December 20, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

4-Story Residential Building At 30-75 32nd Street

A two-story home in Astoria came face-to-face with a bulldozer earlier this month to make way for development of a four-story building at the site  The parcel owner, Holding LLC, filed plans on December 19, to develop the new residential bu More...

Cops Launch Christmas Week Driving Crackdown

NYPD officials have issued a reminder to motorists who party too hard and get behind the wheel drunk over the Christmas holiday weekend.Police officials announced a “Zero Tolerance” crackdown on drunk drivers that will continue through the New Years More...

Food Universe Supermarket To Open On Steinway Street

A new Food Universe Supermarket will open its doors at 34-14 Steinway Street in early February, at the site of a Met Fresh market that shut down last summer.The Food Universe chain is part of the Key Food Store Cooperative, along with Food Emporium, More...

It’s In Queens! (Dec. 21 to Dec. 27)

Shopping, family, traveling…stress. Good thing Queens relaxes with some great movies, exhibitions, concerts, children’s activities, and opportunities to curl up by a fireplace on a farm this week.Dec. More...

SHAREing & CAREing Programs

SHAREing & CAREing held the following programs. For more information on each, and more, visit shareing-careing.org/Chair Stretching & Meditation at the Queens Library. More...

Long Island City Partnership Holds Annual Meeting

The Long Island City Partnership Annual Meeting and Legislative Breakfast was a great success. More...

Pheffer Amato Marches With Channel View Seniors

Assembly Member Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Rockaway Beach) joined the Channel View School for Research this past week for their annual College March. More...

Restaurant of the Week

COPACABANA Brazilian Grill

Warm up the cold winter nights with a trip to Copacabana Brazilian Grill. There you will find a bounty of Brazilian and international dishes, and juicy meats from the fiery churrasca, all for the taking. More...

Editorials

Have A Holly Jolly Christmas!

It’s finally here! After all the hustle and bustle, preparations, decorations, party planning, recipe sifting and ingredient shopping, not to mention present-hunting for all the loved ones. More...

Letters to the Editor

Shut Down Show Palace A copy of this letter was received at theoffices of the Queens Gazette.December 13, 2017Richard A. More...

Shootings Down Amid House Passage Of Reciprocity Act

There have been 51 fewer murders, 212 fewer shooting incidents and 247 fewer shooting victims citywide in 2017 through December 10, according to the latest NYPD CompStat numbers. More...

CB 1 Meets For Last Time In 2017

The Community Board 1 cabinet meeting for December at Kaufman Astoria Studios had a roster of speakers.   More...

Dishwasher Can’t Dish Out Bail

A 31-year-old former worker at a Long Island City restaurant remains behind bars this week, after his hobby as a video voyeur was cut short by a female patron who spotted his phone filming her inside a women’s restroom.Hector-Miguel Ramirez-Vargas to More...

Chase Closes Steinway Street Branch

Chase Bank closed its Steinway Street branch on December 14, and is advising customers to utilize the Chase branch at 31-05 30th Avenue for further transactions.Chase shut down a branch at 32-12 Broadway in 2015 and consolidated it with another branc More...

Hit-Run Alert System Takes Effect In NYC

A new law went into effect on December 16, aimed to help law enforcement catch hit-run drivers.  The Amber Alert-type system will send alerts to mobile phones throughout the city within 24-hours of a hit-run accident resulting in a fatality More...

Hunt Suspect In Failed ATM Rob

Police are searching for a man who used a crowbar in the failed robbery of ATM machines at a Jackson Heights bank.   More...

Last-Minute Holiday Travel Tips

Travel experts at the American Automobile Association (AAA) predict that 107 million Americans will head over the river and through the woods to visit relatives or friends between December 23 and January 1, a 3.1 per cent increase over last year and More...

Ridgewood Democratic Club Hosts Annual Holiday Party

The Ridgewood Democratic Club (RDC) held its Annual Holiday Party on Friday December 8.  NYC Council Members Elizabeth Crowley and Antonio Reynoso co-sponsored the party. More...

Woodhaven BID Holds Menorah, Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

The Woodhaven Business Improvement District held its 2017 Menorah and Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. The entire community turned out to join in the festivities and enjoyed greetings from luminaries Santa and Mrs. More...

Addabbo Presents Veterans With Cards From Ridgewood Students

NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. presents the veterans at the St. Albans V.A. Living Center appreciation cards from the students at P.S. 88 in Ridgewood. In the cards, the students thanked the veterans their for their service to our country. More...

Political Page

I On Politics

MALONEY ON ATTEMPTED TERROR ATTACK IN MANHATTAN: In response to the attempted terror attack at New York’s Port Authority terminal in Midtown Manhattan, Congress Member Carolyn B. More...

Dromm, Bangladeshi Community Condemn Times Square Terrorist Attack

Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights, Elmhurst), Democratic District Leader-at-Large Moin Choudhury and Joy Chowdhury joined the Bangladesh Society and other local Bangladeshi leaders to condemn the Times Square terrorist attack that took place Monday mor More...

Vallone & Vallone’s Annual Christmas Party

Former City Council Speaker Peter F. Vallone, Sr. More...

Features

Applaud State Action To Keep Big Rigs On BQE, Off Astoria Boulevard

By the end of the year, larger trucks will be allowed to remain on the Brooklyn Queens Expressway (BQE) and will no longer be detoured onto Astoria’s local streets, announced the four Queens elected officials who represent Astoria: House Democr More...

Cuomo Announces RFK & LIE Truck Access Project

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced on Friday a project to improve access for large trucks travelling on Interstate 278 in both directions between the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge and the Long Island Expressway in Queens. More...

Council To Vote On Cleaner Power Generation Bill

Council Members Costa Constantinides and Ritchie Torres celebrated the fact that their bill INT. 1465 was to come up for a vote by the City Council. More...

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