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Forest Hills Gardens Celebrates 100th Children's Day

On June 7, Forest Hills Gardens held their 100th Children’s Day on arguably one of the most temperate days we’ve experienced so far this year. More...

Reminder: Small Street Trees Need More Water In Hot Weather

City Department of Parks officials this week are urging Queens residents and businesses to remember that street trees need watering during hot summer months..Officials are asking Queens residents to water street trees each evening during hot, dry str More...

Measure Twice, Cut Once

Immediately following a June 6 meeting with the city Department of Transportation (DOT), Queens Borough Commissioner Dalila Hall and other DOT officials, state Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Flushing), Assemblymember Ron Kim (D-Flushing) and Councilmem More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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

Restaurant of the Week

The Strand Smokehouse

Get your BBQ on at The Strand Smokehouse on Broadway in Astoria. The Strand was established in 2012 and offers a unique dining experience for meat lovers, and aficionados of fine barrel bourbon, and craft beers. More...

Seniors

How To Help Seniors With Their Computer Issues From Far Away

Dear Savvy Senior, Are there any computer software products that you know of that will let me help my parents with their computer issues from afar? More...

Editorials

Celebrate Dads On Their Day

Father’s Day was first celebrated on Jun. 19, 1910, by Sonora Smart Dodd. She and her five siblings had much to thank their dad for. Civil War veteran and widower William Jackson Smart devoted himself to raising his six children alone.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Smart Guns  A copy of this letter was received at the Queens Gazette. June 3, 2014 James W. Porter II President National Rifle Association 11250 Waples Mill Road Fairfax, VA 22030 Dear Mr. Porter:   More...

Beg Pardon

In last week’s issue our story, “LaGuardia Roundtable”, misstated the percentage by which passenger travel is expected to increase in coming years. More...

Gianaris Hails Assembly Passage Of Queens Library Reform Bill

Urges Senate to Act Quickly

As the Gianaris/Aubry Queens Library Reform Bill (A.9217/S.6893) passed unanimously in the New York State Assembly, Senator Michael Gianaris praised the Assembly for acting quickly on a matter that affects all Queens residents and urged the Senate to More...

Cops Offer $2G For LIC Bank Bandit

Queens police officials last week released a surveillance photo (see photo) of a man sought in connection with the May 26th robbery of a Long Island City bank.Cops said the bandit walked into a HSBC Bank branch at 22-15 43rd Avenue at 3:30 p.m. More...

It’s In Queens! (June 12 to June 18)

Queens challenges Brooklyn to a jazz jam this weekend, and Chubby Checker, whose hit song “The Twist” is now 50 years old, performs in borough. More...

School Construction Worker Killed In Elevator Plunge

An apprentice worker at a school construction site in Sunnyside fell to hid death down an elevator shaft on June 5, authorities said.The unidentified worker, who was in the first year of his elevator apprenticeship, was servicing an elevator with ano More...

Mom Files $25M Lawsuit In Avonte’s Death

The parents and family of tragic teenager Avonte Oquendo will likely never know exactly how the autistic boy died. More...

Political Page

Simotas’ Bill To Protect Debtors Passes Assembly

Assemblymember Aravella Simotas (D–Astoria) announced her bill to protect New Yorkers against improper debt collection tactics has been passed by the Assembly. More...

Maloney Honors Vets For D-Day Anniversary

Just days before the 70th anniversary of DDay, Congressmember Carolyn B. More...

Stavisky Inducts Hsu To Senate Veterans Hall of Fame

State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (DFlushing) inducted Flushing native, Army combat veteran and Coalition for Queens Founder Jukay Hsu into the 2014 New York state senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame on June 4.  More...

Features

CB 2 Meets Before Summer Break

The last Community Board 2 meeting before the two-month summer break was long, a great part of it being devoted to a uniform land use review process (ULURP) application by the Fire Department that skeptics and outright opponents were waiting for.&nbs More...

Katz, Crain’s Hold Business Roundtable Discussion

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz joined Crain’s New York Business in hosting a breakfast and roundtable discussion in Queens Borough Hall with about 65 of Queens’ business leaders on June 3. More...

Brown, Bratton Attend Conference On Violent Gangs

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown and NYPD Commissioner William J. More...

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