August 24, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

It’s In Queens! (August 25 to August 31)

The borough’s image as a haven for diversity grows this week with a Bangladeshi version of the Oscars and various multi-ethnic performances. And for those who prefer American culture, R. Kelly comes to town. Here’s the rundown.Aug. More...

Ahles House Officially Landmarked By City Council

On August 16, the New York City Council voted to affirm the landmark designation for the Lydia Ann Bell and William Ahles House in Bayside, making it an official NYC landmark. More...

Man Wanted In Astoria Bash-Robbery

Police in Astoria are seeking help from the public to identify and locate a suspect who assaulted and robbed a 51-year-old local man on August 13. More...

Hanging Death Of Astoria Construction Worker Probed

Police are trying to unravel the circumstances surrounding the apparent suicide of a construction worker in Astoria on August 17. Officers said passersby spotted the man hanging outside the building at 31-57 34th Street with a rope around his ne More...

Biker Killed After Falling From Queensboro Bridge

A 26-year-old biker was killed on August 14, when he was thrown from his motorcycle after colliding with an SUV on the upper roadway of the Queensboro Bridge. Officers said Joshua Persaud was driving his Honda motorcycle westbound into Manhattan More...

Traditional Greek Wedding Procession Led Through Streets Of Mattituck

Eva Constantine of Mattituck, New York and Daniel Fiorentino of Frankfort, NY, had a traditional Greek wedding on August 20 with a procession to the church. The procession through the streets of Mattituck was by Rev. More...

Community Calendar

Gazette Calendar Of Events

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Restaurant of the Week

BQE Billiards and Bar

Good things last and good times last forever. That describes BQE Billiards and Bar, as Nick, Theo, and the crew are about to celebrate 25 years in business this Fall on 34th Ave. in Jackson Heights. More...

Editorials

The US Open, Gigantic Event In Our Own Backyard

Those of us who love to experience the heights of human prowess are in nirvana right now. We have just wrapped up the Olympics and are poised to witness excellence of another kind – the US Open. More...

Letters to the Editor

Not Time For Closure To The Editor: Yep! Here we go again. September will be shortly upon us with Labor Day, return to school, the ending of vacations and the awful day of remembrance: September 11th. More...

Man Wanted In Assault-Robbery Of Astoria Teen

Police are searching for a man who robbed and assaulted an Astoria teenager on July 25. Police said the 14-year-old victim was walking near Astoria Boulevard and 44th Street at about 7:50 a.m. More...

Holiday Inn For Homeless?

Residents and business owners in Maspeth will be able to speak their minds about a proposed homeless shelter in the area at a Public Hearing hosted by officials at Community Board 5 (CB5) later this month. More...

US Open Extravaganza

The USTA announced on August 18 a series of physical improvements, fan and player upgrades, and new sponsor activations which will be unveiled at the 2016 US Open. More...

Off The Wall

City Council Member Karen Koslowitz helps clean a Queens Boulevard storefront in Rego Park on August 18. More...

Water Main Break Floods Astoria Streets

A large water main break sent a torrent of muddy water gushing into an Astoria intersection on August 17, fire officials said. The water main located near 30th Avenue and 12th Street ruptured at about 4:40 p.m. More...

Kids Must Have Shots To Start School

New York State health officials are reminding parents about a change in immunization requirements for youngsters entering the school system. As of September 1, 2015, the State Department of Health requires youngsters to receive a complete series More...

Hunt ‘Hammer’ Suspect In Woodside Hate Crime

Queens detectives are searching for a man who bashed a transgender woman in the head with a hammer in Woodside on August 17, and shouted anti-gay slurs at the victim before fleeing the scene. Police sources said the 28-year-old victim was walkin More...

Increased Library Funding

Announce $38M Capital Funding For City Libraries

On August 17, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito; Majority Leader and Chair of the Cultural Affairs Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer; Chair of the Subcommittee on Libraries Council Member Andy King; Council Member Costa Constatinides; Dennis W More...

Political Page

Trump: Fading, Still Hoping; Hillary: Sailing Along

With roughly two months left until Election Day, November 8th, Donald Trump is still trying to show signs of a fighting campaign while the polls say otherwise; while Hillary Clinton seems poised for a landslide victory, she worries that fundraising n More...

Seniors

Great Gadgets For Aging Golfers

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend any products that can help older golfers? I love to play golf, but at age 74, I have hip and back problems that make bending over to tee up or pick up the ball difficult. More...

Features

History Of The Xbox

The Xbox is a video gaming brand created and owned by Microsoft. It has made a number consoles that all have been huge successes. Xbox provides ways of streaming and online gaming called Xbox Live. More...

Constantinides Allocates Over $200K For Cleaning

City Council Member Costa Constantinides announced on August 19 his Fiscal Year ‘17 budget allocation of over $200,000 toward cleaning services in Astoria. Several groups will provide cleaning, weeding, and graffiti-removal services. More...

Maloney, De Blasio On Combating Zika Virus

Congresswoman Carolyn B. More...

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