January 25, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Police, FDNY Probing Woodside Auto Fires

Police and fire officials are searching for the suspect(s) who set two vehicles on fire in Woodside last week.Cops said the first incident involved a van that erupted in flames on 56th Street and Queens Boulevard just after midnight on January 16.&nb More...

New Steinway Street Housing

The landscape is about to change on a block in upper Astoria, where a new four-story residential development is planned for a parcel at 22-22 Steinway Street.The site, currently occupied by a two-family home, will feature a building with 13 residenti More...

Ridgewood Corpse Death Ruled A Homicide

The city medical examiner’s office last week said an 85-yer-old Ridgewood woman died of asphyxiation and ruled the death a homicide.Police responding to a daughter’s request for a wellness check at her elderly mother’s Ridgewood home made a grisly di More...

30th Avenue Salon Burglary

Police are searching for a burglar who stole $350 during a recent break-in at an Astoria salon.Cops said the burglar broke into the Dawa Threading Salon, located on the second floor of a building on 30th Avenue near 38th Street at about 4 a.m. More...

Developments Soar Over Dutch Kills

Work is underway on a seven-story, 16, 900-square-foot, 19-unit mixed use building at 31-12 38th Avenue in the Dutch Kills section of Long Island City.The site, previously occupied by a two-story residential and commercial building, is located on the More...

NPR Music To Premier Jona Of Arc's New Video

By Nicollette Barsamian

1. Why would you classify yourselves as strange? More...

City Extends Christmas Tree Curbside Pickups

The Department of Sanitation (DOS) has extended its Christmas tree curbside pick up program to accommodate folks who just couldn’t part with their holiday spruce.   More...

Cops Offer $2.5G Reward For Jackson Heights Gunman

Police are seeking help from the public to identify and locate a suspect wanted for shooting a man on January 17.Cops said the unidentified victim was shot in the torso while he was standing in front of 90-01 37th Avenue in Jackson Heights at about 8 More...

It's In Queens! (January 25 to February 1)

Queens gets a head start on the Year of the Rooster with dance, a banquet, and a bazaar. More...

Interview With Sxip Shirey

1. How does New York sound? How does Queens sound? Are they sonically different and if so, why? More...

An Interview With Uniform

1. You say that "Killing in America" is your way of speaking to gun violence in America. What were you initially trying to say? How has that message maybe evolved or changed over the course of realizing the song? More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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Restaurant of the Week

San Marco Ristorante

San Marco Ristorante opened for New Year’s Eve on the site of Ponticello, which enjoyed more than 40 years of success on Broadway in Astoria. More...

Seniors

How Much You’ll Pay For Medicare in 2017

Dear Savvy Senior, I know there won’t be much of a cost-of-living increase in Social Security benefits next year, but what about Medicare? How will the 0.3 percent Social Security raise affect our Part B monthly premiums in 2017? More...

Health Care

Don’t Miss Out This Cold And Flu Season

Being sick isn’t fun, but missing out on family vacations or parties for the big game because you are sick is even worse. It has been called FluFOMO, the fear of missing out because you are sick. More...

Health And Safety Go Hand-In-Hand

Most people recognize the importance of a healthy lifestyle when it comes to physical and emotional well-being, but you may not realize that some health-related activities can pose a safety risk if you don't take proper precautions. More...

Contact Lens Safety Tips

With nearly 41 million adults in the U.S. wearing contact lenses as a safe and popular form of vision correction, there is a growing trend among Americans to alter the appearance or color of the eyes by using decorative contact lenses.  More...

Sunnyside Chamber Of Commerce Holds January Luncheon

A new member was introduced, an old one returned after long absence and the guest speaker was the chairwoman of Community Board 2, as the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce held its first meeting in eight months.  The meeting, with customary luncheon More...

Addabbo Sworn Into Office

On Jan. 18, New York State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (l.), had the honor of swearing in Ozone Tudor Civic Association board members (l. More...

Pheffer Amato Sworn In At PS 232, Howard Beach

Assembly Member Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Rockaway) was sworn into office on January 22 at PS 232 in Howard Beach. The official swearing in ceremony was “open for all of the community to attend,” Pheffer Amato said. More...

Queensbridge Celebrates Full Year Without Gun Violence

Community members came together Thursday, January 19th to celebrate 365 days without gun violence at the Queensbridge Houses in Long Island City, the nation’s largest public housing development.  This is the first time in over a decade that the More...

Miller Honors Vargas For Community Work

Assembly Member Mike Miller presented Gloria Vargas with a New York State Citation for her contributions to the community, in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. Ms. More...

Dromm, 100s Of Jackson Heights Residents Protest Trump At Women’s March

This past Saturday, hundreds of Jackson Heights residents, Council Member Daniel Dromm, New Visions Democratic Club President Shekar Krishnan and community activist Len Meniace gathered in front of the Roosevelt Avenue subway station on Saturday morn More...

City Seeks Bids To Build In L.I.C.

The city is seeking proposals from interested developers to build housing and retail space above a portion of Long Island City at 11-24 Jackson Ave.The city’s Economic Development Corporation and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) publis More...

Cops: Use Common Sense To Foil Car Crooks

Queens police officials are again urging motorists to stop making it easy for crooks to steal or vandalize vehicles.Dep. More...

Murder Charge For Baby Strangle Mom

The Elmhurst mom who confessed to strangling her 15-month-old daughter earlier this month, was charged with murder on January 17 at a bedside arraignment at Elmhurst Hospital Center. Prosecutors said Shangbo Xiangshengjie, 33, admitted she kille More...

On The Road In Greece: Honor At The Olympic Games

          “Honor, Loyalty to one’s country is important than money,” was what I grew up hearing in the Greek-American community of Astoria. More...

Off the Beaten Trail: St. Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow Russia

           The symbol of Russia is a Cathedral with colorful mushroom domes. St. More...

Political Page

Cuomo To Trump: ‘Fed Funds Big Help to NY’

Governor Andrew Cuomo last week preached to Trump not to forget New York State when he gets to the White House, as they huddled in the Trump Tower office. More...

Crowley Discusses ACA Repeal Impact On Medicare

Rep. More...

Maloney Weighs In On 44th Anniversary Of Roe v. Wade

On the 44th anniversary of the decision in the landmark Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade, establishing a woman’s legal right to abortion, Congress Member Carolyn B. More...

Editorials

Queens Has The Best 21st Century Health Care

We are thankful for the level of health care we have access to right here in Queens. We are very fortunate to be blessed with some of the best doctors anywhere in the country, let alone New York City.  More...

Unify And Stand Behind Our New President

The Inauguration of President Trump has finally come to pass. The past year has seen much stress and strife, with passionate debate about every aspect of who shall occupy the highest office in the land. More...

Letters to the Editor

Constitution’s Queens Roots  A copy of this letter was received at the Queens Gazette. Dear President-Elect Trump:  More...

Features

Local Express

Guy Davis

Guy Davis once said, “I like antiques and old things, old places, that still have the dust of those who’ve gone before us lying upon them.” Blowing that dust off just enough to see its beauty is something Guy has excelled at for ove More...

Braving The Cold To Protect The Trees

Known for their smart license plates, the HueCore team took a break from the job to create lasting change for their hometown. More...

Kim Launches Free Tax Prep With Urban Upbound For 5th Year

Assembly Member Ron Kim (D-Flushing) and Urban Upbound announced that they will be continuing their collaboration in providing free tax services to eligible New Yorkers. More...

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