People Of Southeast Queens: May 19-25, 2017

The University of Albany recently presented its President’s Award for Leadership to several Queens students, including Hollis’ Aritra Saha, St. Albans’ Simone Rowe, Middle Village’s Daniella San Andres, Ozone Park’s Stephany Ruiz and Michael Khan, Whitestone’s Antonio Iacobelli and Flushing’s Radha Urribarri. Recipients demonstrate a variety of accomplishments, such as extraordinary leadership, service, academic achievement and involvement within the school’s community.

The New York Army National Guard has promoted several of its members from Queens, including Queens Village’s Edwin Ponce (promoted to captain and assigned to the Headquarters, 106th Regiment), Rosedale’s Lauren Henderson (promoted to specialist and assigned to the 133rd Quartermaster Support Company), St. Albans’ Nashekia Parkins (promoted to specialist and assigned to the 14th Finance Detachment), Jamaica’s Justin Gillis (promoted to private first class and assigned to Company A, 1-69th Infantry) and Dhervi Kapoor (promoted to private first class and assigned to Company E, 3-142nd Aviation), Long Island City’s Edson Olivaresjurado (promoted to rank of private and assigned to 719 Transportation Company), Elmhurst’s Tenzin Lekden (promoted to private first class and assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1-258th Field Artillery), Middle Village’s Eddie Quileskacki (promoted to private first class and assigned to 222nd Chemical Company), Woodside’s Junior Yupamorales (promoted to private first class and assigned to Company B, 1-69th Infantry), Woodhaven’s Karina Tavarez (promoted to specialist and assigned to 14th Finance Detachment), Fresh Meadows’ Dairo Patino (promoted to specialist and assigned to 222nd Chemical Company), College Point’s Daniel Diaz (promoted to specialist and assigned to Company B, 101st Signal Battalion) and Flushing’s Rikkijan Canastillo (promoted to private and assigned to Company B, 1-69th Infantry) and Yuqing Cui (promoted to private and assigned to 222nd Chemical Company).

Throwback Thursdays – Engine 161, Long Island City

Photo courtesy of GREATER ASTORIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Engine 161, located at 38-06 28th St. (now a private residence), was organized at Engine #3 of the Long Island City Fire Department in 1894. In 1913, it was renumbered Engine #261 and is located at 37-20 29th St. in Long Island City.

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