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Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 4/07/2014 at 7:49AM

TODAY’S FORECAST: Monday: Cloudy early, then off and on rain showers for the afternoon. High 51. Winds SE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Monday night: Rain likely. Low 47. Winds SE at 15 to 25 mph. Rainfall around a half an inch.

Private buyer set for Steinway Mansion
Private buyer set for Steinway Mansion
West Angy Altamirano 3/13/2014 at 11:39AM

The Steinway Mansion, which was built in the 1850s, has reportedly been on the market for about two years and recently a private buyer is said to be in contract to purchase the landmarked home.

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 9/09/2013 at 7:08AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Partly cloudy. High of 72. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the SSE in the afternoon. Monday night: Overcast in the evening, then mostly cloudy. Low of 68. Winds from the South at 5 to 15 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: LICity Forum North Beach, where LaGuardia [...]

Coalition formed to save Steinway Mansion
Coalition formed to save Steinway Mansion
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 3/29/2013 at 9:24AM

A new group is aiming to preserve the iconic Steinway Mansion for future generations to enjoy the historic local landmark. The Friends of Steinway Mansion is a newly formed coalition with members including Steinway & Sons, the Queens Economic Development Corporation, local officials and historians. “It is the stuff of New York legend. Within its [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 3/04/2013 at 7:21AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Monday: Partly cloudy. High of 39 with a windchill as low as 19. Breezy. Winds from the NW at 15 to 20 mph. Monday night: Partly cloudy. Low of 32F with a windchill as low as 23. Breezy. Winds from the NW at 15 to 20 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Northern Boulevard [...]

A family’s tragedy . . .
West Greater Astoria Historical Society 10/08/2012 at 4:31PM

This month we welcome guest columnist Paul Putz Sea captain and wounded Civil War veteran Thaddeus Leighton of Steuben, Maine, moved to New York City sometime around 1882 to operate a tug boat. He took up residence with his wife and four daughters at 418 Vernon Avenue in Queens (today near the Queensboro Bridge pier). [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 10/01/2012 at 7:32AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 70. Breezy. Winds from the West at 15 to 20 mph. Monday night: Partly cloudy in the evening, then overcast. Low of 59. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%. EVENT of the DAY: On the Waterfront Come to the Greater [...]

Exhibit chronicles final innings of Shea and Yankee stadiums
Exhibit chronicles final innings of Shea and Yankee stadiums
Sports Liam La Guerre 7/27/2012 at 5:20PM

At the end of the 2008 Major League Baseball season, Shea Stadium closed its doors for the last time. From the grass the players ran on, to the seats the fans occupied, everything was either destroyed or sold as the Mets prepared to open the doors to a brand new home, much like their crosstown [...]