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Heat’s On When Temps Dip

That nip in the air signals more than post-season baseball in New York City. More...

Dutch Kills Development Features Bicycle Parking

The owner of a former manufacturing plant on 32nd Street in Dutch Kills filed plans with the city Department of Buildings on September 27 to develop a 7-story mixed-use building at the site.Plans call for demolition of an existing, one-story red bric More...

Resident Awakened By Astoria Burglar

An Astoria woman got the shock of her life on July 22, when she awoke to find a burglar inside her 21st Street apartment, police said.Police last week released a surveillance photo (see photo) of the suspect inside the apartment at 21st Street and 26 More...

October Community Board 2 Meeting Hosts Metropolitan Transportation Authority

The Community Board 2 meeting for October was held on the first night of the month.  Several speakers came forward with news announcements, including a Metropolitan Transportation Authority man, who was informed before he spoke that the No. More...

Con Edison:

Chill Your Winter Energy Bill And Warm Up To Savings

With another New York summer in the books, it’s time for home and business owners to prepare their heating systems to run efficiently when winter’s cold hits. And Con Edison wants to help.  More...

Forest Hills Fall Festival

On October 4, the Shop Forest Hills Fall Festival 2015 was in full fall bloom on Austin Street. More than 250 vendors and stores showcased their best jewelry, clothing, collectibles and more, not to mention an abundance of delicious food. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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

Restaurant of the Week

Gossip Coffee

The word is out about Gossip Coffee and you should be spreading the Gossip too. I was lucky enough to visit Gossip Coffee on September More...

Editorials

The Day Europe Met America

Columbus Day is celebrated annually on the second Monday in October. This year, on October 12, it falls exactly 523 years after Christopher Columbus made landfall in the Bahamas, after sailing across the Atlantic for 70 days and nights.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Regulation Is Needed  To The Editor:  The word “inequality” is used quite a bit these days. More...

Keep Shore Boulevard Open For All The People

Shore Boulevard in Astoria Park is probably one of the jewels of the city, certainly of Queens and more specifically Astoria. The view is incomparable and available to all. More...

Sports

Mets Off To The Postseason

The New York Mets are on their way to the Postseason. More...

East Side Access

To The Editor: More...

RFK Bridge Harlem River Lift Span Will Have Intermittent Closures This Friday

There will be intermittent, full closures in both directions at the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge’s Harlem River Lift Span on Fri., Oct. 9 between 12:01 a.m. and 5 a.m. for maintenance work. Each closure will last approximately 15-20 minutes. More...

108th Pct. Reviews COMPSTAT Report

At the first 108th Police Precinct Community Council meeting after the summer break, Commander Captain John Travaglia said that the latest COMPSTAT statistics sustain the belief that crime continues to trend down.  In the statistics for the 108t More...

Victim Snaps Subway Perv

Queens Transit police last week released a photo (see photo) of a man wanted for allegedly exposing himself on an Astoria-bound subway.Cops said a 27-year-old woman spotted the pervert at about 1 p.m. More...

Sunnyside Chamber Hold September Luncheon Meeting

September’s luncheon meeting of the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce, held at Bar 43 on 43rd Street, between 43rd Avenue and Queens Boulevard, welcomed a speaker who was introduced by SCC’s Pat Dorfman as “a genius at digital marketing.”  The speak More...

Resorts World Casino NYC To Host Charity Concert Benefitting Jamaica YMCA

Resorts World Casino New York City will host Crooner Music Fest 2015, a Benefit Concert for the Jamaica YMCA, featuring top R&B artists Ginuwine and 112 with a special presentation by violinist Damien Escobar, on Friday, October 9, 2015 at 9:00 P More...

Nolan Testifies At PS 111 Receivership Hearing

Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan testified at the PS 111 School Receivership Hearing on September 29. The following is her testimony.As the elected representative for the 37th Assembly district I am here to advocate on behalf of PS 111.   More...

It's In Queens (October 8 to 15)

Brian Wilson created a distinctly California sound during his decades with the Beach Boys. But now he’s crossing the country to perform in Queens this week. More...

Political Page

Same Old Story For DA Brown: No Competition For 24 Years

In June 1991, then-Queens District Attorney John Santucci, of Ozone Park, resigned from that office. The Governor at that time, Mario Cuomo, chose Richard A. Brown to fill the vacancy. At that time Brown was a State Supreme Court Justice.  More...

Seniors

Savvy Senior:

How To Reduce Your Medication Costs

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend any tips to help me save on my medication costs? I currently take five different prescription medications that are very expensive even with insurance.   Searching Susan Dear Susan,  More...

Features

Release Photo Of Church Rob Suspect

Police last week released a surveillance photo (see photo) of a man wanted in the burglary of a Sunnyside church. Cops said the man crept into the St. Nicholas Romanian Orthodox Church on 48th Avenue near 45th Road at about 11:30 a.m. More...

Cops Hunt Minor Mugger

Police in Astoria are searching for a baby-faced thief wanted in connection with the robbery of two 14-year-old boys.Cops said the child mugger accosted one of the teens on Eighth Street and Astoria Boulevard at about 6 p.m. More...

Cops Hunt Armed Waterfront Cabbie Thief

Police are searching for a suspect who robbed a cabbie at gunpoint in Long Island City on August 30.Cops said the suspect flagged down a 33-year-old yellow cab driver on 46th Street and Fifth Avenue (on the Long Island City waterfront,) at about noon More...

Star Journal

Political Climate Heats Up For Queens In Fall Of ‘48

The Greater Astoria Historical Society presents pages from the Long Island Star Journal.  Welcome to October 1948!  More...

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