February 24, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Venture Capital Big Ken Abramowitz: An Unlikely Groupie

“In a sense you could say I behave like something of a groupie when I    More...

Constantinides On W Train Returning To Astoria

Council Member Costa Constantinides said, “The proposed resurrection of the W line is welcome news for our residents and long overdue. When the W was taken out of commission in 2009, we held a funeral and called for the service to stay. More...

Chief Goldfeder Honors West Hamilton Vollies At Annual Dinner Dance

State Assembly Member and Honorary Battalion Chief Phil Goldfeder celebrated the vollies of the West Hamilton Beach Volunteer Fire Department at their 88th Annual Dinner Dance. More...

Tennis To Return To Forest Hills

Mylan World TeamTennis (MWTT) league announced they are bringing tennis back to Forest Hills. The inaugural New York Empire team is set to play at Forest Hills Stadium at the West Side Tennis Club, which has not seen tennis since 1977. More...

Professor Believes Greek Language Will Ednure

    “We could say that the future of the Greek language is not expected to be either favorable or bleak. I do not share at all the pessimistic voices of purists and doomsayers. More...

Cops Offer ‘Common Sense’ Crime Prevention Tips

Police officials are urging Queens residents and business owners to install some simple crime prevention measures designed to deter crooks and criminals from preying on unsuspecting victims.“Don’t become a target for thieves and other criminals,” pol More...

DOT Proposes New Safety Measures For Thomson Avemie

City transportation officials announced plans for the reconstruction of a deadly street outside LaGuardia Community College, where a 16-year-old high school student was killed and three others were seriously injured in March 2013.Department of Transp More...

Plan 10-Story Office Tower For Dutch Kills Corridor

The owner of a parcel of land at 30-20 Northern Boulevard has filed plans to develop a 132-foot-tall commercial building at the site located in the Dutch Kills section of Long Island City.Plans for development of the 10-story tower between 40th Avenu More...

Sierra Still Missing

The family of Sierra Shields, 30, missing since January 14 sent a letter to the Gazette on Friday, February 20. As we reported in the Gazette January 20 issue Ms. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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

Restaurant of the Week

La Vigna Italian Restaurant

Like grapevines themselves, La Vigna Italian Restaurant changes with each season. More...

Editorials

Ready To Take The Leap?

This year has 366 days, thanks to its being a Leap Year. More...

Letters to the Editor

Better, Cheaper Than BQX To The Editor: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced plans for a streetcar line that would connect Brooklyn and Queens, running along the East River. More...

Star Journal

King Tut, Motion Pictures And Radio All The Rage In 1924

The Greater Astoria Historical Society presents pages from the Long Island Star Journal. Welcome to February 1924! More...

Paul Simon Returns To Forest Hills

Legend Paul Simon will return to his native Forest Hills to play at Forest Hills Stadium on June 30 for the climax of his 2016 summer tour. More...

St. Michael's Cemetery To Present Beatles Symphonic Tribute

On February 27 at 3 p.m. the sounds of The Beatles will be heard over the landscape of St. Michael's Cemetery. More...

Honorees For 89th Memorial Day Parade Announced

The honorees have been announced for the 89th Annual Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade: three-star retired United States Marine Corps (USMC) Lieutenant General Richard P. More...

It's In Queens! (February 25 to March 2)

It’s Leap Year, and the joint is jumping. This high-flying week includes ballet, boxing, Mardi Gras-related fun, a meat festival, and a large portion of music and film. Here’s the rundown.  Feb. 25, Mask Making, 12:30 pm. More...

Lil' Kim Sells Out Resorts World & BBD With Valentines Day Concert

This past Sunday on Valentine’s Day, February 14, at 5 p.m., Resorts World Casino New York City (RWNYC) hosted a sold-out performance by Lil’ Kim and Bell Biv Devoe (BBD) for one of the biggest Valentine’s Day parties in casino history.  More...

To The Editor:

Carnage In Syria

The carnage in Syria continues on as Russian and Syrian warplanes are bombing areas where there are hospitals and schools, killing scores of innocent civilians, including many children. More...

Memorial In Volos Asia Monir Catastrophe Hero Asa K. Jennings

 On February 14th, the City of Volos, Greece, honored Asa K. Jennings for saving the Greeks from Smyrna and Asia Minor in 1922-23.  He was represented by his grandson, Mr. Roger L. Jennings. More...

Hunt Three Brutes In Anti-Gay Beating

Investigators at the NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force have joined forces with detectives at the 115th Precinct Squad in their search for three men who robbed, beat and brutalized a 31-year-old Queens man on February 17, police said.Cops said the victim wa More...

Woodside Murder Suspect Guilty, Faces Life In Prison

A man charged in strangulation death of a 62-year-old Woodside resident is facing life in prison when he is sentenced in April.Prosecutors said Raymond Epps and the victim, Wayne Graves, met at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan in October More...

Political Page

Clinton, Trump Winners

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were victorious in their latest presidential quests last Saturday, Clinton defeating Bernie Sanders in Nevada and Trump prevailing over Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz in South Carolina. More...

Book Review

Local Author’s Children’s Book On Magic Of Poetry

Rego Park-based author Elizabeth Uhlig’s latest release, The Magic Chain, a rhyming picture book, which teaches young readers about the beauty of rhyming poetry. More...

Features

Traffic Safety Mitigation Plan Around Astoria Park

Traffic safety mitigation measures will soon be implemented on the streets surrounding Astoria Park. More...

Val Kinzler

Growing up in Douglas Manor, after her parents moved the family from Whitestone when she was just a year old, Val Kinzler was the only girl in a family of four boys. More...

De Blasio Details Brooklyn- Queens Connector Plans

Mayor Bill de Blasio joined tenants of NYCHA’s Red Hook Houses, transit leaders, elected officials and civic groups to detail a new streetcar service: the Brooklyn-Queens Connector (BQX). More...

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