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Mobile Library Tour Celebrates National Library Week

National Library Week will be held from April 10 – 16, with April 13 being National Bookmobile Day.    More...

Assemblymen Braunstein & Kim Receive Broadway-Flushing Historic Plaques

Assemblyman Edward Braunstein proudly displays a bronze plaque which he purchased to hang in his district office. More...

Miller Honors St. Thomas The Apostle School’s Students

This past Thursday, April 7, 2016, Assemblyman Mike Miller visited St. Thomas the Apostle School in Woodhaven to award the Student of Month Certificates and congratulate the winners. More...

Forest Hills To Debut Its Very Own Shake Shack

Shake Shack is coming to Forest Hills. The new store at 71-24 Austin Street marks the fourth Queens locale; with the first opening at JFK Airport, the second at Queens Center Mall and the third at Citi Field. More...

DA: Six-Figure Siphon Sparked Acid Attack

A man who tossed a caustic liquid in the face of a Queens nonprofit director did so as part of a conspiracy to cover up the theft of $750,000 from the group, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said.Jerry Mohammed, 32, is facing 25 years in prison More...

Call To Increase Safe Crossings

Pedestrian safety advocates and city residents filled a City Council chamber recently to show their support of a measure designed to protect people crossing at intersections throughout the five boroughs.The measure, introduced by Public Advocate Leti More...

Last Minute Tax Woes

  Officials at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are warning last minute taxpayers to beware scams most often used by con artists who are out to steal your identity, cash and sense of security.The scammers are out to get you at this time of yea More...

Spunky Senior Thwarts Attack

Police last week arrested a 37-year-old homeless man who allegedly followed an elderly Astoria woman into her apartment building on April 3 and touched her leg.Cops said Basillios Limberis followed the 76-year-old woman into the building on 25th Aven More...

DeBlasio, Bratton Attend NLCS Champion Mets Home Opener

The 2015 National League defending champion New York Mets opened the season at CitiField by defeating the Philadelphia Phillies 7-2 behind a strong pitching performance by Jacob deGrom who was on call to join his wife who is expecting their first chi More...

Eleventh Long Island City Partnership Real Estate Breakfast Is Held

The 11th Long Island City Partnership real estate breakfast was held last Wednesday in the Con Edison Learning Center on Vernon Boulevard, drawing such a large crowd  that some of the spillover attendees had to be detoured to a nearby audio room More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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Restaurant of the Week

CURRY & CO. INDIAN GRILL

For a unique concept in quality Indian “fast food” cooked slowly, you must try Curry & Co. on Union Tpke in New Hyde Park. Curry & Co. opened in January and is the brain child of two successful restaurateurs and franchisors: Mr. More...

Seniors

Savvy Senior:

How To Calculate Your Retirement Number

Dear Savvy Senior,Can you help me calculate about how much my wife and I need to save for retirement? We are both in out late-fifties and want to see where we stand.Looking AheadDear Looking, More...

Editorials

Oppose Select Bus

A copy of this letter was received at the Queens Gazette. April 5, 2016 Polly Trottenberg NYC DOT Commissioner 30-30 Thomson Avenue Long Island City, NY 11101 Dear Commissioner Trottenberg:  More...

Rock The Vote, Now!

If you are registered and we sure do hope you are, be prepared to get to the polls on April 19, for the primaries. New York counts for 291 Democratic delegates, and 95 Republican, quite a big boon to winning candidates. More...

Civic Participation Must Be Open To All

When I began my work as a Council member, I arrived with the clear understanding that no matter the age, race, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation, all New Yorkers should be at the center of the conversations and decisions that shape our City. More...

Star Journal

World War II, And Ships Of War Built In 1942 Queens

A The Greater Astoria Historical Society presents pages from the Long Island Star Journal. Welcome to April 1942! April 1942 saw the world engulfed in conflict for the second time in less than 30 years. The infamous More...

CALDC Housing Workshop

The Central Astoria Local Development Coalition, a not-for-profit organization, is conducting a Housing Workshop at Sunnyside Community Services located at 43-31 39th Street in Sunnyside on Tuesday, April 19, at 6 pm. The workshop will educate t More...

Christ The King High School Celebrates A Golden Jubilee

Christ the King High School welcomed home its first graduating class last month.  In attendance were 140 members of the Class of 1966 who came from all over the country to celebrate the 50th  Anniversary of their graduation.  They came More...

112th Pct, Community Council Hold Annual Street Fair

112th Precinct Community Council and 112th Precinct held their Second Annual Street Fair Sunday, April 10, on Queens Boulevard, between Yellowstone Boulevard and 70th Avenue (next to McDonald Park). There was shopping and safety information. More...

Modern Spaces Appoints Dana Frankel As Director Of Business Development & Community Relations

Real estate brokerage company Modern Spaces announced today that Dana Frankel has been hired as its new Director of Business Development and Community Relations. More...

Martin Luther School Brings Farmers' Market To Maspeth

Martin Luther School announced that Farmigo is coming to the school. Farmigo is an online farmers’ market and certified Benefit Company, which delivers fresh, seasonal produce sourced from local farms once a week.    More...

It’s In Queens! (April 14 to April 20)

How about some live music? Seven Broadway performers are ready to join the upcoming fun, which includes Irish ballads, jazz, rock-and-roll, string quartets, soul, church bells, a few symphonies, and Son Jarocho. More...

Accomplice Confesses In Knicks Player Attack

A Brooklyn man arrested on an unrelated federal charge has confessed to his involvement in the December 2015 ambush attack on NY Knicks forward, Cleanthony Early.A criminal complaint filed by prosecutors in Brooklyn Federal Court says Delvon Dowling, More...

Kitty Genovese’ Killer Dies In Prison

Confessed killer Winston Mosley’s life sentence ended last month.The man who confessed in a gut- wrenching, hand-written statement to stabbing Kitty Genovese to death in a Kew Gardens doorway in 1964 died on March 28 at the Clinton Correctional Facil More...

Lifesaving Prosecutors Hailed

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown last week offered congratulations to three Queens prosecutors who saved the life of a distraught man on April 1.Brown said Assistant District Attorney (ADA) Andrea Mauro was leaving Borough Hall at about 1 p.m. More...

Cops: Woman Uses Boy To Swipe Stroller

Police are searching for a woman who used a young boy to snatch a baby stroller from the front porch of a Corona home.Cops said the woman told the boy to steal the stroller from the home near 35th Avenue and 97th Street at about 7 p.m. on April 3. More...

City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer Holds Meeting On No. 7 Line Situation

Last week, City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer called another town hall meeting about service on the No. More...

Community Board 2 Hears Application For Sunnyside Gardens

The Community Board 2 meeting for April at Sunnyside Community Services was long, mainly because of a Landmark application for a house in Sunnyside Gardens and a Board of Standards and Appeals application for a fast food restaurant in Woodside.  More...

Celebration Of Independence

The large population of Greek-Americans in Queens had reason to celebrate on April 10 as the Greek Independence Day Parade marched up 5th Avenue to mark the 195th Anniversary of Hellenic Independence.  More...

Political Page

April 19… Terrific Tuesday

Expect Clinton-Sanders, Trump-Cruz Photo Finishes

The 2016 election year – a political junkie’s delight – got the usual send-off with the legendary Iowa caucuses in late February, and Hillary Clinton defeated Bernie Sanders after several recounts, and Donald Trump’s debut was More...

Gazette Primary Endorsements

The Gazette endorses Hillary Clinton to be the Democratic Party candidate for President of the United States in the primary election to be held next Tuesday, April 19.  More...

Donate Food To Charity

In an effort to fight food waste while supporting groups throughout New York who feed the hungry, the NYS Senate has passed legislation (S.854), co-sponsored by Senator Joseph P. More...

Features

Peralta, DenDekker Bill To Expand Traffic Cameras

State Senator Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst) and Assemblyman Michael Dendekker (D-East Elmhurst) unveiled legislation on April 7 to crack down on speeding drivers, in an effort to reduce traffic injuries and fatalities throughout New York City.  More...

MTA Admits It Could Improve Communication With Riders

Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer and rider advocacy group Access Queens held a town hall meeting on April 5 attended by nearly 200 riders of the 7 train, as well as senior officials from the MTA, including New York City Transit President Veronique &l More...

City’s Small Businesses Fight Red Tape With Commission

About two-thirds of small businesses survive at least two years and about half survive at least five years, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. More...

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