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Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers At Forest Hills Stadium

Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers swung by Forest Hills Stadium during their 40th Anniversary Tour for two sold out shows on Wednesday and Thursday (July 26 and 27). Peter Wolf (J. Geils Band) opened on both nights. More...

‘Fish On The Beach,’ Deceptively Beautiful

“Fish On The Beach,” by Andreas C. More...

Hunt Vandal In Park Hate Messages

Police are searching for the vandal who scrawled swastikas and anti-gay messages on trees and rocks inside Forest Park on July 25. Ops said city Parks Department workers spotted the hate messages at about 4 p.m. More...

12-Year-Old Hit By Car In Dutch Kills

A 12-year-old girl is recovering from injuries she suffered when she was struck by a vehicle at a Dutch Kills intersection on July 27. Cops said the girl was attempting to cross the intersection at about 10:27 a.m. More...

Internet in Bloom for The Layperson

In the movies and on TV death is rarely depicted realistically.  After multiple heroes or villains get slain the viewer rarely sees the ripple affect causing extreme grief and discomfort among the surviving families and friends.  Legalities More...

It's In Queens! (August 3 to August 9)

This week’s theme is “blast from the past” as local venues take strolls down memory lane with musicians, movies, musicals, and even a memorial racetrack. More...

Assembly Member Weprin Joins Mayor For Salute To Disabled New Yorkers

On Wednesday evening July, 26 New York State Assembly member David Weprin joined Mayor Di Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray for the naming of the winners of the 2017 Sapolin awards for individuals, organizations or businesses who have done ou More...

Miller Hosts Legal Mobile Van At His Office

Assemblyman Mike Miller hosted the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) van at his office (located at 83-91 Woodhaven Boulevard in Woodhaven) on Monday, July 24. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Calendar compiled by Bronwyn Davila. Dates & times More...

Restaurant of the Week

New Grand Buffet

If you have a family where everyone wants something different for dinner, you ought to visit New Grand Buffet, where there is literally something for everyone. More...

Health Care

Why is dark chocolate healthy?

Like Forrest Gump in the movie with the same name said, “My momma always said, ‘Life is like a box of chocolates. More...

Features

1950s Flushing Photographer Honored With Town Hall Exhibit

Flushing resident Frank Oscar Larson was a first-generation Swedish immigrant and family man who worked as a banker by workday and amateur photographer by weekend.  In 2009, Larson’s grandson, Soren, was given a box of undeveloped negatives. More...

Ground Broken On Big Bush Park

The continuing renovation of Woodside’s Big Bush Park was launched with its new and improved playground on July 25. More...

Katz, Constantinides Allocate $3.7 Million To Improve Public Schools

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and Councilman Costa Constantinides announced on July 27 a Fiscal Year ‘18 investment of nearly $3.7 million to the NYC School Construction Authority to improve public school facilities in the district. More...

Urge Whooping Cough Shots

City health officials are urging infant and toddler caretakers to get a whooping cough vaccination. More...

A Queens World Film Festival 8 Update

Queens World Film Festival 8 is expanding its run from six days to two weeks, with two screenings for accepted films from March 15 – 25, 2018 at the Museum of the Moving Image and Kaufman Astoria Studios, announced QWFF Executive Director&n More...

‘The Learning Experience’ Preschool Program To Open In Astoria

Preschool operator, The Learning Experience, announced recently that it would be bringing its unique approach to daycare to Astoria in 2018. More...

NYPD: Beware Phone Payment Scammers

Police officials are warning the public to be alert to phone scammers who call their victims demanding cash for kidnapped relatives, who demand a payoff to access big bucks lotto winnings, to prevent utility firms from cutting off their service due t More...

Luxury Lifestyle At Queens Plaza

Three high-rise luxury towers featuring 1,800 apartments will start leasing this fall on Jackson Avenue in Long Island City, a spokesperson for developer Tishman Speyer said.When completed, the development at Queens Plaza South and Jackson Avenue wil More...

Weathering The NYC Hurricane Season

Nothing changes like the weather, especially during hurricane season when strong winds and flash flooding can wreak havoc on local neighborhoods.Meteorologists agree that severe weather should be taken very seriously, since it can be dangerous to you More...

Cops Hunt Dutch Kills Gunman

Police are searching for three men who robbed a couple at gunpoint in Dutch Kills on July 22. More...

FDNY: Avoid Fire Dangers

Queens fire officials are once again reminding city residents to remain alert to fire dangers inside their homes and are urging tenants and homeowners to make sure they have working smoke alarms installed in every room.Overloaded electric strips and More...

On the Road in Greece: Stemnitsa Afternoon

A taxi or car is the easiest way to tour Stemnitsa, a traditional village in Arcadia, Peloponnese. A late spring day with greenery made this a comfortable excursion. Urban Greeks are rediscovering their roots in village life. More...

Feds Announce Plans For Cleanup Of Radioactive Ridgewood Site

Officials at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are determined to begin the long awaited cleanup of a radioactive industrial site in Ridgewood, despite plans by the Trump administration to slash funding for the federal agency by as much as 50 More...

Mayor Di Blasio and School Chancellor Carmen Farina Announce 28 New Queens High Schools Add College For All Programs For 2017-2018 School Year

Last week Mayor Di Blasio and NYC School Chancellor Carmen Farina announced that 175 additional New York City Public High Schools would be implementing College Access For All programs. More...

Political Page

Reps Blast Trump Adminstration Decision To End Retirement Savings Program

House Democratic Caucus Chair Joe Crowley (D-NY), left, and Rep. More...

Van Bramer, Community Protest Unsafe Work Conditions At Construction Site

In response to recent injuries and code violations at a construction site, Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer joined Build Up NYC and community members in protest of “unsafe work conditions” at More...

Editorials

Keep It Moving

To address an already sore subject – the subway – we are very disappointed that the system has been allowed to deteriorate to emergency conditions. While we do applaud the stated goals for rescuing mass transit for the entire city.  More...

Letters to the Editor

Shirking MTA Responsibility  To The Editor:  More...

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