2006-05-10 E-Edition

Oil Spill Awaits Cleanup

ExxonMobil should not be allowed to negotiate a clean up agreement with the New York state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) until the full scope of the damage has been clearly defined through independent studies and more information has been shared with the public, state Comptroller Alan Hevesi said. Hevesi released a letter he sent to DEC Commissioner Denise Sheehan […]

Calendar of Events

Memorial Day May 28, 10 a.m., United Community Civic Association Annual Memorial Day Ceremony, refreshments, rain or shine; McManus Memorial Park, 81st Street and Ditmars Boulevard. May 28, 7:30 p.m., Whitestone Veterans Memorial Association memorial service; Church-on-the-Hill, 167-05 35th Ave., Flushing; May 29, noon, annual Memorial Day ceremony and Parade; Memorial Field, 149th Street and 15th Drive, Whitestone; 718539-0836. Community […]

3-Way Tussle For McLaughlin’s Seat; Meng Out

Athree-way battle for the Democratic nomination for the 25th Assembly District seat in East Flushing is in full swing with a trio of hopefuls scurrying around trying to line up endorsements for the seat being vacated by Assemblymember Brian McLaughlin. At this point, Flushing attorney Rory Lancman is enjoying a comfortable lead over his opponents, Morshed Alam and John Dorsa, […]

The Ranger Texas BBQ At Legends Has Good Eatin’

Reprint from May 4, 2005

Legends Sports Bar is a friendly, neighborhood place that offers a wonderful surprise inside. Beyond the hefty wooden bar filled with chatty folks, The Ranger Texas Barbecue cooks up some of New York’s finest barbecued brisket, ribs, pulled chicken, pork and more, right here in Jackson Heights. Jim Giannone has owned Legends Sports Bar for the past seven years, but […]

Caf Spotlight:


Café Spotlight: The bustling nightlife scene in Queens is always alive, and with the coming of the warm weather, the nightlife blossoms. From cafés to clubs, Queens offers residents as well as visitors an unforgettable night on the town. Let’s take a look… Among the diversely designed and themed cafés that Astoria boasts, Cavo Café and Lounge undoubtedly sparks attention. […]

Savor The Grand Old Times Of France At Bon Vieux Temps

Bon Vieux Temps, which means “grand old times”, opened just two months ago, but it won’t be long before everyone knows about this chic French restaurant tucked away on a quiet corner of Ditmars Boulevard and 46th Street. Petite in size, but big on authentic French flavors and portions, Bon Vieux Temps is a real gem with a neat, sophisticated […]

Monday Is Last Day To Sign Up For Part D Rx Program

Next Monday, May 15, will be the deadline to sign up for the federal government’s Medicare Part D drug prescription subsidy program. Individual seniors who do not enroll by Monday face a 1 percent increase in premiums for every month they fail to enroll. The penalty will last until the next signup period, which begins in November. Anyone not enrolled […]

2015 World’s Fair Belongs In New York City

An article published in last week’s edition of this newspaper noted that efforts to make Queens the site of a World’s Fair for the third time were being got underway. The headline read “A 3rd World’s Fair in Queens? Could Be!”. We’d like to expound on that idea. Not only could there be a third World’s Fair in Queens, in […]

No Title

DA Wants $ Restored To the Editor: Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Councilmember Peter Vallone are right on the money in their Letter to the Editor (Gazette, May 3) supporting restoration of the budget cuts that the city’s five District Attorneys have suffered in recent years. Prosecutors are an integral part of our criminal justice system. It makes little sense […]