October 18, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Halloween Zero Tolerance Sex Perv Watch Expanded

Queens cops and state Parole officials will be hot on the trail of the borough’s registered sexual predators again this Halloween, conducting surveillance to make sure they remained at home and stayed a safe distance from young trick-or-treaters, law More...

LaG Bomb Threat Guy ‘Just Making Joke’

A senior citizen with a cavalier approach toward bomb threats sent a wave of panic through Terminal B at LaGuardia Airport on Saturday morning, Port Authority police said.Il John Park, 70, was buying a ticket at a Spirit Airlines counter in Terminal More...

Call For A Traffic Light At Dangerous Sunnyside Intersection

Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer was joined on October 12 by P.S. 343 Principal Brooke Barr, P.S. 343 Parents Coordinator Clara Oza, P.S. More...

NYSDOT Announces $13 Million To Rehab Jewel Avenue Bridge Over Van Wyck Expwy

New York State Department of Transportation Acting Commissioner Cathy Calhoun announced on October 16 that work is underway on a $13 million project to rehabilitate the Jewel Avenue Bridge over the Van Wyck Expressway, as well as the entrance ramp fr More...

Hunt Bike Flasher Pervert

Police are searching for a bicycle pervert who lowered his pants and exposed himself to a 12-year-old girl in Ridgewood on October 2. Ops said the pervert pedaled up to the girl near Seneca Avenue and Stephen Street in Ridgewood at about 4 p.m. More...

DeBlasio: Short Notice On Shelters OK

Speaking before a Queens audience on October 12, Mayor Bill deBlasio said the city is not required to provide advance notice to local legislators and community boards when it rents an entire hotel to shelter the homeless.  “It really depend More...

Commercial Board 1 Holds Cabinet Meeting, Hosts New 114th Police Precinct Commander

In October, the Community Board 1 cabinet meeting proceeded briskly at first and might have been finished early, except that a missing speaker finally showed up, apologized for his lateness and soon had listeners deeply interested in a talk about per More...

Hunters Point Civic Association Hosts Cancer Awareness Speaker & Holiday Charity Drives

The Hunters Point Civic Association meeting for October was held at the Irish Center on Jackson Avenue the same night as the Long Island City Business Improvement District’s annual meeting, which was held slightly earlier but on the same street, Jack More...

Restaurant of the Week

Ziki Bar

Ziki Bar is a sliver of a space just near the edge of Astoria Park on Ditmars Blvd. This absolutely charming bar and café packs a lot of delicious food, fabulous cocktails, and lovely ambience into its petite location. More...

Health Care

Sunday Housecall Hosted by Dr. Samad– October 15th 2017

Samadi sits down with Dr. Cynara Coomer, Chief of Breast Surgery, Staten Island University Hospital. He also talks about the immune system, nutrition and overall advice about how to stay healthy. More...

Flu Season Is Upon Us

Influenza, or the flu, is a dangerous respiratory (lung) infection that is very contagious. An annual flu shot is the best way to protect yourself and your family from it. More...

Features

Republican New York City Council Candidate Joe Concannon: de Blasio plan to Close Rikers Bad for NYC Neighborhoods

“The current City Councilman {Barry Grodenchik} has become an automatic rubber stamp in Mayor de Blasio’s war against New York City’s middle class citizens”,  Joe Concannon, the Republican/ Conservative / Stop de Blasio candidate running in this More...

Community Raises $4,000 For Puerto Rico

On Thursday, October 12 musicians, business owners, and community members came together at SingleCut Beersmiths to raise more than $4,000 for the victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.  More...

‘Batty Over Halloween Celebration’ October 29

The Central Astoria LDC is proud to bring you their Second Annual Batty Over Halloween Celebration. Come out for a bewitching afternoon on Sunday, October 29, from 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm at the Astoria Park Great Lawn. More...

Peralta Announces Funding For Critical Repair Project At Lexington School For The Deaf

NYS Senator Jose Peralta announced state funding for a critical capital improvement project for the Lexington School for the Deaf, a project that will repair the 50-year-old roofing system. More...

Congressional Delegation:

Help Medallion Owners Now ‘Met With Unfair Repayment Demands’

U.S. Rep. More...

Man Killed In Jackson Heights Gunfire

Police are searching for a gunman who opened fire on a Jackson Heights street on October 19, killing a 20-year-old man in the first homicide this year in the 115th Precinct.Gunfire erupted on 95th Street near Jackson Mill Road at about 9:50 p.m. More...

Melina: The Last Greek Goddess Comes To Astoria

The Hellenic Cultural Center presents renowned Cypriot actress, Paola Hadjilambri, in “Melina: The Last Greek Goddess” by Paul Lambis for three nights only – October 27, 28 and 29, at the Hellenic Cultural Center in Astoria. More...

Addabbo Job Fair WithMore Than 150 Employers Draws About 600 Job Seekers

The October 6 Annual Job Fair sponsored by NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., in partnership with Resorts World Casino New York City (110-00 Rockaway Blvd., Jamaica), attracted about 600 individuals seeking employment or new career opportunities. More...

Gunman Faces 50 Years In Botched Drug Killings

A 26-year-old Queens Village man is facing 50 years in prison when he is sentenced later this year, for the brutal 2015 murders of two Ridgewood men during a botched drug robbery. More...

Cops Hunt Elmhurst Heart-Stab Suspect

Police are searching for an assailant who stabbed a man in the heart on a street on Elmhurst on October 9. Cops said the 35-year-old victim was walking on Macnish Street near Elmhurst Avenue at about 10 p.m. More...

It's In Queens! (October 18 Through October 25)

Things might heat up when Dan Rather gets political in Queens this week. Good thing he’ll be able to cool off with soothing Venezuelan, Indian, Mexican, Italian, and jazz tunes. More...

LIC BID Holds First "Expanded" Meeting

Last Wednesday, David Brause, chairman of the Long Island City Business Improvement District, welcomed visitors to “the first meeting of the expanded BID,” at the opening of its annual meeting, held at PS 1, the MoMA-affiliated museum on Jackson Aven More...

Picking In The Pumpkin Patch

A memorable moment at the Queens Botanical Garden’s Harvest Fest & Pumpkin Patch held on Sunday, October 15. More...

Political Page

I On Politics

MALONEY SEEKS FULL HEARING ON EQUIFAX’S IRS CONTRACT AWARDED AFTER DATA BREACH: Congresswoman Carolyn B. More...

Gianaris Earns High Marks On Environmental Scorecard Three Years Running

NYS Senator Michael Gianaris earned a high score on this year’s EPL/Environmental Advocates “Environmental Scorecard.” Each year Environmental Advocates tracks the environmental vot More...

Editorials

Celebrating The United Nations

We are celebrating UN Day on Tuesday, October 24, the 72nd anniversary of the signing of the UN Charter in 1945, making it an official entity, empowered with the ability to bring member nations of the world together. More...

Letters to the Editor

Reject Silencers Act A copy of this letter was received at theoffices of the Queens Gazette.October 7, 2017The Honorable Paul RyanSpeakerU.S. House of RepresentativesThe CapitolWashington, DC 20515 Mr. Speaker, More...

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