October 25, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

It’s In Queens! (Oct. 26 to Nov. 1)

It’s getting repetitious. Queens is the best place to celebrate Halloween again this year! The borough hosts murder mysteries, Irish ghost stories, a haunted walking tour, a special effects workshop, and other seasonal treats. More...

Justice for All Coalition Meeting

It was understood the mid-October meeting of the Justice for All Coalition would be held in the gymnasium of the Jacob Riis Center in Queensbridge Houses, but arriving attendees found basketball was being played there and were directed downstairs to More...

Unveil Nation’s First-Ever Breast Cancer Awareness Commemorative Coin

On October 23, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Congressmember Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) joined Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) President and CEO Myra Biblowit, BCRF Chief Mission Officer Dr. Marc Hurlbert, Director at the U.S. More...

Borough President Secure $6 Million To Rebuild Ravenswood Playground

On a spring like afternoon October 23 Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and City Council Majority Leaders Jimmy Van Bramer joined representatives from the Parks Commissioner and the Ravenswood Houses Civic Association to announce a major construc More...

Queens Library Raises Half A Million Dollars At Annual Gala


On a beautiful Tuesday evening on October 17 hundreds of patrons of the Queens Library gathered together at the magnificent Queens Museum of Art to help raise money for one the busiest library systems in the United States. More...

Trial Opens In Murder Of Queens Cop

More than three dozen police officers packed a Queens courtroom on October 20, to hear opening statements in the trial of accused cop killer Demetrius Blackwell. More...

Court Orders Temp ‘Hands-Off Tenants’ In NYSUM Eviction Bid

Tenants fighting to remain in a dormitory-style residence in Astoria won a temporary restraining order (TRS) on October 16th, that prohibits their landlord, the New York School of Urban Ministry (NYSUM,) from kicking them to the street or harassing t More...

Christ The King Students Participate In Annual Walkathon

Christ the King High School held its Annual Walkathon on October 17, where students raised money for various school clubs. More...

Four-Years For Holy Hatred Bandit

A 24-year-old homeless man was sentenced on October 16th to 4 years in prison for burglarizing four Queens houses of worship earlier this year. Police at the NYPD Grand Larceny Division arrested Woznick in the three-week burglary spree that targ More...

Arrests In Paintball Attacks On Toddler, Adults

Two Queens men are facing a slew of charges in a series of wild paintball attacks involving more than a dozen people, including a 2-year-old boy, on October 13. Cops said Gilbert Lopez, 22, and Oscar Casanova, 19, opened fire at victims in Glend More...

Katz Auxiliary Police

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz was honored to speak at the NYPD Patrol Borough Queens North Auxiliary Recognition Dinner on October 19. The event was held to honor the volunteers who serve our City as NYPD Auxiliary Police Officers. More...

Van Bramer Hosts First Ever Participatory Budgeting Events For Homeless New Yorkers

City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer hosted New York City’s first ever participatory budgeting events for homeless New Yorkers on October 13. More...

Restaurant of the Week

MOJAVE

Mojave is Astoria’s premier location for fine Mexican and Southwestern cuisine, extraordinarily good margaritas, cocktails, and a huge selection of tequilas. More...

Health Care

Sunday Housecall Hosted by Dr. Samad– October 22nd 2017

Sunday Housecall – October 22nd 2017 Dr.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...

Features

Sunnyside Street Renamed In Honor Of Lily Gavin

The long-planned street-naming ceremony for the late Sunnyside community activist and owner of Dazies Restaurant, Lily Gavin, was held on October 21. More...

Quinn Aids Hurricane Victims

Officials at the Thomas M. Quinn & Sons Funeral Home in Astoria last week joined in an NYPD Relief Donation Drive, providing sorely needed supplies for emergency responders helping people in hurricane ravaged Puerto Rico. More...

Crowley Surveys Damage In Puerto Rico

House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) joined a congressional delegation to Puerto Rico on Saturday to survey on-the-ground recovery efforts and hear firsthand from Puerto Rican residents what more the federal government must do to aid t More...

Astoria Bookshop’s New Releases

       It’s October! And in the book world, that means so many new releases! Check out what’s new here, or visit the bookshop to peruse yourself. As always, their calendar is full of exciting events. More...

Peralta Announces Capital Project To Modernize P.S. 19’s Auditorium in Corona

State Senator Jose Peralta announced on October 22 that he has secured state funding to upgrade the auditorium at P.S. 19, the Marino Jeantet School in Corona. More...

Van Bramer Honors Menchaca, Others At Hispanic Leadership Awards

City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer and over 100 members of the Western Queens community celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month and honored Hispanic leaders at the Majority Leader’s 8th Annual Hispanic Leadership Awards at Thalia Spanish T More...

Queens Chamber Of Commerce Honors Business Person Of The Year

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Urban Upbound Gala Tonight!

The 2017 Urban Upbound Gala is their 13th annual celebration. This year’s theme is “Pathways to Prosperity through Partnerships,” at 7:00 pm tonight, October 25, at City Winery (155 Varick Street, Manhattan). More...

‘Aphrodite’s Sacred Virgins’

"Aphrodite’s Sacred Virgins,” set in 40-50 AD, is a formidable historical novel, all the more poignant given it is based on historical events. More...

Pheffer Amato Hosts Meeting on Reducing Airplane Noise

Assembly Member Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Broad Channel) hosted on October 13 the Federal Aviation Administration, the Port Authority, and Broad Channel Civic Association President Dan Mundy, Jr. More...

Katz Promotes Prostate Cancer Awareness

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz issued a Proclamation declaring October 19, 2017 to be “Prostate Cancer Awareness Day” in Queens. More...

Maspeth Burglar Gets Maximum 16-Years To Life

A 38-year-old career criminal was sentenced on October 16 to 16-years-to-life as a mandatory persistent felon – the maximum allowable penalty under the law. More...

Ridgewood Democratic Club Holds October Meeting

The Ridgewood Democratic Club (RDC) held its monthly meeting on October 20.  The meeting featured several speakers including NYC Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley, Captain Michael Gibbs, Executive Officer of the 104 Police Precinct, Supreme Court J More...

DeBlasio Crackdown Targets Delivery Business Owners

Mayor Bill deBlasio on October 19 announced a new crackdown on illegal e-bikes, giving cops the go-ahead to fine businesses that use the bikes for deliveries, not just the workers who drive them. More...

The Founders Of Bareburger Launch New-Sustainable BBQ Concept In Astoria

When searching for the perfect location for his new concept Salt & Bone Smokehouse, Bareburger CEO & Founder Euripides Pelekanos kept going back to one place - home. More...

Crowley Surveys Damage In Puerto Rico, Receives Briefing On Recovery Efforts

House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) joined a congressional delegation to Puerto Rico on Saturday to survey on-the-ground recovery efforts and hear firsthand from Puerto Rican residents what more the federal government must do to aid t More...

Political Page

I On Politics

DEMS URGE CONGRESS ‘PASS BIPARTISAN LEGISLATION FOR RELIEF TO PR, USVI’: House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY), along with 18 Democratic members of Congress, sent a letter to the Ways and Means Committee urging the tax-writi More...

Election Day Ballot

Election Day is around the corner, on Tuesday, November 7. The following candidates and proposals will be on the ballot for voters to choose among.   More...

Seniors

Savvy Senior:

How to Find a Better Medicare Prescription Drug Plan

Dear Savvy Senior,  I think I’m paying too much for the medications I take. I have a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan and my out-of-pocket spending is over $4,000 thus far in 2017. More...

Editorials

Enjoy The Best Of Halloween

Some religions view Halloween as a negative, with its pagan associations. We understand their point of view, and respect the sacredness of All Souls’ Day and All Saints’ Day. More...

A Positive Trend For Our Teams, We Hope

This was supposed to be the Yankees’ rebuilding year. They were not expected to crack .500, yet they made it all the way to Game Seven of the American League Championship as the Wild Card team. More...

Letters to the Editor

Refugee Crisis In Burma A copy of this letter was received at theoffices of the Queens Gazette.October 18, 2017The Honorable Rex W. TillersonSecretary of StateU.S. Department of State2201 C Street NWWashington, DC 20520 Dear Secretary Tillerson, More...

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