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New Cadets Introduced At 108th Precinct Community Council Meeting

The 108th Police Precinct community council’s meeting for April began with Commander Captain John Travaglia’s introduction of four Police Academy students, assigned temporarily to the command to get some first-hand experience.  He then announced More...

Goldfeder To TLC: Put The Brakes On Expressway Parking

Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder is calling on the city to combat roadside standing and stopping by for-hire vehicles. More...

Off The Beaten Track: Dining In St. Petersburg Russia

We had a game plane in Russia: sample the cuisine. “St. Petersburg is like the Baltic states,” said one hotel administrator. I saw an affluent middle class moving towards capitalism. We went to a few restaurants. More...

Court Nixes Halloran Appeal

The New York Federal Appeals Court last week denied an appeal by disgraced former City Councilmember Dan Halloran to overturn his 10-year prison sentence.Halloran, who surrendered to federal prison officials in June 2015, had asked the court to toss More...

Fake Construction Worker Waned In Failed Bank Rob

Police are continuing their search for a man who, dressed as a construction worker, attempted to hold up a bank in Astoria on April 26.Cops said the suspect walked into the Sussex Bank on Astoria Boulevard at about 4 p.m. More...

Judge Orders Psych Test For Corona ‘Mob’ Mom

The wife of an alleged mob associate could avoid prosecution on federal drug smuggling charges if she is found mentally unfit to stand trial, authorities said.An attorney for Eleanora Gigliotti last week told a Brooklyn Federal Court judge that numer More...

‘Supertall’ Tower To Overshadow Citicorp Building

A new, 79-story, mixed-use tower will soon overshadow the Citicorp Tower and Tower Two in Long Island City. More...

38th Avenue Development To Rise Six Stories

Work is underway to transform a former commercial building into a six-story residential building in the heart of the Dutch Kills community.The building, located on 38th Avenue between 33rd and 34th Streets in Long Island City, is being converted from More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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

Restaurant of the Week

The Thirsty Koala

For a taste of Australia (without the jet-lag), make your way over to the Thirsty Koala. More...

Seniors

Savvy Senior:

Elder Mediation Can Help Families Resolve Caregiving Conflicts

Dear Savvy Senior,Are there any services that you know of that help families resolve caregiving conflicts? More...

Features

Van Bramer, Community Protest Train Noise

About 500 Long Island Rail Road and Amtrak trains pass back and forth daily between Sunnyside and Woodside, along track beds that have existed many years longer than those neighborhoods. More...

Plans Underway To Celebrate Hell Gate Bridge Centennial

When the Hell Gate Bridge was completed in September 1916 it was the longest steel-arch bridge in the world. Its construction, using more steel than the Manhattan and Queensboro Bridges combined, began in 1912.  More...

CITG Community House Supply Drive For Ecuador Relief

The Church-in-the-Gardens (CITG) Community House of Forest Hills Gardens, through the efforts of its Chair Jack Seng, and Past Chair Lily Zivkovic, gathered at the CH on Saturday, April 30 and along with volunteers, transported donations to the Consu More...

Pro Tennis Returns To West Side Tennis Club

With Mylan World TeamTennis (WTT) heading to the West Side Tennis Club, this summer will mark the return of professional tennis to the historic courts in Forest Hills, which last hosted the US Open Tennis Championships in 1977. More...

Jackson Heights Woman Faces Two Years For Animal Abuse

A 48-year-old Jackson Heights woman is facing two years in prison for failing to care for 55 cats, 12 dogs and two turtles, who prosecutors said were living in “deplorable conditions” inside her 82nd Street home.Elizabeth Grant was arraigned on April More...

It’s In Queens! (May 5 to May 11)

Mother’s Day is approaching, and mom would love to spend some time in the borough. She could go to a poetry workshop on maternal love or a concert inspired by her grace. More...

Team Goldfeder Braves The Elements At 5 Boro Bike Tour

For the second year in a row, Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder and his dedicated staff joined thousands of cycling enthusiasts in completing the TD 5 Boro Bike Tour. More...

Cops Hunt Copper Thief

Police are asking for help from the public to identify and locate a man wanted in connection with an Astoria construction site burglary.Cops said the man climbed over a fence at a construction site at 25-35 31st Avenue at about 4 a.m. More...

Cops Hunt ‘Groin Grab’ Subway Pervert

Police are searching for a perverted straphanger who placed his hand on the groin of a female E train rider on March 22.Transit police officials said the man approached the 38-year-old victim at about 4:40 p.m. More...

Dial ‘511’ For MTA, Travel Information

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and the New York Sate Department of Transportation are reminding city straphangers and all New Yorkers that they can dial 511 for assistance with any MTA-related question.   More...

Plans Filed For12-Story Residential Building

Owners of a parcel at 41-41 24th Street in Long Island City have filed plans to develop a 12-story residential building at the site.Plans call for 24 apartments on 19,851-square-feet of residential space. More...

Second Man Convicted In Astoria Extortion

A 40-year-old Queens man was found guilty on April 26 of extorting “protection payments” from three Astoria restaurant and nightclub owners.Redinel Dervishaj was found guilty after a trial in Brooklyn Federal Court, where prosecutors presented eviden More...

38th Avenue Development To Rise Six Stories

Work is underway to transform a former commercial building into a six-story residential building in the heart of the Dutch Kills community.The building, located on 38th Avenue between 33rd and 34th Streets in Long Island City, is being converted from More...

Maloney Encourages Literacy

Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) delivered more than 250 new books to schools in New York City School District 30 recently, in an effort to boost literacy and a love of reading in New York schools. Rep. More...

Political Page

Presidential Primaries Near Exciting Conclusion

Donald Trump needs only about 250 more delegates from 10 states still to hold presidential primaries that would put him over the 1,237-delegate mark that would make him the Republican Party nominee in the 2016 presidential election.  More...

N.Y. 2016 Elections (Non Presidential Variety)

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Editorials

Happy Mother’s Day, We Love You!

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 8, the day we honor the woman who gave us life from her own life, nurtured us from the moment of our conception and would happily continue to do so for the rest of our lives. More...

Prevent Another Tragedy

While we recognize the need for individual freedom, we agree with U.S. Senator Charles Schumer’s proposal to have those at risk provided with tracking devices, in case of emergency, as a powerful way to avoid the worst of tragedies.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Noise Barriers Needed A copy of this letter was received at theQueens Gazette.April 26, 2016Thomas F. Prendergast, Chairman &CEO, MTA2 BroadwayNew York, NY 10004Re: Request for a Sound barrierLIRR Tracks, Barnett AvenueSunnyside, NY More...

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