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CB 2 Holds First Gathering Of 2013

Community Board 2 meeting, Thurs., 3 Jan. 2012—Thomas Cogan More...

It’s in Queens! (Jan. 10 through Jan. 16)

Everybody knows about the ethnic diversity in Queens. But this week’s list of local activities highlights a less-heralded aspect of borough life: entertainment diversity. Consider gay humor vs. potty humor; Bangladeshi folk music vs. More...

Quintet Of The Americas To Perform Three Concerts

The Quintet of the Americas will perform three Crystal Winter concerts: Tuesday, January 15, 11 a.m. at the Salvation Army Temple, 86-07 35th Ave. in Jackson Heights, and 1:30 p.m. More...

Simotas Honors Eagle Scout

On January 4, Assemblymember Aravella Simotas attended the Court of Honor ceremony honoring Eagle Scout Ryane Zahzouhi at the Saint Demetrios Cathedral.  Zahzouhi is the second member of his family to achieve this milestone.  His brother, Sami Zahzou More...

TWC Gives Away Young Whales Hats

Victor Cruz fans from around the New York City area were offered a free limited edition hat inspired by the Pro Bowl wide receiver and his line Young Whales. More...

Queens Chamber Announces Building Award Winners

The Queens Chamber of Commerce announced its annual Building Awards winners. There are a total of 21 winners out of 100 entries received in this year’s competition. The owners, architects, and builders will be honored on January 17. More...

First Babies Of 2013 To Share Title

Two Queens hospitals fought the first baby battle last week, each announcing they had delivered New York City’s First Baby of 2013 at precisely 12 midnight on New Year’s Day.New York Hospital of Queens (NYHQ) announced the arrival of Baby Olivia at e More...

Cannibal Cop’s ‘Chat Pal’ Charged In Kidnap Plot

Federal prosecutors last week added something new for jurors to sink their teeth into at the upcoming trial of an NYPD cop accused of cooking up a bizarre plot to kidnap, torture, kill and cannibalize “100 women.” The feds dished out a conspirac More...

FDNY Offers Winter Fire Safety Tips

Queens fire officials have again dubbed electric space heaters the “No.1 Winter Killer,” saying they are the leading cause of fires during the winter months. Sparks from electric heaters set off the majority of fires each year, from December to More...

Dutch Kills Civics Turn A Page

The Dutch Kills Civic Association is turning a page in its leadership.  Members, last November, elected neighborhood activist, Dominick Stiller, as their new president. Stiller replaces the group’s long-standing president, Gerald Walsh.  More...

Cops Hunt Suspect In Robbery Pattern

 Queens detectives are seeking help from the public to identify and locate a suspect sought in connection with two robberies and three grand larcenies that took place over a one-month period last year. Cops said the incidents occurred at “E More...

Boro-Wide Blotter

104th Precinct  Hunt Suspect In Christmas Day Robbery Queens detectives are asking the public for help to identify and locate a ghoulish gunman sought in connection with a Christmas Day robbery at a Ridgewood deli.  More...

Subway Slay Suspect In Hospital Attack

The deranged woman accused of fatally shoving a straphanger to his death in front of a No. More...

Queens Pols Ask Mayor Bloomberg Apologize for Comparing Teachers Union to the NRA

Queens elected officials joined a coalition of union leaders, community organizations and electedofficials from around the City to sign a letter demanding that New York City Mayor Bloomberg apologizefor remarks he made on Friday during his regular we More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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Restaurant of the Week

COURT SQUARE DINER

Nothing says New York like the classic diner and the Court Square Diner in Long Island City fits the bill with a modern twist. Since 1946 this classic diner has fed Queens’ hungry throngs 24 hours a day, seven days a week. More...

Editorials

Debating The Second Amendment

There has been much debate concerning the Second Amendment during the past few weeks since Adam Lanza gunned down 26 children and educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut and a deranged man trapped and killed two firefighters More...

Letters to the Editor

DOE, Include Parents   A copy of this letter was received at the Queens Gazette. More...

Star Journal

Astoria Welcomes 1925

The Greater Astoria Historical Society presents pages from the Long Island Star Journal.  Welcome to January 1925!  More...

Gianaris On Crane Collapse In LIC

“I am horrified by news of today’s crane collapse at a Long Island City construction site and wish those injured by the collapse a speedy recovery. More...

Susan K. Komen For The Cure Provides Hope To Patients At LIJ Medical Center

For some women, the prospect of breast cancer screening or treatment elicits feelings of fear, anxiety and trepidation. More...

Lady In The Lake Mystery

Police pulled the body of a 63-year-old woman from a Queens lake on December 29, after she was found floating by a passerby who called 911. Cops said the woman’s body was spotted in Kissena Lake near 164th Street in Fresh Meadows at about 7:45 a More...

Crystal Windows Launches Redesigned Website

Crystal Window & Door Systems, the national manufacturer of quality vinyl and aluminum window and door products, has recently completed a major redesign of its corporate website.  The re-launched website, www.crystalwindows.com, offers expan More...

Crowley Calls On DOT To Fix Persistent Traffic Issues

On January 7, Councilmember Elizabeth S. More...

Kaufman Studios Introduce Holiday Lights

Kaufman Astoria Studios is welcoming the New Year in shining fashion.Studio officials last week introduced a new system of colored lights that illuminate 35th Avenue between 35th and 36th Streets, shining from a series of massive pillars outside the More...

DA Brown Gives Year-End Address

District Attorney Richard A. More...

Christmas Miracle For Lady Knights

The cold, snowy conditions outside of Fitzgerald Gym, Queens College (QC) on December 29 surely reminded those in attendance of the Christmas holiday just four days prior but those inside the gym knew they were witnessing a Christmas miracle when Bri More...

Meng Applauds Obama For Signing Sandy Bill

Congressmember Grace Meng (D-Queens) today issued the following statement on President Obama signing the $9.7 billion aid bill for victims of Hurricane Sandy. Meng was a co-sponsor of the measure. More...

Financial Considerations For Remarrying Later In Life

Dear Savvy Senior What are the financial issues that come with remarrying later in life? More...

Lowell Students Support Hurricane Sandy Relief

The Lowell School’s National Honor Society and Outreach Club joined together to sponsor a collection of goods for the victims of Superstorm Sandy. More...

Santa Says, ‘So Long!’

The Woodhaven Business Improvement District (WBID) Santa and Santa’s Helpers wave goodbye until next year. More...

Key Luck Club

  The Key Luck Club was formed in December 2011 as a community, non-profit organization. Unique Asian-Americans have presented their culture to mainstream America. More...

Political Page

Dems Blast Delayed Vote On Sandy $ Aid

Two weeks after Republican House Speaker John Boehner (R–Ohio) set off a storm of protest from Democrats and even some Republicans by refusing to let the House vote on the $60 billion Hurricane Sandy financial aid bill, President Barack Obama f More...

Meng Sworn In

Grace Meng of Flushing was sworn in as a member of Congress at a ceremony on January 3 in Washington, D.C.  Meng, a former assemblymember and the first Asian-American elected to represent New York in Washington, will represent the Sixth District More...

Features

Remembering Asia Minor: The Lost Treasure Of Pergamon

This is a marvelous description of the astpunding "Pergamum" in Berlin. More...

Dutch Kills Civic Turns A Page

The Dutch Kills Civic Association is turning a page in its leadership. Members last November elected neighborhood activist, Dominick Stiller, as their new president. Stiller replaces the group’s long-standing president, Gerald Walsh.  More...

Walcott To Fight Against School Lunch Increase

The citywide Panel for Educational Policy (PEP) has enlisted the support of city Department of Education Chancellor Dennis Walcott against a 67 percent increase in the price of school lunches.  More...

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