July 18, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Lefferts Blvd. Bridge Will Not Be Torn Down!

Lefferts Blvd. Bridge Will Not Be Torn Down!At a meeting held at Queens Borough Hall on Tuesday, July 11, Long Island Rail Road President Phillip Eng announced that the Lefferts Blvd. Bridge will NOT be demolished. More...

Addabbo Reads To Kids At Ridgewood YMCA

On Thursday, July 12, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. visited the Ridgewood YMCA to read one of his favorite books, “A Bad Case of Stripes” by David Shannon, to the children attending the summer camp. More...

‘Supertall’ Tower Cut By 200 Feet

Queens’ soon-to-be tallest tower won’t rise so high in the sky, according to a recent report by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ.) More...

Buddhist Center To Sprout In Dutch Kills

Officials at the national Buddhist organization, Soka Gakkai International, last week announced plans to develop a 3-story community center at 40-40 24th Street in Long Island City, at the southeast edge of the Dutch Kills community. The 15,000- More...

Cops Hunt Senior Rob Suspect

Police are searching for a man who helped an 85-year-old Sunnyside woman to the No. 7 train on July 13th, moments before he swiped the woman’s purse.   More...

Wife Charged In Hubby Stab Death

A 43-year-old Jackson Heights man was found dead inside an apartment he shared with his wife on 93rd Street on July 11th, in what investigators believe was a deadly dispute between husband and wife.   More...

Cops Nab ‘Mail Fishers’ Red-Handed

Police caught and arrested three suspects red-handed, stealing mail from a USPS mailbox in Forest Hills.Officers on routine patrol out of the 112th Precinct at about 2 am on July 11 spotted the three Brooklyn residents swiping the mail from a blue US More...

It’s In Queens! (July 19 to July 25)

The key word is “festival,” and it follows street, film, dance, independence day, music, and annual a few times this week. The other key word is “outdoors” at it goes with parks, lawns, triangles, a garden, a farm, and a shopping center.   More...

Nite At The Movies

Friday, July 13 turned out to be the perfect summer night for hundreds of Whitestone residents to enjoy Family Movie Night at Francis Lewis Park. More...

Restaurant of the Week

Donovan’s Pub

Donovan’s Pub holds landmark status in Woodside, and it’s no wonder. Famous for its hamburgers and signature dishes, it also vibrates with a kind of positive energy that you can actually feel. More...

Health Care

Make smart fitness choices with post-workout recovery and hydration

During warm-weather months, fitness enthusiasts often take their exercise routines to the great outdoors. The spike in summer temperatures can make those tough workouts even more challenging.  More...

An Alternative to Opioids for That Pain in Your Neck

Your body does quite an amazing balancing act with your head.  Which is to say, if you imagine a 10-pound mass (your head) sitting atop a column of bones (your neck)–with split-second movements in all directions –you'll begin to unde More...

Health Trend to Watch in 2018

Personalized Medicine:

When scientists first read the entire genetic code of a human being in 2003, the monumental achievement promised a new era in medicine.  More...

Features

Check River Fencing Near Astoria Houses, Hallets Point Park

Congress Member Carolyn Maloney and representatives of Community Board 1 and the Astoria Houses Tenants Association toured the Astoria Houses and Hallets Point Park and discussed the deteriorating co More...

Gianaris Helps Reunite Guatemalan Asylum Seeker With Children

NYS Senator Michael Gianaris proudly joined Yeni Gonzalez, her children, and advocates from Queens-based Immigrant Families Together as they left the Cayuga Centers as a family once again. More...

Relics Of The 1964 World’s Fair Honored For Restoration Design Excellence

Restoration projects for two remnants of the 1964 World’s Fair, the New York State Pavilion and the Reflecting Pool, were among the winners of the 36th Annual Awards for Excellence in Design presented by the Public Design Commission. More...

Queens Historical Society To Host Solar Energy Family Workshop

Saturday, July 21st, 2018 11:00am – 1:00pm Price: $10 per child, Parents – free entrance Appropriate for: grades 5 – 8 RSVP by June 21st, 2018 Limited tickets available! Tickets per Person NOT per Family More...

Man Critical In DWI Accident

A 46-year-old Jackson Heights man was critically injured when he was struck by a minivan while attempting to cross Northern Boulevard on July 14th.  Cops said the unidentified victim was attempting to cross Northern Boulevard at 81st Street More...

Addabbo Speaks On Panel Focused On Veterans Affairs

As the ranking member of the Senate Committee on Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs, State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. More...

13 Year Old Mason Batz: The Youngest and Bravest Player on the New York Lizards Lacrosse Team

If you didn’t know the entire the story, it might seem that The New York Lizards Lacrosse team is extremely desperate to find new talent to help their team improve upon their current record of 5 wins and 5 losses. More...

Auto Strip Faces Demolition

A Northern Boulevard commercial strip long inhabited by auto repair, auto body and parts shops will soon face a wrecking ball to make way for new development at the site.  The row of one- and two-story buildings at 97-04 Northern Boulevard More...

Homeless Man Charged In Homeless Murder

Police arrested a 45-year-old homeless man on July 13th, who they say stabbed another homeless man to death on July 10th. Cops charged Antono Cabrera with the stabbing death of Velibor Flores, 43, whose body police discovered outside a Duane Rea More...

Sunnyside Brothel Busted

Queens Vice cops shuttered a Sunnyside Spa on July 12th, where they say employees were giving customers more than a massage.   More...

FDNY Medic Helps Nab Tip Thief

An off-duty FDNY medic is being heaped with praise this week for helping some Astoria restaurant workers foil a robbery on July 14th.  Cops said EMS Lt. More...

Boro Prez Holds Land Use Meeting For CB 1

At Borough President Melinda Katz’s land use public hearing for July, there were six applications pertaining to the Community Board 1 district.  Those six, in fact, comprised three paired applications, the first involving Variety Boys and Girls More...

Big Bush Park Renovated

On Tuesday, July 17 Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer joined Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski, Community Board 2, and community members to celebrate the $1.8 million renovation of Big Bush Park in Woo More...

Political Page

I On Politics

MEEKS ON INDICTMENT OF 12 RUSSIAN OPERATIVES FOR DNC HACK: Senior Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Ranking Member of the Europe, Eurasia and Emerging Threats Subcommittee Representative Gregory Meeks issued the following statement co More...

Seniors

SAVVY SENIOR:

How to Find Retiree Travel Perks

Dear Savvy Senior, What types of travel discounts are available to older travelers? I just retired and am interested in learning about travel deals for people over 60. Ready To Go   More...

Tips For Living With Low Vision

Dear Savvy Senior, More...

Editorials

We’re Getting Better All The Time

Queens is getting better health care all the time, and as individuals we are getting better and healthier as well. Welcome to our medical issue that focuses on all the great and world-class care we have here. More...

It’s Summer, Dare To Eat A Peach!

Eating healthy food is a good way to avoid many chronic health issues that can crop up from poor eating habits. More...

Letters to the Editor

Deeply Resents A copy of this letter was received at the offices of the Queens Gazette. Dear Senator Charles Schumer, More...

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