Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Forest Hills

Queens Spectrum cable outage caused by vandals: Katz

Spectrum customers in some Queens neighborhoods were left without service or answers Monday after an outage that was allegedly caused by vandals, the Queens borough president said. Comment

A train derailment in Harlem disrupts C, B and D service as injury reports rise

Riders on the A, C, B and D trains will be improvising their way through the city until further notice after the derailment of a downtown A train and a power failure Tuesday, the MTA said. As many as 34 people may have been injured, according to NY1. Comments (2)

Teenage girl found unconscious in Woodside after possible sex assault: NYPD

A teenage girl was found unconscious and in her underwear near a Woodside warehouse early Sunday morning and now the NYPD’s special victims unit is investigating the case as a possible sex crime. Police were called to 46-21 70th St. near 47th Avenue where the 16-year-old was discovered unresponsive on a sidewalk around 2:30 a.m. Sunday. Comment
Long Island City

Six workers hurt in LIC construction accident: FDNY

Six construction workers were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries after a partial collapse of a construction site in Long Island City Monday morning, according to the FDNY. The incident occurred just after 11 a.m. at 42-20 27th St., a half block south of Queensboro Plaza, when part of the eighth floor gave way after concrete was poured into a 20-foot by 20-foot formwork, according to the city Department of Buildings. Comment
Long Island City

Business, real estate leaders discuss Long Island City’s unprecedented growth

More than 300 leaders in business, tech and real estate gathered Tuesday at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria for the 4th Annual LIC Summit, a daylong forum exploring issues affecting a neighborhood that has been experiencing explosive and unprecedented growth. Comments (2)

Council helps match artists with funding

If you’re a Queens-based creative looking for a way to connect to people in your neighborhood through your project-based work, it’s easier to get by with a little help from your friends. Comment
Fresh Meadows

Lancman joins Local 3 union condemning Charter Communications

Councilman Rory Lancman (D-Hillcrest) and other elected officials joined over 100 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 3 members Tuesday morning in front of a Charter Communications location in Fresh Meadows to denounce the company’s use of out-of-state contractors. Comment

Simotas bills to help small businesses pass in state Legislature

A package of four bills to help small businesses avoid common violations and increase transparency and public participation in agency rulemaking has passed in both houses of the state Legislature. Comment

More for Mooney: Red Storm pitcher earns another honor

St. John’s freshman ace Sean Mooney was named to the 2017 Collegiate National Team on Tuesday, another honor for the dominant right-hander. Comment

Monday, June 26, 2017


Supreme Court revives Trump administration’s travel ban with limits

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to allow a limited version of the Trump administration’s travel ban on travelers from six predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States Monday, the final day of the high court’s opinions. Comments (1)
Long Island City

Long Island City collision kills Woodside man, injures teen girl: NYPD

A 28-year-old Woodside man was killed and a teenage girl was critically injured Saturday morning in a collision at the intersection of Queens Boulevard and Skillman Avenue, the NYPD said. Comment

Woodside’s Doughboy Park to receive $750,000 renovation

Doughboy Park in Woodside, the 1.7-acre public space on Woodside Avenue and 52nd Street, will receive a $750,000 overhaul, City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) announced last week. Comments (1)
Jackson Heights

Police hunt for suspected groper at Jax Hts subway station

The NYPD wants to question a man for allegedly touching a 17-year-old woman’s buttocks at the Broadway and Roosevelt Avenue subway station in Jackson Heights June 9. The victim was exiting the F train staircase when the suspect groped her around 8 a.m., police said. The suspect fled the station in an unknown direction. Comment

Anti-choice protesters outside Jamaica clinic sued by Attorney General

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed a lawsuit Tuesday against 14 anti-choice protesters who have threatened patients of the Choices Women’s Medical Center in Jamaica. Comment

Police looking for suspect who damaged nearly a dozen cars in Corona

Police were searching for a man suspected of puncturing nearly a dozen tires in Corona June 17. Comment

9/11 memorial draws crowds in Bayside

A new plaque commemorating the victims of 9/11 in Bayside got a new look Saturday. Comments (1)
Ozone Park ►Video

NYPD seeks two male suspected of robbing a 12-year-old

The NYPD was in search of two men who they say stole an iPhone 7 Plus from a 12-year-old boy in Ozone Park. Comment
Jackson Heights

Two formerly homeless men hired to clean Roosevelt Avenue

Two formerly homeless men will work full-time cleaning Roosevelt Avenue between 82nd Street and 90th Street, beginning July 1. Comment
The Play’s the Thing

Some interesting items from my inbox

Once in a while, something interesting shows up in my email inbox. It’s often hard to spot, since it’s surrounded by offers to reduce belly fat, regrow hair, lower blood pressure, increase income, improve one’s sex life — among many other dubious offers. But this one caught my attention. Comment

Home field advantage: Cricket star uses sport to settle stateside

John Adams senior standout Richie Balkarran found a home in the United States and on the cricket field, notching a career that was nothing short of excpetional. Comment

Queens-born Jason Patric a Hollywood mainstay

Born Jason Patric Miller, Jr., in Queens on June 17, 1966, Jason Patric is a film, stage and television actor who has over 20 movies to his credit in a career spanning more than 30 years. He has also appeared in TV shows including “Saturday Night Live,” “Entourage, “and the mystery series “Wayward Pines.” Comment

Sunday, June 25, 2017


Kim, Urban Upground celebrate successful 2017 tax season

State Assemblyman Ron Kim (D-Flushing) and staffers from Urban Unbound celebrated the conclusion of a successful 2017 partnership in providing free tax services for his constituents. Comment
Oakland Gardens

Redwood Park in Oakland Gardens scheduled for renovation

Funding has been secured to renovate a playground adjacent to Cunningham Park in Oakland Gardens, and according to Borough President Melinda Katz and Councilman Barry Grodenchik (D-Bayside), the improvements will raise the conditions of the playground to the standard of the rest of the park, known for its well-groomed lawns. Comments (1)

Morrissey helps make changes at Holy Cross

Holy Cross ace Patrick Morrissey wrapped up a strong high school career at the Mayor’s Cup, marking a strong finish to a historic season on the mound. Comment

Victim complex won’t save Trump

If President Donald Trump knows he did nothing wrong, he would welcome an investigation by Robert S. Mueller lll, a person of unquestionable ability and integrity who hired a staff of an equal sterling reputation. Comments (5)

Saturday, June 24, 2017


Meng champions act to help community colleges

In an effort to boost graduation rates at community colleges, Congresswoman Grace Meng (D-Flushing) introduced the “Community College Student Success Act.” Comments (1)

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North Korean delegates detained at JFK

Three North Korean delegates were detained at John F. Kennedy International Airport last Friday and had a diplomatic package seized by U.S. authorities, according to North Korea’s state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). Comment
St. Albans

Father knows best: NBA dads offer insight for community

The Father’s and Men of Professional Baskebtall Players group hosted a roundtable discussion at Renaissance Middle School on Thursday, offering a chance for the community to learn the ins and outs of raising a professional athlete. Comment

An ode to the USS Fitzgerald and the U.S. Navy

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