August 3, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Mets Make A Deal

Earlier this week, the New York Mets completed a trade with the Cincinnati Reds, acquiring Jay Bruce. It’s the second straight year that the Mets acquired a power-hitting outfielder on August 1, the day of the Major League Baseball trade deadline. More...

Hunt Suspect In Astoria Forcible Touch Attacks

Police are searching for a man wanted in connection with two forcible touching incidents in Astoria.  Officers said the suspect approached a 25-year-old woman from behind at about midnight on July 21, in front of 30-60 46th St., where he pu More...

‘Hole In The Roof’ Bandits Eyed In 10 Other Bank Heists

Law enforcement sources last week confirmed that the FBI is investigating a crew of Queens bank bandits to determine if they are connected to 10 other unsolved burglaries that took place since 2009.Charles Kerrigan, 40, Michael Mazzara, 44, and Antho More...

Two Men Wanted In Sunnyside Burglary

Police are seeking help from the public to help identify and locate two men who broke into a Sunnyside apartment on July 15.Cops said the suspects entered an apartment building near 43rd Avenue and 44th Street at about 3:30 p.m. More...

ASHE STADIUM ACES NEW ROOF

The USTA officially unveiled on August 2 the new, fully-operational, retractable roof over Arthur Ashe Stadium at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, home of the US Open. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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

Restaurant of the Week

Danny’s Szechuan Garden

Danny’s Szechuan Garden is legendary in Howard Beach and has been the ‘go to’ spot for excellent Chinese, Szechuan, and Hibachi cuisine since 1978. More...

Seniors

When Does It Pay To Take Social Security Early?

Dear Savvy Senior,I will turn 62 in a few months and am trying to decide when to start taking my Social Security retirement benefits. Almost everything I read on this topic tells me it’s better to wait until my full retirement age or beyond. More...

Editorials

National Night Out

It is gratifying to see that the National Night Out Against Crime is going strong throughout the country, as Americans take back the night. It was a smashing success this year, as it is every year. This is something we need, now more than ever. More...

Letters to the Editor

PS 335 Zoning  A copy of this letter was received at the Queens Gazette. July 20, 2016 New York City Department of Education Office of District Planning 100 Gold Street, Room 3200 New York, NY 10038 Attention: More...

On The Trail In Greece: Kapsia Cave, Arcadia

           “You must take a short ride from Tripoli and see the Kapsia Cave,” said a friend. Taxi cab drivers are a tourist outlet for those who will not drive the mountain roads. More...

Rare Flower Comes To Botanical Garden

An Amorphallus Titanum (Corpse Flower) made a rare appearance at the New York Botanical Garden in The Bronx. The flower earns its unusual name because of the fact that it smells like rotting meat. More...

Mayor Wayne Hall: High Hopes For The Village Of Hempstead

When in March 2005, Democrat Wayne J. Hall Sr. More...

Hunt Suspect In Astoria Touch Attacks

Police are searching for a man wanted in connection with two forcible touching incidents in Astoria.Cops said the suspect approached a 25-year-old woman from behind at about midnight on July 21, in front of 30-60 46th Street, where he pushed her up a More...

Avonte Settlement Won’t Heal The Pain

The city has agreed to pay the family of Avonte Oquendo $2.7 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit stemming from the tragic disappearance and death of the autistic teen.The lawsuit accused administrators and teachers at Avonte’s Long Island City More...

Political Page

Prez Campaign Circus

There’s just about 100 days to go for the Hillary Clinton-Donald Trump presidential campaign until November 8, but Trump’s effort appears to be showing some strain, judging from the nude pictures of his wife being splashed all over some n More...

Meng Speaks At DNC

U.S. Congresswoman Grace Meng (D-Queens) spoke at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia late in the afternoon of July 27. More...

Sen. Stavisky And Lt. Gov. Hochul Visit Taiwan Center

State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky welcomed Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul’s return to Flushing on July 29. Together they spoke at the Taiwan Center. Lt. Gov. Hochul spoke of the growth in the area and of the importance of creating jobs. More...

Features

Meng Elected Democratic National Committee Vice Chair

U.S. Congresswoman Grace Meng (D-NY) was elected Vice Chair of the Democratic National Committee. More...

Peralta’s Constituent Svcs.

When Francisca Reyes, a Jackson Heights resident, received a bill for more than $40,000 from the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, she was shocked.  More...

Vallone Works To Improve Pedestrian Safety In NE

Council Member Paul Vallone is working to make pedestrians safer in Northeast Queens, most recently at 32nd Avenue, which Vallone said “has long been a dangerous stretch of road, particularly near Bowne Park.” He said a lack of traffic ca More...

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