September 27, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Shop Forest Hills – Austin Street Festival

The Forest Hills Chamber of Commerce’s Shop Forest Hills – Austin Street Festival, a fall favorite in the community, was more of a summer extravaganza as thousands of shoppers enjoyed the street fair amidst the 90-degree weather. More...

Maloney Holds Fundraiser In LIC

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney held a fundraiser on Tuesday, September 19, at Manducatis Rustica restaurant in Long Island City. The Congresswoman shared her goals and vision for the future with those attending. More...

St. Anastasia Knights of Columbus Installs Officers

St. Anastasia Knights of Columbus held their installation of officers on September 19 in the Annex at of St. Anastasia Parish in Douglaston. More...

Astoria Bookshop’s New Releases

Now that fall is here, Astoria Bookshop has got a whole assortment of new releases to lose yourself in! It’s time to begin your next great read, and they’re got a list of new releases that’s an excellent place to start. More...

Douglaston Civic Urges Residents: ‘Oppose DOT’s Bike Lane Plan’

The Douglaston Civic Association (DCA), upon learning that the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) is planning to rush construction of controversial bike lanes that had not been slated to be installed until next year, has sent an alert t More...

Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro of the New York City Fire Department

We are delighted that our next speaker will be Daniel A. Nigro, the esteemed Fire Commissioner of our City. More...

Citi Bike Starts Astoria Installation

Citi Bike arrived in Astoria on September 22, with the first stations slated for expansion, including Vernon Boulevard and 41st Avenue, and 24th Street and 40th Avenue. Once complete later this fall, the neighborhood will have 59 Citi Bike stati More...

Cops Foil Hubby’s Kidnap Bid

A 28-year-old Queens man is facing kidnapping and other charges in his foiled bid to snatch his estranged wife from a parked car in East Elmhurst on September 21.Police said the 21-year-old victim was sitting with her boyfriend in his parked car on 9 More...

Apply Now For Holiday Jobs

Queens job hunters hoping to cash-in on holiday employment opportunities are being urged to apply early this year.The annual holiday hiring period is currently underway in New York City, when retailers hire thousands of temporary workers to stock she More...

Tenant Dies, Search For Legionnaires Virus Continues

The city Department of Health (DOH) is testing the hot water system at a Rego Park apartment building for signs of bacteria linked to Legionnaires Disease.DOH workers posted a “Notice To Tenants” in the lobby of Hampton House at 93-10 Queens Boulevar More...

Queens County Republicans Tour Historic Seguine Mansion

The Queens Village Republican Club led a group of civic- and historic-minded enthusiasts on its third annual historic bus tour. More...

Mets Partner With Cuomo For Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief

The New York Mets are at it again. No, they are not trading off any more of their high salaried players. They are volunteering to partner with Governor Andrew M. More...

Restaurant of the Week

Fresco’s Cantina

Fresco’s Cantina is a welcome, breath of fresh air in the quiet, residential part of Astoria, near the water front. With the bonus of the new Ferry Service to Manhattan and the proximity to Socrates Sculpture More...

Seniors

Savvy Senior:

How to Choose the Right Type of Walker

Dear Savvy Senior,How does one go about choosing a walker? I have some balance issues along with arthritis in my knee and could use a little more help than a cane provides. Unsteady at 70Dear Unsteady, More...

Editorials

During Adversity We Must Come Together

The Earth is being bombarded by disasters lately it seems. No one is immune, or exempt from nature’s fury. More...

Letters to the Editor

Gas Price Gouge Watch  A copy of this letter from US Senator Schumer to Federal Trade Commission Acting Chairwoman Maureen Ohlhausen was received at the offices of the Queens Gazette. Dear Acting Chairwoman Ohlhausen,  More...

Correction

Regarding last week’s story, “UCCA Celebrates 25th Anniversary With Bash In Astoria,” the Gazette inadvertently left out UCCA President Rose Marie Poveromo’s comment, that while she is the face and the mouth of the UCCA, it is More...

St. John's Student Gives Day Of Service

On a sun splashed late September Saturday, St. John’s University brightened the days of children with disabilities even more! More...

Queens Community House To Hold Annual Gala On October 25

Queens Community House (QCH) will hold its Annual Gala on Wednesday, October 25, at Blend On the Water, 45-40 Center Boulevard, in Long Island City. More...

Supports Councilman Paul Vallone’s Reelection

Paul Halvatzis (r.) presents Councilman Paul Vallone (l.) with a photo they took commemorating Vallone’s recent primary win and the kickoff for his reelection campaign this November 7. More...

St. Andrew Avellino’s Annual Welcome Back From Summer BBQ

St. Andrew Avellino of Flushing held its annual Welcome Back from Summer Vacation BBQ on Saturday, September 16.  Each year the event grows larger; this year well over 300 attended the four-hour event. More...

Christ the King Celebrates Opening Of School Year With Mass

Christ the King High School celebrated the beginning of the school year with Mass, which was officiated by CK Alumni (’88) Father Frank Spacek and Deacon Paul Norman (’77). More...

Pheffer Amato Completes National Early Learning Fellowship

Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Rockaway Beach), recently completed a 2017 National Early Learning Fellowship with the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), a national non-profit that helps legislators across all 50 states share bes More...

Celebrating a Life: Dr. Dolores Beckham

Join Councilman Daniel Dromm and IS 145 for a special street co-naming ceremony for Dr. Dolores Beckham Way tomorrow, Thursday, September 28, from 4 pm to 5 pm at the corner of 80th Street and 34th Avenue in Jackson Heights. Dr. More...

Burglar Faces 16 Years-To-Life In Maspeth Break-In

A career criminal with a history of burglary arrests met his match on August 1 at the hands of a nanny-cam. Felix Perez, 38, of Crown Heights, Brooklyn, pleaded guilty on September 17 to second-degree burglary in the break-in of a home on 66th S More...

Judge Promises Jail Time For Graffiti Hate Messenger

A 53-year-old Astoria man is facing jail time for scrawling nearly two-dozen homophobic hate messages on walls and doors in his neighborhood earlier this year.Yaacov Shemesh pleaded guilty to third-degree criminal mischief in the six-month long graff More...

15 Years For Granny Death, Body Stash

A 31-yer-old Ridgewood man who strangled his grandmother and lived for five months with her decomposing body will spend 5 to 15 years in prison for the horrendous crimes, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said.Christopher Fuhrer pleaded guilty i More...

It's In Queens! (September 28 Through October 4)

Big Bird celebrates 45 years in business this week. What a lucky Muppet! More...

Justice For All Resumes For Fall 2017

After a protest parade and rally was staged in Queensboro Plaza in late June, the Justice for All Coalition’s cadre suggested there might be a meeting in the summer.  It didn’t occur, but last week, by the time of the September meeting at the Ja More...

Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser To Be Held On October 1

A Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser, sponsored by the Hunters Point Parks Conservatory, the Long Island City Partnership, the Hunterspoint Civic Association and others, will be held October 1, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  More...

Recovery Effort For Puerto Rico

The New York Mets are at it again. No, they are not trading off any more of their high salaried players. They are volunteering to partner with Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on the Empire State Relief & Recovery Effort for Puerto Rico.  More...

Political Page

I On Politics

CROWLEY ON TRUMP’S SPEECH TO UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY: Democratic Caucus Chair Joe Crowley (D-NY) released the following statement in response to President Trump’s address to the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly: More...

Maloney Holds Fundraiser In LIC

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney held a fundraiser on Tuesday, September 19, at Manducatis Rustica restaurant in Long Island City. The Congresswoman shared her goals and vision for the future with those attending.   More...

Book Review

Astoria Bookshop’s New Releases

Now that fall is here, Astoria Bookshop has got a whole assortment of new releases to lose yourself in! It’s time to begin your next great read, and they’re got a list of new releases that’s an excellent place to start. More...

Features

LIC Construction Worker Trapped, Critically Injured

A construction worker was critically injured on September 22, when a Bobcat machine fell on top of him, trapping him at a job site on Northern Boulevard and 46th Street in Long Island City. More...

Historic Poppenhusen Celebrates Oktoberfest

More than a century ago, College Point and the neighborhoods of the borough’s North Shore, possessed a unique claim to fame.The area featured more beer gardens and saloons than any place else in the entire country. More...

Urban Upbound’s Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

On Tuesday, September 19, Bishop Mitchell Taylor, Congresswoman Carolyn B. More...

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