Marking World’s Fair History

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Flushing Meadows-Corona Park has two major anniversaries coming up — and the people of Queens are ready to celebrate.

Seventy-five years ago,  then again 25 years later, famed leaders like Robert Moses and Fiorello LaGuardia were preparing that land in Queens to showcase the progress of tomorrow.


Head Start Falls Behind

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Five classrooms at a Head Start center in Woodside are filled with young children learning to read, write and count.

In one classroom, students sing in English, Spanish and Bengali and dance to “La Bamba.”

The coming months could see fewer low-income families in the area receive childcare and early childhood education services because of federal budget reductions. Many of the families include immigrants from Latin America and South Asia.

The cuts are part of sweeping federal budget reductions known as the sequester.


New Art Rises From Fire’s Ashes

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Artist Sally Novak’s latest piece, titled “Benevolence,” features a linen curtain mounted over a red, yellow and orange acrylic painting of a fire.

“It’s just something that I had to get out,” Ms. Novak said.


Forgotten Hoop Greats Honored

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

When the Barclays Center drew 17,732 fans for the Brooklyn Nets’ home opener in November, everyone in attendance thought they were celebrating the birth of the first pro basketball team in borough history. But historian Claude Johnson wants everyone to know that the Smart Set Athletic Club, also known as the one of the “Black Fives,” deserves that title.

“These were the negro leagues of basketball that did for their sport what Jackie Robinson did for baseball,” said Mr. Johnson, founder of the Black Fives Foundation.


Cadets Lead March to College

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Food for Thought in Bushwick

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Brooklyn Artists GO Public

Saturday, September 15th, 2012

Artist Reflects Beauty of the Bronx

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

NYCity Snapshot: OWS Eviction

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011