August 17, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Verizon Hero Snares Sneaker Thief

A worker picketing outside a Steinway Street Verizon Wireless Store nabbed an accused shoplifter on August 11. Cops said the worker spotted Martha Toro, 42, clutching a bag as she bolted down Steinway Street on Thursday afternoon.  The worker More...

Ices Are King In Corona

As the August sun begins to take its toll on New Yorkers, nothing could be better than an icy treat to cool off. More...

Alexander the Great: Impressions Of The Community And 2011 Zoullas Lecture

“There is and will be only one Alexander the Great in history,” said my late father, George, a WWII decorated POW. The handsome figure of a blonde, blue eyed youth on a black horse has mesmerized school age children for generations. More...

Crowley Donates School Supplies At Back To School Drive

On August 12, Congressmember Joe Crowley joined Maspeth Town Hal at P.S. 153 in Maspeth in hosting a back to school drive at a summer camp attended by students from P.S. More...

Boro-Wide Blotter

104th Precinct Cops Nab Fleeing Biker Cops in Ridgewood last week busted a brazen biker who raced down a crowded sidewalk in a foiled attempt to evade arrest. More...

Dromm, Ecuadorians Celebrate Independance Day

Councilmember Daniel Dromm marched in the Ecuadorian Independence Day Parade along Northern Boulevard in Jackson Heights on August 7 to celebrate the rich culture and history of Ecuador. More...

Stavisky Reads At The Y

State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky reads The Tiny Seed to children at the Flushing YWCA on August 6 as part of their summer day camp and literacy festival, which also included a spelling bee. More...

Halloran Recognized For Samuel Field Y Support

Councilmember Dan Halloran accepted a plaque from Associate Executive Director of the Samuel Field YMCA Jeri Mendelsohn (l.) who thanked Halloran for his leadership and continued support of the Clearview Assistance Program. More...

Whitestone 9/11 Victim Wong Memorialized

Councilmember Dan Halloran unveiled the new Jennifer Y. Wong Way on August 13 in Whitestone.  A resident of Whitestone and an active member of her church, Wong lost her life on September 11. More...

New Search For Jackson Heights Groper

Queens detectives are searching the streets of the borough for yet another groper who sexually assaulted two women in Jackson Heights. Cops said the suspect crept up behind an 18-year-old woman and groped her at about 3:10 p.m. More...

Astoria Mom Files Complaint In Delayed Cop Response

An Astoria mom is lashing out at the NYPD after police at the 114th Precinct took more than three hours to respond to 911 calls she made after a man followed her daughter and a friend into an elevator at her Astoria apartment building. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Community MeetingsDates & times are subject to change, More...

Restaurant of the Week

J.J.Garden

When you think about it, there are very few “sit-down” Chinese restaurants left in New York City. I don’t mean buffet restaurants…I mean table service with white cloth linens, china tea service and silverware. J.J. More...

Features

Darryl Strawberry Holds Douglaston Street Fair

A year after opening Strawberry’s Bar and Grill, former New York Mets and Yankees outfielder Darryl Strawberry gave back to the community that has made his establishment the toast of the town. More...

On the brief side...

Crowley Urges Quick OK For Delta LaG Deal Congressmember Joseph Crowley (D-Queens/The Bronx) has asked U.S. More...

Rose Kryzak Senior Leadership Award Winners Chosen

United Adult Ministries, the parent company of Flushing House, will honor three outstanding persons with the Rose Kryzak Senior Leadership Award, during their annual gala fundraising dinner on November 3. More...

Bloomberg Challenges 2010 NYC Census Count

Mayor Michael Bloomberg, still not satisfied with some aspects of the census count in certain parts of the city last year, has asked federal census officials to do a recount in those areas because the city has too much to lose by the official count p More...

Station Raises Safety Concerns

Congressmembers Joe Crowley (D-Jackson Heights/The Bronx) and Gary Ackerman (D-Bayside/L.I.) sent a letter to city Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Ray LaHood requesting an immediate response to a recent article in the New York Post about More...

Knife-Wielding Bicyclist Sentenced For Assault In Long Island City Stabbing Attack

Queens District Attorney Richard A. More...

Astoria Federal Holds Annual School Supplies Drive

Astoria Federal Savings’ 12th annual Kids Tools for School collective drive will take place throughout August to help prepare children for the start of the new school year. More...

Ravenswood Houses Turns 60

On August 13, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer attended the Ravenswood Houses Family Day Festivities where he presented a proclamation to Resident Association Board Members and residents honoring the community’s 60th anniversary. More...

Crowley Joins Ecuadorian Parade

Congressmember Joe Crowley joined elected officials in the annual Ecuadorian Day Parade in Jackson Heights on August 7. More...

Met Davis Comes To Whitestone

New York Mets first baseman Ike Davis met with fans on August 6 at the Pathmark in Whitestone. More...

Halloran, Braunstein March In Feast Day Parade

Councilmember Dan Halloran marched in the annual feast in honor of the patron saint, Our Lady of the Angels. Halloran was chosen as the grand marshall for the event. More...

Shore Fest At Astoria Park

Shore Fest at Astoria Park, originally known as Water Walk, returned on August 7. The annual week long festival is hosted by the Astoria Park Alliance offering fun and educational activities, games and programs for residents of all ages. More...

Weprin Visits Summer Camp At P.S. 46

Last week, SASF participants welcomed Councilmember Mark S. Weprin who visited the summer camp run by the Sports & Arts in Schools Foundation (SASF) at P.S. 46 in Oakland Gardens. More...

Dromm Visits Schools Foundation’s Summer Camp

Councilmember Daniel Dromm recently visited the Sports and Arts in Schools Foundation's (SASF) Summer Camp at P.S. 212 in Jackson Heights. Thanks to funding he made possible, the program operated at the school from July 5 through August 9. More...

Cops Shoot Raging, Tasered Ex-Con

Police in Astoria who responded to a domestic violence call couldn’t stop a violent ex-con with a Taser gun or pepper spray. Police said Hall, 42, of Brooklyn, got drunk and headed to his wife’s apartment on 21st Street in Astoria at abo More...

Political Page

Weprin-Turner Race Tightens, Heats Up

Campaigning for the 9th CD special election on September 13 has turned into an extremely close contest and it appears the Democrats behind Assemblymember David Weprin are trying to tag Republican candidate Bob Turner as favoring cutbacks in Medicare More...

Editorials

US Open Welcomes All To Queens

On August 29, the eyes of the tennis world will be focused on the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park when the first match of the 130th US Open will be held. More...

Letters to the Editor

Credit Wake-Up Call To The Editor: More...

Battling The Savage Beast Of Depression

Recently, I headed to New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET) to check out the extraordinary exhibition titled, “Savage Beauty.” It turned out that I was one of the countless droves of enthusiastic folk found sweating their way More...

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