May 29, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

MTA Clerk, Accomplice Busted In Staged Subway-Rob

A veteran MTA worker and her male partner found themselves behind bars last week after they swiped $4,000 cash during a staged holdup at a Corona subway station.  Tracy King, 48, and Anthony Brown, 42, both were charged with grand larceny, More...

Ten Busted In Queens Auto Theft Ring

A Queens grand jury handed down a 92-count indictment charging ten people in an auto theft ring that targeted four of Queens largest auto dealerships, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said.   More...

Trinity Church Musical Saw Festival To Be Held On June 1

When people think of musicians, the wonderful works of Mozart and Beethoven come quickly to mind. Others might swiftly think of the musical stylings of Jimi Hendrix or The Beatles. More...

2013 MLB All Star Festivities To Be Held At Citi Field And Throughout NYC

Baseball is the nation’s most beloved sport, and it is a special honor that one of Major League Baseball’s team resides right here in Queens. That’s right, the Mets, whose stadium, Citi Field, is located in Flushing. More...

Second Annual Key Luck Club Achievement Awards

Unique members of the Chinese-American community were honored at the second annual “Chinese American Achievement Awards Ceremony” on Saturday afternoon, May 18th, hosted by the Key Luck Club. More...

It’s In Queens! (May 30 through June 5)

The saw is most famous for cutting wood or metal. But Queens will host a full-day festival celebrating this tool as a musical instrument on Saturday. More...

Three Charged In Kidnap, Torture Of Ecuadorian National

District Attorney Richard A. Brown, joined by New York City Police Commissioner Raymond W. More...

Queens Library To Host Day Of Fun At Discovery Center

Queens Library invites children from all over Queens to spend a dynamite out-of-school day at the Children’s Library Discovery Center, Thursday, June 6. More...

Rozic Et Al Celebrate American Asian Pacific Heritage

Assemblymember Nily Rozic, state Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, Assemblymember Ron Kim and Councilmember Peter Koo celebrated Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage by recognizing community leaders for their dedication and hard work. More...

9-Year-Old Stable In Corona Scooter Crash

A 9-year-old Corona girl remains in stable condition at Elmhurst Hospital Center this week, recovering from head injuries she suffered when she was struck by a van while riding on a scooter on Monday evening.   More...

Miller Interviewed In Film By St. Thomas Students

Assemblymember Mike Miller (D-Queens) interviewed with seventh and eighth graders from St. Thomas the Apostle on a film about Woodhaven’s rich history. More...

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo With Spanish Online Services

Cinco de Mayo was May 5—a time to celebrate Mexican heritage and pride. Visiting Social Security’s Spanish Web site, where you’ll find a number of useful services and a wealth of information in Spanish. Just visit www.segurosocial.gov More...

Cops Probe Cyberbullying In Student Suicide

Students at IS109 last week told reporters outside the Queens Village school that “most of the kids are sad and crying” about their classmate Gabrielle Molina’s decision to commit suicide. More...

Assistive Technologies That Help Elderly Seniors Stay At Home

Dear Savvy Senior, What types of new home technologies can you recommend to help me keep tabs on my elderly mother? She lives alone, about an hour’s drive from me, and I worry about her safety. Concerned Daughter Dear Concerned, More...

The Forgotten Genocide: Why It Matters Today

April 24 marked the “Great Crime”, that is, the Armenian Genocide that took place under Turkey’s Islamic Ottoman Empire, during and after WWI. Out of an approximate population of two million, some 1.5 million Armenians died. More...

Cuomo Announces Hurricane Preparedness Week

Meteorologists are predicting the 2013 hurricane season will be extraordinarily active, stirring up an increased number of storms over the Atlantic Ocean – potential hurricanes that could make landfall in New York City, New Jersey or other large citi More...

Figoski ‘Mastermind’ Convicted In Cop Slay

The mastermind behind an armed robbery that resulted in the shooting death of NYPD Officer Peter Figoski last week was found guilty of burglary and second-degree murder.  Nelson Morales, 29, is facing 25 years to life in prison for leading More...

Resorts World Replaces VFW Sandy Damaged Equipment

Representatives of Resorts World Casino New York City were joined by local Queens community leaders to welcome in the Howard Beach VFW to the casino in honor of Memorial Day Weekend. More...

Jamaica Bay Marsh Restoration A Community Event

It is estimated that approximately 1,400 acres of tidal salt marsh have been lost from Jamaica Bay since 1924.  Today, marsh deterioration is estimated to continue at an astounding rate of over 40 acres a year. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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Restaurant of the Week

BareBurger

If you haven’t already discovered BareBurger, what are you waiting for? With 13 locations in Queens, Manhattan and Long Island, and franchises set to open in several more cities around the country, there’s no excuse not to. More...

Editorials

Remember Oklahoma

An elementary school was destroyed with students pinned underneath the rubble. The death toll is at 24 and more than $1.5 billion will be needed to repair approximately 13,000 destroyed homes. More...

Letters to the Editor

Illegal Immigration  To The Editor:  More...

Major Case Cops Take Out Three Men In Queens Kidnapping

Police at the NYPD Major Case Squad last week rescued a 52-year-old Queens businessman from captors who held him in a Sunnyside warehouse for more than a month while demanding $3 million ransom from his relatives in Ecuador.   More...

Forest Park Carousel May Be Designated A Landmark

From 1903 to 1971, Lakeview Park in Massachusetts boasted a carousel of great intricacy and full of history. The carousel’s frame was built in 1890 by William H. Dentzel, and its horses and menagerie were built 13 years later by David Muller. More...

110th Precinct Community Holds Council Meeting

The 110th Precinct Community Council presented its Cop-of-the-Month award to Sergeant Steven Bhagan and Police Officers Justin Kellaher and William Kelly at its May 20 meeting held at Flanders Field VFW Post No. 150 in Corona.  (L. More...

Easy As Pi For Christ The King Senior

Michael Arguelles, a graduating senior has, for the third year in a row, won the Pi Memorization Contest sponsored by Christ the King H.S.  The students were challenged to memorize the digits of Pi and were awarded cash prizes for their success. More...

St. Andrew Avellino Holds Annual Art Show

St. Andrew Avellino School and Parish in Flushing held their Annual Art Exhibit Friday, May 17. Principal Debora Hanna is proud to display the beautiful artistic creations from the children of the school and the adults of the parish. More...

Station Road Civic Discusses Plaut Triangle With Parks

Chrissy Voskerichian and Rhea O’Gorman, co-founders of the Station Road Civic Association, met with officials from the city Department of Parks and Recreation to discuss much needed improvements and upgrades to Plaut Triangle, which the Station Road More...

Graffiti Artists Protest Residential Towers At 5 Pointz

At last week’s meeting about 5 Pointz, the Long Island City graffiti showplace due to be demolished and replaced with two residential towers and certain amenities for artists, protesters with signs gathered in the plaza outside MoMA PS1 before the me More...

Goldfeder, Addabbo, Queens Chamber "Bring Table Games To NYC"

Assemblymember Phil Goldfeder with Senator Joseph Addabbo, other Queens elected officials, The Queens Chamber of Commerce, Queens Economic Development Corporation and various small business leaders today called on Governor Andrew Cuomo to consider br More...

Hunter H.S. Defeats Townsend Harris In Epee Championship

It was not close. Hunter H.S. ran away with the épée championship over Townsend Harris H.S., en route to their fourth straight overall city championship in the PSAL girls varsity fencing match held at City College. More...

114th Precinct Crime Watch

Hunt Subway Gang  Queens detectives are seeking help from the public to identify and locate a trio of subway performers who allegedly ganged up on a 28-year-old man in a Long Island Coty R-train station.   More...

Lucky 7 Show Set In Astoria

Coming Tuesdays this fall on ABC, Lucky 7 is a television show about seven gas station employees in Astoria who win big in the Empire State Lottery drawing. More...

Avella Honors Five Distinguished Veterans

State Senator Tony Avella commemorated Memorial Day by honoring four distinguished veterans with New York State Senate Resolutions unanimously passed by the senate.  They are Yeong Bae Choi,  Mu Hwan Kim, Kwang Nam Lee and  Joseph Panz More...

Bribe Teacher Fails On appeal

A state appeals court last week upheld the May 2011 firing of a hot-headed Queens teacher who tried to bribe a student to say positive things about her.   More...

Vallone Calls For Restoration Of Queens Library Funding

On May 20, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. More...

A New Source Of Natural Gas

The name “natural gas” might be a puzzle. After all, how could there be such a thing as unnatural gas?The reason we call natural gas what we do has to do with history. There was a day that people made burnable gas by heating coal. More...

Cops Seek Info On Woodside Body Parts

Queens detectives are trying to determine how the body of a 42-year-old Flushing woman ended up – in black plastic bags - inside the trunk of a car parked near a Woodside playground on Monday afternoon.   More...

Christ The King Students are Broadway Bound

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Simotas Lauds Schumer’s Immigration Bill Amendment

On May 23 Assemblymember Aravella Simotas praised the inclusion of U.S. Senator Charles Schumer’s amendment in the Senate’s comprehensive immigration bill. More...

Hunt Fake Utility Worker In 18 Burglaries

Police are seeking help from the public to locate a man who posed as a utility worker in a string of 18 burglaries in Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island and the Bronx.  Cops said the suspect claimed to be a utility worker and engaged homeowner More...

Political Page

Weiner Joins Mayor’s Race; Katz Endorsed By Queens Dems

Assuring a long, hot summer in Queens, there was exciting political news last week as ex-Forest Hills Congressmember Anthony Weiner finally announced officially he is running for mayor in this year’s election and the Queens Democratic organizat More...

Taminent Democratic Club Endorses Quinn For Mayor

Astoria’s Taminent Democratic Club, one of Queens’ oldest and most powerful clubs, voted on May 23 to endorse City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn for mayor of New York City. More...

Features

International Museum Day Celebrated At Epirus Anagenesis Society Heritage Museum

The International Council of Museums (ICOM) celebrated International Museum Day on May 18th, 2013.  Museums display and protect the “Memory of the World”, sharing a common vision of safeguarding heritage for the benefit of society. More...

Christ The King Students Study Long Island Estuary

Members of the Christ the King Science Research class joined students from South Side High School while exploring the Nissequogue River in Suffolk County. More...

Marshall Honors Veterans

(L. to r.); Commissioner Terrance Holliday, Mayor’s Office of Veterans Affairs; Executive Director Patrick Gualtieri, United War Veterans Council; Lt. Col. Arthur Woods, U.S. More...

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