August 28, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Woodside Man Charged With Arson Near His Home

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced on August 20 that a Woodside man has been charged with starting a series of early morning fires on August 18 in his neighborhood that damaged three occupied houses, a pizzeria, and a vehicle. More...

Family To Sue City In Kissena Park Tree Tragedy

The family of a 30-year-old mom-to-be killed on August 4, when an uprooted 60-foot oak tree toppled over and crushed her as she sat on a bench in Kissena Park has filed a notice of claim in Manhattan Criminal Court, signaling their intent to sue the More...

Labor Day Block Party

This past Saturday August 28th, friends and family headed over to the 34th Ave. (between 43rd and 44th streets) one week early Labor day block party. More...

Cops Hunt Rego Park Rapist

Queens detectives are searching for a man who harassed and followed a Rego Park woman on August 23, then raped her when she arrived at her Saunders Street home.   More...

Goldfeder Celebrates Italian American Howard Beach Fest

Assemblymember Phillip Goldfeder (D-Howard Beach) joined the crowd of families enjoying games, rides, music and a variety of traditional Italian food at the 36th annual Italian American Family Festival hosted by Our Lady of Grace Parish in Howard Bea More...

Weprin Joins QJCC’s Annual Rosh Hashana Food Drive

The Queens Jewish Community Council’s annual Rosh Hashana Food Distribution was held on August 25. Assemblymember David Weprin came to help prepare and distribute the food, as he does every year. More...

America’s Got Talent Films At Queens College Campus

Photo Virginia SherwoodAmerica’s Got Talent filmed Slackwire Sam’s act at the quad at Queens College on August 14. Queens College President James Muyskens (standing) joined judges (l. More...

Red Cross Assists Tenants Displaced By Astoria Blaze

On August 20, the American Red Cross assisted nine residents affected by a blaze that damaged an apartment building on 42nd Street in Astoria. The fire displaced four households. More...

City Planners Approve 5 Pointz Zoning Change

The City Planning Commission (CPC) voted unanimously on August 21 to approve a special permit application by the Wolkoff family, owners of the 5 Pointz building, for a zoning change to allow development of two high-rise residential towers at the Long More...

Community Calendar

It’s In Queens! (Aug. 29 to Sept. 4)

The 2013 US Open tennis championship is the center of Queens activities right now, bringing more than 700,000 fans to the borough in only two weeks. More...

Astoria Music Now! Festival Returns For Its Fifth Year

On Saturday, September 7 Astoria Park comes alive once again for the Astoria Music Now! (AMN!) festival, the biggest annual live music and arts festival in Northern Queens. More...

QCA To Hold Practical Business Workshops For Artists

Developed in response to the needs of emerging, mid-career and established artists in an ever-changing economic environment, Queens Council on the Arts announced the 2013/14 Build Your Own Business (BYOB) workshop season with a focus on financial lit More...

Restaurant of the Week

Leng

A balmy summer evening is the perfect backdrop for a flavorful, exotic meal at Leng Thai. More...

Seniors

Apply For Disability Benefits From The Convenience Of Home

Have you been thinking about applying for Social Security disability benefits, but you are unable to visit a Social Security office to complete the interview? Or perhaps your disabling condition makes it difficult to visit a Social Security office. More...

Editorials

Labor Day Honors American, NYC Workforce

The coming Monday is a holiday that celebrates neither a religious nor a historic event.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Celebrate Safely  To The Editor:  Whether at a backyard barbecue or on the water this Labor Day weekend, remember to celebrate responsibly and include a designated driver or skipper if your plans include alcohol.  Anheuser-Busch Sales More...

Beg Pardon

On page 16 of the 8/21/13 Queens Gazette, our reporter made an error in identifying a Rose Marie Poveromo event as an UCCA event. It was not an UCCA event. It was a personal event coordinated by Poveromo herself and not UCCA.   More...

Sports

A Summer Of Comebacks

Now we have reached the end of the latest stickball season. There were a tremendous amount of comebacks this summer as well as a lot of missing persons. Some games were decided late; some were decided far earlier. More...

Honorable D’Amico Place

On August 27, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. More...

Dad Aids Cops In Rape Arrest

A man accused of raping a 22-year-old woman in her Long Island City home on August 21 was startled when he was confronted by the victim’s father—and jumped out a bedroom window at the home, leaving a blood trail that led police straight to his hideou More...

Former Teacher Jailed

The Flushing teacher charged with repeatedly having sex with a 13-year-old former student dropped plans to withdraw his guilty plea and was sentenced last week to six months in prison, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said.  More...

Bryant Whiz Kid Sues City For Ohio Bus Crash

A Bryant H.S. More...

ASTORIA LANDLORD CHARGED IN 32-COUNT INDICTMENT

Defendant Allegedly Pocketed Rent Pre-Payments For Uninhabitable Apartments

Queens District Attorney Richard A. More...

Simotas Provides $2,500 For Queens Council On The Arts

Assemblymember Aravella Simotas (36th District) has successfully secured $2,500 towards Queens Council on the Arts’ (QCA) general support for the organization’s services and programming that will help individual artists and arts organizations through More...

Correction Guard Dad Shoots Troubled Son

A city correction officer, disappointed that the system failed to mete out justice to his 17-year-old son, found himself behind bars on August 25 after he was charged with shooting the teen in their Woodside home, law enforcement sources said.  More...

Bloomberg Opens Affordable Work Space For LIC Artists

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, First Deputy Mayor Patricia E. Harris, Cultural Affairs Commissioner Kate D. More...

LAGCC, National Grid, Con Ed Partner With Energy Tech H.S.

The 130 ninth graders who will begin classes in September at Energy Tech H.S., a new career technical and education high school in Long Island City, participated in a special orientation on August 15 hosted by the school’s three partners—LaGuardia Co More...

Health Exchange Shopping Tips For Uninsured Boomers And Early Retirees

Dear Savvy Senior, At age 62, I will be retiring at the end of the year and plan to enroll in Obamacare until my Medicare kicks in. Can you offer me any advice on choosing a plan?  Almost Retired Dear Almost, More...

Napolitano, Meng Tour FEMA Offices

Congressmember Grace Meng (D-Queens) welcomed Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to Queens on August 23.  Meng joined Napolitano in touring the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) center in Forest Hills. More...

Political Page

Bill Puts Gun Offenders’ Names On ’Net

If you have been convicted of a felony gun crime and done time for it, once you get out of prison, all this information would be placed on the Internet, along with your picture and some details about where you live, under a bill filed by Councilmembe More...

John J. Ciafone Democrat for City Council District 22

I am the only candidate born, raised and who continues to live and work in our community. I went to the public schools in our neighborhood, P.S. 85, J.H.S. 141, and Long Island City H.S. More...

Paul Vallone Receives PBA, Fire Officers Endorsements

Paul Vallone, Democratic candidate for the 19th City Council District, received the endorsements of the New York City Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association (PBA) and the Uniformed Fire Officers Association (UFOA) on August 26.  More...

Health Care

The Benefits Of Laser Dentistry

Dentists offering laser dentistry are seeing increasing numbers of patients every day. Why is this so? More...

Features

Rockaway United Distributes 250 Donated Books

Rockaway United, a coalition of community-based organizations and individuals working to rebuild the Rockaway community, distributed 250 children’s books donated by Nationwide Insurance at a presentation held at the Boces Training Center on August 8. More...

Cosmos Players Visit Kids At New York Hospital Queens

After a press conference to announce that New York Hospital Queens (NYHQ) was named the official hospital of the New York Cosmos, team members from the soccer club visited the hospital’s Pediatric unit on Tuesday, August 20. More...

Abandoned Rockaway Line May Be Converted Into Park

In an attempt to convert 3.5 miles of abandoned railroad track into an elevated park, The Trust for Public Land has raised $1 million and chosen WXY architecture + urban design and dlandstudio to do a year-long study of the track and present them wit More...

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