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Pet Adoption Fair Coming To Forest Park

The Richmond Hill Block Association, in conjunction with the ASPCA, Animal Care Centers of New York City and Heavenly Angels Rescue, is hosting their 11th annual Pet Adoption Day on Saturday, June 16, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.This event will take pla More...

Authors Galore At Astoria Bookshop

June in New York City has authors galore! As always Astoria Bookshop has got a full slate of in-store events right here in Queens. More...

Saluting Queens College Graduates

More than 6,000 Queens College undergraduate and graduate students were conferred degrees during Queens College’s 94th Commencement Ceremony on May 31. More...

Addabbo Calls For Action Now At Rockaway Beach Opening Ceremony

NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. participated in the opening of beach season in the Rockaways during a ceremony with members of the NYC Parks Department, other elected officials and the community on Friday, May 25. More...

On the Road in Italy: Florence’s Palazzo Castri 1874

I wanted a hotel near the Santa Maria Novella train station to save money on taxis. The Palazzo Castri 1874 is a jewel with excellent service, accommodations, breakfast and strategic location. We lucked out with this new boutique hotel in Florence. More...

Another Hotel For Dutch Kills

Crews are expected to begin construction in September of an 85-foot-tall, eight-story hotel on a vacant parcel at 25-15 39th Avenue in the Dutch Kills section of Long Island City, according to a posting on the YIMBT (Yes, In My Back Yard) website.&nb More...

Dutch Kills Buildings To Face Wrecking Ball

A Flushing-based developer has filed permits to demolish three buildings located in the heart of the Dutch Kills community in Long Island City.  Demolition permits have been filed for two, three-story residential buildings at 28-08 and 28-1 More...

Subway Stations To Reopen On Time: MTA

Officials at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) say they expect makeovers at the 36th Avenue (Washington Avenue) and 30th Avenue (Grand Avenue) N/W elevated subway stations in Long Island City and Astoria to be completed on schedule – go More...

Mount Sinai Queens, UCCA Host Community Health Fair

Mount Sinai Queens and the United Community Civic Association (UCCA) hosted the 19th annual Community Health Fair on Saturday, June 2, at the outdoor stage of Kaufman Astoria Studios at 36th Street and 35th Avenue. More...

Restaurant of the Week

Acquista Trattoria

Acquista Trattoria was packed on a recent Wednesday evening as the setting sun cast a warm, golden glow over the lovely dining room. More...

Seniors

Simple Video Calling Devices For Tech-Challenged Seniors

Dear Savvy Senior, Are there any senior-friendly devices that you can recommend for video calling? More...

Editorials

It’s Our Anniversary!

Welcome to the Gazette’s 36th Anniversary Issue. More...

Don’t Lower The Bar, Raise The Students

Absurdly the mayor and schools chancellor have announced a plan to change the entrance requirements for the city’s specialized high schools. More...

Letters to the Editor

Flag Day To The Editor: More...

It’s In Queens! (June 7 to June 13)

Punjabi music, Jamaican dance, Ecuadorian culture, Chinese art, Polish film, and English tea. The diversity continues to amaze in Queens. More...

St. Anastasia Knights of Columbus’ Annual Blood Drive

The St. Anastasia Knights of Columbus Council 5911 held their annual blood drive at St. Anastasia parish in Douglaston. It took place on Sunday, June 3 in Father Smith Hall. They took in 58 pints of blood. “We would like to thank Msgr. More...

Photographer To Recreate Famous Portrait With A Distinctively Queens Flavor

History is going to repeat itself … although with some unique Queens flavors.On Aug. 12, 1958, freelance photographer Art Kane took a photo of 57 jazz musicians in front of a brownstone on 126th Street in Manhattan for the cover of Esquire magazine. More...

Celebrating Israel’s 70th Anniversary

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz led a Queens-based contingent that marched in the Celebrate Israel Parade up Fifth Avenue in Manhattan on June 3. More...

Internet in Bloom for The Layperson

Technology has changed and improved and so have the ways of receiving television.  I have a BA in Radio / TV and Film that I hardly use, although in my youth I did market it a tad as a stagehand to help me pay for graduate school.  The chal More...

Cops Issue Annual Fireworks Warning

Police in Queens are planning to keep a lid on illegal activity over the July 4th holiday, including the storage, sale and use of illegal fireworks. More...

Driver Busted In Traffic Agent Beatdown

A 28-year-old motorist is facing assault charges for punching a city traffic agent, police said. Cops said the 52-year-old traffic agent had just finished writing a summons for a car illegally parked on 102nd Street in Corona at about 11 a.m. More...

Hunt Suspect In Traffic Agent Assault

Police are searching for a suspect who attacked an NYPD traffic agent on May 29th.  Cops said the 46-year-old traffic agent was walking on Roosevelt Avenue in Elmhurst at about 3:30 p.m. More...

Trucker Unlicensed In Cyclist Death

A truck driver who struck and killed a bicyclist in Long Island City on May 29th was driving with a suspended license, police said.   More...

Political Page

I On Politics

CROWLEY’S BANGLADESH DISASTER RELIEF AMENDMENT PASSES HOUSE: House Democratic Caucus Chair Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed his amendment to the National Defense Authoriz More...

Crowley Intros Bill To Hold Ice, Border Agents Accountable

House Democratic Caucus Chair Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx) announced new legislation that would mandate stricter scrutiny and oversight of Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection by establishing a formal record-keep More...

32BJ SEIU Endorses Rep. Carolyn Maloney

32BJ SEIU voted to endorse Congress Member Carolyn Maloney for reelection in New York’s 12th Congressional District, citing her long record of fighting for working families and civil rights.  More...

Features

Bikers Against Breast Cancer

The New York City Harley Owners Group (HOG) and Harley Davidson of New York City partnered with SHAREing & CAREing for their 25th annual Bikers Against Breast Cancer 2018 event on Sunday, June 3. More...

Resorts World Casino NYC Hosting Queens Centers For Progress Art Exhibit

Resorts World Casino New York City is hosting an exhibit of more than 30 paintings and drawings created by people with developmental disabilities, called “Summer in the City,” from June 1 through July 31. More...

114th Precinct Fellowship Breakfast; Cop Of The Year

Rabbi Jonathan Pearl of the Astoria Center of Israel posed a question: How can we give thanks for at least 100 blessings every day? More...

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