April 3, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

114th Precinct Gives Thumbs-Down To Club Liquor Licenses

Police officials at the 114th Precinct have requested Community Board 1 members to not recommend Liquor License renewals for two troubled nightclubs in Long Island City and Woodside. More...

Queens Family Sues MTA In Subway Push Death

The daughter of a Queens man crushed to death in December when he was pushed onto the tracks of a Manhattan subway station last week filed a lawsuit charging the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) is responsible for her father’s death. More...

City Council Candidate Paul Vallone Issues Statement In Wake Of Breaking Corruption Scandal

Democratic City Council Candidate Paul Vallone (CD-19) today issued the following statement in response to the breaking corruption scandal and arrest of New York City Council Member Dan Halloran:  More...

Cops Offer $2G Reward For Stun Gun Sex Attacker

Police last week released a sketch (see sketch) of a suspect who they believe stun-gunned a 23-year-old woman jogging in Forest Park on the night of March 29 in a foiled sexual attack. More...

I'm Tawkin' Here Celebrates Native New York Culture

Marking the launch of the Five Boro Story Project, producer Bridget Bartolini, author/performer Michele Carlo, and filmmaker Heather Quinlan have come together to present I’m Tawkin’ Here: Storytelling with a New Yawk Accent, a citywide celebration o More...

Vallone ‘Hails’ Drivers At Livery Roundtable Summit

On March 27, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. attended the Livery Roundtable’s Annual Summit in East Elmhurst, along with Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and Bronx Councilmember James Vacca. More...

Sunnyside Shines, TD Bank To Remove Graffiti Monthly

TD Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, recently donated a total of $2,500 to the Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District (BID) as part of the bank’s commitment to giving back to the community. More...

Koslowitz To Offer Lien Aid

Homeowners who have received a lien sale against their property will be able to find some assistance right in their neighborhood. More...

Middle Village Girl Competes For Pageant Title

Lediona Zharku of Middle Village was recently selected to participate in the 2013 Miss Jr. Teen New York City Pageant competition that will take place on Sunday, April 14. More...

Van Bramer And Union Call Trade Fair To End Lockout

On April 1, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer and over 60 UFCW Local 342 union meat workers rallied to call on Trade Fair Supermarkets to end the grocery store’s lockout of members in Ravenswood. More...

Green Eggs, Ham, And Socialsecurity.gov

March 2 is the birthday of beloved children’s author Dr. Seuss. Last year we took part in the celebration with our take on The Cat in the Hat, called The Mouse in the House. This year, inspired by Dr. More...

Port Authority Approves $83M Garage For LaG Airport

Port Authority (PA) officials last week announced approval of plans for a new, $83 million parking garage at LaGuardia Airport.  The announcement marks the latest chapter in the ongoing expansion of LaGuardia Airport, Port Authority officia More...

Maryland Man Nabbed In Wrong Way Crash

A Maryland tow truck driver last week was charged with reckless endangerment and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol after he allegedly drove the wrong way on the Van Wyck Expressway on March 25 – and slammed head-on into a More...

Boro-Wide Blotter

104th Precinct  Woman Thwarts Cell Phone Robber A Ridgewood woman gave a wannabe thief a taste of his own medicine on March 23, breaking free from his clutches to save her cell phone – and watching as police put the thug behind bars.&n More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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Restaurant of the Week

Moe’s Southwest Grill

“Welcome to Moe’s” is exactly what you’ll hear when you walk in the front door of Queens’ first Moe’s Southwest Grill. The friendliness of the staff doesn’t stop after their initial welcome. More...

Features

Bayside Historical Swears In New Board Members

The Bayside Historical Society located at Fort Totten held a gala in which several new board members were sworn in. More...

Twenty-Nine Queens Public Schools On Top 10 List For Subgroup Performance

The New York Campaign for Achievement Now (NYCAN) today released new 2013 School and District Report Cards. More...

Bloomberg, Walcott Announce 78 New Schools To Open Next Fall

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott announced on April 2, that 78 new schools will open in September at the start of the 2013-2014 school year. More...

Concerned Forest Hills Residents Discuss Burglaries

The crowd at Our Lady of Mercy R.C. Church on the night of April 2 was large, filling the church hall on Juno Street in Forest Hills for the 112th Precinct Community Council meeting. More...

It's In Queens (April 4 through April 10)

Queens gets world famous visitors this week with Bill Cosby in concert and an art show co-curated by an actor from The Sopranos. More...

Cabbie, Passenger Charged With DWI In Hit-Run

A Queens cabbie – and his passenger –found themselves behind bars on March 25 after they traded identities in an attempt to fool police searching for the driver in a hit-run accident. More...

Speed Cam Proposal Nixed By Lawmakers

The state budget passed last week puts a red light on a city proposal for speed camera at school zones.The budget does not authorize installing up to 40 cameras in school zones proposed as a pilot program on streets in school zones throughout the fiv More...

Queens Council On The Arts Completes Move To Kaufman Complex

The Queens Council on the Arts has completed its move to the Kaufman Astoria Studio complex in Long Island City. More...

Halloran Denies Charges

Kevin J. Ryan, spokesperson for Councilmember Daniel Halloran, released the following statement. "The Council Member denies the allegations and looks forward to clearing his name. More...

Naturalist Leads 'Hunt For Sweet Cicely'

At 11:45 a.m., Sunday, April 21, America’s go-to-guy for foraging, “Wildman” Steve Brill, will celebrate springtime in Queens by leading one of his world-famous foraging tours of Forest Park in Kew Gardens, beginning within blocks of where he spent h More...

Donovan’s Continues Woodside Legacy

Forty seven years ago, juicy burgers and Irish coffees made Donovan’s Pub a Woodside staple. More...

American Ballet To Hold Auditions At Frank Sinatra H.S.

The School of American Ballet (SAB), the country’s most prominent ballet academy, will hold special free auditions for boys and girls ages six to 10 in Queens on Sunday, April 28, at Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, 35-12 35th Avenue.  The auditions More...

Louis Armstrong House Plays Never Heard Recordings

The Louis Armstrong House Museum and Jazz Journalists Association present “Louis Armstrong at Freedomland: Never Before Heard Recordings of an American Icon”, a listening session and lecture on April 30 celebrating International Jazz Day (sponsored b More...

Koslowitz Celebrates Women’s History

On March 20 Councilmember Karen Koslowitz held her second annual Women’s History celebration in honor of five women in the community recognized for their accomplishments in the fields of education, activism, leadership and community service. More...

Glendale VFW & Auxiliary Host Good Friday Fish Fry

The Sergeant Edward R. Miller VFW Post 7336 and Auxiliary Units of Glendale hosted the annual Good Friday Fish Fry. The Women’s Auxiliary Unit raffled off 10 huge Easter baskets. More...

How To Ensure Your Pets Are Cared For After You’re Gone

Dear Savvy Senior How does one go about creating a trust for their pets? I have a dog and two cats that mean the world to me, and I want to make sure they’ll be well taken care of after I’m gone.  Elderly Ellen Dear Ellen, More...

Strangers Gather For Forest Hills Book Talk, Movie

The tagline to Alfred Hitchcock’s Strangers On A Train reads: “It begins with the shriek of a train whistle and ends with shrieking excitement!”An audience of more than 150 came to experience this excitement first-hand at the Cinemart on Metropolitan More...

City To Tweak Astoria Park Bicycle Lanes

Community Board 1 officials and members of the Astoria Park Alliance were shocked last fall when they realized newly-installed lanes at the park were too narrow to accommodate bicyclists and people out for a stroll in the park. More...

Goldfeder Honors 101 Year Old Rockaway Resident

Assemblymember Phil Goldfeder honored Rockaway resident, Mrs. Fay Feuer, with a New York State Assembly proclamation in celebration of her 101st Birthday.   More...

Political Page

Vallone Campaign Gets Hispanic Advisor From Marshall

Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. announced yesterday that he has hired Pablo M. Romano, who formerly served as Advisor of Hispanic Affairs for Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, to join his campaign as Cultural Affairs Liaison. More...

Editorials

April Fools No More

Two days ago April 1 was upon us. Traditionally, this is known as “April Fools’ Day”, a prank-happy holiday of sorts in which no one is safe. More...

Letters to the Editor

Save Gifted Program  To The Editor:  The Bloomberg administration’s attempt to slash the successful Gifted and Talented program (G&T) at P.S. 122 is an insult to Astoria and a serious issue for all Western Queens families. More...

Sports

Mets Reign Over Padres, Yanks Lose To Sox In Home Openers

For the first time in nearly six decades, two New York ball clubs had their home openers simultaneously. More...

St. Nick’s Boys And Girls Win Division Championship

On March 16, the St. Nicholas of Flushing Junior Boys and Junior Girls teams won their division Metropolitan Greek Orthodox Basketball League (MGOBL) championships.  More...

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