2008-10-01 E-Edition

Shea’s Swan Song



The New York Metropolitans (Mets) held their “Shea Goodbye” ceremony following their absolute last regular season game at Shea which was a 4-2 loss to the Florida Marlins, ending their playoff hopes. The Mets ended the season three games behind the Philadelphia Phillies in the Eastern Division and one game behind the Milwaukee Brewers for the Wild Card spot. Previous […]

Gazette Calendar Of Events



Columbus Day Oct. 11, Federation of Italian American Organizations of Queens, Inc., 29th Annual Queens Columbus Day Parade; Kaufman Studios, 34-12 36th St., Astoria; 718.204.2444. Halloween Oct. 11, 7 p.m., New York Metropolitan Country Music Association, Halloween dance, San Antones, $12; Glendale Memorial Building, 72- 02 Myrtle Ave.; 718.763.4328. Oct. 11, noon-6 p.m., Sunnyside Gardens, Second Annual Pumpkin Patch and […]

CPC Willets OK Sets Stage For City Council Showdown



Slamming the City Planning Commission’s passage of the controversial Willets Point development plan as “a rubber stamp” action, City Councilmember Hiram Monserrate predicted the measure was headed for a doomed fate in the City Council when it comes up for a final vote. Monserrate (D- Corona), whose district includes the 61-acre area in Flushing that has been the subject of […]

McCain/Palin Rally Invigorates Queens GOP Effort For Ticket



Queens Republican Party Chairman Phil Ragusa and Executive Vice Chair Vince Tabone lauded U.S. Senator John McCain as a winning candidate in this year’s presidential election at a McCain- Palin rally last Saturday. Many of the party candidates in the November 4 elections also turned out for the rally. Representing the McCain- Palin campaign was Tom Dewey, grandson of the […]

Crowley’s Attempt To Turn The Bailout Tide Falls Short



In a last-ditch effort to try to turn defeat into victory and get the $700 billion financial industry bailout passed, Congressmember Joseph Crowley rose from his seat as the vote on the package was ending in the House and shouted: “The market is going down 600 points!” But the desperate warning that the vote against the doomed plan was setting […]

I On Politics

Addabbo Gets Help From Labor Orgs In Challenge To Maltese

Organized labor is coming out strongly for City Councilmember Joseph Addabbo Jr. in his very tight contest against state Senator Serphin Maltese in Western Queens’ 15th senate district. Several weeks ago, about 25 members of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) launched the first of a series of weekend walks through the heart of Maltese’s home base in Middle Village […]

Chamber Confers Awards, Marshall Assesses Business



“Keep It in Queens,” the name for a marketing campaign soon to be launched by the Queens Chamber of Commerce to promote the importance of the borough as a manufacturing and business center, was announced at QCC’s mid-month luncheon, also the occasion for its Business Persons of the Year Awards. Making the announcement was the chamber’s Executive Director Jack Friedman, […]

Bistro Boîte é Café

40-17 30th Avenue, Astoria 718.204.0879

t his comfortable little French bistro opened about a month ago, bringing a taste of French bistro dining to the neighborhood. The corner bistro is surrounded by glass doors that open to the street, allowing cool breezes to fill the dining room, along with soothing music. The intimate dining room is decorated with postcards and newspapers from France, all illuminated […]

Congressmember Takes On Rumors Of Women’s Issues

Rumors of Our Progress Have Been Greatly Exaggerated: Why Women's Lives Aren't Getting Any Easier—And How We Can Make Real Progress For Ourselves and Our Daughters Modern Times (Rodale Press trademark) ISBN-13 978-1-59486-33327-1 254 pages; $24.95

C ongressmember Carolyn B. Maloney (DQueens/ Manhattan) has put a twist on American humorist and social commentator Mark Twain’s famous quote, “Rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated” and written a book “whose title is a conversation all by itself”, according to one blog writer. Rumors of Our Progress Have Been Greatly Exaggerated: Why Women’s Lives Aren’t Getting Any […]