April 10, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Maloney Statement On U.S. Postal Service's Announcement On Saturday Mail Service

Congressmember Carolyn Maloney issued the following statement on the announcement by the United States Postal Service that it is abandoning a proposal to eliminate mail delivery on Saturdays: More...

Close Call At Santa Fe

Talk about a close call. Just before 9 p.m. More...

Miller Visits Bobbi And The Strays Animal Rescue

Assemblymember Mike Miller (D-Woodhaven) paid a visit to Bobbi and the Strays animal rescue organization to highlight the importance of adopting animals.  Miller took a tour of the facility located at Atlas Park in Glendale and saw the many resc More...

Van Bramer Secures $10,000 To Repair Andrews Grove

On April 6, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer joined the Friends of Shady Park and local residents to discuss the renovations of Andrews Grove in Long Island City. More...

Elmhurst Wall Falls, Crushes Man

A 22-year-old Queens man is fighting for his life after suffering critical head wounds on April 4 when the brick façade of a building suddenly collapsed, burying him beneath the rubble.   More...

Brown Appoints New ADAs

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced today the appointment of nine law school graduates as assistant district attorneys. More...

Celebrate Poetry Month At Queens Library

The Queens Library is celebrating National Poetry Month during April. All month long the library recognizes and celebrates the work of poets with a broad selection of programs for all ages. More...

How To Diagnose And Treat Sleep Apnea

Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about sleep apnea? My husband, who’s 60, has become such a terrible snorer he wakes himself up at night, and he keeps me up too. Sleepy Shelly Dear Shelly, More...

CB2 Discusses Parking, Sanitation And Green Market

There were no difficult or controversial building applications at April’s Community Board 2 (CB2) meeting, just a couple of them that were easily approved.  Most of the meeting was devoted to public comments and most of those were about the stre More...

QEDC, City Announce StartUP! Business Plan Finalists

The Queens Economic Development Corporation (QEDC) has announced the nine finalists of the seventh annual Queens StartUP! More...

Questions And Answers

General Question: I’m trying to figure out how much I need to save for my retirement. Does the government offer any help with financial education? More...

Van Bramer, Quinn Announce Innovative Library Proposal

On April 3, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn joined the heads of New York City’s three library systems to announce an innovative proposal for a system of “Mini City Halls” to serve New Yorkers through 206 branch More...

SculptureCenter Breaks Out Of Its Mold

The SculptureCenter announced on April 2 a renovation that aims to improve the quality of its exhibition spaces and visitor flow at its Long Island City facility. More...

Flushing Teacher Charged In Student Sex-Text Trysts

Stunned parents stood in clusters outside I.S. 237 in Flushing on Tuesday morning, rocked by the arrest of a 6th Grade English teacher charged with carrying on a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old former student.   More...

Jamaica Bay Features Outdoors Plan

Inspired by the success of the Rockaway Beach Club, the National Park Service (NPS) has teamed up with the city Department of Parks and Recreation (DOP) to make kayaking, biking and canoeing opportunities at the Jamaica Bay and Rockaway Peninsula are More...

Christ The King Students Donate At Semi-Annual Blood Drive

The Christ the King Community recently hosted its Semi-Annual Blood Drive in conjunction with the New York Blood Center at Christ the King High School. More...

Resorts World Casino Smashes All Time Monthly Record, Sending 31.3 Million To State Education

Resorts World Casino New York City today announced a record-setting month in the near-decade long history of the state’s racetrack casino program, generating an astounding $71.2 million in revenue in the month of March. More...

Eugene Wood Memorial Race

As the city starts warming up and the temperatures get higher, people start leaving their houses to find new things to do. More...

Koslowitz, Quinn Elected Officials Offer Self Defense Course

In response to the recent rape attack at Forest Hills and Corona, Councilmember Karen Koslowtiz joined City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky on April 2nd, to distribute fliers at the busy intersection of 71st/Contin More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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Restaurant of the Week

GRAND CAFÉ

It’s easy to see why Grand Café is reputed to have the “Best Brunch in Astoria.” Grand Café exemplifies the beauty of café life right here in Astoria. More...

Editorials

Letters To The Editor

For more than 31 years, the Queens Gazette has endeavored to use the Editorial page as a place to highlight, applaud, salute, criticize, or improve anything and everything related to Queens. More...

Letters to the Editor

Advise And Consent  To The Editor:  The Supreme Court’s decision whether gay marriage is a constitutional right might have some complaining about “activist judges”. More...

LIC Teenager Sentenced To 13 Years In Prison For Manslaughter In Xmas Stabbing

Queens District Attorney Richard A. More...

Brandeis Association Of Queens Helps Admit Attorneys

The Brandeis Association of Queens County sponsored the admission of several attorneys before the United States Supreme Court.  Justice Jeremy S. More...

UCCA, Simotas Hold Town Hall

Assemblymember Aravella Simotas and the United Community Civic Association (UCCA) held their first annual Town Hall meeting to address community concerns on April 4. More...

Goldfeder Visits Sandy Devastated East 12th Road

Assemblymember Phil Goldfeder and local Broad Channel resident, Rick Sorrentino met to discuss solutions for homeowners along East 12th Road to rebuild the Sandy-damaged walkways and access their homes. More...

Teacher Charged With Statutory Rape Of 14-Year-Old

Queens District Attorney Richard A. More...

Lawmakers Call For More Park Enforcement Patrols

Following last week’s brutal attempted rape of a 27-year-old woman in Forest Park, local lawmakers are calling on city officials to immediately increase park enforcement patrols (PEP) in Queens.  In a letter to Parks Commissioner Veronica W More...

Van Bramer Gets Security Cams For Woodside Houses

On April 5, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer was joined by representatives of the Woodside Houses Tenants Association, Public Service Area 9 (PSA 9) Community Council as well as local residents and seniors to announce the installation of a new closed-c More...

Cops Question Ex-Con In Stun Gun Sex Attack

Queens detectives last week questioned a 42-year-old ex-convict in the attempted rape of a female jogger in Forest Park.  Cops questioned Richard Kasselbaum, of Howard Beach, in the March 29 attack against the 27-year-old woman who fought o More...

Cops Offer $2G For Cemetery Rapist

Queens detectives are seeking help from the public to identify and locate a suspect who raped a woman in a Corona cemetery.  Police officials last week released a sketch of the suspect, who forced a woman into an unidentified cemetery in Co More...

Cops Nab Gas Station Robbery Suspects

A bandit sought in connection with a string of Queens gas station robberies took police on a wild chase through Kissena Park and the streets of Flushing on April 3.  The chase began after police spotted two suspects driving the wrong way on More...

Content Removed From Fake Community Board Website

Facing possible legal action by city attorneys, the anonymous authors of a fake Community Board 1 (CB1) website have temporarily pulled the plug on the online “parody.”   More...

Boro-Wide Blotter

104th Precinct  Man Busted In Machete Attack  Police last month arrested a 27-year-old Queens man after he broke into a Ridgewood home and attacked a resident with a machete, sources said.  More...

Jackson Heights Tailor Nabbed In $1.7M Tax Scam

A Jackson Heights tailor famous for making and altering suits for sports players and superstars pleaded guilty recently to evading almost $2 million in sales taxes.   More...

Queens Tots Killed, Parents Critical In Ohio Highway Crash

The two young children of a city Corrections Department officer were killed on April 4 in a devastating car crash on an Ohio highway that left Rikers Island guard Shakia Crumpton, 36, and her husband, Rashon Crumpton, 38, critically injured. &nb More...

Taxi ‘Smart Card’ Pilot Program Underway In Community Board 1

People with disabilities in two neighborhoods citywide are being urged to take advantage of a city pilot program that offers them the option of using yellow cabs or livery car services as an alternative to the city’s Access-A-Ride service.   More...

Basketball Clinic Comes To Queens College

On Saturday, March 30, Councilmember Leroy Comrie, with the Allan Houston Legacy Foundation, and Jay Sugarman, founder of the iStar Family Shootout, hosted the “Father Knows Best Tour” at the Queens College Fitzgerald Gymnasium. More...

It’s In Queens! (April 11 through April 17)

Borough activities enter the sublime this week with a Spartan contest, a running race on a JFK airplane runway, an insect-inspired dance, a swap meet, a Christian comedy show and a talk on women’s rights in Afghanistan. More...

American Partnership For Eosinophilic Disorders To Hold Annual Show

On Saturday April 13th to St Mary's Church will host the 5th annual fundraiser for APFED ( American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders). A Young man, K.E., who suffers from this illness will be hosting and be displaying art work and hav More...

Steve Chen Appears On The Stoler Report

Steve Chen, Executive Vice President with national manufacturer Crystal Window & Door Systems, recently appeared on a major New York area television real estate talk show.  He was one of the guests on The Stoler Report-New York Business Repo More...

Bill Cosby Cracks Up Queens!

On Saturday, April 6th, the great Bill Cosby drew over 2,000 patrons to the Colden Auditorium at Queens College from all over the NY metro area. The audience laughed with Mr. More...

Spartan Race Comes To Citi Field On April 13

Spartan Race is proud to kick off their 2013 stadium events with Citi Field in Flushing.  On April 13, Citi Field, will be transformed into the ultimate Obstacle Course Race. More...

Political Page

Women’s Group Backs Peralta For BP

In a surprise move, the political action committee of the Brooklyn-Queens chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) has endorsed state Senator Jose Peralta among the Democratic Party hopefuls seeking the Queens borough president’s se More...

Nominees Sought For Veteran’s Hall of Fame

State Senator Michael Gianaris invited local residents to nominate veterans from the community whose service on behalf of our nation warrants induction into the New York State Senate Veteran’s Hall of Fame.  This online Hall of Fame is des More...

Meng To Celebrate First 100 Days In Congress

This Sunday, April 14, freshman Congressmember Grace Meng (D-Queens) will hold an inaugural celebration to commemorate her first 100 days in Congress.  The event is scheduled to take place at 2:00 p.m. More...

Features

Local Actor Makes Mark Immitating Astoria's Walken

What started out as just a simple party trick for struggling actor and Astoria resident Chris Ferretti turned into a pretty decent money making opportunity. More...

Demolition Of Astoria Home Marks End Of An Era

The shell of this old home is all that remains of the dwelling that has stood on 30th Avenue and 31st Street since the Victorian era.The structure, which has been abandoned for decades and predates the elevated MTA trestle, will be raised and replace More...

Bank Of America Give $82,000 To Arverne Library

(L. to r.) Bank of America Area Executive Marc Perez joins Queens Library President and CEO Thomas W. Galante, Queens Library at Arverne GED student Khalil McCallum and state Sen. Joseph P. More...

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