November 15, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

NYPD Long Guns At Yankee, Met Games - Next Edition!

Specially trained NYPD officers armed with high-powered rifles will be a familiar site next summer at Yankee Stadium and Citi Field, according to police officials.More than a dozen officers from local precincts will patrol the two stadiums during all More...

OK Amber Alert’ System For Hit-Runs - Next Edition!

The City Council last week passed a bill that will create an Amber Alert type system that would help law enforcement capture hit-run drivers.  The legislation requires the city to send out an alert whenever a hit-run driver kills or serious More...

Cops Launch Zero Tolerance Holiday Driving Crackdown - Next Edition!

NYPD officials have issued a reminder to motorists who party too hard and get behind the wheel drunk over the holidays.Police officials announced a “Zero Tolerance” crackdown on drunk drivers from Thanksgiving week through New Years Day, including a More...

So You Want To Cut Your Own Christmas Tree - Next Edition!

 By LIZ GOFFWhether your family has a tradition of cutting your own Christmas tree or you have decided to brave the cold to start a new tradition, choosing and cutting your own evergreen can be a fun experience. More...

Governor Cuomo & Mayor De Blasio Team Up for Halloween Parade - Next Edition!

It was very evident to most New Yorkers that the relationship between New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has been cool if anything. But something changed that, if only for one day. More...

Senator Stavisky Kicks off Holiday Season With Flushing BID - Next Edition!

To kick-off the start of the holiday season, NYS Senator Toby Ann Stavisky joined NYC Council Member Peter Koo, business owners and community members for the annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony, sponsored by the Flushing Business Improvement District. More...

Forest Hills Chamber To Celebrate Winter - Next Edition!

The Forest Hills Chamber of Commerce is holding the third annual Celebrate Winter festival on 71st Road, between Austin Street and Queens Blvd. More...

Ridgewood YMCA Hosts Annual Taste of Ridgewood - Next Edition!

The Ridgewood YMCA is hosting its annual Taste of Ridgewood event on November 30th. Local restaurants bring a sampling of their menus for attendees to taste while enjoying live music and supporting the Ridgewood YMCA’s annual campaign. More...

De Blasio Announces Longest Select Bus Service Route Along Woodhaven, Cross Bay Blvds.

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on November 13 that the New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT), together with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), has this week launched the operation of Select Bus Service (SBS) along Woodhav More...

Record-Breaking Blood Donation At St. Anastasia

St. Anastasia Knights of Columbus Council 5911 presented a blood drive Silver Award plaque from the New York Blood Center to St. Anastasia parish in Douglaston on November 7 in Father Smith Hall at St. Anastasia parish. The St. More...

Addabbo Sponsors Take A Vet To School

NYS Senator Joe Addabbo sponsored the Take A Vet To School Day event at PS 47 in Broad Channel. The Veterans Day event was hosted by Spectrum Cable and the History Channel and welcomed local veterans to the school.   More...

Chamber Welcomes Completion of Main Street Reconstruction

The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce issued a statement on November 9 welcoming the completion of the long-delayed reconstruction and sidewalk widening of Main Street in Flushing.“We are pleased that our sidewalks have finally been widened and we More...

Child Bicycle Sex-Offender Busted

Police last week arrested a bicycle-riding pervert who lowered his pants and exposed himself to a 12-year-old girl in Ridgewood on October 2.Ops said the pervert pedaled up to the girl near Seneca Avenue and Stephen Street in Ridgewood at about 4 p.m More...

Shop Safe, Shop Local & Beware Identity Thieves On Black Friday

Merchants along Astoria’s commercial strips are hoping to hear bells on “Black Friday,” the day after Thanksgiving. More...

Hunt Armed Jackson Heights Bank Bandit

Police are searching for a man who held up a Jackson Heights bank at knifepoint on November 6.Cops said the man walked into a Sterling National Bank branch at 72-33 Broadway at about 4:15 p.m. More...

State Police Launch Holiday Driving Crackdown

Buckle up, or pay up, or go to jail. More...

Massive Hotel Planned For 11th Street

The owner of two lots located at 38-22/38-26 11th Street in Long Island City has filed plans to develop a hotel a the site.The two properties feature a combined 48,640-square-feet of commercial space for the hotel – 85 rooms that feature direct acces More...

Community Board 1 Holds November Cabinet Meeting

News of the arts looked dominant on the agenda of November’s Community Board 1 cabinet meeting, but if reports on street repairs and water pipe installations couldn’t be found in the formal list they still got coverage.  There was a report from More...

Restaurant of the Week

Martha’s Country Bakery

It’s that time of year again…the holiday season is upon us, even if the temperature outside says otherwise. More...

Seniors

SAVVY SENIOR:

Social Security Options for Divorced Spouses

Dear Savvy Senior,  As a divorced woman, am I entitled to my ex-husband’s Social Security benefits? More...

Health Care

Sunday Housecall Hosted by Dr. Samadi– November 11th 2017

Dr. Samadi is a board-certified urologic oncologist trained in open and traditional and laparoscopic surgery and is an expert in robotic prostate surgery. He is chairman of urology, chief of robotic surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital. More...

Features

Risi Inducted As Judge Of NYS Court Of Claims

On Thursday, November 9, long-time community activist and respected lawyer, Joseph Risi, was inducted as Judge of the Court of Claims of the State of New York. More...

Having Trouble Saving? Find the Right Strategy For You

Saving money is hard. More...

Officer Moore’s Killer Found Guilty

Dozens of police officers, most from the 105th Precinct in Queens Village, packed a Kew Gardens courtroom on November 9, where Demetrius Blackwell was found guilty of first-degree murder in the cold-blooded killing of decorated Queens Police Officer More...

It’s In Queens! (Nov. 23 to Nov. 29) - Next Edition!

Queens is the perfect place to recover from a turkey overdose and prepare for more holiday fun with everything from special family programs to A Christmas Carol. More...

Oh, Christmas Tree! Tall Tales And Making Choices - Next Edition!

Did you know it takes 15 years for saplings to grow into traditional Christmas trees? Each acre of land used to grow the Christmas symbols provides the daily oxygen requirement for 18 people! More...

Rep. Maloney on Fed Chair Yellen’s Resignation - Next Edition!

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Mayor De Blasio and Police Commissioner Help Name Police Academy Library - Next Edition!

On a chilly Monday morning ( November 20, 2017) very much like the ones patrolman Benjamin Ward felt when he was a beat cop in New York City, Mayor de Blasio and NYPD Police Commissioner James O’Neil joined hundreds of NYPD members, current and forme More...

Propose 8-Story Mixed-Use Building For Sunnyside - Next Edition!

The owner of a 9,000-square-foot parcel on Queens Boulevard and 39th Place in Sunnyside has filed plans to develop an eight-story, mixed-use building at the site.Plans call for development of an 88-fot building at 43-46 39th Place, featuring 48 resid More...

Queens College Business Breakfast Forum - Next Edition!

Does the ACA Have a Future? More...

Pheffer Amato Donates Turkeys For Thanksgiving - Next Edition!

Assembly Member Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-South Queens) dispersed over 45 turkeys graciously donated by Stop & Shop Arverne to multiple community groups and organizations for those in need. More...

Koo Announces Purchase Of Snow Removal Vehicle - Next Edition!

Council Member Peter Koo joined with the Parks Department and the Kissena Corridor Park Conservancy to announce the purchase of a new Bobcat Toolcat as a permanent tool to plow and maintain the perimeter sidewalks and pathways of Kissena Park and Kis More...

Council Member Crowley On 30th District Results - Next Edition!

After the Board of Elections performed a final tally in the race for the 30th City Council District contest, Bob Holden was found to indeed be the winner, by 137 votes, slightly more than his 133-vote lead counted on election night.Council Member Eli More...

Traffic Fatality In Forest Hills - Next Edition!

On Saturday, November 18, at approximately 6:35 p.m. police responded to a 911 call of a motor vehicle collision at the intersection of Queens Boulevard and 71st Avenue, within the confines of the 112 Precinct. More...

Greater Jamaica Development Corporation Meeting

The Greater Jamaica Development Corporation (GJDC) held their 2017 membership meeting at the Harvest Room in downtown Jamaica on November 8. More...

Queens Student Awarded An Eleftheria Scholarship

Jacqueline Christopher Waldman, a Queens high school student at the Baccalaureate School for Global Education in Astoria, was selected by the Mid-Atlantic Greek American Foundation to receive the Eleftheria Scholarship. More...

Students Write Cards For Veterans At PS 88

The students of PS 88 in Ridgewood presented NYS Senator Joe Addabbo with Veterans Day cards as part of their ceremony honoring veterans. More...

Chill Wind Greets Families At Flt. 587 Memorial

Family and friends of the victims of American Airlines Flight 587 bundled up against a morning chill on November 12, to remember those who perished 16 years ago in the second-worst air disaster in U.S. More...

The Late Dimitra Kustas: A Woman Who Saved Families

“When President Kennedy sent his historic message to Congress calling for a complete revision of the immigration law, he decided it was also time to revise the book (A Nation Of Immigrants) for use as a weapon of enlightenment in the coming legislati More...

Cops Hunt Cricket Bash Bandits

Police are searching for two suspects who beat a 55-year-old Woodside man with a cricket bat during a brazen midday robbery on November 10.Cops said the victim was sitting in his car on 37th Avenue near 61st Street in Woodside at about 2:30 p.m. More...

Seasonal Jobs Still Available

‘Tis the season for Queens job hunters to cash-in on holiday job opportunities that were not snatched up by early job seekers.Wages paid to temporary holiday workers vary with each employer, retail analysts say. More...

Travel Tips For Happy Thanksgiving Getaways

Travel experts at the American Automobile Association (AAA) predict an estimated 100 million Americans will take to the road, rails or skies in their annual visit with family and friends this Thanksgiving holiday.Holiday travel can provide a number o More...

It’s In Queens! (Nov. 16 to Nov. 22)

Debbie Boone, the Dumpling Queen, and Frida Kahlo’s soul mate are among the big names in the borough this week. More...

Mount Sinai Brings Lifesaving Stroke Tech To Queens

Cerebrovascular stroke experts from the Mount Sinai Health System performed a thrombectomy procedure at Mount Sinai Queens on Friday, October 20, to save the life and functioning of a 92-year-old Queens resident who was suffering a major stroke as a More...

Political Page

I On Politics

HOUSE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS CHAIR JOE CROWLEY (D-NY) ISSUED STATEMENTS ON THE FOLLOWING: More...

DA Honors Veterans In His Office

In celebration of Veterans Day, District Attorney Richard A. More...

Election Results 2017

There were no major surprises in the 2017 general election in New York City – the biggest is the historically low turnout, even lower than the primaries in September. More...

Editorials

What’s Good For Banks Is Good For Queens

This issue of the Gazette highlights the banks of our communities. Banking has come a long way since the Gazette began 35 years ago. More...

Letters to the Editor

Dangerous Bike Lane More...

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