2021-12-22 E-Edition

Spreading Cheer & Warmth

As COVID-19 continues to im­pact communities still recovering, Council Member Francisco Moya and First Baptist Church Pastor Patrick Young together with volun­teers and partners hosted a Christ­mas community blessing and distributed toys and new coats to families in District 21 Queens on Sunday, Dec. 19. More than 1,000 toys plus 400 new coats were dis­tributed to children, thanks in part­nership […]

Holiday Toys To Queens Children in Need

Assemblyman Edward C. Braunstein (D-Bayside) announced that, through the generosity of many Northeast Queens res­idents, schools and civic associations, his office’s annual Holiday Toy Drive col­lected thousands of toys for needy and hospitalized children. The toys have been distributed to several charitable organiza­tions throughout Queens ahead of the hol­idays. “I’m overwhelmed by the generosity shown by so many Northeast Queens […]

Gianaris Joins HANAC Senior Centers Holiday Lunch Giveaways

NYS Senator Michael Gianaris went to the HANAC senior centers at Ravenswood and Astoria Houses for the Holiday Lunch Giveaways.

Toy Giveaway By Daniel Gale Sotheby’s And 114th Precinct

Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty and the NYPD 114th Precinct worked together this year for the annual Toy Giveaway and were able to involve the various public schools in the Astoria area as well as the Boys and Girls Club. “We were for­tunate to receive a lot of support from the business community to make this all hap­pen,” said George […]

Carolers Stroll Steinway Street BID!

The Steinway Astoria Partnership con­tinued bringing joy to local and visiting shoppers during the holiday shopping sea­son by inviting Christmas Matters Holiday Carolers back on Sunday, December 12th to stroll the Steinway Street Business Im­provement District from 1:00-3:00 PM. The carolers were well received and greeted by enthusiastic spectators who joined in the singing on a beautiful sunny day along […]


Just three more days until Christmas is here! It is the culmination of the season and we hope all your preparations have been joyous or at least pleasant and heart­warming. We hope you’ve had the time to step back and admire all the decorations, as well as the beautifully wrapped presents you’ve assembled. With just three days left until the […]

Letters to the Editor

MTA Must Enforce Masks A copy of this letter was received at theoffices of the Queens Gazette.Craig CiprianoInterim PresidentMTA New York City TransitDear President Cipriano, We write today to thank MTA for its ef­forts to combat COVID-19 while keeping our communities running, and to draw your attention to concerns raised by our constituents regarding the enforcement of MTA COVID-19 guidelines […]

East River Kiwanis Donates To QSAC

East River Kiwanis made a donation of $250 to QSAC (Quality Services for the Autism Community) to go towards their purchase of Hams for the Holidays to help feed their 85 families over the holidays.

Ask Dr. Universe

Dr. Universe: Why does the sky turn darker in winter? – Alex, 6, Cincinnati Dear Alex, As winter gets underway here in North Amer­ica, you may notice we don’t feel the sun’s rays for quite as many hours as we did in fall and summer. To find out why this happens, I talked with my friend Vivienne Baldassare, an astronomer […]