2012-10-17 E-Edition

Time Warner Cable Invites New Yorkers To Enjoy Intrepid



TWC Customers Can Receive Exclusive Discounts to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum The arrival of the Space Shuttle Enterprise has added new appeal to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum as one of New York City’s hottest destinations. Time Warner Cable is pleased to announce that it will be holding Time Warner Cable Customer Days this November […]

Queens Botanical Garden Announces Evergreen Endowment Fundraising Challenge



Queens Botanical Garden has announced the public launching of a $100,000 fundraising campaign to build its Evergreen Endowment Fund.  The campaign is inspired by a $100,000 Challenge Grant offered by Saul and Gail Kupferberg, QGB’s Treasurer and his wife.     The campaign officially began on October 4, when 40 Trustees, members and friends of Queens Botanical Garden gathered at The […]

DA Brown Honors Judge Joseph Zayas With 7th Annual Hispanic Heritgae Award



Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced that New York State Court ofClaims Judge Joseph A. Zayas has been named the recipient of the District Attorney’s 2012 Hispanic Heritage Award for his long and distinguished career as a jurist and for his many accomplishmentsand contributions to the Hispanic community of New York City. Brown said, “As the proud son of […]

99-Year Lease For Kaufman



U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and Congressmember Carolyn Maloney announced on October 16 that the National Park Service (NPS) has approved New York City’s application for a 99-year lease term extension for the Kaufman Astoria Studios under the Historic Surplus Property Program. Kaufman Astoria Studios was designated a National Historic District in 1978. Earlier this month, Schumer and Maloney asked […]

Reality Star, Entrepreneur Visits Small Business Owners



The small business owner needs all the help he can get in this day and age to make ends meet and keep their business afloat. Enter Bill Rancic, winner of the first season of The Apprentice, and expert at owning and operating a small business. Rancic, The New York Times best-selling author of You’re Hired! and Beyond the Lemonade Stand, […]

First Community Wellness Day Is Well Attended



Community Wellness Day, a national event, was observed locally in Astoria for the first time October 13, in the gymnasium of Frank Sinatra School of the Arts, at 36th Street and 35th Avenue, in Long Island City. Organizer Charles Krieger, of Krieger Chiropractic Office, told those in attendance that “the health crisis won’t be solved in Washington, it will be […]

Use Bike Lanes With Common Sense And Courtesy



Traffic lanes exclusively for the use of those two-wheeled conveyances known as bicycles have sprung up throughout the city. Some have been welcomed; others have been rejected as nuisances, hazards and dangers to public health and safety. As has been the case with other issues, it all depends on who is standing on which side of the fence, or in […]

Letters to the Editor



Deny Parole A copy of this letter was received at the Queens Gazette. New York State Division of Parole97 Central Ave.Albany, NY 12206Re: Todd ScottScott CobbPhilip CopelandDavid McClary To Whom It May Concern: On February 26, 1988, New York City Police Officer Edward Byrne, a 22-year old rookie with the department, was gunned down in the line of duty. On […]

NYPD Faces Higher Crime Numbers



With less than three months to go until 2012 comes to a close, crime could show a rise in New York City for the first time in two decades. After steady annual declines since 1992, the crime rate is up four percent (3.91 actual) citywide as of September 30, compared to the same time in 2011, according to New York […]