Kew Gardens

Where to find last minute gifts in Queens
Where to find last minute gifts in Queens
News Queens Courier Staff 12/21/2012 at 11:37AM

THE POTTER’S WHEEL 20-33 83rd Avenue, Kew Gardens, 718-441-6614 Handmade items make great holiday gifts. Our gallery offers many one-of-a-kind treasures made by passionate, local artists. With over thirty years of experience, our studio exhibits many styles from which to choose. Gift certificates for classes make great gifts, too. Get Creative! Make your own gift!           [...]

Civic Virtue statue leaves Queens
Civic Virtue statue leaves Queens
Top Stories Terence M. Cullen 12/17/2012 at 11:43AM

The controversial statue, officially called “Triumph of Civic Virtue,” which stirred debate for the last few years, was hoisted from its pedestal on Queens Boulevard just before 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 15 as bystanders looked on — many of whom were saddened by the action. It has been moved to Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 10/17/2012 at 8:00AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High of 61. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Wednesday night: Mostly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 55. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT of the DAY: The Platinum Band The Platinum Band is once again performing on the Resorts World Casino New York [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 9/26/2012 at 7:41AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Partly cloudy in the morning, then mostly cloudy. High of 75. Breezy. Winds from the SSW at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Wednesday night: Mostly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers in the evening, then partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 63. Winds from the WSW at 10 to [...]

Dining and drinking al fresco in Queens
Dining and drinking al fresco in Queens
Dining Queens Courier Staff 9/21/2012 at 4:18PM

BY SWEETINA KAKAR Now that the summer heat is gone, but it’s still nice enough to sit outdoors, it’s a great time to dine or drink al fresco at one of these spots in Queens.  Austin Steak and Ale House 82-70 Austin Street, Kew Gardens, 718-849-3939 The pub-styled restaurant in the Kew Gardens neighborhood allows for a [...]

Community comes out against one way conversion in Kew Gardens
Central Terence M. Cullen 9/21/2012 at 3:19PM

The city wants to go “one way,” but the community wants to go another. The Department of Transportation (DOT) has proposed turning 84th Avenue between Lefferts Boulevard and Myrtle Avenue from a two-way street to a one-way eastbound thoroughfare. Several residents spoke out to Community Board 9 on Tuesday, September 11 against the proposal, saying [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 9/03/2012 at 11:48AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Overcast with a chance of rain. High of 79. Winds from the SE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Monday night: Overcast with a chance of rain, then thunderstorms and rain showers after midnight. Low of 72. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Billy Rennison 8/30/2012 at 6:59AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 86. Northwest wind 8 to 10 mph. Thursday night: Clear, with a low around 72. West wind around 10 mph. EVENT of the DAY: After School Special-Laughing Devil Comedy Club  Join Jesse Jones as he brings his rowdy comic buddies to this weekly show. After School Special is a [...]

Queens man arrested for synagogue crime spree
Queens man arrested for synagogue crime spree
Police Cristabelle Tumola 8/29/2012 at 3:06PM

A Kew Gardens man who stole religious items from three Queens synagogues this summer has been arrested and charged with burglary, grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property, according to District Attorney Richard A. Brown. “We’re very happy he’s been caught,” said Rosalyn Ungar, an administrator at Young Israel of Queens Valley, the third [...]

Man goes from Queens to ‘Project Runway’
Man goes from Queens to ‘Project Runway’
Central Cristabelle Tumola 8/13/2012 at 3:01PM

When Ven Budhu was five years old, he saw the Disney movie “Beauty and the Beast.” It was a life-changing experience. Soon after, he was drawing Belle’s gown, and a lifelong love for women’s evening wear was born. Twenty three years later, he is designing dresses and is a contestant on “Project Runway.” Budhu is [...]