May 8, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

City Parks Brings Fitness To Seniors This Spring

City Parks Foundation welcomes all New Yorkers, 60 and over, to participate in CityParks Seniors Fitness. More...

City: Watch Out For Unlicensed Food Vendors

With hot summer temperatures looming in the near future, city officials are again warning city residents to be alert when purchasing food from unlicensed street vendors.   More...

Greater Woodhaven Development Corp. Holds Meeting

The Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation’s (GWDC) April 23 meeting More...

AG To Sue Price Gouging Gas Stations

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman last week announced that his office is planning to bring civil charges against approximately 24 city gas station owners that gouged motorists with gas priced at nearly $5 a gallon during the post-Sand More...

Flushing Chinese Business Association Welcomes Katz

The Flushing Chinese Business Association (FCBA) welcomed Melinda Katz to speak about her candidacy for the office of Queens borough president. Katz’ 20 years of experience in public service would be useful for the next borough president of Queens. More...

Hammer, Chisel, Drill Exhibit At The Noguchi Museum

Located on Vernon Boulevard, the Noguchi Museum was opened in 1985 by world renowned Japanese American artist, Isamu Noguchi. More...

Cops Offer Reward For Forest Park Rapists

Queens detectives are searching for at least two sex predators in connection with five rapes and two sexual assaults in and around Forest Park since 2009. More...

Flushing Woman Playing Soccer With The Seattle Reign

After competing for teams in four cities and two countries to play professional level soccer, Seattle Reign goalkeeper Michelle Betos hopes that the new National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) is more stable than the two previous pro women’s leagues. More...

Stavisky, Titus Present Domestic Violence Resolution

State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky and Assemblymember Michele Titus stood on the steps of Queens Borough Hall and presented advocates for victims of domestic violence with a recently passed New York State Legislative Resolution. More...

Queens Zoo Hosts Annual Sheep Shearing Event

The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo held its annual sheep shearing event on Saturday and Sunday, May 4 and 5. More...

Koo Allocates $10K For Children's Music Program

Councilmember Peter Koo and the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music provided an update regarding a music program for local students. More...

Koslowitz Participates In CUNY Citizenship NOW

Councilmember Karen Koslowitz attended the 11th Annual CUNY Citizenship Now Call-in. Hundreds of volunteers trained by CUNY provided immigration information to callers under the supervision of leading immigration attorneys in New York City. More...

Turnstile Jumper Eyed In Ravenswood Shootings

An aspiring Queens rapper nabbed by city Transit cops for jumping a subway turnstile is being questioned in connection with two shootings outside the Ravenswood Houses in December 2012.  Hakeen “Flow Cash” Jamison, 18, struggled with police More...

Kosciuszko Bridge Project Update At UFCA Meeting

Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer and CB2 Chairman Joe Conley fielded questions, suggestions and concerns of the community at the April 11 meeting of the United Forties Civic Association. The minutes from that meeting will be read at the May 8 meeting. More...

Volunteers Spruce Up Parks For ‘It’s My Park Day’

City Department of Parks and Recreation Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski, City Parks Foundation President Alison Tocci and Partnerships for Parks joined thousands of community volunteers on May 4, at Hoover-Manton Playgrounds in Briarwoo More...

The Low Cost Vet Mobile Has Opened For Pet Care

The Low Cost Vet Mobile’s opening on Cross Bay Boulevard at the exit/entrance ramp to the Belt Parkway was a success, drawing 27 pet parents. More...

Cops Eye Same Man In Third Child Sex Attack

Queens police officials believe that a man who is wanted for molesting a 7-year-old girl outside her South Ozone Park home on May 1 is responsible for a similar attack several hours later – and may be the same man who exposed himself to another young More...

TD Bank Kicks Off Summer Reading Program

Encouraging children to sharpen their reading and money-saving skills, TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®, again will hold its annual Summer Reading Program. More...

Local Theater Group Celebrates Borough’s History

For forty years, the Free Synagogue of Flushing (FSF) Community Theater Group has entertained the borough's masses with performances of classic Broadway musicals and plays.Last Saturday, the group deviated from its repertoire by not only entertaining More...

Despina Siolas Awarded Hermes Expo Honor

Despina Siolas, MD/PhD of Bayside and Mattituck, New York was honored at the 2013 Hermes Expo Dinner on Saturday evening, April 13th.  Mrs. More...

Arrests Made In iPhone Thefts

A suspect who threatened to “hurt” a Bronx man who was visiting Queens with his four-year-old son yesterday and then stole the man’s iPhone, was apprehended a short time later by uniformed officers  who stopped and questioned him over eight bloc More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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Restaurant of the Week

Saffron Indian Cuisine

Saffron Indian Cuisine opened on January 1 and has already garnered a steady clientele of diners who come for fresh, Indian food with innovative twists. Saffron’s interior is as warm and sensuous as the spice itself. More...

Editorials

Honor Mom On Her Special Day

The celebration of Mother’s Day in the United States dates back to the 19th century. More...

Letters to the Editor

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Solitary Confinement Cruel And Unusual

It is time to end torture in New York City jails. I am referring to the rampant use of solitary confinement, which has brutalized incarcerated individuals, cost taxpayers millions of dollars, and made our streets more dangerous.  More...

Rockaway Social Security Re-Opens

Carolyn W. More...

New DI Introduced At 108th CC Meeting

The big news at April’s 108th Police Precinct community council meeting, held on the last night of the month, was the announcement of a change at the top, as Commander Deputy Inspector Donald Powers told attendees that after three years in charge of More...

City Pays $20G In Halloran Slander-Suit

A former Queens traffic agent last week was awarded a $20,000 settlement for his 2010 run-in with disgraced City Councilmember Dan Halloran and a former Halloran aide.  More...

American Heart Assn. Names Go Red For Women Honorees

The American Heart Association (AHA) announced Audra Fordin, CEO and president, Great Bear Auto and Women Auto Know and Kathleen Gallo, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN, senior vice president and chief learning officer, North Shore-LIJ Health System will be honore More...

Moya Participates In Elmhurst Beautification

Assemblymember Francisco Moya participated in Elmhurst Beautification Day, an initiative organized by New Life Community Development Corporation (NLCDC) and Community Board 4 Members Jennifer Chu and  NLCDC Executive Director A. Redd Sevilla. More...

Vallone Discusses Public Safety With CLACNY

On May 6, Councilmember Peter F. More...

Weprin Speaks On Bangladesh Building Collapse

Assemblymember David I. Weprin’s (D-Fresh Meadows) organized a remembrance tribute to commemorate all the fallen victims who tragically lost their lives from the collapsed factory building on April 24, 2013 in Bangladesh. More...

Weprin Welcomes All-Star Game With Mets Stars

Councilmember Mark S. More...

Retirement Planning Resources For Women

Dear Savvy Senior, What retirement planning resources can you recommend to women? I’m 58 years old, divorced and living on a tight budget and need all the help I can get.   Financially Challenged Dear Challenged, More...

New Queens Library At Elmhurst Is ‘Topped Out’

Queens Borough President Helen Marshall; Councilmember Daniel Dromm, Commissioner David Burney, City Department of Design and Construction;  Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer, Queens Library President and CEO Thomas W. More...

Meng Honors Winners Of Congressional Art Contest

Congressmember Grace Meng (D-Queens) held an award ceremony on April 29 where she announced the winner and runners-up of her first congressional district art contest. More...

Well-Dressed Man Found DOA In Astoria

Queens detectives are asking fro help from the public to identify a man found dead under a van in Astoria on May 6. Police and emergency responded to a 911 call at about 4 p.m. More...

Homeless Ex-Con Charged In Queens Child Sex Attacks

A 25-year-old homeless man this week was charged with sexually abusing two young girls on May 1 – one on the steps of her own home in South Ozone Park.  Cops working on a tip called in to the NYPD Crime Stoppers HOTLINE arrested Lee Samuels More...

Lightning Strikes Jet Over LaGuardia Airport

A flight out of Detroit made an emergency landing at LaGuardia Airport on Wednesday morning, after the aircraft was struck twice by lightning, authorities said.  The pilot of American Eagle flight 4563 declared an emergency as a precaution More...

Goldfeder Completes Rockaway Rotary 5K Ocean Run

On April 28, Assemblymember Phil Goldfeder joined by his wife and two young children, laced up their sneakers and dashed across the finish line with runners at the 35th Annual Rockaway Rotary 5K Ocean Run. More...

Pair Forged Prescriptions At Richmond Hill Store

State investigators took down an illegal prescription drug dealing operation that allegedly used forged prescriptions to purchase oxycodone pills at more than half a dozen pharmacies in New York City and the Hudson Valley, including one in Richmond H More...

Lawyer: Ridgewood Body Suspect Needs Psych Help

The defense attorney for a 27-year-old pedophile who confessed to suffocating his mother’s boyfriend – and burying the man in the family’s back yard, said his client needs psychiatric help before his case can be tried in court.  More...

Hunt Phony Truck Driver In Juice Heist

Queens detectives are searching for a slick con man who impersonated a delivery driver and loaded 15,303 bottles of high-end Blueprint drinks onto his truck on May 4, making off with about $153,000 worth of juice products from the Long Island City ma More...

Vallone Jams With Jazz Band At Flushing Town Hall

On May 1, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. attended the Monthly Jazz Jam session at the Flushing Town Hall. More...

Time Warner Cable Sponsoring Asis International Event To Help Law

Time Warner Cable, in support of those in law enforcement and the armed services, today announced that it will sponsor an event at an upcoming conference in New York City to help these highly trained personnel successfully transition to careers in th More...

It's In Queens! (May 9 Through May 15)

The borough offers various opportunities to treat Mom to a great time for her big day and impress her with your ability find top-notch entertainment and no or low cost. Here’s the rundown.   More...

Resorts World Casino Kicks Off Queens Week With An Entertainment Extravaganza

Resorts World Casino New York City is heating up its entertainment in anticipation of the temperatures rising here in New York City. More...

Christ The King H.S. Announces Principal’s Honor Roll

Christ the King High School congratulated students who achieved the Principal’s Honor Roll.  The Principal’s Honor Roll is for the top five students in each grade.  The grade average of the top students in each class range from 97 to more t More...

Queens Taste 2013: Fantastic Food, Delightful Drinks And Nonstop Networking Event

The Queens Economic Development Corporation and lead sponsors Citi and Fairway Market are proud to invite everybody to the borough’s premiere food-and-networking event, Queens Taste 2013, at Citi Field’s Caesars Club from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. More...

Political Page

GOP Pick For Halloran’s Seat Raises Party’s Hopes

Wasting no time last week, immediately after Dan Halloran announced he was dropping plans to run for re-election for his 19th District seat in Northeast Queens, the Queens County Republican Party met and endorsed Dennis Saffran, a Douglaston attorney More...

Vallone Holds Fundraiser

Paul Vallone, a candidate for City Council, held a fundraising event on April 25. The party was hosted by Tonino Sacco and Elias N. Fillas, partners at Sacco and Fillas LLP and held at their offices, 31-19 Newtown Ave. More...

Maloney Presents Grant To LaGCC Veterans Program

On May 6, Congressmember Carolyn Maloney (NY-12) joined LaGuardia Community College President, Dr. Gail O. More...

Features

Crowley And Mom Celebrate With Woodside On The Move

On Saturday, May 4, Congressmember Joseph Crowley (D-Queens, The Bronx) joined his mom, Eileen Crowley, in serving as the grand marshals for Woodside on the Move’s Mother’s Day Parade. More...

Astoria Resident To Be Honored As WWII Hero

State Senator Michael Gianaris will be honoring Astoria native Robert Danke as part of his newly created Veteran’s Hall of Fame. The ceremony will take place on May 21 in Albany.  More...

Lions Help Bicyclist Get Into The Five Boro Bike Tour

The Bayside-Whitestone Lions Club helped Jason Yi, a Bayside resident, raise enough funds to ride in the TD Five Boro Bike Tour coproduced by Bike New York and the New York City Department of Transportation. More...

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