May 21, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

A Sitdown With Filmmaker Mackenzie Westmoreland

The Historian, a film  which is rumored to have already begun to draw the attention of several American film industry investors who have pre-screened it, will have its New York premiere on May 20 at the Soho International Film Festival (SIFFNYC) More...

New Ice Cream Factory Opens In Astoria

An ice cream company, Fal Foods, has begun producing ice cream right here in Astoria. The factory sits on 8,800 square feet and produces about 1,200 liters of high-quality ice cream.  More...

Cops Search For Astoria Hit And Run Car

Police are searching for a hit-and-run driver who sped down an Astoria sidewalk, slamming into a 21-year-old man who was knocked unconscious as he flew into the air and landed in the crosswalk on the street.   More...

Goldfeder Bill To Provide Sandy Property Tax Relief Passes Assembly

Assemblymember Phil Goldfeder successfully debated on the Assembly floor new state legislation (A.9578), to provide vital property tax relief for homeowners facing a largeincrease to rebuild or repair their Sandy-damaged homes. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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

Restaurant of the Week

BareBurger

Although Bareburger is already on many peoples’ list of favorite burgers, this ambitious franchise never stops getting better and better. More...

Seniors

Social Security Goes Green On Earth Day And Every Day

For years, Social Security has been at the forefront of offering convenient, easy-to-use, and secure online services. More...

Health Care

Walk Your Way To Better Health

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you give me some tips on starting a walking program? I need to lose weight and get my blood pressure under control, but I hate to exercise.  Unfit at 59 Dear Unfit,  More...

Options For Dental Financing

To cover the cost of hygienic, preventative, restorative, cosmetic, or other dental procedures, Park Dental Care of Astoria provides a variety of dental financing options. More...

Features

CB 1 Cabinet Gathers For May Meeting

The Community Board 1 cabinet meeting for May convened as usual in a boardroom at Kaufman Astoria Studios and led off with some KAS news, supplied by the studio’s Tracy Capune.  She hailed the creation of the Kaufman Arts District and spoke of t More...

QMHS Announces First Annual ‘FOHI’ 5K Run

Queens Metropolitan H.S. (QMHS) announced the first annual FOHI5K (Forest Hills 5K run), a 3.1 mile charity run/walk, to be held Saturday, June 7 at 91-30 Metropolitan Ave., Forest Hills. All are invited to participate. More...

Cops Offer $2G Reward For Queensbridge Shooter

Queens detectives are seeking help from tee public to locate the triggerman who they believe shot three people on March 23, in a courtyard outside the Queensbridge Housing Project. More...

Celebrating The World’s Fairs

In 1939 and 1964, the world came to Queens for the World’s Fair.  And on May 18, the world returned to celebrate its anniversaries.  More...

Help ID Astoria Hit-Run Driver

Police in Astoria are searching for a hit-run driver who mowed down a 21-year-old Astoria man on May 19.Police officials last week released a surveillance photo and surveillance footage of the hit-run that shows a white sedan speeding westbound on 30 More...

Son Of Sam Panel Nixes Parole Bid

David Berkowitz liked pretty, young women with long hair. He thought women in Queens were “the prettiest of all” – to kill.The “Son of Sam” killer-turned-prison-preacher was turned down again last week in his latest bid to be set free. More...

It’s In Queens! (May 22 to May 28)

Get ready to be taken for a ride! There’s a fantastic, outdoor model train show pulling into Flushing for Memorial Day Weekend. Other enrichment opportunities include live theater, live music, a walking tour and foreign films. Here’s the rundown. More...

Koo And Mayor Hold Reception For Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month At Gracie Mansion

On May 19, Councilmember Peter Koo welcomed more than 200 leaders of the New York City Asian-Pacific American community to Gracie Mansion in celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage month. More...

Political Page

Queens Dems Back Liu For Senate Seat

Officials of the Queens Democratic organization, headed by party Chairman Joseph Crowley, enthusiastically designated former City Comptroller John Liu for the 11th state senate district seat in Northeast Queens this past Monday, with hopes that he wi More...

Gianaris Honors Sunnyside Community Services Director

On May 13 state Senator Michael Gianaris honored Judy Zangwill, the executive director of Sunnyside Community Services (SCS), at the 17th annual New York State Senate Women of Distinction Ceremony in Albany.  More...

Stavisky Announces Reelection Bid

State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky officially announced the kickoff of her reelection campaign for the 16th Senate District on May 16.  More...

Editorials

Honor Our Fallen Heroes On Memorial Day

Summer’s (almost) here and the time is right – for street fairs, backyard barbecues, happily contemplating the end of the school year and the start of summer vacation. More...

Letters to the Editor

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Memorial Day 2014: Honoring Those Who Serve

This weekend, many in Western Queens will celebrate Memorial Day by enjoying barbecues, parties, and a day off from work or school. More...

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