December 12, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Holiday Lights Up On Austin Street And Metropolitan Avenue

Council Member Karen Koslowitz, the Forest Hills Chamber of Commerce, and Madison House Presents joined together on Monday, December 4 to celebrate the holiday lights recently put up  in the Forest Hills business district on Austin Street and Me More...

Queens County Bar Association’s Holiday Party

 The Queens County Bar Association held its annual holiday party on Thursday, December 6, co-sponsored with other Queens bar associations. More...

Sunnyside Chamber Of Commerce’s Annual Holiday Lighting

Assembly Member Catherine Nolan joined the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce, community leaders and residents at the annual holiday lighting at Sabba Park. More...

Jamaica Christmas Celebration

The annual Holidays on the Avenue was held in downtown Jamaica, on Saturday, December 8, and included children’s holiday-themed workshops and a visit from Santa Claus at Grace Episcopal Church. More...

It’s In Queens! (Dec. 13 to Dec. 19)

A ritual is a repeated sequence of activities. “Ritual” is also the key word in Queens this week, as many holiday troupes and shows return. More...

Ridgewood Dems Hold Annual Holiday Party

On Friday, December 7, the Ridgewood Democratic Club (RDC) held its Annual Holiday Party. More...

Vaughn College’s Robotics Team Earns First Place At Int’l Vex U Competition

The Vaughn College Robotics Team competed among seven international teams – all from Mexico – in the VEX U Competition in Cancún on Friday, November 23. Vaughn was the only US team that competed. More...

Celebrating Fearless Girl Statue’s Permanent New Home

Congress Member Carolyn Maloney joined city officials and leaders of State Street Global Advisors to celebrate the permanent relocation of the Fearless Girl statue and to call for increased gender diversity on corporate boards: “The Fearless Girl say More...

Astoria Park Alliance To Honor Constantinides At Holiday Fundraiser

On Thursday, December 13, Astoria Park Alliance will host its annual Holiday Fundraising Social from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm at The Freckled Moose (33-17 31st Avenue). More...

Trinity Lutheran Church Lights First Advent Candle

The lighting of the First Advent Candle was held on December 2 at Trinity Lutheran Church, ushering in the Holiday Season.      More...

Annual Judiciary Night In Queens

At the Queens County Women’s Bar Association’s (QCWBA) Annual Judiciary Night on November 27, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz thanked all QCWBA members for their commitment to the delivery of justice in Queens, including QCWBA President Adrienn More...

Spreading Christmas Cheer

Every year, Christmas carolers sing to the patients and staff of Mt. More...

Restaurant of the Week

Trattoria Ora

Whether you walk, drive, take the “N” or Uber, just be sure to go to Trattoria Ora, the hot, new restaurant and wine bar on the corner of Astoria Blvd. and 18th Street. Go now, which is what “ora” means in Italian. More...

Book Review

Astoria Bookshop’s Best Of The Year In Children’s Books

Since the holidays are coming up, Astoria Bookshop is collecting their favorite reads of the year to help satiate even the most ravenous young reader. More...

Features

Christmas Dinner Of AHEPAN Family Celebration At St. Paul’s Church Hempstead

A filled Hellenic Room was the site of the successful Christmas dinner of the AHEPA Family on Sunday afternoon, December 9th at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of St. Paul on 110 Cathedral Ave, Hempstead, NY. More...

Queens County Bar Association’s Holiday Party

The Queens County Bar Association held its annual holiday party on Thursday, December 6, co-sponsored with other Queens bar associations. More...

FreshDirect Site Sells For $75M

Mega-developer Andrew Chung’s Innovo Property Group is purchasing the old FreshDirect warehouse in Long Island City for approximately $75 million, according to information on The Real Deal website.  More...

Warm-hearted Visit From Santa On Steinway Street

There was a line on Steinway Street full of “Tiny tots with their eyes all a-glow” as Santa pulled his sleigh up to Sol Dance Center on Sunday, December 9. More...

Queens Chamber of Commerce Holds Annual Buildings Award Dinner

Late fall each year is usually the time for the Annual Buildings Awards Dinner, put on by the Queens Chamber of Commerce.  In recent years it has been held at Terrace on the Park, as it was last week.  It was opened with President and Chief More...

Hotel Yotel Coming To LIC

 Officials at the trend setting Yotel hotel chain said last week that construction is underway for a 178-room hotel in Long Island City.  The 11-story hotel at 38-75 11th Street will span more than 57,000-square-feet and will feature c More...

Choosing Your Best, Perfect Christmas Tree

Did you know that each acre of land used to grow the Christmas trees provides the daily oxygen requirement for 18 people? That’s one more reason to love the spicy, shimmering symbols of the holiday season. More...

Christmas Fun Facts

Have you ever wondered how large the largest Christmas ornament was? Or what will happen if you sit under a Christmas tree on Christmas Eve?  The following is a compilation of Christmas “Did You Know?” holiday fun facts”   More...

The 2018-19 Hofstra Men's Basketball Season

The 10/28 Newsday headlines blared away: “HOFSTRA TARGETS NCAA: WRIGHT-FOREMAN KEY TO MAKING MARCH MADNESS.” I disagree. More...

Queens County Bar Association’s Holiday Party

The Queens County Bar Association held its annual holiday party on Thursday, December 6, co-sponsored with other Queens bar associations. More...

Christ The King Community Kicks Off Christmas Season With Tree Lighting Ceremony

The Christ the King High School community kicked off the 2018 Christmas season at their annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on December 3. More than 300 people from within the community joined in the festivities. More...

New Report Asserts Amazon Tax Breaks Could Cost Public Education

Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer highlighted on December 10 a new report by Good Jobs First, a DC-based watchdog group, on economic development incentives, that sheds light on how tax breaks for corporations—like the nearly $3 billion in tax cuts and More...

Mount Sinai Opens New State-of-the Art Express Care Center

On December 10, Mount Sinai Health System opened a new, full-service center called Mount Sinai Express Care that offers immediate care for minor injuries and illnesses. More...

Maspeth Tree Lighting Celebration

The Maspeth Chamber of Commerce presented its annual Tree Lighting ceremony on Friday, December 7, at the Maspeth Memorial Square (69th Street and Grand Avenue). More...

Kaufman Astoria Studios VP Is QEDC’s New Board President

Tracy Capune, a veteran urban planner and economic development consultant, was recently elected president of the Queens Economic Development Corporation’s board of directors. More...

Bryant High School Community Park Breaks Ground In LIC

The William Cullen Bryant High School Community Field in Long Island City broke ground on November 26, constructed in part from a $3 million investment of public funds by Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, and in partnership with the Trust for Pu More...

Political Page

I On Politics

SIMOTAS’ SEXUAL ASSAULT SURVIVOR BILL OF RIGHTS LEGISLATION: Assembly Member Aravella Simotas called on Governor Andrew Cuomo on December 3 to sign her Sexual Assault Survivor Bill of Rights Legislation. More...

Astoria Park Alliance To Honor Constantinides At Holiday Fundraiser

On Thursday, December 13, Astoria Park Alliance will host its annual Holiday Fundraising Social from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm at The Freckled Moose (33-17 31st Avenue). More...

Editorials

Fare-Beating

New York City Transit Authority (NYCT) Chief Andy Byford announced a $215 million shortfall in current and expected subway revenue due to an estimated 500,000 people regularly evading the fare on the buses and trains (more evaders riding the buses). More...

Letters to the Editor

Fix The Subways  A copy of this letter was received at the offices of the Queens Gazette. December 3  Hello MTA,  More...

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