Gold medal Olympian Dalilah Muhammad makes her native Queens and the nation proud
Photo: Fernando Frazão/Wikimedia Commons

Queens-born Dalilah Muhammad dazzled the audience last Thursday in Rio and the rest of the world when she won gold in the women’s 400-meter hurdles. The 26-year-old Jamaica native who was raised in Rochdale won the race in 53.14 seconds, beating the second place Sara Slott Peterson of Denmark and third place winner Ashley Spencer of Indiana. […]

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Douglaston: A unique Queens neighborhood with a small-town, country vibe
Photos courtesy of Peter Greenberg

Within the confines of New York City lies a small town that many a visitor has mistaken for a quaint Long Island township. This assumption is forgivable, because Douglaston provides a hushed and natural atmosphere that is a deviation from the dense and fast-paced cacophony to which many New Yorkers are accustomed. The Origins The […]

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Family, Education & Recreation 2014 winners

 You voted, they won Best Adult Dance First Place In Motion Dance Center of NY Runner Up Landrum School Of Performing Arts   Best Afterschool Program First Place Precious Moments Nursery School & Day Care Runner Up Woodside On The Move   Best Antique Store First Place Lost & Found Antique Runner Up Antique Shop   […]

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Teachers union goes for Grodenchik in City Council race
Photo courtesy of Barry Grodenchik

The union representing New York City’s public school teachers threw their support for Barry Grodenchik in the race for the 23rd City Council District seat previously held by Mark Weprin. During an announcement on Tuesday in front of Bellerose’s P.S. 133, United Federation of Teachers (UFT) President Michael Mulgrew announced the endorsement on the union’s behalf, […]

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Douglaston native killed in Amtrak derailment
Photo courtesy of Cushman & Wakefield

A 47-year-old real estate executive, formerly from Douglaston, has been identified as one of the eight victims of Tuesday night’s Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia. Laura Finamore, a senior account director at Cushman & Wakefield, grew up in Douglaston and graduated from Benjamin Cardozo High School and George Washington University. She was living in Manhattan immediately prior […]

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