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Port Authority selects Queens restaurant owners to operate new cafeteria at JFK Airport

The Port Authority announced its partnership with J&P Runway Café, a local minority- and women-owned business (MWBE) to operate an on-airport employee cafeteria inside Building 14 at JFK International Airport. J&P Runway Café is a new venture spearheaded by successful Queens restaurateurs Annette Runcie, owner of Pa-Nash Restaurant in Rosedale, and Michael Duncan, owner of […]

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Queens Public Library to reopen eight more branches for to-go service in August

Queens Public Library is moving ahead with its gradual reopening process announcing that eight additional branches across the borough will reopen with limited “to-go” service six days a week starting on Monday, Aug. 10. Central and Flushing libraries remain closed to the public, but open to staff who are processing materials and requests. The additional […]

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Queens Public Library reports ‘no issues’ after reopening some branches with grab-and-go service

BY JASMINE PALMA Nearly two weeks after launching library to-go services, the Queens Public Library says its lent out tens of thousands of items.  Seven library branches — Bayside, Bellerose, East Elmhurst, Kew Gardens, Laurelton, Long Island City and Peninsula — began providing grab-and-go service on Monday, July 13, after having been shut down due […]

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Applications open for several vacant seats on Queens Community Education Councils

BY JASMINE PALMA In anticipation of the coming school year, Acting Queens Borough President Sharon Lee announced Tuesday the start of the application process to fill six vacant positions on several of Queens’ Community Education Councils (CECs). The application is open to New York City residents who either reside, own a business or run a […]

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Young progressive declares victory in southeast Queens Assembly race

A young progressive community organizer has rocked the establishment in southeast Queens. At age 24, Khaleel Anderson declared victory in the Democratic primary to represent New York’s 31st Assembly District, which spans parts of Averne, Far Rockaway, South Ozone Park, South Richmond Hill, Springfield Gardens, Rosedale and Laurelton. Anderson beat his closest opponent in the […]

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