July 31, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Alley Pond Park Does It For The Kids

Summer camp can be expensive, but it’s heartbreaking to see kids staying indoors, playing video games with such gorgeous weather just waiting to be enjoyed.  This summer, Alley Pond Park has a plethora of organized activities specially designed More...

Savvy Senior:

Shingles Vaccine Protects Seniors And Is Covered By Medicare

Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about the shingles vaccine? I just turned 65 and have been thinking about getting vaccinated, but would like to know how effective it is and how it’s covered by Medicare. More...

Social Security Column:

It’s Baseball Season! Who’s On First? You Are, With Social Security

 Who’s on first base? You are, when the time comes to do business with Social Security. We always place customer service first and strive to hit a home run with every person we serve. More...

A Dino Growing At Record Speeds

We live in a time in which most animals are relatively small. If you think back to your first exposure to the Ice Age, perhaps in elementary school, you may remember big mammals like the mastodon and the saber tooth tiger. More...

Van Bramer Rallies Against MTA Noise

At the anti-noise rally held on July 27 against the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), held near the triangular garden at 39th Avenue and 45th Street in Sunnyside, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer remarked that it was a “quiet, lovely day”,&n More...

Future Radio City Rockettes

First cousins Katherine Bonura McQuade and Brigitte Bonura each auditioned for Radio City Music Hall’s Rockettes Summer Dance Intensive and were accepted into the 2013 Summer Program.  McQuade auditioned in New York City and Bonura auditioned in Miam More...

Viewpoint: New leadership At Transfiguration Church In Mattituck

“A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. More...

Artemis Pando Wins Facebook Photo Contest

 “Thank you so much to everyone who helped me win. It is greatly appreciated to my family and I. More...

QSAC Seeks Support For Autism 5K

Since 1978, QSAC has been making a difference in the lives of children and adults with autism living in Astoria and Long Island City. More...

State Toughens Drunk Driver Law

New York State motorists are about to face a tough, new law that will land them in jail if they drive drunk with children in the car.  Gov. More...

Volunteers Paint Longest Mural In City In Rockaway

 City Department of Parks and Recreation (DOP) Commissioner Veronica M. More...

I.S. 10 Helps Pass It Forward

Horace Greeley I.S. 10 in Long Island City is the latest school to partner with Pass it Forward, a company that provides soccer balls to schools and organizations in need around the world. More...

Marianthi Raptis Making An Imprint In Art Of Diaspora Greeks

           Summer breeze, flowery trees, boats, sun and the relaxing colors of the Aegean Sea is the eternal image of Greece. More...

Candidates Attend Saint Irene Festival

City Council candidate Constantinos "Gus" Prentzas joined  borough president Candidate Peter Vallone Jr. at Saint Irene Festival on July 26 in Astoria. More...

City Renews Warning On Hazards Of Unlicensed Food Vendors

City Department of Health (DOH) officials last week renewed a warning to city residents to be alert when purchasing food from unlicensed street vendors.   More...

Crooks Flee Empty-Handed In ATM Backhoe Bungle

Cops are searching for a crew of brazen bandits responsible for a string of ATM thefts that have netted them almost $26,000 over the past four months, police said.   More...

Developer Pulls Plug On St. John’s Hospital Plan

A Queens developer has walked away from plans to revive the former St. John’s Hospital site and has placed a “For Sale” sign on the Queens Boulevard building.   More...

Forest Hills Pastor Found Dead In Long Island Pool

Reverend Monsignor Gerald J. Langelier, 78, was pronounced dead after being found unconscious at the bottom of a pool at his home in Southold, Long Island on Friday, July 19. More...

Vallone, Zone 126 Help Prevent Summer Learning Loss

The morning after the 4th of July holiday weekend, 200 kindergarten through eighth grade children and their parents filed into P.S. More...

Meng, Crowley Hold Queens Veterans Services Forum

Congressmember Grace Meng (D-Queens) and Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley (D-Middle Village) hosted a forum for Queens veterans at Maspeth H.S. on July 15. More...

It's In Queens (August 1 through August 7)

The fun is getting out of control. The “It’s in Queens” column is celebrating its first birthday with its longest list of activities to date…and most are free. Here’s the rundown.   More...

QEDC Women’s Business Center Gets New Director

Andrea Ormeño is the new director of the Queens Economic Development Corporation’s (QEDC) Women’s Business Center. More...

Offer $2G Reward For Woodhaven Stab Suspect

Queens detectives are seeking help from the public to identify and locate a suspect sought in connection with the brutal stabbing of a Woodhaven teenager.  Cops said the victim, 17, left her job at a local McDonald’s restaurant on Monday ni More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

• Dates & times are subject to change &bull  More...

Restaurant of the Week

T-Bone Diner

Don’t let the massive construction project happening out front fool you. The T-Bone Diner is open for business as it has since 1934, run by brothers Peter and George Plevrites. More...

Editorials

Destination: Queens

We do not often congratulate other editorials, but the July 11 New York Post editorial, “Coming Up Queens”, struck a chord with us. More...

Letters to the Editor

Financial Freedom  Letter To The Editor:  More...

Addabbo Saves Cruise Night For St. Mary’s Children

After 12 years of hosting the East Coast Car Association’s (ECCA) Tuesday Nights Cruise, McDonald’s in Forest Hills told ECCA they can no longer host their Tuesday cruise night in the parking lot because of a corporate rule. More...

Quinn, Koslowitz Visit Young Israel Senior Center

On July 26, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn joined Councilmember Karen Koslowitz at the Young Israel of Forest Hills Senior League. More...

Don’t Nip This Bud!

State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Flushing), Congressmember Grace Meng (D-Queens) and Councilmember Karen Koslowitz (D-Forest Hills) gathered at the Elmhurst Community Garden today to call for a delay of the property sale so that community members h More...

Koo To Join Several Organizations For Site Maintenance

Councilmember Peter Koo, Green Earth Urban Gardens, Community Board 7, city Department of Parks and Recreation and Olde Towne Flushing Burial Ground Conservancy will join together to clean up and maintain the historical burial ground on 46th Avenue b More...

New Court Square Sculpture

As part of the Parting 2013 exhibit by artists Jerome W. Haferd and K. More...

The Wedding Singer Is Coming To LIC’s Secret Theatre

Secret Theatre Musicals announced their production of The Wedding Singer. The Wedding Singer takes us back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up, and a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room. More...

Sunnyside’s Blvd. Bars Donate $3,000 To Fire Station

Representatives of Sunnyside’s Boulevard Bars and bar owners Pat Burke and Nick Murphy met with Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer at the 51st Street fire station in Woodside on July 25 to present Engine 325 with a check for $3,000. More...

Pet Adoption Event

Jumping Bull Dog and animal advocate Andrea Grane announced the second pet adoption event and food drive in support of Heavenly Angels Animal Rescue. The event will take place Saturday, August 3, from noon until 5:00 p.m. More...

Resorts World Casino To Feature The Music Of ABBA

Queens’ latest entertainment hot spot, Resorts World Casino New York City, continues its full schedule of entertainment events, hosting “Arrival From Sweden: The Music of ABBA” in two shows, on August 2 and August 3, with doors opening at 8:00 p.m. More...

Iannece Endorses Vallone

Paul Vallone, Democratic candidate for the 19th City Council District, received the endorsement of longtime Democratic community leader, Jerry Iannece on July 29. More...

Vallone Attends Ramadan Evening Meal

On July 16, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. More...

Ridgewood Youth Farmers Market Opens

Assemblymember Catherine Nolan with Congressmember Nydia Velasquez, Assemblymember Mike Miller, Councilmember Diana Reyna and Ted Renz, executive director of the Myrtle Avenue Business Improvement District at the opening weekend of the Ridgewood Yout More...

MTA To Add Additional Weekend Stops Along M-Line

Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley praised Governor Andrew Cuomo and the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s (MTA) decision to add eight stops to the M-line during the weekend, which will take riders a few more stops through Brooklyn to the first M-line st More...

Animal Lovers Turn Out For Pet Advocacy Day

All admirers of furry friends in Queens were invited to attend Pet Advocacy Day on July 13, in Forest Park’s Bandshell parking lot. Event co-sponsors were Assemblymember Mike Miller, state Senator Joseph Addabbo Jr. More...

Breaking Bad Breaks Into Museum Of Moving Image

Beginning July 26, fans of the hit television show, Breaking Bad, will get the opportunity to visit the Museum of the Moving Image where they can view props and sets from the show. More...

MTA Announces Plan To Improve Service On The G Line

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) recently announced its plan to improve G train service, but some issues on the line will remain unsolved.  The G train travels between Church Avenue in Brooklyn and Court Square in Queens. More...

Weiner’s Plan To Build And Preserve Affordable Housing

In a speech on June 20, Anthony Weiner released his plans for building and preserving 144,000 units of housing for the middle class and those struggling to make it across New York City. More...

Two Arrested, Two Hunted In Forest Hills Robberies

Police this month arrested two women in connection with the June 29 robbery of three Forest Hills women, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said.   More...

NTSB: Southwest Flight Landed Nose First

Federal investigators said last week the Southwest Airlines jet that made a hard landing at LaGuardia Airport on July 22 hit the tarmac on its front wheel before the stronger main landing gear in the back of the plane touched down.   More...

Marshall OKs Revised 5 Pointz Plan

The planned demolition of the 5 Pointz building took a step forward on July 16 when Queens Borough President Helen Marshall approved a revised special permit application that complies with a series of stipulations recommended by the local community b More...

Pomonok Center Camp Welcomes All-Star Vendors

On July 15, Queens Community House’s Pomonok Center Summer Day Camp participants spent the morning engaging with Aramark’s All-Star vendors. More...

Cypress Hills Cemetery 5K Run For Figoski

Officials at Cypress Hills Cemetery this week announced they will host the first 5K run in honor of slain NYPD Officer Peter Figoski who was shot to death while responding to a Brooklyn robbery in December 2011.   More...

Bloomberg, SBS Honor Neighborhood Job Creators

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Robert K. Steel, and city Department of Small Business Services Commissioner Robert W. More...

Political Page

Vallone Law Grants Some Sandy Victims Tax Rebates For Damaged Homes

Hundreds of the city’s families whose homes suffered the most severe damage during Hurricane Sandy would receive tax rebates from the city under a bill sponsored by Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. which passed the City Council last week.  More...

Constantinides Endorsed By TWU, Stonewall Dems

Costa Constantinides was endorsed by the Transit Workers Union (TWU) Local 100 and the Stonewall Democrats for the City Council’s 22nd District, which represents Astoria, along with parts of Long Island City, Woodside, East Elmhurst and Jackson More...

Features

Boro Prez Candidates Come To Sunnyside For Q&A

A special “Meet the Candidates” public forum was held on July 25 at Sunnyside Community Services featuring the candidates for borough president.  The forum was hosted by Sunnyside Community Services, 43-31 39th St., in Sunnyside, in More...

A Sitdown With Loren Amor

Local-Express

Loren Amor recently sat down with the Queens Gazette to discuss his work and contributions. Amor currently works as external relations director for the New York state senate’s Democratic Conference. More...

Vallone Celebrates Colombian And Ecuadorian Culture

On July 21, Councilmember and Queens borough president candidate Peter F. Vallone Jr. took part in a day of Hispanic culture. More...

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