Friday, Aug. 29, 2014


Suspect arrested in sexual assault outside Pan Am hotel

A suspect was arrested Thursday night in connection with the attempted sexual assault of a 26-year-old mother in front of her three children behind the Pan American Hotel in Elmhurst last Sunday, police said. Comment.
Community Service

Late Ben Fried honored on sign at 43rd and Bell

Dozens gathered in Bayside Monday to honor one of the community’s most beloved members by permanently embedding his name in the neighborhood for all to remember. Comment.

Costa wants gun registry

Just days after 23 people were shot across the city in one weekend, two of them fatally, City Councilman Costa Constantinides (D-Astoria) took to the steps of City Hall to introduce legislation that would allow public access to the city’s gun offender registry. Comments (1).

New Q114 bus line ready for first riders

The commute to work will never be the same for some southeast Queens riders. Comment.

Council takes step to end Rikers culture of violence

The City Council has moved to end the culture of brutality that exists at Rikers Island as well as other New York City jails. Comment.

Queens Museum displays Monument Quilt

The field behind the Queens Museum was turned into a sea of red cloth last week as stories from survivors of sexual and domestic violence were stitched together on 200 quilt squares. Comment.

Ozone Park merchants lambaste Liberty Ave. Plaza

An Ozone Park pedestrian plaza and the road changes that came with it have been a one-way route to commercial disaster, nearby shop owners say. Comment.

Liu blasts IDC mailers

John Liu’s campaign has filed a complaint with the city Board of Elections, claiming glossy mailers sent out by the Independent Democratic Conference’s PAC in support of his opponent, state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Avella), were illegal campaign contributions. Comment.
Bay Terrace

Candidates explain platforms at Bay Terrace debate forum

A big name was missing from the roster of candidates at a forum in Bay Terrace Tuesday night. Comment.
Kew Gardens

JFK Dems celebrate Aug.19 birthdays

Aug. 19 is when political lions come out to play ... at least in Queens. Comment.

US Open serves up more than tennis

The scene at Arthur Ashe Stadium’s Aces restaurant was a culinary delight as the US Open’s culinary partner displayed the array of food offerings tennis fans can nosh on at this year’s event. Comments (1).

New SJU team seeks familiar soccer goals

The St. John’s University men’s soccer team lost several key players in the offseason, but the Red Storm are ready to face the challenges ahead with hopes of returning to the NCAA Tournament. Comment.

Video of suspect in attempted rape released

ELMHURST — Police were looking for a man in connection with the attempted rape of a 23-year-old woman in Elmhurst early in the morning of Aug. 16, the NYPD said. Comments (1).

House the Homeless

City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer’s recent column about how he and his family fell into homelessness should remind us that we have been quick to demonize of Queens shelter residents. Comments (2).

Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

Jackson Heights

Seth Taylor out at Jax Hts BID

The architect behind the planned BID expansion from Jackson Heights into Corona suddenly stepped down this week. Comments (2).

Fans flock to US Open for very best of tennis

The opening days of the US Open again brought thousands of people from across the country and around the world to enjoy spectacular tennis, cuisine and a unique atmosphere. Comment.

Bar patron stabbed on Bell Blvd.

Bell Boulevard, which draws crowds of revelers who visit the bars and restaurants on summer nights, was rocked by a brutal stabbing late last week. Comments (2).

Van Bramer’s family once homeless

After watching and reading accounts of protests and town hall meetings against new homeless shelters in East Elmhurst and Elmhurst, City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) kept quiet because the controversy lay outside his district. Comments (2).
Fresh Meadows

Robbery spree hits northeast Queens

FLUSHING- Police were looking for two men responsible for at least four robberies in the confines of the 107th and 109th Precincts. Comment.

Avella takes on party in primary

Tony Avella did not get into politics to make friends. Comments (1).

Dems recruit Liu to depose incumbent

Despite a deal between the mainline Democrats and the Independent Democratic Conference to reunite, former city Comptroller John Liu said his primary opponent, state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) is not to be trusted. Comments (5).

SE Queens men petition city for more class time

They are incensed by the reception at the 113th Precinct, disturbed by the unemployment among young black men and concerned about health disparities. Comment.

Shootings ricochet across boro streets

Queens has had its share of violence in the last few days. Comment.

Wills’ bill seeks to protect jailed voters’ ballots

Although jail detainees are kept behind bars, City Councilman Ruben Wills (D-Jamaica) says their votes should not be. Comments (5).

USTA gives borough star treatment

For the third straight year, the Queens Economic Development Corp. will staff an information and referral kiosk at the US Open to generate business for the borough’s restaurants, hotels and cultural institutions. Comment.
Long Island City

5Pointz demolition underway

The long-awaited demolition of 5Pointz began last Friday morning with heavy machinery punching a huge hole in the back wall. Comment.
South Ozone Park

Sneakers, wallet stolen in S. Ozone Park: NYPD

SOUTH OZONE PARK — Police were searching for a man accused of tugging off a 23-year-old’s sneakers and wallet and running away from the South Ozone Park block, the NYPD said. Comment.

Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014


North Shore-LIJ announces partnership

North Shore-LIJ announced this week it was selected to be the metropolitan area’s exclusive partner of the Cleveland Clinic & Vascular Institute. Comment.

Nation’s biggest beauty store opens in Atlas Park

The Shops at Atlas Park saw early risers as more than 100 beauty shoppers stood on line as early as 6 a.m. last Friday for the grand opening of ULTA, the largest beauty retailer in the United States. Comments (1).

Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014


Jung runs on cleaning up Flushing Creek pollution

S.J. Jung has joined the effort to clean up the heavily polluted Flushing Creek. Comments (4).
Middle Village

Man dies in Middle Village hit-and-run: NYPD

RIDGEWOOD — A 32-year-old Ridgewood man was killed in a Middle Village hit-and-run early Monday morning, the NYPD said. Comments (2).
College Point

Poppenhusen Institute to use $5M from city for remodeling

Plans for long-delayed upgrades to the Poppenhusen Institute are on their way to becoming a reality. Comment.

CB 11 has its doubts about teen members

Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week signed into law a bill that would allow high school students to participate in city community boards, but not everyone is celebrating the change. Comments (1).

Gospel singer uses voice to spread the good word

If gospel, jazz and soul move you, and you can use a healthy dose of spirituality to lift your spirits, then you will likely enjoy listening to Petula Beckles’ refreshingly mellow and soulful sound. Comment.

Cops search for missing Glendale man: NYPD

GLENDALE — Police were seeking help finding a 32-year-old Glendale man last seen Aug. 18, the NYPD said. Comment.

St. John’s women seek 2nd soccer tourney bid

The St. John’s University women’s soccer team doesn’t want to be a one-hit wonder. Comment.

MTA needs new senior MetroCard

Your reduced-fare MetroCard has been a great service to our senior citizens. Comments (1).

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