It’s Now Illegal To Speed Past Sanitation Trucks


Under a new law that went into effect on November 6, motorists who speed past sanitation collection trucks face jail time or a fine of up to $100. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the “Slow Down to Get Around” bill into law in August, requiring motorists to reduce their speed when passing city and privately owned refuse and recycling vehicles with […]

Fire Dog Sniffs-Out Clue To Fatal Blaze


An FDNY canine sniffing out a car owned by the landlord of an Elmhurst home where three people died in an early morning blaze on December 19th, found traces of an accelerant on gloves inside the vehicle, police sources said. Cops and FDNY marshals investigating the cause of the fatal blaze were searching the Flushing home and a Toyota 4-Runner […]

Crime Watch


A deranged passenger who jumped from a moving airplane at LaGuardia Airport on December 21st said moments earlier that he had to get off the plane before he “spazzed out,” prosecutors said. Antonio Murdock, 31, became irrational as Delta flight 462 began to taxi out of the Queens terminal for takeoff to Atlanta, according to a criminal complaint. The complaint […]

Construction Underway On Astoria Boulevard Bridge


Construction is underway on a $14.3 million rehabilitation project on the Astoria Boulevard Bridge in Astoria. The project includes a new roadway deck, LED lighting and a new drainage system for the span located above the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway ramp, Marie Therese Dominguez, New York State DOT Commissioner said in a prepared statement. Existing beams on the span are being replaced […]

Inspiring 2021 Christmas in Moscow , Russia


The Russian Orthodox Church numbers 90 million in Russia. Positive thinking was emailed by Irina Chetina of Moscow. “Luckily, all churches are open, and services are going in regular way,” said Irina Chetina of Moscow, Russia. It is almost the same number of parishioners as before pandemic. It is still Christmas lent and people try to go to church and take […]

It’s In Queens! (Jan. 1 to Jan. 7)

There’s no argument that Queens is the best place to start a new year. However, there is some disagreement about the appropriate spot and activity. Start on a high note with an old film, a new exhibition, free admission, virtual nature, and forest therapy.   Jan. 1, Zoom Artist Hang, 5 pm. Flushing Town Hall hosts a virtual gathering for […]

Phases of the Great Conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter


Dear Queens Gazette:   Thanks for publishing my Saturn-Jupiter photos this past week.  Much appreciated.   Here’s an update on what’s happening with these planets.  I went to photograph the tail end of the rare Great Conjunction of the planets Jupiter and Saturn last evening.  This phenomenon happens only every 20 years!  As you may know the exact alignment of the planets […]

Crystal Windows Presents Public Art Symbolizing America’s Love of Baseball, Environmental Sustainability & World Unity

Manufacturer’s Philanthropic Arm Exhibits 25-foot “Tree of Hope” The Crystal Foundation, the philanthropic arm of national manufacturer Crystal Window & Door Systems, recently unveiled a special outdoor art exhibit at its Northeast Pennsylvania production facility.  The modern art creation –The Tree of Hope- is an homage to the sport of baseball with an eye toward environmental consciousness and world unity.  […]

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A Toyful Christmas

Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz (center l.) and members of her staff distributed toys donated from the DA’s office at an event sponsored by Hour Children, headed by founder Sister Tesa Fitzgerald (center r.) in Long Island City, on Monday, December 21