September 19, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

It’s In Queens!

•   Sept. 27 through Oct. 3) “Visit Queens, see the world,” is one of Borough President Helen M. Marshall’s favorite sayings. More...

Family Of Artists Share Charm Of Their Spanish Town

Vibrant paintings and drawings of villages, bullfights and carnivals brings to life Ayamonte, Spain, the historic town where artists Raphael, Florencio and Chencho Aguilera launched their artistic careers. More...

St. Francis Prep H.S. Students Summer At German Partner School

St. Francis Prep H.S. students with their German partners at their partner school, the Albert Einstein Schule, in Maintal, Germany. More...

Van Bramer Gives Away Over 300 Bicycle Helmets

On September 15, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer handed out over 300 free bicycle helmets to children and families at the Woodside Houses. More...

Vallone ‘Soars’ With Retired NYPD Superior Officers

On September 12, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. was a guest speaker at the fall luncheon of the NYPD Superior Officers Association Retired (SOAR). More...

Holy Cross Installs Student Council Members

Members of Holy Cross H.S. Student Council were installed during an Opening Mass and ceremony held at the school on September 14. Standing (l. to r.);  More...

Landmark Status For Firehouse

A Forest Hills firehouse has been designated a landmark. More...

Pan American Hotel For Sale

Massey Knakal Realty Services has been retained on an exclusive basis to sell the Pan American Hotel. The assemblage occupies the entire block-front on the south side of Queens Boulevard between 51st Avenue and Hillyer Street in Elmhurst, Queens. More...

Congressmember Crowley Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

On September 18, Congressmember Joe Crowley helped celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month by holding an event to honor the extraordinary contributions made by Latinos both in his district and across New York. During the event, Rep. More...

Simplified Computer Software That Can Help Seniors Get Online

Dear Savvy Senior, Do you know of any computer software that’s designed for seniors that I can download on an old computer that I have? More...

Get Your Social Security Statement Online

If you would like to get a Social Security Statement, which provides estimates of your future benefits, it is now available online at www.socialsecurity.gov. More...

Outrage Against Flushing Hate Crime

Intolerance reared its head in Downtown Flushing this weekend, upon the discovery of ugly racial slurs on the windows of a store front on Union Street, as well as a Chinese-owned media company’s van. More...

Airport Crime Watch

LaGuardia AirportGun Toting Traveler BustedA gun-toting traveler who claimed ignorance of New York City gun laws, was busted carrying a firearm through a security checkpoint at LaGuardia Airport, authorities said. More...

Kew Gardens Man Busted In Synagogue Thefts

A 26-year-old Kew Gardens man found himself behind bars earlier this month after video surveillance showed him stealing valuable religious items from three Queens synagogues, authorities said.   More...

Mets Fan Pleads Guilty, Banned For Life

A crazed Mets fan who stormed the field at Citi Field on June 1 to join the team in celebration of Johan Santana’s no hitter, last week pleaded guilty to interfering with a sporting event at a hearing at Queens Criminal Court.   More...

Offer $500 Reward For Anti-Asian Slur Writer

A group of Flushing lawmakers is offering a $500 reward to anyone with information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for a series of anti-Asian racial slurs, painted on a storefront and a vehicle in “downtown” Unio More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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Restaurant of the Week

Austin’s Steak & Ale House

Congratulations are in order for Austin’s Steak & Ale House in Kew Gardens as they celebrate 20 years in business serving the Queens community. More...

Features

Mayor Bloomberg Receives Fatherhood Award At First Graduation Of Fatherhood Academy In Queens

By Joyce Vetere Milowski More...

Bayside H.S. Music Students Chosen for All-State Ensembles

A week before school was back in session, french horn player Bryan Kupferman and flutist Sarah Shin received news that they have been selected into the All-State Symphony Orchestra and All-State Symphonic Band respectively. More...

Van Bramer Hails Swain Weiner At Chamber Meeting

At the September meeting of the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce, Swain Weiner, the new president of the chamber, was hailed by Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer, who said he didn’t know whether to offer Weiner congratulations or condolences as he pr More...

Time’s Up This Year For Most Carbon Monoxide Detectors

FDNY officials last week reminded Queens residents that thousands of carbon monoxide detectors installed in New York City residences under a 2004 law will soon stop working.  The devices have a life expectancy of five-to-seven years, which More...

Pols Decry Sunnyside/Woodside Sex Attacks

Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer, state Sen. More...

Child Shot At Queensbridge Houses, While doing her Homework

A child was shot with a stray bullet that came through her third floor window, while doing her school homework early Sunday morning at Queensbridge Houses.  She may be operated on, on Monday.  Safety is a problem around her buildi More...

Goldfeder Calls For Traffic Safety For Hamilton Beach

In an effort to create safer roadways upon entering and leaving Hamilton Beach, Assemblymember Phil Goldfeder (D–Howard Beach) has reached out to the city Department of Transportation (DOT) asking for an immediate survey and review of the hazardous r More...

Voelker Orth Museum To Exhibit Bird Houses

From September 30 to November 18, the Voelker Orth Museum will be exhibiting bird houses by artist Carlos Gutierrez-Solana made in collaboration with Mary Hays. More...

Marshall Welcomes New Queens FDNY Commander

Queens Borough President Helen Marshall congratulates new FDNY Queens Borough Commander Chief Robert Maynes after introducing him to the Borough Cabinet during meeting, Wednesday, September 12 at Borough Hall. More...

Marshall Welcomes New Parks Commissioner

Queens Borough President Helen Marshall welcomed new city Department of Parks and Recreation Commissioner Veronica White to Borough Hall on September 14. The two discussed issues related to the borough’s parks and projects. More...

Midway Theater’s 70 Anniversary

Regal Entertainment, in collaboration with the Forest Hills Chamber of Commerce, proudly present an exclusive screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic thriller, Rear Window on the big screen, Monday, September 24 at 7:00 p.m. More...

Addabbo’s Staff And 104th Pct. Team Up For Cleanup

On September 15, after two weeks of logging constituent complaints, state Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr.’s Middle Village office staff and the NYPD’s 104th Precinct joined forces to clean up the 80th Street bridge near the Atlas Park Mall in Glendale. More...

Bay Terrace Country Club To Hold Fall Flea

The Bay Terrace Country Club is having a Fall Flea Market Festival on Saturday, October 6, 2012, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. We are looking for various vendors with new merchandise. More...

Crowley Honors Water Rescue EMTs

At the City Council meeting September 12, Councilmember Elizabeth S. Crowley, Chair of the Fire and Criminal Justice Services Committee, honored FDNY EMTs Jimmy Guailacela and Marilyn Arroyo who rescued three people from a flash flood in Glendale. More...

CB1 Vote Puts Brakes On Pedestrian Plaza

Community Board 1 members last week voted down a controversial plan by city transportation officials to install a pedestrian plaza on a small, triangular street between 31st and 33rd Streets on Newtown Avenue in Astoria. More...

Miller Sponsors Immigrants Connect Event

In honor of the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month, Assemblymember Mike Miller (D-Woodhaven) and the New York State Department of Labor held the Annual Immigrants Connect and Government Resource Event on September 15. More...

Fire Marshals Arrest Flushing Serial Arsonist

FDNY Fire Marshals have arrested Thien K. Dinh, 43, of The Bronx, for setting thirteen fires in Queens from August 20, 2012 to September 13, 2012; including one fire on August 20th at 143-01 45 Ave. More...

Bash The Trashman And Go To Jail

Impatient motorists who find themselves stuck behind city Department of Sanitation (DOS) trucks making curbside pickups will face stiff penalties if they take out their frustration on the garbage man. More...

Hunt Cyclist In Sunnyside Assault

Queens detectives last week released a sketch (see above) of a bike riding suspect wanted in connection with the August 25 attempted sexual assault of a Sunnyside woman.Cops said the suspect was riding a BMX bicycle when he approached and punched the More...

Kiddie Porn Law Signed

Governor Andrew Cuomo last week signed into law a bill that makes it a felony to visit a Web site with the intention to view child porn. More...

NYPD Hero’s Memory Scarred By Park Conditions

Sean McDonald and his family moved from their native Ireland to a home on 36th Street in Astoria when he was a small child.“My boys always wanted to be police officers,” Sean’s father, John McDonald, said in a 1995 interview. “They had the calling.” More...

It's In Queens: Sept 21-26 Edition

Decisions, decisions. With roughly 35 hours of combined entertainment at eight Queens events on Sept. 22, it’s simply impossible to enjoy it all. More...

Political Page

Stavisky, Addabbo Face Close Races Nov. 6th

Last Thursday’s party primary elections, although few in number (nine) had several interesting outcomes, including two in Democratic contests, and two others where the results indicate the November 6 contests they set up could be very close.&nb More...

Editorials

Autumn Provides A Short-Lived Treasure

For many of us, the word “autumn” evokes terror. Where did all the days between the end of—well, whatever and the beginning of summer vanish? What happened to all the plans we made for going here, visiting there? More...

Letters to the Editor

Citizenship Help  To The Editor:  The Center for Urban Research at the City University of New York Graduate Center found that in New York City a far smaller percentage of the population is eligible to vote than on Long Island or Upstate.&nb More...

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