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Retired Blissville Firefighter Dies From 9/11-Related Cancer

Aug. 20, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez A retired firefighter who spent his career in a Blissville firehouse has died of a 9/11-related illness. Michael T. McDonald, who worked at Ladder Company 128 at 33-51 Greenpoint Ave., died on Aug. 14 of 9/11-related cancer, according to the Uniformed Firefighters Association. His wake and funeral will be… Read more »

See Much Ado About Nothing for Free in LIC, Astoria This Weekend

Aug. 16, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez Free performances of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing will take place in Long Island City and Astoria this weekend. The production will show at Astoria Park’s Great Lawn on Aug. 17 and Aug. 18 at 6:30 p.m., with two more performances to be held indoors and outdoors at the… Read more »

Hunters Point Parks Conservancy to Hold Fundraiser Highlighting Best of Waterfront Parks and Community

August 13, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez The Hunters Point Parks Conservancy will be hosting a fundraising event next month celebrating the people and groups that contribute to the Long Island City waterfront. The event, “Spotlight of the Season,” is the first for the conservancy, and includes a family-friendly night of music, food, dance, and other… Read more »

Play Opening Sunday Explores the Story of Modern Latinos

Aug. 10, 2018 By Tara Law A new play at Long Island City’s Secret Theater will explore Hispanic folklore and identity in the context of Trump’s America. The play “Eight Tales of Pedro” opens this Sunday and runs until Aug. 29 at the theater at 44-02 23rd St. The plot focuses on a pair of… Read more »

Wake Forest Assistant Basketball Coach Charged for Punch That Killed Florida Man

Aug. 10, 2018 By Tara Law An assistant coach for Wake Forest University’s men’s basketball team has been arrested and charged with assault for punching a Florida man in Long Island City early Sunday. The victim later died. Police say that Kernerville, North Carolina resident Jamill Jones, 35, punched Sandor Szabo, 35, of Boca Raton,… Read more »

Neighborhood to Celebrate 22nd Annual Community Unity Fair Friday

Aug. 9, 2018 By Tara Law The community will gather in Hunters Point tomorrow for the 22nd annual Community Unity Street Fair.  The fair, which will last from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 49th Street and Vernon Boulevard, will feature free food from neighborhood restaurants, a football demonstration by a former NFL player and… Read more »

Florida Man Punched in Long Island City Dies

Aug. 8, 2018 By Tara Law The 35-year-old Florida resident who was critically injured after being punched in Long Island CIty Sunday has died. Boca Raton resident Sandor Szabo, 35, died at 2:52 p.m. yesterday at Cornell Hospital, police say. Szabo was in New York for his step sister’s wedding, according to the New York… Read more »