May 20, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

The Final Chapter?

The final chapter of the Forest Hills Barnes & Noble may soon be written. More...

It’s In Queens! (May 21 to May 27)

A three-day model train show headlines this week of activities, followed closely by Brazilian, Irish, and Japanese cinema, plus a documentary on the New York State Pavilion. More...

Garden School Raises Awareness And Two Grand For Nepalese Relief Efforts

Garden School Key Club members presented a check for $2,000 to a representativefrom Adhikaar, a local Queens Nepali support organization to help with earthquakerelief efforts in Nepal. www.adhikaar.org More...

NYC Transportation Projects Must Compete For Funding

New York City faces competition within the Metropolitan New York area for potentially $80 billion-plus needed to fund major capital transportation improvements. More...

Goldfeder’s Grandmother Laid To Rest

The offices of the Gazette regretfully received a sad note from Assemblyman Phillip Goldfeder: More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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

Restaurant of the Week

Riou Seafood Restaurant & Bar

Riou Bar/Lounge and Seafood Restaurant is an unexpected treasure on the block of Steinway between 28th and 30th Avenues in Astoria. More...

Features

$2G For Maspeth Gunman

Police are searching for a violent, armed gunman who robbed workers and stole cash from a safe at a Maspeth auto parts warehouse on May 11.Cops said the gunman entered World Pac Auto Parts at 58th Street and 58th Drive at about 5:30 p.m. More...

Queens Residents Honor Fallen Police Officers

Dozens of Queens residents gathered outside local police precincts last week to honor the memory and sacrifice of police officers slain in the line of duty.People marched, held candlelight vigils and stood in silent pause in tribute to the slain offi More...

Clock Tower Building Wins Landmark Designation

The city Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) last week voted unanimously to approve landmark status for the Long Island City “Clock Tower” building ((Manhattan Bank Building,) ending a year-long battle by preservationists to save the iconic, 83-y More...

Appeals Panel Debates Cannibal Cop’s Fate

A panel of three federal judges is debating whether or not the fantasies expressed by former, disgraced NYPD Officer Gilberto Valle are enough to send him back to prison.Valle, a nine-year NYPD veteran cop was arrested by the federal agents in Octobe More...

Astoria Back-Up Victim Dies

A 63-year-old Astoria man has died of injuries he suffered when a car backed into him on 34th Avenue on May 8, police said.Cops said Favhad Chowdbury, of 29th Street, was crossing northbound on 34th Avenue at about 4:50 p.m. More...

Community Concerns Addressed

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QueensWay Announces New Community Initiative

As an example of the many ways in which the proposed QueensWay Park plans to highlight local businesses and the cultural diversity of the borough, The Trust for Public Land and Friends of the QueensWay announced on May 20 a new community initiative c More...

Greek Art And Culture Transmitted At Spring Art Exhibition & Sale

The Greek Artists Guild held their Spring Art Exhibition & Sale on Saturday and Sunday, April 25th and 26th at the Stathakion Center of the Federation of Hellenic Societies of New York at 22-51 29th St., Astoria. More...

Woman’s Club Of Malba Gifts Whitestone Library

The Woman’s Club of Malba presented $25,000 to the Queens Library Foundation which will be earmarked toward the continued beautification and maintenance of the charming outdoor garden located at the Queens Library’s Whitestone Branch located at 151-1 More...

Political Page

Weprin Quits City Council, Lands Job With Cuomo

In a surprise development, Councilman Mark Weprin is resigning his position in city government, ending a 21-year career as an elected official and taking a job in the Cuomo administration.  More...

Editorials

They Did Not Die In Vain

For those who are impatient for celebration, outdoor fun, sunshine, and vacation, Memorial Day is the traditional start of summer. It is for many a three-day weekend with perhaps a short trip, a barbecue and bathing suit shopping planned.  More...

Letters to the Editor

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Star Journal

Ground Is Broken On Hell Gate Bridge

Welcome to May 1914!  In Veracruz, Mexico, US Marines and Navy sailors engaged in running street battles against Mexican forces fighting American occupation. More...

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