May 15, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Weprin’s Town Hall Addresses School Food Options

Residents of Eastern Queens gathered for a Town Hall meeting, hosted by Councilmember Mark S. Weprin (D-Oakland Gardens), on the subject of school food. More...

Jeffrey Leder Gallery Opens Jorge Posada Solo Exhibit

Jeffrey Leder Gallery in Long Island City announced a major solo exhibition of the work of Jorge Posada, with an opening reception Wednesday, May 15, from 5:00 p.m. More...

Queens College Honors Memory Of Marvin Hamlisch

Honoring “one singular sensation”, Queens College held a memorial concert May 5 to honor the late composer, Marvin Hamlisch. A graduate of QC, he is one of only two artists in the U.S. More...

Marshall Hosts Quilting Group At Borough Hall

Members of Quilt in Queens Quilters presented Queens Borough President Helen Marshall with one of their quilts on April 24 to thank her for hosting the exhibit of their quilts at Borough Hall. More...

Stavisky Honors Fifth Grader For Earth Day Art Project

State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky presented fifth grader Margaret Sakar with an award honoring her first place finish in the student Earth Day Art Contest. More...

Electeds Hold First Environmental Community Fair

Councilmember Karen Koslowitz, Congressmember Grace Meng, state Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, and Assemblymember Andrew Hevesi (not pictured) hosted the first annual Environmental Community Fair at MacDonald Park in Forest Hills. More...

CASA Students At P.S. 188 Dance To ‘Points On Jazz’

P.S. 188 students danced to Dave Brubeck’s “Points on Jazz” at an event that concluded the American Ballet Theatre (ABT) after-school program, an enrichment program funded by Councilmember Mark S. More...

Jamica Bay Sunset Cruise

There will be a special three hour, narrated tour of Jamaica Bay aboard the Golden Sunshine out of Sheepshead Bay. More...

All The Way Home

The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Queens Zoo is now home to a trio of mulefoot hogs, Sus scrofa domesticus, a breed of domestic pig that is classified as critically rare by the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy. More...

Dutch Kills Meets For Monthly Meeting

Dutch Kills Civic Association meeting, Thurs., 9 May 2013—Thomas Cogan More...

Cops Offer $2G Reward For Armed Subway Station Bandit

Queens Transit police are seeking help from the public to identify and locate two suspects wanted in connection with the robbery of a Corona subway booth and the assault of a station agent at a Corona station.   More...

Dutch Kills Gas Station Settles On Price Gouging

The state has reached an agreement with a Long Island City gas station owner who admitted to raising the price of gas during the shortage following Hurricane Sandy.  A report released by State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman states that More...

Queens ‘Lady Pimp’ Pleads Guilty, Faces 3-9 Years

The Queens of Queens pimps pleaded guilty last week to charges she operated a tri-state prostitution ring that dealt crack, Viagra and cocaine to customers.   More...

More Street Trees Headed To Western Queens

City Department of Parks (DOP) officials are bringing their “Greening Western Queens” program back to a neighborhood near you.  Officials launched the program several years ago, to plant more than 850 trees in neighborhoods from Long Island More...

It's In Queens! (May 16 Through May 22)

It seems like every form of entertainment is on tap in Queens this week. Film, theater, comedy, guided tours, dance, magic, lectures, fashion boutiques, art, gardening, a Civil War re-enactment, sports, mixed-media, a bazaar and water activities. More...

Vallone, Masbia Help Distribute Food To Families In Need

Councilmember and Democratic Borough President candidate Peter F. Vallone Jr. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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Restaurant of the Week

POLLOS A LA BRASA MARIO

Enjoy the diverse flavors and ingredients in Colombian cuisine at Pollos A La Brasa Mario. The festive interior welcomes families, friends, and couples with brightly painted balconies overlooking orange trees and colorful paintings. More...

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...

Editorials

Honoring Our Heroes In Blue

In 1962, President John F. More...

Letters to the Editor

Silent Majority Must Act  To The Editor:  More...

Star Journal

Great Depression Hit Queens Hard In May 1931

The Greater Astoria Historical Society presents pages from the Long Island Star Journal.  Welcome to May 1931!  More...

Meng Congratulates Student Accepted To West Point

Congressmember Grace Meng (D-Queens) congratulated Queens student Aaron Lin on May 10 for being accepted to the United States Military Academy at West Point. Lin, a constituent who resides in Flushing, was nominated to attend the prestigious institut More...

How To Avoid Identity Theft When You Travel

Dear Savvy Senior, What tips can you recommend to help retirees guard against identity theft when traveling? More...

Identity Theft—It’s No Joke

When the first of April comes, you may be on guard to protect yourself from an April Fool’s Day prank. But every day of the year, you should be wary of identity thieves. Identity theft is no joking matter. More...

Car Show, Blood Drive, Flea Market, BBQ Support Autism

The Knights of Columbus General Sherman/Father Shine #569 of Fresh Meadows and the East Coast Car Association of Glendale joined forces once again on May 5, to host the second annual Car Show, Blood Drive, Flea Market and BBQ to Support Autism at the More...

Van Bramer Thanks Volunteers At Doughboy Park

On May 4, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer stopped by Doughboy Park for It’s My Park Day to thank over 100 volunteers and students from I.S. 125 who dedicated their Saturday morning to cleaning the Woodside Park. More...

Avella, Local Groups Rally To Save Historic Horse Stable

State Senator Tony Avella was joined today by the Auburndale Improvement Association, the Kissena Park Civic Association, and area preservationists at a rally to save an historic horse stable in Fresh Meadows. More...

110th Precinct Community Council To Hold Meeting

The 110th Precinct Community Council will hold its next meeting on Monday, May 20 at Flanders Field VFW Post #150, 51-11 108th St. in Corona. The meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. More...

Mets Visit Rockaways

Legendary former New York Mets pitcher Ron Darling and current outfielder Mike Baxter, a Whitestone native, headlined a small business luncheon at the Irish Circle Tavern in Rockaway Beach on May 7. More...

Koslowitz Speaks At Kew Gardens Civic Association

Councilmember Karen Koslowitz spoke at the 49th annual Kew Gardens Civic Association meeting where she updated the community on several issues affecting them. More...

Addabbo Invites TWU To Albany To Address Their Issues

State Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr. (D-Howard Beach) welcomed members of TWU Local 100 to Albany, as they met recently to discuss MTA drivers’ and veterans’ issues. More...

The Joint Was Jumping

The Sunnyside Reformed Church offered a different kind of spiritual experience on May 11. More...

Crime Down Reported At CB1 Meeting

At the Community Board 1 cabinet meeting for May, the commander of the 114th Precinct said that crime was down by nearly one-fifth for the year thus far, with murders and shooting incidents cut in half and car theft down significantly too.  His More...

NYPD: 114th Precinct Fourth-Safest In City

According to statistics recently released by the NYPD, the 114th Precinct is among five commands citywide that have seen the largest drop in crime this year.  News of the plunge in crime was contained in a report by police officials that do More...

Carjack Spree Suspect Busted

The first victim called 911 just after 9:30 a.m. More...

Local Leaders: No Way Nude Joint Will Get Liquor License

Operators of a controversial Long Island City strip club may be closer to getting a state liquor license for the nude jiggle joint located at the foot of the Queensborough Bridge.  Show Palace, formerly known as Gypsy Rose, opened at 42-50 More...

Great Grill Safety Tips

With Memorial Day and the official start of summer just two weeks away, Queens residents are firing up their taste buds for the outdoor barbeque season.   More...

Ismini Moshopoulos Achieves Distinction In CPA Exam

Ismini Moshopoulos of Whitestone achieved distinction in May 2013 by passing all four parts of the CPA exam in eight months. She was awarded a Masters of Science degree in Accounting with honors from St. John’s University in May 2012. More...

Political Page

Vallone Blasts Parkland Sale For Pro Soccer Team

Taking a stand on one of the thorniest issues of the moment, Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. More...

Addabbo Appointed To Senate Judiciary Committee

State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. (D-Howard Beach) was recently appointed by Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins to serve as a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee due to a recent opening on that committee.  More...

Union Endorses Paul Vallone; Funds Flow For Council Run

Democratic City Council candidate Paul Vallone announced that he has raised over $73,000 in his bid to replace disgraced Councilmember Dan Halloran. More...

Features

LaGuardia And Wagner Legislative Archives Unveiled

LaGuardia Community College officially unveiled its Legislative Archives on May 9. More...

Gianaris Honors Sacramone As Woman Of Distinction

On Tuesday, May 7 state Senator Michael Gianaris honored Taryn Sacramone, executive director of the Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC), at the 16th annual New York state senate Women of Distinction Ceremony in Albany.  More...

EmblemHealth Holding Free, Public Wellness Events

EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care is holding free health and wellness seminars. Each event, which is open to the public, will be held at 206-20 Linden Boulevard in Cambria Heights.  More...

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