July 24, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Hour Children Founder Honored At The White House

Sister Teresa (“Tesa”) Fitzgerald was honored by the White House on June 12 as a “Champion of Change” for her commitment to children of the incarcerated at the Hour Children organization. More...

How To Choose The Right Executor For Your Will

Dear Savvy Senior, What are my options for choosing an executor for my will? I was considering asking one of my kids to do it but I don’t think any of them are up for the job. What can you tell me? Still Kicking Dear Kicking, More...

Museum Of Natural History To Present Global Food Program

The American Museum of Natural History, in collaboration with The Design Trust for Public Space, invite the public to savor delicious seasonal specialties grown in each New York City borough and served up fresh in the kitchen of the Museum’s Our Glo More...

Cops Hunt Forest Hills Rapist

Queens detectives are seeking help from the public to identify and locate a would-be rapist whose attack was thwarted by dozens on motorists who scared him off, police said.   More...

Mrs. Met Back In Pinstripes

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It's In Queens (July 25 to July 31)

Seen any good movies lately? Well, seven free films will screen in Queens in the upcoming week. Been to any good concerts lately? How about plays? Well, the options are endless. More...

NY AHEPA Chapter 349 Holds Scholarship Event

 AHEPA is the largest Greek-American association in the world with chapters in the United States, Canada, Greece, Cyprus, and sister chapters in Australia and New Zealand. More...

Maritime Adventure At Flushing Meadows-Corona Park

When natives of Queens think of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, they most likely think about the two World’s Fairs, the Unisphere, sprawling fields, playgrounds and the Flushing Bay Promenade. More...

Bloomberg, MLB And Mets Help Unveil New St. Albans Outdoor Space

On Monday July 15, New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg joined MLB Commissioner Bud Selig, New York Mets President Fred Wilpon, former Mets All-Star George Foster, and St. More...

Marshall Advises Residents To Use Cooling Centers; Boro-Wide Locations Listed

With an Excessive Heat Warning currently in effect, Queens Borough President Helen Marshall advises Queens residents who don’t have air conditioning or who are otherwise having trouble keeping cool to visit one of the many cooling centers the city’s More...

Liu Visits LIC Chamber Luncheon

The Long Island City/Astoria Chamber of Commerce, unlike most other Queens organizations, carries on through the summer.   City Controller John Liu was present to speak about his mayoral candidacy as well as a group from the Department of C More...

Dumb Tweet Stunt Lands All Stat Twit In Jail

The parents of a Twitter loving teen who ran on the field at the All Star game on July 17 don’t appear to share his enthusiasm for tweets.  Dylan McCue Masone, 18, left Queens Criminal Court on July 18 with his mother after he was arraigned More...

Cops Bust Heartless Senior-Beat Suspect

Detectives at the 114th Precinct Squad last week arrested a 46-year-old Brooklyn man who was charged with twice beating, choking and robbing a 75-year-old blind resident of the Queensbridge Houses.   More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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Restaurant of the Week

Havana Express Cafe and Bakery

Welcome to Havana Express Café and Bakery, the first Cuban café in Astoria and unquestionably, “The home of the original Cuban sandwich.” Havana Express Café and Bakery opened about a year and a half ago by Carlos Lopez who was born in Cu More...

Editorials

Evaluate Candidates Based On Leadership And Advocacy

This year’s political race is of particular interest. Most people are well aware of the issues concerning Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer. More...

Letters to the Editor

Safety Act Cuts Bias  To The Editor:  There has recently been a great deal of heated discussion about the two bills that comprise the Community Safety Act (Introductions 1079 and 1080), which the New York City Council passed in late June. More...

End The Hidden Water Tax

New York homeowners and businesses had a little bit less in their wallets this year because of a 20-year-old city policy that amounts to a backdoor tax on the middle class. More...

Stickball In Review

With the strong teams and serious matchups carrying out during this  Summer season, it is amazing that most of the squads have continued to  win with the regularity they have.  There are amazing results coming in  throughout the l More...

Van Bramer To Honor Rispoli With Street Re-Naming

Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer has announced he will be re-naming 51st Street and 43rd Avenue in Woodside Louis Rispoli Way to honor the life of Louis Rispoli, a Woodside resident for more than 30 years, a dedicated member of the community and LGBT a More...

Did You Know? Summer Fruit And Vegetables Trivia

Hundreds of years ago on continents like Europe, people’s access to food was severely limited by climate. They only consumed what could be found or grown at certain times during the year. More...

A Race Of Resilience In A Post-Sandy Rockaways

Police cars rolled by Shore Front Drive with blinking lights patrolling the area in the Rockaways as waves roared onto the boardwalk-less beach.Meanwhile, a group of 50 runners lined up on the wet road to race in the 12th annual Rockapulco 5K run; th More...

Announce DOT Changes At Fatal LIC Intersection

City Transportation officials last week announced a series of new safety measures  recently installed at a fatal Long Island City intersection..   More...

Feds Probing Cause Of LaGuardia ‘Nosedive’

The Southwest Airlines plane that made a hard landing at LaGuardia Airport on July 22 was loaded into a hanger at the Queens airport on Tuesday morning.  It is now up to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and the Federal Aviati More...

Make Our Streets Safer

State Senator Michael Gianaris, joined by Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer, rallied local residents and community leaders at a particularly dangerous Dutch Kills intersection in Long Island City to demand traffic safety improvements for the area. More...

Goldfeder, Richards, Addabbo And JCCRP Hold Ribbon Cutting For Rockaway Food Pantry

Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder (D-Rockaway), Councilmember Donovan Richards(D-Far Rockaway), State Senator Joseph Addabbo (D-Rockaway) and the Jewish Community Council of the Rockaway Peninsula (JCCRP) held a ribbon cutting ceremony today for the u More...

Bloomberg Addresses New York City Heat Wave

With New York facing a heat wave and temperatures climbing to the high nineties Mayor Bloomberg announced suggestions to help keep New Yorkers cool and safe. “It is going to be very hot this week. More...

EmblemHealth Helps New Yorkers Make Healthier Food Choices

EmblemHealth is working with GrowNYC and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to provide health and nutrition resources for New Yorkers at select GrowNYC Greenmarkets in Queens, Manhattan and Brooklyn.   More...

QEDC Announces Upcoming Workshops Through October

QEDC Upcoming Workshop July - Rockaways Community Fair On July 27, Community Resource Center YANA will sponsor a fair at the Hockey Rink at Rockaway Beach. More...

Track Fire Stalls Home Run Derby Fans On No.7 Line

Overheated Mets fans would gladly have traded Matt Harvey for a way home from Citifield on July 15 when an electrical fire halted service on the No. More...

Cops Release Sketch Of Killer Cabbie

Police this week released a sketch (see sketch) of the livery driver wanted in connection with the fatal stabbing of a passenger on July 13.  The crazed cabbie attacked the victim and his friend with a knife and a baseball bat – killing one More...

Political Page

Lhota, Dinkins Rehash Dinkins’ Loss To Giuliani In 1993 Election

Republican mayoral hopeful Joe Lhota, a former deputy mayor in the Rudy Giuliani administration, got into a little argument last week, responding to former Mayor David Dinkins’ assertion that racism was responsible for his lost re-election bid More...

Ciafone For Strengthening Stop And Frisk Legislation

Astoria City Council candidate John Ciafone is seen here campaigning in Astoria Park. More...

Quinn Visits Queensbridge Houses On Family Day

On July 20, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn attended Family Day at the Queensbridge Houses – the nation’s largest public housing development – in Long Island City. More...

Features

Constantinides Endorsed By District Council 9

Costa Constantinides was endorsed by District Council 9 (DC 9) of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT) for the New York City Council’s 22nd District, which represents Astoria along with parts of Long Island City, Woodside, Ea More...

Mount Sinai Queens To Hold Informative Summer Events

Everything You Wanted to Know About Minimally Invasive SurgeryHear about the latest advances in minimally invasive surgery at Mount Sinai Queens. More...

The Most Epic Birthday Party Ever

A Garden Players Production; Two Unique Casts

In 2004, the first year I wrote and directed an original musical for the Garden Players, there were 35 kids in the cast and we did a full length original musical called “Lemontales.”  Everyone their own special moment within the arc of the plot. More...

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