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City Parks Foundation Announces SummerStage Kids

Free Performing Arts Events in Queens July 6 - August 18, 2016 More...

Community Cornerstone Business Initiative Launch

NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) Commissioner Gregg Bishop announced the launch of the Community Cornerstone Business Initiative, honoring 23 longstanding small businesses from across the five boroughs with free marketing support and t More...

LAGCC Awards Degrees To More Than 1,500 Graduates

More than 1,500 graduates celebrated earning their associate’s degrees at the 44th Commencement of LaGuardia Community College held on June 13th. More...

‘The Wizard Of Oz’

To The Editor: More...

Dromm, Community Respond To Orlando Shooting

Councilman Daniel Dromm released a statement in response to the June 12th shooting at an Orlando, Florida gay nightclub:“This past Sunday, the LGBT and Muslim communities and all peace-loving people were outraged by the mass shooting that left 49 peo More...

Louis Armstrong’s Birthday Bash Concert On July 4th!

Summer in the city begins on July 4th, Louis Armstrong’s traditional birthday, when the Louis Armstrong House Museum kicks off its signature summer concert series Hot Jazz / Cool Garden now in its 10th year. More...

Constantinides, Boy Scouts Retire Worn American Flags

In honor of Flag Day, City Councilman Costa Constantinides and Boy Scouts of America Troop 65 of the Variety Boys & Girls Club gathered with several worn American flags. More...

Lynne’s Riding Jazz Night

Lynne’s Riding Club is hosting a night of “Dancing in the Dirt” with Cowboy Jazz Night on July 1st. More...

Stavisky, Hevesi Honor Forest Hills HS On Its 75th

State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky (D-Flushing) and Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi honored Forest Hills High School with a Resolution commemorating the school’s 75th Anniversary. More...

Nick’s Bistro Adds Al Fresco Dining

Alfred Vitsentzos and Mario Savvas, co-owners of Nick’s Bistro, announce the restaurant’s new outdoor seating. More...

Sweeping Environmental Protections For Jamaica Bay

In the final hours of this year’s legislative session, Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Broad Channel) and state Senator Joseph Addabbo (D-Broad Channel) secured a five-year extension to landmark legislation preventing the dumping of toxic materials int More...

Astoria Armed Robbery

Police are searching for a man and woman who pulled off an armed robbery on an Astoria sidewalk on May 22.Cops said the 28-year-old male victim was walking near 27th Avenue at about midnight on May 22 when the suspects flashed a weapon, stole his wal More...

Driver Killed In Long Island City Crash

A 53-year-old Glendale man died on June 13, when he ran through a stop sign and was struck by a box truck on Review Avenue, police said.Cops said Bruce Lanzer was traveling southbound on 37th Street at about 8 p.m. More...

Help Cops Find This Sex Fiend

Police are seeking help from the public to identify and locate a man who tried to rape a woman in Corona on May 31.Cops said the victim was walking on 42nd Avenue near Warren Street in Corona at about 5:45 a.m. More...

Hunt Bat-Bash Road Rager

Police are searching for a motorist who attacked a delivery truck driver with a baseball bat in a case of road rage outside an Astoria hardware store on March 25.Cops said the 43-year-old victim left his truck blocking the service road of the Brookly More...

Seek Eyewitnesses In Deadly ‘Flip Crash’

Police are seeking help from the public to determine the cause of a horrific accident that killed two people in Corona on June 13.Cops said the two victims were killed when the car they were riding in flipped off the 111th Street exit on the Grand Ce More...

It’s In Queens! (June 23 to June 29)

Dolly Parton competes with the Ramones, the Grateful Dead, Citizen Kane, a huge flower festival, and the borough’s biggest outdoor festival this week. Live music, senior theater, and a sleepover are also in the mix. Here’s the rundown.   More...

UA Will Continure To Reel 'Em In

Start spreading the news – the United Artists Kaufman Astoria Cinemas 14 won’t be facing a wrecking ball any time soon. More...

Community Calendar

PULPIT FOR 6/29/16

Astoria Adventist Church: •Fridays, 7 pm: Small group video seminar, More About Jesus, with Christian writers and speakers Maurice Venden and Lee Venden. •Saturdays, 3 pm: Bible Study and Prayer Group. More...

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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

Seniors

Savvy Senior:

How To Downsize Your Stuff For A Move

Dear Savvy Senior,Can you offer any helpful tips for downsizing? My husband and I are interested in moving to a condo downtown when we retire, but we need to get rid of a lot of our personal possessions before we can move. More...

Choosing An Appropriate Walking Cane

Dear Savvy Senior, I have severe arthritis in my knee and could use a walking cane to help me get around. Is there anything I should know about canes before I buy one?   Limping Linda Dear Linda,  More...

How to Replace Vital Documents That Are Lost Or Stolen

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you tell me how to go about replacing important lost documents?  My wife and I recently downsized to a retirement community, and somewhere in the move we lost our Social Security and Medicare cards, birth certificates More...

Features

The Future Looks Bright For Astoria Students

Brains and brawn – the boys and girls at PS 70 have it all. Over the past month, PS 70 has excelled in academic and athletic excellence.  More...

Vallone Secures Third Straight Record Budget

On June 14th, the New York City Council passed a budget of $82.1 billion for fiscal year 2017. More...

New Basketball Courts At Woodside Houses

City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer, Annie Cotton-Morris, President of the Woodside Tenant’s Association, and local students cut the ribbon and played an inaugural game on the new $500,000 basketball courts at the Woodside Houses on June 13 More...

Louis Armstrong Festival

Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College announced the third annual Louis Armstrong’s Wonderful World Festival. More...

Queensboro Symphony Returns To Flushing Town Hall

The newly formed Queensboro Symphony Chamber Music Society will return to historic Flushing Town Hall to continue their exciting new chamber music series on Wednesday, June 29th at 11 am. More...

St. John’s Univ. To Establish Real Estate Law Institute

The St. John’s University School of Law will establish The Mattone Family Institute for Real Estate Law funded by a $3.5 million gift from Joseph M. Mattone, Sr., Chairman of the Board, The Mattone Group. More...

Meng Announces Service Academy Selections

Students accepted after being nominated by the Congresswoman Grace Meng (D-Queens) announced on June 20th that eight students from Queens have been accepted to the United States Service Academies after she nominated them to attend the prestigious ins More...

Life Is Sacred

To The Editor: I truly hope that the mayor still is in charge of the DOE. It was successful under our former Mayor, Bloomberg, why must it be changed? More...

Flushing Council On Culture, Arts Holds 37th Annual Gala

The Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts held its 37th Anniversary Gala on June 15th at the historic Flushing Town Hall. More...

‘A New Airport For A New City’

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced on June 16 that construction on the new LaGuardia Airport has begun – marking the first complete rebuild of an airport in the United States in more than 20 years. More...

Woodhaven/Richmond Hill Senior Center’s Art Exhibit

The Open Studio Art Exhibition at the Woodhaven/Richmond Hill Senior Center is the final public event of New York City’s SU-CASA Creative Aging Program. It will be held on Thursday, June 23rd, from noon to 3 pm. More...

Greater Woodhaven’s 37th Anniversary Dinner Dance

The Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation held their 37th annual “Spring into Woodhaven” Anniversary Dinner Dance at the Woodhaven Manor on June 10th. More...

Shake Shack Partners With Queens Community House

The new Shake Shack on Austin Street in Forest Hills has chosen Queens Community House (QCH) as its community partner and will donate to us 5 percent of all sales from its Austin Street Treat Concrete. More...

Nolan Marches In Sunnyside Flag Day Parade

Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan participated and marched in the annual Sunnyside Flag Day Parade.  “I am always honored to participate and march in the annual Sunnyside Flag Day Parade,” said Nolan.  “Thank you to the Sunnyside Kiwanis for or More...

Off the Beaten Track: Peterhof Gardens

      “Does the group want to take the optional tour to Peterhof Gardens,” asked our guide, Olga to our Expressrussia.com/Intourist.com tour. Unanimous! More...

Cops Hunt Gunman In VFW Shooting

Police are searching for a gunman who burst into a private party in Corona on June 10, where he opened fire and shot a man multiple times, police said.Cops said the suspect walked into a Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) hall at 98-08 Northern Boulevard More...

Remembering Father’s Day Firefighters, 15 Years Later

Family, friends and fellow firefighters gathered last week to pay tribute to three firefighters killed in an explosion at an Astoria hardware store 15 years ago.The explosion at Long Island Hardware, located at the corner of 14th Street and Astoria B More...

Hunt Astoria Doc Office Robber

Police are searching for a man who stole a cell phone from an Astoria doctor’s office on June 1.Cops said the suspect was sitting in the office on 31st Street at about 1 p.m. More...

NYPD Applauds Ex-Cop In Bar Shooting

A Queens gunman picked the wrong bar to rob on June 13.Andrew McClean, 24, walked into the Parkside Pub on 149th Street near 14th Road in Whitestone at about 4 a.m. More...

Congresswoman Maloney On 10 Facts About Fathers And The U.S. Economy

To celebrate Father’s Day, Joint Economic Committee (JEC) Ranking Member Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) has released a list of 10 facts about fathers in the U.S., highlighting what they contribute to the U.S. economy and the challenges they face.  More...

Political Page

Threat To Oppose Trump At Convention

According to a recent report, Republicans who do not favor Donald Trump to be their party’s choice to run for president of the United States in this year’s election in November, will support another presidential nominee at the Republican More...

Restaurant of the Week

EL OLIVO

A newly renovated “El Olivo” awaits you with 21 years of history serving the Astoria and Western Queens area with superb Spanish and Continental cuisine, fabulous sangria, cocktails and superior service. More...

Editorials

Happy 34th To Us!

This issue marks our 34th anniversary. After more than 1,760 issues – it is not a round number – we take a pause on our journey to glance back to see how far we have come. More...

Gazette Endorses Maloney

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, who has served as a watchdog over the everyday lives of Astorians and Long Island City dwellers for the past quarter of a century, is up for reelection in November, but faces a challenge for the Democratic Party nominat More...

Letters to the Editor

Dangerous Extremists  To The Editor:  There are fantasies and then again there are fantasies. Those that are considered as possible realities by fanatics are not only delusional, but dangerous.  More...

Star Journal

The Sporting Life Comes To Queens In Summer Of 1923

BY DAN MCDONALD  The Greater Astoria Historical Society presents pages from the Long Island Star Journal  Welcome to June 1923!  More...

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