April 29, 2015 RSS feed / Features

Aldorasi Still Waits For Justice

Anthony Aldorasi, a former principal of I.S. 141 in Astoria wants his name restored to the science lab that he helped create. More...

Goldfeder Demands Justice For Fraud Case Families

With over one thousand civil lawsuits pending in federal court following allegedly fraudulent actions by insurance company-contracted engineering firms and adjusters aimed at limiting payouts to Superstorm Sandy victims, Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D More...

From Fire To Forest Hills; Plaza College Thrives

Plaza College students and faculty reflect on the year since a major fire forced the relocation of their campus to Forest Hills. More...

Search On For Highway ‘Hit Man’

Police are seeking help from the public to identify and locate an armed motorist who cut off another driver on an Elmhurst street and then shot the man in the arm on March 29. Cops said the 28-year-old victim was driving along Hoffman Drive at a More...

Cops Offer $2G For Choke-Stab Beau

Queens detectives are searching for a man who uses four aliases, who choked and sliced his girlfriend with scissors during a violent rage.Cops said Mario Rubiano-Gonzales, who is also known as William Para, Orlando Morales and John Zea, attacked his More...

Sunnyside Chamber Returns To Dazie's

After an absence of more than a year, the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce held its monthly luncheon meeting in April at Dazie’s restaurant on Queens Boulevard.  The return, if only for the month, would have been happier if Lily Gavin, the owner, h More...

Friends Devoted To Preserving Legacy Of Bassman

Last week the Gazette ran a story about the work of Jackson Heights artist Elliot Bassman, and some works of his that were found in the garbage outside his Greystone apartment house. More...

LAGCC President Recognized By Phi Theta Kappa

LaGuardia Community College President Dr. Gail O. Mellow was awarded the Shirley B. More...

Collision Sends Minivan Onto Sidewalk In Astoria

On Monday, April 27, at approximately 8:50 am, a minivan and an SUV collided on the corner of 34th Avenue and 43rd Street, sending the minivan onto the sidewalk. More...

Most Precious Blood, NYC Parks Celebrate Arbor Day

Most Precious Blood School celebrates Arbor Day with NYC Parks. Principal DeMaio, along with Ms. More...

Park Cleaned Up During ‘Love Your Block’ Campaign

On April 18, Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas, state Senator Michael Gianaris, Councilman Costa Constantinides and the Friends of Astoria Heights Park participated in a park cleanup and a tree care workshop in Astoria Heights Park. More...

Sondheim Comes To APAC

Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) will be bringing New York audiences the organization’s first ever Stephen Sondheim musical this spring, Merrily We Roll Along. More...

Central Astoria LDC Holds Steinway Street Festival

On Sunday April 26, Central Astoria LDC held the Steinway Street Festival, extending all the way from 28th Avenue to Broadway. More...

Hallmark Will Be Missed

Sad to report after 32 years, Hallmark on Steinway Street will be closing. There is a storewide clearance sale of 20 percent off, so visit them now while you still can. More...

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Dave Diedrich

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

St. Michael’s Annual Homage To Scott Joplin

On May 16 at 2 pm St. Michael’s Cemetery will host the Annual Scott Joplin Concert. The concert has become the herald of spring with an Open Air Concert and free BBQ for the entire community.  More...

Holy Martyrs Commemorates The Armenian Genocide

Holy Martyrs Armenian Day School commemorated the Armenian Genocide 100th anniversary. More...

Bicyclist Sought In Forcible Touching Pattern

Police in Astoria are warning women to beware of a man on a bicycle who has forcibly touched three victims since April 2.  Cops last week released a surveillance video of the suspect who pedaled up to his first, unsuspecting 33-year-old victim n More...

AM Kim To Head New Americans Task Force

State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie officially announced that Assemblyman Ron Kim will be the new Chair of the Legislative Task Force on New Americans. More...

Ride With The MTA To The TD Five Boro Bike Tour

On May 3, the city will the TD Five Boro Bike Tour, attracting more than 30,000 cyclists from around the region and beyond. The MTA is the best way to get to the ride safetly on time    More...

Goldfeder, NYCEM Replace Outdated Evacuation Signs

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder and New York City Emergency Management (NYCEM) Commissioner Joseph Esposito announced on April 20 the installation of new, corrected Coastal Evacuation Center signage throughout southern Queens and Rockaway. More...

Avella, Weprin, Civic Unveil Renamed Briarwood Station

State Senator Tony Avella, Assemblyman David Weprin, and Briarwood Community Association President Seymour “Sy” Schwartz unveiled the fully renamed, and much anticipated, subway station to the Briarwood residents and commuters at a press conference o More...

Walk 4 Paws Fundraiser, Adoption Event

Bobbi & the Strays will hold its Seventh Annual Walk-A-Thon Fundraiser and Adoption Event, “Walk 4 Paws,” to benefit the lifesaving efforts of their no-kill animal shelters which are located in Glendale, and Freeport, Long Island. More...

Cops: Imposter Stole Copper Cell Tower Wire

Police in Astoria are searching for a man wanted for stealing copper wire from a rooftop cell tower.Cops said the man impersonated a Sprint cell phone employee to make his way to the roof of an apartment building on 42nd Street and 31st Avenue at abo More...

Blaz Targets Unbuckled Cab Riders

The deBlasio administration is proposing a new law that would close a gap in an existing New York State law by requiring front and rear seat passengers of all ages to buckle up when riding in taxi and livery cabs and other for-hire vehicles.Recently More...

2015 Hermes Expo Turns New Page As Messenger Of Business Transactions

Hermes was the Greek god of commerce, son of Zeus and Maia. More...

St. John’s Prep Cleans Up

St. John’s Prep students and school Chaplain, Father Augustine Liju, joined Greening Western Queens and missionaries from the Latter Day Saints in a cleanup of Hoyt Avenue. More...

LIC Real Estate Evaluated

The Long Island City Partnership held its 2015 Real Estate Breakfast in late April, featuring a four-person panel moderated by David Brause. More...

Katz To Provide Assistance On Tax Liens

The upcoming annual New York City sale of tax liens can result in foreclosure proceedings on delinquent properties and Borough President Melinda Katz is offering help to those in jeopardy.  Property owners on the 2015 Lien Sale List must act by More...

Queens Officials Oppose Move NY’s Plan

Queens elected officials issued the following joint statement about the congestion pricing plan proposed by Move NY:  More...

Simotas, UCCA To Host Town Hall At Moving Image

Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas and the United Community Civic Association (UCCA) are hosting the annual Town Hall Meeting to address Community Concerns on Thursday, May 14, from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. More...

Central Astoria LDC To Hold A Housing Workshop

A Housing Workshop will be held at the office of Central Astoria LDC (Local Development Coalition) 25-69 38th St., Astoria 11103 on Thursday, May 14, at 6 pm.  More...

Riding For His Brother In The TD Five Boro Bike Tour

In March of 2014, Jarrod Ashton endured one of the most painful experiences of his life – his brother died of cancer at the age of 40. More...

Queens Through The Eyes Of The Artist

You never know what you’ll see driving around Queens. This artist, Daniel G. daSilva of Ridgewood, puts the finishing touches on his thesis work. More...

Cherry Blossom Varieties

There are more than one hundred varieties of cherry trees in Japan, the majority of which are wild, and native to Japan’s forests. More...

Walk Through Historic Bayside With Queens Historian

Join historian Jason Antos for A Walk Through Historic Bayside on Saturday, May 2, from 2 pm-5 pm.  Wander mindfully through the streets and avenues of Bayside and learn about the rich cultural heritage of the neighborhood.  Come to the Bay More...

Constantinides Calls For Climate Change Education

Councilman Costa Constantinides (DAstoria) rallied on April 22, Earth Day, in support of his Res. 375, which calls on New York state to include climate change in the K-12 curriculum.  More...

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Cops Hunt 36th Avenue Armed Bandit

Police at the 114th Precinct are searching for a brazen armed bandit who flashed a gun during a daylight robbery at a Long Island City cell phone store.  Cops said the gunman entered the T-Mobile store at 31-05 36th Ave. More...

Crime Chat With DA Brown: Cyberbullying

Bullying is often seen as an unfortunate but natural part of adolescence. More...

Dromm Participates In Amida Care Wellness Event

Councilman Daniel Dromm and Joey Pressley, Deputy Chief of Staff of Member Services to City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, visited Amida Care’s “Medicine Necklace” event held on April 15 at the Community United Methodist Chu More...

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