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Astoria Bank Kicks Off 16th Annual Kids Tools For School Drive

Astoria Bank, Long Island’s fourth largest bank by deposit market share and the second largest community bank headquartered in New York, today announced it will hold the 16th annual Kids Tools for School drive, beginning on August 1.&n More...

Maspeth House Blaze Injures Three

A three-alarm blaze tore through two homes in Maspeth on August 9, injuring two firefighters and a local resident.   Fire officials said a preliminary report indicates the blaze started about 2:50 am in the basement of a home at 52nd A More...

Flash Fore Burns Worker At Maspeth Machine Shop

A city worker was severely burned when a flash fire erupted at a Maspeth machine shop on August 14, fire officials said.The unidentified man was working at the Department of Transportation Maspeth Central Sign Shop on 57th Road near 58th Place when t More...

Van Bramer Welcomes Lincoln Center Local

New York City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer welcomed the Lincoln Center Local 2015 summer series to the Broadway Library branch in Astoria. 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...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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

Restaurant of the Week

Ani Pizza Palace

Ani Pizza Palace may have a small façade, but the pizza, pasta, sandwiches, and entrées are fit for a king. Gregory Makarian has owned More...

Editorials

US Open Keeps Queens In International Spotlight

With the US Open set to begin at the end of this month, on Monday, August 31, the cream of the tennis crop is set to converge at the USTA Billie Jean King Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park for one of the most celebrated sporting events in More...

Letters to the Editor

This Is No Game  To The Editor:  What is right and what is wrong? Seemingly an easy question, but one which in reality is quite difficult. For the answer is too often predicated upon one’s ambitions and personal preferences.  More...

Man Sought In Sunnyside Acid Attack

A 59-year-old St. More...

Astoria Bank Expands Business Banking Team To Support Growth

Astoria Bank, the second largest community bank headquartered in New York, today announced it has added additional staff and expanded its business banking team to support growth and strengthen its offering to business customers. More...

Internet Safety; Preparedness

The Church in the Gardens Community House recently hosted two community safety presentations on Cyber-Bullying and Go-Bag Preparedness. More...

It's In Queens! (August 20 to August 26)

Inspiring, blooming Taiwanese orchids are a main draw this week. Ditto for the LIC Block Party and Flushing Night Out, which will feature a little bit of everything (food, music, art, spontaneous creativity). More...

Worker Retrieves Cash In Steinway Street Robbery

A brazen thief snatched a bag of cash from a woman walking on Steinway Street on July 6, but her co-worker chased –down the crook and retrieved the money, police said.Cops said the 24-year-old woman was walking with her co-worker near 28-56 Steinway More...

Gianaris Reads To Queens Library’s Summer Readers

State Senator Michael Gianaris joined the Summer Reading Club at the Queens Library Broadway branch. More...

Political Page

U.S. Sen. Gillibrand "Extend Zadroga Act"

Standing at the headquarters of the Zadroga 9/11 treatment center in Staten Island, United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, surrounded by permanent Zadroga advocates and World Trade Center first responders, survivors, and doctors and others who More...

Healthy School Meal Standards Needed

United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Congresswoman Grace Meng, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and school nutrition advocates joined students at IS 5 The Walter Crowley Intermediate School summer meals program recently to highlight the nee More...

Gianaris Visits Sunnyside Seniors

“It is always a pleasure to visit with our seniors, who have done so much to make our community great. More...

Features

Internet In Bloom For The Layperson

In the year 2000 the United States gained the unique distinction of incarcerating more people than any other nation. More...

New Approval For School At White Castle Site

City and local officials are close to signing off on a proposal to build a new public school on a site in Jackson Heights that was formerly occupied by the founders of the original “belly bomb.”The City Council Subcommittee on Landmarks, Public Sitin More...

It’s Business As Usual For Queens Pathmark, Waldbaum’s Stores

There’s good news for Pathmark and Waldbaum’s shoppers in Queens.The Pathmark Super Store on Farrington Street in Flushing and the Waldvaum’s Supermarket on 31st Avenue in East Elmhurst are currently open for business during regular store hours, a sp More...

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