November 18, 2015 RSS feed / Features

Great Neck Plaza BID Holiday Gift Certificate Program

The merchants of Great Neck Plaza have a special gift for shoppers. The Plaza’s Holiday Gift Certificate Program offers an opportunity for holiday shoppers to save money at the Plaza’s local businesses from November 23, through January 31, 2016. More...

Our Prayers Are With Paris

Following terrorist attacks on November 13 in Paris and its suburb of Saint-Denis, an estimated 129 people have died, not to mention leaving 352 wounded, 99 of whom are in serious condition. More...

CB1 Approves Mandatory Inclusionary Housing Programs

The proposed Mandatory Inclusionary Housing program by the Department of City Planning (DCP) has received a go-ahead from Community Board 1, with conditions. More...

Civic Leader Appointed To Queens Library Board

Borough President Melinda Katz this week appointed John Ottulich to the Queens Library Board of Trustees. More...

Internet in Bloom For The Layperson

The press is the only industry mentioned in our Constitution. Lately, journalists have a glut of newsworthy stories to choose from – including one that may end the Constitution and US sovereignty, as we know it. More...

Two NEA Jazz Masters At Work

There was no absence of irony when Jimmy Heath announced that “Old Folks” would be the NEA Jazz Masters’ next song. More...

Another Shake Shack Is Coming!

The Queens Gazette recently learned that the third Shake Shack is coming to Forest Hills. The first opened at JFK Airport and the second is at Queens Center Mall. More...

Mediterranean Foods Grand Opening Celebration

Mediterranean Foods, an expanding specialty food market in Astoria, opened the doors to its third location with an official Grand Opening ceremony on Thursday, November 12. The address is 22-78 35th Street.  More...

Sudhalter To Perform Jazz At Steinway Reformed Church

Saxophonist/flutist Carol Sudhalter, one of New York’s premiere woodwind doublers, takes the stage at Astoria’s historic Steinway Reformed Church on Sunday, November 22 at 6 pm leading a six-piece ensemble in an evening of music composed More...

St. Nicholas Agape Gala

The Greek Orthodox Shrine Church of St. Nicholas in Flushing held its Agape Gala, celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the founding of St. Nicholas Parish. More...

St. Francis Prep Celebrates Thanksgiving By Giving

On Thursday, November 12, and Friday, November 13, Saint Francis Preparatory School students listened to presentations from local community leaders regarding the invaluable work being done by their respective agencies. More...

Queens Library At Arverne’s Healthy Holiday Traditions

Queens Library at Arverne and the Friends of the Arverne Library will present a full month of programs and special events in December: Healthy Holiday Traditions from Around the World. December is a traditional time to eat, drink and be merry. More...

Help ID 36th Avenue Uber Robbers

Police are seeking help from the public to identify and locate the man in the photo and his three accomplices.  Cops said the Uber driver was in his car on 36th Avenue near 32nd Street at about 4:30 am when three men and a woman climbed into the More...

Peralta Pushes For Road Safety On Roosevelt Ave.

State Senator Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst), Make Queens Safer and community leaders on November 13 urged the city Department of Transportation to design a new configuration on and around the dangerous intersections of 90th Street, Roosevelt Avenue More...

Time Warner Cable’s New ‘Experience’ Store In Astoria

Time Warner Cable (TWC) held a grand opening on November 12 for a new experience store located in Astoria. More...

Mayor Holds Town Hall On Education

Mayor Bill de Blasio held the second town hall meeting of his administration in Jackson Heights at PS 69 on education, in the home district of Councilman Daniel Dromm, Chair of the City Council Education Committee. More...

SHAREing & CAREing Honors Those Who Help And Heal

More than 300 people gathered for the annual awards dinner and silent auction to benefit SHAREing & CAREing, which was held in the main ballroom of Riccardo’s by the Bridge in Astoria. More...

Jefferson Democratic Club Honors WWII Veteran

At its November 12, meeting, the Jefferson Democratic Club paid tribute to World War II veteran Lt. Thomas Dent of Little Neck. Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein presented Lt. More...

Shop Small On Small Business Saturday

Created in 2010 in response to Black Friday, Small Business Saturday follows Black Friday of each year, and this year falls on Saturday, November 28. More...

Local-Express

‘Wildman’ Steve Brill

Naturalist-author “Wildman” Steve Brill is America’s go-to guy for foraging. More...

NYC Parks Announces Emerging Artist Award Winner

NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks program announced Wendy Klemperer as the 2015 recipient of the Clare Weiss Emerging Artist Award. Shadow Migration is a site specific installation of 13 steel animals including deer, fox, bear, wolf and others. More...

Gilbert and Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore To Open At QPAC

Capping off the fall season of Queensborough Community College QPAC’s 50th Anniversary is Gilbert and Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore, an early satire that helped shape the course of modern musical theatre. More...

Simotas Honors Summer Readers

Local students who successfully completed the 2015 “Summer Reading Challenge” were honored by Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas at her annual event which was held last week. More...

The Pulpit

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LaGuardia Photographic Arts Exhibit: ‘Not A...’

“Not A...” is a portrait photo series taken by Ricardo Aca, a graduate of LaGuardia Community College’s highly-regarded commercial photography program. More...

Shelter Arrest Heightens Neighbors’ Concerns

Police last week arrested a resident of a Dutch Kills homeless shelter, charged with assaulting a fellow resident.  More...

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