September 29, 2010 RSS feed / Features

American Airlines Admirals Clubs To Offer Gratis Alcoholic Beverages

This drink is on us! Beginning October 1, American Airlines is offering travelers another benefit of membership in its Admirals Club® lounges. More...

Time Runs Out For 36th Street Project At Board 1

BY RICHARD GENTILVISO

Remember the old TV game show “Beat the Clock?” Community Board 1 hit the buzzer as time expired for an applicant at the September 21 meeting. More...

Malba Residents Complain Over Commercial Traffic

The Malba Gardens Civic Association (MGCA) reports that several times a day, starting at 6 a.m., tractor-trailers and other commercial vehicles use Fifth Avenue–27 feet wide with cars parked on each side taking up seven to eight additional fee More...

Gianaris: Be Red Cross Ready

Assemblymember Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) is offering free American Red Cross “Be Ready” pamphlets to constituents. More...

Meng, Koo Protest MTA Fare Hikes

Assemblymember Grace Meng and City Councilmember Peter Koo led a chorus of protest against proposed fare hikes for buses and subways beginning Jan. 1, 2011. More...

7 Magnet Schools In District 30 Getting $3.78M Fed Grant

Seven magnet schools in Community District Education Council District 30, covering Astoria and Long Island City, will receive a $3.78 million federal grant to implement systemic reforms that give students the opportunity to meet academic challenges, More...

Clinton Democratic Club Meets

The William Jefferson Clinton Democratic Club met on September 17 at the Vallone & Vallone office on Francis Lewis Boulevard. More...

Calm Before The Storm In September 1911

Get into a conversation with a long-time Queens resident and you're likely to discover a subscriber of the Long Island Star-Journal, a daily paper that informed the community about local and world news until it folded in 1968. More...

Kiwanis Honors Three Locals

The Kiwanis Club of Astoria-Long Island City honored three local community figures at their annual cocktail party on September 23 at Riccardo’s by the Bridge in Astoria. This year’s honorees included Queens County Clerk the Hon. More...

Nov. 1 Deadline For Lincoln Center’s ‘Rhythm Road’

Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC) and The U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs are collaborating for the sixth year on The Rhythm Road: American Music Abroad. More...

Newtown Historical Society Offering Free Replacement Trees

The Newtown Historical Society is seeking locations at which to plant historic Newtown Pippin apple trees, a species which originated in Western Queens in the 18th century. More...

APAC Wins Two Innovative Theater Awards

The Innovative Theater Awards honor exceptional Off-Off Broadway talent found in actors and actresses, designers, directors, performance artists, choreographers, ensembles and other elements of theatrical performances. More...

Going For The Gold: The Right Time To Sell

With the price of gold exceeding $1,000 per troy ounce, people have asked me if they should sell Great Aunt Edna’s rings and bracelets. Is the price of gold going to go up more, based on fears of economic troubles? More...

City Will Fix Tornado Damaged Sidewalks

City officials this week announced that they would not charge Queens property owners to replace tornado ravaged sidewalks, if the property owners can wait for the necessary repairs. More...

Elections Committee Holds Hearing On Primary Day

 On Wednesday, September 29, the state Senate Elections Committee held an afternoon public hearing to determine the extent and cause of problems that occurred with the introduction of paper ballots and optical scan voting machines in the Septemb More...

Photo Exhibit Shows 1940s Maspeth

 The Newtown Historical Society’s second photo exhibit, “Maspeth in the 1940s”, is viewable from the street in the windows of the recently renovated and upgraded Maspeth Federal Savings Bank at 58-15 69th St., Maspeth. More...

Delta Makes Emergency Landing At JFK

 The pilot and crew of Delta Airlines flight 4951, who made an emergency landing at JFK International Airport on September 25 are praised for keeping 60 passengers and crew calm and safe during the ordeal. More...

Maloney Hails Newtown Creek Superfund Designation

On Monday, September 27, Congressmember Carolyn Maloney (DQueens/ Manhattan) hailed the decision by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to designate Newtown Creek as a Superfund site. More...

‘Unified City’ Left In Storm’s Wake: Marshall

Six teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the city Office of Emergency Management (OEM) are conducting damage assessment in the aftermath of the September 16 tornadoes and wind macrobu More...

Lazio’s Parting Is Sweet Victory For Paladino

Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino’s chances against New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo have improved since Rick Lazio quit the race, enabling Paladino to acquire the Conservative Party line on the ballot. More...

OEM And Pols Urge New Storm Alert Systems

Assemblymember Rory Lancman (D-Hillcrest), city Office of Emergency Management (OEM) Commissioner Joe Bruno, Assemblymember Grace Meng (DFlushing) and City Councilmember Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) visited the stormdamaged Broadway section of Flushi More...

Maloney Demands Iran End Nuclear Arms Buildup

On Monday, September 20, four days before Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was scheduled to address the United Nations General Assembly, Congressmember Carolyn Maloney (D-Queens/Manhattan) addressed a rally organized by Iran180 in Ralph Bunche More...

Astoria Senior Residence Renamed For Vallone Family

On October 15, the Astoria Senior Residence at 21st Street and 30th Road will be dedicated and renamed as the Vallone Family Senior Residence. More...

NEW YORK ANTI CRIME’S “YEAR OF SERVICE”

This past September 11th, on a day that was eerily similar in weather and feel to 2001, over 100 volunteers came together for ‘ A Day Of Service’ in Remembrance of 9/11 in Astoria Park, Queens. More...

Astoria Manor Hosts Food And Wine Gala

The ninth annual Food and Wine Gala sponsored by the Gazette and hosted by Dish du Jour Magazine at the Astoria World Manor on September 21 brought more than 600 contestants hoping for a chance to cook alongside acclaimed chefs Rocco Sacramone More...

MMI Workshop Helps Teachers Make Mock Political Ads

A roomful of New York teachers recently discovered how they and their students can playfully alter and remix historic TV commercials for presidential candidates, or even create completely new political commercials of their own. More...

The Pulpit

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Free Tennis Lessons For Seniors At Astoria Park

City Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. has announced that a program of free tennis lessons for Astoria residents 60 and over started on September 20. More...

Social Security Publishes Rules For Military, Vets On SSI

Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security, announced September 10 that the agency has published final rules about the Heroes Earnings Assistance and Relief Tax (HEART) Act. More...

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