New basketball courts at Ocean Bay Apartments

Over the weekend, residents of NYCHA’s Ocean Bay Apartments in Far Rockaway welcomed two brand new basketball courts.

The celebration was capped off with a show by two Harlem Globetrotters, Choo Smith and Broadway Jones, who hosted games and competitions for families.

The basketball courts were a joint venture between MDG Design + Construction and Wavecrest Management.


Jamaica House of the Week 11/3/18

The Jamaica House of the Week is a fully detached two-family home on a quiet street.

The home features a wide private driveway and a great yard, that includes a 2-car garage. There are a total of 4 bedrooms plus a finished basement w/ OSE. Each apartment has a separate entrance and a separate gas boiler.

The house is close to transportation including the Q6, Q7 & Q40 and will be vacant at closing. For a private viewing please call Dave at 718-757-5881.

The property is listed by Coldwell Banker Phillips for $558,000.


Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning Annual Benefit

On Thursday, November 1st, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning will be holding their annual Benefit.

It will be located at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica Avenue, in honor of NYS Senator Leroy Comrie and Miko Branch: Co-Founder and CEO of Miss Jessies LLC.

Grammy Award-winning jazz musician Arturo O’Farrill and Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra will be performing at the event.

To donate or buy tickets for the event please visit:


FREE mammograms offered in Howard Beach

Free mammograms will be offered on Friday, November 2. Don’t miss this important opportunity!

Stop by the New York Community Bank, located at 156-02 Cross Bay Blvd. in Howard Beach, on Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Appointments are required so call 718-738-1111 to make an appointment today!


JFK MWBE Certification Workshop tonight

Tonight, join the Port Authority of NY and NJ for a MWBE certification workshop for the JFK Redevelopment project.

The workshop will be hosted at SUNY Queens Educational Opportunity Center, located at 158-29 Archer Avenue in Jamaica.

To RSVP, email Nantasha Williams and Selvena Brooks-Powers at

RSVP now because space is limited.


Howard Beach House of the Week 10/27/18

This Howard Beach House of the Week is a lovely home on a huge lot.

The home is a unique two-family Cape Cod that’s been renovated from top to bottom. There’s a beautiful sun room extension and a nice backyard. There’s also a finished basement, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and bay windows. Overall, the house has three bedrooms and three bathrooms.

This property is listed by Capri Jet Realty for $799,000.


Senior center looking for Christmas volunteers

The CCNS Woodhaven-Richmond Hill Senior Center and Citywide Meals-on-Wheels are hosting Christmas Dinner on Christmas Day at St. Mary Gate of Heaven R.C. Church at 103-02 101 Ave. in Ozone Park. This year’s special event will include music and dancing.

The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Volunteers are needed to serve the meals and to deliver Meals-on-Wheels to clients.

To volunteer, please call Pat Critelli at 718-847-9200 daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

New gifts are also appreciated for homebound seniors.


Jellybean Benitez to host Halloween party at Resorts World

On Saturday night, head over to Resorts World Casino for their annual Halloween Party, featuring renowned DJ Jellybean Benitez.

He will be bringing some spooky tunes to the crowd, joined by special guest Rockers Revenge.

Guests are encouraged to dress up at RW’s Central Park space. Please note that facemasks are not allowed on the casino floor and must be removed upon request.

Jellybean Benitez, a South Bronx native, is best known for his performances at Studio 54 and other dance clubs in the 80s.

Purchase your tickets for the Halloween Party here.

Doors open at 8 p.m., and the party begins at 9 p.m.!


Department of Health to host flu event in Jamaica

Flu season is back, and with temperatures dropping, it’s more important now to get your flu shot.

On Thursday at 11 a.m., the acting health commissioner, Dr. Oxiris Barbot, will be speaking about the importance of the flu vaccine at Central Library (89-11 Merrick Blvd).

She’ll note how important is especially in the black community, which has low vaccination rates in the city.

Afterward, she will give our own State Senator Leroy Comrie his flu shot.

Come hear from the health commissioner herself on Thursday.


Learn Coding at Queens Central Library

Do you want to learn to code but you just don’t know where to start? The Queens Central Library can help you with that.
Come join the library in an eight-lesson course where they will teach you how to become a programmer using Python. Register now at the Cyber Center by calling 718-990-0769.
The first class will take place on Tuesday, October 23 from 5:30pm – 8:00pm. The Central Library is located at 89-11 Merrick Boulevard in Jamaica.