February 21, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Queens-Based Filmmakers To Be Featured In 2018 Queens World Film Festival

The countdown to opening night begins for the 8th Annual Queens World Film Festival (QWFF) that will run from March 15 to 25. More than 40 independent filmmakers attended the recent news media briefing at the Museum of the Moving Image (MMI). More...

Blind Senior Honored For Many Years Of Volunteer Work

A Certificate of Commendation and Recognition will be awarded to Cynthia Groopman, a resident of Brandywine Senior Living in Little Neck, for her 27 years of dedicated volunteer service for Catholic Charities in various capacities. More...

Rego Park Senior Center Celebrates Chinese New Year

Today more than 250 Queens-area residents are coming together at Queens Community House’s (QCH) Rego Park Senior Center to celebrate Chinese New Year with cultural performances, dancing and lunch. More...

Celebrating Valentine’s Day At Aunt Bella’s Restaurant

Transportation advocate, historian and writer Larry Penner and his wife Wendy celebrated Valentine’s Day at Aunt Bella’s Italian restaurant. More...

Miller Donates To Veterans Living At St. Albans

Assembly Member Mike Miller concluded his 9th Annual Valentine’s for Veterans Drive by bringing much-needed supplies on February 9 to the veterans who reside at the New York State Veterans’ Home at St. Albans. More...

Extraordinary Act of Heroism Revealed at 111th NYPD Meeting

 “A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer,” Ralph Waldo Emerson More...

Con Edison Researchers Win Awards For Solar, Microgrid & Cyber Studies

Five Con Edison researchers have earned recognition for findings that help the energy industry manage solar projects, keep their systems safe from cyber attacks, and take advantage of the benefits of microgrids. The employees earned the Technolo More...

Woman, 83, Killed In SUV Accident

A Queens motorist will not be facing charges in the vehicular death of an 83-year-old woman who was struck and killed while crossing a Woodside street on February 15.  Cops said the elderly woman was attempting to cross Woodside Avenue at a More...

Plans Scrapped For Hotel At Western Beef Site

The developer of a massive hotel at the site of a former Western Beef Supermarket in Long Island City has scrapped plans for the project.The site at the northwest corner of Northern Boulevard and Steinway Street includes the former supermarket proper More...

St. John’s Prep Student Attacked

Police are searching for a suspect who followed an 18-year-old student into a private high school in Astoria on February 11, where he repeatedly beat the student and stole his cell phone.Cops said the suspect followed the victim into the campus of St More...

The Year of the Dog

Amid much fanfare, a dragon chases a ball at the annual Asian Lunar New Year Parade in Flushing celebrating the Year of the Dog. It was held on Saturday, February 17. More...

Restaurant of the Week

J.J. Garden

J.J. Garden is one of the very few sit-down Chinese restaurants in western Queens that recalls a time before take-out ruled the city. More...

Seniors

Senior Senior:

Help With Home-Care Bills

Dear Savvy Senior,  Do you know of any resources that can help with my mother’s home-care bills? More...

Book Review

New Book Explores The ‘111 Places In Queens That You Must Not Miss’

Where did music legend Ella Fitzgerald, baseball great Jackie Robinson, jazz legend Louis Armstrong and boxer Joe Louis all live? Where can you find a speakeasy serving Tibetan dumplings? More...

Features

Classic Sounds Of The Beatles, Schubert, Scott Joplin At St. Michael’s

Nearly 100 attendees meditated and rocked out to the rich sounds of violinist Olga Tourkina and pianist Philipp Petkov at St. Michael’s Cemetery’s annual classical music concert on Saturday Feb. 17.  More...

Vallone Chairs First Hearing On Economic Development

Council Member Paul Vallone held his first hearing as Chair of the City Council’s Committee on Economic Development. More...

UCCA Holds Annual Legislative/Executive Breakfast

The Queens Gazette apologizes for editing inappropriately the welcoming remarks delivered at the United Community Civic Association (UCCA) Annual Legislative/Executive Breakfast on Friday, February 9. More...

It's In Queens! (March 1 to March 7)

The borough’s diversity is on display again with Puerto Rican music, Italian and French dance, Uruguayan sculpture, and Mexican literature. More...

Queens Centers For Progress To Hold Evening Of Fine Food Benefit

Queens Centers for Progress (QCP), an agency that provides person-centered services and supports to children and adults with developmental disabilities, will hold its 24th annual Evening of Fine Food on Tuesday, February 27, from 6:30 to 9:30 pm at T More...

New Releases From Kristin Hannah, JoJo Moyes, Morgan Jerkins And More At Astoria Bookshop!

Astoria Bookshop has got some great new books. Check out what’s new below, or visit the bookshop to peruse the fresh new arrivals in person. As always, their calendar is full of exciting events. Visit www.astoria bookshop.com. More...

Addabbo Spreads Love To Local Food Pantries During Valentine’s Day Food Drive

On a holiday that is centered around love, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. did his part in spreading some love to two local food pantries. More...

Christ the King Students Honored As Students Of The Month

Christ the King High School honored 12 students as Students of the Month for their efforts in school as well as their grades. More...

QBG's Lunar New Year Celebration A Huge Success

Queens Botanical Garden (QBG) held a Lunar New Year Celebration on Saturday, February 17. Hundreds of people attended and celebrated the Year of the Dog with crafts, paper cutting, and performances. More...

Dromm Celebrates Tibetan New Year In Elmhurst

NYC Council Member Daniel Dromm celebrated Losar (also called Tibetan New Year) at the United Sherpa Association in Elmhurst on February 16. More...

Man Tumbles To Death From Subway Beam

A 39-year-old man tumbled to his death from a beam at a Jackson Heights subway station on Monday morning, police said.Cops said the man was walking along a beam at the 74th Street No. 7 station at about 2:30 a.m. More...

The Left Crowns The Wrong Queen

A frightening recent report: an estimated 200 million Muslim girls and women alive today have been forced to go through female genital mutilation; also frightening: in America and Europe most of the leaders of the feminist movement have remained all More...

It's In Queens! (Febraury 22 to February 28)

There’s a huge meat festival in Queens this week. More...

Stiff Sentences For Teen Slash Duo

Two men charged with the violent slashing of a Chinese exchange student in December 2015 were sentenced last week to 18 and 19 years in prison.Queens Supreme Court Justice Gregory Lasak sentenced Devon Berkley, 39, of Allentown, Pennsylvania, to 18 y More...

Speedway Set To Pull-Up Pumps For New Development

Pumps will soon dry up at two longtime western Queens gas stations.Manhattan-based real estate broker Eastern Consolidated is currently reviewing bids for the purchase of parcels that house the stations at 39-04 Northern Boulevard and 39-02 Queens Bo More...

5 Pointz Owners To Appeal Judge’s Decision

The owner of the former 5 Pointz warehouse complex said he will appeal a decision by Federal Judge Frederic Block who last week awarded $6.75 million to 21 graffiti artists whose rights, the judge ruled, were violated when the property owner whitewas More...

Political Page

I On Politics

CUOMO: WE NEED SMART FEDERAL GUN SAFETY LEGISLATION: “In the aftermath of the tragedy at Sandy Hook, New Yorkers from both parties agreed that inaction was not an option. More...

Flu Shots For LeFrak Residents

In light of the deadly flu outbreak that killed four children in New York City, including an 8-year-old girl in LeFrak City, NYS Senator Jose Peralta, NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst, and LeFrak City Maintenance Services urged New Yorkers to protect More...

Bill Would Establish Bill Of Rights For Sexual Assault Survivors

Assembly Member Aravella Simotas (D-Queens) urged passage of her legislation ensuring sexual assault survivors greater opportunity to seek justice and expanding their rights. More...

Editorials

Use It Or Lose It: Shop Locally

While construction is constructive, and will one day be complete—we hope—we feel there must be a way to accomplish this without driving people crazy—and driving customers away. More...

Letters to the Editor

Pieces Of El Falling   A copy of this letter was received at the offices of the Queens Gazette, in which Assembly Member Cathy Nolan urged the MTA to do an immediate survey and review of the entire 7 line viaduct after chunks of concrete fell fr More...

Love Letter

I would like to take this opportunity to salute the Queens Gazette for helping to bring attention to the garbage truck situation on 35th Avenue in Long Island City. More...

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