May 18, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Third VW Accident At QB Bridge Exit Ramp

The Queensboro Bridge exit ramp that claimed two lives in the last two months last weekend was the scene of a third crash that left two men injured. More...

Quinn, Councilmembers Unveil Veterans’ Job Assistance Program

City Council Speaker Christine C. More...

Ragtime Composer Joplin Celebrated

The music of ragtime legend Scott Joplin was celebrated at his final resting place on May 14 at St. Michael’s Cemetery in East Elmhurst. Joplin was an African American composer and pianist, born near Texarkana, Texas in 1868. More...

Keep Glendale Office Open

With the Social Security office located in Glendale set to close its doors this summer, Congressmembe Anthony Weiner (D –Queens) and Congressmember Nydia Velazquez urged the agency to keep the Glendale office open, so that residents in large sw More...

Vallone Speaks On Ongoing Fight Against Graffiti

On May 9, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. was the guest speaker at the Northern Democratic Club, 51-42 30th Ave. in Astoria, where he spoke on vandalism and his ongoing fight against graffiti. More...

Gennaro Sponsors Free Legal Services

Councilmember Jim Gennaro and The Community Legal Resource Network are sponsoring free legal advice concerning healthcare proxies, living wills, living trusts, powers of attorney and more Tuesdays through August at Hillcrest S.C., 168-01 Hillside Ave More...

No Bail For Queens Terrorists

Neighbors of a Queens man who was planning to blow up a Manhattan synagogue are wondering how Ahmed Ferhani, 26, could possibly be a terrorist planning a series of attacks. More...

Youngsters Perform At PAL Poetry Jam

Thirty Police Athletic League (PAL) children from all five boroughs gathered at Affirmation Arts, 523 West 37th St. More...

Powhatan Honors Local Leaders

The Powhatan and Pocahontas Regular Democratic Club held its annual dinner dance and award ceremony on May 14, at Riccardo’s by the Bridge, 21-01 24th Ave. in Astoria. More...

Tour Bus Driver Chased Through Queens

The fleet boss of a tour bus company last week said the out-of-control tour bus driver who nearly hit a cop and led police on a high-speed chase through Queens, stole the bus days before the incident. More...

Husband Files $15M Lawsuit Against NYPD For Wife’s Murder

The grieving widower of a Queens woman whose heart and lungs were taken in a gruesome attack is suing the NYPD for $15 million, charging cops failed to protect his wife from the stalker who murdered her.  Yung Wei Guo charges in the lawsuit tha More...

DKCA Members Urged To Report Cars Blocking Streets

A patrol officer from the 114th Police Precinct, who said he gave out several thousand tickets for illegal parking when his beat included the stretch of 38th Avenue in Dutch Kills that is home to many automobile repair shops, addressed the May meetin More...

Crystal Window Grows Sales Despite Poor Economy

Crystal Window & Door Systems, the award-winning national manufacturer, reported that despite the continued challenging economic climate, the company achieved a notable increase in sales for its fiscal year ending on April 30. More...

Board 4, FDNY Say No To P.S. 351 Site

A clash between the city School Construction Authority and the Fire Department has jeopardized the construction of a much-needed new school in Corona.  Community Board 4 unanimously voted against approving the location of  P.S. More...

Mom Leaves Newborn In Hospital Bathroom

Police last week arrested a 23-year-old Woodside woman after she put her newborn baby girl inside a trash can in an emergency room bathroom at Elmhurst Hospital Center. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Memorial DayMay 24, 11 a.m., B.P. Helen Marshall, AnnualMemorial Day Ceremony in the VeteransMemorial Garden of Queens, reception follows,Queens Borough Hall, 120-55 Queens Blvd. More...

Restaurant of the Week

The Astor Room

Once upon a time, in a land called Queens, movie stars of the silent and talking era of the early twentieth century called Astoria their home as they showed up for filming at Kaufman Astoria Studios. Actors including Rudolph Valentino, W.C. More...

Editorials

Repairing Streets Will Aid Queens, City Economy

When MetroCards were first introduced, many people deplored the phasing out of the iconic subway token for a number of reasons. More...

Letters to the Editor

Comprehensive Energy  To The Editor:  The increase in gasoline prices reflects the instability in the Middle East and attendant speculation in the oil markets. More...

Austin Street Barnes And Noble To Renew Lease

If you’re one of the thousands of literary aficionados who browse the extensive book and magazine collection at the Austin Street Barnes & Noble while enjoying a Starbucks coffee or latte, you’ll be pleased to know that the bookseller More...

Van Bramer To Rename Street In Honor Of Claire Kraft

On June 4 at 11:00 a.m., Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer will be joined by St. Teresa’s Parish Council, St. More...

Modern Courts To Present Awards To Younger And Brown

Chair of the Fund for Modern Courts Victor A. Kovner announced that President of the New York State Bar Association Stephen P. Younger, will be the recipient of the 2011 John J. More...

One Jewel Avenue Block Renamed For Rabbi

A new sign was unveiled renaming part of Jewel Avenue Rabbi Sholem B. Kowalsky Way, after the beloved rabbi of the Young Israel of Hillcrest during a ceremony on May 9. Rabbi Sholem B. More...

Sunnyside Gardens Gets New Street Signs

Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer stands with 100-year-old Sunnyside resident Ethel Plimack on the corner of 46th Street and Skillman Avenue, beneath the new, brown street signs signifying Sunnyside Gardens’ status as a historic residential distri More...

Queens Immigrants Perform At Queens Museum Of Art

On May 8, New Immigrant Community Empowerment (NICE) in collaboration with the Foundry Theater delivered a theater performance at the Queens Museum of Art to an audience of more then 75 guests. More...

Mets Clubhouse Manager Charged With Criminal Possession Of More Than $2M In Memorabilia

District Attorney Richard A. Brown, joined by City Police Commissioner Raymond W. More...

Cellphone Alerts Warn Of ‘Imminent Danger’

Native New Yorkers and visitors to the Big Apple who receive an urgent message from President [Barack] Obama or city officials later this year should take notice the message is not a prank. More...

Motorists Face Tougher Driving Laws

The state senate this month approved legislation that would make texting while driving a primary offense under New York state law.  Under current state law, drivers may only be ticketed for texting while driving if they are caught in the act wh More...

Van Bramer And Crowley Put The Brakes On Drag Racing

On May 10, Councilmembers Jimmy Van Bramer and Elizabeth Crowley, the Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan and local leaders unveiled new speed bumps to combat dangerous and illegal drag racing on Maurice Avenue in Maspe More...

Marshall And Walcott Meet

Queens Borough President Helen Marshall welcomed Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott to Borough Hall on May 6 to talk about the future of city education. More...

Boro-Wide Blotter

109th Precinct  Hunt Suspect(s) In Ex-Con Slay  Queens detectives are seeking help from the public to identify and locate the suspect(s) sought in connection with the murder of an ex-convict, whose body was found on May 9 in an industrial More...

Time Warner Cable Digital TV Customers Have Access To More Than 175 Hi-Def Channels

Time Warner Cable has announced that Digital TV customers now have access to more than 175 high-definition (HD) channels in New York City. Digital TV customers also have access to new international packages, On Demand and digital channels. More...

News Of Business Development, Local Arts Scene Heard At Board 1 Cabinet

Seth Bornstein, director of the Queens Economic Development Council, headed the list of speakers at the May meeting of the Community Board 1 District Cabinet, held in the boardroom at Kaufman Astoria Studios (KAS). More...

A-Bomb Survivors Come To Two Queens High Schools

Two hibakusha, or survivors of the atomic bombings of Japan in August of 1945, will speak with students about their experiences before, during, and after World War II in programs sponsored by Youth Arts New York, May 19 through May 24 in high schools More...

Company Offers $30 To Buyers of Energy Star Room A/Cs

New York City and Westchester County residents are eligible to pocket $30 rebates from Con Edison when they buy Energy Star room air conditioners, the company announced on May 10 at a P.C. Richard & Son Superstore in Manhattan. More...

Political Page

Screening Of Gasland Documentary At Lexington School

Readers of this newspaper have an excellent opportunity to get information on a hot button economic, environmental, consumer health and political issue with urgent implications for New York City and state residents merely by showing up tommorrow even More...

Seniors

How To Choose A Senior-Friendly Blood Glucose Meter

Dear Savvy Senior,  Can you recommend any tips to help seniors choose a good blood glucose meter? More...

Connecting To Older Americans

Older Americans Month is an occasion to show appreciation and support for our seniors as they continue to enrich and strengthen our communities.  More...

Features

HANAC Dedicates Rooftop Terrace To Vallone Family

On May 10, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. joined his family at HANAC’s George T. More...

SHAREing And CAREing Holds Fundraiser

SHAREing and CAREing held a fundraising dinner at Mojave Restaurant on May 16 in Astoria, where guests were invited to support the organization that helps breast and ovarian cancer patients and their families.  More...

The Makeup Show NYC Holds 6th Annual Beauty Event

Located at the Metropolitan Pavilion, The Makeup Show NYC held its sixth annual convention for cosmetologists. The event also travels to Chicago and Berlin. More...

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