March 13, 2019 RSS feed / Features

Off the Beaten Trail: 18 Century Aqueduct in Moscow Russia

“The park should describe the Russian soul,” said Petr Kudryavtsev, gesturing broadly at the sloping, snow-covered landscape. “A place where you can hide and where you can also see everything around you.”1 More...

Senator Warren Visits LIC At Beginning Of Campaign Trail

US Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), in the beginning stages of a 2020 presidential run for the Democratic primary, appeared in Long Island City on Friday, March 8th. More...

Community Bd. 1 Public Hearing

Community Board 1 announced its public hearing agenda. The regular monthly meeting will take place on Tuesday, March 19th at 6:30 pm at the Astoria World Manor (25-22 Astoria Blvd.).  The public hearing concerns the city Dept. More...

Queens Chamber Wants To #BringJobsBack, Asks Amazon To Reconsider LIC

Using the hashtag #BringJobsBack, the Queens Chamber of Commerce is rallying support with a petition to return Amazon and its HQ2 to Long Island City. More...

Early Detection Of Breast Cancer Saves Lives

The Mammogram Bus will be at Maspeth Federal Savings Bank (56-18 69th St., Maspeth) on Wednesday, April 17th, from 9 am to 4:30 pm. More...

Celebrating St. Patrick's Day

Saint Patrick's Day (Irish: Lá 'le Pádraig or Lá Fhéile Pádraig), colloquially Paddy's Day, is the feast day which annually celebrates Saint Patrick (373-493), the patron saint of Ireland, on March 17. More...

Celebrating St. Patrick's Day

Chris Hadfield wearing green in the International Space Station on Saint Patrick's Day, 2013 Photo public domain uploaded by Ras67 More...

Queens Women ‘Leading The Way’ At Resorts World Casino NYC

Resorts World Casino New York City has announced its partnership with the Queens Historical Society to celebrate Women’s History Month this month. More...

Early History Of Cinema In Queens

Journalist and author, Jason D. Antos, will present an Early History of Cinema in Queens at the Queens Historical Society on Sunday, March 31st, from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm. More...

Vallone Passes Bill To Combat Reckless Developers

Last week, the City Council unanimously passed Council Member Paul Vallone’s bill to allow the Department of Buildings (DOB) to issue a stop work order whenever a notice to revoke is given in order to promote safety at construction sites, and t More...

NYPD Now Wearing Body Cameras

All NYPD uniformed patrol officers, including police officers, sergeants and lieutenants assigned to every New York City precinct, transit district and police service area (housing), are now equipped with body-worn cameras after distributing approxim More...

Baseball Hall Of Famer Tom Seaver Dementia Diagnosis

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90 Year Old Sunnyside Home To Be Demolished For New Multi Story Building

A 90 year old corner home on 43rd Street on the border of Woodside and Sunnyside will be torn down to make way for a new apartment building. More...

Astoria Civic Association’s March Meeting

At its March meeting, on Tuesday, March 5th, the Astoria Civic Association had a fair amount of information to pack into its self-assigned meeting time of one hour. More...

Queens Council Members Average 92% On Environmental Scorecard

On March 8th, the New York League of Conservation Voters (NYLCV) released its 2018 NYC Council Environmental Scorecard, in which Council members are evaluated based on their support of environmental issues in the previous year. More...

Eagle Scouts Court Of Honor Awards

The Eagle Scouts held their Court of Honor on February 23rd at St. Anastasia Parish. St. Anastasia Knights of Columbus Grand Knight Frederick R. Bedell Jr. (l.) presented awards from the Knights of Columbus Council 5911. The Eagle Scouts are (l. More...

UCCA To Hold Free Community Shredding Event

The United Community Civic Association (UCCA) is holding a FREE Community Shredding Event. Protect your personal and important legal papers by safely destroying everything, free of charge. More...

The Gazetteer’s 1982 St. Patrick’s Day Trivia

The following is a list of Irish trivia that first appeared as a tribute to St. Patrick’s Day in the Western Queens Gazette in March, 1983, courtesy of The Gazetteer, a regular columnist:  Did You Know?  • The first St. More...

ANOTHER Piece Of The Elevated 7 Line Has Landed On A Car

Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer released the following statement after the second incident in two weeks of 7 train debris crashing down on a car in Woodside: “This morning, a piece of rusted metal debris from the 7 train crashed down upon a car More...

Farewell Yellow Brick Road

On Wednesday March 6th, my wife and I had the opportunity to attend Elton John’s 70th sold out show at Madison Square Garden. More...

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Haiku Hands

Australia’s favorite collective, Haiku Hands, has shared their aptly titled new single, “Dare You Not To Dance,” ahead of their upcoming tour. More...

The Pulpit

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Senator Stavisky Speaks To Students About Tuition Assistance

New York State Senator Toby Stavisky, chair of the Committee on Higher Education (l.), spoke to scores of students at a rally at the Million Dollar Staircase at the State Capitol. More...

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