February 18, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Historic House Trust Grants $100K To Historic Houses

NYC Parks Queens Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski on February 13 joined Historic House Trust Executive Director Franklin Vagnone, Councilmember Mark Weprin, Congressmember Grace Meng’s representative, Donald Capalbi, Councilmember Peter Koo’s represe More...

Woman Robbed In Astoria Laundromat

Police are searching for a brazen thief who robbed a 35-year-old woman inside an Astoria Laundromat on January 21.Cops said the woman was inside the Laundromat at 23-11 21st Avenue at about 10:30 a.m. More...

Blaze Injures Three

City fire marshals this week are combing through the fire-damaged remains of two Astoria apartments to determine what set off a two-alarm blaze that tore through the building at 33-17 Broadway early on the morning of February 15, sending two people a More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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

Restaurant of the Week

THE BREWERY BAR & KITCHEN

The Brewery Bar & Kitchen is a sleek, new addition to Astoria’s vibrant restaurant and bar scene. More...

Seniors

Getting Around When You No Longer Drive

Dear Savvy Senior, Where can I find out about alternative transportation options for my elderly mother? She needs to give up driving, but before she does, we need to figure out how she’ll get around. More...

Editorials

Happy Chinese New Year!

Diversity is enriching and is to be celebrated.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Trailers, Black History  Dear Friends:  More...

Star Journal

1918 Queens: WWI Rages, Women’s Suffrage On Rise

The Greater Astoria Historical Society presents pages from the Long Island Star Journal.  Welcome to February 1918!  More...

Constantinides Introduces Bill To Increase Biofuel In Home Heating Oil

Councilmember Costa Constantinides introduced INT. 642, which would increase the use of biodiesel in home heating oil. More...

Goldfeder Sworn Into Third Term: 'Best Is Yet To Come'

Assemblymember Phil Goldfeder was officially sworn into his third term in office in the New York State Assembly during a ceremony held at PS 207 in Howard Beach. More...

Catherine Georgianis: The Passing Of A Greek American

Catherine Georgianis of Mattituck died January 7 at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead. Born Feb. 12, 1933, in Northern Epirus, Albania to Vasilios and Agatha Conis, she was 81. More...

FBI, Cops Hunt Armed Stickup Trio

Federal agents and Queens detectives last week nabbed two brothers who they said actd as stickup men in two brazen ambush robberies of armored car guards.The FBI released chilling surveillance photos in February 2014, of the two men and an accomplice More...

It’s In Queens! (February 19 to February 25)

Lunar New Year is coming up, and Queens is offering some great events to complement Miss Piggy, literature, dance, film, performance art, magic, comedy, live music, and the annual Mama’s Summer Countdown. Here’s the rundown.   More...

Political Page

Gianaris Bill Bans Outside Income For State Legislators

Following up on Governor Cuomo’s threat to refuse to sign a state budget unless there is an end to outside income for state lawmakers, state Senator Michael Gianaris has introduced legislation “that would effectively ban outside income fo More...

Vallone’s Veterans Reporting Bill Brought To Hearing

The February 10 hearing of the City Council Committee on Veterans focused on Councilmember Paul Vallone’s bill that would require the reporting from certain city agencies of the number of veterans receiving their services.  More...

Movie Review

Deli Man Preserves Heritage Of Kosher Delights

In the late 1930s there were approximately 1,700 kosher delicatessens in the United States. Today, there are less than 150. For lovers of hot matzo ball soup, hot pastrami on rye and a nice hot open brisket platter this is bad news.  More...

Features

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...

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...

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...

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