November 14, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

NYRR Awards Kudos For 40-Year Marathon Run - Next Edition!

Each year the New York Road Runners (NYRR) Volunteer Operations Team recognizes a volunteer (or two) whose passion and commitment to service and to NYRR’s mission to help and inspire people through running stands out above the 10,000 volunteers who s More...

Gift Cards: The Newest Holiday Cash - Next Edition!

Gift cards, the newest form of holiday cash, have become the gift of choice, for New Yorkers wanting to avoid the long lines and hassle of holiday shopping. More...

Cops Nab ‘Mail Fisher’ With $400K In Stolen Checks - Next Edition!

A 25-year-old Queens man is facing burglary, larceny and stolen property charges after police at the 112th Precinct’s Anti-Crime Unit caught him red-handed “fishing” mail out of a U.S. More...

Off-Duty Cop Charged In DWI Hit-Run - Next Edition!

An off-duty NYPD Housing cop was charged last week with leaving the scene of an accident with an injury, DWI and driving while ability impaired after he struck a woman at a Jackson Heights intersection and fled the scene, police said.   More...

World Mourns Illustrator Stanly Martin Leiberman aka Stan Lee - Next Edition!

Created Spider-Man; The Superhero Who Called Forest Hills Home

Stan Lee, creator of Spider-Man, X-Men and The Hulk, passed away on November 12 at age 95. More...

Parking Needed More Than Bike Lanes, Loading Zones - Next Edition!

I am writing to the Gazette to express my concern over the new parking regulations and poor signage that has recently been put into effect on Austin Street. More...

Pheffer Amato Breaks Ground On Far Rockaway Library - Next Edition!

Assembly Member Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Far Rockaway) released the following statement on the occasion of breaking ground for construction of the new Queens Library Far Rockaway branch: “Libraries are one of those quintessential community resources, More...

Primed And Ready?

Amazon Is Coming To Town

It’s official, Amazon is coming to town. The announcement was made on November 13 that Amazon will indeed open one of its two new headquarters, Amazon HQ2, in Long Island City bringing about 25,000 jobs to the community. More...

It’s In Queens! (Nov. 15 to Nov. 21)

What’s in the letter “s”? The world’s best Queen tribute band will rock Queens this weekend. More...

Travel Tips For Happy Holiday Trips

Travel experts at the American Automobile Association (AAA) predict an estimated 150 million Americans will head over the river and through the woods to visit relatives or friends this holiday season. More...

Neighborhood Development News 11.14

New View Of Astoria Mixed-Use BuildingFalcon Pacific Builders last week revealed a set of renderings for a new, 7-story building at 28-16 21st Street in Astoria.The corner property will feature 50 residential units including 10 permanently affordable More...

Cops Launch Zero Tolerance Holiday Driving Crackdown

NYPD officials have issued a reminder to motorists who party too hard and get behind the wheel drunk over the holidays. Police officials announced a Zero Tolerance crackdown on drunk drivers from Thanksgiving week through New Years Day, includin More...

St. Anastasia Knights Of Columbus Blood Drive Nets 58 Pints

The St. Anastasia Knights of Columbus Council 5911 held a blood drive on Sunday, November 11, Veterans Day, at St. Anastasia Parish in Douglaston. St. Anastasia Knights of Columbus Grand Knight and Blood Drive Chair Frederick R. More...

Dutch Kills Civic Discusses Amazon's Move To LIC

The Dutch Kills Civic Association’s November meeting came two days after Election Day and briefly went through a couple of political outbursts before turning back to the usual run of local political figures, a report from the 114th Police Precinct co More...

CB 1 Meets For November Meeting

The Community Board 1 cabinet meeting for November had three groups  come to make presentations for this month’s session in the board room of Kaufman Astoria Studios. More...

Holliswood Center Honors Vets

The Holliswood Center on Woodhull Avenue in Jamaica held a very moving Veterans Day ceremony on November 7 that included Commander Neil Jordan from the American Legion Benjamin Moore Post 1946 based in St. Albans.  More...

Restaurant of the Week

Gossip Coffee #Cocktails

The word is out….the newly re-opened Gossip Coffee #Cocktails is back and better than ever serving much more than just great coffee. More...

Seniors

SAVVY SENIOR:

Dear Savvy Senior,How well does Medicare cover diabetes? I’m 66 years old and was recently told by my doctor that I have pre-diabetes. If it progresses to full-fledged diabetes what can I expect from Medicare? More...

Editorials

Don’t Go Back To Sleep

We were proud to see that record numbers of people voted in this midterm election, including a larger contingent of young voters, which is always an underrepresented demographic. More...

Banks Help Build & Maintain Society

Remember the days before online banking and cellphone apps that allow us to take care of most of our banking needs – without having to run to the branch before closing, fill out forms, and wait on actual lines? More...

Letters to the Editor

Will They Abandon Trump?  To The Editor:  The sourness depressing most Americans will have no resolution in the foreseeable future. More...

Op-Ed: Amazon Deal Not A Giveaway, But A Benefit - Next Edition!

The Amazon transaction is a historic transformative moment for the entire New York City region. More...

On the Road in Armenia: An Armenian Wedding at All Saviors Church, Shushi, Artsakh Republic - Next Edition!

Weddings celebrate hope for a brighter future. Life is strange. I read about an Armenian breakaway republic of the Soviet Union in 1991. I believed I would never go to this war zone. More...

New York Cares Coat Drive Underway - Next Edition!

Each winter, tens of thousands of New Yorkers face a cold choice: buy a winter coat or putting food on the table. Since 1989, New York Cares has helped warm those in need by collecting more than one million coats for distribution to children and More...

12 Years For Astoria Baby-Breed Pedophile - Next Edition!

A 40-year-old Astoria man was sentenced last week to four-to-12-years in prison for trying to hatch a sick plan to turn his girlfriend into a sexual predator. Howard Stapley pleaded guilty to nearly 300 counts of child porn-related charges, pros More...

Crash Families Mourn Flight 587 Victims - Next Edition!

Friends and families came together on November 12th to remember the 265 people who perished 17 years ago, in the crash of American Airlines Flight 587. The ill-fated flight crashed into a neighborhood in Belle Harbor, Queens at about 9 a.m. More...

Tall Changes At Astoria Intersection - Next Edition!

Some tall changes are in store for an Astoria intersection near the Northern Boulevard corridor.   More...

It’s In Queens! (Nov. 22 to Nov. 28) - Next Edition!

It’s “Turkey vs. Christmas” this week with high-quality events spanning organized football, Mister Rogers, Charles Dickens, and homemade gifts. More...

Pheffer Amato Speaks At UFT Event In Queens - Next Edition!

Assembly Member Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-South Queens) spoke recently at the UFT Queens Parent Conference. More...

Pheffer Amato Attends BP Veterans Day Celebration - Next Edition!

Assembly Member Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Rockaway Beach) attended Borough President Melinda Katz’ (r.) annual Veterans Day Celebration at Queens Borough Hall. More...

LeHavre Art League To Hold Annual Arts & Crafts Show

The LeHavre Art League Annual Arts & Crafts Show will be held on Sunday, November 18, 11:00 am to 3 pm, in the LeHavre Clubhouse, in the Beechhurst section of Whitestone, at 168-68 9th Avenue. More...

Shop Safe & Beware Identity Thieves On Black Friday

Merchants along Astoria’s commercial strips are hoping to hear bells on Black Friday, each time consumers plunk down cash or plastic to pay for items purchased on the first official day of the 2018 holiday shopping season. More...

Safety Tips For Outdoor Turkey Chefs

Officials at the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) are again urging Queens residents to take extra precautions when lighting up a backyard grill or a deep fryer to cook their Thanksgiving turkey. More...

Woman Indicted In Flushing Daycare Carnage

A 52-year-old Flushing woman was indicted last week on attempted murder and assault charges for stabbing a fellow caregiver seven times in the leg, face and chest before turning the knife on three newborns and two other adults at an illegal “Chinese More...

Santander Bank Opens First Branch In Flushing

Santander Bank announced the opening of its first branch in Flushing, at 136-11 Roosevelt Avenue. More...

City Twirlers March And Perform In Middle Village Veterans Day Parade

On Saturday, November 4, the Queens based City Twirlers marched and performed in the annual Middle Village Veterans Day Parade. The parade marked the first Fall 2018 appearance for the City Twirlers team. More...

Mt. Sinai Doctors Come To Riccardo's

The November meeting of the Astoria Civic Association was held at Riccardo’s by the Bay the night of Election Day.  Two doctors representing Mount Sinai of Queens talked about strokes and how MSQ is preparing to treat them in a new center that l More...

Political Page

I On Politics

MALONEY STATEMENT ON CALIFORNIA BAR SHOOTING: Congress Member Carolyn B. More...

Stewart-Cousins First Female Majority Leader Of NYS Senate

On Tuesday, November 6, history was made as Andrea Stewart-Cousins became the first female majority leader of the Senate in New York State history. Profound change is coming to New York.  More...

California Conflagration

The massive fires consuming huge swaths of northern and southern California have consumed 117,000 acres so far, and they have not yet been contained. More...

Features

School Chancellor Carranza Has A Plan To Fix Yellow Bus Transportation

New School Chancellor Richard A. Carranza has been taking a great deal of heat, especially from Queens parents of public school students who have to rely on riding yellow buses to school daily. More...

The Beatles Top All-Time Rock Band List

Nearly five decades after they broke up, The Beatles are the clear leader when Americans name the greatest rock and roll band of all time. The Monmouth University Poll finds that fully 86% of U.S. More...

Gobble This

The first Thanksgiving may be significant for bringing together the Pilgrims and Native Americans. More...

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