as ‘Dora’
Queens cutie cast as ‘Dora’
Education & Kids Alexa Altman 2/03/2012 at 11:52AM

Queens kid Fatima Ptacek has been cast as the new voice of “Dora the Explorer” — a spunky little girl with a penchant for adventures. For her first “Dora” audition at the Nickelodeon offices, Ptacek read a few lines and sang two songs — “Rocketeer” by Far East Movement and “Grenade” by Bruno Mars. Ptacek [...]

Steinway Street Swarmed by Shoppers on Black Friday
Steinway Street Swarmed by Shoppers on Black Friday
News Michael Pantelidis 11/25/2011 at 1:40PM

Shoppers swarmed Steinway Street on November 25, searching to save some green on the “blackest” day of the year. Black Friday took Astoria by storm, as hundreds of residents shopped at stores along one of the neighborhood’s premier streets. Among the shops that offered significant savings were P.C. Richard & Son, GameStop, Gap, Express, Foot [...]