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Smith Surrenders At Pennsylvania Prison

Disgraced former state Sen. More...

Goldfeder Pitches In For Breezy Point Sandy Day Of Service

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder continues the annual traditions when he joined hundreds of Breezy Point families to plant dune grass on the beach in observance of the third anniversary of Superstorm Sandy. More...

It's In Queens! (Nov. 12 to Nov. 18)

The famous GingerBread Lane returns to Queens again this week. Its 500 square feet of sweet goodness will be in good company with classic plays, noir film, performance art, poetry, and Himalayan dumplings. Here’s the rundown.  More...

Crowley, Jackson Lee Write Letter Calling On Fight Against FGM

Congressman Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx), Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus, and Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), authors of the Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Act, announced they led a letter to U.S. More...

Ask Dr. Universe

Why do bees make hexagons in their hives? Why not any other shape? – Aditya, 10, New Delhi, India More...

Katz Swears-In Queens Council On Arts Board Members

As the honorary chairperson of the Queens Council on the Arts, Borough President Katz officiated the swearing-in ceremony for its Board of Trustees members. The Council was founded in 1966 by Borough President Katz’ mother, Jeanne Dale Katz. More...

MetroCard Undervalued

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Top Cops Ramp Up Enforcement Of e-Bikes, Scooters

Top ranking police officials last week confirmed that the NYPD recently ramped up enforcement of operators of illegal electric bikes and scooters and on restaurants that use them to deliver food.  More...

Turkey Day Tidbits

The first Thanksgiving may be significant for bringing together the Pilgrims and Native American Indians. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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

Restaurant of the Week

Martha’s Country Bakery

There’s always something delicious baking at Martha’s Country Bakery. With three locations in Queens and two locations soon to open in More...

Book Review

Gangland New York Revisits Haunts Of Famous Gangsters

Gangland New York: The Places and Faces of Mob History by Anthony M. Destefano gives readers a taste of New York’s underworld by showing where mobsters lived, worked, ate, played and, yes, died. More...

Editorials

Forever Indebted To Our Vets

Ninety-seven years ago, at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, 1918, the guns, grenades and cannons fell silent. “The War to End All Wars” that began in August 1914 ended. More...

Letters to the Editor

How To Improve Schools To The Editor: How can we improve New York City Schools? More...

Star Journal

Silver Screen Entertains; Fire Reigns In 1925 Queens

The Greater Astoria Historical Society presents pages from the Long Island Star Journal.  Welcome to November 1925!  More...

Breaking News - 11/16/2015 12:13 PM

Shake Shack Coming To Forest Hills!

The Queens Gazette has learned that Shake Shack is coming to Forest Hills. The future location has been set to be 71-24 Austin Street.     Stay tuned for more info! More...

Police Announce ‘Zero Tolerance’ Drunk Driving, Holiday Crackdown

Queens police officials this week issued a warning to motorists who party too hard and get behind the wheel drunk over the holidays.  More...

Safety Tips For Outdoor Turkey Chefs

Officials at the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) are urging Queens residents to take extra precautions when lighting up a backyard grill or a deep fryer to cook their Thanksgiving turkey.  More...

Tips For A Fire Safe Turkey Day

With the Thanksgiving holiday just two weeks away, officials at the National Fire Protection Association (NDPA) have issued their annual warning, urging Queens residents to take precautions to prevent turning the Thanksgiving holiday into a real turk More...

WCS’s Queens Zoo Welcomes New Andean Bear

Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Queens Zoo is home to a new female Andean bear (Tremarctos ornatus), the only bear species endemic to South America.The new bear, Nicole, is almost three years old. More...

APEC's Family Pajama Party

In an effort to take back family time this fall, APEC hosted its first Family Pajama Party. Families gathered together to meet Virgil the Turkey, learn turkey facts, and then follow up with a fun turkey craft. More...

Goldfeder Wants More Vets In The Driver Seat

Assemblyman introduces bill recognizing veterans' military driving records for bus driver applications in New York State, eliminating current three-year waiting period Goldfeder proposal inspired by story of Rockaway Park veteran barred by waiting pe More...

Memorial For JHS 157 Teacher

Hundreds of students, parents, teachers and staff of JHS 157 Stephen A. More...

Celebrating Queens Library’s Six-Day Service

Every library in every neighborhood will be open six days a week, beginning the week of November 15. To celebrate, Queens Library invites everyone to free gala programs on Saturday, November 21. Special guests will be joining us on that day. More...

Travel Tips For Happy Holiday Trips

Travel experts at the American Automobile Association (AAA) predict an estimated 100 million Americans will head over the river and through the woods to visit relatives or friends this holiday season. More...

Hunt LIC Guitar Outlet Thief

Police are seeking help from the public to identify and locate a brazen thief who stole an electric drum kit from a Long Island City music store. Cops said the man entered the Guitar Center outlet store on 48th Street near Northern Boulevard at More...

Political Page

Zadroga Advocates Unite As GOP Seeks Program Cutbacks

Members of the New York and New Jersey congressional delegations… united at the 9/11 site last week to voice their opposition to new proposals that would make harmful cuts to health care and compensation for sickened first responders and only More...

Seniors

Savvy Senior:

Roadside Assistance Services For Older Drivers

Dear Savvy Senior, I would like to get my wife and I set up with some type of roadside assistance service in case we get a flat tire or our battery conks out. More...

Savvy Senior:

Adjusted Flu Vaccine Options Available To Seniors This Year

Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about this year’s flu shot? Last year’s vaccine was ineffective at preventing the flu, especially among seniors. What options are available to me this year? Seeking Protection Dear Seeking,  More...

Savvy Senior:

How To Save On Hearing Aids

Dear Savvy Senior,Where can we find affordable hearing aids? My husband needs a set but we can’t really afford to pay the exorbitant prices. Can you help us?Loud-Talking WifeDear Loud, More...

Features

Miller Honors St. Elizabeth Students

On Monday, November 9, Assemblyman Michael Miller (D-Woodhaven) presented Student of the Month certificates to the students of the St. Elizabeth Catholic Academy in Ozone Park. Seen here are Assemblyman Miller, Principal Mr. More...

Vallo Transportation Promotes Anti-Bullying Campaign

Vallo Transportation, an independent school bus company located in Whitestone, raised awareness of student safety both on and off school buses by promoting their No Bullying Zone initiative as October’s National Bullying Prevention Awareness Mo More...

Officials, Vallones Celebrate On Election Night

On Tuesday, November 3, Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas, state Senator Michael Gianaris and Councilman Costa Constantinides gathered with members of the Tamiment Regular Democratic Club for an election night celebration in honor of Peter Vallone Jr., More...

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