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Marshall Proclaims Queens Landmarks Month

Queens Borough President Helen M. More...

Residents Appreciate New Courts At Flushing Meadows

Local residents are shown enjoying the new volleyball courts that were recently opened on the eastern side of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. More...

Con Edison Customer In Queens Has Sunny Outlook On Solar Energy

 When Dykes Lumber Co. bought an industrial building in Long Island City, Queens in 2011, the company’s managers quickly decided to place solar panels on the roof and save money on electricity. More...

Queens Library Introduces Downloadable E-Magazines

Queens Library is the first New York City library to introduce free e-magazines for library customers. More...

Cirabisi Reports ‘Good Year’ At 114th Precinct CC

The 114th Precinct Community Council ended on a high note as regular monthly meetings came to a close on June 25 at Riccardo’s. The next regular meeting will be held on September 24. More...

It’s In Queens! (July 4 to July 10)

Forget the fireworks and traffic jams. Stay in Queens this holiday weekend and enjoy outdoor music, theater, cinema, sand games and a potluck picnic. One event features a 2013 version of the British Invasion. Here’s the rundown. More...

Crowley Announces District 14 Art Competition Winners

On June 26, Congressmember Joe Crowley (D-Queens, The Bronx) announced the winners of the 2013 Congressional Art Competition for New York’s 14th Congressional District. More...

First Queens Rapper At Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival

Queens native Billy Conahan will be representing the borough in the ninth annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival.  More...

State Labor Board Blasts Trade Fair Employee Lockout

Officials at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) last week filed a formal complaint against operators of Trade Fair Supermarkets in Queens, charging they illegally interfered with actions taken by unionized workers in Trade Fair meat markets du More...

The New Guy Tours The Hanford Site

I’m never quite sure how to respond when the focus of the national media shines briefly on the region where I live – usually described as a “remote” part of the Pacific Northwest. More...

Help ID ‘Tattoo Lady’

A man walking through a wooded marshland near the Van Wyck Expressway made a grisly discovery on June21 – the badly decomposed remains of a woman.Cops said the man was walking through the brush at about 9:23 p.m. More...

Remember: Water Street Trees During Summer Months

City Department of Parks officials this week are urging Queens residents and businesses to remember that street trees need watering during hot summer months..Officials are asking Queens residents to water street trees each evening during hot, dry str More...

Marshall Holds Gay Pride Event At Borough Hall

Queens Borough President Helen Marshall (back row, third from r.) joined with  Councilmembers Jimmy Van Bramer (fourth from r.) and Daniel Dromm (second from r.) in honoring eight leaders from the Queens LGBT community during her 12th annual Les More...

BID Director Completes SBS, Coro Leadership Program

Rachel Thieme, executive director of the Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District, recently completed the Neighborhood Leadership program offered by the Department of Small Business Services (SBS) in partnership with the Coro New York Leadershi More...

City Opens Pools, Cooling Centers

Meteorologists are warning the public that it will feel like hell on earth this week, as the mercury soars over 90 degrees for at least three days in Queens.Temperatures will reach a body-roasting 92 degrees on July 3 and July 4, as soaring temperatu More...

Stickball Action Across NYC

The Summer so far has brought us a new team and a slew of new players to the forum.  Now, with another new team coming into the mix, the league is starting to regain past form.  There were some remarkable hitting performances last week, so More...

Teen DWI Crash Driver Jailed On Manslaughter, Homicide Charges

A 20-year-old Queens man remains in custody this week facing manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, felony assault, speeding and drunk driving charges in a horrific, high-speed drag race crash that killed two people and injured four others on t More...

Vanishing Cyprus

Shearing Of The Golden Fleece

In civilized societies the respect of law and regard of ethnic diversity are deeply entrenched into the culture of those societies. Under such conditions a country not only will prosper but will also encourage good citizenship. More...

WRBA Five Graduate From Citizens’ Police Academy

Five members of the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association (WRBA) graduated on Tuesday, June 18 from the NYPD’s Citizens’ Police Academy, an intensive 14-week program that provides extensive training and education about the Police Department’s work. More...

More Summer Fun In Queens

Are you running out of stuff to do this summer? Queens has plenty of entertainment to offer to families and youngsters alike. Forgo the typical playground visit for these more unusual outings that are offered for free or at affordable prices. More...

Speed Camera Bill May Bring Safety To P.S. 206 Students

The state senate approved a bill on June 22 that will allow the operation of speed cameras in school zones throughout the city.   More...

Shocking Slay Tape Reveals Astoria Murder

A 27-year-old Astoria woman murdered by her Ivy League educated boyfriend in June 2012 left behind shocking proof of the brutality she suffered in her last moments. More...

Internet In Bloom For The Layperson

The media’s preoccupation with Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked information about the scope of U.S. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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Restaurant of the Week

Corfu Grill & Bar

Corfu Grill offers casual Greek dining in a sliver of Forest Hills. More...

Editorials

Remember The Tradition Of Freedom On Fourth Of July

This year we, as Americans, have a reason to celebrate the victory of the 13 British colonies that became the United States of America besides that of the overwhelming desire of the Founding Fathers to shake off domination by a government not on thes More...

Letters to the Editor

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Scarsdale Mom Indicted In Maspeth Pot Operation

A 45-year-old Westchester mom pleaded not guilty last week in Brooklyn Federal Court at her arraignment on a two-count indictment charging her with running a sophisticated pot farm at a Maspeth warehouse.Federal Drug Enforcement agents busted Andrea More...

Childhood Runner Now Shines Both On And Off Duty

Sergeant Jose Benitez raced for the first time when he was eight years old in 1992. He competed in The Daily News Police Commissioner 5K run in Queens, hosted by the now retired detective, former NYPD Running Club President Curtis Dixon. More...

Pour Over At Green Market In Socrates Sculpture Park

Every Saturday from June to November, Socrates Sculpture Park hosts the annual GROWNYC GREENMARKET.  On the sunny afternoon of June 29 Venders pitched their tents in Socrates Sculpture Park. More...

Kupferberg Center And Korean American Civic Honored

On June 26, Assemblymember Edward C. More...

Maloney To 9/11 Survivors: Apply For Compensation Now

Congressmember Carolyn Maloney (NY-12), Congressmember Jerry Nadler (NY-10), the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH), the New York AFL-CIO and the Uniformed Firefighters Association joined 9/11 first responders and survivor More...

From The Heart Of Myth And Tradition: Two Arcadians In America

From the Heart of Myth and Tradition: Two Arcadians in AmericaBy Catherine Tsounis More...

Garodnick And Constantinides Talk To Astoria Voters

Costa Constantinides was joined by Councilmember Daniel Garodnick (D-Upper East Side) as they met Astoria voters at the 30th Avenue Subway Station. More...

Successful Happenings Discussed At LIC BID Meeting

David Brause of Brause Realty usually leads the annual meeting of the Long Island City Business Improvement District (LIC BID) with great enthusiasm, but he actually outdid himself this time.“Personally, I’ve never seen a more exciting time in Long I More...

Summer Concerts Come To MoMA P.S. 1

On Saturday, June 29 at MoMA P.S. 1, the first warm up summer concert series. The event lasted from 3 until 9 p.m.–Nicollette Barsamian More...

Goldfeder’s Signed Petitions Demand Ferries To Rockaway

Assemblymember Phil Goldfeder (D-Rockaway) announced on Friday, June 28 that he has delivered his petition demanding permanent Rockaway Beach Ferry Service to Mayor Michael Bloomberg. More...

Astoria Music & Arts Brings Make Music NY To Astoria

On June 21, Astoria’s Athens Square Park and Athens Triangle, the crosswalk connecting Newtown Avenue and 30th Avenue, were host to this year’s Make Music New York (MMNY), a citywide, live, outdoor music festival that takes place in more than a thous More...

Forest Park Carousel Wins Designation As A Landmark

The Landmarks Preservation Commission voted June 25 to designate the Forest Park Carousel a New York City landmark.  With the designation, the Forest Park Carousel will now indefinitely be required to be kept in good repair. More...

TWC And NY1 Honor Queens Students At The NYSE

President of Business Class East Region Time Warner Cable Ken Fitzpatrick with Queens students who received NY1 Scholar Athlete Award Scholarship at the New York Stock Exchange. More...

NYPD Reminder: No View Of July 4th Fireworks From LIC Waterfront

Queens police officials this week issued a reminder to the public that, again this year, there will be no view of the annual Macy’s fireworks display from sites along the East River in Long Island City. More...

St. Irene Chrysovalantou Holds Graduation

The St. Irene Chrysovalantou School Graduation was held on Saturday afternoon, June 15th. Diplomas and awards were given by the V. Rev. Archimandrite Ierotheos Zacharis, Abbot of the Sacred Patriarchal and Stavropegial Orthodox Monastery of St. More...

Congressmembers Protest Doubling Of Student Loan Interest Rates

Congressmembers Carolyn Maloney (NY-12), Charles Rangel (NY-13) and  Gregory Meeks (NY-5) stood in solidarity with students and members of higher education advocacy groups near Hunter College on June 29 to demand that Congress act immediately to More...

Spelling Bee Champ Honored At His School, M.S. 74

On June 26, at Nathaniel Hawthorne M.S. 74 in Oakland Gardens,  Assemblymembers Edward C. Braunstein, Nily Rozic and David Weprin presented a New York state Assembly Resolution to Bayside Hills resident Arvind Mahankali.           More...

Live In The Sky Concert Series

Z Hotel NYC will be hosting a Live in the Sky Concert Series throughout the entire summer that will bring entertainment to all. More...

Cops Say Council Bill Threatens NYPD Security Cams

A recent move by Queens Borough President Helen Marshall to fund the installation of new NYPD security cameras in 11 of Queens 15 police precincts could be threatened by legal complications stemming from the anti-racial profiling bill passed last wee More...

Faulty Fan Blower Smokes Ravenswood Power Plant

“Big Alice,” aka the TransCanada Ravenswood Power Plant, blew a combustion fan when temperatures soared into the 90s last month, authorities said.The fan overheated on the morning of June 17, blowing a black cloud of smoke over the Astoria/Long Islan More...

Major Restoration Of Bowne House Set To Start

City Parks Department officials joined Queens Borough President Helen M. More...

Volleyball Comes To FMCP

Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski joined Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, members of Community Board 7, the Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Conservancy and local volleyball players to celebrate the creation of five new volleyball cou More...

Political Page

Weiner Still Confounding The Opposition

In an amazing bit of campaigning, Anthony Weiner—just a month after returning to the political wars after being hounded and resigning in shame from Congress—surged to the top of the Democratic mayoral primary field, displacing the former More...

Changes At CDEC 30

Three incumbents and five newly elected members of Community District Education Council 30 were introduced at the last meeting of the 2012-2013 school year finalizing the results of the recent spring election. More...

Gianaris, Simotas Endorse Paul Vallone For City Council

Paul Vallone, Democratic candidate for the 19th City Council seat, received the endorsements of state Senator Mike Gianaris and Assemblymember Aravella Simotas on June 25. More...

Features

Music Will Return To Forest Hills Stadium

After years of disrepair, the Forest Hills Tennis Stadium will hear the sounds of music once more.Opened in 1923, the stadium stands next to a group of grass and clay tennis courts and the clubhouse of the West Side Tennis Club, which owns the histor More...

Maloney Receives Philip Hart Public Service Award

Congressmember Carolyn B. More...

Quinn Building Hosts Central Astoria LDC Info Center

The Central Astoria Local Development Coalition (CALDC) rolled out their Community Information Center located in the Thomas M. Quinn Building lobby at 35- 20 Broadway. More...

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