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EXTENSION OF ROCKAWAY AND BROOKLYN FERRY SERVICE THROUGH JANUARY

Weekday Ferry Service Will Continue to Assist Rockaway and Brooklyn Residents Impacted by Hurricane Sandy

Mayor Michael R. More...

Gayle Baron Announces Retirement

Gayle Baron was named executive director of the Long Island City Business Development Corporation in September 1999, adding the title of president in 2001. More...

Queensboro Bridge Fire

At 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 16, a truck caught fire on the lower level of the Ed Koch-Queensboro Bridge. More than 12 fire department trucks were at the scene to put out the fire, which lasted more than an hour. More...

LIC/Astoria Chamber Of Commerce Holds Meeting

At the August 15 meeting of the Long Island City/Astoria Chamber of Commerce, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, a candidate for mayor, was absent, though she had been billed as one of the meeting’s speakers.  Late in the meeting, she was in More...

Vallone Speaks To Children At Astoria Tennis Program

On Monday, August 12, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. visited the New York Junior Tennis & Learning (NYJTL) program at P.S. 122 in Astoria. More...

Cops Offer $2G Reward For Jackson Heights Hit-Run Driver

Police are searching for a heartless motorist who struck and killed a 25-year-old Jackson Heights man on August 12.  More...

DMV Eye Exam Now Available In L.I.C.

Western Queens residents who require an eye exam for renewal of their New York state driver’s license have a new way to avoid the long lines, travel and parking headaches associated with a visit to a Department of Motor Vehicles office.  More...

Cops Offer $2G Reward For Armed Serial Robbers

Queens detectives are searching for two suspects wanted in connection with a spate of robberies in Northern Queens and Manhattan.  The bandits hit at least nine businesses between May 11 and July 21–six of which took place in Astoria, Woods More...

Bronx-Whitestone Bridge 14th Avenue Exit Ramp Closed Weekend Of August 17 Through 19

Motorists should use 20th Avenue Exit Instead The 14th Avenue exit ramp off the Queens-bound Bronx-Whitestone Bridge will be closed the weekend of Aug. 17-19 for necessary construction. More...

Affordable Care Act And City's Customer Service Discussed At Astoria/LIC Chamber Meeting

At the August meeting of the Long Island City/Astoria Chamber of Commerce, Speaker of the City Council Christine Quinn, a candidate for mayor, was absent, though she had been billed as one of the meeting’s speakers. More...

Community Calendar

Hollywood Tibetan movie "Arise/Longshog"

The premier the Hollywood Tibetan movie "Arise/Longshog" in Queens, NY. This is the first time this movie will be showing on the East Coast. This is a much needed fund raising event. More...

It’s In Queens! (Aug. 22 to Aug. 28)

This is the last week for many free summer entertainment series. So before asking the question “Where did the summer go?,” enjoy some outdoor music, movies and even a puppet show.  More...

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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Restaurant of the Week

Joey’s Place Fine Italian Cuisine

Located near LaGuardia Airport and Jackson Heights, Joey’s Place in East Elmhurst draws a faithful clientele to the restaurant for excellent Italian cuisine and to the adjacent bar and lounge that always hosts a lively crowd.  More...

Editorials

Newer Is Not Always Better

The New York City Board of Elections voted unanimously earlier this month to use lever voting machines for the mayoral primary election and the runoff to follow.  Governor Andrew M. More...

Letters to the Editor

Honor Their Memory  To The Editor:  More...

Features

Hopper's Blackwell's Island Fetches $19 Million At Auction

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Blazing Bridge Reopened To Traffic

Department of Transportation (DOT) officials reopened all but one Queensbound lane on the Ed Koch-Queensboro Bridge on Saturday evening, as crews continue with repairs to the lower level of the span caused by a massive truck fire.   More...

Resobox Gallery Honors LIC History

Resobox gallery in Long Island City is known for its vision and expressive environment where artists can meet and collaborate to create new and innovative arts. More...

CON EDISON WARNS CUSTOMERS: BEWARE OF CON ARTISTS CLAIMING TO PAY YOUR BILL

Con Edison is warning its customers to be alert for scammers posing as company employees promising to lower a customer’s bill in return for cash or a check.    More...

Assemblyman Goldfeder with Civic Leaders and Rockaway Residents Rally to Open Sandy-Damaged Playground

Assemblyman Phillip Goldfeder (D-Rockaway Beach) with civic leaders and more than two dozen community members rallied on Sunday to demand the Parks Department reopen the Seaside Playground closed in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy located at Beach More...

Grand Slam Summer

The 2013 US Open is the final Grand Slam tournament of the year, to be held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center (NTC) in Flushing Meadows- Corona Park. More...

New Queens Library At Glen Oaks

Queens Library invites the whole community to the grand opening celebration for the new Queens Library at Glen Oaks, 256-04 Union Turnpike. The award-winning More...

Liu Speaks With Owners Of 30th Avenue Businesses

Fulfilling a promise made to Frank Arcabascio while addressing the Long Island City / Astoria Chamber of Commerce meeting in July, City Comptroller and mayoral candidate John Liu visited with store and restaurant owners on 30th Avenue in Astoria on A More...

Resorts World Subway Station Now In Operation

Resorts World Casino New York City celebrated the opening of an on-site subway station on August 13. More...

QJCC Honors Marshall With Lifetime Achievement Award

The Queens Jewish Community Council Gala honored Queens Borough President  Helen Marshall with the Lifetime Achievement Award. The event was held on Tuesday, August 13. More...

Family Of First Sandy Victim Files Lawsuit

The family of the first victim of Hurricane Sandy last week filed a lawsuit charging the city was responsible for the death of Tony Laino, 30, who was struck and killed on Oct. More...

State To Notify Community Boards Of Environmental Cleanup

Governor Andrew Cuomo this month signed a measure that makes the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) responsible to alert local community boards when cleanups are planned for contaminated land located within the board area.  More...

WOODHAVEN B.I.D. BACK TO SCHOOL 2013 SALES Days

Saturday Aug 24, 2013

The Woodhaven Business Improvement District will sponsor their Back to School Promotion on Saturday Aug 24, 2013 from 1PM-4 PM at the Forest Parkway Plaza area and also along Jamaica Avenue, our “Everything Avenue”.We will have clowns, More...

Vallone Has Rockaway Transportation Plan

On Tuesday, August 20th, Council Member and Queens Borough President Candidate Peter F. Vallone Jr. More...

Political Page

Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association Endorsements Vallone For BP

On August 20th, Council Member Peter F. Vallone Jr. was endorsed by The Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association (PBA) in his campaign for Queens Borough President. More...

Avella Quits BP Race

When state Senator Tony Avella suddenly dropped out of the race to get elected the next Queens borough president last week, many people said it was the right thing to do because he had little chance to win it, and now it will be a true clash between More...

Kevin Kim Endorses Vallone For City Council Seat

Former Democratic City Council candidate Kevin Kim endorsed Paul Vallone on August 13 for the 19th city council seat.  More...

Seniors

Vallone Honors Astoria’s Swiftest Senior Swimmers

On August 14, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. More...

Savvy Senior:

Music Therapy for Alzheimer’s Patients

Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about music therapy for Alzheimer’s patients? I’m helping my dad take care of my 80-year-old mother who has mid-stage Alzheimer’s disease and thought it might be something worth trying. How do we proceed? More...

Celebrate The Retirement Estimator’s Fifth Anniversary

Hard to believe, but it’s been five years since Social Security’s Retirement Estimator debuted. More...

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