February 14, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

SHAREing & CAREing: Healthy Practices, Self-Care, Giving Back

Chair Stretches & Guided Meditation for Opening the HeartSHAREing & CAREing (S&C) announced Chair Stretches & Guided Meditation for Opening the Heart will be held on February 14, at 2 pm at Queens Public Library, Elmhurst. More...

DKCA Meeting Covers Variety Of Topics

The Dutch Kills Civic Association’s first meeting since December opened with a visit from Assemblyman Brian Barnwell, who talked about congestion pricing, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the effect of Uber, Lyft and other car se More...

Legislative Breakfast With DA Brown

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz (seated, r.) joined with other elected officials in attending a legislative breakfast hosted by Queens County District Attorney Richard Brown (seated, c.). More...

Jefferson Democratic Club Kicks Off 138th Year

The Jefferson Democratic Club kicked off its 138th year on February 8, at the Clearview Park Golf Course Clubhouse in Bayside. Guest Speaker Bernadette Kelly, Teamsters International Representative, gave an informative and inspiring speech on ma More...

It’s In Queens! (Feb. 15 to Feb. 21)

Post-Valentine’s Day romance roars through the weekend in Queens, where Black History Month and Lunar New Year celebrations are also everywhere. More...

Katz Recommends Approval Of Rezoning For New NYPD 116th Precinct Stationhouse

Borough President Melinda Katz issued her recommendation to approve the proposed rezoning and site selection of a new NYPD 116th Precinct stationhouse at 242-20 North Conduit Avenue in Rosedale. More...

Queens World Film Festival Returns To MMI and Kaufman Astoria Studios

The 8th Annual Queens World Film Festival (QWFF) is being held at the Museum of the Moving Image (36-01 35 Ave, Astoria) and Kaufman Astoria Studios (34-12 36th Street, Astoria) for an expanded two-week run March 15-25. More...

Probe Deadly Woodhaven Blaze

Fire marshals are investigating a blaze at a Woodhaven home where a 48-year-old woman was pulled from the flames on February 8.   More...

NYPD: Keep Texting Crime Tips

Police are reminding the public that texting crime tips to cops at local precincts is a simple, easy way to provide anonymous information to help put criminals behind bars. By utilizing the NYPD’s “CRIMES” text message system, eyewitnesses and o More...

Chairman Crowley Hosts Rep. Ro Khanna In Queens, The Bronx

House Democratic Caucus Chair Joe Crowley (D-NY) hosted Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA), a leading progressive voice in Congress, in Queens and the Bronx. More...

Dial ‘511’ For MTA, Travel Information

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and the New York Sate Department of Transportation are reminding city straphangers and all New Yorkers that they can dial 511 for assistance with any MTA-related question.   More...

Addabbo: Executive Budget For Schools Falls Short

In an effort to learn how the Governor’s proposed 2018-19 Executive Budget could affect local schoolchildren, teachers, parents and the state’s entire educational system, NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. More...

Five Story Office Building To Replace Shops On 71st Road

A row of shops along 71st Road in Forest Hills are facing a wrecking ball to make way for development of a five-story, mixed use building.The parcels, owned by the Forest Hills Property Group, located between 107-21 and 107-25 71st Road, will be repl More...

Bronx Muslim Leader Spreading Peace

Over the past almost two decades Sheikh Musa Drammeh has become increasingly well known throughout the borough of the Bronx. More...

Addabbo Answers Students’ Questions At Career Fair In Rockaway Park

High school students at The Scholars’ Academy in Rockaway Park had the chance to meet with professionals across many different industries—including NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr.—during their Career Fair on February 2. More...

Reputed Gang Member Sentenced To 13 1/2 Years In Prison For Murder

Queens District Attorney Richard A. More...

Lunar New Year Celebrations At Queens Zoo: The Year of the Dog

The WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Queens Zoo and Prospect Park Zoo are celebrating the Year of the Dog with special activities to ring in the Lunar New Year. Queens Zoo’s coyotes were the featured canines for Lunar New Year activities on More...

Groundbreaking Findings in NYC DOT’s Lower Montauk Branch Rail Study

Community leader and former NYC Council Member Elizabeth Crowley announced on February 7 the findings of a comprehensive NYC DOT feasibility study to bring passenger service back to LIRR’s Lower Montauk Branch, which would provide increased tran More...

Pheffer Amato Urges: Move Primary Day From 9/11 & Rosh Hashanah

Assembly Member Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Rockaway), is urging passage of bill A.8917, which she has co-sponsored, that will move the upcoming NYS Primary Day from Tuesday, September 11, 2018. More...

Restaurant of the Week

Kurry Qulture

“Welcome to the new Indian,” states the business card for Kurry Qulture. Indeed, Kurry Qulture has put a modern, elegant twist on Indian cuisine and you won’t find a better spot for a romantic dinner on Valentine’s night or any night of the year. More...

Seniors

Savvy Senior:

Don’t Eat This if You’re Taking That

Dear Savvy Senior,  If the prescription label says “take with meals,” does it matter what you eat? More...

Features

Bronx Muslim Leader Spreading Peace

Over the past almost two decades Sheikh Musa Drammeh has become increasingly well known throughout the borough of the Bronx. More...

Subway Repair Shutdown Severely Impacting Local Business

The 30th Avenue and 36th Avenue N/W train stations in Astoria have been completely shut down by the MTA for repairs since last October— as nearby residents are well aware. More...

Procter & Gamble Called Upon To Change Packaging Of Toxic Tide Pods

New York State Assembly Member Aravella Simotas (D, WF-Queens) and NYS Senator Brad Hoylman (D, WFManhattan) joined by consumer groups, called on Procter & Gamble, in a letter sent February 5, to overhaul its colorful liquid detergent Tide Pods, More...

HPCA Meeting Hears Van Bramer On Zoning

The Hunters Point Civic Association welcomed City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer to its February meeting, to hear him talk about development in Long Island City and cover the topic of local schools.  Just a week before, there was a meeting that bro More...

My Way Speaker Series Kicks Off At Frank Sinatra School of the Arts

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Broadway star, Mandy Gonzalez, was the guest speaker at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts (FSSA) in Astoria on Friday, February 9 to kick off the school’s new My Way Speaker Series. More...

Pheffer Amato Helps Open Q-Center in Long Island City

Assembly Member Stacey Pheffer Amato this past week helped open the new Queens LGBT Community Center, Q-Center in Long Island City. More...

Peralta, NAACP Commemorate African American Heritage, Honor Community Leaders

State Senator Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst) and the Corona-East Elmhurst branch of the NAACP hosted the African American History and Heritage celebration at the Langton Hughes Community Library and Cultural Center on February 8, honoring the achieve More...

Governor Cuomo Announces 30-Day Amendment To Provide Flu Vaccines To Children Regardless Of Ability To Pay

Governor Andrew M. More...

Celebrating Haitian Independence

The 214th anniversary of the Independence of the Republic of Haiti, the first independent nation ever established in the Caribbean and Latin America, was commemorated during a January 30 celebration hosted by Queens Borough President Melinda Katz in More...

Herb At Atria Forest Hills Resident Turns 100!

A resident of Atria Forest Hills has turned 100! Atria had a huge Mardi Gras-themed celebration for him. Friends and family gathered to celebrate Herb’s 100th birthday in perfect Mardi Gras style! More...

Shooter Charged In LIC Botched Attack

A 22-year-old Middletown, New York man was arraigned in Queens Criminal Court on February 7 with two counts each of attempted murder, criminal possession of a weapon, assault and menacing and reckless endangerment for opening fire near the Queensbrid More...

Pheffer Amato against MS 53 Proposed School Closure

Assembly Member Stacey Pheffer Amato spoke at MS 53 regarding a proposed closure of the school. “Let’s be clear, I am against the closure of this school. More...

‘Topping Off’ The New Louis Armstrong Stadium’s Retractable Roof

A ceremony to commemorate the lifting of the final steel beam onto the new Louis Armstrong Stadium at National Tennis Center, with its retractable roof, was held on February 8 by AECOM Hunt, the construction group building the center. More...

LIC Development Site Sells For $21.65M

A Long Island City real estate development firm has acquired a 108,000-square-foot development site at 45-57 Davis Street in Long Island City for $21.65 million, according to a post on the Real Deal website.   More...

Grand Opening Of New Queens LGBT Center

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz was among the dignitaries who participated in the February 1 grand opening of the LGBT Network’s new Queens LGBT Center in Long Island City. More...

FDNY Plea: Teach Children To Prevent Frozen Tragedy

FDNY officials are urging parents to warn youngsters about the dangers of playing on frozen lakes, ponds and other bodies of water. More...

Queens College Ranked in Top 25 For Graphic Design in Nation

Queens College has been named one of the nation’s top 50 best colleges for graphic design and one of the top 25 public graphic design schools and colleges on the Animation Career Review’s 2018 list. More...

Next Generation Of Queens Leaders Work The Halls Of The Capitol

On January 30, hundreds of youth from across New York traversed the halls of the NYS Capitol Building for United Neighborhood House’s 18th annual Youth Action Day, where youth spoke about the importance of the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) i More...

Gianaris’ Bill Extends Background Check Waiting Period To 10 Days

NYS Senator Michael Gianaris introduced legislation on February 6 to combat gun violence in communities across New York State. More...

Roosevelt Island Sole Access Road To Undergo Total Repair

The 40-year-old spiral road that provides the only vehicular access to Roosevelt Island via the Roosevelt Island Bridge from Long Island City will soon undergo repairs, causing increased travel times for cars, trucks and buses entering and leaving th More...

Ridgewood Reservoir Now Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

The National Park Service moved rapidly to add the Ridgewood Reservoir to the National Register of Historic Places on February 2, 2018. More...

Christ the King Board of Trustees Clarifies Misunderstanding

Christ the King Board of Trustees Chair Serphin R. More...

Political Page

I On Politics

CROWLEY AT DEM CAUCUS CONFERENCE: ‘WE MUST STICK TOGETHER’: House Democratic Caucus Chair Joe Crowley, (D-NY) addressed members of Congress and guests during the 2018 Democratic Issues Conference on the evening of February 7. More...

Call For Full-Service Animal Shelters in All Boroughs

NYC Council Member Paul Vallone has reintroduced his bill that would mandate full-service animal shelters to be built in Queens and the Bronx. In 2000, the City Council, led by then- Speaker Peter F. More...

Editorials

Honoring Our Presidents

February 19 is Presidents’ Day, which grew out of our two celebrations— Washington and Lincoln’s birthdays. They were born 286 and 209 years ago, respectively. More...

Letters to the Editor

Protect Our Mail A copy of this letter was received at the offices of the Queens Gazette, in which Rep. More...

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