Thursday Sep 11
Army Navy Store Will Close After More Than 30 Years in Jackson Heights
An army navy store that's been in the neighborhood for more than three decades will shut down barring a "miracle" after lease renewal negotiations with the building's owner broke down, according to the store manager. Brown's Army Navy Store , on 74th Street and 37th Road, is offering a 10 percent sale on all of its wares until it closes at the end of the month.
Thursday Sep 11
Red Bluff Daily News
Jackson Heights students explore, camp in Lassen Park
Fourteen fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders from Jackson Heights Elementary School spent four days in July camping and exploring Lassen Volcanic National Park. The students worked hard to complete the requirements to become Junior Rangers, including hiking to Bumpass Hell and Mill Creek Falls and completing several other activities with the help of Rangers Kathy Carlise and Michael Stolzle.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Police Seek Man In Groping Attack On Girl, 15, In Queens Elevator
Police have released a photo of a man who they said groped a 15-year-old girl inside the elevator of her Queens apartment building. The incident occurred around 9:20 p.m. on Aug. 13 in a building near the corner of 70th Street and Northern Boulevard in Jackson Heights.
Sun Sep 07, 2014
Wall Street Journal
A Thai Restaurant That Distinguishes Itself
Kitchen 79 is on 79th Street in Jackson Heights, Queens, a neighborhood known for its ethnic diversity. And the restaurant fits right in: The cuisine is Thai.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
Officials urge all 9/11 workers to register with state board in case of future illness
The Manhattan and Jackson Heights Democrats endured sweltering heat Friday along with advocates and union members gathered on the steps of City Hall to urge anyone who helped in the rescue, recovery and cleanup of the World Trade Center to register by Sept. 11 -- next Thursday -- with the New York... The Manhattan and Jackson Heights Democrats endured sweltering heat Friday along with advocates and union members gathered on the steps of City Hall to urge anyone who helped in the rescue, recovery and cleanup of the World Trade Center to register by Sept.
NYC: One City, By Bike: Getting It Done, or Why the Bikelash Is Behind Us
This is the final piece in a five-part series by former NYC DOT policy director Jon Orcutt about the de Blasio administration's opportunities to expand and improve cycling in New York. Read part one , part two , part three , and part four .
Thu Sep 04, 2014
Students Head Back to School as Mayor Launches Pre-K Expansion
New York City students streamed back to school Thursday morning, brimming with jitters and excitement - and with many more 4-year-olds in the mix. Thursday marked the launch of Mayor Bill de Blasio 's expanded pre-K program, which aims to bring 53,000 kids into full-day preschool seats this fall.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
to the Bone, Juarez and More Set for 2014 Theater:Village Festival, Running Now thru 10/5
The OBIE Award-winning Theater:Village festival, which is presented by Axis Theatre, Cherry Lane Theatre , New Ohio Theatre, and Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, returns for its second year, today, September 4 - October 5. Following last year's The Hill Town Plays, which presented five works by the playwright Lucy Thurber , this year's festival, titled E Pluribus, will feature four new plays celebrating the diversity of America, including: The world premiere of Randy Sharp 's Solitary Light, a musical about the turmoil surrounding the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, presented by Axis Theatre. Cherry Lane Theatre presents TO THE BONE, a new play by Lisa Ramirez about female immigrant poultry plant workers.
Why gentrification equals more brown faces in Brooklyn
The surefire way you know a neighborhood is gentrifying is when more brown faces move in.
One City, By Bike: Bill de Blasio's Bike Network
This is part three of a five-part series by former NYC DOT policy director Jon Orcutt about the de Blasio administration's opportunities to expand and improve cycling in New York.
Mon Sep 01, 2014
New York Daily News
Queens' growing literary scene begins to blossom
Author Matthew Thomas grew up in Jackson Heights, and decided to set much of his first novel "We Are Not Ourselves," in the neighborhood.
Sat Aug 30, 2014
Pre-Kindergarten 3 Year Olds Teacher's Aide - St. Joan of ...
KINDERGARTEN 3 YEAR OLDS TEACHER'S AIDE Education: Elementary, PT Employee St. Joan of Arc Catholic School PRE-KINDERGARTEN 3 YEAR OLDS TEACHER'S AID NEEDED FOR QUEENS NEW YORK CONSERVATIVE CATHOLIC SCHOOL Per diem position, 7:30a.m. to 3:30p.m., beginning first week of September to end of June.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Share Your Life Story at Jackson Heights Writing Workshop
A local writer and professor is taking applications for a weekly workshop that focuses on telling the unique stories of Queens residents.
New York Daily News
Luxury living takes off in Jackson Heights
The new luxury building at 40-07 73rd St. near Roosevelt Ave. has brought the type of apartments people normally associate with Long Island City and Astoria to the Jackson Heights area.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Mela Helps Build Sense of Community in Jackson Heights
More than 1,500 people came to get a taste of South Asia at the 3rd Chatpati Mela Aug. 16 in Jackson Heights, Queens, N.Y. Organized by Chhaya Community Development Corporation, the mela offered a little bit of everything from dance and song, art and fashion, to the rich cuisine of the region - all in one of the rare open spaces - Play Street - at ... (more)
Mon Aug 25, 2014
New York Daily News
August 25: Horses, Hamas and heroes
Brooklyn: All the carriage-horse owners and drivers I have had the privilege to interact with love and care for their horses.
Sat Aug 23, 2014
The Rise of a Rinpoche
Phakyab Rinpoche, a high-ranking Tibetan lama living in Jackson Heights, Queens, tucks his feet under him on the carpet of his living room-turned-temple and recounts how it all began.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
The Weekly Standard
No Mo' Cuomo?
Queens, N.Y. Peter Tu is thrilled about meeting with Rob Astorino, the Republican candidate for governor of New York.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
Jamaica Bodegas to Promote Fruit and Water Instead of Candy and Soda
Eighteen delis, groceries and restaurants in Jamaica and St. Albans are taking part in a new initiative to promote more nutritious options in the neighborhoods, which have very few healthy food stores and struggle with obesity and diabetes, organizers said.
City Council may force Rikers Island to track solitary confinement
Solitary confinement in the city's jails would be tracked in 42 categories under legislation being voted on Thursday at the City Council, so policymakers can decide "whether changes to the system are needed," says the lawmaker who oversees municipal incarceration.