April 22, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

New Search For Aqueduct Racino Builder/Developer Announced

Still looking for new sources of revenue for New York State, Governor David Paterson and state legislative leaders have announced another effort to find a developer to build and operate a video lottery terminal (VLT) system at Aqueduct Racetrack in S More...

Dutch Kills Learns Of Crime Decline, Hears City Officials

Deputy Inspector Paul Vorbeck, commander of the 114th Police Precinct, and Captain Anthony Golematis, a Department of Sanitation enforcement officer for the territory known as Queens West 1, were speakers at the April meeting of the Dutch Kills Civic More...

City Slams Door On Five Pointz Building

Officials at the city Department of Buildings (DOB) last week ordered tenants at the Five Pointz building to vacate the premises after inspectors determined that a recent staircase collapse was the result of the owner’s failure to maintain the Long I More...

Cops Follow Antifreeze Trail To Driver In Fatal Hit-Run

Queens police followed a trail of antifreeze that led them to the home of a suspected drunk driver alleged to have mowed down a Chinese food deliveryman on April 19. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Community Meetings Associations Apr. 27, 6 p.m., Hearing Loss Association of Queens at Lexington, Lexington Center for the Deaf, 75th Street between 25th and 30th Avenues, Jackson Heights; 718.264.3017 Apr. More...

Restaurant of the Week

Celebrate Life At...El Olivo

Life is a fiesta at El Olivo on 31st Street in Astoria. This cozy neighborhood restaurant serves classic Spanish and continental cuisine and fantastic sangria, wine and cocktails in a very friendly environment. More...

Health Care

Dentistry Duo Delivers Quality Care On Astoria's Broadway

It used to be you would go to visit your dentist with some trepidation about the pain you would have to endure. You would sit in the waiting room bored, staring into space, dozing, or reading last year's magazines. More...

Features

Queens Store Manager Holds 100 Guinness World Records

Ashrita Furman, a 54-year-old health food store manager from Jamaica, Queens, reached a milestone April 14 by becoming the first person to simultaneously hold 100 Guinness World Records when he and more than 100 participants earned the world record More...

Queens Chamber President Calls 2008 'Banner Year'

This year's installation of officers and board of the Queens Chamber of Commerce took place at a mid-month breakfast meeting at the Crowne Plaza in East Elmhurst, near LaGuardia Airport. More...

Con Edison Digs Into Jackson Heights Recycling

With tons of obsolete personal computers, old cellphones and other electronic equipment piling up every year, Con Edison is helping Queens customers get a head start on spring cleaning. More...

St. Michael's Field To Get Synthetic Turf

The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation has given a green light to synthetic turf ball fields and play areas, including the new St. Michael’s field. More...

New Red Light Cameras Snap Local Speeders

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Steinway Restaurant Is QEDC Food Contest Overall Favorite

More than 500 food lovers, including Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, Spencer Ferdinand and Michelle Stoddart of the Queens Economic Development Corporation (QEDC) and the QEDC Board of Directors gathered at the Ca More...

DCA Commissioner Mintz Is Sunnyside Chamber Speaker

The April luncheon meeting of the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce was the second in two weeks’ time, bylaws having pushed the March meeting to the end of the month so election of officers could be held. More...

Sunnyside BID Chairman Notes Accomplishments

“A business improvement district [BID] is needed now more than ever,” Sunnyside Shines Board Chairman John Vogt said at the BID’s first annual meeting in mid-April. More...

New York City Will Celebrate Arbor Day

Arbor Day is a nationally celebrated observance that encourages tree planting and care. Founded by J. Sterling Morton in 1872, Arbor Day is celebrated on the last Friday in April, that being April 24 this year. More...

Political Page

Comptroller Race Warming Up

City Councilmembers David Weprin and John Liu, rivals for the Democratic Party nomination for city comptroller, picked up important endorsements last week. More...

Seniors

What To Do When Medicare Says No

Dear Savvy Senior, What do you do when Medicare won't pay for something that they've covered in the past? More...

Editorials

Experts Are Best Response To Terrorism

If you want a job done professionally, find a professional to do it. More...

Letters to the Editor

Unite To Stop Pirates To The Editor: The Somali pirates continue to wreak havoc on commercial shipping off the coast of Africa. There are about 20 ships with over 300 hostages currently being held by the pirates for ransom. More...

Keeping City Government Accountable For Federal $

I'm a big believer in the idea that transparency in government makes for good government. Transparency allows the public to see exactly how their elected leaders are performing, and to hold them accountable for results. More...

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