October 23, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Homeless Woman Guilty In 2010 Astoria Park Slay

A Queens jury last week convicted a 32-year-old homeless woman in the 2010 brutal murder of a local man in Astoria Park.   More...

It’s In Queens! (Oct. 24 to Oct. 30)

Now this is a jam-packed week! In addition to a plethora of Halloween-related events, Queens hosts a dog parade, a Hindu festival motorcade, new plays, live music, dance, classic movies, organized road races and interesting lectures. More...

Dromm Joins Jackson Heights Beautification Group For Diversity Plaza Clean UP

Councilmember Daniel Dromm joined the Jackson Heights Beautification Group and many community members to clean up 74th and 73rd streets and Diversity Plaza on Saturday. More...

Village People Sub And Astoria Native, Perrelli, Celebrated Life

Anthony “AJ” Perrelli, an Astoria native and member of the Village People, has died. More...

Venetian Singer Coming To St. John's University

On Sunday, November 10, at 5 p.m., Venetian singer Giada Valenti brings Italian romance to Queens in her new show, From Venice With Love, at the Little Theater at St. John’s University. More...

Electeds And Community Clean Up Astoria Hts. Park

On October 19, Assemblymember Aravella Simotas, state Senator Michael Gianaris and the Friends of Astoria Heights Playground led a volunteer effort to clean up Astoria Heights Park. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Calendar compiled by Annette Hanze Alberts Dates & More...

Restaurant of the Week

La Bottega Italian Gourmet

40-17 30th Ave.  Astoria  718.728.8620

Since it opened just one year ago, La Bottega has become the local favorite of many Astorians and Queens residents alike who come for the excellent paninis, homemade soups, salads, pasta dishes, entrees, gourmet coffees and desserts. More...

Editorials

Ride It Out

Editorial

The Metropolitan Transit Authority has been experiencing major delays lately due to equipment failure or track repair.  Service to various lines has either been shutdown momentarily or for long weekends, interrupting the flow of commuter traffic More...

They’ll Try It Again

To The Editor:  More...

Weapons Swap

To The Editor:  Inspectors are reviewing the list of chemical weapons provided by Syria and working on destroying the known chemical stockpiles and equipment. More...

Sports

Stickball Update

We have two weeks winding down to the end and already, the middle of  the pack appears to be shifting.  There are several deeply important  double headers coming up this weekend.  With so many upsets happening  this Fall, the More...

Cuomo Launches "Come See The Comeback" Sandy Tourism Campaign

Unveils six commemorative MetroCards to serve as New Yorkers’ and tourists’ passports to destinations impacted by Sandy and four TV ads to highlight State’s comeback  More...

Resorts World Casino Celebrates Second Anniversary

This week, Resorts World Casino New York City, our city’s only casino, celebrates its second year anniversary. Since opening its doors in 2011, Resorts World has accomplished two incredible feats. More...

QCH Youth Centers Fight to Keep The Lights On

On October 17, three Queens Community House (QCH) sites took part in a nationwide event celebrating after-school programs and their important role in the lives of children, families and communities. More...

Serpe Helps Clean Up Astoria

Green Party candidate for City Council in District 22 Lyne Serpe walked her "clean, green streets" talk this past weekend, sponsoring community cleanups along Ditmars Boulevard and Astoria Boulevard, near Astoria Houses. More...

NYC Parks Joins NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee And NFL To Plant 20,000 Trees Rockaways

On October 19, city Parks Commissioner Veronica M. More...

Cops Hunt Child Molester

Police last week released a sketch of a man wanted for allegedly sexually assaulting a 12-year-old Richmond Hill girl.  Police said the man pulled up to the girl and two of her friends in a silver, four-door SUV at about 2:30 p.m. More...

Lawmakers Rally Against Vandalism and Hate Crimes

Assemblymembers David I. Weprin (D-Fresh Meadows) and Barbara M. Clark (D-Queens Village), other elected officials and the residents of Bellerose held a rally against community vandalism and hate crimes. More...

Independent Funeral Businesses Merge

Gus Antonopoulos, owner of the Farenga & Sons Funeral Home, located on Ditmars Boulevard, has announced the acquisition of the R.P. Drago Funeral Home. More...

Political Page

Markey: ‘Reject Sunnyside Landmark District Change’

Arguing that a proposal to include the historic Aluminaire House among other new homes in the Sunnyside Historic District is “totally inconsistent with the spirit and character of the historic district”, Assemblymember Margaret Markey urg More...

Seniors

Savvy Senior:

RV Travel Tips For Beginners

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you write a column on RV travel for beginners? My husband and I will be retiring in a few years and have always thought it would be fun to spend some of our time traveling around the country in an RV. What can you tell us? More...

Features

Answers To The Most Common Health Care Reform Questions

Through the open enrollment period, more than 1 million New Yorkers are expected to sign up for health insurance online through NY State of Health, part of the national health care reform law known as the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare. More...

Runners Against The Odds In The ING NYC Marathon

Every one of the 40,000 runners that participates in the ING New York City Marathon (INGNYCM) brings to the race their own motivation and reason for running. More...

FIAO Holds 36th Annual Columbus Day Parade

On October 12, hundreds of people lined the streets of Astoria to march in the Federation of Italian American Organizations of Queens 36th Annual Columbus Day Parade.   More...

Star Journal

Queens Returns To Normalcy After World War II

The Greater Astoria Historical Society presents pages from the Long Island Star Journal.  Welcome to October, 1946!  More...

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