June 21, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Remembering Father’s Day Firefighters

Family, friends and fellow firefighters gathered last week to pay tribute to three firefighters killed in an explosion at an Astoria hardware store 16 years ago.The explosion at Long Island Hardware, then located at the corner of 14th Street and Asto More...

On the Road In Greece: Life In 2017

Hospitality, kindness, generosity, courtesy and respect for seniors were my experiences with the Greek people on my May/June 2017 Trip. More...

Chairman Crowley Releases Statement In Commemoration Of Juneteenth

House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley issued the following statement in commemoration of Juneteenth:   More...

Creative Writing Workshop: Paper Plate Poetry

A Creative Writing Workshop: Paper Plate Poetry with local writer Joan Becht Willette was held on Saturday, June 17 by Astoria Ally at Socrates Sculpture Park. More...

Fines And Potential Prison Time For Cyberbullying Of Minors

Legislation S.2318, co-sponsored by NYS Senator Joseph P. More...

Marking Ramadan In Borough Hall

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz hosted the Annual Queens Iftar program, in observance of Ramadan in the Helen Marshall Cultural Center in Queens Borough Hall on June 6. The Borough President is shown here with (l. More...

NYC Council Calls On State To Allow 150 More Speed Cameras In School Zones

The New York City Council passed a Home Rule Message on June 15, echoing Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer’s resolution calling on the New York State Legislature to pass legislation to allow the installation of speed cameras in 150 more New York City More...

Community Calendar

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Restaurant of the Week

The Thirsty Koala

Bask in the breezes on the outdoor patio at The Thirsty Koala, while you quench your thirst with one of their inventive cocktails, available during Happy Hour for just $5. More...

Health Care

Does bicycling affect PSA levels?

Riding a bicycle is a great cardiovascular workout, and can be very enjoyable for those who participate in the sport. More...

Features

From White Horse Saloon To The White House

The Trump Families Roots In Queens & Their Road To The White House

Trump Ku Klux KlanThe Major Emmet D. Smith Klan No. 38, Knights of the Invisible Empire.The year was 1915 Birth of a Nation by D.W. More...

Queens College Holds June Business Breakfast Forum

The Queens College Business Forum held its fourth and last breakfast of the academic year last week, welcoming Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment Julie Menin, who heads an office that has grown from its somewhat experimenta More...

‘Dollar Seats’ On Sale For Kaufman Theater Summer Series

The folks at the United Artists Kaufman Astoria Cinema 14 are turning back the calendar to a time when people headed to local movie houses to take in a show and beat the summer heat.   More...

Mets Increase Protective Netting At Citi Field

Mets fans heading to Citi Field after the All-Star Game will take their seats behind additional protective netting designed to improve safety.   More...

Owners Await City Council Nod On Zoning Change

The City Planning Commission (CPC) last month approved a request for a zoning change that would clears a path for the owners of a popular Jackson Heights car wash to develop an eight-story commercial building at the site.Final approval of the zoning More...

Thief Stole Cash, 100 Phones, Laptops

Police are searching for a suspect who broke into a Roosevelt Avenue electronics store on June 7 and stole cash, and more than 100 laptop computers and cell phones.Cops said the suspect entered Electromania at 100-15 Roosevelt Avenue at 10 p.m. More...

Schumer Demands Feds Deploy Special Heroin Combat Team To State As Opiod Death Spike

On The Heels Of New Data That Shows The Grip Of Heroin & Opioids Accounting For Average Of 4 Overdose Deaths A Day In NYC Alone, Schumer Pushes Plan To Give NY Dozens Of New DEA Agents To Target Heroin Specifically & Choke Trafficking &n More...

It’s In Queens! (June 22 to June 28)

They’ll be dancing in the streets…and eating diverse cuisines in restaurants. Huge food events compete with equally large outdoor performances in Queens this week. The Met Opera, Willie Wonka, and The Panman are in town. More...

Meng Announces Noisy Train Repair Facility To Move From Glendale

U.S. Rep. More...

Senator Stavisky Meets With Bricklayers Union

NYS Senator Toby Ann Stavisky met with the International Union of Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers during their annual Masonry day in Albany. She developed a renewed respect for the bricklayers and their professionalism. More...

Peralta Announces Funding For Cleaning Services In Jackson Heights & Elmhurst

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Van Bramer & Nolan Announce All-Way Stop Sign At Dangerous LIC Intersection

After years of advocacy from parents, students, and elected officials, DOT reevaluated the intersection and approved an all-way stop sign. More...

WCS’s Queens Zoo Welcomes Pudu Fawn

A southern pudu fawn (Pudu puda), the world’s smallest deer species, was born at the WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Queens Zoo.  More...

Political Page

I On Politics

GIANARIS TAPS WEALTHY FOR $2 M, 3-YEAR TRANSIT PLAN: Don’t look for the lights in the State Senate and Assembly to be dimmed tonight (Wednesday), indicating the 2017 session has concluded. More...

Maloney Calls For Data Collection To Help Save LGBT Lives

Congresswoman Carolyn B. More...

Editorials

No Such Thing As Summertime Blues

Summer’s finally here! Today, June 21, is the official first day of summer, according to the calendar and the planets, which indicate it is the Summer Solstice. More...

Letters to the Editor

Gateway Not Funded To The Editor: More...

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