January 17, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Mercedes-Benz Pulled From Creek - Next Edition!

A late model Mercedes-Benz was discovered half-submerged in the waters of Newtown Creek on January 19.    Firefighters responded at about 6:30 a.m. on January 19th to calls of the black car in the water, a fire spokesperson said.  More...

Man Critical In Sunnyside Hit-Run - Next Edition!

A 27-year-old Queens man remains in critical condition this week after he was struck by a hit-run driver in Sunnyside on January 16th.Cops said the victim was attempting to cross 35th Street, mid-block, between Queens Boulevard and 43rd Avenue at abo More...

Cuomo: Buckle Up In Backseat - Next Edition!

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Six Months In Tortoise Snatch - Next Edition!

Even a tortoise deserves justice, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said.A 37-year-old East Elmhurst man will be spending six months in jail for poaching a 17-year-old treasured tortoise named, Millennium from the Alley Pond Environmental Center More...

‘Laughing’ Road Rage Killer Guilty - Next Edition!

A 54-year-old Connecticut man has been convicted in the July 2011 road rage murder and attempted murder of two brothers in Kew Gardens.Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said defendant George Cupi, 54, of Shelton, Connecticut, double-parked his w More...

Donate To Miller’s Valentines For Veterans - Next Edition!

It is Assembly Member Mike Miller’s 9th year sponsoring the Valentines for Veterans Drive.  His office will be collecting travel-size toiletries and new clothing items for men and women – especially socks. More...

Census Will Discount Minorities - Next Edition!

A copy of this letter was received at the offices of the Queens Gazette.January 18, 2018 Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Dear Secretary Ross:  More...

Astoria Bookshop’s New Releases And Reading Challenge - Next Edition!

A new year brings new releases! Astoria Bookshop has a lot of great books to look forward to these next coming months, and this first batch is already fantastic! More...

Pheffer Amato, Addabbo, Miller: The Toll Stops Now

Assembly Member Stacey Pheffer Amato introduced a bill that would prohibit the imposition and collection of a fare, toll, or other fee, on the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge. The bill is sponsored in the Senate by NYS Senator Joseph P. More...

Speaker Corey Johnson, Rules Committee Announce Council Leadership & Committee Chairs

Speaker Corey Johnson announced the New York City Council committee chairs and leadership today, citing an inclusive and democratic process to structure the City’s legislative body. More...

Climate Action: Mayor, Comptroller, Trustees Announce First National Goal To Divest From Fossil Fuels

City Also Filing Suit Against Five Largest Fossil Fuel Companies

Mayor Bill de Blasio, Comptroller Scott M. More...

On the Road in Italy: An Emilia Romagna Wedding

By Catherine Tsounis

Emilia-Romagna is one of the wealthiest and most developed regions in Europe, with the third highest GDP per capita in Italy.[3] Bologna, its capital, has one of Italy's highest quality of life indices[4] and advanced so More...

New Gas Usage Records Set Again During Cold Snap

Con Edison customers set several records for natural gas usage during the weekend cold, prompting the company to remind people to save energy and money, and to call if they suspect a gas leak.  Con Edison customers in New York City and West More...

Power-Up Carbon Monoxide & Smoke Detectors

Fire officials are again urging Queens residents to check batteries in Carbon Monoxide and smoke detectors and replace the devices or batteries as required.Carbon monoxide (CO2) is a highly toxic gas that is colorless, odorless, tasteless and non-irr More...

It’s In Queens! (Jan. 18 to Jan. 25)

Let’s stay inside this week. After bitter cold and heavy rains, the borough offers poetry, film, art, dance, sand stories, Muppet music, essential oils, cooking lessons, and wacky performances in climate-controlled venues this week. More...

Striking Back Against Breast Cancer: First Commemorative Coin Minted

Congress Member Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) joined Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) President Myra Biblowit, BCRF Scientific Director Dr. More...

Restaurant of the Week

GAUDIO’S Pizzeria & Ristorante

We applaud and celebrate Gaudio’s Pizzeria and Restaurant on its 60th Anniversary in Astoria! More...

Health Care

Sunday Housecall with Dr. David Samadi - January 7th 2018

Today, on Sunday Housecall, Dr. David Samadi sits down again with Dr. Cynara Coomer, Chief of Breast Surgery, Staten Island University Hospital. More...

Features

Record Investment In Arts And Culture

City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer shared his annual report detailing his accomplishments in the past 12 months. More...

Rep. Maloney Hosts Forum On How New Tax Law Affects New York

Congress Member Carolyn B. Maloney (NY- 12) hosted a community forum on January 13 on how the GOP tax law affects New York State. More...

Vision Zero Shows Citywide Reduction Of Traffic Deaths

Among statistics celebrating the fourth consecutive year of declining traffic deaths under Vision Zero, Queens showed the fewest citywide and represented the borough’s lowest number ever last year.  More...

Two Local Favorites Set To Close Soon - Next Edition!

Two privately owned businesses in Astoria are set to close soon. Atlantic Center & Sports at 32-90 Steinway Street will close at the end of March. It was opened in the 1980s by Nick Kapatos, who decided to retire once the store is closed. More...

It's In Queens! (January 25 to January 31) - Next Edition!

Chinese philosopher Confucius is credited with saying: “Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.” Well, music and pleasure are all over Queens this week with symphony orchestras, symphonic choirs, Korean fusion groups, More...

Man Struck By No. 7 Train - Next Edition!

A 28-year-old Queens man is fighting for his life this week, after he was run over by a No. 7 train in Jackson Heights on January 19, police said.Cops said a motorman operating an oncoming No. More...

‘Don’t Kill Dumbo,’ Activists Say - Next Edition!

He’s looking for his family.A wily coyote spotted roaming grasslands near LaGuardia Airport spends time with his head raised, barking and crying into the distance in search of his siblings, who were killed along with their parents last year by agents More...

Body Found In Flushing Bay - Next Edition!

The body of a man was found in the waters off the World’s Fair Marina in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park on January 18th, police said.  The body was discovered facedown on rocks in Flushing Bay at about 1:20 p.m. More...

On the Road in Greece: The El Greco Hotel and Vergina Sun, in the Heart of Heraklion, Crete - Next Edition!

How does a traveler avoid taxi and tour group expenses? Pick a hotel the locals stay at in the heart of a city. I followed the example of English tourists, taking buses in Heraklion Crete. More...

Addabbo Swears In Ozone Tudor Civic Association President And Board - Next Edition!

NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. was the officiating officer to swear in the President of the Ozone Tudor Civic Association, Frank Dardani, and its board members. The Senator then gave the Ozone Park residents an update on the state budget.  More...

Astoria/LIC NAACP Annual Freedom Fund Luncheon Commemorates King - Next Edition!

Assembly Member Catherine Nolan recently attended the Astoria/LIC NAACP Annual Freedom Fund Luncheon to commemorate Dr. More...

Phagwah Parade Pushed Back For Better Weather

The Organizing Committee (OC) of Phagwah Parade 2018 announced that plans for the 30th Annual Phagwah Parade in Richmond Hill are currently underway. More...

Remembering Woodhaven Community Leader Maria Thomson

The community mourns the passing of Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation and Woodhaven Business Improvement District Executive Director Maria Thomson on Wednesday, January 10 of complications following a recent stroke. More...

Queens Council On The Arts To Acknowledge The 2018 Queens Arts Fund Awardees & SU-CASA Artists

Queens Council on the Arts (QCA) and the Board of Directors invite you to join in acknowledging the 2018 Queens Arts Fund (QAF) Awardees, the QCA ArtHotel Residency artists and SU-CASA Artists-in-Residents. More...

On the Road in Italy: Exchange Currency

        Where can you exchange dollars to euros in Italy? Don’t go to the bank. They will refuse. The Currency Exchange Offices charge exorbitant fees. A family member was persistent in finding an alternative. More...

NYPD: Pull The Plug To Increase Safety

Police officials are renewing a reminder to the public to use common sense when walking alone, especially at night, while plugged in to Smart Phones and other electronic devices.Police are urging New Yorkers to pull the plug, to avoid distractions fr More...

Pair Plead Guilty In ‘Wrong Teen’ Slash-Assault

Two men charged with the violent slashing of a teenage exchange student in December 2015 pleaded guilty on January 9th to first-degree assault, saying the victim was attacked in a case of mistaken identity.Devon Berkley, 39, of Allentown, Pennsylvani More...

CB 1 Holds January Meeting; Discusses Girl Scouts, Homeless Services And Development

The Community Board 1 cabinet meeting had its usual official list of speakers, all of whom were able to attend in January, and an unofficial list, full of speakers ready to address the attendees without needing to be persuaded.  One of those in More...

Political Page

I On Politics

NEW PLAN COUNTERACTS REPEALED STATE AND LOCAL TAX DEDUCTIONS: Congress Member Carolyn B. More...

Seniors

Simple Home Modifications That Can Help Seniors Age in Place

Dear Savvy Senior, What tips can you recommend to help make a home safer for aging-in-place? My 76-year-old mother wants to stay living in her own home for as long as possible, but she doesn’t have the money for any big renovations. More...

Editorials

The Transportation Debacle, Part 5,232

In this day and age, 2018, we should not have to strategize and prepare for an odyssey or expedition every day when we get into a car, bus, train, or plane. More...

Letters to the Editor

Report Card A++ Dear Friends, For the eighth year in a row, I am proud to share my annual report with you. More...

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