February 3, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Goldfeder Calls For Safer Bus Stop Locations - Next Edition!

Citing dangerous traffic patterns and poor connections to surrounding bus lines, Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Breezy Point) is calling on the NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) to conduct a study of a Q35 bus stop located on an off-ramp to the M More...

Off The Beaten Trail: Byzantine Civilization Of Veliky Novgorod - Next Edition!

         My glimpse of global Hellenism and Orthodoxy was a visit to Moscow, St. Petersburg and Novgorod, in the fall of 2015. “Are you sure you want to go to Novgorod,” said Galina of EXPRESSRUSSIA.COM Tours. More...

Lunar New Year Kicks Off At Resorts World Casino NYC - Next Edition!

Resorts World Casino New York City is the place to be to ring in the Year of the Monkey! More...

Drunken Teen Bashes Dad To Death - Next Edition!

An Auburndale teenager is facing 25-years in prison for clubbing his father to death during a drunken family brawl, authorities said. Demetrios Safetis, 19, was charged with manslaughter, assault and criminal possession of a weapon after he fata More...

Muse Comes To Barclays Center - Next Edition!

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New Ambulance For Forest Hills Volunteer Corps

State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Flushing), joined by City Comptroller Scott Stringer, Congresswoman Grace Meng, State Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr., Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi’s office, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, Councilwoman Karen Koslowi More...

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Internet In Bloom

Happy New Year!  January 2016 just saw the second biggest blizzard in our city's history according to snowfall measurements in Central Park.  JFK airport saw over 30 inches of powder.  Our mayor intelligently banned all traffic except More...

Valentine Greetings Steeped In Tradition

Approximately 25 per cent of all greeting cards purchased each year are Valentines, putting the sugary messages in second place behind traditional Christmas cards.According to the American Greeting Card Association, all the Valentines exchanged each More...

Cops Nab Two In 100-Pound Heroin Bust

Officers from a drug enforcement task force last week seized more than 100 pounds of heroin with an estimated street value of $14 million from an axle and drive shaft castings in the flatbed of a pickup truck in Jackson Heights.Officers investigating More...

The Legacy Of Ancient Greeks & Alexander The Great In 2016

       Alexander the Great was more than a manipulator of public relations in History. More...

DeBlasio Announces NYC Has Safest Streets Ever In 2015

On January 19, Mayor Bill de Blasio visited Woodside Queens to make a major announcement about improvement in safety on New York City Streets. More...

Vision Zero Construction

On February 1, New York City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer, city Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Polly Trottenberg, city Department of Design and Construction Commissioner Feniosky Peña-Mora, and the Department of Environme More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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Restaurant of the Week

MOJAVE

Mojave offers consistently delicious Southwestern cuisine, excellent margaritas, cocktails, and beer, all served in a beautiful, welcoming setting any time of year. More...

Seniors

Savvy Senior:

How Much You'll Pay For Medicare In 2016

Dear Savvy Senior, I know there won’t be a cost-of-living increase in Social Security benefits next year but what about Medicare? I’ve heard some beneficiaries will get hit with a big Part B monthly premium increase in 2016. More...

Editorials

Super Bowl 50

This year Super Bowl 50 pits the Carolina Panthers vs. the Denver Broncos, on Sunday, February 7. The mega-event will be held in Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California, and starts at 6:30 pm, to be broadcast live on CBS. More...

Celebrating Beatles Day

February 7 is the anniversary of the day, 52 years ago, when The Beatles landed in Queens, USA. Pan Am Flight 101 carried The Fab Four across “The Pond” to the newly-named John F. Kennedy International Airport on February 7, 1964. More...

Community Media Must Be At The Center Of Government Outreach

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It's In Queens! (February 11 to February 17) - Next Edition!

With Valentine’s Day and Lunar New Year, Queens is hopping with bargains, romantic events, and creativity this week. Listen to music. Check out art. Watch movies. Eat chocolate. Count birds. Here’s the rundown. More...

Mamma Rosa Sign Revealed - Next Edition!

Now that McDonald’s has departed from Grand Avenue in Maspeth, the sign from the location’s previous incarnation, Mamma Rosa, has been uncovered. More...

Successful Coat Drive - Next Edition!

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John LeBoutillier Of Fox News - Next Edition!

"Political Insiders Host" Speaking Turth To Power

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Off the Beaten Track: Catherine’s Palace - Next Edition!

      We are getting a glimpse of Czarist Russia in the A&E, Lifetime and History miniseries “War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy.  Catherine’s Palace and the Hermitage convoke elegance and beauty not seen elsewhere. I was there. More...

Geek Squad Helps Put Pervert Behind Bars: DA - Next Edition!

An East Elmhurst man is facing up to three years in prison after pleading guilty on February 3, to storing nearly 300 sexual images of underage girls in his computer hard drive, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said.Brown said a member of the G More...

Reminder: Motorists Face Tough Drunk Driving Laws - Next Edition!

State and city officials are reminding New York State motorists of a tough, new law that will put them behind bars if they drive drunk with children in the car.The law makes it a felony to drive drunk with children under age 15 in the car – and requi More...

Lil Bub Comes To MMI - Next Edition!

At the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria on Jnuary 30, Internet cat sensation Lil Bub and his owner Mike Bridavsky appeared at a meet and greet in conjunction with the museum's exhibit entitled, How Cats Took Over the Internet. More...

Ridgewood Dems Hold Annual Membership Brunch

On Saturday, January 30 the Ridgewood Democratic Club (RDC) held its Annual Membership Brunch. More...

Sunnyside Chamber Holds First Meeting Of 2016

Though usually a luncheon, the first Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce meeting of the year was different, being a night meeting at Quaint, the bar/restaurant at 46-10 Skillman Ave.  There were beverages from Quaint itself and the food was pizza, wit More...

Call For New Signs At Maspeth Train Crash Site

The operator of a freight train that collided with a tractor-trailer in Maspeth in July 2015 will not face charges, after an investigation blamed a lack of proper signage for the fiery crash.The 42-year-old truck driver suffered minor injuries when h More...

‘STOP’ For School Buses Or Lose Your License

State law enforcement officials are reminding motorist who repeatedly passes stopped school buses that they could face stiffer penalties, if caught in the act.Under current law, motorists who pass a stopped school bus two or more times within a tro-y More...

City Puts The Brakes On Traffic Violation Scofflaws

Officials at the city Department of Finance (DOF) are warning motorists that it doesn’t pay to ignore traffic tickets.Officials are cracking down on motorists who fail to pay fines by adding tickets issued for running red lights to parking violations More...

New York 2016: The Continuity Of Greek Culture

      Greek Letters Day on January 30th, 2016 celebrates the Three Hierarchs of the Orthodox Church: St. Basil the Great, St. Gregory the Theologian, and St. John Chrysostom. More...

It’s Time For The Annual No Pants Subway Ride

For fifteen years, people have been entering subway stations across the city in the middle of winter missing one thing: their pants. More...

Political Page

Iowa Caucus

Clinton-Sanders Almost A Tie

When the voting was over in Iowa on Monday evening in the caucus battle between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, there was no apparent winner – unbelievably the Democratic voting ended in a tie – Clinton at 49.9 percent, Sanders 49.6 p More...

Iowa Caucus

Cruz Defeats Trump, Rubio Close Behind

US Senator Ted Cruz defeated Donald Trump in the Iowa caucuses on Monday and Trump narrowly beat Senator Marco Rubio, who staged a very improved performance in the nation’s first contest to select a Republican presidential nominee. More...

Maloney Hails Indictment Of Propaganda Creators

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D–Queens/Manhattan) released the following statement after a Houston grand jury indicted David Daleiden, the Director of the Center for Medical Progress, and another of its employees: More...

Features

Gianaris Welcomes LIC ‘Pop-Up’ IDNYC Enrollment Site

State Senator Michael Gianaris and NYC Immigrant Affairs Assistant Commissioner Bitta Mostofi welcomed the new IDNYC “pop-up” enrollment site to Long Island City. More...

Peralta Distributes Coats

Days after New York City was blanketed by the second largest snowstorm in more than a century, with an astonishing 34-inch snowfall in Jackson Heights, state Senator Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst), in cooperation with Woodside on the Move, donated mo More...

Local Express

Amanda Johnson

Performer and resident of Astoria, Amanda Johnson, recently wrapped the lead role in the upcoming indie comedy, The Loser’s Wife, which was filmed partially in Astoria. More...

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