Community input was sought for the $1.8 million renovation.
“This is a shelter,” Richard Williams said, dodging a gooey, red substance spilled across the floor. “This is a shelter,” he said again, louder this time, pointing… Read more “Fathers Find Friendship and Family in Shelter Support Group”
Alexis Garcia, 17, is a high school student at the Civic Leadership Academy, in Corona, Queens. Once every few days, his teachers give him assignments that require… Read more “Helping Queens Students Access Computers and the Internet”
Advocates want to ban smoking in multi-family homes.
Phil Konigsberg was diagnosed with polio on Columbus Day in 1953, when he was eight years old. His doctor told him that he would spend his life… Read more “A Long-time Advocate Pushes for Smoke-Free Housing in Queens”
On an afternoon this September, Dan Acosta sat behind the bar of his recently opened craft brewery, LIC Beer Project, and peered into a microscope. He clicked… Read more “Queens Craft Brewery Taps Into Belgian Roots”
Luke Gasparre’s Astoria neighbors are used to seeing him in a New York Mets jacket. The 91-year-old has been ushering for the team for a record 52… Read more “Astoria World War II Veteran to Receive Legion of Honor”
On a recent Thursday night, Spanish accents from Colombia, Guatemala and Spain filled the air as dancers swept across the stage of the Thalia Spanish Theatre in… Read more “At Sunnyside’s Thalia Theatre, Music and Dance Reach a Diverse Audience”
Ashfaq Gulam starts his day behind the counter of a small convenience store not far from the Flushing subway station. This is the second store he’s worked… Read more “In Flushing, Immigrant Smokers Struggle to Kick the Habit”
When Shauna Page and her boyfriend, Fernando Ruiz first rented the location of what is now the Tortilleria Nixtamal restaurant in 2008, their intention was solely to… Read more “Queens Business Spreads Taste of Mexico Around NYC”