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Gazette Calendar Of Events

Community Meetings Associations Oct. 9 7:30 p.m., Dutch Kills Civic; St. Patrick's School Hall, 39- 37 28th St., LIC; 718.786.2049. Boards Oct. More...

Restaurant of the Week

UNCLE GEORGE'S GREEK TAVERN

33-19 Broadway, Astoria (at 34th Street) 718.626.0593 www.unclegeorges.us

t he menu at this landmark restaurant recounts its humble history: "Uncle George's Greek Taverna was founded by who else but George himself in 1978. It was the beginning of a very successful story, due to his personality and charisma. More...

Editorials

Editorial

Downzoning Sometimes Unfair To Property Owners

Throughout New York City and especially in Queens, neighborhood after neighborhood is undergoing the process known as "downzoning"—rezoning a tract of land to less-dense uses, usually by reducing the allowable density of the property. More...

Favors Limited Buses

To The Editor: The recent independent Straphangers Campaign study of Queens bus service was most informative. More...

Volunteers Needed

To The Editor: I found [it] interesting that politicians from both sides of the aisle continue[d] their push for volunteerism at the second day of the Service Nation summit at Columbia University. More...

Sports

Mets Lose To Braves, 7-4

On Sunday, September 14 the New York Mets dropped a heartbreaker to the Atlanta Braves in spite of round trippers by third baseman David Wright. More...

New Bike Shelter Coming To Astoria, Vallone Announces

In a move aimed at more responsible transportation and a cleaner environment, a new bicycle parking shelter is coming to Astoria to encourage more local residents to use this old mode of transportation. More...

Political Page

Sen. Clinton Proposes $1.7 Billion Transit Aid Bill

U.S Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, surrounded by advocates of increased mass transit funding, called for support of her new legislation to help meet the nation's growing demand for mass transit as commuters look for alternatives to rising gas pric More...

Liu, Nolan Address Sunnyside Chamber Luncheon Meeting

John C. More...

Planning Commission OKs Dutch Kills Rezoning

"Today was one of those days you don't want to have, but we had it," said George Stamatiades on the evening when the Dutch Kills Civic Association held its September meeting, three days after the City Planning Commission had unanimously voted appro More...

Features

Sears Seeks $ Aid For City And District In D.C. Lobbying Trip

Upon returning from a lobbying trip to Washington where she met with Congressional leaders, Councilmember Helen Sears said she made the case for essential city wide programs and for her district's special needs. More...

Abuse Allegation KOs Ft. Totten Name Change

An alleged incident of sexual abuse eight years ago resurfaced last week at Community Board 7, ending a proposal to rename the new visitors' center at Fort Totten for Jack Fein. Fein died on March 28 at age 91. More...

Manolas Is Astoria/LIC Kiwanis Man Of The Year

The Astoria/Long Island City Kiwanis will honor Panagiotis Manolas, M.D., chief of surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens, as Man of the Year on September 25. More...

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