April 20, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

“Queens for Ecuador” benefit concert

Senator Peralta, U.S. Rep. Crowley, Assemblymember Moya, other elected officials, La Boom and community organizations and leaders host “Queens for Ecuador” benefit concert for victims of the Ecuador earthquake More...

Congressman Chris Gibson: Almost A Sure Bet To Be Running for NYS Governor In 2018

“If I decide to run against Andrew Cuomo in 2018, I am confident that I will beat him”, 19th CD (which covers near Albany and its eastern, western and southern surrounding areas) Republican Congressman Chris Gibson stated, as we began our interview i More...

Queens World Film Festival “Best of the Fest 2016” Premieres At Resorts World Casino

Resorts World is excited to host the Encore screening of the 6th Annual Queens World Film Festival (QWFF), Best of the Fest, at Central Park Event Space on April 22 with a complimentary 8 p.m. screening. More...

Transit Police Offer Free ‘Gadget’ Etching

Queens Transit cops are offering straphangers a weapon in the war on thugs who snatch electronic gadgets on subways and buses. The program gives bus and subway riders the opportunity to register Smart Phones, iPhones, iPads, tablets, cell phones More...

School Crossing Guard Busted

Police arrested a 48-year-old school crossing guard on April 14 for allegedly beating her 19-year-old daughter.  Cops said Kathryn Paz was arguing with her daughter at their Ridgewood apartment on April 14, when the dispute turned physical More...

Ramones Exhibit At Queens Museum

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz joined a huge crowd of punk rock fans at the Queens Museum for the April 10th opening of the museum’s new exhibit on the Ramones, the legendary punk band from Queens. The exhibit, entitled “Hey! Ho! More...

No Charges For Driver In Maspeth Mow Down

A 25-year-old Queens man remains in critical condition this week after he was run over by a tractor-trailer in Maspeth.Cops said the unidentified man was intoxicated and lying in the street on Borden Avenue at about 4:30 a.m. More...

Cabbie Slasher Wanted In Shelter Murder

Police are continuing their search for an alleged serial slasher who knifed a livery driver in the neck and back on Saturday morning.Cops said William Smith, 53, who robbed and slashed a livery driver in Corona on April 16, is also a suspect in the b More...

Goldfeder, Ulrich Host Rain Barrel Giveaway In Broad Channel

To help families save on their home water usage bills, Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder and Councilman Eric Ulrich teamed up with NYC Department of EnvironmentalProtection to host a rain barrel giveaway at the American Legion. More...

CB 1 Meets At Kaufman

The Community Board 1 cabinet meeting for April brought half a dozen speakers to the board room of Kaufman Astoria Studios to talk about matters ranging from everyone’s energy future to swimming schedules and other sports agendas for this summer in A More...

Launch Party For DAD Magazine At Astoria Bookshop

The Astoria Bookshop is xcited to host local authors, Jaya Saxena and Matt Lubchansky in conversation with the hilarious Michelle Dean for the launch of their first book based off of their column, DAD MAGAZINE.Dad jokes and pun-tastic fun for everyon More...

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Honoring Katz, QSO Founder

Borough President Melinda Katz is shown singing “On My Own” from “Les Misérables,” as part of a free performance of the Queens Symphony Orchestra (QSO) in association with the More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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

Restaurant of the Week

Astoria World Manor

Astoria World Manor has been an icon of catering in the area for 62 years, offering personalized service for all of life’s special occasions. More...

SVL BAR

SVL BAR opened around six months ago and gets its catchy name from the shorthand version of souvlaki. Since then, SVL BAR has been bustling, serving up the best tasting, freshest, juiciest, and healthiest souvlaki and gyros in town. More...

Features

A Shower Of April Birthdays

“April showers bring May flowers”; “Thirty days hath September, April, June and November”…

“April showers bring May flowers”; “Thirty days hath September, April, June and November”… More...

Surprising Titanic Facts

This month marks 104 years since the RMS Titanic sank on its maiden voyage from England to the U.S., a tragedy that shocked the world and inspired decades of searches for its wreckage, several blockbuster movies and endless tales about the passengers More...

‘PEPSI SIGN’ A LANDMARK:

The colorful Pepsi Cola sign, which is an immediately identifying sign of the Long Island City waterfront in Queens, became designated as an official New York City landmark last week by the Landmarks Preservation Commission.  More...

Electeds To Hold Earthquake Relief Gathering

In efforts to assist victims and families of the massive earthquake that shook Ecuador on April 16 and left at least 525 people dead, State Senator Jose Peralta, Congressman Joseph Crowley, other elected officials and community leaders and organizati More...

Poetry Reading Of Night Sky At Astoria Bookshop

The Astoria Bookshop will present Night Sky With Exit Wounds read by the author Ocean Vuong. The reading will be held on May 4 at 7 p.m. at the shop located at 31-29 31st Street in Astroia. More...

Hermes Expo 2016: 25 Years Of Trade, Communication And Culture

Over the past 25 years, the Hermes Expo has been the catalyst in bringing together Greek-American businesses and showing their dynamic nature both locally and internationally.  It has also been a gateway for American businesses to tap into the G More...

Playing The Berimbau To A Different Tune In NYC.

The last think crossing Mario Espindola’s mind when he was growing up in Rio de Janeiro in the 8o’s was moving to America and open a restaurant  with an authentic Brazilian menu in New York City. More...

Trump, Clinton Easy Winners In New York

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton scored easy hometown victories in yesterday’s presidential primary elections throughout New York State, moving both closer to winning their parties’ presidential nominations for the election to be held in November. More...

Ridgewood Dems Commemorate Earth Day At Mtg.

On April 15, the Ridgewood Democratic Club (RDC) held its monthly meeting commemorating Earth Day. More...

Queens Doc Nabbed With Weapons, Ammo

Police arrested an Elmhurst doctor on April 10, after a car stop produced a shotgun and massive amounts of ammunition in his BMW.Police said Alexander Istomin, 50, was pulled over on the afternoon of April 10, after cops spotted him making an illegal More...

NYPD Offers Runner Safety Tips

NYPD officials are reaching out to the public with a series of tops designed to increase the safety of people who run and jog on city streets.“This annual list should be part of a runner’s gear,” police officials said. More...

Corona Stroller Thief Nabbed

Police arrested a 27-year-old East Elmhurst woman on April 7, who is accused of using a young boy to snatch a baby stroller from the front porch of a Corona home.Police said Raysa Duran sent the boy to steal the stroller from s home near 35th Avenue More...

Astoria Heights Woman Thwarts ‘Strip’ Attack

Police are searching for a “sick pervert” who tried to tear the clothing off a 23-year-old Astoria Heights woman on March 13.Cops said the young woman was walking on Ditmars Boulevard near 48th Street in Astoria Heights at about 1:45 a.m. More...

Zoning Discussed At QCC

The topic of zoning issues that concern the borough was the basis of a Queens Chamber of Commerce seminar last week in the Bulova Corporate Conference Center auditorium.  It was led by John Young, director of the Queens Department of City Planni More...

It’s In Queens! (April 21 to April 27)

It’s quantity and quality this week, as the borough hosts top-notch entertainment, including Sudanese music, an arbor fest, a gangster tour, yarn-spinning, and the opening of a world famous night market. Here’s the rundown.   More...

FDNY Releases Official 2017 Calendar Of Heroes

FDNY Firefighters, EMTs and Paramedics from the Official FDNY 2017 Calendar of Heroes signed purchased copies of the calendar on Friday, April 15 at Herald Square in Manhattan.  More...

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No Samaritan Village

A copy of this letter was received at the Queens Gazette. April 1, 2016 Honorable Bill de Blasio Mayor, City of New York City Hall New York, NY 10007 Re: Industrial Development Dear Mr. Mayor, More...

Political Page

Busy Week Ahead For Presidential Hopefuls

Looking ahead, presidential Republican hopefuls Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich, and Democrats Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, will have another busy week ahead, chasing five state primaries which have their elections or caucuses within si More...

Editorials

Why Is This Night Different From All Other Nights?

Passover is the celebration of the Jewish people and their liberation more than 3,000 years ago by God from slavery in ancient Egypt, and their freedom as a nation under the leadership of Moses. More...

Earth Day: The Web Of Life

We have been celebrating Earth Day since March and April of 1970, organized by John McConnell, and US Senator Gaylord Nelson. They have since been merged into the April 22 Earth Day we now celebrate.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Kos Vs. Rockaway Rail To The Editor: I am adamantly opposed to the reactivation of the non-operational, abandoned section of the Long Island Rail Road also known as Rockaway Beach Branch Line (RBBL), and here’s why. More...

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