May 18, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Transit Cops Nab Pervert On No. 7 Line - Next Edition!

Queens Transit cops arrested a 64-yearold man on May 18, after he sexually assaulted a woman and a teenage girl on a No. More...

Sanitation Trucks Seek New Astoria Home - Next Edition!

Officials at the Queens West One (QW1) Sanitation garage are searching for a new home for supervisors, workers and their fleet of collection trucks.Department of Sanitation (DOS) officials said the garage at 34-28 21st Street has housed QW1 for more More...

Blaze Traps 7, Including 99-Year-Old Woman - Next Edition!

An elderly Queens woman and her home health aide were hospitalized in grave condition on Saturday morning after they were trapped in a fast-moving fire tore through the woman’s Jackson Heights home.The blaze broke out at about 6:20 a.m. More...

Cops Smoke Out Cigarette Tax Scam - Next Edition!

Police who arrested a pair of Queens men for illegally distributing contraband cigarettes found more than a million of the smokes stashed in a house in Corona and an Elmhurst storage facility, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said.If sold legal More...

Cops Smoke Out Cigarette Tax Scam - Next Edition!

Police who arrested a pair of Queens men for illegally distributing contraband cigarettes found more than a million of the smokes stashed in a house in Corona and an Elmhurst storage facility, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said.If sold legal More...

Queens Library Announces Several Key Executive Appointments

Dennis M. Walcott, President and CEO, Queens Library has announced several key executive appointments. Nicolas Buron has been selected to be Chief Librarian and Senior Vice President. Kelvin A. More...

Straight Talk

Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas described a town hall meeting as an essential part of the democratic process. More...

Gustav Lindenthal: Bridge Builder To The Twenty-First Century

No matter what the weather, no matter what's on, no matter what's up, this Saturday youhave a date with Gustav Lindenthal, the Immigrant Dream Merchant of the Nineteenth Century who really did imagine and build the Bridge of the Twentieth C More...

Six-Car Accident on 23rd Avenue and 32nd Street

A six-car accident occurred on 23rd Avenue between 32nd Street and 33rd Street in Astoria in which three people were seriously injured, according to a witness. More...

Breaking Ground For PS/IS 49 New Classroom Addition

Councilwoman Elizabeth S. Crowley, Assemblywoman Margaret M. More...

Website Warns Landlords Of 'Bad Tenants'

Owners of rental units in New York City have a new weapon in their arsenal to weed out undesirable tenants.The website, www.donotrento.com was designed several years ago to provide landlords with information on potential “bad tenants,” who wreak havo More...

Design Safe Crossings On Vision Zero Map

City transportation officials are reminding Queens residents to jump on the information highway with suggestions on ways to increase pedestrian safety at dangerous intersections.In line with Mayor Bill de Blasio’s “Vision Zero” traffic initiative, De More...

Autistic Boy, 4, Goes Missing From School Bus

The parents of a 4-year-old autistic boy are demanding answers from the Department of Education (DOE) to determine how their son wandered off, alone, after he was left unattended when his school bus broke down on May 9.Luciana Gomez told police her h More...

CB 1 Holds Final Public Hearing Before Summer Break

The Community Board 1 cabinet meeting for May was the last one for the season, the June meeting being limited to agency officials, with no outside attendance. More...

The Dutch Kills Civic Association’s Meets For May

The Dutch Kills Civic Association’s May meeting was in two parts, on Thursday and Friday, the second day being marked by a street corner demonstration to demand that the Department of Transportation install more stop signs at a crossing of streets wh More...

Learn About ‘Corona: The Early Years’ With Author

Queens Historical Society (Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37th Ave, Flushing) will hold a book talk with Jason D. Antos, a co-author of “Corona: The Early Years,” published just this past December. More...

Neustadt’s ‘Passion for Tiffany Lamps’ Exhibit

The Neustadt Collection’s “A Passion for Tiffany Lamps” exhibit recently opened at The Queens Museum through April 2018. The exhibit highlights the extraordinary collecting legacy of Dr. More...

Community Calendar

Pulpit 5/18 Issue

Astoria Adventist Church:•Fridays, 7 pm: Small group video seminar, More About Jesus, with Christian writers and speakers Maurice Venden and Lee Venden.•Saturdays, 3 pm: Bible Study and Prayer Group. More...

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Dates & times are subject to change. To More...

Restaurant of the Week

Mussels ‘N Sausages

Mussels ‘N Sausages will remind you of a Parisian bistro, complete with its idyllic corner location, doors open to the boulevard, breezy awnings, and European menu. More...

Editorials

Op-Ed:

Safety In Astoria Without Dividing The Community

The issue of safety in Astoria has come up on numerous occasions stemming from various issues throughout Astoria.  Local politicians and planning boards have attempted to tackle the issue, but instead of tackling the issue, they put on measures More...

Town Halls Are Essential

A town hall meeting is an informal gathering of the community with public figures, elected officials, and those representing agencies and organizations serving the community. More...

Letters to the Editor

E. River Bridge Tolls To The Editor: More...

DOE Recognizes Middle Village Prep As Reward School - Next Edition!

NYS Department of Education Commissioner Mary Ellen Elia recently identified Middle Village Preparatory School as one of 220 high achieving and high progress schools in the state. MVP is one of 11 statewide charter schools listed as a Reward School. More...

It’s In Queens! (May 26 to June 1) - Next Edition!

Memorial Day Weekend is approaching, and the biggest commemorative parade in the entire United States will take place in Queens. More...

25-Years To Life For Astoria Rage Stabber - Next Edition!

A 39-year-old Astoria man was sentenced on May 16 to 25-years to life in prison for stabbing a man to death in 2012, during a booze-fueled dispute at his Steinway Street apartment.A Queens jury found Wahid Elawame guilty of second-degree murder on Ap More...

City: Businesses Must Shut Windows, Doors While A/C Is On - Next Edition!

Queens business owners will have to shut their doors and close their windows when temperatures rise this summer.A new law signed by Mayor Bill deBlasio requires owners of small, medium and large stores to shut their windows and doors when their air c More...

Cops Arrest 32 People At Citifield Music Festival - Next Edition!

More than 32 people were arrested on drug and other charges at a two-day festival in the Citifield Parking lot, police sad.Cops arrested the concert patrons during the two-day Electric Daisy Carnival that was held on May 14 and 15 in the Met’s home s More...

18-Years In Plea Deal For Fatal Woodhaven Gay Bash - Next Edition!

A 21-year-old Bronx man was sentenced on May 11, to 18-years in prison for the 2011 brutal beating death of a Long Island teen outside an abandoned house in Woodhaven, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said.  More...

BQX In Dream Stage

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Phoenix House

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Crystal Windows Ranked 10th Largest NY Area Minority Firm

National award-winning manufacturer Crystal Window & Door Systems achieved another recognition of its success as the company made a significant move up in a business ranking of New York City area minority-owned firms.  In its March 14, 2016 More...

Braunstein Meets West Point Cadet Sean Monsees From Whitestone

Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein had a special visit with a West Point Cadet and a native of Whitestone during the annual West Point Day. More...

Goldfeder Honors May Student Of The Month During Visit To P.S. 63

For the May Student of the Month, Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder presented P.S. 63 third grader Lianna Menegalli with a New York State Assembly citation in recognition of her achievements. More...

It's In Queens! (May 19 Through May 25)

The hills will fill with music, thanks to the four-day, fifth annual Queens New Music Festival. More...

Woodside Man Shot In Botched Robbery

Police are searching for a gunman who opened fire during a botched robbery attempt in Woodside on May 8.Cops said the 55-year-old victim was walking with his girlfriend on 61st Street near Broadway at about 4:40 a.m. More...

Law Firm Honors Autistic Teen’s Memory

The law firm representing the family of Avonte Oquendo is offering a $1,000 scholarship to college students with autism, or family members who require financial aid to continue their college education.David Perecman, founder of The Perecman Firm, ann More...

Cops Probe Fatal Beating As Hate Crime

Police at the NYPD Hate Crime Task Force are investigating the fatal beating of a Jackson Heights man to determine if the attack was a bias crime.Investigators are searching for a gang of five or six men who took part in the vicious attack on Hector More...

Off The Beaten Trail: Restaurants Of Tripoli

            Every region creates its tradition and future. Arcadia respects and honors tradition. Her products are authentic. Arcadian wines are internationally famous. More...

Councilmembers, Queens Library President Read To Kids

Every day is a big day for reading at Queens Library. Children who visited Queens Library on May 10 and May 12, however, had the opportunity to meet very high-profile storytellers. Councilman I. More...

Political Page

Crowley To Obama: Expand Access To Retirement Savings

Congressman Joe Crowley (D–Queens, The Bronx), Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus, announced he led over 65 members of the House of Representatives in a letter to President Obama urging him to issue an executive order to require government con More...

Katz Endorses Stavisky

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz endorsed state Senator Toby Ann Stavisky’s bid for reelection on May 17. More...

Seniors

The Consequences Of Dying Without A Will

Dear Savvy Senior,What will happen to my money and possessions if I die without a will?Getting OldDear Getting, More...

Features

St. Michael’s To Dedicate Wall Of Remembrance

St. Michael’s Cemetery, along with Creter Vault Construction Company, has built a Wall of Remembrance to honor those who were buried at the cemetery without a monument or memorial of any kind. More...

ACA Holds Annual Bike Race

One of the city’s oldest and longest running children’s bike races, the 36th annual Astoria Civic Association Bicycle Race, drew hundreds of children to Astoria Park’s Shore Boulevard to compete. More...

NRG To Sponsor CALDC Independence Celebration

NRG signs on as the annual Platinum sponsor of Central Astoria’s Independence Celebration to be held this year on Thursday June 30th. More...

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