June 20, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

City Council Budget Enriches City

City Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer sent out a statement detailing the City Council Fiscal Year 2019 budget for the city that was approved last week. More...

LIC Artists’ Postcard Show Fundraiser At Plaxall

LIC Artists are holding a Postcard Show Fundraiser at Plaxall Gallery. It is an open call for submissions, so anyone who wants can send in their work. The deadline for submissions is June 28. More...

Port Authority Partners With Vaughn College On New $1.3 Million Scholarship Program

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is partnering with Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology on a new scholarship program, part of the agency’s continuing effort to provide opportunities for local communities to share in the economic More...

Pheffer Amato Congratulates 2018 Graduates

Assembly Member Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-South Queens) this past week and weekend was a featured speaker at four middle school graduations, presenting NYS Assembly Certificates of Merit to several students at the ceremonies.  On Friday night, she More...

Constantinides Announces FY19 Budget Victories for Western Queens

The New York City Council voted last week to pass a balanced budget for Fiscal Year 2019, which stretches from July 1 of this year to June 30, 2019. The budget includes funding for public spaces like schools, hospitals, and parks. More...

Richmond Hill Block Association's Pet Adoption Fair

Thirteen pets were adopted at the Richmond Hill Block Association's 11th annual Pet Adoption Fair. It was a great event. The community came out in force to adopt and admire the wonderful dogs and cats or just to enjoy a sunny mid-June day. More...

Superstars Light Up Forest Hills Stadium

Legends performed at Forest Hills Stadium in Forest Hills last week. On Wednesday, June 13, Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin fame played in the famous arena. Sheryl Crow opened up for him. More...

It’s In Queens! (June 21 to June 27)

The Summer Solstice is approaching, and Queens is ready to celebrate the longest day of the year with art, dance, theater, and urban shaman magic. More...

Dutch Kills Holiday Inn On The Market

The owner of a parcel that houses a Holiday Inn Hotel, dba “Manhattan View” at 39-05 29th Street in Long Island City has placed leasehold interest of the hotel on the market, according to a post on the Real Deal website.   More...

Hunt Suspects In Brutal Pizza Attack

Police are searching for four men who assaulted a man and stole a woman’s cell phone during a heated, early-morning dispute inside a Steinway Street pizzeria on June 3rd.Cops said the group entered into the dispute inside 3 Brothers Pizza at 25-89 St More...

Forest Hills Stadium Concerts!

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, The Head And The Heart, and Hiss Golden Messenger performing at the Forest Hills Stadium concert on Saturday, June 9. More...

Kool and the Gang Plays At Only in Queens SummerStage

Kool and the Gang took to the stage on Saturday, June 16 in Flushing Meadows Corona Park and played their mega hits, “Celebration,” “Get Down On It,” “Ladies Night” and “Cherish,” just to name a few. More...

Restaurant of the Week

Zenon Taverna

ZZenon Taverna is proud to celebrate 30 years in Astoria in its iconic, rustic, Mediterranean home on 31st Avenue. More...

Seniors

SAVVY SENIOR

New Shingles Vaccine Provides Better Protection for Seniors

Dear Savvy Senior,A good friend of mine got a bad case of shingles last year and has been urging me to get vaccinated. Should I? Suspicious Susan Dear Susan, Yes! More...

Editorials

Seize The Summer Day

Summer’s finally here in full bloom! It is physically the summer season as of June 21, the Summer Solstice. Due to the positions of the Sun and Earth relative to each other, we will now experience a peak amount of sunlit hours each day.  More...

Letters to the Editor

New Green Card Obstacle A copy of this received at the offices of theQueens Gazette.June 8, 2018Mr. Donald J. Trump, PresidentThe White House1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NWWashington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President: More...

Studio In The Park Receives NEA Our Town Grant

NYC Parks, in partnership with ArtBuilt and the Queens Museum, is pleased to announce artists chosen for the collaborative project Studio in the Park, which received the Our Town grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) last summer. More...

NYC Emergency Management’s Latest ‘Prep Talk’ Podcast Focuses On Pet Preparedness

Emergency plans aren’t just for humans; your furry friends need them too. June is National Pet Preparedness Month, and the New York City Emergency Management Department wants you to prepare your pets and service animals before the next emergency. More...

Peralta Secures $110K For Queens Legal Services To Assist Immigrants

NYS Senator Jose Peralta announced on June 18 that he was able to secure $110,000 in this year’s state budget for Queens Legal Services to support the organization’s programs to fight for social and economic justice. More...

Queens-Based Fortune Society Receives $487,000 Grant from OneCity Health

The Fortune Society (Fortune) announced on June 13 that it has received a $487,000 grant from the OneCity Health Innovation Fund to implement its project, Connections to Care.  In collaboration with NYC Health + Hospitals’ Correctional Health Se More...

Holliswood Center Resident Celebrates Her 101st Birthday

At Holliswood Center in Jamaica, resident Marcelle Legrand celebrated her 101st birthday on June 6 among family, fellow residents and staff.  Ms. Legrand is a native of Haiti who speaks Creole and some English. More...

Education Council Calls On Mayor To Save SHSAT

The Community District Education Council 26 of the city Department of Education in Bayside released a resolution on June 21 calling upon Governor Cuomo, Mayor de Blasio, Chancellor Richard Carranza, and the New York State Legislature to vote against More...

Forest Park Carousel Pay-One-Price Party

The Forest Park Carousel will be the site of a Pay-One-Price Party hosted by the Woodhaven Cultural and Historical Society of Friday, June 22, from 6 pm to 8:30 pm A $10 ticket will let you take unlimited rides on all of the rides in the Forest Park More...

Queens Medical Associates National Cancer Surivior's Day

Queens Medical Associates, a preeminent blood disorders and cancer care facility, hosted a day-long celebration for its patients on June 11, one day after the official National Cancer Survivors Day. More...

25 Years To Life For Astoria Park Murder

An Astoria man was sentenced this week to 25-years-to life in prison for the brutal 2015 murder of a Croatian historian in Astoria Park.Alexander Bonich, 54, of 42nd Street in Astoria, was convicted last month of second-degree murder, second-degree c More...

Announce Plans For 7-Story Building

The owner of a parcel at 31-18 31st Street has filed plans to develop a seven-story, mixed-use building at the site.Developer Builders Millennium has filed plans for a 75-foot tall building that would feature 1.940-square-feet of space for ground flo More...

Grenade Scare Empties Queens Courthouse

It wasn’t a joke.A Queens man is facing multiple charges for attempting to bring what looked like a grenade into the Kew Gardens Criminal Court building on June 14th, police said. Cops said David Hertsmen, 22, a former courthouse intern, decided More...

Reminder: Street Trees Need Water During Hot Weather

City Department of Parks and Recreation officials are again urging Queens residents and businesses to remember that street trees need watering during hot summer months.  Officials are asking Queens residents to water street trees each eveni More...

Queens Biz Forum Wraps Up For The Season

Gregg Bishop is a busy spokesman for Small Business Services, the city department where he serves as commissioner. More...

Political Page

Katz On Trump Immigration Policy:

"We Must Be Better Than This"

President Trump's immigration policy is dehumanizing individuals, ripping children from the arms of their parents and tearing families apart. It makes this otherwise proud American deeply embarrassed of my home country. More...

Gazette Federal Primary Endorsements

The federal primary is coming soon, on Tuesday, June 26, and we believe it is important enough that we should reiterate what we said two weeks ago: that we strongly, and unequivocally support Congress Members Joseph Crowley and Carolyn Maloney, two i More...

I On Politics

SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF THE PULSE NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING: House Democratic Caucus Chair Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx) released the following statement on the second anniversary of the Pulse Nightclub Shooting: More...

Features

Kaufman Arts District Brings Free Summer Fun to Astoria

The Kaufman Arts District in Astoria is celebrating the start of summer with a free cultural event that will take place on the Kaufman Astoria Studios Backlot.  On Friday, June 29, The Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment’s  “Broadwa More...

Vallone Announces City Council Budget Allocations For NE Queens

The New York City Council passed a budget on June 14, of $89.2 billion for fiscal year 2019. More...

UCCA Holds Annual BBQ

The United Civic Community Association held their annual BBQ on Thursday June 14th at Central Lounge located at 20-30 Steinway Street. The event, which has become an annual fundraiser for the association, also featured a 50/50 raffle. More...

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