A Flushing model is suing a trendy Astoria nightclub and two of its bouncers after one of them allegedly struck her during a March 23 melee outside of Don Coqui at 28-18 31st St. in Astoria. Marilyn Reyes, 21, says her career is threatened after she needed five stitches to close what the police called a laceration over her right eye. Reyes’ attorney said they are asking for an unspecified amount in the civil suit filed in Queens Supreme Court but would settle out of court for $1 million. Comment.
A family in the property management business, with several apartment buildings in Queens, has found a way to showcase the artwork of military veterans and decorate the lobbies of their apartment buildings at the same time. Comment.
The owner of a Flushing seafood trading company was found guilty last week of storing fish at his College Point warehouse without having the proper permits, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comments (1).
Woodhaven residents channeled their inner Gipper over the weekend when they called on the city to demolish a partially collapsed building they say is waging a cold war on the neighborhood’s volunteer ambulance corps. Comment.
This letter is in regard to my investigations with the Office of Special Investigations in the city Department of Education and my still pending investigation and charges from a school-based investigation. Comments (1).
LaGuardia Community College was named one of the nation’s top 150 community colleges by the Aspen College Excellence Program Tuesday, so the Long Island City school is eligible to compete for the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence and $1 million in prize funds. Comment.
Recent disputes between the management of the Burger King, at 120th Street and Liberty Avenue, and the senior citizens who occupy the limited seating space at the restaurant has led to the enforcement of a 20-minute seating policy. Comments (7).
In response to a Jan. 31-Feb. 6 Bayside Times letter by Bob Friedrich (“Don’t give political parties labels”), about the “bad” Republicans and the “good” Democrats, the Democrats want to extend unemployment, the Republicans do not. They want to pay for it. Comment.
A Richmond Hill man fatally mowed down by a hit-and-run driver while crossing the street in Long Island City Friday night had been headed to his second day of work, police and heartbroken relatives said. Comment.
U.S. Rep Carolyn Maloney (D-Astoria) met with members of New York City’s Ukrainian community on Saturday to discuss the American efforts to support the fledgling government of Ukraine in their crisis with Russia. Comments (4).
MASPETH — Officers released photos of three men they believe robbed Sensational Livery Cab Leasing Services, at 69-20 48th Ave. on the border of Woodside, of $16,000 at gunpoint Feb. 25, the NYPD said. Comment.
OZONE PARK — Police were searching for a man they believe is behind a spate of nine burglaries and an attempted break-in within the 106th Precinct, which covers South Richmond Hill, Ozone Park and Howard Beach. Comment.
People buy a house or a co-op or rent in a neighborhood for several reasons, one of which is the quality of the education system. District 26 has a fine gifted and talented program, which attracts many middle-class families and makes it the top district in the city. To enter the program, young children at age 4 have to pass a test and be evaluated. Comments (4).
A few weeks after Hurricane Sandy pulverized the Rockaways, one of the superstorm’s survivors planted himself in the road next to Jamaica Bay in the eastern part of the peninsula. The large and elegant creature stopped a passing car and demanded attention. He was hungry and wanted a ride, even if that meant hopping into the vehicle with another species. Comments (2).
Former city Comptroller John Liu put to bed rumors he might run against U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) when he endorsed her for re-election Monday, but refused to rule out a possible campaign for another office this election cycle. Comments (3).
State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) said he is not letting up on his fight to stop the state Department of Environmental Conservation’s plan to eradicate thousands of mute swans, despite a statement from the agency last week saying it would reconsider its proposal to do so. Comments (1).
Officials from the U.S. Department of the Interior, the agency that oversees federal parkland, threw their support behind legislation last week that could pave the way to putting two historic Flushing sites under the National Park Service. Comment.
Community Board 11 voted down an application at its monthly meeting Monday that would have allowed the owner of an Auburndale building to complete renovations under previous zoning laws that were changed six years ago, citing safety concerns that would arise if the project were to move forward. Comments (1).
There are some 500,000 legal immigrants in the state who are eligible for naturalization, and on Sunday morning organizers gathered outside a church in Corona to kick off a campaign to help them become citizens. Comments (1).
Borough President Melinda Katz proclaimed that visitors to New York who don’t venture into Queens haven’t seen the real New York City last week in a speech to more than a hundred Long Island City movers and shakers. Comments (3).
The 111th Community Precinct Council awarded two officers at its monthly meeting Tuesday for their work in helping to catch a suspect the NYPD says is responsible for a string of car thefts that hit the Bayside area this winter. Comment.
RIDGEWOOD — The 104th Precinct said Wednesday that police had detained an individual believed to be connected with several armed robberies last week, but that the man had not yet been charged with any crimes. Comment.
The PSAL ruling on Chelsea Robinson’s eligibility to play is about more than just this one instance. It sets a dangerous precedent moving forward and appears to be another case of the league bending its own rules. Comments (1).
The statewide race for governor this year seems to be taking shape. Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, who threw his hat into the ring Wednesday on the Republican side, seems to be gaining support. Comment.