June 12, 2013 RSS feed / Features

Department Of Recreation Offers Cool Events For Summer

Summer officially arrives on June 21 and the Queens Department of Recreation offers a variety of programs and events. More...

Gianaris Hails Shady Park Restoration By DOP

State Senator Mike Gianaris applauded the city Parks Department plans to begin restoration efforts at Andrews Grove in Long Island City, commonly known as Shady Park. More...

The Gazette Helps A Cub Scout Get His Tiger Badge

Twins Angelo and Gratzia Mazza, six years old, visited the Queens Gazette on Monday, June 10. More...

Father’s Day Fun in Queens

Father’s Day is this weekend. Father’s Day was founded in 1910 in Arkansas to complement Mother’s Day and celebrate fatherhood and male parenting, but you do not have to go that far to celebrate. More...

Manhattanite Is This Year’s NY Mary From Dungloe

The new 2013 New York Mary From Dungloe has been chosen. The honor went to Manhattan resident Fiona Molloy who was recognized at a reception held at Cronin and Phelan in Astoria. More...

Astoria Artist Brings Creations To The Public

On June 4, a work of art was discovered attached to a garbage bin outside the Gazette offices. This unique drawing is the creation of Astoria artist Dave Smith, who is placing his work in various locations in Astoria. More...

Lifelong Astorian Publishes Book On Academic Success

I have always been proud of my accomplishments as a student. In 1999 I became valedictorian of Stuyvesant H.S., one of the best public high schools in New York City. More...

Honor Old Glory On Flag Day

The Flag Manufacturers Association of America (FMAA) proudly celebrates the 233rd birthday of the U.S. More...

American Flag Etiquette

Standards Of Respect

The Flag Code, which formalizes and unifies the traditional ways in which we give respect to the flag, also contains specific instructions on how the flag is not to be used. The flag should never be dipped to any person or thing. More...

VFW Post No. 2348 Renamed To Honor Local WWII Hero

On June 6, D-Day, VFW Post No. 2348 in Astoria was renamed in honor of Rocco Moretto, one of only two soldiers from his infantry company to survive WWII. More...

Sanitation, Health Depts Discuss New Cleanup Plans

The city Departments of Sanitation (DOS) and Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) have instituted new procedures to enter and clean private properties with abandoned homes deemed a health nuisance. More...

Cops Hunt Steinway Street Jewelry Store Thief

Police officials last week released a surveillance photo (see photo) of a man sought in connection with a robbery at a Steinway Street jewelry store. More...

Inc. Magazine’s Top-Rated Waxing Is In Forest Hills

European Wax Center recently celebrated its Grand Opening at 70-10 Austin Street in Forest Hills, providing facial and body waxing services to men and women in a luxurious setting at affordable prices. More...

Vallone Helps Astoria Save Energy, Prevent Blackouts

Councilmember Peter F. More...

QBG, LAGCC Green Jobs Trainees Graduating

The Green Jobs Training Program (GJTP), a collaborative workforce development initiative of Queens Botanical Garden and LaGuardia Community College announced that the successful completion of its 14th class will be marked by a graduation ceremony for More...

Meng Honors Queens’ National Spelling Bee Winner

Congressmember Grace Meng (DQueens) honored Arvind Mahankali of Bayside Hills, for winning the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Mahankali won the contest 10 days ago after he correctly spelled “knaidel”, a Yiddish word. More...

Beacon Program Recognizes Stavisky’s Contributions

State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Flushing) received an award on June 6 for her “outstanding contribution and support” of the Flushing YMCA Beacon Center at the program’s 20th anni More...

Gala Raises $1 Million For NYHQ Cancer Program

New York Hospital Queens (NYHQ) received pledges of more than $1 million for the hospital’s cancer program at the annual A Spring Night Gala held at the American Museum of Natural History in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life. More...

Youngsters Turn Out For Annual Astoria Civic Bike Race

On June 9, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. and the Astoria Civic Association hosted the 33rd annual Children’s Bicycle Race in Astoria Park – one of the city’s oldest and longest running children’s bike races. More...

Queens Girls Just Want To Have Fun

(And Win Tonys)

Cyndi Lauper was lauded on May 9 with a Tony award for writing the music and lyrics for the Broadway musical, Kinky Boots, which took six awards in all: best musical, score, leading man, choreography and two technical awards. More...

A Threat To Our Citrus

Did you have a glass of orange juice this morning? If so, you may want to know that the simple pleasures brought to us by citrus fruit are under attack from a disease called citrus greening or yellow dragon disease. More...

The Origin Of Flag Day

Flag Day is celebrated every June 14 in America, but most people do not know why it is celebrated or why on this day. More...

Queens Flag And Its Origin

Queens has had its own flag for many years, but very few people know about its origin. More...

The Pulpit

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Firefighter Injured Battling Two-Alarm Blaze In Astoria

Fire marshals are looking into the cause of a stubborn, smoky fire on the afternoon of June 10 that destroyed a vacant home on 47th Street in Astoria, fire officials said. More...

Delta Renovates JFK Terminal for $1.4 Billion

Delta Arilines completed phase one of its renovation and expansion of JFK’s Terminal 4 on Friday, May 24. More...

Close Call On 31st Street

An SUV struck the steel support column of the elevated N line on 31st Street during rush hour on May 29. The entire front was crushed and air bags deployed but there were no injuries. More...

76 Summer Interns Join District Attorney’s Office

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced on Tuesday, June 4 that 76 law school and college students are participating in the District Attorney’s office’s 10-week 2013 Volunteer Summer Internship Program. More...

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