June 21, 2017 RSS feed / Features

The Fourth Annual Long Island City Summit Sees Big Turnout - Next Edition!

The fourth annual LIC Summit, convened once again at the Museum of the Moving Image by the Long Island City Partnership, had an introduction and six panel meetings.  The 2017 session seemed to temper the enthusiasm shown by the earlier summits, More...

‘Dollar Seats’ On Sale For Kaufman Theater Summer Series

The folks at the United Artists Kaufman Astoria Cinema 14 are turning back the calendar to a time when people headed to local movie houses to take in a show and beat the summer heat.   More...

Queens College Holds June Business Breakfast Forum

The Queens College Business Forum held its fourth and last breakfast of the academic year last week, welcoming Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment Julie Menin, who heads an office that has grown from its somewhat experimenta More...

Kim, Urban Upbound Celebrate Fifth Year Of Free Tax Prep

Assemblyman Ron Kim held a private appreciation luncheon on June 16 with volunteers and staffers from Urban Upbound to celebrate the conclusion of a successful 2017 partnership in providing free tax services. More...

Electeds Urge Continuation Of Mayoral Control Of City Schools

Mayoral control of the city’s public schools expires on June 30 and the leaders of all five boroughs agree they do not want to return to a failed system.  More...

QSAC Raises Nearly Half A Million For Autism Services

On Tuesday, June 13, Quality Services for the Autism Community (QSAC) held its Gala fundraiser on June 13, at the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers. Honorees included Evan Metalios, owner of Re/Max Team received the Philanthropic Award. More...

Bipartisan Bill Protects Flood Insurance Policyholders

Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D, NY-12) and Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) members of the House Financial Services Committee, announced on June 15 that their bipartisan bill, the NFIP Policyholder Protection Act (H.R. More...

UCCA Holds Shredding Event

On June 17, the United Community Civic Association (UCCA) sponsored another community shredding event, to allow the residents of Astoria and Long Island City a chance to shred personal documents, inc More...

New Face Of 114th Precinct Community Affairs

Welcome new 114th Precinct Community Affairs Officer Mujibullah “Maji” Mashriqi.  Officer Mashriqi, a two and a half year NYPD veteran, has spent his entire career on patrol out of the Astoria Boulevard stationhouse, an assignment th More...

UCCA Hosts Annual Barbecue

At Central Lounge (20-30 Steinway St.), on June 15, the patio was filled with smiling, laughing people as President Rose Marie Poveromo and the members of the United Community Civic Association (UCCA) gathered at their annual barbecue.  More...

Project Unveiled To Install New Air Conditioning at I.S. 145

State Senator Jose Peralta announced state funding for a necessary capital improvement project for I.S. 145 in Jackson Heights. More...

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Our Flag’s Many Permutations

Thank you so much for running the features having to do with flag etiquette in the June 14, 2017 edition.  Having been involved with events and flags during my U.S. More...

Free Concerts, Fireworks & Films At Astoria Park By Central Astoria LDC

Central Astoria LDC invites you to the 2017 INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION on Thursday, June 29 at 7:30 p.m. featuring a special performance by the Queens Symphony Orchestra, followed by a spectacular Fireworks display by Grucci. More...

Search On For Two Men In Maspeth Sex Assault - Next Edition!

Police are searching for two men wanted for questioning in connection with the sexual assault of a teenager who was found unconscious and half-naked in Maspeth early on June 25th. More...

Make Music New York To Feature More Than 1,000 Free, Outdoor Music-Making Events Across City

Make Music New York, a one-of-a-kind annual festival featuring more than 1,000 free outdoor concerts, music lessons and jam sessions in public spaces throughout the five boroughs, returns today, June 21, from dawn until dusk.The day-long musical cele More...

From White Horse Saloon To The White House

The Trump Families Roots In Queens & Their Road To The White House

Trump Ku Klux KlanThe Major Emmet D. Smith Klan No. 38, Knights of the Invisible Empire.The year was 1915 Birth of a Nation by D.W. More...

Constantinides: Community Supports Funding To Transform Hallets Peninsula

NYC Councilman Costa Constantinides, on June 16 announced a Fiscal Year 2018 discretionary capital budget allocation of almost $7.5 million for capital projects on Hallets Peninsula. More...

Appeal For Vetrano Scholarship Support

In April, Archbishop Molloy High School announced plans to celebrate the life of Karina Vetrano, an alumna of the school who lost her life on August 2, 2016, after she was senselessly attacked while jogging near her Howard Beach home. More...

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Nelson Nigel

Nelson Nigel is a serial entrepreneur. He was born in Guyana, but has spent most of his life as a resident of Queens. More...

Filipino Music Legend Cuneta To Perform At Queens College

Sharon Cuneta, the popular Filipino singer, actress and television personality, will perform her only East Coast concert at Colden Auditorium at the Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College (65- 30 Kissena Boulevard Flushing; use 153-49 Reeve More...

Gianaris To Introduce MTA Rescue Plan

Following weeks of chronic delays and historic failures throughout the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) system, especially involving the New York City subway and Long Island Rail Road, NYS Senator Michael Gianaris will introduce his “Better More...

Bye, Eddie, And Good Luck!

The Gazette would like to take a moment to say thanks and goodbye to Detective Eddie Negron, who served as Community Affairs Officer at the 114th Precinct for more than 9 years.  Officer Negron has been reassigned to a position at the NYPD Force More...

Thanks To Volunteers And Supporters

On June 15, the United Community Civic Association, under the leadership of its President Rose Marie Poveromo, held its Annual Barbecue to thank the many volunteers and supporters throughout the year. More...

Van Bramer Announces $750,000 To Revitalize Doughboy Park

NYC Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer joined veterans to announce $750,000 in funding to revitalize the Doughboy Park Memorial and Plaza in Woodside. More...

The Feast Of San Antonio Abate

The 47th annual feast in honor of San Antonio Abate was held from June 15-18 on Ditmars Boulevard in Astoria, sponsored by the St. Antonio Abate Fraternal Society of Castrofilippo. More...

Spacey’s ‘Clarence Darrow’ At Arthur Ashe Stadium

Kevin Spacey performed in a strictly limited engagement one-man show, “Clarence Darrow,” at Arthur Ashe Stadium. More...

Straphangers: Shop Local For Discounts During N Train Shutdown

A group of a dozen Astoria retailers will be offering special discounts next month, in a promotion designed to encourage people to shop local.  More...

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