April 18, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Astoria Building With 114 Rental Units On Market For $100M

The Mega Contracting Group has put a mixed-use building at 31-57 31st Street featuring 114 apartments on the market for $100 million, according to the Real Deal real estate website.   More...

MTA Reveals Plans For Astoria Blvd. Station Overhaul

Officials at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) said last week that the Astoria Boulevard subway station would not be shuttered for a planned overhaul until work on the 39th Avenue (BeBe Avenue) station in Dutch Kills and the 30th (Grand More...

Internet in Bloom for The Layperson

There is plenty of Internet news lately in the media.  Consider Facebook's Chair, CEO and multi- billionaire, Mark Zuckerberg, being brought before Congress, for a two-day interrogation on questions of global privacy violations involving the per More...

NYU Langone Perlmutter Cancer Study: Combo Doubles Lung Cancer Survival

The immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab, when combined with chemotherapy, doubles survival in patients with non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSNSCLC) lacking genetic changes in the EGFR or ALK genes, when compared to chemotherapy alone, accordin More...

Ridgewood/Glendale Memorial Day Parade Fundraiser

At the 80th annual Allied Veterans Memorial Committee of Ridgewood & Glendale Fundraising Dinner to benefit the Ridgewood/Glendale Memorial Parade, Bill Cook was presented with the Veteran of the Year Award.    More...

Breaking Ground On Kew Gardens Hills Playground

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz participated in the April 16 groundbreaking ceremony (held indoors due to rain) for a student-designed and environmentally friendly playground that is to be built on the grounds of IS 250, PS 255 and the Queens S More...

It’s In Queens! (April 19 to April 25)

Earth Day is this weekend, and Queens celebrates with a cherry blossom fest, nature events, and even cheesemaking. More...

'Make Dream A Reality'

Peralta, DREAMers, Advocates Urge Passage Of NYS DREAM Act

At the foot of the Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Corona Park on April 15, NYS Senator Jose Peralta, flanked by more than a dozen DREAMers and advocates, urged his colleagues in the State Senate to pass the New York State DREAM Act (S.471- C) before t More...

Restaurant of the Week

Off The Hook Raw Bar & Grill

Off The Hook is the catch of a lifetime when it comes to excellent seafood, inventive dishes with some Caribbean twists, and a dazzling array of rums, cocktails, beer and wine. More...

Astoria World Manor

Astoria World Manor has been an icon of catering in the area for 64 years, offering personalized service for all of life’s special occasions. With six rooms that can accommodate from 50 to 1,000 people, you are sure to find one that suits you. More...

Seniors

Savvy Senior:

Could You Have Diabetes?

Dear Savvy Senior,  My brother and his wife, who are ages 60 and 56, were recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and prediabetes, and neither one had a clue. Could I have it too? Concerned Sibling Dear Concerned,  More...

Features

Nolan Joins Community Rally At City Hall

On Tuesday, April 10, Assembly Member Catherine Nolan joined the LIC Coalition, Hunters Point Civic Association, Court Square Civic Association, Justice for All Coalition and her colleagues in government at City Hall to speak out against the city&rsq More...

Astoria, The New Arts District

A panel discussion was given on Astoria as the new art district, an avant garde, cool, hot, and hip place to work and live; and how development there has to be a planned, thought-out process with multiple steps of implementation, including the commun More...

QCH Receives Algorhythm’s HI Impact Award

Queens Community House (QCH) has been recognized as a recipient of Algorhythm’s 2018 HI Impact Award. More...

CB 1 Joins After Brief Hiatus

Because in February there was no scheduled meeting and in March the meeting was cancelled on the grounds of inclement weather, the Community Board 1 cabinet meeting for April 12 was the first in three months.  It was held as usual at the board r More...

Reveal New Hotel Plan For 38-23 28th Street

Developers have filed permits to build a six-story, mixed-use hotel at 38-23 28th Street in Dutch Kills, according to information posted on the YIMBY (Yes, In My Back Yard) website.   More...

41-Story Tower At 41-05 29th Street

The owners of a parcel at 41-05 29th Street in the Dutch Kills section of Long Island City have submitted pre-filing permits for development of a 24-story, mixed-use tower at the sit   More...

Hunt Dunkin’ Donuts Purse Snatch Duo

Police are searching for two thieves who swiped a purse left unattended by a customer at a Long Island City Dunkin’ Donuts shop on March 18.  Cops last week released surveillance photos of the two thieves, who grabbed the purse when the vic More...

NYPD Springs Into Vision Zero Crackdown

Authorities are cracking down on reckless drivers who become even more reckless as spring temperatures arrive.  City Department of Transportation (DOT) officials said last week that between 2007 and 2016 the number of serious traffic accide More...

Off the Beaten Trail: April 8th Easter in Moscow Russia

Travel makes new friends. I have a correspondence with my tour Russian guide Irina, a mother of three sons, for over two and a half years. More...

Pheffer Amato Calls on EDC: ‘Keep the Shuttle for Far Rockaway!’

Assembly Member Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Far Rockaway) called on the city Economic Development Corporation (EDC) to permanently reinstate the Downtown Far Rockaway Shuttle Bus to the Rockaway Ferry. More...

Nolan Joins Chancellor Carranza On Tour Of Aviation HS

On Friday, April 13, Assembly Member Catherine Nolan joined school officials, Principal Steve Jackson, students and her colleagues in government to welcome Chancellor Richard A. More...

Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center Expansion

Queens Borough President Melinda Katz joined NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr. More...

Political Page

I On Politics

CROWLEY RE SYRIA AIR STRIKES: TRUMP MUST WORK WITH CONGRESS; ADDRESS PUTIN’S ROLE: House Democratic Caucus Chair Joe Crowley (D-NY) issued the following statement after President Trump announced airstrikes against the Syrian regime: More...

Gianaris Bill Passes Unanimously

NYS Senator Michael Gianaris announced that his proposal stiffening penalties on drivers without valid licenses who kill or injure passed the State Senate on April 16. The legislation (S.3299) passed the Senate unanimously.  More...

Constantinides, Capt. Hall Speak At Jefferson Democratic Club Meeting

The Jefferson Democratic Club held its monthly meeting on April 12 at the Clearview Park Golf Course Clubhouse in Bayside, with Guest Speakers Council Member Costa Constantinides, Chair of the NYC Council Environmental Protection Committee, and Capta More...

Editorials

For That Most Joyous & Important Day

This week’s issue of the Gazette is dedicated to those planning to get married. Our Bridal Issue was put together with all kinds of ideas for those planning their weddings. More...

Letters to the Editor

Sunnyside Yard Project  To The Editor:  More...

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