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LIC BID Holds First "Expanded" Meeting - Next Edition!

Last Wednesday, David Brause, chairman of the Long Island City Business Improvement District, welcomed visitors to “the first meeting of the expanded BID,” at the opening of its annual meeting, held at PS 1, the MoMA-affiliated museum on Jackson Aven More...

It's In Queens! (October 18 Through October 25) - Next Edition!

Things might heat up when Dan Rather gets political in Queens this week. Good thing he’ll be able to cool off with soothing Venezuelan, Indian, Mexican, Italian, and jazz tunes. More...

Man Killed In Jackson Heights Gunfire - Next Edition!

Police are searching for a gunman who opened fire on a Jackson Heights street on October 19, killing a 20-year-old man in the first homicide this year in the 115th Precinct.Gunfire erupted on 95th Street near Jackson Mill Road at about 9:50 p.m. More...

Cops Hunt Elmhurst Heart-Stab Suspect - Next Edition!

Police are searching for an assailant who stabbed a man in the heart on a street on Elmhurst on October 9. Cops said the 35-year-old victim was walking on Macnish Street near Elmhurst Avenue at about 10 p.m. More...

Halloween Zero Tolerance Sex Perv Watch Expanded - Next Edition!

Queens cops and state Parole officials will be hot on the trail of the borough’s registered sexual predators again this Halloween, conducting surveillance to make sure they remained at home and stayed a safe distance from young trick-or-treaters, law More...

Addabbo Job Fair WithMore Than 150 Employers Draws About 600 Job Seekers - Next Edition!

The October 6 Annual Job Fair sponsored by NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., in partnership with Resorts World Casino New York City (110-00 Rockaway Blvd., Jamaica), attracted about 600 individuals seeking employment or new career opportunities. More...

Melina: The Last Greek Goddess Comes To Astoria - Next Edition!

The Hellenic Cultural Center presents renowned Cypriot actress, Paola Hadjilambri, in “Melina: The Last Greek Goddess” by Paul Lambis for three nights only – October 27, 28 and 29, at the Hellenic Cultural Center in Astoria. More...

Wonderful Woodhaven Street Festival 2017

The Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation’s 37th Annual Wonderful Woodhaven Street Festival was held on the afternoon of Sunday, October 1 on Jamaica Avenue, from 80th Street to Woodhaven Boulevard in Woodhaven. More...

Malliotakis Calls for Return of School Discipline & Safety

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, Republican candidate for mayor, held a Thursday morning news conference in front of NYC Board of Education Office on Chambers Street, where she called Mayor de Blasio’s and Chancellor Fariña’s School Climate Reforms, More...

ATM ‘Skimmer’ Ring Busted

Cops busted a ring of Romanian ATM thieves on October 4, who were charged with stealing more than $100,000 by installing skimming devices on ATM machine in Queens. Armed with a court-authorized search warrant, police at the NYPD Financial Crimes More...

Apply Now For Holiday Jobs

Queens job hunters hoping to cash-in on holiday employment opportunities are being urged to apply early this year.The annual holiday hiring period is currently underway in New York City, when retailers hire thousands of temporary workers to stock she More...

Ridgewood ‘Perv” Teacher Busted

A Ridgewood math teacher was arrested on October 6 for sending lurid, graphic photos and videos of himself to a former student when she was 14-years-old, police said. Michael Cognato, 35, of Bethpage, L.I., was the victim’s eighth grade math tea More...

Athena Lambrakis Becomes Youngest Person To Receive State Citation For Service

Athena Lambrakis becomes youngest to receive New York Citation from Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas At just 6 months old, Athena Lambrakis is already being honored for her contribution to the community.    More...

Reps. Maloney & Khanna Call On House Judiciary Committee To Convene Hearing on “Stealthing”

Lawmakers Request Hearing On Nonconsensual Condom Removal

Reps. Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) and Ro Khanna (CA-17) sent a letter requesting the House Judiciary Committee to convene a hearing addressing nonconsensual condom removal, commonly known as “stealthing.”   More...

Mayor Di Blasio Honors Italian Heritage With Reception At Gracie Mansion

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It’s In Queens! (Oct. 12 to Oct. 18)

King Richard III and Lakshmi, the Hindu Goddess of Light, are among major draws to Queens this week. When they are on break, expect them to enjoy some great jazz, big band, and traditional Irish music. More...

Sunnyside Arch To Get New Lighting

The Sunnyside Arch, standing astride 46th Street, near Queens Boulevard, is in need of another overhaul, the second in its 34-year history.  This past Tuesday, City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer stood in back of the arch and announced there would More...

Columbus Day Celebration

The Federation of Italian-American Organizations of Queens (FIAO) held its 40th annual Columbus Day Parade through Astoria. More...

Restaurant of the Week

HOME Resto-Lounge

There’s no place like “Home”…. Home Resto-Lounge that is. More...

Seniors

Savvy Senior:

Exercises that Help Ease Arthritis Pain and Stiffness

Dear Savvy Senior,  What exercises are best suited for seniors with arthritis? More...

Editorials

Steinway Sale Days

Do plan to attend the Steinway Sale Days on October 13, 14, and 15 for an old-time stroll where you can shop for wonderful bargains and values. More...

Letters to the Editor

ANOTHER Hotel-Shelter  A copy of this letter was received at the offices of the Queens Gazette. October 5, 2017 Honorable Bill de Blasio Mayor, City of New York City Hall New York, NY 10007 Dear Mayor de Blasio More...

Out with the ‘Ins’! In with the ‘Outs’!

Op—Ed

It was a kick-in-the-gut moment for a lot of conservatives, and for a lot of normal people who just wanted some non-political space left in their lives. More...

Hunters Point Civic Association Hosts Cancer Awareness Speaker & Holiday Charity Drives - Next Edition!

The Hunters Point Civic Association meeting for October was held at the Irish Center on Jackson Avenue the same night as the Long Island City Business Improvement District’s annual meeting, which was held slightly earlier but on the same street, Jack More...

Peralta Announces Funding For Critical Repair Project At Lexington School For The Deaf - Next Edition!

NYS Senator Jose Peralta announced state funding for a critical capital improvement project for the Lexington School for the Deaf, a project that will repair the 50-year-old roofing system. More...

Commercial Board 1 Holds Cabinet Meeting, Hosts New 114th Police Precinct Commander - Next Edition!

In October, the Community Board 1 cabinet meeting proceeded briskly at first and might have been finished early, except that a missing speaker finally showed up, apologized for his lateness and soon had listeners deeply interested in a talk about per More...

DeBlasio: Short Notice On Shelters OK - Next Edition!

Speaking before a Queens audience on October 12, Mayor Bill deBlasio said the city is not required to provide advance notice to local legislators and community boards when it rents an entire hotel to shelter the homeless.  “It really depend More...

LaG Bomb Threat Guy ‘Just Making Joke’ - Next Edition!

A senior citizen with a cavalier approach toward bomb threats sent a wave of panic through Terminal B at LaGuardia Airport on Saturday morning, Port Authority police said.Il John Park, 70, was buying a ticket at a Spirit Airlines counter in Terminal More...

Hunt Bike Flasher Pervert - Next Edition!

Police are searching for a bicycle 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...

Gunman Faces 50 Years In Botched Drug Killings - Next Edition!

A 26-year-old Queens Village man is facing 50 years in prison when he is sentenced later this year, for the brutal 2015 murders of two Ridgewood men during a botched drug robbery. More...

NYSDOT Announces $13 Million To Rehab Jewel Avenue Bridge Over Van Wyck Expwy - Next Edition!

New York State Department of Transportation Acting Commissioner Cathy Calhoun announced on October 16 that work is underway on a $13 million project to rehabilitate the Jewel Avenue Bridge over the Van Wyck Expressway, as well as the entrance ramp fr More...

Call For A Traffic Light At Dangerous Sunnyside Intersection - Next Edition!

Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer was joined on October 12 by P.S. 343 Principal Brooke Barr, P.S. 343 Parents Coordinator Clara Oza, P.S. More...

Congressional Delegation: - Next Edition!

Help Medallion Owners Now ‘Met With Unfair Repayment Demands’

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Astoria Native Earns Coveted Title Of Navy Chief Petty Officer

The Navy Office of Community Outreach proudly announced the success story of a newly pinned chief petty officer from Astoria. More...

SE Queens Electeds Collecting For Disaster Stricken Caribbean

Local residents are encouraged to donate what they are able to in aid of those in Puerto Rico and across the Caribbean. NYS Sen. More...

Cops Nab Road Rage Slasher

A 28-year-old Brooklyn man found himself behind bars on October 7, charged with slashing a man during a road rage incident on the Long Island Expressway (LIE.) Cops arrested Julio Torres at his Brooklyn home after investigators tracked down the More...

Man Busted With Pistol At LaGuardia Airport

Port Authority police arrested a 38-yer-old Georgia man on October 4, who packed more than luggage for a flight out of LaGuardia Airport, authorities said. Cops said Duvaughn Myrie was carrying a loaded 9mm. More...

Follow These Tips For A Pet Safe Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner and pet owners are being urged to take extra precautions to keep their best friends safe, healthy – and candy-free. Animal lovers are urged to follow the following tips to keep pets safe during this sweet, spo More...

Con Edison Technology Enhancing Manhole Safety, System Reliability

Con Edison is installing sensors that detect heat and carbon monoxide in manholes and send a signal to the company indicating that equipment might need repairs. More...

Former Council Speaker Peter Vallone Leads Queens Marchers In Columbus Day Parade

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Resorts World Casino New York City Celebrates its Sixth Anniversary with Exciting Promotions and Events

As football season heats up, so do the events and promotions at Resorts World Casino New York City (RWCNYC)!  This October, Resorts World Casino New York City celebrates six years in Southeast Queens with exciting promotions and new events. More...

70th Anniversary Of Mr. T Carting

One Of The Oldest Family-Owned Businesses In Queens

Marking the start of a business that has grown from one owner-employee and one truck in 1947 to 93 employees and a fleet of 37 trucks in 2017 calls for a celebration.About 100 employees, customers, business leaders, friends and local elected official More...

DHS Speaks At CB 2

Community Board 2’s October meeting was long, and at its height was noisily contentious.  The Department of Homeless Services was on the agenda to tell the meeting at Sunnyside Community Services headquarters on 39th Street about its plan to pha More...

Political Page

I On Politics

MALONEY: GOP RAISE ACT WOULD REDUCE GROWTH: Following a hearing held by the Joint Economic Committee (JEC) on how to spur economic growth by reversing what has been called “The Startup Slump,” House Ranking Member Carolyn B. More...

DA Brown: ‘Stay Healthy, Get Your Flu Shot’

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown is seen here getting his annual flu shot. More...

Dromm Takes A Knee Because Black Lives Matter

NYC Council Member Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights, Elmhurst), staff members and Jackson Heights resident Dawn Siff “took a knee” in front of Dromm’s district office on 75th Street in Jackson Heights.  More...

Features

Internet in Bloom for The Layperson

Many Americans love to get scared.  Why else would Hollywood produce many horror films annually, especially around Halloween?  However, fear takes several forms just as people have different likes and dislikes.  For example, if the rec More...

Over 1,000 Join Van Bramer At Fundraiser For Puerto Rico At MoMA PS1

City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer and his husband, Dan Hendrick cohosted a fundraiser to support Puerto Rico hurricane relief in the wake of Hurricane Maria on October 4. More...

Guest Speaker Simotas To Discuss The Immigrant Experience

New York State Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas has accepted an invitation from the Queens Historical Society to participate in their Immigrant Voices Series and will be the guest speaker at the Society’s October 17 event. More...

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