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Memories Of Oud Music At Armenian Church Of The Holy Martyrs

The oud is sacred to Armenians. It is the classic Armenian instrument: the instrument that everyone respected, admired and to which the most direct and special attention was paid by musicians and non-musicians alike. More...

Hunt Middle Village Bank Bandit

Police are searching for a man who made off with more than $18G in the robbery of Middle Village bank on March 6.  Cops said the suspect walked into a Cross County Savings Bank branch at 80-10 Eliot Avenue at about 4 p.m. More...

Rail Debris Hits Second Car Under No. 7 Tracks

MTA crews were back on Roosevelt Avenue last week, removing chunks of rusted metal from the underside of the entrance to the Woodside-61st Street No. 7 line, where a chunk of debris crashed down on a vehicle parked below on March 6.   More...

Woodside Brick Bash

Police are searching for a suspect who tossed coffee on a drunken man inside a Queens bodega, then slammed him in the head with a brick on January 25.  Cops said the two men were arguing inside the Woodside Grocery on 61st Street and Woodsi More...

Ask Dr. Universe

Dear Dr. Universe,  Why do we get phobias? —Ryan, 13, Hillarys, Western Australia  Dear Ryan,   More...

March Events At Astoria Bookshop

Winter is on its way out, and Astoria Bookshop has lots of great events to usher in the spring! Stop by the bookshop and meet local authors and artists of Astoria. More...

Community Board 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...

Free Tax Prep At Queens College

Queens College opened the door on its second year of free income tax preparation for students, staff, faculty, and the general public on Thursday, February 14th, as part of the Internal Revenue Service’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) More...

South Asian Groups Rally In Support Of Melinda Katz For Queens DA

A diverse coalition of organizations representing the South Asian community throughout Queens rallied in support of Borough President Melinda Katz’ campaign for Queens district attorney on Saturday, March 10th. More...

DA Brown’s Retirement To Be Sooner Than Expected

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown has released the following statement regarding his retirement:  More...

Restaurant of the Week

Antonio’s Pizzeria and Wine Bar

What started as a humble little pizzeria on 21st Avenue in East Elmhurst in 2012, has been transformed into a full-service restaurant, bar, catering hall, and deli. More...

Editorials

Happy St. Paddy’s Day!

This years St. Patrick’s Day parade will take place on March 16th, and we are glad it’s a Saturday, making it easier for many to attend. More...

We Are With You Alex Trebek

Beloved game show host Alex Trebek has been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. We were stunned to hear his announcement of the sad news on YouTube, in which he affirmed that he intends to fight this terrible disease. More...

Letters to the Editor

Belmont Park A copy of this letter was received at the offices of the Queens Gazette.February 22, 2019Testimony of New York City CouncilMember Paul A. Vallone on the BelmontPark Redevelopment Project: More...

Star Journal

Presenting Pages From The Long Island Star Journal

Welcome to March 1917!  Loft Candies announces a new factory at Hamilton and Noble Streets (9th Street and 40th Avenue) in Long Island City. More...

(Beg Pardon) The St. Patrick’s Day parade is on March 16th.

We regret that we gave the wrong date for the St. Patrick’s Day parade as being on March 17th, instead of the correct date, which is Saturday, March 16th, in our editorial (“Happy St. Paddy’s Day!” March 13th and 14th editions). More...

Honoring Black History At Rochdale Village

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz was a guest speaker at Rochdale Village’s annual Black History month celebration on February 23rd, a day-long fair featuring vendors, entertainment and more. 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...

Crime Watch

Cops Quash Mall Madness Police are investigating to determine how a rap star’s planned appearance at a sports apparel store sparked what some described as a near stampede by fans inside the Queens Center Mall on March 8th. More...

Queens Safe Disposal Event

Department of Sanitation (DSNY) officials are urging the public to bring their harmful household products to a SAFE (Solvents, Automotive Flammable, Electronics) event in the Astoria Park Parking lot on April 13th.   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. More...

Recent Efforts To Eliminate Prostitution On 40th Road In Flushing

Council Member Peter Koo joined the Flushing Business Improvement District, the 109th Police Precinct, and Chair of the Public Safety Committee, Council Member Donovan Richards on March 8th to discuss recent efforts to eliminate prostitution on 40th More...

Rockaway Goes Green For St. Patrick’s Parade

Residents from across the borough descended on Rockaway on March 2nd to enjoy the annual Queens County St. Patrick’s Day Parade. More...

Halvatz Attends Elton John's 70th Sold Out Concert

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...

HUD’s Patton Meets Queensbridge Residents

One night last week at the Jacob A. More...

Political Page

I On Politics

SENATE PASSES GUN SAFETY BILLS: NYS Senate Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris and the Senate Democratic majority passed legislation (S.2450-A & S.35) that will create stronger regulations for the safe storage of firearms and the appearances of imitat More...

Celebrating Women’s Day

NYS Senate Deputy Leader Michael Gianaris celebrated International Women’s Day this week by distributing t-shirts recognizing the women of the new Senate Majority Conference. More...

Features

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...

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...

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