It’s In Queens! (Nov. 5 to Nov. 11)

Stars from Broadway, China, India, Italy, and Joseph Stalin’s birthplace perform in Queens this upcoming week. They bring extreme talent in the fields of music, dance, acting, visual arts, and – yum – cooking. There are also opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors and paint a mural, plant bulbs, and smash pumpkins. Nov. 5, See It Big: Extravaganzas! (Part One), […]

2021-11-03 E-Edition

Mount Sinai Queens Opening New Infusion Center

The last week of October was marked by an expansion of health care capacity in the bor­ough, as Mount Sinai Queens celebrated the opening of its new Infusion Center. Commu­nity leaders, government officials, and health care providers were invited to the new facility to learn more about its capabilities and help cut the ribbon to mark its official opening. “No […]

East Side Access Opens

Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) joined Governor Kathy Hochul for the first passenger Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) train ride from Jamaica Station in Queens to the East Side Access Terminal in Grand Central Station. Maloney has long fought for the completion of the East Side Access by helping secure nearly $7 billion in federal fund­ing for the project. East […]

I On Politics

HOCHUL SIGNS GUN VIOLENCE PACKAGE: Governor Kathy Hochul on Oct. 28 signed a package of legislation to combat the gun violence epidemic and to address the scourge of ghost guns in New York communities. Legislation S.13A/A.2666A prohibits the possession of unfinished frames or receivers by anyone other than a licensed gunsmith or dealer in firearms. Legislation S.14A/A.613A prohibits the sale […]

Stay Tuned For Election Results

As we go to press, the final hours of voting in the general election are taking place on Tuesday, November 2, until 9 pm. New Yorkers are voting in this elec­tion to select candidates for the following municipal offices: Mayor, Comptroller, Public Advocate, Borough President, and City Council. Stay tuned for results as soon as they are available at, […]

Save Daylight! Don’t Fall Back!

Sunday, November 7, Daylight Saving Time ends and it will be time to set our clocks back one hour to standard time – in other words, it’s a “setback.” Many, including us, have written about the tribulations of DST. But we are doing a complete 180. As we at the Gazette have mentioned before, we want to STAY on DST […]

Letters to the Editor

Tow More Cars A copy of this letter was received at the of­fices of the Queens Gazette. October 28, 2021 NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea 1 Police Plaza Path New York, NY 10007 Dear Commissioner Shea, I write to you with great frustration over the disparate number of illegally parked cars the precincts in my district have towed, relative to neighboring […]

In Response

Mayor’s Office Responds

In response to last week’s story in the Queens Gazette, “Queensbridge, Local Leaders Rage At De Blasio Homeless Duplicity,” by Liz Goff, B. Colby Hamilton, Chief of Public Affairs, Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice wrote: “Since the start of the pandemic the City has worked to make sure people returning from incarceration, both from the City jails and from State […]

School Enrollment, Attendance Declines

The Department of Education has re­leased enrollment numbers totaling 938,000 students, down from about 960,000 students enrolled last year, a de­cline in City public schools, not includ­ing charter schools, of almost 2 percent. The City Council Education Commit­tee held an oversight hearing on October 27 and pressed DOE to provide current numbers on student enrollment. Enroll­ment has dropped by between […]