December 13, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Civic Virtue:

A Reflection

This past August 22, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, former QBP Claire Shulman and other city officials held a dedication ceremony outside Borough Hall, near the crossing of Queens Boulevard and Union Turnpike.  The event inaugurated the More...

It’s In Queens! (Dec. 14 to Dec. 20)

Santa is lucky he doesn’t have to check this list twice…it goes on forever! Options abound in Queens this week with concerts, theater, dance, and performance art. More...

View Building Plans On City Website

Queens civics and property owners can click on a city website to access plans for new developments in their communities – before the first shovel breaks ground on the projects.  Developers are now required to post drawings of each new devel More...

Hunt Suspect In Theft From Astoria Worker

Police are searching for a man wanted in connection with the theft of cash from an employee at an Astoria pharmacy.Cops said the suspect entered the American Specialty Pharmacy at 26-20 Hoyt Avenue at about 4:30 p.m. More...

On the Road in Greece: The Haunting Dimitrios Shipwreck

Memories of sandy beaches are pleasant during the winter. I have never seen unsubmerged ship wrecks. We were traveling along a south road to Western Monemvasia of the Peloponnese recently. More...

Strand Smokehouse Presents Lil Sammy And The Funked Up Daddys

Lil Sammy And The Funked Up Daddys will be coming to the Strand Smokehouse, 25-27 Broadway in Astoria, 8 p.m to 10 p.m. on Wednesday December 13.    More...

Donate A Coat At Queens Library

This holiday season, Queens Library is participating in the New York Cares Coat Drive.Queens residents can visit 46 community library locations to donate new and gently used winter coats that will be distributed to men, women, and children in need.&n More...

$52.4 Million Addition to P.S. 144 The Colonel Jeromus Remsen School

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, the School Construction Authority (SCA) Director Lorraine Grillo, Principal Reva Gluck Schneider, elected officials, and representatives of the city Department of Education, Urbahn Architects, and general contra More...

Restaurant of the Week

Pizza Classica

Coming to Pizza Classica is like coming home to your favorite aunt, where home-cooked, Italian meals are made with love. More...

Editorials

Happy Chanukah!

This year Chanukah bookends two issues of the Gazette, as the holiday started last night, and continues until our next issue comes out, on December 20.  We want to wish everyone a bright and happy Festival of Lights, a very important observance More...

Letters to the Editor

Toy Scalpers A copy of this letter was received at theoffices of the Queens Gazette.December 3, 2017Dear Mr. Rhodes and Mr. Shay (RetailIndustry Leaders): More...

CB 2 Closes Out 2017

The last Community Board 2 meeting of the year, held as usual at Sunnyside Community Services, got only so far with an unenclosed sidewalk café application but heard some interesting things from departing City Councilwoman Liz Crowley; informative st More...

Nieves To Be Laid To Rest

Nieves, late husband of Norma Nieves of CB 1 Viewing at Quinn Funeral Home; Thursday & Friday, 2 pm -5 pm and 7 pm to 9 pm.          More...

Queens Chamber Holds Annual Buildings Award Gala

When opening the Queens Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Building Awards Gala last week, Tom Grech, QCC’s president and CEO, said that it might be the biggest one yet.  There were several awards for buildings and one for the Gala Honoree.  The More...

Internet in Bloom for The Layperson

Associates of mine have stated that regardless of the damage a US President does America always survives it.  This may be true however, after December 14th when the new FCC Chair, Ajit Pai, eliminates Net Neutrality, you may think otherwise.&nbs More...

Test Your Knowledge Of These Holiday Fun Facts

The Gazette has gathered these little known facts and trivia for readers who want to test their knowledge of the holiday season.  We hope you take a few moments to spice up the season by testing the skills of friends and family. More...

Guilty Plea In Tortoise Snatch

A 37-year-old East Elmhurst man pleaded guilty on December 7, to criminally possessing a 17-year-old treasured tortoise named, Millennium, that went missing from his habitat at the Alley Pond Environmental Center on July 16.Millennium was found in Co More...

On The Road In Italy: A Travel Adventure In Venice

“Be Prepared to Walk”. More...

Community Board 6 Toy Drive

Council Member Karen Koslowitz, Assembly Member Andrew Hevesi and Community Board 6 are sponsoring a Toy Drive benefiting the Interdisciplinary Center for Child Development (ICCD). More...

King Pigeon Rescued In Astoria

If you, or anyone you know lost a pet king pigeon, read on:    More...

Political Page

I On Politics

GOP GUN BILL ‘UNDERMINES SENSIBLE STATE GUN-SAFETY LAWS’: House Democratic Caucus Chair Joe Crowley (D-NY) issued the following statement after the House approved a Republican bill that would force a universal concealed carry law on Ameri More...

Health Care

Sunday Housecall with Dr. David Samadi - December 10th 2017

Today, on Sunday Housecall, Dr. David Samadi sits down with Dr. Sean McCance, Co-Director, Spine Surgery, Mount Sinai Hospital and talk on the subject of back pain, lower back, neck pain, medical and surgical treatment options.   More...

Features

Urge Shutdown Of Adult Nightclub Show Palace

Following the arrest of five people at the location in a prostitution raid, NYS Senator Michael Gianaris (at podium) and community leaders called for the shutdown of adult nightclub, the Show Palace More...

Urban Upbound Gathers Community To Counter Violence

Urban Upbound and Bishop Mitchell Taylor, city officials, resident association presidents, religious leaders, partners and residents gathered together on Wednesday, December 6, in front of Ravenswood houses to say, “Murder No More! More...

First Hydroponic Science Lab Opens In District 30

As part of NYC Council Member Costa Constantinides’ initiative to invest in science learning spaces, he and school officials celebrated on December 8 the opening of the first hydroponic science lab in the district. More...

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