Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016

Queens Village

Qns Village attorney hopes to bridge gap between U.S. and Africa

An attorney who lives in Queens Village has founded a new non-profit that she hopes will bridge the gap between people of African descent living in the United States and people living on the African continent Comments (4)

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Lancman proposes bail process changes

Judges should have the ability to make decisions on bail with the knowledge of how much defendants can afford to pay, according to City Council legislation proposed by Councilman Rory Lancman (D-Hillcrest). Comments (1)
Jackson Heights

Jax Hgts street co-named for civic leader Emma Brandt

A longtime Jackson Heights civic leader was honored Nov. 18 when a corner on 74th Street was co-named “Emma Brandt Way.” Comment

Mara Sfara fuses Holocaust heritage with Greek mythology in QCC display

Queensborough Community College’s art gallery is hosting an installation designed to help people with dyslexia and other learning disabilities express their emotions better. Comments (1)
Dining Out

How Maspeth BBQ joint stayed under the radar

When we stumbled upon Slide BBQ, tucked away in the depths of residential Maspeth, we wondered how come it slid under our radar for almost two years. No buzz in the foodie community. No tips from our barbecue fanatic friends. Nada. We set out to find out why. Comments (1)

Stop-and-frisk provokes community controversy

New York City is failing in its obligation to include and inform the community on reform of the controversial stop-and-frisk program, activists charged at a town hall earlier this month in South Richmond Hill. Comments (1)

Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016


MTA station agent from Astoria injured in anti-Muslim attack

A 45-year-old woman was called a “terrorist,” shoved down a staircase and injured during an apparent anti-Muslim attack at Grand Central Station early Monday morning, according to the NYPD. Comments (6)
Richmond Hill

Rich Hill man charged with killing wife on the street

A Richmond Hill man is accused of nearly decapitating his wife in the middle of the street after finding out she met someone online, police said. Comments (1)
Jackson Heights

Stop-and-frisk forum held in Jackson Heights

Members of the Jackson Heights community spoke out about their experiences with the NYPD’s controversial “stop-and-frisk” tactic, part of a series of community forums mandated by a 2013 federal court ruling that labeled the NYPD’s use of the practice discriminatory. Comments (16)
East Elmhurst

Senior struck, killed by cab on Grand Central Parkway

A 72-year-old man was struck and killed by a taxi while crossing the eastbound Grand Central Parkway in East Elmhurst late Monday night, according to the NYPD. Police from the 115th Precinct, responding to a 911 call around 11:30 p.m., found the victim lying on the roadway unconscious and unresponsive with severe head trauma. Comments (1)

NY AG issues fraud alert for immigrant scams since election

In light of increased fear and anxiety in immigrant communities as a result of the current political climate, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman issued a fraud alert last week warning immigrants to be aware of potential scammers offering immigration services. Comments (2)

Bayside shops celebrate Small Business Saturday

In the wake of the Black Friday consumer bonanza, local businesses throughout the borough celebrated Small Business Saturday this weekend, urging customers to support the tiny shops that dot the avenues of Queens. Comment

Man pleads guilty in anti-Muslim assault

A man pleaded guilty to assaulting a Jamaica man and shouting racial slurs in May, according to the attorney representing the victim. Comment

Health + Hospitals holds Jamaica forum

Southeast Queens residents said their neighborhoods could benefit from more community outreach on the part of New York City’s public hospital system, during a forum on the future of health care. Comments (1)

St. John’s comes up short at Delaware State

St. John’s men’s basketball coach Chris Mullin had a simple answer to what went wrong Tuesday night—everything. Comment

Monday, Dec. 5, 2016

Jackson Heights

Hundreds march to create hate free zone in Queens

Neighborhood organizations and immigrant groups turned out with banners and signs Friday to declare a hate-free zone in Queens. Comments (9)

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Two more bias incidents hit Astoria

City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) received news of another troubling bias incident in western Queens Sunday. Someone had scrawled “kill fags & dykes” on a poster for World Pride in Madrid, Spain, at a bus stop on Steinway Street near 31st Avenue in Astoria. Comments (1)

MTA holds hearing tonight at York College on subway fare hikes

The MTA is holding a public hearing on its latest round of fare hike proposals Monday, Dec. 5, at York College Comments (1)

Electeds rally for money-saving homeless solution

A delegation of more than 30 City Council members led by Public Advocate Letitia James formally endorsed Home Stability Support on the steps of City Hall last week. Comments (3)

Whitestone bus company holds anti-bullying campaign

Vallo Transportation, a school bus company based in Whitestone, is promoting its fourth annual “No Bullying Zone” campaign with supplies reminding children to be kind to one another. Comments (1)
Kew Gardens

Justice Department funds Queens project to help survivors of repeated domestic violence

The Queens Family Justice Center in Kew Gardens has been selected by the U.S. Department of Justice to be the first of six sites in the nation to launch a pilot program for victims of domestic violence who have suffered multiple forms of trauma, or polyvictimization. The Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence received a $650,000 grant to develop the NYC Polyvictimization Collaborative Project to ensure victims of violence have full comprehensive support. Comment

112th precinct honors bus hero

A Brooklyn rapper received a plaque from the NYPD for helping a young girl after she was forcibly touched on the Q53 in Elmhurst last month. The 112th Precinct gave 21-year-old Moise Morancy a Good Samaritan award to thank him for restraining a 36-year-old man until police arrived. Comment

Flushing hosts its first pop-up amnesty day for city fines

In an effort to help Flushing business owners take advantage of “Forgiving Fines: The New York City Amnesty Program” before the Dec. 12 deadline, The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce hosted a “pop up” amnesty event on Tueday night on 39-01 Main St. Comments (2)

Making the arts more accessible

With its diverse, vibrant communities and the energy they generate, Queens is turning into a destination for the arts. But there are some roadblocks in the path to the full flowering of its cultural scene. Such problems as the high rents faced by artists and cultural venues, a lack of diversity in the workforce employed by cultural organizations, and limited access to cultural opportunities for low-income people and immigrants still affect the borough, as they do the city as a whole. Comment

Remember Pearl Harbor and the heroes who died there

As the nation prepares to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the sneak attack by Japan on the United States at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, it is important that we never forget all of those who lost their lives on that terrible Sunday morning. Comments (1)

Red Storm volleyball team delivers a one-two punch

Danisha Moss’s volleyball career started with a conversation in front of a Toronto KFC. Comment

Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016


St. John’s becomes Catholic Relief Services Global Campus

St. John’s is officially a Catholic Relief Services Global Campus. Comment

Smith found guilty in 25-year-old killing

A Queens jury has found a 57-year-old man guilty of murder in the slaying of a man who was shot in the head as he drove a car along Grand Central Parkway more than 25 years ago. Comment
Political Action

Election results are bringing back student unrest

We have now seen a return of college student street demonstrations, in some ways similar to the street demonstrations of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Comments (1)
Fresh Meadows

New faces aim to make mark at St. Francis Prep

The St. Francis Prep girls’ basketball team is hoping that last season is the gift that keeps on giving. Comment

Oakland Gardens man robbed, pistol-whipped: NYPD

BAYSIDE—A Bayside man was robbed in front of his house last Friday along 57th Road near Cloverdale Boulevard after returning home from shopping, NYPD said. Comments (1)

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