February 6, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

Get to Know Langston Hughes With Poetry Activities

Come to Langston Hughes Community Library this Black History Month to learn about their namesake, the famous writer Langston Hughes. More...

Maloney Announces Historic Bipartisan Legislation On Holocaust Education

Congress Member Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) joined Jewish advocacy groups at the Center for Jewish History to address a national rise in anti-Semitism and announce the reintroduction of her Never Again Education Act. More...

New Commander Captain Gibbs Appears At 108th Precinct Community Council

The first 108th Precinct Community Council meeting of the year occurred on Captain Michael Gibbs’s first day as its new commander. More...

Happy Birthday Ann Taddeo!

On January 17th, Ann Taddeo (c., seated) turned 100 years young. Her birthday bash was held in January at the Ozone Park Senior Citizens Center. More...

Addabbo Installs Forest Hills Senior Group Leadership

NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. visited Our Lady of Mercy senior group in Forest Hills to officially install their leadership for 2019. More...

What's Happening Woodhaven

As the month of February is upon us I usually think that the snow will be arriving soon, but because of the pleasant weather we have been having this week, my thoughts turn to Spring. More...

Personal Banker Mrs. Eva Hatzis Wins Banking Award

Mrs. Eva Hatzis, Senior Licensed Personal Banker in Sterling National Bank at 46-08 Francis Lewis Blvd, Bayside branch was honored for outstanding service in July and October 2018. More...

Neighborhood Development News

Compiled by Liz Goff

Announce 7-Story Residential Building On 30th Drive   More...

$2.5G Reward For Info In Killing Of Mom-To-Be

Police are searching for an attacker who stabbed a pregnant woman to death inside the lobby of a Ridgewood residence early Sunday morning. More...

State Of The District

Bold, Sustainable Vision For Council District 22

Council Member Costa Constantinides outlined a bold vision to enhance resiliency, sustainability, and opportunity throughout District 22 in 2019 in his State of the District address on January 31st. More...

Restaurant of the Week

Uncle Jack’s Meat House

Warm up with an exceptional meal at Uncle Jack’s Meat House, where the name says it all! More...

Seniors

SAVVY SENIOR:

Have You Checked Your Social Security Statement for Errors?

Dear Savvy Senior,I’ve heard that Social Security sometimes makes mistakes on our earnings record, which can reduce our monthly retirement benefits. How can I make sure this doesn’t happen to me?Paranoid Paul. More...

Features

Off the Beaten Trail: St. Isaac’s Cathedral of St. Petersburg, Russia

The Florence Cathedral, formally the Cathedral di Santa Maria del Fiore, dominates the skyline of this Northern Italian city. The skyline of St. Petersburg, Russia is shaped by the Russian duomo: St. Issacs Cathedral. More...

Internet In Bloom For The Layperson

By Ted J. Bloom

We probably take cellphones for granted because they are ubiquitous and so useful.  However, did you know that if you own one, you are probably entitled to restitution in the form of a monetary award (yet to be decided) because of alleged price- More...

Labor And Allies Come Together To Support Amazon Headquarters

On Wednesday, January 30th, members of organized labor, including the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York, 32BJ and State Ironworkers District Council, as well as the Long Island City Partnership, Urban Upbound, and Queens Ch More...

Honored For Her Service

Regular contributor to the Queens Gazette Letters to the Editor section, Cynthia Groopman of Little Neck received a certificate and thank-you note from Catholic Charities Neighborhood Services, for 28 years of dedicated volunteer service. More...

United Taxi Management To Partner With Ostraa To Insure Cabbies At No Cost

As NYC’s yellow cab drivers feel the financial and emotional strain of diminishing ridership, United Taxi Management (UTM) of Long Island City, one of the city’s largest taxi garages, and ostraa, a provider of inclusive insurance products, have More...

Upcoming At SHAREing & CAREing

Cancer Education & Parents’ BreakfastFeb. 7th, 9 am. For parents and educators of PS 110 students. Learn about cancer diagnosis, treatment, support and protecting yourself and family. Get information on free and low-cost cancer screenings. More...

Goff Crime Watch

Probe Muslim Hate Crime More...

Justice For All Talks Amazon & NYCHA Rent Strike

The latest meeting of the Justice For All Coalition (JFAC), held on January 28th at Queensbridge Houses’ Jacob Riis Center, was an angry session. More...

Plaxall Gallery’s Open Call For Art!

The Plaxall Gallery and Long Island City Artists (LiC-A) are holding an open call for artwork for Inside / Outside, an exhibition curated by Nancy Bruno reflecting the many experiences and perspectives of mental illness. More...

Queens Pays Tribute To Dr. King

In celebration of the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and her African American Heritage Committee joined with Queens Library to sponsor a presentation on Dr. More...

Moya Responds To Fatal Shooting On The 7 Train And Nearby Gang Activity

Council Member Francisco Moya released the following statement after the fatal shooting on February 3rd at the 90th Street-Elmhurst Ave station on the 7 line, and nearby gang activity:“Gang activity is not going to be tolerated here. More...

Darryl Davis Live Workshop Attracts 400 Persons

“Darryl Davis is having an All-Day Workshop on January 30, 2019,” said Andrew Stype, President of Andrew Stype Real Estate, at his annual Christmas party in December 2018. More...

It’s In Queens! (Feb. 8 to Feb. 14)

With Lunar New Year and Black History Month as main themes, Queens is full of parades, dragons, jazz and MLK-inspired events. But diversity rules in this borough, and French comedy, British film, Latin dance, and even bionic humans are also on tap. More...

Petland Stores Closing

Operators of the Petland Discount pet supply chain announced last week that they are shutting down stores throughout the New York metropolitan area, including stores on Steinway Street, Broadway and Ditmars Boulevard in Astoria.    More...

LICP Breakfast Hears From Buildings Department

The Long Island City Partnership’s latest business breakfast last week welcomed two Department of Buildings executives to talk about how traffic and communication has been improved through its Building One City Plan.  One of them was Commissione More...

Vallone, Johnson Roundtable With Korean American Leaders

NYC Council Member Paul Vallone and Speaker Corey Johnson held a roundtable discussion at Korean Community Services with civic, business and non-profit leaders in the Korean American community on January 31st. More...

Political Page

I On Politics

GIANARIS’ FIRST DISTRICT OFFICE POP UP IN LIC: NYS Senate Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris announced the first of his “G Mobile” district office pop ups would take place at Cannelle LIC (5-11 47th Avenue in Long Island City) on Thursd More...

Cruz Sworn In To Assembly, First DREAMer In NYS Legislature

On Sunday, January 27th, Assembly Member Catalina Cruz took the ceremonial oath of office to begin her first term as an Assembly member of the 39th District, in front of her friends, family, community leaders, elected officials, and the constituents More...

Editorials

Beatles Day Should Be A National Holiday

We at the Queens Gazette think The Beatles deserve to be honored annually with a national holiday. Of course we are not insisting on a day off, those are hard to come by, and besides, we can listen to The Beatles any time at all.  More...

Letters to the Editor

No Free Ride More...

Amazon Hysteria Is A Battle Between Capitalism And Communism

I was troubled to see the staged protest against Amazon by a few people and organizations that don’t represent the mainstream beliefs of Queens residents. Other corporations are also being protested, like Target.  More...

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