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Broadway Housing Boom Continues

The owner of a parcel at 25-28 Broadway in Astoria has filed plans to develop a seven-story residential building at the site.Plans show the 19-unit building will rise 74-feet above street level and will feature 13,371-square-feet of residential space More...

Christmas Bells

They toll for good times. More...

History Of Mistletoe

Mistletoe has long been considered a symbol of love, peace and goodwill.  In fact, the ancient Druids would stop their battles and declare a truce whenever they spotted mistletoe in their paths – a practice that led to the traditional kiss More...

The Story Of Santa’s Reindeer (The Other Eight)

Did you know that the reindeer driven by Santa Claus are the only known flying reindeer?It’s true! More...

The ‘Real’ Story Of Rudolph

When Clement Moore penned his Christmas classic “The Night Before Christmas” in 1923, he wrote of  eight tiny reindeer who lead Santa’s sled, delivering toys to children in all corners of the world.Rudolph, “the most famous reindeer of all,” was More...

CB 2 Holds December Meeting

The December 1 meeting of Community Board 2 began at 6:30 p.m. More...

FOUR HOLIDAY ENERGY TIPS

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Ridgewood Democratic Club’s Holiday Party

On December 2 the Ridgewood Democratic Club (RDC) held its annual Holiday Party. More...

Emergency Tenant Forum At Greater Ridgewood Youth

Assembly Member Catherine Nolan stopped by and participated in an Emergency Tenant Workshop Forum at the Greater Ridgewood Youth Council. More...

Mount Sinai Establishes Robotics Institute (MSRI)

Since the first minimally invasive robotic surgery to treat head and neck cancer at Mount Sinai in 2008 surgeons at Mount Sinai have been on the forefront of pioneering robotic surgery techniques. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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Restaurant of the Week

TELLY’S TAVERNA

Celebrate life and all its joy at Telly’s Taverna, where even on a rainy evening, groups of families, friends, and couples on dates came out to convene and enjoy consistently delicious Greek cuisine, served with pride.  More...

Editorials

Queens: A Bountiful Shopping Opportunity

Queens offers a treasure trove of wonderful things to celebrate all year round, but especially in December with all the big holidays – Chanukah, Christmas and Kwanzaa – as you can see in this Gazette Holiday Portfolio issue. More...

Letters to the Editor

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Star Journal

Christmastime In Queens During The Victorian Era

The Greater Astoria Historical Society presents pages from the Long Island Star Journal by Dan McDonald  Welcome to December 1891!  More...

All You Ever Wanted To Know About Santa

Just who is Santa Claus? Why, he’s the proprietor of the North Pole Toy Workshop, someone beloved by people of all shapes and sizes. He’s an animal lover – and he has a better record of on-time deliveries than the U.S. More...

Hunt Thieves In Astoria Jewelry Store Heist

Police are searching for two brazen thieves who made off with two rings worth a total of $7G from an Astoria jewelry store on November 28.Cops said the suspects, a male and a female, posed as shoppers when they entered Almaz Brothers Jewelers at 35-1 More...

Charges Pending For Sign Jumper

An emotionally disturbed Queens man is facing charges this week, after he jumped from a sign over the Queens Midtown Expressway, law enforcement officials said.The man scaled an exit sign at 48th Street and Maurice Avenue, near the Long Island Expres More...

History Of Christmas Ornaments

For most people, decorating their homes and Christmas trees with ornaments is one of the most traditional ways to capture the excitement and magic of the holiday season.Evergreen Christmas trees made their appearance in American homes in the 1700’s, More...

Holiday Stuff

History Of The Yule LogThe Yule Log began as a pagan ritual in the time of the Druids, when peasants would light a large log on the “darkest day of the year – Winter Solstice,” to keep evil spirits away.Legend has it that the logs burned through the More...

Teen Nabbed With Gun At LIC School

Police arrested a 16-year-old student on November 30, after he was caught trying to sneak a loaded BB gun into his Long Island City middle school.NYPD School Safety officers scanning students entering the Robert F. More...

108th Police Precinct Community Council Holds November

The year’s last 108th Police Precinct Community Council meeting, held Tuesday, November 29, was started off with good news from Commander Deputy Inspector John Travaglia, who said that the latest crime numbers are “significantly low.”  Burglary, More...

Queens College Holds Business Forum Breakfast

Kathryn Wylde, president and chief operating officer of Partnership for New York City, was the speaker at this year’s last Business Forum Breakfast at Queens College on December 2.  The title of her address, delivered at the school’s student uni More...

It’s In Queens! (Dec. 8 to Dec. 14)

Can Ebenezer Scrooge be at two local theaters at the same time? Find out this week while also enjoying great food, countless holiday concerts, a historic house tour, James Baldwin, W.C. Fields, and Martin Scorsese. Here’s the rundown.Dec. More...

Greater Ridgewood Youth Council’s New Building

On Friday, December 2, Assembly Member Catherine Nolan, along with her colleagues in government, community leaders and Ridgewood residents participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Greater Ridgewood Youth Council’s new building. More...

The Converse Factory Store Opens At SkyView Center

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Political Page

Crowley Elected Chairman Of House Democratic Caucus

Congress Member Joe Crowley (D–Queens, the Bronx) was unanimously elected by his colleagues to serve as the Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus for the 115th Congress, the fourth-ranking position in House Democratic leadership. More...

Seniors

How To Find And Hire A Good Handyman Or Contractor

Dear Savvy Senior, What’s the best way to find a good handyman or tradesman to do some work around the house? I’ve have had some bad luck lately with unprofessional workers who do shoddy work and charge too much. Frustrated Senior More...

Features

CALDC’s Joyous Tree Lighting

The Central Astoria LDC’s “4th Annual Holiday Festival & Tree Lighting Celebration,” held Saturday, December 3rd, on the Great Lawn at Astoria Park brought out hundreds of families despite the frigid weather.  More...

Tree Lights Up McManus Park!

The First Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at McManus Memorial Park was held on December 4 under clear evening skies. More...

Van Bramer Announces 7th Annual Food Drive

Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer announced his 7th Annual Food Drive to provide food for homeless and hungry New Yorkers during the holiday season. More...

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