Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015

Dutch Kills

City opens new homeless shelter in Dutch Kills hotel

The city opened a new homeless shelter for 200 single women in the Dutch Kills section of Long Island City this week in response to a 9 percent increase in the number of adult women coming into the shelter system. The Verve Hotel at 40-03 29th St., becomes the second shelter the Department of Homeless Services has opened this year. Both of those shelters are in western Queens. Comments (4).

Police force tactics get redefined

The NYPD announced new guidelines on police use of force last week by redefining the controversial tactic and introduced a new system to document its use, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said. Comments (1).
Little Neck

Little Neck street co-named for native Matinecock Tribe

Northern Boulevard now also bears the name of Long Island’s Matinecock Native American Tribe following a street co-naming ceremony in Little Neck Monday. Comments (1).
Richmond Hill

One woman dead, 2-year old clings to life after crash

One woman is dead and a 2-year-old girl remains in critical condition at Jamaica Hospital after being struck Tuesday night by a white SUV on a sidewalk in Richmond Hill, according to police. Comment.

Talks underway to bring Coachella-style festival to borough

A concert promoter is in preliminary discussions with the City Parks Department and City Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras (D-East Elmhurst) that would bring a large-scale music festival to Flushing Meadows Corona Park in June. AEG Live, which stages the wildly popular Coachella Festival in California each year, as well as Firefly in Delaware, would stage a show called Panorama, a nod to the name of a model of the five boroughs that was created for the 1964 World’s Fair. Comment.
Long Island City

March for Safety remembers Avonte Oquendo on anniversary of disappearance

Family and friends will remember Avonte Oquendo on the second anniversary of his disappearance with a “March for Safety” to promote autism awareness Saturday. They will gather at The Riverview School in Long Island City where the 14-year-old autistic student disappeared through an unlocked side door on Oct. 4, 2013. Comment.

Whitestone woman missing for more than one month

The husband of a Whitestone woman who went missing in early September, along with the private investigator looking into her disappearance, spoke at a news conference held at state Sen. Tony Avella’s (D-Bayside) district office Tuesday afternoon. Comment.

Annual Greek festival to take place in Flushing

Greeks and non-Greeks around the borough can enjoy a taste of Greece and Cyprus at the Greek Orthodox Shrine Church of St. Nicholas’ 44th annual Greek Festival in Flushing this weekend. Comment.

Restaurant week comes to Queens

The Shops at Atlas Park played host to the best of culinary Queens Monday where five borough restaurants—Jamaica’s Vintage Curry, Astoria’s Christos Steak House and Maspeth’s Connolly’s Corner, along with Shiro of Japan and Chili’s—provided free buffet-style samples of their fare. Comment.

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015

Fresh Meadows

New TJ Maxx store officially opens in Fresh Meadows

At least 400 people came to Fresh Meadows Sunday to check out a TJ Maxx store that opened in a former Barnes & Noble site. Comment.
Little Neck

Veterinary Care Group reinvents animal care experience in Little Neck

The Veterinary Care Group opened a new animal hospital in Little Neck last weekend, which it said is the first of many re-envisioned veterinary practices that reinvent the customer experience. Comments (1).

Homeless man charged with identity theft: DA

A grand jury has indicted a 26-year-old Queens homeless man for what prosecutors said was assuming the identity of an elderly man who welcomed him into his home and maxing out credit cards belonging to his benefactor. Comments (2).
The Play’s the Thing

Queens community theaters can take a lesson from Brooklyn company

Fifty is a nice round number, and any theater company that’s been around for that long must be doing something right. Comments (1).

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015


Daly has record-setting day in seventh-straight win for SJU

Rachel Daly’s header put her ahead of everyone else in the St. John’s record book. Comment.
Rochdale Village

Rochdale library reopens adult center

It took almost a dozen years, but the Friends of Rochdale Library Adult Learning Center was able to see its hard work come to fruition Sept. 25, the opening day of the renovated and extended Rochdale Village Queens Library Adult Learning Center at 137th Avenue. Comment.

Flushing couple indicted on sex trafficking charges: Nassau County DA

A Flushing couple charged with coercing two women into performing sex acts on customers in Nassau County massage parlors that the pair owned did not have licenses to practice massage therapy of any kind, according to the Nassau County DA’s office. Comments (2).

Walk of hope hopes for Gov signature

Dozens of friends, families and supporters joined the annual missing persons Walk of Hope last weekend to commemorate missing children and adults across the nation in an event that started from Rufus King Park in downtown Jamaica. Comment.
Dining Out

Brazilian buffet offers Latino flavors in Jackson Heights

As anyone who has spent any time here knows, Queens can lay claim to innumerable good restaurants, and maybe even more than its fair share of great ones. Comments (2).

Monday, Oct. 5, 2015


Whitestone group planning breast cancer walk

After Donna Caruso’s mother died of breast cancer at the age of 53 after discovering her cancer late, Caruso was inspired to start a walk for women. Comment.

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College Point

EDC criticized for not reporting contaminated oil in Linden Place project

Community leaders and elected officials have blasted the city Economic Development Corporation for failing to immediately report fuel-contaminated oil it discovered during its Linden Place extension road and wetlands mitigation project in College Point. Comment.

Peralta urges Queens residents to donate organs

In his continuing efforts to increase the number of eligible persons who are registered as organ donors, state Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst) is joining LiveOnNY to encourage Queens residents to give the Gift of Life in the first-ever Organ Donor Enrollment Day Tuesday, Oct. 6. Comment.

Man killed in Flushing hit-and-run: NYPD

A Corona man died after being struck by a car and thrown to the pavement in Flushing early Sunday morning, police said. Comment.
Long Island City

NYCHA houses in western Queens to get their own NYPD unit

More than 400 residents of the Queensbridge Houses, fearing the loss of police officers from Public Service Area 9, signed a petition in recent weeks expressing outrage that the NYPD would change something that was working so well. Crimes such as shootings, murders, rapes and robberies fell 33 percent compared with the same period last year, according to their City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside). Comment.

City grows greener with new initiatives

Two Queens members of the City Council joined numerous environmental groups Monday at Green City Force to announce over $1 million in funding for the Greener NYC Initiative. Comment.
Block Shots

Mets vets savor a sweet NL title

Much of the excitement around the Mets division title has centered on its young arms and new additions. However, it is not those players who make the moment extra sweet, it’s the validation and joy of the four homegrown players who have suffered along with Mets fans nearly ever step of the way. Comment.

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