July 17, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Van Bramer, GrowNYC Celebrate Return Of Youthmarket

On July 13, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer was joined by GrowNYC to celebrate the return of the Greenmarket/Youth-Run Farm Stand in Hunters Point, Long Island City. More...

Green Girls Explore Dragonflies In forest Park

Using names like Blue Dasher, Black Saddlebags, and Eastern Forktail, public school girls caught and identified dragonflies on a recent trip to Strack Pond in Forest Park.  The young women, who are participants in City Parks Foundation’s Green Girls More...

Man Sentenced To Jail For Beating A Cat To Death

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced that an Ozone Park man has been sentenced to a year in jail for bludgeoning a stray cat to death with a tire iron in February 2012. More...

Celebrating Satchmo And America On July Fourth

Bria Skonberg and her Hot Five band came to the Louis Armstrong House Museum to celebrate Satchmo’s (and the nation’s) birthday on July 4 in Corona. Part of the Hot Jazz/Cool Garden Summer Concert Series, the event was well attended. More...

De Blasio Unveils Plan To Save Flushing Meadows

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio unveiled on July 13 a three-point plan to save and sustain Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, rejecting the Bloomberg Administration’s proposal to give away 13 acres of its prime parkland to build a soccer stadium. More...

Prentzas Holds Fundraiser For City Council Bid

Astoria native Gus Prentzas held a successful fundraiser on July 9 at Ovelia on 30th Avenue in Astoria. The Community Board 1 member is currently seeking to replace Peter Vallone Jr. in the City Council. More...

Cunningham Park's Movies Under The Stars

Cunningham Park, covering a large portion of Little Neck, Bayside and Fresh Meadows, is one of the borough’s hidden gems. More...

GrowNYC Greenmarket Initiatives

Every Queens resident has seen them, groups of tents on the sidewalks selling fresh produce and natural products, from kale to apples, quiche to carrots, pies to honey based soaps. More...

Summertime Heat Poses Special Risks To Seniors

Dear Savvy Senior,Can you write a column alerting seniors to the dangers of summertime heat? I manage a number of urgent care clinics, and last summer we had more than 200 cases of heat-related illnesses, most of whom were seniors. More...

Tell Them Why You're Smiling (Surprise...It's Social Security!)

June 15 was Smile Power Day. Smack dab in the middle of the month—in the middle of the year, in fact—is a holiday dedicated to the power of smiling. More...

Addabbo Cites Civic Leader For 9/11 Memorials

Ed Shusterich (r.), past president of the Pullis Historical Landmark organization in Middle Village’s Juniper Valley Park, recently met with state Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. (l.). More...

It’s In Queens! (July 18 to July 24)

It’s almost all outdoors this week with concerts of all kinds, a BBQ/campout, dance, film, opera, a walking tour, a running race and even the chance to sample authentic Jamaican cuisine. Here’s the rundown.   More...

Paul Vallone Launches Cutting Edge Website

Innovative website company, Cats Eye Webs & Promo provides technology edge in NYC Council Campaign Paul Vallone, candidate for NYC Council in the 19th District of North East Queens recently released a new and innovative website to promote his cam More...

Offer $7G Reward For Killer Cabbie Inforation

A crazed city cabbie attacked two Queens men with a knife and a baseball bat – killing one – after they demanded that he give  them a ride home on Saturday morning, police said.   More...

Troubled Elmhurst Club Shuttered

A troubled Elmhurst nightclub shut its doors last month after the owners were hit with a slew of violations from the NYPD and the State Liquor Authority.   More...

Cooling Centers To Remain Open Throughout Heat Wave

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 five days in Queens.  Temperatures will reach a body-roasting 95 degrees on at least two days this week More...

Keep Pets Safe During Summer Heat Waves

Queens veterinarians and animal advocates are urging pet owners to learn proper care of pets that may easily become overheated or dehydrated during summer heat waves.  Pets that appear sluggish, who vomit frequently or seem disoriented coul More...

Boro-Wide Blotter

102nd Precinct  Cops Hunt Would-Be Rapist  Queens detectives are seeking help from the public to identify and locate a suspect who attacked an tried to rape a 21-year-old woman in Kew Gardens on July 5.  More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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Restaurant of the Week

Rocco’s Brick Oven Pizzeria and Restaurant

Bring your family to Rocco’s Brick Oven Pizzeria for fine family dining, Italian style. Rocco’s has been serving excellent pizza, pasta, sandwiches, entrees and more to the delight of the Jackson Heights neighborhood it serves since 1975. More...

Health Care

Summer Fitness Tips

Whether you want to get your body ready for swimsuit season or stay fit during the summer months, it’s important to find a fitness routine that you can maintain. These tips will help you get motivated and keep moving for a healthier body.  More...

Nutrition Tip For Busy Lifestyles

While it’s important to maintain a regular health and wellness regimen, busy schedules and last minute commitments can sometimes send us off track. More...

Simple Ways Medicare Part D Beneficiaries Can Save Money

The complexities of health care reform, an aging population and a higher incidence of chronic disease have created a growing need to help seniors enrolled in Medicare understand their benefits while managing health care expenditures. More...

Koslowitz’ Newsstand Legislation Passes To Law

Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed Councilmember Karen Koslowitz’ newsstand legislation into law. More...

Flushing Town Hall Garden, Portico Renovation Complete

On Thursday, July 11, Queens Borough President Helen Marshall helped celebrate the completion of the renovation of Flushing Town Hall’s garden and portico. More...

Ferreras Celebrates Colombian Independence Day

On Thursday, July 11, Councilmember Julissa Ferreras commemorated Colombia’s Independence by holding the 2013 Independence of Colombia Annual Celebration at Queens Theatre in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. More...

Crowley Joins 104th Police Precinct On Patrol

Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley joined police officers from the 104th Police Precinct on patrol during an evening ride-along on July 8. More...

Little League Stars Play Citi Field

Children from Glen Oaks Little League’s Challenger and PONY Baseball/Softball’s Champions divisions received a thrill on Friday, July 12, that of having the chance to play on the same field Major League All-Stars would play on a few days later, in th More...

City Prepares For Future Hurricanes

The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30 and historically, the greatest potential for hurricanes in New York City occurs from August through October, according to the city Office of Emergency Management (OEM). More...

Sailing Through Stunning Landscapes For Science

Each year at this time, thousands of tourists embark on cruises along Alaska’s stunning coastal waters. If they are lucky, the tourists experience dry weather, relatively calm seas, and breathtaking vistas. More...

New Garden, Portico at Flushing Town Hall

With live music, finger food and a large congregation of elected officials, government employees and community leaders, Flushing Town Hall (FTH) celebrated the renovation of its garden and portico on July 11. More...

Queens Library Wins National Award

The Urban Libraries Council (ULC) announced that Queens Library was one of its 2013 Top Innovators during the ULC Annual Forum on June 27-28 in Chicago.  A panel of expert judges selected Queens Library from more than 140 applications in the fou More...

More Than 1,200 Turn Out For Tour De Queens Bike Tour

On July 7, around 1,250 bike riders met in Astoria Park for the start of the sixth annual Tour De Queens Bike Tour. The event was a 19-mile tour across the borough. More...

Resident-Led Composting Collective And TD Bank Volunteers Work To Reduce Food Waste In NYC Waste Stream

Overview: Through the generous support of TD Bank and Citizen’s Committee for New York City (CCNYC), the Forest-Rego Compost Collective (FRCC) is able to facilitate the need for composting solutions within the community. More...

Casino Industry Veteran Farrell Named President Of Resort's World Casino

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE7/15/13Contact: Stefan Friedman, friedman@skdknick.comCASINO INDUSTRY VETERANEDWARD FARRELL NAMED PRESIDENT OFRESORTS WORLD CASINO NEW YORK CITY~Current Resorts World NYC CFO to take reins of country’s most successfulracetrack ca More...

Queens Botanical Garden Hosts Summertime E-Waste Event

Join us for our Summertime Electronic Waste (e-waste) event, at Queens Botanical Garden, on July 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

It's Back! City To Experience All-Star Heat

As more heat rolls into New York City and Westchester, Con Edison crews are ready to address any heat-related problems wherever they happen to arise. More...

Reminder: Open Hydrants Illegally And Go To Jail

In light of the heat wave expected thiw week, city officials are reminding Queens residents who open fire hydrants without an FDNY “spray cap” that they could face a stiff fine – or find themselves behind bars.   More...

Cops Hunt Limping Burglar

Queens detectives are searching for a burglar who “limps away” with cash and jewelry he swipes from his victims’ homes, police said.  The unidentified suspect first struck in March when he stole a $2,000 Cartier watch, a necklace and $300 f More...

Airport Crime Watch

JFK International Airport  Officials Probe Razor Slash  Port Authority officials and police last month launched a probe to determine how a woman, who slashed her wrist in an airport bathroom, got the razor blade past security agen More...

Eastern Queens Elected Officials, Civic Groups And Residents Question The DOE's Proposal To Co-Locate Martin Van Buren H.S.

Council Member Mark Weprin (D-Oakland Gardens), Assembly Member DavidWeprin (D-Fresh Meadows), State Senator Tony Avella (D-Bayside), civic groups,and Eastern Queens residents expressed serious concerns about the NYCDepartment of Education’s (NYC DOE More...

Political Page

Vallone Files Election Petitions, Comrie Bows Out Of BP Race

Councilmember and Queens borough president hopeful Peter Vallone Jr. More...

Constantinides Launches Plan For A Cleaner Astoria

Costa Constantinides, Democratic candidate for the City Council’s 22nd District, unveiled his comprehensive five-point plan, “Don’t Mess With Astoria”, for cleaner streets and better sanitation throughout Astoria during a pres More...

Spitzer, Ciafone File Their Signatures For Candidacy

Photo supplied by John Ciafone On Thursday, July 11, 22nd District City Council candidate John Ciafone filed approximately 2,500 signatures with the Board of Elections. More...

Editorials

Healthy Prospects For Mount Sinai Queens And Borough

Three weeks ago, Mount Sinai Queens celebrated its 14th year of providing topnotch health care for the Western Queens community. And looking ahead, the hospital is about to be greatly enhanced with the addition of a new building.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Gianaris: Bring Citi Bike  A copy of this letter was received at the Queens Gazette. Honorable Michael Bloomberg Mayor City Hall New York, NY, 10007  Dear Mayor Bloomberg.  More...

Features

Maloney’s Staff Dines At Reopened Crab House

Staff members from Congressmember Carolyn Maloney’s 12th District Office dined at the historic Waterfront Crab House in Long Island City, on July 10 to support the restaurant’s remarkable More...

Creating Art With Dave Smith

Local-Express

Dave Smith is an engineer and street artist from Western Canada. He writes software for a living, but when he gets the chance he makes stacks and stacks of art to share.  Early in June he covered Astoria with 450 paintings and poems. More...

Sacramone New Managing Director Of Queens Theatre

The Queens Theatre Board of Directors announced on July 11 the appointment of Taryn Sacramone as managing director. More...

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