Consider the Hart Playground in Woodside: The echo of children at play. The rhythmic creaking of swings going back and forth, and kids trying to time their jumps from the swings to the rhythm. The playground equipment, faded and well worn, from the years of endless use. The playground, at 37th Avenue and 65th Street, […]
Just before 11 am each Sunday, a group of young men and women gather at Corona Plaza under the peeling paint of the 7 train line. There, they take up trash bags, gloves and shovels and hit busy Roosevelt Avenue, decluttering tree beds and discarded plastic on the sidewalks. Calling themselves the Coalition to Defend […]
The Filipino community in Queens must get busy helping would-be recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to register, and they must spread the word about immigrant rights—going door to door if they have to. This was among the advice Filipino action groups gave during a town hall meeting last Sunday afternoon […]
It’s Saturday morning and Jorge Cabanillas, 26, is speaking to a circle of community organizers in a park square off 82nd Street and Baxter Avenue that intersects the Jackson Heights-Corona-Elmhurst neighborhoods. Amid the sounds of the nearby 7 train, ambulance cars en route to Elmhurst Hospital, and warm salutations in Spanish by passersby, Cabanillas is […]
On the day of the World trade Center attacks, fireman Jimmy Lanza rushed downtown with his East Harlem company to assist with rescue efforts. He helped 16 survivors out of the ruins. They were all found in a stairwell, which later became known as the “miracle stairwell.” He survived that day, and worked for months […]
A beautiful building is preserved, but the cost may be high
Modern artists take a page from the year 1392
With the start of baseball season in New York City, both Mets and Yankees fans are excited and optimistic about their teams this year.
Local business owners are not celebrating the community’s newly installed LinkNYC stations, though residents seem delighted with them.
Why do “foodies” flock to this tiny basement in Flushing?
Tibetans in New York hold classes to keep their mother tongue alive
South Ozone Park is facing big changes, including the expansion of Resorts World. Local reaction is mixed
Immigrants are troubled by events in their home country, which remind them of its turbulent past.
Parks department holds round-table discussion with community regarding new park designs