2009-09-30 E-Edition

Landmarked Pavilion Deteriorates

The New York State Pavilion, constructed as an exhibition site at the 1964 World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows- Corona Park and largely left to decompose after the fair closed in 1965, has been declared a landmark by the New York State Board for Historic Preservation. In addition, the board nominated the pavilion as a national landmark. Because of the designation […]

Liu, de Blasio Easy Winners of Runoff Election

Council member John Liu Liu, de Blasio Easy Winners of Runoff Election Normal 0 0 1 159 911 gazette 7 1 1118 11.1282 0 0 0 By: John Toscano   John Liu easily defeated David Yassky in Tuesday’s runoff election of the democratic candidate for city comptroller and Bill de Blasio scored an even more decisive victory over Mark Green […]

Boro Blot 9.30

Boro Blot 9.30 Compiled By LIZ GOFF 107th Precinct   Small Change Exchange A 47-year-old Queens man is facing some serious jail time for tinkering with a pay phone and swiping change lost by customers. Police said a patrol officer spotted David Chen at about 5 p.m. on September 16, “playing” with the pay phone at 168th Street and Union […]

Hunt Woodhaven Rapist

Normal 0 0 1 3 19 gazette 1 1 23 11.1282 0 0 0 Hunt Woodhaven Rapist   By LIZ GOFF Queens detectives are seeking help from the public to identify and locate a knife-wielding suspect who accosted and raped a 29-year-old woman outside Forest Park on September 23. Police said the victim was returning home from a late-night appointment […]

Gazette Calendar Of Events

Community Meetings Associations Oct. 8, Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m., Dutch Kills Civic; Growing Up Green School (formerly St. Patrick’s School, 39-28 28th St., LIC; 718.786.2049. Boards Oct. 1, 7 p.m., Board 2; Sunnyside Senior Center, 43-31 39th St., Ground Floor, Sunnyside; 718.533.8773. Oct. 20, 9:30 a.m., Board 1; Kaufman Astoria Studios, 34-12 36th St., 3rd Floor Conference Room, Astoria; 718.786.3335. […]

United Community Civic Association Public Meeting—All Welcome

Thursday Oct. 1, 2009 – 7:30 p.m. Augustana Lutheran Church 69-05 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria Heights Informational Town Hall Meeting. Topic: Massive Federal “Health Care Reform” Proposal. Featured Guest Speaker: Hon. Joseph Crowley Congressional Member House of Representatives. Update: Mt. Sinai Hospital of Queens…Plans and Preparations before the Resurgence of H1N1 (Swine Flu.) Pandemic influenza virus emerges this fall. Bhupendra Patel, […]

Interesting Changes Ahead For 2010 Council

Reports out of City Hall say City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, looking ahead to a vastly changed City Council following the November elections, may have a tough time retaining her powerful post. If that’s so, it could also mean the Queens delegation, which benefitted from the tight alliance Democratic Leader Joseph Crowley had with Quinn, could suffer. Actually, assuming the […]


Gillibrand Has Plan To Crack Down On Financial Fraud Vs. Seniors

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand unveiled a plan last week to attack financial fraud against seniors, increase penalties for those scamming seniors, and increase awareness of criminal tactics against seniors. Gillibrand was prompted to take action after a new report from her office staff estimates that over half a million New York seniors fall victim to consumer fraud every year, losing […]