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Katz Joins Top Cops At 112th Holiday Party

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill (third from r.) and NYPD Chief of Community Affairs Joanne Jaffe (second from r.), were among the officials who attended the 112th Precinct Community Council’s annual holiday part More...

Wanted!

The New York City Police Department is asking the public's assistance identifying the individual depicted in the attached surveillance photos in regards to an unlawful surveillance that occurred within the confines of the 108th Precinct. More...

Armed Bandit Wanted In Astoria Hold Up

Police are searching for an armed gunman who held up an Astoria bodega on November 28.Cops said the suspect walked into AB News & Grocery at 23-14 Broadway at about 2:30 p.m. More...

Cops ID Suspect In Foiled Robbery

Police last week identified a suspect they are seeking in connection with the attempted robbery of a 33-year-old Long Island City woman.Cops said the victim was walking on 44th Drive near 23rd Street at about 1:15 a.m. More...

Sign Up To Shovel Snow

Officials at the Department of Sanitation (DOS) are searching for a few good men – and women who are interested in shoveling show from city streets this year.  DOS officials said the jobs include shoveling bus shelters, bus stops, crosswalk More...

It’s In Queens! (Jan. 5 to Jan. 11)

The new year begins with new art, film, virtual reality experiences, video games, and a Korean rock concert. Plus, annual traditions such as MulchFest and candlelight tours return. Here’s the rundown.Jan. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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Restaurant of the Week

THE ORIGINAL BEN’S BEST

Original Ben’s Best Kosher Delicatessen, Restaurant and Caterers has been in the Deli business for 72 years, located on Queens Blvd. in Rego Park. More...

Book Review

Sunnyside Yard and Hell Gate Bridge History Featured In Long Overdue Book

Just in time to mark the centennial celebration of the Hell Gate Bridge comes a literary labor of love from author and railroad historian David D. More...

Features

East River Ferry Ridership Hits All Time High in 2016

The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) released new data on December 29 for the East River Ferry showing that ridership reached an all-time high in 2016. More...

Hunt For 31st Street Family Store Bandit

Police are searching for a suspect who threatened to shoot an employee at a local discount store during a November 30th robbery.  Officers said the suspect walked into a Family Dollar store at 35-27 31st Street in Long Island City at about 2 pm More...

The Spirit Of Giving Is Alive In Astoria

Immaculate Conception Parish in Astoria received a wonderful Christmas present from the young members of its Knights of Columbus Squire Circle 4411. More...

Navillus Donates Tech To St. Camillus

Navillus Contracting – a construction company that voluntarily provided extensive emergency restoration services to thousands of Rockaway residents dislocated by Superstorm Sandy in 2012 – has continued to support the community by donating needed tec More...

The Grand Menorah Motorcade

Western Queens was greeted by a Grand Menorah Motorcade, celebrating the festival of Chanukah. The parade, which took place Monday evening, December 26th, is the third Car Menorah Parade arranged by Chabad Lubavitch Yeshiva of Forest H More...

Ribbon Cutting For Playground In Ridgewood

On December 19th Queens Borough President Melinda Katz joined Council Member Elizabeth Crowley (fourth from l.), Queens Borough Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski (third from l.), Community Board 5 Chair Vincent Arcuri Jr. More...

Greek Teachers Association “Prometheus” Celebrated the 2,400 Birthday of Aristotle

On December 11th, 2016, afternoon, the Greek Teachers Association “Prometheus” celebrated the 2,400 birthday of Aristotle at the Hellenic Cultural Center at 27-09 Crescent St., Astoria, NY. More...

Astoria Man Facing 12-Years On Child Porn Charges

Police last week arrested a 25-year-old Astoria man who was using his Google account to download child porn images.Detectives started probing Charles Flores, 25, after officials at Google alerted the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children More...

Power-Up Carbon Monoxide & Smoke Detectors

Fire officials are again urging Queens residents to check batteries in Carbon Monoxide and smoke detectors and replace the devices or batteries as required.Carbon monoxide (CO2) is a highly toxic gas that is colorless, odorless, tasteless and non-irr More...

Winter’s Blustery Chill Is Just Around The Corner

It may seem like Old Man Winter has been taking his time making an appearance this year, holding back the blustery chill that accompanies his arrival.But meteorologists and weather experts said winter is just around the corner and they agree that sev More...

Grand Opening Fanfare

Making The Impossible Happen

Congress Member Carolyn B. More...

Political Page

Here’s To A Happy 2017

AFTER 2016 SURPRISES, HERE’S TO A HAPPY 2017: 2016 brought us many surprises politically, but thankfully ended with the US and Russia clearing up their differences sensibly; although we have no way of knowing what the strange relationship of Pr More...

Editorials

Welcome, 2017!

Join us in resolving to make 2017 your best year ever, as an individual, a community, neighborhood, city, country and planet. Whether 2016 was our favorite, or worst year, we will put it all behind us and charge ahead. More...

Letters to the Editor

Holiday Message  Dear Friends,  A new year means a new legislative session in Albany. This was a difficult year, but together we were able to overcome challenges and put in place several initiatives to benefit our communities.  More...

Sports

As I See It: The 2016-17 Hofstra Basketball Season

Thanksgiving and Christmas are now a near distant memory. What’s the significance? It primarily means one thing for basketball buffs in the Nassau County area: the 2016-17 Hofstra basketball season is now in full swing.  More...

Star Journal

Great Depression & Holiday Cheer Make Strange Bedfellows In 1931

The Greater Astoria Historical Society presents pages from the Long Island Star Journal compiled by Dan McDonald  Welcome to January 1931!  More...

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