September 18, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Time To Power Up Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Thousands of carbon monoxide detectors installed in New York City residences under a 2004 law will soon stop working.   More...

Transit Cops Hunt Subway Perv

City Transit cops are continu9ng their search for a pervert who has groped at least five women since February 5, while the suspects were standing on the platform to the M train at subway stations in the Grand Avenue/Elmhurst and Broadway/Queens Boule More...

Assemblymember Miller Presents Anne Marie Chirichigno With The Everyday Hero Award

If you know Anne Marie Chirichigno you know she has a heart of gold and you would also know she never boasts about it either. But sometimes, just sometimes people need to know and they should know. More...

Astoria Homeowners Meets For Last Time This Year

The Astoria Homeowners, Tenants & Business Civic Association held its latest meeting on September 11, greeting the 114th Police Precinct’s Commander Deputy Inspector Stephen Cirabisi, State Senator José Peralta and the newly-victorious Democratic More...

Whitestone Chef Shines On Food Network’s ‘Kids Cook-Off’

A precocious 12-year old from Whitestone burst onto the small screen on September 8, joining seven competitors in the Food Network’s new “Rachel vs. More...

Musicians Wanted For Queens Symphonic Band

The Queens Symphonic Band under the direction of Dr. Bernard Rose has openings for woodwind, brass, bass and percussion instrumentalists. More...

Celebrating America’s Fourth Largest City: Queens

What’s so great about Queens? The October 4 conference featuring best-selling author Robert Sullivan makes the case for America’s fourth largest city. More...

Infections Spread By Tick Bites

When my dog and I walk along the Snake River during the warm seasons of the year, we can both come home with a tick or two. I’m used to feeling those little legs on my skin or scalp and picking off the critters. More...

Social Security Column:

Allow Social Security Lighthouse To Guide You Into A Smooth Retirement

August 7 was National Lighthouse Day. More...

How To Track Down Long-Lost Friends

Dear Savvy Senior, I’m interested in tracking down some old friends I’ve lost touch with over the years but could use some help. What tips or resources can you recommend to help me find them?  Searching Senior Dear Searching, More...

Astoria Lutheran School Holds BBQ

The Astoria Lutheran School held its Back to School Family BBQ on September 15. A goodtime was had by all. More...

DenDekker Welcomes Matt DenDekker To The NY Mets

Recently, Assemblymember Michael DenDekker (D/WFP-Jackson Heights) proudly welcomed another DenDekker to the world of Queens – namely, Matt DenDekker, one of the newest baseball outfielders to be called up to Major League baseball and play for the Ne More...

Story Time For ’Gator

Children’s Librarian Susan Scatena of Queens Library at Whitestone promised her young readers that if at least 300 children registered for summer reading, and they collectively read at least 4,000 books, she would read a story to a big, scaly, More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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Restaurant of the Week

Astoria World Manor

Astoria World Manor has been an icon of catering in the area for 59 years, offering personalized service for all of life’s special occasions. More...

Features

Dutch Kills Civic Discusses Fall Events

At the September meeting of the Dutch Kills Civic Association, several attendees looked forward to a November event that affects the community significantly:  the New York City Marathon.  The meeting, the first since June, was headed by Jer More...

Sunnyside Chamber Meets, Talks 7 Line And New Map

The Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce ended a two-month vacation and initiated its fall season with a luncheon at Dazie’s restaurant featuring State Senator Michael Gianaris and Assemblymember Cathy Nolan, with a brief appearance by Councilmember Jimmy V More...

CB 1 Returns From Summer Break

The first Community Board 1 cabinet meeting after the summer break was a characteristic review of social issues and agency reports, with some interesting show business news also, emanating from the place where the meeting was held, Kaufman Astoria St More...

FDNY Offers Winter Weather Fire Prevention Tips

Queens fire officials this week said electric space heaters are the “Number One Cold Weather Killer,” saying they are the leading cause of fires during cold weather months.  Sparks from electric heaters set off the majority of fires each ye More...

Winners Announced For First-Ever NYC Neighborhood Library Awards

The Charles H. Revson Foundation last night announced the five winners of the first-ever NYC Neighborhood Library Awards, the culmination of an initiative that resulted in 4,310 nominations from New Yorkers. More...

Seventh Annual NYC Greek Film Festival To Be Held Oct. 3 to Oct. 16

Fivee films will have their first United States screenings at the seventh annual New York City Greek Film Festival, October 3-16. More...

QEDC Launches Contest For $10,000 Business Grants

The Queens Economic Development Corporation (QEDC), the Citi Foundation and Queens Library officially kicked off the Eighth Annual Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition at a networking party at the Z Hotel in Long Island City on August 29. More...

North Shore Physician Honored for Compassionate Care

The North Shore-LIJ Health System announced that Vincent Vinciguerra, MD, North Shore-LIJ Cancer Institute oncologist, has been recognized for his compassionate patient care with a Gold DOC award from the Arnold P. Gold Foundation. More...

St. Anastasia Knights Hold Annual Charity Drive

The St. Anastasia Knights of Columbus, council 5911 held their annual charity drive in front of St. Anastasia Parish in Douglaston. More...

Cops Hunt St. John’s Groper

Police and security personnel at St. More...

Wanted

Police this week are continuing their search for the man wanted for shooting a cops in Astoria on August 22.  Cops plastered “Wanted” posters featuring a color photo of suspect Gary Sarback, 62, a predicate felon with a 44-year history of c More...

Driver Could Face Charges In Teen Horror Crash

Criminal charges are pending for the driver who slammed his SUV into five students outside a Maspeth school on September 12, critically injuring two students and leaving three others with minor injuries.   More...

It’s In Queens! (Sept. 19 to Sept. 25)

The borough is thinking big this week with a food extravaganza, a maker fair, a country festival, a community arts day and countless retrospective films. More...

A Tree Grows In Astoria...And Tomatoes Too

Astoria Lutheran School, 31-20 21st Avenue, is happy to announce the opening of their new garden. More...

Granny Killed In Drunken Hit-Run

A 25-year-old Queens man remains behind bars this week, charged with driving drunk and striking and killing a 50-year-old grandmother with a borrowed, 2013 Toyota Camry on September 13 – heartlessly leaving the scene as the victim lay dieing.  More...

Dial ‘511’ For MTA Information

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and the New York Sate Department of Transportation are reminding city straphangers and all New Yorkers that they can dial 511 for assistance with any MTA-related question.   More...

2013 Hatcast: Reactivating Political Activism

“We are reviving our organization to play a political role,” said Gregory Fegos, President of the Hellenic Taxpayers Association of Southold Town (HATCAST). More...

Political Page

Thompson Bows Out, Throws Support Behind De Blasio

With Governor Andrew Cuomo, Bill de Blasio and his chief supporters from the city’s teachers’ union looking on, William Thompson declared at a press conference at City Hall yesterday morning: “I am proud to stand here today and supp More...

Editorials

Begin Married Life In Queens

There is no better place to celebrate your marriage and plan a wedding than in the borough of Queens. More...

Letters to the Editor

Remembering 9/11  To The Editor:  Each day for the past 12 years Al and I have remembered Sept. 11, 2001 as the saddest day of our lives. On that hate filled day our only son, Christopher, was murdered. More...

Moving Queens Forward—Together

It’s no secret that Queens is facing serious challenges. More...

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