August 31, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Fighting Proposed Shelter

Carrying signs and chanting, hundreds marched up and down Grand Avenue in Maspeth on Saturday, August 27th, in protest of the planned conversion of a Holiday Inn Express into a homeless shelter. More...

Polish American Congress Holds Voter Drive

With the calendar showing Election Day rapidly closing in on New York City voters, the Downstate New York Division of the Polish American Congress kicked off its 2016 Voter Registration Drive aimed at the boroughs of Queens and Brooklyn. More...

"Cathartic" "Magic" The Weekend, Corbu, Show Experience At The Mercury Lounge

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

Rally For Transgender Hammer Victim

Activists, local lawmakers and city officials gathered on August 25 at a rally in Woodside to show support for a transgender woman who was bashed with a hammer on August 17.“We will never accept or tolerate violence against the trans community in Woo More...

LaGuardia Security Breach Irks Passengers

A dimwitted passenger set off a security alert at LaGuardia Airport on August 21 when he walked past a security checkpoint before he was screened, a law enforcement source said.The man was inside LaGuardia’s Terminal B at about 9 p.m. More...

Two Men Wanted In Brutal Astoria Stab-Robbery

Police are searching for two suspects who assaulted and robbed two men inside an Astoria apartment on August 23.Cops released a surveillance photo of one of the suspects (see photo) who entered the apartment on 33rd Street near 31st Avenue with an ac More...

Resorts World Casino New York City & The American Red Cross Raise 25 Pints of Blood At Semi-Annual Blood Drive

Resorts World Casino New York City hosted its semi-annual blood drive in partnership with the American Red Cross on Thursday, August 18 on the Times Square Casino Level in thecorridor leading to the MTA skybridge. More...

On the Trail in Greece: Mountain Honey of the Peloponnese

          “Discover the Peloponnese” is the 2016 Greece tourism slogan. My answer? Discover the honey of the Peloponnese.  Greece’s honey has a taste exceptional from American products. More...

'Obscene' Increase

Protest ‘Obscene’ Rent Increase By Amtrak

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Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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

Restaurant of the Week

Tu Casa

Make any night special at Tu Casa on Steinway Street or their other locations on Metropolitan Avenue in Kew Gardens or Queens Blvd. in Forest Hills. More...

Editorials

Saluting Labor And Students

Though mired in controversy – from its mysterious federal founder, to Grover Cleveland’s hurried designation of holiday status after the bloody Pullman Strike of 1894 – Labor Day, the country’s unofficial end-of-summer benchma More...

Earthquake Tragedy In Italy

We at the Queens Gazette are grieving over the horrible tragedy currently affecting the people in and around Amatrice, Italy. More...

Letters to the Editor

No Excuses To The Editor: Labor Day is a national toast to the American worker. It’s a time to relax with family and friends as we say cheers to another year of hard work and goodbye to another summer. More...

Carroll & Milton Petrie Foundation Awards Queensborough Community College Prestigious Grant

Queensborough Community College is the recipient of a one-year, $133,000 grant from The Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation. More...

Savvy Senior:

10 Ways Seniors Can Avoid Identity Theft

Dear Savvy Senior,What can seniors do to protect themselves from identity theft? My brother-in-law, who’s 77, recently had his identity stolen and I want to make sure it doesn’t happen to me.Worried RelativeDear Worried, More...

Pro-Choice, Anti-Jung

In Forest Hills, where the City of New York renamed a street in honor of Geraldine Ferraro, the first woman nominated for national office by a major political party, a wide-ranging group of leading New York women’s groups and elected officials joined More...

Queens Tourism Kiosk Returns To US Open

For the fifth year in a row, the United States Tennis Association is providing a kiosk that is being used to offer Queens tourism information to spectators attending the US Open Tennis Championships from August 29 through September 11 at the USTA Bil More...

Piazza Jersey Headed For Display At 9/11 Museum

The Mets jersey worn by Mike Piazza in the first professional baseball game in New York after the September 11 attacks will be displayed at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum later this year.The jersey will not make it back to New York City in time to be o More...

Cops Launch Labor Day ‘Zero Tolerance’ Crackdown

Police at the Queens Highway Patrol Unit and local precincts will be hitting the streets this weekend in an NYPD Labor Day crackdown on motorists who are drunk or impaired and motorists who text or talk on cell phones, smart phones and other electron More...

Fatal Jump From Queens Cruise Ship

A 56-year-old Pennsylvania man died of a heart attack on August 21; shortly after he jumped overboard during a booze fueled cruise in Flushing Bay.Cops said Vernon Witsell was partying on the Skyline Princess, a cruise ship that sails from the World’ More...

Three Men Wanted In Ridgewood Stabbing

Police in Ridgewood are searching for a suspect who stabbed a woman during a robbery outside Grover Cleveland High School on August 21.Cops said the woman was sitting on a bench on Fairview Avenue near Stanhope Street at about 9 p.m. More...

Stacey Pheffer Amato Serves Heroes At Annual Veteran BBQ Hosted By Senator Addabbo

Stacey Pheffer Amato joined the buffet line to assist in serving veterans at Senator Joseph Addabbo’s annual BBQ, held at the Howard Beach Motor Club on August 27. More...

It’s In Queens! (September 1 to September 7)

Academics are in the air as the borough readies for the upcoming school year. Thus, it’s the perfect time to learn Latin dancing, Brazilian martial arts, yoga, paper-making, and even rocket-launching. Here’s more info.   More...

Political Page

Crucial Debates Almost Here

Presidential debates, which can destroy a candidate with one wrong answer, are less than a month away, with the first of three scheduled to be held on Monday, September 26th, at Hofstra University on Long Island. More...

Queens Democratic Party Primary Elections

Queens Democrats will hold Primary Elections on Tuesday, September 9 to select the party’s candidates for 2 state senate and 4 state Assembly seats that will be on the ballot for the November 8 elections, seeking seats for the 2017-18 term.&nbs More...

Your Voice Matters!

“Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.”  —Franklin Delano Roosevelt  More...

Features

1,000 Attend Peralta Job Fair

About 1,000 jobs-seekers turned out for the sixth annual job fair sponsored by state Senator Jose Peralta, along with Woodside on the Move and the Queens Center Mall. More...

Queens Day At The 2016 US Open

Queens Day at the 2016 US Open was held on August 24 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. More...

UCCA’s Annual 9/11 Memorial Commemoration

The United Community Civic Association, Inc.  More...

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