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Resorts World Casino To Introduce Video Blackjack

Resorts World Casino New York City (RWNY), the number one grossing slot casino in the nation, will add video blackjack tables to the gaming floor this fall, company executives announced today. More...

Sunnyside Street Co-Named In Honor of Luke Adams

On August 8, New York City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer, members of Community Board 2, elected officials, community leaders and local residents celebrated the life and legacy of Luke Adams by co-naming 46th Street in Sunnyside in his hono More...

Forest Hills National Night Out Against Crime

On August 4, Forest Hills joined thousands of communities throughout the United States to celebrate National Night Out Against Crime. More...

Inspiration In Forest Hills Gardens Station Square

Artist at work in Forest Hills Gardens Station Square. More...

Horse Force Going Strong In Queens

Members of NYPD Mounted were stationed at a recent Forest Hills Tennis Stadium concert in Station Square. More...

KNICKS READ TO ACHIEVE’ SUMMER READING PROGRAM AT LEFRAK CITY BRANCH OF QUEENS LIBRARY

KNICKS ALUMNUS JOHN STARKS AND NYC COUNCILWOMAN JULISSA FERRERAS PARTICIPATED

With a focus on promoting reading and literacy, Optimum Community and Madison Square Garden today brought the 9th annual “Knicks Read to Achieve” summer reading program to the Lefrak City branch of the Queens Library.  Participating in the event More...

Viewpoint: Transfiguration Church In Mattituck, New York FeastDay

          Unity, reaffirming the bonds of culture, language and religion were experienced in Ancient Greece in the Olympics. More...

Hunt Suspect In Senior Pipe Assault

Police are searching for the heartless thug who struck a 74-year-old man with a metal pipe as he was parking his car on Jackson Heights street on July 11. More...

DeBlasio Signs Cardillo Way Into Law

On August 10, Mayor Bill deBlasio signed legislation co-naming 51 thouroughfares and public spaces in New York City. More...

History Created At Transfiguration Church Mattituck For 375th South Town Anniversary

George Moustakas achieved the rank of Eagle Scout from Boy Scout Troop 268 in flushing, NY.during the 375th Anniversary of Southold Town. He was honored by Rev. More...

QCC Holds ID Theft Forum

An informational forum last week at Queens Chamber of Commerce headquarters took up the topic of identity theft.  Delivering the address at the Bulova Center in East Elmhurst was Frank Ruggieri, a certified public accountant with an office in La More...

Community Calendar

AUGUST 16: ECO FLOATING LANTERN FESTIVAL COMES TO EAST RIVER

“EcoBon” Brings Environment into Japanese Summer Rite

HarborLAB, Gantry Plaza State Park, Hunters Point South Park, and Fairleigh Dickinson University have partnered to produce the kid-friendly EcoBon Floating Lantern Festival: Reflections on a Peaceful and Healthy Planet. More...

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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

Restaurant of the Week

LENG THAI

This quote from their website tells the whole story: “Our father's name was "Leng." His exotic recipes have traveled a long way from opening his own restaurant in Bangkok in 1942. More...

Editorials

Summer In Queens – A Bon Vivant’s Paradise

Now that summer is in full swing, we hope everyone is taking advantage of all that our famous and mighty borough has to offer.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Trump’s Hubris  To The Editor:  More...

Correction

In regard to last week’s article, “LaGuardia Airport To Rise Like A Phoenix By 2021,” by Richard Gentilviso (www.qgazette.com/news/2015-08- 05/Features/LaGuardia_ Airport_ To_ Rise _Like_ A_ Phoenix_ By_ 2021.html), Mr. More...

DOHMH To Spray Mosquitoes

The city Department of Health and Mental Hygiene confirmed on August 16 the season’s first human case of West Nile virus (WNV) in a Brooklyn man who was hospitalized with viral meningitis. More...

Man Wounded In Gunfire At Astoria Houses

A 45-year-old man remains in stable condition at Elmhurst Hospital Center this week, after he was wounded by gunfire at a local housing project.Police said the unidentified victim was walking near a building at the Astoria Housing Project on 27th Ave More...

Throgs Neck Bridge Weekend Work Lane Closures

Up to two Bronx-bound lanes at the Throgs Neck Bridge will be closed this weekend, Aug. 14-17 for asphalt and binder work on the bridge.

One Bronx-bound lane will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday through 5 a.m. Monday.   On Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, a second lane will be closed as follows:  10 p.m. Friday until 7 a.m. Saturday  10 p.m. Saturday to 7 a.m. More...

Bricks On Broadway

Police and firefighters responded to 911 calls from passersby who spotted bricks falling from the front of a building at 32-17 Broadway on August 4. More...

Constantinides Allocates $1.5M For Next PB Cycle

Councilman Costa Constantinides has set aside $1.5 million in discretionary funds for the next cycle of participatory budgeting, increasing the allocation by 50 percent compared to the previous cycle. More...

Miller, DEP, Kiwanis Sponsor Rain Barrel Giveaway

On August 8, the Department of Environmental Protection and Assemblyman Mike Miller (D-Woodhaven) hosted their first Rain Barrel Giveaway. The giveaway took place at the Glendale Community Garden located at 74-10 88th St. More...

It’s In Queens! (Aug. 13 to Aug. 19)

A concert by Santana is the week’s highlight, but Yo-Yo Ma and even the Beatles make appearances. These events are joined by countless outdoor activities, such as movies, music, water fun, 19th century crafts and a honey festival. More...

Astoria Supermarket Wallet Swipe

Police are searching for a man who swiped a woman’s cell phone an wallet from a checkout counter at a Steinway Street supermarket.Cops said the 21-year=ld victim was shopping at the Met Supermarket on Steinway Street near 34th Avenue at about 4 p.m. More...

New Names For Court Square Streets

The decades-old Court Square neighborhood in Long Island City has outgrown its name, City Council Speaker Jimmy Van Bramer said.A bill introduced by Van Bramer that calls for the subdivision of Court Square was unanimously approved by the City Counci More...

No Charges For Driver In Multi-Car Astoria Accident

A late model BMV sports sedan spun out of control at an Astoria intersection on August 2, veered the wrong way down a one-way street and slammed into 19 parked vehicles before coming to a stop, law enforcement sources said.Sources said the BMW was tr More...

What Cuisine Is Served In Greece This Summer?

Hospitality is a key element of Greek society. A Greek Family presents the best of Greek Cuisine. More...

SJU's Rachel Daly & Georgia Kearney-Perry Named Among National's Best

Rachel Daly and Georgia Kearney-Perry, students at Saint John’s University (SJU), have received national recognition in the buildup to the 2015 women’s soccer season. More...

Raimonda Playground Renovation Launched

To launch the $1.5 million renovation of Paul Raimonda Playground in Astoria last Wednesday, Queens Commissioner of the Department of Parks Dorothy Lewandowski, City Councilman Costas Constantinides and local officials and activists gathered at the s More...

Political Page

DA Brown, Feds Eye Drones Danger

Citing the recent reports of drones invading the air space at John F. More...

Support For Renaming Post Office After LGBT Advocates

Congressman Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx), Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus, announced recently that he has secured support from all 27 members of New York’s Congressional delegation to rename the Jackson Heights Post Office in honor of More...

Book Review

Astoria Resident Pens Political Commentary

Mario Paul’s I Was Just Thinking is a collection of guidelines and viewpoints about the current state of our nation.  The Astoria resident has penned a 69-page book that covers everything from American politics and the economy to baby boom More...

Features

QUEENS TEENAGER CHARGED IN CROSS ISLAND PARKWAY CRASH INVOLVING SCHOOL BUS, NYPD VEHICLE AND ELDERLY L.I. MOTORIST

Defendant Allegedly Drove At High Rate Of Speed, Weaving In And Out Of Lanes; Two Officers and Long Island Couple Suffer Injuries

Queens District Attorney Richard A.  More...

Arthur Ashe StadiumTo Host Annual Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day

With a newly built roof, and the US Open fast approaching, Arthur Ashe stadium is preparing to host its annual Arthur A More...

OWNER OF QUEENS AUTO BODY SHOP CHARGED WITH TAX FRAUD

Defendant Allegedly Pocketed $125,000 Owed to the City and State

Queens District Attorney Richard A. More...

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