2016-02-10 E-Edition

It’s In Queens! (February 11 to February 17)



With Valentine’s Day and Lunar New Year, Queens is hopping with bargains, romantic events, and creativity this week. Listen to music. Check out art. Watch movies. Eat chocolate. Count birds. Here’s the rundown. Feb. 11, Laff Lab Comedy Club, 7 pm. See local standup performers. Free with RSVP. Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Blvd., www.flushingtownhall.org. Feb. 11, Courtyard Cares: Cupid’s […]

‘Woodside Avenger’ Takes Aim At Graffiti



Rude graffiti was sprayed on the giant US flag mural at 56th Street and 32nd Avenue in Woodside. The act of vandalism occured on Wednesday, February 3, approximately 11 pm. John S. Colgan, who you may remember was profiled in the Gazette about a year ago, for his completely voluntary work restoring fire alarm call boxes in Western Queens, including […]

Mamma Rosa Sign Revealed



Now that McDonald’s has departed from Grand Avenue in Maspeth, the sign from the location’s previous incarnation, Mamma Rosa, has been uncovered.

Goldfeder Calls For Safer Bus Stop Locations



Citing dangerous traffic patterns and poor connections to surrounding bus lines, Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Breezy Point) is calling on the NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) to conduct a study of a Q35 bus stop located on an off-ramp to the Marine Parkway Bridge. The Assemblyman’s request comes amid ongoing controversy over an unpopular traffic signal installed nearby on another off-ramp […]

Successful Coat Drive



Dear Friends:One week after New York City was blanketed by the second largest snowstorm in more than a century, our office distributed more than 1,700 winter coats to local community and faith-based organizations, which they donated to families and individuals in need. I want to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors, US Representative Joseph Crowley, Burlington Coat Factory, K.I.D.S./Fashion […]

Off The Beaten Trail: Byzantine Civilization Of Veliky Novgorod



         My glimpse of global Hellenism and Orthodoxy was a visit to Moscow, St. Petersburg and Novgorod, in the fall of 2015. “Are you sure you want to go to Novgorod,” said Galina of EXPRESSRUSSIA.COM Tours. “It is an eight hour round trip from St. Petersburg.” I wanted to see where Christianity began in Russia, since it’s impossible to see […]

Off the Beaten Track: Catherine’s Palace



      We are getting a glimpse of Czarist Russia in the A&E, Lifetime and History miniseries “War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy.  Catherine’s Palace and the Hermitage convoke elegance and beauty not seen elsewhere. I was there. One goes to Russia to see these beautiful palaces restored after Nazi Germany destroyed them in WWII. Just sit back and […]

Lunar New Year Kicks Off At Resorts World Casino NYC



Resorts World Casino New York City is the place to be to ring in the Year of the Monkey! Resorts World will celebrate the Lunar New Year on Monday, February 8 with great events and dazzling displays, with entertainment to feature traditional Chinese dances to folk singers. The celebration kicks off at noon with an unforgettable Dragon and Lion Dance ceremony. […]

Geek Squad Helps Put Pervert Behind Bars: DA



An East Elmhurst man is facing up to three years in prison after pleading guilty on February 3, to storing nearly 300 sexual images of underage girls in his computer hard drive, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Brown said a member of the Geek Squad at a Long Island City Best Buy store found more than a technical glitch […]