June 6, 2012 RSS feed / Features

Supporting Riders For The Cure

Last week, we ran a piece about Jay Binkowitz, of American Eye Care in Astoria, who, along with his wife, Bettina, will participate in the upcoming, annual Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC). More...

East Side Access Completes Third Queens Tunnel Ahead Of Schedule

On May 30, crews working on the MTA’s East Side Access project brought a 642-ton tunnel-boring machine to a halt underneath Sunnyside Yard in Queens seven weeks ahead of schedule, completing the third of four tunnels the MTA is building in Quee More...

Future Journalists Tour The Queens Gazette

The Queens Gazette was pleased to welcome students/magazine producers Christina D., Amber R., Danielle S., David P., Lucas G., Christine R., Amber C., teacher Danielle Foster, and Development Director Heather Cortes from the Evangel Christian School, More...

Vallone Fundraiser Held At Bohemian Hall Beer Garden

Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr.’s Fourth Non-Annual Beer Garden Bash took place Thursday evening, May 31, drawing a crowd of at least 500 supporters. More...

Flag Day Parade in Sunnyside

On Saturday, June 9, the Kiwanis Club of Sunnyside organized a Flag Day Parade celebrating community pride. The parade will start forming at 10 a.m. on Greenpoint Avenue and 41st Street. At 11 a.m. More...

Amalgamated Bank Offers MoneySense Workshop

Amalgamated Bank, America’s Labor Bank, will be presenting its MoneySense financial literacy workshop at the bank’s Myrtle Avenue branch on Saturday, June 9 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. More...

Rally Held To Preserve Library Funding

Councilmembers Jimmy Van Bramer and Peter F. Vallone Jr. More...

Queens DA Welcomes Interns

Queens District Attorney Richard A. More...

Corona Business Group Gives And Receives

The Corona Community Action Network gave awards to local business owners and received a grant from the Queens borough president’s office last week during a special ceremony at La Estrella Latin More...

Community Health Fair Educates, Entertains

“Let’s remember the most important things in life—family and health,” City Comptroller John Liu said at the Mount Sinai Queens— United Community Civic Association (UCCA) Community Health Fair, held June 2 at Immaculate C More...

Plumbers Union Local 1 Wins DEP Storm Water Runoff Grant

This year, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has embarked on a $4.6 million grant program for community-based green infrastructure projects. More...

Kelly Notes Citywide Crime Drop At 114th Pct. Breakfast

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly congratulated 114th Precinct Cop of the Year Police Officer Phillip Leroy and all the men and women of the NYPD as the homicide rate continues to drop citywide. More...

Astoria Merchants Oppose Newtown Ave. Block Closure

Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. met with Astoria merchants on May 30 to discuss a Department of Transportation (DOT) proposal to close down one block of Newtown Avenue near 33rd Street to traffic. More...

Keeping Potatoes Happy And Healthy

The next time you eat a baked spud you might want to think of the agricultural scientists who are hard at work trying to help the humble potato deal successfully with some significant diseases. More...

I.S. 10 Performs Aladdin Jr.

On May 24 and 25, the Horace Greeley Middle School, I.S. 10, 45-11 31st Ave., Long Island City mounted their production of the Disney musical Aladdin Jr. More...

Dine Astoria Week Coming Soon

As one of the fastest growing communities in the city, Astoria has become Queens’ “Restaurant Row” – home to hundreds of restaurants, bakeries, cafes and coffee shops, all situated within a few square blocks just minutes from Midtown Manhattan an More...

The Pulpit

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Protect Pedestrians, Drivers At Astoria Intersection

State Senator Michael Gianaris, Assemblymember Aravella Simotas and Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. are working to increase safety at a busy intersection in Astoria. More...

Index Crimes Rise In 108th Pct.

The 108th Police Precinct Community Council opened its May 29 meeting by reelecting its entire slate of officers, followed by 108th Precinct Commanding Officer Captain Donald Powers, who reported that index crimes were up by one for the week ended Ma More...

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