August 17, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Op-Ed:

In Support Of Rights To Breastfeed In Public

Why does society shame women for public breastfeeding? As a mother, and a midwife who once breastfed, nothing is more phenomenal than a woman bringing forth a life and nurturing that life through the most natural way, breastfeeding. More...

15 Years For Forest Park Beating Death

A 45-year-old homeless man pleaded guilty on June 30 to the fatal bludgeoning of a 23-year-old man found dead last summer in Forest Park. More...

Queens Library Welcomes Elisabeth De Bourbon As Director Of Communications

Elisabeth “Lisi” de Bourbon has joined Queens Library as the new Director of Communications. She replaces Joanne King, who retired in July 2016 after twenty years of distinguished service to the Library.   More...

On The Trail In Greece: The Mycenaean Civilization At The National Archaeological Museum of Athens

        The Mycenaean Exhibit at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens has the richest and most important finds of its kind. More...

Suspects Steal $10G In Sunnyside Home Burglaries

A pair of brazen burglars stole thousands of dollars in cash, jewelry and electronics in  break-ins at two Sunnyside homes, police said.Cops said the suspects entered through the front door of a home near 43rd Avenue and 44th Street at about 3 p More...

Cobblestones Add Charm To Dutch Kills Hotel

A 10-story hotel is rising above a decades-old cobblestone street in Dutch Kills, less than a block away from a Quality Inn, and just steps from a controversial women’s homeless shelter.The hotel at 29-12 40th Avenue will stand 50-feet–wide and 105-f More...

Pablo Escobar, Dutch Kills ‘Most Wanted’

Pablo Escobar is Dutch Kills’ “Most Wanted” criminal predator, police sources, local leaders and neighborhood residents said last week.Escobar, 22, was walking past the Won Won Laundromat at 30-08 36th Avenue at about 6:15 a.m. More...

State Shuts Euromarket For $220G In Unpaid Taxes

State tax officials last week slammed the door on the Astoria-based Euromarket, after the storeowners failed to agree on a plan to reimburse New York State more than $218,000 in unpaid sales taxes. More...

Heat Continues To Bake The Big Apple

Con Edison Reminder: Use Energy Wisely

Con Edison reminds its customers to use energy wisely as another oppressive day of high heat and humidity is forecasted for the region. The intense heat wave has caused electrical problems in several areas, where Con Edison has reduced voltage b More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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

Restaurant of the Week

Katch Astoria

Katch Astoria is the place to be in summer and all year long, with an impressive selection of over 50 craft beers, taps, and imports, inventive cocktails, fine food and nightly events. More...

Editorials

Summer Is Winding Down

Summer is winding down – if not the thermometer. If the heat has been getting to you, hang in there, the end is near. More...

Letters to the Editor

IBZs Not For Shelters A copy of this letter was received at theQueens Gazette.August 12, 2016The Honorable Scott M. Stringer,ComptrollerCity of New YorkOne Centre StreetNew York, NY 10007 Dear Comptroller Stringer: More...

Star Journal

How to Choose An Adult Day Care Service

Dear Savvy Senior,  Can you offer any tips on finding and choosing a good adult day care service for an elderly parent? More...

Unfounded Gunfire Report Causes JFK Panic

Chaos and panic erupted among passengers at JFK Airport on Sunday night, after an “Active Shooter” scare sent Port Authority police and the NYPD counter-terrorism unit into Terminal 8 at the Queens airport.Port Authority spokesperson Joseph Pentangel More...

Addabbo Sponsors Mobile Dental Van

State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. was pleased to sponsor a visit to his district from the NYU Mobile Youth Dental Van, which made a stop outside the STARS Youth Center in Howard Beach on Tuesday, August 9. More...

Lawyer Donates, Fundraises To Find Vetrano Attacker

Brad Gerstman, founder of Gotham Government Relations, partner at Gerstman Schwartz & Maltio, and regular political TV commentator has pledged to donate $1,000 and raise more to help capture the murderer of Queens jogger Karina Vetrano. More...

Public Hearing Re: Proposed Homeless Residence

In response to a proposal by the New York City Department of Homeless Services and the Human Resources Administration, to utilize the Holiday Inn Express at 59-40 55th Road, in Maspeth, as a residence for homeless couples or for parents with an adult More...

Natural Resources

In a career spanning over 40 years, artist Dennis Cady has traveled throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe and Latin America, capturing the beauty of the great outdoors in watercolor and acrylic paintings. More...

Street Trees Get Thirsty In Hot Weather

City Department of Parks officials this week are urging Queens residents and businesses to remember that street trees need watering during hot summer months.Officials are asking Queens residents to water street trees each evening during hot, dry stre More...

Hunt 36th Avenue Laundromat Flasher

Police are searching for a man who exposed himself to a customer at a Long Island City Laundromat on July 27.Cops said the man walked into the Davebrand Laundromat at 32-06 36th Avenue at about 1:30 p.m. More...

Pokemon Visits Woodhaven

The Pokemon known as Nidoran visited the offices of the Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation/Woodhaven Bussiness Improvement Distrcit. He is seen here sitting in front of Executive Director Maria Thomson's desk, unbeknownst to her. More...

Internet in Bloom For The Layperson

The humidity is still on this summer with less than three months to go before the strangest presidential election I can recall between our typical two parties and their candidates, with historically low approval ratings.  Therefore, I am going t More...

Political Page

Trump Slides As Election Day Approaches

Day by day, the end of the 2016 presidential campaign is steadily drawing nearer. Presently, it’s just 84 days to the fateful day – November 8th. More...

Seniors

Acupuncture Can Help Relieve Pain And Many Other Ailments

Dear Savvy Senior,Is acupuncture a proven treatment for arthritis pain? I have a lot of back and neck pain and am wondering if it’s worth trying. What all can you tell me about acupuncture?Afraid of NeedlesDear Afraid, More...

Features

It’s In Queens! (August 18 to August 24)

A full moon will be overhead this week. Thus, more light will shine on the huge block party, honey harvest, food extravaganzas, drumming circle, concerts, and dance performances. Here’s the rundown.   More...

Cathartic Magic Experience

With an exceptional showing at the Mercury Lounge on August 6th, Corbu lit up the venue along with Computer Magic. More...

Gillibrand Visits; Announces Made In America Act

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand toured Boyce Technologies in Queens on August 8 and announced her bipartisan Made in America Manufacturing Communities Act legislation.  More...

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