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Queens Day At The US Open Tennis Championships

Celebrate the borough of Queens and watch world-class tennis for free on Queens Day at the US Open on Wednesday, August 23. More...

Mayor Approves Increased Teacher Spending For Classroom Supplies

The City Council supported the contention by the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) that public school teachers should receive higher allotments to purchase instructional material for their classrooms.Critics of the mayor contend that this increase, More...

LIC Hotel Scrapped For Office Building

Developer Barone Management has scrapped plans for its 199-room “Dram Hotel” at 9-03 44th Road - a move that real estate experts say could spell the beginning of the end for the Long Island City hotel boom. Barone filed plans with the city Depar More...

Corona Man Charged With Touching Infant On No. 7 Train

A 42-year-old Corona man is behind bars this week, after he was charged with inappropriately touching a 10-month-old girl on a Manhattan-bund No. More...

Beware ‘False Alarm’ Car Repair Scammers

Police are warning the public to beware a team of scammers who use a series of false alarms to trick motorists into costly repairs. Cops said the men pull up next to a vehicle stopped at a traffic light and tell the driver his or her car is ob f More...

Cops Hunt Astoria Anti-Muslim Egg Hurler

Police are searching for a man who allegedly pelted an Astoria food vendor with eggs and left behind an anti-Muslim note on August 8. More...

Mayor Approves Increase in Teacher Spending for Classroom Supplies

            The New York City Council supported the contention by the United Federation of Teachers that New York City teachers should receive higher allotments to purchase instructional mat More...

Dragon Boat Festival

Hong Kong Dragon Boats Come To Flushing Meadows

The 27th annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in New York came to Flushing Meadows Corona Park on Saturday, August 12 and Sunday, August 13. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Calendar compiled by Bronwyn Davila. Dates & times More...

Restaurant of the Week

Rosa’s Pizza

Rosa’s Pizza was established by the Troia Family in 1975 and has since grown to include several locations in Queens, Manhattan, Philadelphia, and Arizona. More...

Editorials

Cars Are Not Going Away

We are sure congestion pricing at points of entry into Manhattan would be a disaster. More...

Letters to the Editor

Subways Then & Now To The Editor: More...

Features

Van Bramer Launches Back To School Supplies Drive

City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer launched his 8th Annual Back to School Supplies Drive to benefit students in need of supplies for the start of the school year.  More...

Cuomo Inaugurates LaGuardia’s East Side Construction

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo came to LaGuardia Airport on August 8 to inaugurate construction of the airport’s east side.  The event was staged at the Port Authority’s huge Building 137 and was concluded just outside the building w More...

Breaking Ground For New Terminal At Laguardia Airport

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas attended the ceremonial groundbreaking of the $4 billion renovation of the Delta Air Lines facilities at LaGuardia Airport on More...

It’s In Queens! (Aug. 17 to Aug. 23)

Please don’t shoot the messenger, but the summer is starting to wind down. More...

Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Concert Takes Sunnyside By Storm

For the 17th year, the annual Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Concert had Sunnysiders swinging! More...

America’s Sweethearts Appearing At QED Astoria

Vintage entertainment trio America’s Sweethearts celebrates “history through harmony,” singin’ and swingin’ through the decades with a repertoire from 1860-1980. More...

The 2017 Transfiguration Church Of Mattituck

Change and Innovation

Progress never happens by chance. People bravely come together to push for innovation to inspire change. “Assigned to our parish is Father Ignatios Achlioptas,” said Mrs. More...

Powerhouse Gym Takes A Bite Of The ‘Apple’

Global fitness brand Powerhouse Gym is taking a bite out of the iconic Long Island City Apple Building, signing a lease for 10,325-square-feet of space on the ground floor of the building at 30-30 Northern Boulevard. More...

Hunt Suspects In Food Cart Stabbing

A Jackson Heights man remains in critical condition this week, after he was stabbed at a Roosevelt Avenue food cart on August 10, police said.   More...

Beware ‘False Alarm’ Car Repair Scammers

Police are warning the public to beware a team of scammers who use a series of false alarms to trick motorists into costly repairs. Cops said the men pull up next to a vehicle stopped at a traffic light and tell the driver his or her car is ob f More...

Cops Probe Deadly Brawl Outside Elmhurst Club

Police are waiting for the results of an autopsy by the city Medical Examiner’s office to determine the cause of death of a Long Island man who died early Saturday, August 12, after tussling with two men outside an Elmhurst Gentlemen’s club. More...

Sunnyside Community Services Discusses Future Of ACA

A forum directed at children’s health and how it might be imperiled by the current efforts to alter or eliminate the Affordable Care Act (ACA, better known as Obamacare) was conducted earlier in August at Sunnyside Community Services.  SCC Execu More...

Political Page

I On Politics

CROWLEY: TRUMP TWEETS RE: NK ‘PROVOCATIVE, RECKLESS’: With the world’s fears at fever pitch concerning North Korea’s next military target, which could be Guam, Congressman Joe Crowley spoke out about it. More...

Peralta And Kim Urge Parents And All Residents To Use Park Safety App

NYS Senator Jose Peralta and Assemblyman Ron Kim urged parents, caregivers, and educators to download a free smartphone application designed to increase the safety of city parks and playgrounds, especially when children are playing in the local publi More...

Koo, Advocates Urge: ‘Capture, Don’t Chlorinate! ’

After thousands of dead fish were found in Flushing Creek earlier this week, NYC Councilman Peter Koo and environmental advocates called on the city and state to withdraw and revise plans to chlorinate combined sewage overflows (CSOs) in Flushing&rsq More...

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