March 8, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

President Of GWDC Creates A New Pedorthist Shoe

Stephen Esposito, President of the Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation and the corporation’s Man of the Year 2013 has a 52-year professional history as a practicing pedorthist. More...

Dangerfield’s Wife Wants Mural Gone

                The widow of comedy legend Rodney Dangerfield says a mural painted as a tribute                   to her husband’s More...

Assemblyman Mike Miller Donates To Our Veterans

For their participation in his Valentines for Veterans drive, Assembly Member Mike Miller thanked President Donna Kirby, Ida Hillmeyer, Mary Provisiero, Theresa Wasenius and all of the Blessed Mother Sodality Organization at St. More...

It’s In Queens! (March 9 to March 15)

March goes in like a lion and out like a lamb. Well, this week goes in with Red Hot Lovers, Creole Cowboys, and The Bridge Man. It goes out with the Phagwah Parade and the Queens World Film Festival.March 9, Thursday Night Jazz, 8 pm. More...

Everyone Wanted Photo At Tsar’s Cannon & Bell In The Moscow Kremlin

            Our excursion group, through the unique explanation of our guide Irina Chetina, was mesmerized with the Tsar’s Cannon in Moscow’s Kremlin. More...

5-Year-Old Brings Heroin To Whitestone School

Police are trying to determine where a 5-year-old Whitestone boy got hold of a container of suspected heroin that he brought with him to school on March 3.The boy’s startled teacher alerted administrators at PS 209 in Whitestone after he showed her t More...

Pitch To Sing For Mets

Mets officials are inviting Citi Field crooners to “warm up their vocal cords and step up to the plate” on March 14, for an opportunity to perform the National Anthem at a Subway Series game at Citi Field on August 17.Auditions for the Mets National More...

Teller Foils Attempted Bank Robbery

Police are searching for a wannabe bank robber who tried to rob the wrong teller at a Queens Plaza bank on February 22.Cops said the suspect walked into a Chase Bank branch at 25-15 Queens Plaza North at about 1 p.m. More...

Black History Month Celebration And Awards

At the seventh annual Black History Month celebration, held at the Jacob A. More...

QCC Has Meeting On Queensway/QueensRail

At a Queens Chamber of Commerce meeting in the Bulova Center at the end of February, two speakers debated the fate of a three-and-a-half-mile stretch of disused railroad track-bed, one proposing it be converted to parkland, the other saying it should More...

Former Borough President Helen Marshall

Former Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, a ground-breaking African American political and community activist in Queens for about 50 years in the Corona-East Elmhurst area, passed away last Friday at her retirement home in California at the age More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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Restaurant of the Week

Napoli Pizza and Pasta

Napoli Pizza & Pasta is as real as it gets. Homemade, authentic Neopolitan pizza and all your favorite pasta dishes bring the crowds in to take out, or to stay in and eat in the characteristic “downstairs” kitchen and dining room. More...

Seniors

Tax Help For Caregiver Of Elderly Parents

Dear Savvy Senior,Are caregiving expenses tax deductible? I provide a lot of financial support to my elderly mother and would like to find out if I can write any of it off on my taxes. Supporting SonDear Supporting, More...

Editorials

It’s A Wonderful Bank

When the Gazette started 35 years ago, banking was very different than it is today. The changes have allowed for a massive proliferation of banks and ATMs throughout Queens. More...

Letters to the Editor

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Sterling Bancorp Announces Purchase Of Astoria Financial Corp.

Sterling Bancorp has announced it would buy Astoria Financial Corp in an all-stock deal valued at about $2.2 billion to create the sixth largest regional bank in the New York City area by deposits. More...

114th Precinct Crime Briefing Shows Improvement

The 114th Precinct hosted NYPD’s monthly crime briefing last week with Mayor Bill de Blasio and Commissioner James O’Neill in attendance. More...

FIAO’s Italian Language Classes for Adults

The Federation of Italian American Organizations of Queens (FIAO) announced Spring Italian Language Classes for Adults. Classes Begin Week of March 14th , and run from 6 to 7:45 pm. The 10-week session costs $120, plus workbook. More...

Elected Officials Hold Greek Independence Celebration

City Council Members Costa Constantinides and Paul Vallone, in conjunction with Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, celebrated the anniversary of Greek Independence in City Hall on March 2nd. More...

Postal Worker Slashed in Laurelton

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Community Board 2 Meeting, Talks Film Festival

Public Advocate Leticia James was expected to speak at the March meeting of Community Board 2 and did, but only after arriving late.  While waiting for her, the board and the audience that were gathered at Sunnyside Community Services had severa More...

Mardi Gras Draws Nisyrian Islanders Of Tristate Area To Astoria New York

           The Nisyrian Society of New York celebrated their Apokreatiko Glendi, Friday evening February 24th in its headquarters at 31-80 41st St, Astoria, New York. More...

Cops: ‘Eddie Byrne Is With Us Every Day, At Every Job’

With heads bowed, Police Commissioner James O’Neill and former NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton joined family, friends and fellow police officers just after midnight on February 26, at 107th Avenue and Inwood Street in South Jamaica, to commemorate the More...

Man Critical In Bus Accident

A 46-year-old Queens man suffered life-threatening injuries when he stumbled into traffic in Jackson Heights on February 27, police said.The victim, who appeared to be intoxicated, burst out between two parked cars on Roosevelt Avenue near 79th Stree More...

Cops Probe Possible Astoria Hate Crime

Police are searching for an umbrella toting tough guy who assaulted a 69-year-old Astoria woman on March 1, shouting that she should be deported by the feds because she is illegal.Cops said the woman was leaving a Key Food supermarket on 31st Street More...

Hunt Man With Cane In Cash Rob

Police are searching for a man with a cane who stole $1,500 from an unlocked car in Jackson Heights.Cops recovered surveillance footage that shows the man walking up to the cap parked at Northern Boulevard and 74th Street at about 6 p.m. More...

108th Police Precinct Community Council Meeting

The 108th Police Precinct community council held its February meeting on the last day of the month.  It was a short meeting that contained a Cop of the Month award ceremony and a brief report by Commander Captain Ralph Forgione in which he had a More...

In Remembrance

Former Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, a ground-breaking African American political and community activist in Queens for More...

Remembering Helen Marshall

It was with great sadness that I learned of the death of Helen Marshall, my former boss and Queens Borough President for three terms.  More...

Political Page

Crowley Responds To Trump’s Joint Address

House Democratic Caucus Chair Joe Crowley (D–NY) released the following statement Wednesday, after President Trump outlined his agenda that Crowley said “fails to lift up hardworking American families and strengthened Republicans’ r More...

Crowley Responds To Trump’s Joint Address

House Democratic Caucus Chair Joe Crowley (D–NY) released the following statement Wednesday, after President Trump outlined his agenda that Crowley said “fails to lift up hardworking American families and strengthened Republicans’ r More...

Leaders Honored At Black History Celebration

On February 27th, City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer honored the achievements of distinguished community leaders at the 7th Annual Black History Month Celebration before a packed room at the Jacob Riis Neighborhood Settlement, in Queensbri More...

Features

St. Pat’s For All Celebration

The 18th annual St. Pat’s for All Parade took place on March 5th, on a cold and sunny afternoon. The parade, which began as an experimental, risky and mildly controversial event, is now a Queens institution. More...

Local-Express

David McElfresh

Director David McElfresh, 36, is an Astoria resident and A Long Time for Lovers is his second feature. “The eight years I’ve lived in New York City, it’s all been in Queens. I love Queens. More...

As I See It: A Diet That Works

Anyone in the reading audience believe in diets? Anyone ever get involved with one that works? Well, I’ve got a winner and it involves only some minor sacrifice. Believe it or not, there is no need to exercise. More...

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