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Cops Nab ‘Mail Fishers’ Red-Handed - Next Edition!

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...

Wife Charged In Hubby Stab Death - Next Edition!

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...

Homeless Man Charged In Homeless Murder - Next Edition!

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...

Auto Strip Faces Demolition - Next Edition!

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...

On the Road in Greece: Asclepeion at Epidaurus

The Library of Alexandria contained the scientific knowledge of the ancient world. The troops of Julius Caesar accidentally burned the library during or after the Siege of Alexandria in 48 B.C.  Knowledge partially lost. More...

It’s In Queens! (July 12 to July 18)

Spiders, graft, funky dawgz, and salad allergies are about to descend on Queens this week. More...

The Greatest Day Ever! Music Festival and Carnival Gears Up

     The Greatest Day Ever! More...

YIMBY Reveals Exclusive Rendering Of LIC Project

The YIMBY (Yes, In My Back Yard) website has released exclusive renderings of a development planned for a parcel at 37-01 37th Avenue in the Dutch Kills section of Long Island City.As reported by the Gazette earlier this year, two buildings and a par More...

LIC SUMMIT Brings Developers, Investors Together At MMI

On Tuesday June 19, hundreds of developers, investors and building and construction leaders joined together to learn about the master plan to build and develop Long Island City.The President of the MTA said, “We will transform the subways and busses More...

New Police Officers Welcomed To Queens

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz spoke to more than 60 recent NYPD Police Academy graduates during a July 3rd orientation session held by NYPD Patrol Borough Queens North at the Langston Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center in Corona. More...

WIN Foundation Brings Its Special Mission To Queens

The When in Need (WIN) Foundation, which says it “works to empower less privileged and under-resourced communities in rural and urban settings around the world,” is an organization with an active branch in Queens. More...

Qcp Announces The ‘Getting It Done’ Award And ‘Award Of Excellence’

Queens Centers for Progress (QCP) presented the first annual “Getting It Done” award to QCP staff. More...

On the Road in Greece: Sunset in Santorini

To travel is to live”. – Hans Christian Andersen More...

Restaurant of the Week

BT Kitchen

BT Kitchen had a grand opening on Broadway in June, offering a fresh, new twist on the Chinese buffet concept. More...

Seniors

Savvy Senior:

What You Need to Know About Reverse Mortgages

Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about reverse mortgages for retirees? My wife and I are contemplating getting one but want to make sure we know what we’re getting into. Running Short   More...

Editorials

It’s A Safe Bet For Schools

If you are reading this issue hot off the presses, today is July 11, or 7-11, considered by many to be a lucky day. In fact, this issue represents our whole week, and we’ll gladly share the good fortune with all of you.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Post Primary Plea  To The Editor:  More...

It’s In Queens! (July 19 to July 25) - Next Edition!

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...

Boro Prez Holds Land Use Meeting For CB 1 - Next Edition!

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...

FDNY Medic Helps Nab Tip Thief - Next Edition!

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...

Sunnyside Brothel Busted - Next Edition!

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

Cops Hunt Senior Rob Suspect - Next Edition!

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...

Buddhist Center To Sprout In Dutch Kills - Next Edition!

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...

‘Supertall’ Tower Cut By 200 Feet - Next Edition!

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...

Advocating The Right To Choose

Protecting Right To Breastfeed

Congress Member Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) and New York City Council Member Robert Cornegy Jr. More...

Please Water: Street Trees During Heat Waves

City Department of Parks officials are urging Queens residents and businesses to water street trees during hot summer months and extreme heat waves with little or no rain.  Officials are asking Queens residents to water street trees each ev More...

32nd Street Development

The owner of a parcel at 37-29 32nd Street in the Dutch Kills section of Long Island City has filed for permits to develop a six-story, mixed-use building at the site.The building will feature 10 apartments on floors two through five, one duplex apar More...

Hunt Gunman In Garage Attack

Police are searching for a man who assaulted a parking attendant before stealing a car from a Rego Park garage.  Cops said the armed suspect was caught on surveillance footage approaching the 59-year-old parking attendant at about 2:20 p.m. More...

Century-Old Kew Gardens Tudor Faces Demolition

A century-old home in Kew Gardens is facing demolition to make way for development of a seven-story apartment building at the site.The three-story Tudor style home at 116-17 Grosvenor Lane was built in 1899—one of many homes located in a forest-like More...

Resorts World Casino New York City Announces More July Entertainment And Events

The party didn’t end on the Fourth—celebrate every night of July at Resorts World Casino New York City with live music, dancing, and exciting promotions! More...

Leadership Excellence: Serving the Community with Pride

The Air Force Junior ROTC (AFJROTC) instructors and cadets of Franklin K. Lane (FKL) Educational Campus recently earned the prestigious Distinguished Unit Award: Lt. Col Ralph Gracia and MSgt. More...

July Events at the Astoria Bookshop

Are you staying hydrated? Keep yourself cool this summer at Astoria Bookshop’s air-conditioned bookshop, and meet some incredible, inspiring authors at the same time. More...

LGBTQ Youth Center Finds New Home In Heart Of Forest Hills

Forest Hills’ bustling Austin Street, which boasts countless restaurants and shops, is now home to one of the borough’s premier LGBTQ youth drop-in centers. More...

On the Road in Greece: Perissa Beach, Santorini

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes”. – Marcel Proust  More...

Political Page

I On Politics

MOYA VISITS YONKERS FACILITY HOUSING IMMIGRANT CHILDREN: Council Member Francisco Moya and several elected officials toured, on July 3, Rising Ground, a facility in Yonkers that houses unaccompanied minors—including immigrant children separated More...

Gianaris Calls For Abolishing ICE; Welcomes A Mother Being Reunited With Her Children

NYS Senator Michael Gianaris called for the abolition of the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) at a rally on July 2 welcoming Yeni Gonzalez to New York. More...

Vallone Announces Traffic Signal For Alley Pond Environmental Center

Council Member Paul Vallone announced on July 3 that the Department of Transportation (DOT) has approved the addition of a traffic signal at the intersection of Northern Boulevard and the Alley Pond Environmental Center in Bayside. More...

Features

As I See It: When New York City Was New York City, Part II

As most of you know, I was born in New York City in 1934 and called it home until 1970. My first seven years were spent in the north end of Hell’s Kitchen. The next 12 years were spent in an area that is known as Lincoln Center. More...

Celebrate Installation Of Traffic Signals At PS 11

New York City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer joined parents and children on July 6 to celebrate the installation of a traffic signal outside of PS 11 on Skillman Avenue in Woodside. More...

DOT Names Five Dockless Bike Share Companies

The New York City Department of Transportation named the five companies on July 3 that would begin to offer dockless bike share later this month in neighborhoods in boroughs outside Manhattan. More...

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