December 22, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Pop Up’ Cafes Coming Our Way?

Watch out this summer for sidewalk cafes that are likely to pop out of the streets of Astoria.  The city Department of Transportation (DOT) is accepting applications for “Pop Up” cafes that will be built in parking lanes outside res More...

Local Cry Foul Over Meter Rate Hike

 Starting January 3, motorists will have to dig a little deeper into their pockets to park their cars at metered spots throughout New York City.  More...

Astoria Leaders Applaud 21St Avenue Speed Bump

 Astoria legislators last week praised swift action by the city Department of Transportation (DOT) for responding to a request by residents for installation of a speed bump at a deadly Astoria intersection.  More...

Mets Legend Hernandez Visits Douglaston Establishment

 On December 18, Strawberry’s Bar and Grill in Douglaston hosted Mets first baseman Keith Hernandez who stopped by to sign autographs for a capacity crowd. Mets fans from as far away as Connecticut came to the event. More...

Executive Office Center Offers Work Space At Affordable Rent

A display of historic images of Queens, culled from the archives of the Queens Historical Society, was shown to the public as part of an open house preview of the Executive Office Center building. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Community Meetings Dates & times are subject to change, call to confirm. Associations Jan. 8, 2011, Feb. 12, 1 p.m., Woodhaven Residents’ Block; Woodhaven Richmond Hill Volunteer Ambulance Corps, 78-15 Jamaica Ave.; 718.296.3735. Jan. More...

Restaurant of the Week

YAMASHIRO

This sleek Japanese restaurant and sushi bar offers some of the finest, freshest fish in NYC. Fellow diners agree Yamashiro outshines many expensive sushi restaurants in Manhattan, and you'll pay a fraction of the price right here on Steinway Street. More...

Editorials

Holiday Season Brings Month-Long Light To December

The holiday season started early this year and, depending on who is celebrating what, lasts all month long. More...

Letters to the Editor

True Meaning Of Christmas To The Editor: As we approach another Christmas, we really need to reflect on what this very special holiday really is all about. More...

Star Journal

Astoria Sees The End Of World War I

Get into a conversation with a longtime Queens resident and you’re likely to discover a subscriber of the Long   More...

Ulrich Spreads Holiday Cheer At Ozone Park Senior Center

Councilmember Eric A. Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) visited the Catholic Charities Neighborhood Services Ozone Park Senior Center on December 14, to wish its members a happy holiday. More...

Van Bramer’s Holiday Food Drive

On December 21, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer distributed canned goods collected for his first annual holiday food drive at the Bread of Life Food Pantry, operated by the Center of Hope International, 38- 49 12th St., Long Island City and the Salva More...

Warning: Saving Parking Spots On City Streets Is Illegal

Frustrated residents in one section of the Dutch Kills community have started reserving parking spaces as a way to keep their vehicles within view.  More...

Queens County Clerk Gloria D’Amico Dies

Gloria D’Amico, the Queens County Clerk and Clerk of Courts, political and community leader in Astoria, passed away on December 21. Details of her death were not available, except that she died in a hospital sometime in the afternoon. More...

Kimisis Tis Theotokou Church Of Southampton Holds Musical Performance

On December 19, children at the Kimisis Tis Theotokou Church and Sunday School Southampton performed music hymns and a nativity play after the Divine Liturgy. The play was under the musical direction of Sophia Saridakis. More...

Political Page

Mayor Facing Heat From Arrests In CityTime Scandal

Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s quiet assurance and explanation failed him last week as he tried to explain away what looks like the biggest scandal in his nine years as mayor—an $80 million embezzlement pulled off over a five-year period by s More...

Seniors

Solutions For Seniors Who Suffer Wintertime Blues

Dear Savvy Senior,   What types of solutions can help seniors who get the winter blues? My husband has always hated winter, but since he retired, the winter months make him very depressed and lethargic. What can you tell us? More...

Features

Vallone Says 3-Hour Dog Tethering Bill Is Not Aimed At Owners

 Testifying on Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr.’s (D–Astoria) bill prohibiting pet owners from restraining animals outdoors for longer than a three-hour period, an ASPCA official stated that chained dogs can become aggressive due to c More...

Miller Says Thank You

Assemblymember Mike Miller hosted a thank you party for people who assisted in his re-election campaign and those who volunteered in the cleanup efforts after the tornadoes and microburst struck Glendale in September. More...

Whitestone Community Gathers For Holiday Model Train Event

Queens Garden Center, 154-10 Cross Island Pkwy., in Whitestone, held it’s 2nd annual Christmas and toy train festival. The event, which ran from December 12 until the 19, featured a miniature version of Whitestone built out of gingerbread. More...

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