2007-08-15 E-Edition

Queens Library Tops In U.S.

According to the just-released Public Library Statistical Report 2007, the Queens Borough Public Library topped public library circulation in the United States, with 20,223,787 items lent in Fiscal Year 2006. Multnomah County Public Library (Oregon) circulated the second highest number, 19,589,530. Preliminary numbers for the recently completed FY 2007 broke all previous U.S. records and confirm the No. 1 ranking, […]

Calendar of Events

Remember 9/11 Sep. 8, 1 p.m. Annual 9/11 Memorial Service and dedication of permanent monument; St. Michael’s Cemetery, 72-02 Astoria Blvd., East Elmhurst; 718-278-3240. Sep. 12, 7:30 p.m. Annual 9/11 Memorial Candlelight Ceremony; McManus Memorial Park, 81st Street & Grand Central Parkway service road, Astoria Heights; 718.932.5415. Community Meetings Associations Sep. 13, 7:30 p.m., Dutch Kills Civic, St. Patrick’s School […]

Rush Of Calamities Has Lawmakers Seeking Solutions

While Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been woefully short on solutions to the recent calamities that have struck New York City, several public officials from Queens have come forward with proposals to study the causes of these municipal infrastructure breakdowns to try to find ways to prevent them in the future. Admittedly, the mayor has had his plate full and brimming […]

Frisby… First In North America

Frisby fried chicken has just made its North American debut in Jackson Heights to the delight of many. Frisby is a chain of delectable fried chicken restaurants, 100 strong, throughout Colombia, South America. Thanks to a strong partnership between Queens resident Sigifredo Camargo and the franchise’s owner, Alfredo Hoyo Mazuera, Frisby arrived on Northern Blvd. in Jackson Heights one month […]

Senior Spotlight

Senior Swimming Stars Get Awards At Astoria Pool Ceremony

Celebration Day for the citywide Senior Citizen/Special Populations summer swimming program was held last week at the Astoria Park pool where awards honoring swimmers of both sexes were given out in a ceremony held every year. City Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. (D- Astoria), a swimming enthusiast and former lifeguard, did the honors, giving out numerous awards. The young lawmaker, who […]

Fiber: Start Roughing It!

Dear Savvy Senior, I recently read an article about the amazing health benefits of eating a high fiber diet. What can you tell me about this? How much fiber does one actually need to get, and which foods offer the best source of fiber? All-Bran Betty Dear Betty, Fiber has always been an important part of a healthy diet, but […]


Storm Brings Out Transit Woes

This is supposedly the city that never sleeps. Last Wednesday, though, some two hours of intense rainfall delivered a knockout punch that brought New York City to its knees. Some Metro North rail lines to Grand Central Terminal, some Long Island Rail Road lines into Penn Station and some rail routes from New Jersey into Manhattan were shut down for […]

Both Elated And Dismayed

To The Editor:

As I begin to write my opinions to share with Gazette readers, feelings of dismay and elation are present. I am dismayed at the MTA and Con Edison, whose large, high-priced, topheavy management earn all of the big hikes in fares and monies paid by consumers while we, the average consumer, are encountering shutdowns in both transit service and in […]


In the Gazette of August 8, the article, “Queens Pedestrian Bridges Rated Poor and Fair” by Liz Goff, misidentified Willow Lake Bridge in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. The bridge does not cross over the Van Wyck Expressway, but rather the lake. The bridge, although rated in poor condition, had burned and is currently closed to the public. Last year, the Parks […]