August 10, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Winners Of Pavilion Ideas Competition Unveiled

The winners of the New York State Pavilion International Ideas Competition were unveiled this week at a preview of the Queens Museum exhibit highlighting the winning entries. More...

Street Sign Honoring 9/11 Victim Replaced

State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. took part in a recent ceremony at Beach 124th Street and the Boardwalk in Rockaway to unveil a new street sign in honor of Lisa King Johnson, who died in the World Trade Center attacks on 9/11. More...

Brooklyn Man Charged With Burglary And Assaulting Cop

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced on August 3 that a 37-year-old Brooklyn man has been charged with burglarizing a Maspeth residence and assaulting a police officer, among other charges, earlier this week. More...

North Forest Park Library Honors Frank D. Esposito

Queens Library President and CEO Dennis M. Walcott joined the staff and community at the North Forest Park Community Library in Forest Hills to pay tribute to Frank D. Esposito, a beloved member of his community and devoted patron of Queens Library. More...

Mount Sinai SAVI (Sexual Assault Violence Intervention) To Hold Fall Advocate Training

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On The Road In Greece: Mycenae With Dolphin Hellas Tour

  “All things in Greece- mountains, rivers, seas, valleys- are ‘humanized’; they speak to humans in a language which is almost human. They do not crush or torment him but become his friends and fellow workers.” Nikos Kazantzakis.1 More...

Four Firefighters Injured Battling Sunnyside Warehouse Blaze

Two firefighters remain hospitalized, recovering from serious injuries they suffered while battling a massive blaze at a Sunnyside warehouse on August 3, FDNY officials said. More...

Child Abductor Charged With Sex Abuse

A Queens career criminal with a history of 12 arrests since 2006 added a new category to his pedigree last week, when he was charged with sex abuse in the recent abduction of a 10-year-old Woodhaven girl, police said.Cops said the girl was walking ne More...

Parents Eyed In Sunnyside Infant Death

Detectives at the Queens Homicide Squad are probing the death of a 5-month-old Sunnyside girl to determine if the child’s parents were involved in the baby’s horrific death, authorities said.Cops said Alaia Baque was declared dead an Elmhurst Hospita More...

Thief Threatens To Kill Straphanger On LIC Platform

Police are searching for a man who threatened to kill a straphanger on a Long Island City subway platform if she refused to hand over her cash, wallet and credit cards.Cops said the 35-year-old woman was waiting on the Queens-bound platform at the 36 More...

Annual National Night Out

De Blasio, New Commissioner Attend Night Out

The annual National Night Out at Astoria Park was the perfect setting for Mayor Bill de Blasio’s introduction of the newly appointed NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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

Restaurant of the Week

Sac’s Place

Celebrating 27 years in Astoria, Sac’s Place is the place for classic, family-recipe, Italian cuisine, a great selection of wines and cocktails, and some of the last remaining coal oven pizza in New York City. More...

Features

Crowley, Electeds Distribute Back-to-School Supplies

Congressman Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx) hosted two back-to-school events on August 3 to distribute much-needed supplies to Queens students attending local community summer programs. More...

Peralta Distributes 3,000 Full Backpacks To Schoolkids

With the upcoming academic year just a month away, State Senator Jose Peralta, local organizations and volunteers distributed backpacks and school supplies to students during the Senator’s seventh annual Back to School Giveaway in Corona. More...

Honoring Community Wishes, DII Will Preserve Facade

Morris Dweck, the owner of the DII Store at 36-11 Broadway in Astoria, has apprised the Gazette of his progress in the renovations at the building he recently rented next door, 36-01 Broadway, previously occupied by Rite Aid.  More...

The Spirit Of ‘86 Celebrated At Citi Field

You know them by their nicknames: Mookie, Doc, HoJo, Nails and Kid. More...

ELA & Math Scores On The Rise In City Public Schools

New York State English language arts (ELA) and math scores on the standardized exams continue to steadily increase. The latest exam was given this spring to about 400,000 City public school students in grades three to eight.   More...

Longtime Civic Activist Celebrates 100 Years

Happy 100th birthday to Gert McDonald (front r.), an active member of the civic community who has worked tirelessly, expertly and energetically to address community issues affecting Sunnyside and other neighborhoods. More...

Addabbo Attends National Night Outs Across District

On Tuesday, August 2, state Senator Joseph P. Addabbo attended several National Night Out events at various precincts throughout his Senate District. More...

WRBA Names Honorees For 45th Annual Fundraiser

The Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association will welcome civic leaders, elected officials, and fellow residents to Roma View Fine Catering on Friday, October 21, 2016, for the organization’s 45th annual fundraiser.The event will celebrate a very succe More...

National Night Out With The 102nd Precinct

At the 102nd Precinct National Night Out Against Crime the following gathered for a group shot (l. to r.); Deputy Inspector Deodat Urprasad of the 102nd Precinct; Maria A. More...

On The Trail in Greece: Nafplio City Tours

        Our classic Tour arranged by Uli of Dolphin Hellas/GO Tours gave us one day free in the Nafplio, in the province of Argos on the coast of the Peloponnese. More...

Off The Beaten Trail: The Cultural Meaning Of August 6th In West and East Orthodox World

          The summer Orthodox holiday of the Transfiguration on August 6th is more than religious. It shows the glory of the Byzantine civilization. More...

Burglar Faces 25-Years To Life In Maspeth Break-In

A career criminal with a history of burglary arrests met his match on August 1 at the hands of a Nanny-Cam, police said.Cops said Felix Perez, 37, of Crown Heights, Brooklyn, was burglarizing a home on 66th Street in Maspeth at about 1:55 p.m. More...

Teens Charged With Breaking Into Firehouse

Three brazen Queens teenagers are facing jail time for burglarizing a Jackson Heights firehouse on August 1,while firefighters were responding to a nearby emergency, authorities said. More...

It’s In Queens! (August 11 to August 17)

Taiwanese orchids, Australian female surfers, Chinese mythology, German-Peruvian film, and local fashion are ready to rock in Queens this week. Other options are boundary-pushing theater, outdoor entertainment, wind chimes, and tea parties. More...

Political Page

After Bad Week For Trump, Rudy Gives Him A Lift

As the polls held steady for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump last week and some supporters were reported to be leaving him, former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani continued his support for Trump and stated the race was far from over. More...

Seniors

Who’s Eligible for Social Security Survivor Benefits?

Dear Savvy Senior,Who all is eligible for Social Security survivor benefits? My ex-husband died last year at the age of 59, and I would like to find out if me, or my two kids – ages 13 and 16 – that we had together are eligible for anything? More...

Editorials

Thank You Commissioner Bratton

On the occasion of the announced resignation of NYPD Commissioner William Bratton, we want to thank him for his time and his service.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Out For Himself Only  To The Editor:  Sacrifice means many things that are dependent upon reflective morals, ethics, religion and personal desires. Most people consider sacrifice to mean a personal cost to aid or benefit others.  More...

Star Journal

Queens County Transitions From Countryside To City

The Greater Astoria Historical Society presents pages from the Long Island Star Journal by Dan McDonald Welcome to August 1905! More...

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