April 17, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Building Collapse

The building that once housed the Galaxy Furniture store at 78-19 Jamaica Ave. in Woodhaven collapsed. The roof and part of the façade caved in at around 6:00 p.m. on April 12. More...

Queens County Bar Association Honors Jubilarians

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Addabbo, Consumer Affairs Hold Business Education Day In Maspeth

On April 4, state Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. More...

Work Resumes On Throgs Neck Bridge Paint Project

Work has resumed on the $47 million Throgs Neck Bridge project designed to clean and repair the steel at the Bronx approach and remove the last original lead paint on the 52-year-old span. More...

High School Students Win Culinary Scholarships

At the Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) New York Awards Breakfast on April 5, C-CAP Founder Richard Grausman and C-CAP President Susan Robbins awarded over $450,000 in scholarships and cash awards to high school seniors from the five bor More...

LAGCC Student Photography Exhibits Diverse Astorians

LaGuardia Community College, in partnership with an international research institute, opened a student photography exhibition on April 11 that looks at the people and places that make up the rich cultural diversity of Astoria.  Called the “Astor More...

St. John's Hosts Borough President Candidate Forum

Forums and debates among several candidates for several electoral posts will be common for the next few months. More...

Book Commemorates Rockaway Beach For Survivors

Not long after the flood waters of Superstorm Sandy tore across the peninsula, destroying so much, local author Vivian Carter realized that her work on Images of America: Rockaway Beach, had preserved a print and digital record for future generations More...

Best Ways To Do Business With Social Security

Many people save time by going online to take care of everyday tasks. For example, they shop online to avoid going to crowded malls or stores. More...

Van Bramer, GrowNYC Seek To Open Youth Farmers’ Mkt.

GrowNYC announced that, as the result of the ongoing advocacy by Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer and community members, GrowNYC is seeking approval from Community Board 2 to open a Youthmarket Farm stand at 48th Avenue and Vernon Boulevard, in the Hun More...

It's In Queens (April 18 through April 24)

Opportunities for self-improvement are all over the borough these days with lectures on the Underground Railroad, the Civil War, the Holocaust, the meaning of life, Fort Totten and historical paintings. More...

Christ The King Students Go To Hollywood

CK Theatre Arts department led a school trip to Hollywood, California for students involved in the many CK Performing arts classes and clubs. More...

Queens Cops On Heightened Alert Following Boston Bombings

Queens residents may have noticed a heightened law enforcement presence at major transportation hubs, landmarks and high security locations this week, following the deadly bombings at the Boston marathon on April 15.  Security has also been More...

Prosecutor: Brick Brute Beat Teen To ‘Shut Her Up’

A 16-year-old girl brutally beaten in an Astoria alley on April 9 was targeted by her attacker because she interrupted his attempts to break into cars in her neighborhood,, according to a complaint field with the court.  Michelle Rodriguezs More...

Brick Brute Busted In Astoria Alley Attack

Detectives at the 114th Precinct Squad last weekend arrested an Astoria teenager charged with attempted murder for allegedly brutally beating a 16-year-old girl with a brick and robbing her in an alley on 43rd Street on April 9. Working on a tip More...

State Suspends Liquor License For Troubled LIC Club

The State Liquor Authority (SLA) last month came down hard on a controversial Long Island City nightclub, putting Systems Dance Club on six-month probation and assigning a retired police officer to monitor illegal activities at the club.   More...

Cops Probe Death Of Astoria Man

Police are awaiting the results of tests performed by the city medical examiner to determine the exact cause of death of a 34-year-old Astoria man who was found dead by his roommate outside their home on Welling Court.   More...

Vallone Celebrates Inauguration Of Queens Women's Chamber Of Commerce

On April 11, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. attended the Queens Women’s Chamber of Commerce’s Inauguration Ceremony. More...

At Youth Conference, Simotas Speaks Out Against Violence

Assemblymember Aravella Simotas was welcomed as a plenary speaker at Global Kids Inc.’s annual Youth Conference on April 12. Global Kids is a non-profit educational organization promoting global learning and development among urban youth. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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Restaurant of the Week

Capriccio Ristorante Italiano

Capriccio’s bright, corner location rests at the intersection of Francis Lewis Boulevard and 29th Avenue in Bayside, but the aroma from the wood-burning oven fills the air and beckons you into the lovely dining room. More...

Editorials

In Honor Of Earth Day

While we at the Gazette have never been environmental extremists, the recent sporadic weather begs consideration for our changing planet and how it is affecting our community. More...

Letters to the Editor

Roosevelt Island Error  To The Editor:  We are writing in dismayed response to the article concerning Roosevelt Island that appeared on the cover of the Queens Gazette, Mar. 27, 2013.  More...

Star Journal

Queens Endures WWI; New Street System Laid Out

The Greater Astoria Historical Society presents pages from the Long Island Star Journal.  Welcome to April 1916!  More...

Parks Get Spring Greening

New York Cares is seeking 4,000 volunteers to take part in New York Cares Day Spring on April 20 from 9:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. More...

Astoria/LIC Artist Mieko Anekawa Hosts Solo Show

On April 12, Resobox Art Gallery, 41-26 27th St. in Long Island City hosted the opening night of Long Island City artist Mieko Anekawa’s solo exhibition. More...

City Organizations Address CB 1

April’s Community Board 1 cabinet meeting led off with a couple of child-related organizations:  Queensbridge Early Childhood Development (QECD) and the Maria Lucadama Crisis Nursery, which operates under the aegis of New York Foundling.  A More...

American Cancer Society Speaks At Queens Borough Cabinet

Nearly 13.7 million people have survived cancer and countless more have avoided it according to the American Cancer Society. More...

Vallone Inducts New Student Councilmembers At P.S. 85

On April 11, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. inducted the new officers and members of the Student Council at P.S. 85, the Judge Charles J. Vallone School. More...

Bayside H.S. Takes Part In Engineering Internships

The New York City Department of Education and Division of School Facilities, along with its nonprofit partner, Solar One, received a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation to introduce students to an energy efficiency career path. More...

Kosher ‘Picnic’ For Rodents

Federal agents last week seized more than $3,000 worth of contaminated food from a Queens manufacturer of kosher products after finding a Ridgewood warehouse overrun by live rats and mice. More...

Bloomberg Releases Statement On Boston Bombing

“Good afternoon. I’m joined here by Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, and we’d like to update you on some of the steps that we’ve taken to protect New York City in the wake of the terrible, tragic bombings in Boston.  More...

QEDC And Citi Announce The Nine Finalists Of Seventh Annual Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition

The Queens Economic Development Corporation has announced the nine finalists of the Seventh Annual Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition, a five-month challenge-and-instruction course sponsored by Citi.      More...

Stavisky, Kim Support Minority, And Women-Owned Businesses

Assemblymember Ron Kim (D- Flushing) of the 40th Assembly District, and state Senator Toby Ann Stavisky of the 16th Senate District, held a joint press conference at the Flushing branch of the Queens Public Library. More...

LAGCC Student Dreams a Dream of Citizenship

Like all college students, Katherine Taberas has lofty dreams.   The LaGuardia Community College honor student plans on graduating, transferring to a senior college and then on to law school, which will pave the way to a career as an immigr More...

Looking For Love And Companionship Online

Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about online dating for older people? My daughter has been urging me to give it a try, but at age 62, I’m a little hesitant.  Lonely Senior  Dear Lonely, More...

Committee Commemorates Landmarks Preservation

New York City’s iconic skyline and distinctive neighborhoods have that special ability to summon feelings of civic identity and pride. More...

Queens Is The Sixth Most Expensive Place To Live In The U.S.

The price of living has gone up over time, especially in the past few years. But just how expensive is Queens compared to rest of the country? More...

The “Taste of Greece” Kick Off Event of the 22nd Hermes Expo

            “Greece along with the United States can face major economic problems and the 2013 economic conflict decisively,” said Panagiotis V. More...

New City Council Legislation To Address Solitary Confinement In NYC

At a press conference on April 9 Councilmember Daniel Dromm introduced a bill and a resolution addressing solitary confinement in New York City jails. More...

Astoria Landlord Charged With Illegal Conversion Of Two-Family House Into Nine Apartments

Defendant Allegedly Rented One Apartment To Four Different Tenants For Same Time Period; Allegedly Pocketed Tens Of Thousands Of Dollars As Pre-Payments For Uninhabitable Apartments  More...

Security Cameras On Line For Woodside Houses

Residents at the Woodside Houses are looking forward to more secure surroundings, thanks to funding provided by City Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer that will cover the cost of installing security cameras throughout the housing project.   More...

One Man Nabbed, Others Sought In Flat Tire Robbery Spree

Police arrested a 50-year-old College Point man for a crime spree targeting motorists where he posed as a good Samaritan, offering motorists help with a flat tire, then swiped their cash and possessions while they were distracted.  Mario Gu More...

Kitchen Starts To Cook With In-Kind Donation

The Entrepreneur Space is running out of space! More...

At Youth Conference, Simotas Speaks Out Against Violence

On April 11, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. attended the Korean-American Chamber of Commerce in Greater New York’s 2013 Annual Dinner Party in Flushing. More...

Costa Constantinides Endorsed By Fire Officers

New York - Costa Constantinides was endorsed today by the Uniformed Fire Officers Association (UFOA) for the New York City Council’s 22nd District, which represents Astoria along with parts of Long Island City, Woodside, East Elmhurst, and Jackson He More...

Political Page

Vallone Wins Poll At C of C Debate

There were opinions exchanged freely by six candidates—all Democrats—for Queens borough president last Friday evening at a forum sponsored by the Queens Chamber of Commerce, but at the end of the event, Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. More...

Carter Receives Peace Award; Visits Bloomberg

Former President Jimmy Carter met briefly with Mayor Michael Bloomberg at City Hall April 10. More...

Features

Irish American Reps. Support Immigration Reform

On April 10, Congressmembers Joe Crowley (NY-14), Richard Neal (MA-1), Carolyn McCarthy (NY-4), Joe Kennedy III (MA-4), Tim Ryan (OH-13) and Bill Keating (MA-9), along with former Congressmember and Irish immigration advocate Bruce Morrison, joined t More...

Maloney Marks ‘Equal Pay Day’

Last Wednesday, on the day designated as “Equal Pay Day”, the day when women’s wages finally catch up to what men were paid in the previous year— Congressmember Carolyn Maloney issued a statement saying, “We’ve sti More...

Simotas, Port Authority Discuss LaGuardia Project

Assemblymember Aravella Simotas met with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) officials at LaGuardia International Airport on April 10 to discuss the airport’s upcoming redevelopment plans and any impact the eightyear construc More...

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