March 26, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Bad Tenant’ Website IDs Troublemakers

Owners of rental units in New York City have a new weapon in their arsenal to weed out undesirable tenants.The website, www.donotrento.com was designed several years ago to provide landlords with information on potential “bad tenants,” who wreak havo More...

Middle Village Prep to Conduct Admissions Lottery

Middle Village Preparatory Charter School (MVP) will conduct its second annual lottery for the 2014-15 sixth grade class on Tuesday, April 1, at 7:00 p.m., at MVP Charter School, located on Christ the King Campus, 68-02 Metropolitan Ave., Door 8, Mid More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Dates & times are subject to change. Recurring More...

Restaurant of the Week

Donato’s Italian Bistro

The Gazette celebrates the first review of spring with a visit to Donato’s Italian Bistro on Broadway in Astoria. More...

Seniors

Beware The Ides Of March (And Every Day)

“Beware the Ides of March,” said the soothsayer to Caesar in William Shakespeare’s play, Julius Caesar. We at Social Security recommend you beware not only the Ides of March, but every day—and every time—you go on the Internet. More...

Savvy Senior:

How Seniors Can Guard Against Robocall Scams

Dear Savvy Senior, Is there anything that can be done to stop the annoying robocalls my husband and I keep getting? More...

Features

Resorts World Casino To Pay Tribute To The Disco Era

Resorts World Casino New York City will host the Disco Inferno concert on Saturday, March 29th at 9:00 PM (doors open at 8:00 PM).    More...

Rebuilding Rockaway Beach Omits Riis Park, Ft. Tilden, Leaves Them Vulnerable To New Storm

In what appears to be a major oversight in rebuilding Rockaway Beach before hordes of beachgoers flock there in a few weeks, the Army Corps of Engineers is currently replacing lost sand between Beach 19th and Beach 149th Streets, but no protective wo More...

Queens Botanical Garden Announces World’s Fair Anniversary Event

On Wednesday, April 2 at 1 pm Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street in Flushing will hold a press conference to announce a series of special World’s Fair Anniversary Events, which will take place in addition to QBG’s ongoing seasonal activities. More...

Eight Years For Astoria Brick Attacker

An Astoria teenager was sentenced last month to eight years in prison for bashing a 16-year-old girl in the head with a brick in April, 2013. More...

It's In Queens! (March 27 Through April 2)

In a clear sign that spring has sprung, New York Hall of Science’s mini-golf course and science playground will open this week. And keeping up with the warmer-weather theme, there are various guided tours, a bird watching walk and even a fun run. More...

DA Brown Speaks On Passing Of Queens Chief Investigator Lawrence J. Festa

The New York City law enforcement community was shocked and saddened by the sudden passing [March 27] of Lawrence J. Festa, chief investigator of the Queens District Attorney's office.   More...

Traffic And Pedestrian Safety Awareness At P.S. 173

On March 21, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, state Senators Toby Ann Stavisky and Tony Avella, Assemblymember Nily Rozic and Councilmember Rory Lancman led P.S. More...

Variety Boys & Girls Club Hosts Golden Gloves In LIC

The Variety Boys & Girls Club of Queens in Long Island City hosted an audience of hundreds on March 20 at the 2014 Golden Gloves tournament, which featured fighters battling for the quarterfinal and semifinal.  More...

Political Page

Geraldine Ferraro’s Story Told In Daughter’s Documentary

Geraldine Ferraro, that remarkable Queens woman who went from the borough’s district attorney’s office in 1978 into a campaign for the vice presidency of the United States in 1984 – just an amazing six years later – was back i More...

City Officials Host Pedestrian Safety Town Hall Meeting

Elected officials, local leaders and advocacy groups gathered at a town hall meeting at Bohemian Hall on March 19 to discuss pedestrian safety and traffic issues in Astoria. More...

Katz, De Blasio Attend Inner Circle Show By Reporters

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and her partner, Curtis Sliwa, joined New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife, Chirlane McCray, for a backstage photo at the 92nd Inner Circle Show, held on March 22, at the New York Hilton. More...

Editorials

Winter’s Long Night Breaks

On the vernal equinox, which occurs around this time each year in the Northern Hemisphere, daylight hours last exactly as long as the darkness. The sun’s apparent path crosses the celestial equator as it continues moving closer to us. More...

Letters to the Editor

7 Train Closures  A copy of this letter was received at the Queens Gazette. March 19, 2014 Mr. Carmen Bianco President MTA New York City Transit 2 Broadway New York, NY 10004  Dear Mr. Bianco,  More...

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