It’s In Queens! (July 17 to July 23)

Queens agencies continue to offer chances to enjoy the Great Indoors this week. Live music, dance, author talks, films, workshops, science experiments, and tours are a few clicks away this upcoming week.   July 17, Reverse Shot Happy Hour, 5 pm. The editors and writers of the Museum of the Moving Image’s “Reverse Shot” magazine discuss cinema. Co-editors and founders […]

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Mount Sinai Queens Receives $3M For Medical Equipment

Mount Sinai Queens will be able to purchase new MRI and CT scan machines, thanks to a $3 million allocation secured by Speaker Corey Johnson and the City Council’s Queens delegation. This builds upon a long-standing partnership between the City Council and the Astoria hospital, which has undergone unprecedented expansion. Such investments couldn’t come at a more crucial time, as […]

I On Politics

CHAIRS NADLER & MALONEY ON STONE COMMUTATION: House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Oversight and Reform Committee Chairwoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) released the following joint statement on July 11 following President Trump’s decision to commute the sentence of Roger Stone: “The facts are clear: Roger Stone lied to investigators. He threatened to harm a witness to his […]

Restoration Of Nutrition Program Contracts Announced

Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi, Chair of the Committee on Social Services, released the following statement regarding the restoration of Nutrition Outreach and Education Program (NOEP) contracts. “On June 18, I, along with over 70 of my colleagues and the leadership of Senator Persaud, sent a letter to the Governor and New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA) requesting […]

FDNY Will Install Hydrant Sprinklers

The rules have changed, but the fun can remain the same for Queens residents who want to legally use fire hydrants to help cool off during sweltering summer heat waves. Adults 18 years or older can request a spray cap, for recreational use only, for a specific hydrant by visiting their local firehouse, where they must present a valid photo […]

Tour Queens’ Historic Vanderbilt Motor Parkway

The Vanderbilt Motor Parkway was the first highway to have bridges and overpasses in the entire United States and the first reinforced concrete connection between New York City and Long Island. And it was in Queens! On Saturday July 25, 1 pm, join Queens Historical Society’s unique virtual tour! They will be exploring the neighborhood on foot and learning about […]

Gun Violence Twice As High

Shootings were up for the first week of July continuing an alarming rise in gun violence in 2020 compared with 2019. There was a 184% increase in shooting incidents for the week of June 29 through July 5 (74 in 2020 vs. 26 in 2019), according to NYPD CompStat data. Between June 1 and June 30 there was a 130% […]

La Jornada, Together We Can Food Pantry At Queens Museum

The La Jornada and Together We Can Food Pantry at Queens Museum opened on June 17. Since its launch, the weekly food pantry has been able to serve groceries to over 1,450 Corona residents experiencing food insecurity due to the unequal impact of COVID-19. As the initiative scales up, the Museum thanked the amazing volunteers and community members who have […]

Our Medical Issue Salutes Healthcare Workers

Welcome to the Queens Gazette’s semiannual Medical Issue. We join the entire community in honoring and thanking our medical professionals, all hospital and healthcare workers, first responders and other essential workers who have been out there every day during the coronavirus crisis, caring for those who desperately need them. They have literally been the salvation of the entire city and […]