February 18, 2015 RSS feed / Features

CB 1 Holds Cabinet Meeting

The Community Board 1 cabinet meeting usually meets in January but not in February.  This year the schedule was flipped, making this month’s meeting the year’s first.  In the board room of Kaufman Astoria Studios, the meeting was begun with More...

Two Injured In Jackson Heights Apartment Blaze

Two residents were seriously injured on February 13 when a two-alarm blaze tore through their Jackson Heights apartment building.The blaze tore through one unit on the top floor of a six-story apartment building on 81st Street and 37th Avenue at abou More...

Propose Red Zones Around Hydrants

A city lawmaker is proposing a measure that would require the city to paint curbs near fire hydrants and bus stops with red paint to clarify them as no parking zones. More...

Cops Hunt Over The Counter Drug Thief

Police last week released a surveillance photo of a man who twice swiped a quantity of over-the-counter medications from a Duane Reade Pharmacy in Glendale. More...

Bryant Parents, Teachers Demand Answers On Missing Funds

Teachers and parents of students at William Cullen Bryant High School are demanding answers from officials and Department of Education (DOE) officials – an accounting of almost $200,000 collected from students to support phys ed and student activitie More...

Earth’s Next Epoch

I was raised in the Baptist church. As a grade school child, I memorized the books of the Bible. Maybe because of that personal history, when I started to study geology I didn’t resist memorizing the many pieces of the geologic time scale. More...

Heart And Soul Of Hermes Expo

Persons are the Heart and Soul of Hermes Expo International. Several unforgettable Americans made an impression. A legendary educator presents his philosophy every year. Dr. More...

Katz Names New Deputy BP

Borough President Katz announced the appointment of Melva Miller as Deputy Borough President, effective on February 11. Miller succeeds former Deputy Borough President Leroy Comrie who began his term as a State Senator earlier this year.  More...

District 30 Schools Still In Need Of Seats

Overcrowded District 30 schools are receiving funding for 1,912 new seats in the five-year capital plan for fiscal years 2015-2019, but will still come up short by 941 seats, according to the School Construction Authority (SCA).  More...

UCCA Celebrates Community Luv-In

Love and romance were celebrated at Central Lounge in Astoria as the United Community Civic Association (UCCA) held its fourth annual “Community Luv-In” celebrating Valentine’s Day. More...

Dromm Honors Civil Rights Worker

Councilmember Daniel Dromm honored Karen Korematsu, daughter of the late Fred Korematsu, with a City Council Proclamation on February 7 at the United Federation of Teachers’ 55th Annual Greater Metropolitan New York Social Studies conference.&n More...

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Johnny Pik And Chrysa Pikramenos

This column was originated in July 2013 by Nicollette Barsamian More...

The Pulpit

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CHAZAQ Hosts Extravaganza

February 8 was a cold and windy Sunday afternoon, but that didn’t stop hundreds of children from attending CHAZAQ’s special extravaganza featuring Uncle Moishy and the Mitzvah Men at the More...

DCP Attends Dutch Kills Civic Meeting For February

At the Dutch Kills Civic Association meeting for February, the Department of City Planning’s study of transportation in western Queens was presented in a later version of the one presented at Silvercup Studios in October. More...

Queens Bank Bandit Strikes Again

Police said a serial bank bandit who pulled off three heists at banks in Middle Village and Forest Hills between November 24 and December 30 struck again last week, when he made off with more than $8,000 from a bank on Metropolitan Avenue.   More...

No Kidding – Apply Now For City Lifeguard Jobs

Mother Nature’s wrath of frigid, snowy weather this winter has filled the heads of beach lovers with images of miles of sandy beaches and city pools and tepid temperatures as they sit idly by in anticipation of summer..City officials anticipating the More...

Cops Hunt DMV Sticker Thief

Police are seeking help from the public to identify and locate a man who swiped 48 New York State Vehicle Inspection stickers from a Woodside car dealership.   More...

Jackson Heights Petco Opening & Adoption Event

The grand opening of the Jackson Heights Petco will take place on February 28 at 8:55 a.m. at the Jackson Heights Shopping Center on 31st Ave and 75th St. More...

Respect For All

The P.S. 88 administration and staff in Ridgewood are participating in raising awareness and teaching their students about respecting others, highlighting the dangers of bullying and cyber-bullying during Respect For All Week. More...

Van Bramer Unveils New Children’s Learning Center

Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer joined Assemblymember Aravella Simotas and Interim President and CEO of the Queens Library Bridget Quinn-Carey at the Broadway branch of the Queens Library in Astoria to unveil the branch’s new state-of-the art ch More...

DQ Rules!

DQ Grill & Chill is offering all kinds of specials for the next four weeks, as you will see in the pages of the Gazette – in celebration of being the only DQ in Queens. More...

Organizer Meets Obama On Administrative Relief

On February 4 the DRUM – South Asian Organizing Center organizer Rishi Singh and other activists from the United We Dream coalition-met with President Obama to affirm the importance of relief programs such as DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood More...

Massive Accident On Van Wyck Causes Injuires

On Wednesday, February 11 a Ford SUV lost control as it was traveling southbound on the Van Wyck Expressway and drove up onto the divider with the driver side hanging over onto the northbound lanes. More...

Happy Chinese New Year!

Chinese New Year is an official public holiday in China, during which most Chinese have eight days off from work. About 1.3 billion people are on the move in China, during this, the busiest travel season. More...

Gillibrand In Parks And Recreation, The Show

“I certainly won’t be quitting my day job, friends, but I did have an amazing time playing actor on a Sunday morning to shoot Parks and Recreation with Amy Poehler. More...

Deputy Queens BP To Keynote Black History Month Celebration

Newly-appointed Deputy Queens Borough President Melva Miller, in her first public speaking engagement since being appointed by Borough President Melinda Katz, will keynote Councilmember Julissa Ferreras’ Black History Month celebration next Tue More...

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