March 28, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Klein, Hevesi Advance $15 Million Rental Subsidy Proposal

NYS Senator Jeff Klein (SD 34) and Assembly Member Andrew Hevesi (AD 28) advanced, in their respective one-house budgets, $15 million for an enhanced voucher system.It signals that both houses of the State Legislature recognize that rental subsidies More...

Meng Presses Commerce Secretary Ross On Census Citizenship Question

Congress Member Grace Meng (D-NY) questioned Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross during an Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on March 20, pressing him on the impact of adding a citizenship question to the 2020 Census.During the hearing, Ross said that h More...

Rozic, YMCA Promote Women’s Economic Empowerment, Workforce Development In Budget

Assembly Member Nily Rozic (D,WF-Fresh Meadows) partnered with YWCA divisions from across New York to call for adequate funding for women’s workforce development programming in this year’s state budget. More...

New Law Will Help Prevent Construction Related Accidents, Deaths

Accidents related to construction took the lives of twelves workers last year in New York City and according to the Department of Buildings (DOB) 645 accidents and 666 injuries were reported citywide in 2017. More...

Man Shot Dead Inside Jackson Heights Deli

Police are seeking help from the public to help identify and locate a gunman who opened fire inside a Roosevelt Avenue grocery store on March 22nd, killing a 31-year-old customer.Cops said the triggerman walked into the Cinco de Mayo Food Market on 8 More...

Easter Bunny Sales Banned

Pet stores throughout New York City are banned from selling the fuzzy critters, under a change in a law passed by the City Council last year.  City Council Speaker Cory Johnson called for the change after animal rescue groups gave some exam More...

Cops Offer Annual Tips For Runners

As more daylight and rising temperatures hasten Queens residents to spend more time outdoors, NYPD officials are once again offering tips designed to increase safety for folks who run and jog in city parks, playgrounds and on local streets:Never run More...

La Guardia Small Business Meeting Entitled Scaling Up Small Businesses in Queens

Last week, a breakfast meeting called Scaling Up Small Businesses in Queens was held at La Guardia Community College.  Accompanying literature said that the borough has about 43,000 businesses with 20 or fewer workers, which represents an increa More...

197 Years of Greek Independence

The annual Greek Independence Day celebration was held at the Stathakion Center in Astoria. Many elected officials attended the March 23 event. More...

Restaurant of the Week

Gyro World

Gyro World proudly opens its third location in Queens! More...

Features

Queens Students... ‘March For Our Lives’ In Washington, DC

In response to the mass shooting at a Florida high school last month by a 19-year-old with a semiautomatic AR-15 rifle, students all over the country, inspired by the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas who survived the shooting and have been speaki More...

Meng, Biden Meet And Discuss Ways To Support Middle Class Jobs

Congress Member Grace Meng (D-Queens) met with former Vice President Joe Biden to discuss job opportunities to support the middle class, the importance of unions, and why continuing education and app More...

Traffic Calming Measures Coming To PS11 After Years Of Advocacy

New York City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer and the Department of Transportation held a press conference to formally announce plans to install traffic signals on 54th Street in front of PS11 in Woodside. More...

LICP Panel On Women Business Owners

The Long Island City Partnership held its Empowering Women Business Owners:  Taking Calculated Risk breakfast in late March.  A panel of six, with five women, three of them entrepreneurs, discussed personal histories; contrasted starting fr More...

Pheffer Amato Continues Senior Action Network

This month, Assembly Member Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-South Queens) continued her bi-monthly Senior Action Network meetings. More...

With $3 Million Funding From Van Bramer, City Moving Forward On Park Acquisition

New York City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer and NYC Parks announced on March 19 plans to move forward with acquiring private land to be repurposed as public park space. More...

Maloney Introduces New Bill To Protect 2020 Census

Congress Member Carolyn B. More...

Crowley, FCC Commissioner Hold Net Neutrality Roundtable With Students

Chair of the House Democratic Caucus Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx) was joined by FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn on March 20 for a discussion on net neutrality with students and administrators at CUNY Prep High School in Pelham Parkway, the Bronx More...

March 18, 2018 UN Rally: A Rendezvous with History

“A Rendezvous with History” took place on the afternoon of March 18, 2018 Rally to oppose the naming of FYROM as Macedonia in the United Nations Plaza. Three blocks were closed off with police lines. More...

Announce Easter, Passover ‘Zero Tolerance’ Enforcement

Police from the Queens Highway Patrol Unit and local precincts will hit the streets this week, in an NYPD crackdown aimed at curbing motor vehicle accidents and motor vehicle and bicycle offenses over Easter and Passover observations – including Roma More...

Fatal Queensbridge Triggerman Hunted

Police are searching for a gunman who shot and killed a 2-year-old man to death outside the Queensbridge Houses in Long Island City on March 24th.Cops said officers responding to 91 calls discovered Sharef Graham lying on a walkway near 10th Street a More...

Astoria Cabbie Cries, ‘No One Cares’

A Queens yellow dab driver who hanged himself in the garage of his Maspeth home on March 17th was the first medallion owner to take his life because he faced financial ruin he blamed on Uber and Lyft, taxi union officials said.Police said Nicanor Och More...

Queens College Business Breakfast

The Queens College Business Forum’s third breakfast of the 2017-18 year was held last Friday at its usual site on the fourth floor of the Student Union building.  A moderated panel discussion featured four environmentalists and the school’s dean More...

Political Page

I On Politics

KUSHNER CO. ACCUSED OF LYING TO REMOVE RENT-CONTROL TENANTS: Council Member Costa Constantinides said, “Falsifying records in order to increase profits while taking advantage of hardworking Astorians is despicable. More...

Seniors

Savvy Senior:

Don’t Eat This if You’re Taking That

Dear Savvy Senior,  If the prescription label says “take with meals,” does it matter what you eat? More...

Editorials

Easter & Passover Each Emphasize Hope

Two major religions in our country will celebrate important holidays this week: Passover, starting on Friday, March 30 and Easter Sunday, on April 1. More...

Letters to the Editor

Forcing Out Tenants A copy of this letter was received atthe offices of the Queens Gazette.March 22, 2018Rick Chandler, P.E.Commissioner, New York CityDepartment of Buildings280 BroadwayNew York, New York 10007 Dear Commissioner Chandler: More...

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