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Stars Are Gravitating Toward Our Orbit

Scanning through the highlights of the past 35 years for the Gazette 35th Anniversary Issue, we noticed the bounty of stars caught in our net as we gathered the news every week. More...

Schumer To MTA, Amtrak: Use $400M To Finally Repair Sandy Damage

Germane to the Gazette Editorial of May 31, (“Mass Transit Should Take Front Seat”), US Senator Charles E. Schumer has addressed the ongoing situation with our mass transit: More...

Queens Public Servants Honored With Prestigious Award

The Fund for the City of New York honored on May 25 their 2017 Sloan Public Service Award winners. Three of the seven winners are outstanding public servants in Queens. More...

UCCA Hosts Health Fair In Astoria

On June 3, the United Community Civic Association (UCCA) joined with Mount Sinai Hospital Queens and the New York City Correction Department to host a communitywide health fair at the Kaufman Studios in Astoria. More...

Queens’s Residents & Fellows Research Day

NewYork-Presbyterian Queens hosted its Residents and Fellows Research Day on May 17 in the hospital’s Lang Auditorium, giving physicians-in-training valuable firsthand experience with the resea More...

At 35, A Voice To Be Reckoned With

The Queens Gazette:

There is a message in the survival of the Queens Gazette, a message for naysayers and skeptics that doubted the newspaper would survive when it first debuted in January 1982: “Never Say Never.” More...

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Pheffer Amato Helps Officially Kick Off Beach Season

Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Rockaway Beach), along with other local and citywide elected officials, helped the New York City Parks Department inaugurate beach season at the boardwalk on Bea More...

Western Queens Gazette, CONGRATULATIONS

From the Gazette’s day of birth, as one of the founders along with Roger Laghezza and Judy Jackson I demanded that education was to be the most important role the paper would play in and for the community. More...

Vincent Sardi, A Host For The Ages

The interview is finished. The door to his office closes. The man interviewed walks ahead and presses the button for the elevator. One only wishes one had the time and space to explore more of his memories. More...

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Nikmoody

Nikmoody is a writer, rapper and songwriter from Long Island. Raised in a blue-collar Italian family, he experienced some loss and depression at an early age. More...

Addabbo Summer Kickoff At Rockaway Beach

Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. joined Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato, Council Member Donovan Richards, U.S. Congressman Rep. More...

Groundbreaking For Playground At P.S. 120

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz joined New York City Councilman Peter Koo (second from l.) and representatives from The Trust for Public Land, New York Road Runners and the New York City Departm More...

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2018 Queens Arts Fund Application Now Open

Queens Council on the Arts (QCA) announced the 2018 Queens Arts Fund (QAF) grant cycle is now open. More...

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Universal PE For All Public Schools Announced

Mayor de Blasio, Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark- Viverito (who was unable to attend) announced a new Universal Physical Education initiative to provide all pub More...

Tretyakov Gallery Of Moscow And The George Costakis Collection

Off The Beaten Trail:

A haunting building from long ago houses masterpieces of world art that span 1,000 years. The State Tretyakov Gallery has the appearance of a Russian fairy tale. More...

The 25th Annual Queens Pride Parade

This year marked the 25th Anniversary of Pride in Jackson Heights. This year’s parade was led by Grand Marshals Bianey Garcia of Make the Road; Sheltering Arms; and New York State Comptroller Thomas P. More...

CB 2 Takes Care Of Business Before Summer Break

On June 1, Community Board 2 held its last meeting until September. More...

Supporting The Nan Shan Senior Center

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz attended the 29th Annual Fundraising Dinner for the Chinese-American Planning Council’s Nan Shan Senior Center on May 25. More...

City Ramps Up Enforcement Of Illegally Opened Hydrants

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has launched its 21st annual crackdown on city residents who insist on opening fire hydrants without an approved “shower cap.” DEP officials are sending teams of teens into local neighborho More...

The Forest Hills Memorial Day Parade

This year’s Forest Hills Memorial Day Parade was held on Sunday, May 28. It began at Metropolitan and Ascan Avenues and proceeded to the Remsen Family Cemetery. The parade’s Grand Marshals were Major Michael Dunne and Michael Pearlman. More...

Peralta Secures Funding For NHS To Aid Queens Homeowners

In 2016, the Neighborhood Housing Services of Queens (NHS) saved 49 hardworking families from foreclosure and helped another 29 buy their homes with down payment assistance programs. More...

Central Astoria LDC’s Multicultural Celebration

The Central Astoria Local Development Coalition (CALDC), an Astoriabased not-for-profit organization, announced that it will host a Multicultural Celebration on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Dutch Kills Playground on Crescent Street and 36th Avenue in L More...

Peralta’s Bill On Letter Grading Food Trucks Passed By Senate

As the New York State Senate passed a bill sponsored by Senator Jose Peralta (D-Queens) to assign letter grades to pushcarts and food trucks, the Senator and members of the Independent Democratic Conference issued a report, “Grades-onthe go: An More...

Koo Announces Open Registration For C4Q Coding

City Councilman Peter Koo joined with the Coalition For Queens (C4Q) on June 1 to announce open registrations for its C4Q Access Code Program, an initiative that teaches coding and professional skills to talented adults from diverse and low-income ba More...

WCS’s Queens Zoo Helps Howler Monkeys Thrive in Belize

Recent WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) Queens Zoo surveys of black howler monkeys (Alouatta pigra), translocated to Belize’s Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary 25 years ago reveal that the effort has been a great success, with monkeys now t More...

Meng Honors Firefighter Tolley In Congress

On May 2, Congresswoman Grace Meng read into the Congressional Record of the 115th Congress a statement honoring the life of FDNY Firefighter William Tolley, who lost his life when his company responded to a fire in Glendale. More...

15th Annual Small Business & Procurement EXPO

Join LaGuardia Community College Business Services and over 60 exhibitors and hundreds of attendees at the 15th Annual Small Business & Procurement EXPO where you can:   Network with government agencies, prime contractors, and small busines More...

Half A Lifetime At The Gazette

I suppose I am a veteran of the Queens Gazette, having been here nearly 19 years. I started at 19 years old. My Father, being a regular reader of his local newspaper, would pick it up every week to read about all the local news in his community. More...

Welcome One Of NYPD’s Newest Cadets

Gus Prentzas of Fresk’o Froyo and Café on 30th Avenue in Astoria proudly submitted a group of photos with his daughter, NYPD cadet, Irene Prentzas. More...

Traffic Mitigation Measures Proposed For The GCP

NYC Councilman Costa Constantinides, NYS Senator  Michael Gianaris, and NYS Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas on June 2 called for traffic mitigation measures on the Grand  Central Parkway (GCP). More...

Ask Dr. Universe

How do turtles live so much longer than other animals?  —8th grader, Lewiston, Idaho  Dear Reader,  More...

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‘Red Nose Day’ Raises Money To Help Kids

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz was happy to partner with Walgreens and the Children’s Health Fund in raising awareness about “Red Nose Day” by hosting a Queens Borough Hall v More...

Peralta, IDC Unveil Report Examining Prepaid Calling Cards

Many New Yorkers, a vast majority of them immigrants, rely on international prepaid calling cards to call their loved ones. It appears to be an affordable, cheap alternative to landlines and monthly phone plans. More...

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New Mobile App Makes It Easy To Share Memories

Whether you’re a recent arrival in the borough or a long-time resident, no doubt you’ve captured some vibrant memories of your Queens life in photos, news clippings, and other materials.  More...

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Summer Reading At Astoria Bokshop

Summer is almost here and Astoria Bookshop has a full calendar keeping them busy. Read on for info on their launch party for “Small Hours,” storytimes with Tim Miller and Tom Booth, a screening with Cinema Under the Influence and more! More...

Christ The King HS Students Celebrate ‘Gatsby’ Era

Christ the King High School students gathered in their most glamorous “Roaring ’20s” attire at the culmination of Ms. Mayer-Foley’s English class reading of F. More...

INSITU Site-Specific Dance Festival Coming To LIC

Western Queens will come alive with dance on July 8 and 9 along the Long Island City waterfront. More...

8th Graders Honored For Essays On Black History

Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas honored 92 Queens 8th grade students from I.S. 141 and I.S. 10 with special NYS Assembly Certificates of Merit for participating in her annual Black History Essay Contest. She chose three students from I.S. More...

Aldo’s Democratic Club Meeting

Florence Koulouris, Community Board 1 District Manager, was guest speaker of the Aldo’s Democratic Club May meeting. More...

Cops Cuff Astoria Man In Graffiti Hate Spree

Police last week arrested a vandal who scrawled nearly two dozen homophobic hate messages on walls and doors in Astoria since March 13. More...

Low-Level Offenders Will Soon Be Heard By OATH

As a result of legislation passed by the City Council in May, the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH) will soon hear certain low-level, nonviolent quality of life offenses.  More...

Governors Ball Stuffs Your Ears And Stomach

Photo Jon HeadleeThis year, as is the case most years, Governors Ball was packed with big name talents and up and coming new acts. It was so packed, in fact, that it was impossible for diverse music connoisseurs to see all their favorite acts. More...

The Pulpit

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Christ The King HS Students Visited By Holocaust Survivor

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