December 16, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Woodhaven BID Hosts Santa!

The Woodhaven Business Improvement District hosted Santa Claus on Forest Parkway near Jamaica Avenue for a seasonal visit to the neighborhood this past Saturday, December 12. More...

Christmas Tales And Traditions

Have you ever wondered how large the largest Christmas ornament was? Or what will happen if you sit under a Christmas tree on Christmas Eve?  The following is a compilation of little known Christmas facts and traditions:  More...

Hunt 3 Suspects In Failed Astoria Robbery

Police are searching for a woman and two men who tried to steal a safe from an Astoria 99-Cent store on November 18.Cops said the suspects walked into the store at 35-10 30th Avenue at about 2 p.m. More...

Jackson Heights Man Wanted In Gal Pal Beat

Police are searching for a 29-year-old Jackson Heights man who brutally beat his girlfriend at their Jackson Heights apartment on November 29.Cops said Thomas Rivera, 29, repe3atedly pummeled the 33-year-old woman in the head and face at about 4 a.m. More...

CB 1 Holds Monthly Meeting, Discusses Mental Health

The December meeting of the Community Board 1 cabinet was an occasion for a steady march of representatives of local groups and institutions, spreading the word about mental health and those who unfortunately don’t have it; the homeless and the dange More...

It's In Queens! (December 17 to December 23)

The classic Charles Dickens play A Christmas Carol, holiday craft markets, and concerts featuring seasonal music are shining examples that Queens is ahead of the times. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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

Restaurant of the Week

WINEGASM

Winegasm has been on the Astoria scene for seven years now offering a unique dining, sipping, nibbling, and lounging experience that will keep you coming back again and again. More...

Seniors

Savvy Senior:

How to Plan an Affordable Funeral

Dear Savvy Senior, When my brother died last year, my sister and I had a regular funeral for him and got stuck with a $12,000 bill. Can you recommend some funeral cost cutting tips or cheaper alternatives? More...

Savvy Senior:

Social Security’s Viagra Benefit For Kids

Dear Savvy Senior, I’ve been told that my children, who are 13 and 16 years old, may be eligible for Social Security when I file for my retirement benefits. What can you tell me about this? Older Dad Dear Older,  More...

Features

TWA Flight Center To Be Reborn As Hotel

The iconic TWA Flight Center, a historic structure built in the early 1960s as a symbol of the Jet-Age, will see new life after a decade of desertion.  More...

Queens Leaders Stand With Anti-Muslim Attack Victim

Following the recent assault on Astoria small business owner Sarker Haque of Fatima Food Mart on 21st Avenue in Astoria, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, state Senators Michael Gianaris, Jose Peralta, Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas, Councilman Costa Co More...

Nurses Go Holiday Caroling At Mount Sinai Queens

A-caroling we go, with the University of the Philippines Nurses of the East Coast (UPNEC) and Asian Resource Network Holiday Caroling at Mount Sinai Queens (Mount Sinai Queens Diversity Council) on D More...

The ‘Real’ Story Of Rudolph

When Clement Moore penned his Christmas classic “The Night Before Christmas” in 1822, he wrote of “...eight tiny reindeer” who lead Santa’s sled, delivering toys to children in all corners of the world. More...

St. Pancras Mass In Memory Of Pearl Harbor Victims

On December 7 a Mass was held at St. Pancras Church in memory of those who lost their lives 74 years ago in Pearl Harbor. Seen here are members of the Vietnam Veterans Chapter 32, American Legion members, and Assemblyman Mike Miller. More...

Room 55 Restaurant

Room 55 Restaurant is pleased to announce that and Chef/Owner, Vinny Accardi, will be appearing in the season premiere of the television program Restaurant Startup on CNBC, Wednesday, the 6th of January, 2016 at 10pm EST.  About Restau More...

Cops Nab Man In $4K Guitar Rob

Cops said Steven Proios, 32, was arrested on December 1Police are seeking help from the public to identify and locate a brazen thief who stole a custom Gibson guitar from a Long Island City music outlet on October 18 – two weeks after another man sto More...

Hunt Accomplice In LIC Pipe Attack

Police last week arrested one of two men wanted in connection with the brutal beating of a foreman at a Long Island City construction project, and are actively searching for a second suspect in the attack.Cops said the two men, both former workers at More...

Suspects Wanted In Astoria ATM Rob

Police are searching for three suspects who robbed a man who had just made a withdrawal from an ATM machine in Astoria.Cops said the three suspects watched as the 19-year-old victim withdrew an undisclosed amount of cash from an ATM machine inside th More...

Van Bramer Swears In New Dutch Kills Board Members

The Dutch Kills Civic Association’s December meeting was of course the occasion for its holiday party, but there was a little business to take care of before the sandwiches, beverages and dessert could be enjoyed.  Two officers from the 114th Po More...

Safety Roadshow

Google and Congressman Joseph Crowley paid a visit to Renaissance Charter School to deliver the Online Safety Roadshow, an online safety assembly developed by Google for middle school students.  More...

Political Page

City Council Urges GOP: ‘Support Zadroga’

The 51-member New York City Council has appealed to US Senator Mitch McConnell, the Senate Majority Leader, urging passage of the reauthorized Zadroga Act, which would continue health and compensation benefits for those made sick working to clean up More...

Vallone’s New Department Of Veterans Services Created

This week, Mayor de Blasio signed a historic piece of legislation into law, prime sponsored by Councilman Paul Vallone, effectively disbanding the Mayor’s Office of Veterans’ Affairs (MOV More...

Avella Loses Senate Post As Committee Chair

State Senator Tony Avella, a Democrat, revealed earlier this week that he had been serving as Chairman of the Ethics Committee in the Republican-controlled Senate since last January, but was abruptly removed in May after Senate leader Dean Skelos was More...

Editorials

Brighter Days Ahead

This coming night of Monday, December 21 marks the Winter Solstice in New York. More...

Letters to the Editor

Right Wing Warpath To The Editor: More...

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