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Woman Sought In Botched Broadway Bank Rob

Police are searching for a woman who attempted a holdup at an Astoria bank on October 7, authorities said.Cops said the woman was wearing sunglasses when she entered a Santander Bank branch at 37-10 Broadway in Astoria at about 11:40 a.m. More...

Two Firefighters Injured In Sunnyside Blaze

Four people, including two firefighters, were injured on October 7 in a stubborn fire that tore through the top floor of a six-story apartment building in Sunnyside.One victim suffered minor burns and was treated at the scene, a fire spokesperson sai More...

Man Nabbed In Woodside Machete Attack

Police last week arrested a 42-year-old Woodside man who used a hatchet to threaten and rob a woman on October 1.Cops said Moses Fernandez approached the 23-year-old victim from behind at about 11:30 p.m. on October  More...

“Geros Tou Morea” Chapter Celebrate the Meaning of the Greek Revolution

        On Sunday, September 25th, 2016,  the 195th Anniversary of the “Alosis of Tripolis” (The Siege of Tripolis) was remembered by the “Geros Tou Morea” chapter of the Pan Arcadian Association of America. More...

Officials Condemn Mayor’s Approach To Homeless Crisis

Queens elected officials stood side by side Thursday on the steps of City Hall to demand Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration provide realistic, effective solutions to New York City’s homelessness crisis. More...

Community Board 2 Meeting

At October’s Community Board 2 meeting at Sunnyside Community Services, an old building at 48th Street and Barnett Avenue, recently touted as being an excellent place on which to build a large (600 seat) school, became the center of controversy.  More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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

Restaurant of the Week

Tut’s Hub

The new “Tut’s Hub” is fit for a king. Tut’s Hub is the newest addition to the international dining scene on Steinway Street, at the heart of Astoria. More...

HIMALAYAN Restaurant and Grill

Himalayan Restaurant and Grill is one of the newest jewels in Astoria’s crown of ethnic restaurants. In celebration of “Steinway Days,” the Gazette is proud to welcome Himalayan Restaurant and Grill to the neighborhood.  More...

Features

A Van Bramer Participatory Budgeting Meeting

While Councilman Van Bramer rooted for the Mets at the October 13th playoff game, the women of his office and of the community rolled up their sleeves and did the necessary work of government in the offices of Cidadao Global (43-12 34th Ave, Long Isl More...

Lennon Bus: Come Together NYC

The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, presented by Canon USA, made a visit to PS/MS 200 in Flushing on October 5 as part of the Come Together: NYC tour. More...

Simotas’ Event For Seniors: Avoid Cons & Scammers

On October 6th, Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas brought speakers from the 114th Precinct and the Queens District Attorney’s Office to talk with seniors at Catholic Charities Dellamonica Steinway Senior Center, 23-56 Broadway, about financial fra More...

Annual Parade Sails Forth

Viva Colombo!

The annual Queens Columbus Day Parade, organized each year by the Federation of Italian-American Organizations of Queens (FIAO), wound its way through the streets of Astoria on October 9, from Kaufman Astoria Studios to Columbus Square on Astoria Bou More...

It's In Queens! (October 13 to October 19)

Luckily, beer goes with almost everything. Thus, the borough’s first-ever suds festival will mix well with jazz, dance, tours, magic, pumpkins, tea, and conversations about race this week. Here’s the rundown.   More...

Two Firefighters Injured In Sunnyside Blaze

Four people, including two firefighters, were injured on October 7 in a stubborn fire that tore through the top floor of a six-story apartment building in Sunnyside.One victim suffered minor burns and was treated at the scene, a fire spokesperson sai More...

Ridgewood Man Charged With Grandmother’s Death

Police responding to a daughter’s request for a wellness check t her elderly mother’s Ridgewood home made a grisly discovery on October 5.The woman’s grandson, Christopher Fuhrer, 30, led police to a second-floor bedroom where they found the remains More...

Refresh Driving Skills At AARP Course

“Volunteers Plant the Seed of Kindness,” said a poster. The Catholic Charities Bayside Senior Center at 221-15 Horace Harding Expressway is hosting AARP Smart Driving courses. More...

Book Review: Scorched Earth, Restoring The Country After Obama

Title:  Scorched Earth, Restoring The Country After ObamaAuthor: Michael SavagePublisher: Center StreetDate: September 2016 More...

Queens Chamber Holds Freedom Ticket Meeting

The transportation committee of the Queens Chamber of Commerce had a breakfast meeting last week at QCC headquarters in the Bulova Corporate Center, to discuss the New York City Transit Riders Council’s research report, The Freedom Ticket:  A So More...

Political Page

Exhaustive Hil-Don 90-Minute War

Debate watchers at last Sunday’s Clinton-Trump battle were treated to 90- minutes of sex, lies and whatever as the combatants let it all hang out in their furious fight for the presidency. More...

Koo, FlushingFood Kick Off Voter Registration Drive

In preparation for our nation’s historic upcoming presidential election between frontrunners Republican candidate Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, Council Member Peter Koo and the food delivery service, FlushingFood.com ki More...

Editorials

Ta-Ta To Tollbooths!

Governor Cuomo has announced the MTA will be eliminating toll booths entirely, now billing those who prefer to pay cash. We have had EZPass for ages now, and for cash customers, we will now put sensors and cameras to work. More...

Inappropriate Festival Limits

Benjamin Franklin famously wrote in 1789, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” More than 225 years later, it seems that Franklin was two-thirds correct. More...

Letters to the Editor

Trump: Me First  To The Editor:  Charges that some of Hillary Clinton’s State Department staff took the 5th and received immunity fails to convey the truth. More...

Sports

Wait Until Next Year

The New York Mets lost to the San Francisco Giants in a one-game playoff for the National League Wild Card. The final score was 3-0. More...

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