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Queensbridge Past & Future Examined At Riis Center Meeting - Next Edition!

Last week at the Jacob Riis Neighborhood Settlement Community Center, an “interactive community conversation” titled Autobiography of Queensbridge and the Rapidly Changing City brought many Queensbridge residents and other interested parties together More...

70 Year Old Man Killed In Fatal Accident - Next Edition!

A 70-year-old man was fatally struck while attempting to cross Northern Boulevard on September 9, the latest in a series of fatalities on the troubled highway.  Cops said an eastbound Toyota Highlander struck the man as he was attempting to More...

Jack Hanley Band To Play Woodhaven Street Festival

Woodhaven native Jack Hanley has performed music in the Woodhaven Street Fair and Queens for over a decade now. A Queens native, Jack started playing for a record label at just 16 years old. Playing well over 10 instruments, Jack’s life is music. More...

Metrocard Van Visits Maspeth

On Wednesday, August 29, State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. sponsored the MetroCard Van that was stationed outside of Maspeth Federal Savings Bank’s main branch at the corner of 69th Street and Grand Avenue in Maspeth. More...

Astoria Street Cleaning Event

The following are joining forces to try and clean up their neighborhood: Old Astoria Neighborhood Association (OANA), the Family Church, Astoria Houses Residents Association, Council Member Costa Constantanides, Borough President Melinda Katz, NYS Se More...

In the Footsteps of Byzantium:

Meeting the Catholicos of the Armenian Apostolic Church in Echmiadzin, Armenia

“The Armenian Church, the depository of patriotism and faith, had preserved the old culture. More...

CB 2 Returns After Summer Break, Tackles Hard Local Issues

On the first Thursday in September the heat was stifling all day, so summer was still with us according to weather and calendar. More...

Internet in Bloom for The Layperson

Vigilance!  That term is typically how I end our Internet in Bloom columns here at the Queens Gazette.  However, I could easily use the same term to begin columns for numerous reasons.  For example, are you aware that over 40 percent o More...

Suspects Sought In 4th Guitar Center Robbery

Police are searching for a pair of middle-age thieves who swiped a $1,000 accordion from a Long Island City Guitar Center store on August 15th, the same store that was targeted by thieves three times in the last two years.Cops said the two men snatch More...

Convicted Animal Hoarder Busted In Parole Officer Assault

A convicted pet hoarder who avoided jail time for more than 100 animal abuse convictions was arrested on August 29th after she attacked her parole officer during a surprise inspection at her 82nd Street home, prosecutors said. More...

37th Street Bank of America Branch To Close

A Bank of America (BOA) branch at 19-50 37th Street in Astoria will be closing its door as of November 27th, according to bank officials.  Customer accounts will be relocated to the BOA branch at 31-81 Steinway Street, where additional ATM More...

Home Depot To Open At Coca-Cola Plant

The Coca-Cola bottling plant at 59-02 Borden Avenue in Maspeth is facing a wrecking ball to make way for a new Home Depot store. The home improvement giant acquired the seven-acre parcel from owner, Kaymac Property Corporation, for $63 million o More...

Good Start To New School Year

Celebrating Activation Of Traffic Signal Outside PS 343

On September 6th, New York City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer joined the NYC Department of Transportation, PS 343 Principal Brooke Barr and PS 343 parents, students and faculty to celebrate the activation of a new traffic signal at the intersection More...

Restaurant of the Week

Pollos A La Brasa Mario

Fresh ingredients bursting with Colombian flavor is what Pollos a la Brasa Mario has to offer. You’ll smell the tantalizing aromas on Broadway as you approach the colorful restaurant on the corner of 41st Street in Astoria. More...

Editorials

Exercise (And Keep Strong) Your Right To Vote

This year, on Thursday (NOT Tuesday), September 13, registered voters will be deciding who will move on to the general midterm election, current Governor Andrew Cuomo or Cynthia Nixon (among other races). More...

Letters to the Editor

Abandoned Gas Station More...

Features

Honoring Their Sacrifice

Since the attacks of September 11, 2001, St. More...

National 9/11 Memorial To Honor Those Who Have Fallen Since Attacks

In the aftermath of September 11, about 1.8 tons of debris were removed from Ground Zero.  More...

DenDekker, Vet Discuss Half-Fare MetroCard Bill

Recently, Assembly Member Michael DenDekker (D-Jackson Heights) hosted World War II veteran H.P. More...

Man Swipes $11K In Jewelry In Jackson Heights Burglaries - Next Edition!

The NYPD is asking for the public’s help to identify and locate a man who made off with more than $11,000 in two Jackson Heights burglaries.  Police have released surveillance photos showing the man entering an apartment building near 81st More...

HPCA Meeting Covers Environment, LIC Development, Activism - Next Edition!

The latest meeting of the Hunters Point Civic Association, the first since May, gave its audience at the New York Irish Center on Jackson Avenue a scientific lecture on climate change, a review, called “disheartening,” of mammoth building projects pl More...

Dutch Kills Civic Association Meeting - Next Edition!

The Dutch Kills Civic Association opened its new season with a report from the 114th Police Precinct, then some information from the city’s Department of Finance about tax breaks for homeowners and rent freezes for tenants. More...

1 Man Arrested, 4 Sought In Ridgewood Cyclist Death - Next Edition!

Police arrested one of four men who were caught on surveillance video pushing a 65-year-old Ridgewood man off his bicycle, causing injuries that led to his death four days later.  Eucario Xelo was pedaling along Seneca Avenue in Ridgewood o More...

Mayor, Schools Chancellor Visit Newest 3K For All Early Childhood Center

The city’s newest and most up to date Early Childhood Center at IS 377 in Ozone Park is unveiled to the press and the Queens Gazette was there. More...

Pheffer Amato, Addabbo Host Meeting With NYPD

On September 4 Assembly Member Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Far Rockaway) and Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. More...

Shop Forest Hills Fall Street Fair

The Forest Hills Chamber of Commerce is holding its annual Shop Forest Hills Fall Street Fair on Sunday, Sept. 16th, from 10 am to 6 pm, on Austin Street between 69th Road and 72nd Road. More...

United Community Civic Association’s Annual Holiday Champagne Brunch; Dec. 2

October 15, 2018 Dear Friends and Neighbors: The United Community Civic Association’s Annual Holiday Champagne Brunch will be held at 1:00 pm Sunday, December 2, 2018 at the LaGuardia Marriott Hotel, 102-05 Ditmars Boulevard, East Elmhurst, More...

CB 2 Returns After Summer Break, Tackles Hard Local Issues

On the first Thursday in September the heat was stifling all day, so summer was still with us according to weather and calendar. More...

It’s In Queens! (Sept. 13 to Sept. 19)

After hosting a thrilling US Open for two weeks, Queens pumps up the entertainment this week. Mongolian dance, Spanish drama, Shakespearean twists, honey and food festivals, a rose celebration, Peruvian music, art openings are only part of the fun. More...

Ozone Park Block Association Protest Rally

More 1,000 people are expecting to attend a protest rally on September 12, 7 p.m., to close the streets and unite and protest the city’s plan to place a homeless shelter for 113 mentally ill homeless adult single men at 85-15 101st Avenue. More...

Suspects Sought In 4thGuitar Center Robbery

Police are searching for a pair of middle-age thieves who swiped a $1,000 accordion from a Long Island City Guitar Center store on August 15th, the same store that was targeted by thieves three times in the last two years.Cops said the two men snatch More...

Firefighters Battle Transformer Fires

Firefighters responded to fires at two underground transformers in Forest Hills on August 31.  Local residents called 911 at about 6 a.m. More...

Cops Hook Forest Hills Mailbox Fisher

A 22-year-old man from The Bronx remains behind bars this week, after police spotted him swiping mail from a United States Postal Service (USPS) box in Forest Hills.Police at the 112th Precinct were on routine patrol at about 2:30 a.m. More...

Four Men Sought In Ridgewood Cyclist Death

Police are searching for at least four men who were caught on surveillance video pushing a 65-year-old Ridgewood man off his bicycle, causing injuries that led to his death five days later.  Cops said the victim was pedaling along Seneca Av More...

Political Page

Primary Endorsements 2018

For the upcoming Primaries on Thursday, September 13, we have drawn up our list of endorsements. Some offices were obvious choices for us, others were more difficult, fortunately due to having the choice of a greater good rather than a lesser evil. More...

I On Politics

REP. MALONEY STATEMENT ON 9/11 ANNIVERSARY: As the nation marks the 17th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, Congress Member Carolyn B. More...

School Supply Collection Drive A Big Success

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and Sarah Murphy, the director of development for the Coalition for the Homeless, posed with the backpacks and other school supplies that were dropped off at Bor More...

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