In The Spotlight
“I’m an artist because I design smiles on the faces of human beings,” Ms. Colombia said in a 2010 documentary. The entertainer known for dyeing his beard, wearing flashy dresses and often seen with his colorful dog and parrot in tow, designed smiles on the faces of thousands upon thousands of people in his 64 years of life. But last week, those smiles turned to sadness after it was reported that the beloved larger-than-life character’s life had come to an end.
Whether in any parade in the
Something very special is taking place on Healy Avenue in Far Rockaway. Each week at AHRC New York City’s Far Rockaway Center, adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and autism are receiving support to live self-determined, meaningful, full lives. The facility has been serving the community for more than 20 years, but on Friday, October 5, the Center opened its doors to everyone to bring awareness to an issue that could affect anyone—breast cancer. In honor of Breast Cancer
Rockaway made it through a unique summer season with beach closures in some of the most popular areas, due to erosion, however the spontaneous decision at the start of the season threw visitors, residents and local business owners for a loop. With seven months until the start of the next beach season, many are hoping that a plan is put in effect to prevent another summer of beach closures. So in true Rockaway fashion, several residents took to City Hall for a rally to let Mayor Bill de Blasio
In a bustling city of sleepless bright lights, it’s hard to imagine anything outshining the glow of New York City. Blazing like a beacon, the light our city emanates may make it seem like our skies are starless; but a group of star enthusiasts know better. Seeking out dark pockets of the city, the Amateur Astronomy Association (AAA) has been setting up telescopes and pointing them towards the skies since 1927.
“We are all over in NYC. None of the five boroughs are immune to our presence,”