June 15, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Forest Hills Gardens Celebrates Flag Day

Forest Hills Gardens celebrated Flag Day early, on Saturday, June 11. The ceremony commenced with a welcome message by Forest Hills Gardens Corporation (FHGC) Vice President and Master of Ceremonies, Tony Barsamian. More...

An Abomination

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Reminder: Don’t Sweat, Open Hydrants Legally

We’ve all seen them – images of children dancing between bubbles of water from neighborhood fire hydrants. More...

Pastor Charged With Sex Abuse Of Six-Year-Old

A Brooklyn pastor is charged with repeatedly molesting a 6-year-old girl his wife was babysitting in an apartment at the Woodside Houses, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said.James Lowe, 45, pastor of New Mount Zion Baptist Church in Bushwick, More...

Cops Ready To Put Kabash On July 4th Kaboom

Police in Queens are planning to keep a lid on illegal activity over the upcoming July 4th holiday, including the possession, sale and use of illegal explosives (fireworks,) drunk driving and other traffic safety violations.Police officials are warni More...

Cops Hunt Suspect In Six Bank Account Swipes

Police are searching for a man who withdrew almost $4,000 from bank accounts in Astoria and Brooklyn in March and April. Cops said the suspect used stolen credit and debit cards to access his victim’s accounts.  More...

Elected Officials, LGBT & Muslim Community Denounce Orlando Mass Shooting

Councilman Daniel Dromm, NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito (D-NYC), NYC Public Advocate Letitia James (D-NYC), NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer (D-NYC), Muslim Democratic Club of NYC President Ali Najmi, SUKHI NY President Agha Saleh, other ele More...

Memorial Day Celebrated In Forest Hills

A Photo Essay By Robert Schnell

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102nd Children’s Day In Forest Hills Gardens

At the 102nd Children’s Day celebration in Forest Hills Gardens, the children were treated to a pet contest, rides, visits from the NYPD and FDNY, entertainment, a climbing wall and bounce houses. More...

Dutch Kills Bravest Honored For Thanksgiving Rescue

One of Dutch Kills’ Bravest was honored at the FDNY Medal Day Ceremony on June 1, after he put his life in danger to rescue a woman trapped in an out-of-control blaze at an Astoria apartment building on Thanksgiving Eve of 2015.   More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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

Restaurant of the Week

DUE PONTI

RISTORANTE ITALIANO

Due Ponti Ristorante Italiano is a gem of a restaurant with breathtaking views of the waterfront just between the Throgs Neck and Whitestone bridges, hence the name Due Ponti, which means Two Bridges in Italian. More...

Editorials

Happy Father’s Day!

Historically, the role of the father shows changing expectations. In ancient times, as seen in the Bible and other sources, the father’s role was as the ultimate authority of the home, to be obeyed without question by all members.  More...

In Support Of Mayoral Control Of City Schools

I served as Speaker of the NYC Council for 16 years, and together with Mayors Koch, Dinkins, and Giuliani, tried unsuccessfully to regain of control of our own city children in our own city schools. More...

Letters to the Editor

Support DREAM Act Dear Friends, More...

Muslims, LGBT Community Unite To Denounce Violence

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, and Councilmembers Jimmy Van Bramer and Danny Dromm were joined by City Comptroller Scott Stringer, state Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, Public Advocate Letitia James and Councilman Barry Grodenchik at More...

Mural Honors Forest Hills

Under the Continental Avenue Long Island Rail Road trestle in Forest Hills is a mural celebrating the concert series at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills Stadium, including a depiction of The Ramones, a band founded in Forest Hills. More...

Horrific Violence

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Mount Sinai Opens New ED

Mount Sinai Queens welcomed community residents and civic leaders to its expanded and upgraded Stavros Niarchos Foundation Emergency Department (ED). More...

New Sound Stages To Bring New Magic To Kaufman Studios

Officials at the Astoria film production studio that opened more than 32 years ago with “a dollar and a dream” are still dreaming.Construction is slated to begin soon on a new, 4-story building on a parking lot at 34th Avenue and 36th Street that wil More...

Busted Teen Posted Cop-Kill Note

A Richmond Hill teenager was charged last week with plotting to kill NYPD officers, federal authorities said.Ranbir Singh Shergill, 18, allegedly threatened to kill members of his family on May 23, with a gun he purchased in Ohio using a fake ID, cou More...

Dutch Kills Civic Meets, Discusses New Mt. Sinai Emergency Facility

A look at the new Mt. More...

Off The Beaten Trail: The Byzantine Masterpieces Of Russia's Armoury

     The Armoury museum, a Unesco World Heritage Site, has masterpieces of Byzantine civilization that are unknown to mainstream western civilization.  We went to the Armoury on a rainy late September day. More...

CB 1 Addendum Announced For June 21 Meeting

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Governor's Ball Proves Huge Sucess

The first day of Governors Ball was an odd mixture of older acts like Beck and The Strokes, talented up and coming acts like Of Monsters And Men, mixed with groups I'd never heard of doing a variety of originals and fresh covers of old songs. More...

Political Page

Worst Shooting Ever In U.S. Unleashes More Blame Game

This nation was mourning the wanton killing of 50 Americans and a like number of seriously wounded in last Saturday’s worst terrorist attack ever on U.S. soil. More...

Simotas’ Bill To Help Human Trafficking Victims Passes

Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas hailed passage of her bill to help victims of human trafficking in New York State.  More...

Features

Mural Honors Forest Hills

Photos Maria KalliagasUnder the Continental Avenue Long Island Rail Road trestle in Forest Hills is a mural celebrating the concert series at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills Stadium, including a depiction of The Ramones, a band founded in F More...

Muslims, LGBT Community Unite To Denounce Violence

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark- Viverito, and Councilmembers Jimmy Van Bramer and Danny Dromm were joined by City Comptroller Scott Stringer, state Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, Public Advoc More...

Upgraded Wastewater Treatment Improves Air Quality

New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Acting Commissioner Steven Lawitts joined with Councilman Costa Constantinides to announce on June 6th that work has been completed on the installation of aluminum covers and odor control uni More...

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