QPAC LIVE! – Coming in January 2022

THURSDAY, Jan 13th, 7PM EST RICHIE SANTA as ELVIS! Richie Santa is an Elvis tribute artist, who has mastered both the sound and the moves of the King! With over 600 shows under his belt, enjoy an intimate performance of some of Elvis’ most popular recordings. Live performance and Q&A. THURSDAY, Jan 27th, 7PM EST TENORS UNLIMITED! The number one […]

Poets of Queens at QED and Vijay R. Nathan’s Breakdown Dancer

  Join QED Wednesday, Jan. 5 at 7pm at QED! Masks required unless actively eating or drinking. Purchase tickets at qedastoria.com. Vijay R. Nathan’s book, Breakdown Dancer, was released in December. Check it out! The Book Launch will be at Vijay’s home on Sunday, January 16 at 2pm with Comfort Cat and Audrey Dimola.

Lift A Glass to A Safe & Sober New Year


City officials are reminding New Years Eve party hosts that they are responsible for keeping their guests safe by suggesting that they wear face masks or coverings in large gatherings – and by offering non-alcoholic drinks to designated drivers – guests who plan to get behind the wheel when the celebration is over. Party hosts who want to help designated […]

Post-Holiday Fire Prevention Tips


The holiday shopping and gift-giving frenzy is almost over, and while many people are looking forward to celebrating the New Year in a large gathering with family, friends – yes, and even strangers, some people will opt for caution, celebrating in small, stay-at-home, COVID-safe New Year’s Eve celebrations. The risk of home fires increases as the holiday season comes to […]

Community News


  Mayor-elect Eric Adams has chosen Astoria native, Lorraine Grillo, as his new first deputy mayor. Grillo will be tasked with helping Adams run the day-to-day operations of City Hall, while leading a team of four female deputy mayors when Adams takes office on January 1sr including Meera Joshi as deputy mayor for operations, Anne Williams-Isom as deputy mayor for […]

Crime Watch


Man Struck Dead by MTA Bus A 63-year-old man was fatally struck by an MTA bus in Jackson Heights on December 21st, police said. Cops said Nazmui MD Ahsan was crossing Broadway near Roosevelt Avenue at about 7:20 p.m. when he was struck by the westbound bus traveling with a green light. Ahsan was rushing across Broadway from north to […]

Astoria Traditions


The following is New Year’s Eve trivia copied from a 1983 column written by “The Gazetteer,” an Astoria woman who shared her memories, from childhood, with readers of the fledgling Western Queens Gazette. The column ran in the newspaper each week from February 1982 until she passed away in 1984 at the age of 78. The Queens Gazette is happy […]

A Glimpse of Moscow’s Kremlin Department Store Christmas 2021


GUM is the largest department store in Russia, situated on a traditional market site on the northeast side of Red Square in Moscow. Since the autumn of 2015, Russian tour guide Irina Chetina, a mother of three sons, emails beautiful Christmas scenes of GUM department store in the Kremlin. “Only today, I got the opportunity to get to GUM to […]

AHEPA Community Activist John Hallas Passes Away


John Hallas, an active member of the Greek Orthodox Kimisis Church Poughkeepsie and The Order of AHEPA – Poughkeepsie Chapter #158 community, recently passed on December 24th. He was born on the island of Andros, Greece. The late AHEPA member was active in the hospitality industry in Poughkeepsie, New York since the 1970s. He was a family man devoted to his […]

New Spectrum Store Opens in Fresh Meadows

Store Features the Latest Devices and Accessories for Spectrum Mobile Charter Communications, Inc. announced today the opening of a new Spectrum store at 61-38 190th Street in the Fresh Meadows Shopping Center. The new Spectrum store will give consumers in Auburndale, Fresh Meadows, Oakland Gardens, and surrounding areas a convenient option for adding or managing their Spectrum Internet®, TV, Mobile […]