September 14, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Ridgewood Dems Meeting

On September 9, the Ridgewood Democratic Club (RDC) held its monthly meeting to hear an update on this year’s campaign and election season. State Senator Joseph Addabbo, Jr. More...

GWDC’s Open Meeting

The Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation’s Open Meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 20, at 7:30 pm in the St. Thomas Apostle Academy Café, 87-40 88th Street, in Woodhaven. More...

Applaud Cuomo For 9/11 Survivors Monument

Memorial For Those Affected By Ground Zero Toxins

Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), Congressman Jerrold Nadler (NY-10) and Congressman Peter T. More...

Rendering Reveals New Building At 33-01 38th Avenue

The owner of a former, two-story commercial building at 33-01 38th Avenue in Dutch Kills has released a rendering that shows a new, gray and brick, six-story residential building at the site.The building, located on 38th Avenue between 33rd and 34th More...

Mail Carrier Confesses He ‘Dumped Letters”

A Woodside mail carrier last week confessed to federal agents that he dumped hundreds of pieces of U.S. More...

Teller ‘No’ Thwarts Astoria Bank Robbery

A brazen teller at a Chase Bank branch in Astoria thwarted a robbery attempt on September 9, by simply saying “No,” police said.Cops said the suspect walked into the Chase Bank branch at 22-30 31st Street on September 9, walked up to a teller and dem More...

Bring On BJs Warehouse, Locals Say

Owners of a parcel at 47-01 Northern Boulevard in Long Island City are considering the development of a BJs Wholesale Club at the site, retail experts said.Mediterranean food wholesaler Krinos Foods occupied the site for more than 30 years until the More...

It’s In Queens! (September 15 to September 20)

This is going to be delicious! Upcoming events feature honey, food trucks, craft beer, a BBQ competition, kimchee, and a restaurant week. Wash it down with antique motorcycles, art openings, and a drum circle. Here’s the rundown.   More...

Philip Haney: A Former Anti-Terrorism Official Unafraid To Tell America The Truth

Perhaps there are some among us who have forgotten the 14 Americans who on December 2nd 2015 were slaughtered while attending a job related county department of health training event in San Bernardino California. More...

CB 2 Regroups For New Season

Denise Keehan-Smith conducted her first Community Board 2 meeting as its chairwoman in September.   She began by telling those assembled at Sunnyside Community Services that she is its first woman leader.  She led this particular meeti More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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

Restaurant of the Week

Crescent Kitchen

Astorians can rejoice in the new Crescent Kitchen, a little slice of heaven on the corner of Crescent Street and 30th Avenue. More...

Seniors

Donating Old Hearing Aids, Eyeglasses And Mobility Equipment

Dear Savvy Senior, Where are some good places to donate old hearing aids, eyeglasses and mobility equipment? My uncle passed away a few months ago and left behind a bunch of useful aids that could surely help someone else. More...

Editorials

We Can Do Better Than Motel-Shelters

We need to stop this trend of building hotels only to convert them into homeless shelters that do not meet the needs of the people housed there–spaces with no kitchens, one-room living spaces and in some cases, they are in areas without schools More...

The World’s Most Beautiful Weddings

What an auspicious beginning to one’s new married life, to have the wedding ceremony and celebrations right here in The World’s Borough!  More...

Letters to the Editor

Increased Air Traffic  A copy of this letter was received at the Queens Gazette. September 7, 2016 Patrick Foye Executive Director Port Authority of New York & New Jersey 225 Park Avenue South, 15th Floor&n More...

On The Trail In Greece: Tripoli Farmer's Market

        “Wednesday & Sunday is the Farmer’s Market,” told me residents of Tripoli, in Arcadia. Regional loyalty is strong. More...

Primary Results

Marge Markey, a 22-year, highly ranked leader in the Assembly, as well as a local political and community leader in her Maspeth district, was soundly defeated in yesterday’s Democratic primary by a relative newcomer from the neighboring Woodside area More...

Markey: City Postpones Shelter Opening

Assemblywoman Margaret Markey reported on September 7 that the City of New York has agreed to delay its plan to open a homeless shelter on October 1st in Maspeth. More...

A Dreadful Historic Event

It was the Eleventh of September, fifteen years ago, a day which we will always remember. For America was attacked brutally by the evil of the terrorist hand, as devastation, death destruction and fear  invaded our precious homela More...

Van Bramer's Participatory Budgeting Asks: How Would You Spend $1 Million

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Teen School Vandals Charged With Hate Crime

Police arrested two Queens teenagers on September 7, after they broke into a Long Island City school and scrawled swastikas on walls and doors.Cops said Edgardo Vicario, 18, and Salah Abdelfattah, 19, broke into the High School of Applied Communicati More...

Urge Whooping Cough Shots For Infant Caretakers

A recent, dramatic increase in whooping cough cases in Queens and other parts of New York City has officials urging infant and toddler caretakers to get a whooping cough vaccination.There have been no fatalities in the recent outbreak but whooping co More...

Old Friends Laundromat No Wash-Out

More than 60 firefighters from 12 units battled a blaze at an Astoria Laundromat on September 5.Firefighters were called to the “All Hands” blaze at the Old Friends Laundromat on Broadway ear 35th Street at about 5 a.m. More...

Health Department Announces New Research On Health Effects Of WTC Disaster

As the fifteenth anniversary of the World Trade Center disaster nears, the Health Department announced new findings on the health impacts on rescue and recovery workers and civilians exposed to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. More...

On the Road in Greece: Athens 17th-19th Century Exhibition At The National Archaeological Museum

      Every nation is buying real estate in Athens. They want a piece of the pie desperately.  “A dream among splendid ruins…Strolling through the Athens of Travelers, 17th-19th century” tries to explain this fascination. More...

In Loving Memory

The motto of this year’s September 11th ceremony was “Fifteen Years of Tears.”  And so it was as more than 300 came to McManus Memorial Park on 81st Street and the Grand Central Parkway service road in Astoria Heights for a can More...

Political Page

Bad Break For Clinton

At a crucial point in her presidential campaign battle with Donald Trump, with just 55 days to go until election day on November 8th, Hillary Clinton would have needed every ounce of energy. More...

Simotas Bill Helping Trafficking Victims Now Law

Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas announced that her bill, A4967, to help victims of human trafficking, was signed into law on September 9 by Governor Cuomo.  More...

New ‘Brunch Laws’ In Effect

New York’s new “Brunch Bill” has just gone into effect, as of September 7. More...

Features

Proposed Light Rail Line

City Council Member Elizabeth Crowley continued her push for light rail commuter service along the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) Lower Montauk branch, and toured the rail line with members of the Department of Transportation (DOT), transit leaders and More...

September 11th Hero Honored With Street Co-Naming

New York City Council Member Costa Constantinides celebrated the co-naming of 29th Street in honor of the late Lieutenant Theodore Leoutsakos. More...

Plan 272-Unit Hotel, Retail At Western Beef Site

Developers last week released plans for development of a parcel at the northwest corner of Northern Boulevard and Steinway Street, where a six-story, 272-unit hotel will rise on a site formerly occupied by a Western Beef Supermarket. More...

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