December 4, 2013 RSS feed / Features

Woodside Nurse Mourned In Metro-North Horror

Kisook Ahn made the long train ride from Woodside each evening to her job at the Sunshine Children’s Rehab Center in Ossining, N.Y., where she worked a 12-hour night shift caring for acutely ill children.   More...

Parallels Within Those Scores Ago

November marked the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg address and the 50th of the Kennedy assassination - with those observances come some parallels we’ll explore.
     Eleven score and 17 years ago, in 1776, the founding More...

Opening Up Parking Spaces In The Neighborhood

On November 22, Deputy Inspector Michael Cody and officers from the 115th Police Precinct conducted a towing operation resulting in 25 illegally stored and unregistered “For Sale” vehicles being seized and impounded. All of the vehicles were parked o More...

Goldfeder Tours Jamaica Bay Wildfire Refuge

Assemblymember Phil Goldfeder joined Don Riepe, president of the American Littoral Society on a tour of the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge to see firsthand the damage caused by Superstorm Sandy and the repairs needed to preserve the marsh lands. More...

WRBA To Host Forum On The Rockaway Branch Rail Line

The Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association (WRBA) will convene a public forum to discuss the future of the defunct Rockaway Branch rail line, which runs along 98th Street. More...

Start A Tradition By Chopping Your Own Tree

Many Queens families are starting a new holiday tradition, heading into the “woods” to chop down their own Christmas tree.  No matter if your family has a tradition of cutting your own Christmas tree, or if you have decided to brave the ele More...

Husband Charged In Thanksgiving Knife Attack

A Thanksgiving Day domestic dispute turned violent when a Queens man stabbed his wife multiple times with a kitchen knife, police said.  Police said Xavier Cabarcas, 31, was arguing with his wife at about 4:30 p.m. More...

Council Mulls Lower ‘One Way’ Speed Limits

The City Council is moving quickly on a plan that would make city motorists slow down.  A council spokesperson last week said members are hoping to pass a bill that would lower the speed limit in much of the city to 25 mph from the current More...

Test Your Knowledge Of Holiday Trivia

Each year at this time, the Gazette gathers little known facts and trivia for readers who want to test their knowledge of the holiday season.  We hope you take a few moments to spice up the season by testing the skills of friends and family More...

Parker Honors Schwartz And Celebrates Network Care Expansion

The 2013 Gala of Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation was a resounding success, as hundreds enjoyed a delectable cocktail reception and sumptuous dinner at New York City’s Grand Hyatt, honoring elder law pioneer, author an More...

Corona Plaza Receives $800K Leadership Gift

The Queens Economic Development Corporation (QEDC), city Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, Councilmember Julissa Ferreras and executives from Chase Bank announced an $800,000 leadership gift to the Neighborhood Plaza More...

Most Precious Blood Raises Funds For Typhoon Victims

In this season of giving, the students and staff of Most Precious Blood School in Astoria helped raise $1,464 to help aid families who were affected by Typhoon Haiyan. More...

Local-Express

Jason Sagebiel

While serving with the U.S. Marine Corps as a scout-sniper in Iraq, founder of Sage Music School Jason Sagebiel sustained a brain injury that would haunt and debilitate him. More...

FDNY Chief Breaks Ground For New EMS Station

Fire Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano broke ground on a new FDNY EMS Station, located at 159-10 Goethals Ave. in Jamaica on December 2. More...

Three Queens High School Teachers Win Awards

The Fund for the City of New York and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation today announced the recipients of the fifth annual Sloan Awards for Excellence in Teaching Science and Mathematics. More...

Simotas Joins Greek American Homeowners For Thanksgiving

“It was my pleasure to join the Greek American Homeowners Association for its annual Thanksgiving luncheon. More...

Gianaris Celebrates Thanksgiving With Turkey Donation

State Senator Michael Gianaris was proud to lend a hand as Urban Upbound and local donors, including the Greek- American Homeowners Association, provided hundreds of turkeys for residents of Astoria Houses. More...

An International Holiday By Queens Symphonic Band

The Queens Symphonic Band will perform their Winter Concert, “An International Holiday” under the direction of Dr. Bernard Rose on Sunday, December 8, 2 p.m. More...

The Battle Of The Bulge

We all know the basic medical facts: we should make healthy choices about what we eat and incorporate exercise into our busy lives. Most of the science of weight loss matches common sense. More...

The Pulpit

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Queens Man's 5,000 Mile Journey Begins In Brooklyn

Victor Mooney of Flushing watched as his 24-foot, custom-made Brazilian rowboat, christened The Spirit of Malabo, was hoisted into a Maersk Line container on December 2 at the Gateway Marina. More...

P.S. 280 Holds Turkey, Ham, Canned Food Drive

P.S. 280 in Jackson Heights ran a canned food drive to help support those in the community that are facing difficulties during this season. The students’ response was overwhelming, according to P.S. 280 Parent Coordinator Brian Roquez. More...

Marshall Against South Ozone Park Hotel

Queens Borough President Helen Marshall announced on November 27 that she has recommended the rejection of an application for zoning and street map changes made by a property owner who needs the changes approved in order to be able to build a hotel o More...

Girl Scouts Make Holiday Cards For Troops And Vets

As families nationwide prepare for the holidays, the Girl Scout Daisy Troop 4360, Brownie Troop 4336, and Junior Troop 4281, are aiming to collect 200 homemade holiday cards to give to Boots On The Ground New York to send to soldiers stationed overse More...

Liu Donates Blood Plasma

City Comptroller John C. Liu joined other New Yorkers recently in donating his blood plasma at the New York Blood Center at 310 E. 67th St. in Manhattan. More...

Santa Visits Steinway Street

Santa Claus will be parking his sleigh on Steinway Street on December 8, when he will head to a holiday wonderland for the first of three visits this holiday season with local youngsters.  Smiles of anticipation fill the faces of of childre More...

Ex-Bravest Pot Growing Conviction Tossed

A federal Appeals Court panel last month overturned the 2010 conviction of a Queens firefighter who was charged with growing half a million-dollars worth of pot in the basement of a Bellerose home.   More...

Avoid Pitfalls Of Holiday Shopping

The New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) is urging shoppers to take proper precautions to avoid becoming a victim of scammers and unethical merchants who prey on the public during the holiday shopping season.  DCA officials ha More...

Crowley, Marshall Release Statements On Derailment

On December 2, Congressmember Joseph Crowley (D-Queens, The Bronx), vice chair of the Democratic Caucus, and Queens Borough President Helen Marshall released the following statements on the Metro-North derailment that claimed the lives of four people More...

Community Meets To Discuss Quiet Skies

Councilmember Daniel Dromm said he started to notice the difference in October. “I began to hear a different noise and sound in our skies,” he said.  More...

Cirabisi Says Farewell

Deputy Inspector Kevin Maloney was warmly welcomed while Deputy Inspector Stephen Cirabisi was bid a fond farewell as the present and former commanding officers appeared for their first and last time, respectively, at the November 26 meeting of the 1 More...

Avoid Winter’s Perils By Going Online For Social Security Business

Old Man Winter arrives this month. For much of the United States, that can mean the possibility of temperatures below freezing and winter storms. More...

Vallone Pumps Brakes On Subway Noise At Ditmars

On December 2, Councilmember Peter F. Vallone Jr. finally got the MTA to resolve the train noise problem in Astoria. More...

Pedestrian Injury Summit Coming To Elmhurst Hospital

Elmhurst Hospital Center will be holding a Citywide Pedestrian Injury Summit on Thursday, December 12. More...

Two Queens Library Branches To Close For Upgrades

Two Queens Library locations, at 78-60 73rd Pl. in Glendale and 196-36 Northern Blvd. More...

NYSUM’s Thanksgiving Outreach Feeds 5,000 People

New York School of Urban Ministry (NYSUM), run by Executive Vice President Rev. More...

Dromm Distributes Turkeys

Councilmember Daniel Dromm (DJackson Heights, Elmhurst) helped distribute 50 turkeys donated by Howard Koeppel of Koeppel Nissan to families on November 26. Twenty turkeys were given to families from I.S. 145 and I.S. More...

St. John’s Prep Spiritual Life Committee Holds Food Drive

The St. John’s Prep Spiritual Life Committee sponsored a Thanksgiving Breakfast Bag drive. More...

Truth, Justice And The Borough Of Queens Way

More than 30 elected officials gathered for a Who’s Who of Queens politics at Queens College’s LeFrak Concert Hall for Legislative Acts, a lighthearted salute to the borough’s polit More...

Community Celebrates Completion of Mural

Business owners and community members celebrated the completion of the community mural “Flushing’s World Fair” at the 40th Road entrance to the Main Street-Flushing Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) Station. More...

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