March 29, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Forest Hills High School Weathers The Storm

The “major snowstorm” and “blizzard” conditions did not pan out to what was expected, luckily for Queens residents, who still had a difficult time getting around in the recent snow, hail and gusty winds. More...

De Blasio Spells Out Plan For A New Mansion Tax To Astoria Seniors

Mayor Bill de Blasio visited seniors at the HANAC Harmony JVL Innovative Senior Center in Astoria to drum up support for his proposed Mansion Tax that would raise the real estate transfer tax to 2.5% on sales of real estate in excess of $2 million. More...

On the Road In Greece: Areos Square Remembers Heroes of Legal System

Heroes who attempted to establish a free Greece after the 1821 Greek Revolution fought with the power of the pen. In the provincial city of Tripoli, in the heart of the Peloponnese, is Areos Square. Three heroes of Greek democracy are honored. More...

Cast Your Vote For 2017 Participatroy Budgeting Today!

After many months of community organizing, the office Councilman Paul Vallone is proud to host the 2017 Participatory Budgeting Vote Week, which will be taking place throughout District 19 from March 25 through April 2. More...

Upper Astoria Housing

The owner of a parcel at 25-40 36th Street in Astoria has filed plans to develop a five-story, ten-unit residential building at the site. Located in the heart of Astoria, the project features 10,274-square-feet of residential space and will incl More...

CB1 Gives Nod To Sports Complex Expansion

Plans for expansion of the Astoria Sports Complex got a nod from Community Board 1 members last week, clearing a first hurdle for an updated facility featuring a regulation-size soccer field, an indoor skating rink and other improvements. More...

Last Minute Tax Woes

Officials at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are again warning last minute taxpayers to beware scams most often used by con artists who are out to steal your identity, cash and sense of security. The scammers are out to get you at this time o More...

Shopper Spots Skimmer On ATM

Police are searching for a man who was captured on surveillance footage attaching a skimming machine to an ATM at a 7-Eleven store in Jackson Heights on March 10. Cops said the suspect attached the skimmer to an ATM at the 7-Eleven store at 87-1 More...

Hell Gate Centennial

Socrates Sculpture Park was the rallying point on March 25th for a group of some 75 people who braved cool weather for the Hike to Hell Gate, a guided historical photo-walk commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Hell Gate Bridge. More...

Community Calendar

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Restaurant of the Week

Mundo

Mundo is a gem of a restaurant and bar located inside the Paper Factory Hotel, with a history all its own. In 1922, the Pilot Radio Company was founded and later made radios and parts during World War II. More...

Editorials

Navigating A Snake Pit Of Construction

Getting around New York City is getting difficult. There is construction everywhere, much of it due to a boom in residential development, but also long-overdue repairs or rebuilding. More...

Letters to the Editor

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John Legend Robbed Of $30K At JFK Airport

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced that a 63-year-old Corona man has been charged with grand larceny and other crimes for allegedly swiping a Louis Vuitton bag yesterday from a luggage cart at Kennedy Airport. More...

Forest Hills Rally Marks Women’s History Month

Council Member Karen Koslowitz organized a rally that was held on Sunday, March 26th, at MacDonald Park in Forest Hills. More...

Greek Archbishop Joins Mayor At Greek Independence Celebration At Gracie Mansion

On Tuesday, March 21st Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray hosted a reception at Gracie Mansion to celebrate Greek Independence, which was also commemorated with a parade along Fifth Avenue on Sunday. More...

Addabbo Cites Priorities In State Budget, Warns Against Federal Cuts To State In Future

As negotiations on the final 2017-2018 State Budget enter their last days, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. More...

On The Road In Greece: Visiting The Amphitryon In Nafplion

Nafplion is a beautiful, seaport Peloponnesian city on the gulf of Argolis. International, in character, it is a magnet among Persons of the Peloponessus. Many from the mountain villages have bought homes on the water. More...

Queens Man Charged With KIlling Dog, Pug Allegedely Hurled From 7th Floor Apartment Balcony

Defendant Faces Up To Two Years In Prison If Convicted

Queens District Attorney Richard A. More...

Cops Hunt Sunnyside ‘Bear-Hug’ Suspect

Police are searching for a man who followed a woman into the lobby of her Sunnyside apartment building on March 12. More...

Driver Faces Lesser Charges In Fatal Baby Crash

The driver of a pickup truck that struck and killed a year-old girl in East Elmhurst on March 23 has been charged with failure to yield to a pedestrian and failure to exercise due care, following an investigation by police at the NYPD Accident Invest More...

New Astoria Boulevard Housing

The owner of a one-story warehouse at 22-02 Astoria Boulevard has filed plans to develop a five-story mixed-use residential building at the site. Plans show the new development would feature 16,078-square-feet of residential space, with four apa More...

It’s In Queens! (March 30 to April 5)

The week is overflowing with multi-day theme events, such as a tattoo festival, Latin American film series, 27-choreographer dance celebration, and three-show hip hop extravaganza. More...

Political Page

I On Politics

ALBANY CHALLENGES MAYOR’S SHELTER PLAN: State Senator Jeffrey Klein, a lawmaker from the Bronx, stated he does not agree with Mayor de Blasio’s plan to build 90 homeless shelters in the city over the next five years. More...

Health Care

5 Health Numbers Every American Should Know

There is no better time than the present to take charge of your health. You are the one living in your body so you know it best – or do you? More...

Features

Celebrating Greek Independence

Elected officials and dignitaries took part in the Greek Independence Day Parade on Sunday, March 26th as it progressed along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.   More...

Columnist, 90, Wishes Gazette Many More

On March 20th, I celebrated my 90th birthday. More...

Stavisky Celebrates New York Farmers On National Agriculture Day

In honor of National Agriculture Day, state Senator Toby Ann Stavisky recognizes the hardworking farmers in New York state. More...

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