November 22, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Oh, Christmas Tree! Tall Tales And Making Choices

Did you know it takes 15 years for saplings to grow into traditional Christmas trees? Each acre of land used to grow the Christmas symbols provides the daily oxygen requirement for 18 people! More...

NYPD Long Guns At Yankee, Met Games

Specially trained NYPD officers armed with high-powered rifles will be a familiar site next summer at Yankee Stadium and Citi Field, according to police officials.More than a dozen officers from local precincts will patrol the two stadiums during all More...

OK Amber Alert’ System For Hit-Runs

The City Council last week passed a bill that will create an Amber Alert type system that would help law enforcement capture hit-run drivers.  The legislation requires the city to send out an alert whenever a hit-run driver kills or serious More...

Cops Launch Zero Tolerance Holiday Driving Crackdown

NYPD officials have issued a reminder to motorists who party too hard and get behind the wheel drunk over the holidays.Police officials announced a “Zero Tolerance” crackdown on drunk drivers from Thanksgiving week through New Years Day, including a More...

So You Want To Cut Your Own Christmas Tree

 By LIZ GOFFWhether your family has a tradition of cutting your own Christmas tree or you have decided to brave the cold to start a new tradition, choosing and cutting your own evergreen can be a fun experience. More...

Governor Cuomo & Mayor De Blasio Team Up for Halloween Parade

It was very evident to most New Yorkers that the relationship between New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has been cool if anything. But something changed that, if only for one day. More...

Senator Stavisky Kicks off Holiday Season With Flushing BID

To kick-off the start of the holiday season, NYS Senator Toby Ann Stavisky joined NYC Council Member Peter Koo, business owners and community members for the annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony, sponsored by the Flushing Business Improvement District. More...

Forest Hills Chamber To Celebrate Winter

The Forest Hills Chamber of Commerce is holding the third annual Celebrate Winter festival on 71st Road, between Austin Street and Queens Blvd. More...

Ridgewood YMCA Hosts Annual Taste of Ridgewood

The Ridgewood YMCA is hosting its annual Taste of Ridgewood event on November 30th. Local restaurants bring a sampling of their menus for attendees to taste while enjoying live music and supporting the Ridgewood YMCA’s annual campaign. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

 ARTS/ ENTERTAINMENT/ SPORTS:   Flushing Town Hall 137-35 Northern Blvd. visit flushingtownhall.org for a full list of events. -The Moth StorySLAM: Fakes! More...

Directory; Recurring Events

 ONGOING EVENTS; ORGANIZATIONS  General Interest:  More...

Editorials

Thanking And Giving – It’s Great To Be Grateful

We were heartened to witness the generosity of so many people toward those who would have had a paltry Thanksgiving this year – they now have some large poultry to warm their holidays. More...

Letters to the Editor

To The Editor: The proposed purpose of the Republican tax reform is to spur corporations to invest in expanding productivity resulting in an alleged economic expansion that will raise the national gross domestic product. More...

It’s In Queens! (Nov. 23 to Nov. 29)

Queens is the perfect place to recover from a turkey overdose and prepare for more holiday fun with everything from special family programs to A Christmas Carol. More...

Ozone Park Kiwanis Masquerade And Costume Ball

At the Ozone Park Kiwanis Masquerade and Costume Ball the Kiwanis Members honored Maria A. Thomson, Executive Director of the Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation and the Woodhaven Business Improvement District. More...

Rep. Maloney on Fed Chair Yellen’s Resignation

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Mayor De Blasio and Police Commissioner Help Name Police Academy Library

On a chilly Monday morning ( November 20, 2017) very much like the ones patrolman Benjamin Ward felt when he was a beat cop in New York City, Mayor de Blasio and NYPD Police Commissioner James O’Neil joined hundreds of NYPD members, current and forme More...

Propose 8-Story Mixed-Use Building For Sunnyside

The owner of a 9,000-square-foot parcel on Queens Boulevard and 39th Place in Sunnyside has filed plans to develop an eight-story, mixed-use building at the site.Plans call for development of an 88-fot building at 43-46 39th Place, featuring 48 resid More...

Queens College Business Breakfast Forum

Does the ACA Have a Future? More...

Pheffer Amato Donates Turkeys For Thanksgiving

Assembly Member Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-South Queens) dispersed over 45 turkeys graciously donated by Stop & Shop Arverne to multiple community groups and organizations for those in need. More...

Koo Announces Purchase Of Snow Removal Vehicle

Council Member Peter Koo joined with the Parks Department and the Kissena Corridor Park Conservancy to announce the purchase of a new Bobcat Toolcat as a permanent tool to plow and maintain the perimeter sidewalks and pathways of Kissena Park and Kis More...

Council Member Crowley On 30th District Results

After the Board of Elections performed a final tally in the race for the 30th City Council District contest, Bob Holden was found to indeed be the winner, by 137 votes, slightly more than his 133-vote lead counted on election night.Council Member Eli More...

Traffic Fatality In Forest Hills

On Saturday, November 18, at approximately 6:35 p.m. police responded to a 911 call of a motor vehicle collision at the intersection of Queens Boulevard and 71st Avenue, within the confines of the 112 Precinct. More...

Political Page

I On Politics

ADDABBO-PRAISES RESORTS WORLD’S $2B CONTRIB TO NYS EDUCATION: NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. More...

Restaurant of the Week

Bahari Estiatorio

Bahari Estiatorio is one of the reasons why I live in Astoria and love Astoria. More...

Features

On the Road in Greece: Businesses in Tripolis

  Small businesses predominant in the provincial city of Tripolis, in the middle of the Arcadian mountains. I visited Sypsis Meat Market to thank them for helping me in an accident. More...

Following Byzantine Footsteps: Mausoleum of Galla Placidia

   Daughter, sister, Mother of Emperors, captive of barbarians, incest, this was the life of Galla Placidia. Used as a political tool in royal marriages, she had a hard life. More...

President Trump's Father & The Ku Klux Klan

A Historic Question Answered

The Major Emmet D. Smith Klan No. 38, Knights of the Invisible Empire.The year was 1915 Birth of a Nation by D.W. More...

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