August 26, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Victim Strikes Back In Steinway Street Knife Attack - Next Edition!

A 28-year-old man decided he wasn’t giving in to a knife-wielding thug who tried to rob his on Steinway Street on August 25, authorities said.Cops said the victim was walking on Steinway Street near 28th Avenue at about 9:15 a.m. More...

Koslowitz Kicks Off Participatory Budgeting Process - Next Edition!

Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz is once again gearing up for Participatory Budgeting (PB). PB is a City Council initiative whereby council district residents decide and vote on projects within the district. More...

Forest Hills Hospital Appoints New Executive Director - Next Edition!

Queens native Susan Browning, a veteran healthcare administrator for the North Shore-LIJ Health System, has been appointed executive director at Forest Hills Hospital. More...

Man Wanted In 34th Avenue Deli Burglary - Next Edition!

Police are searching for a brazen thief who swiped cash and cigarettes during a break-in at an Astoria grocery store on August 16.Cops said the suspect was captured on surveillance footage slipping under a roll-down metal gate and through the front d More...

Man Busted In Steinway Street Wife-Beat - Next Edition!

Police arrested a 35-year-old Astoria man on August 25, after he assaulted his wife at her Steinway Street residence.More than a dozen officers were called to the apartment on an upper floor at 30-17 Steinway Street at about 9:15 a.m. More...

It’s In Queens! (Aug. 27 to Sept. 2)

Children don’t usually enjoy anything that includes the words “back to school.” However, Jamaica will host a huge back-to-school fashion show this week with young models and performers that people of all ages will love. More...

Woodhaven BID To Sponsor Back To School Promotion

The Woodhaven Business Improvement District will sponsor their Back to School Promotion on August 29, 2015 from 1PM-4PM at the Forest Parkway Plaza area and also along Jamaica Avenue, our “Everything Avenue.” We will have clowns, facepainters, our fr More...

Resorts World Bus Crash

On August 25 in Rego Park, a Resorts World Casino bus crashed into a three-story building located at 87-17 63rd Ave. The driver of the bus was trying to avoid an automobile making a sharp turn from Woodhaven Boulevard. More...

NPH Is Coming To Astoria!

Neil Patrick Harris will be coming to Astoria’s Kaufman Studios his new 10 episode show, Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris. More...

Cops Hunt Woman In Subway Bite Attack

Queens Transit police are searching for a woman who brutally beat another straphanger on a Manhattan-bound F train on August 14.Cops said the 45-year-old victim walked up to the woman and asked her to move her bag off a seat on the Manhattan-bound tr More...

New Smoking Ban At School Entrances, Ed Programs

Parents and other caregivers who light up on their way to pick up youngsters from school and after-school programs will now have to snuff out cigarettes before they reach school grounds.Gov. More...

Jorney For Peace

The inspiring journey through New York City of Chen Guanming – a 60-year-old Chinese farmer riding his rickshaw around the world in support of the Olympic message of peace among nations – came to its conclusion today at the steps of the F More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Dates & times are subject to change. To More...

Restaurant of the Week

O’NEILL’S

O’Neill’s is a living, breathing part of Queens’ history, continuously owned and operated with loving care by the O’Neill Family since More...

Editorials

Trump Stirs The Pot

Many years ago we personally interviewed Donald Trump, who has a lifelong connection to Queens, as he was born here and lived near St. John’s University in Jamaica Estates. More...

Comprehensive Traffic Safety Around Astoria Park

Op-Ed:

As Astoria residents, we know that the streets surrounding Astoria Park can be unsafe for pedestrians. More...

Letters to the Editor

Austin Book Shop To The Editor: My name is Barbara Titowsky Krysko, and my father was Bernard Titowsky of the Austin Book Shop. More...

Hunt Gunman In 30th Avenue Shooting - Next Edition!

Police are seeking help from the public to identify and locate a gunman who opened fire on a 55-year-old Astoria man on August 25.Cops said the victim was sitting in his 2013 Cadillac sedan in an alley behind a building at 32-25 30th Avenue at about More...

18-Years For Elmhurst Wife Stabber - Next Edition!

A 48-year-old Elmhurst man was sentenced last week to 18 years in prison for fatally stabbing his estranged wife inside her Corona apartment in December 2014, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said.Maria Paguay, 37, who was separated from her hu More...

Bricks Rain Down On Austin Street After Rooftop Crash - Next Edition!

Pedestrians walking along Austin Street ran for cover when a load of bricks came crashing to the ground after a car crashed into the retaining wall of a rooftop parking lot, punching a hole in it. More...

It’s In Queens! (Sept. 3 to Sept. 9) - Next Edition!

The week’s big news is the re-opening of the Queens International Night Market in Jamaica. Other items include a silent disco, a photo exhibit on Rockaway, outdoor dance, and some end-of-summer staples, such as the Fresh Pond Road Festival. More...

Goldfeder Gives To Save A Life At Resorts World Blood Drive - Next Edition!

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder rolled up his sleeves and joined dozens of local families to donate at a blood drive hosted by Resorts World Casino. More...

Cops Launch Labor Day ‘Zero Tolerance’ Crackdown - Next Edition!

Police at the Queens Highway Patrol Unit and local precincts will be hitting the streets this weekend in an NYPD Labor Day crackdown on motorists who are drunk or impaired, drivers who text or talk on cell phones, smart phones and other electronic de More...

Kids Must Have Shots To Start School - Next Edition!

New York State health officials are changing immunization requirements for youngsters entering the school system.As of September 1, the State Department of Health will require youngsters to receive a complete series of shots for measles/mumps/rubella More...

Midtown Tunnel To Close Manhattan Bound Tube

On August 31, the Manhattan-bound (north) tube of the Queens Midtown Tunnel will be closed during weekday overnight hours for eight weeks of Sandy restoration work. One lane will remain open in each direction in the other tube. More...

Forest Hills To Loose Barnes & Noble In Early 2016

The story on Barnes & Noble is over.  After 20 years, the Forest Hills location on Austin Street will become a Target by mid-2016. More...

Mt. Sinai To Serve As Official Medical Services Provider For Athletes At U.S. Open

Mount Sinai orthopaedic surgeons and sports medicine physicians caring for athletes at the US Open this year will be joined for the first time by radiologists using portable ultrasound devices to help quickly diagnose bone, muscle and joint injuries. More...

Cuomo Task Force Nails Steinway Street Salons

A team of New York State investigators swooped down on nail salons on Steinway Street on August 20, checking conditions there within a six-block area along the bustling commercial strip. More...

15 Years For Corona Man In Child Sex “Game”

A 24-year-old Corona man was sentenced last week to 5-to-15 years in prison for engaging underage girls in a cyber “game” that awarded points to young victims who participated in a series of activities – including sexual acts, Queens District Attorne More...

Man Critical In Cab Back-Up Crash

A Queens man suffered serious injuries when a taxi backed into him on a Jackson Heights street on August 19, police said.Cops said the victim was crossing 74th Street behind a yellow cab that was stopped in a crosswalk on 34th Street at about 1:10 a. More...

NYPD Seeking School Crossing Guards

Queens police officials are searching for a few good School Crossing Guards.NYPD officials said there is a shortage of school crossing guards in the Astoria, Long Island City, Woodside and Sunnyside areas, and they are seeking qualified local residen More...

The Wheels Go Round

Vallo Transportation, an independent school bus transportation company located in Queens, recently sponsored their fourth annual Summer Read Aloud and Crafts Program at Whitestone Community Library of Queens Library. More...

Political Page

Special Democratic Primary For Vacant 23rd Council Post

Six Democrats seeking their party’s nomination for the vacant 23rd district City Council seat in the Northeastern section of Queens are running out of time because there are only 15 days left until Thursday, September 10, which is Primary Day. More...

Seniors

Savvy Senior:

How to Compare and Locate Senior Housing Options

Dear Savvy Senior,Can you go over the different types of housing options available to seniors, and recommend some good resources for locating and choosing one? More...

Features

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Treasures Tripoli's Farmers Market

Consumers in the United States want to know where and how their food is grown. Persons have an intense desire to eat from local markets. Many grow food in their backyards. More...

Chefs Help Ronzoni Celebrate Its 100th Year

To celebrate 100 years of calling New York home, Ronzoni Pasta is announcing a 100th anniversary celebration partnering with New York area chefs to create a signature pasta dish inspired by the culture of their neighborhood, paired with donations ben More...

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