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Elected Officials Warn Of Weekend Blizzard

As the city prepares for what could be a major snow storm this coming weekend, State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. is urging his constituents in southern Queens to be prepared for not only snow, but possible flooding as well. More...

Cops Hunt Bouncer In Knife Attack

Police are seeking help from the public to identify and locate a bouncer who slashed a patron at a Corona bar on January 11.Cops said the pair entered a heated argument when the bouncer suddenly attempted to toss the 53-year-old patron from Mala Noch More...

Text & Drive…And Lose Your License

Police officials are reminding motorists that it is not smart to use wireless devices to text messages while driving.State and city police officers are ramping up enforcement of new, stricter penalties on motorists who text while behind the wheel.&nb More...

Winter Fire Safety Tips: What To Do

Queens fire officials last week dubbed electric space heaters as the “No.1 Winter Killer,” saying they are the leading cause of fires during the winter months.Sparks from electric heaters set off the majority of fires each year, from December to Marc More...

To The Editor:

Corporate Welfare

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Nolan Meets With Grech

Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan recently met with Thomas Grech, Executive Director of the Queens Chamber of Commerce in Albany.  They spoke on many issues, including economic development, assisting local businesses and improving the quality of lif More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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

Restaurant of the Week

Tut’s Hub

The new “Tut’s Hub” is fit for a king. Tut’s Hub is the newest addition to the international dining scene on Steinway Street, at the heart of Astoria. More...

Seniors

Savvy Senior:

How To Make Your Kitchen Safer And Easier To Use

Dear Savvy Senior, What tips can you recommend for making a kitchen senior-friendly? More...

Pill Splitting Dos and Don’ts

Dear Savvy Senior,  Is pill splitting safe? I have several friends who cut their pills in half in order to save money, but I have some concerns. What can you tell me?  Cautious Kim  Dear Kim,  More...

Editorials

Mount Sinai Queens Expands Horizons

We salute the medical industry, specifically Mount Sinai Queens in Astoria, where they are completing a brand-new, state-of-the-art expansion and modernization project due to open shortly. More...

Letters to the Editor

Duh Donald  To The Editor:  “America needs Donald Trump!” The Far Right has claimed for years that the interests of the nation is under attack and American Exceptionalism no longer exists due to Liberal policies and a compliant More...

Features

Upcoming Safety Improvements Along 21st Avenue

Councilman Costa Constantinides, Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas, state Senators Michael Gianaris and Jose Peralta, and city Department of Transportation Queens Commissioner Nicole Garcia announced upcoming safety improvements along 21st Avenue. More...

Deborah Silverfine

Deborah “Debby” Silverfine, Director of Voelker-Orth Museum, Bird Sanctuary and Victorian Gardens is a Brooklyn-Queens native New Yorker. Silverfine joined the Voelker-Orth Museum as its Executive Director in 2008. More...

Two Astoria Models Of Reclamation: MSQ, Socrates Park

Mount Sinai Queens hospital and Socrates Sculpture Park, two notable Astoria mainstays, were agenda items at the Community Board 1 meeting to start the New Year.  “A project 15 years in the making is (now) up,” Caryn Schwab, Executiv More...

CB 1 Gathering Recognizes Arts

The arts were on parade for January’s Community Board 1 cabinet meeting, as museum, theater and film studio executives made their reports in the board room of Kaufman Astoria Studios, where CB 1 District Manager Florence Koulouris presided. More...

Elected Officials Warn Of Weekend Blizzard

As the city prepares for what could be a major snow storm this coming weekend, State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. is urging his constituents in southern Queens to be prepared for not only snow, but possible flooding as well. More...

Call For More Safety At Dutch Kills Intersection

The ride may be getting a bit bumpy for motorists who speed through a Dutch Kills intersection where a young boy was recently struck by a van.City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer visited the site at 29th Street and 39th Avenue last week, whe More...

NYPD Issues Warning On ‘Flat Tire’ Bandits

Queens police officials last week issued a warning to motorists to remain alert to a team of brazen thieves who have ripped off dozens of unsuspecting drivers through a series of “flat tire” scams.In each incident, one of the suspects distracted the More...

View Building Plans On City Website

Queens civics and neighbors are now able to click on a city Website to access plans for new developments in their communities – before the first shovel breaks ground on the projects.  Developers are now required to post drawings of each new More...

It’s In Queens! (Jan. 21 to Jan. 27)

Tony Orlando, who ruled the 1970s with “Tie a Yellow Ribbon” and “Knock Three Times,” gives a concert this week, and the host venue is offering buy-one-get-one free tickets. More...

De Blasio, Farina Say Yes To Public Schools Success

Mayor Bill de Blasio went to the High School for Arts and Business in Corona to make a major announcement concerning improvements in city public schools. More...

Break Gound At Hallets Point

Mayor de Blasio, city Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Vicki Been, Queens officials, residents and The Durst Organization broke ground January 14 on a new development that will bring hundreds of new affordable apartments for lo More...

Political Page

House Passes Meng’s Intern Protection Act

The House has passed Congresswoman Grace Meng’s legislation, the Federal Intern Protection Act, which would make it illegal to discriminate against or sexually harass unpaid interns in the federal government, she stated.  More...

Stavisky Celebrates Passage Of Korean American Day

The Senate unanimously passed state Senator Toby Ann Stavisky’s resolution on January 11 that would proclaim January 13 as Korean American Day in the State of New York. More...

Health Care

9 Tips for Aging Well

Although you can’t stop time, the right type and amount of physical activity can help stave off many age-related health problems. More...

Swap Out Sugar for Better Health

You probably realize that eating too many sugary foods and gaining weight go hand in hand. More...

Power into a New Year With Protein

If the idea of diving into a new year has you feeling more exhausted than invigorated, it may be time to introduce some new strategies to help keep busy days from feeling overwhelming. More...

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