Monday, May 4, 2015


99-cent stores weaken economy in Woodhaven

Woodhaven’s shopping area has 99 problems. Comment.

Jamaica Revealed event brings in business developers

More than 100 business professionals gathered at the Jamaica Performing Arts Center to learn about future commercial and residential opportunities presented by the three major business improvement district organizations in downtown Jamaica. Comment.
Forest Hills

Headliners on tap for Forest Hills Stadium this summer

Van Morrison and many other musicians will be joining The Who this summer at Forest Hills Stadium. Comment.
Glen Oaks

Bratton’s ‘Broken Windows’ works

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito seeks to make our city most unsafe. She proposes to decriminalize six low-level offenses like public urination. biking on the sidewalk, public consumption of alcohol, being in the park after dark, failure to obey park signs and jumping subway turnstiles. Comment.

Terriers power past Molloy for bounceback win

St. Francis Prep picked up right where it left off. Comment.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Queens Village

105th Pct. cop critical after Queens Village shooting

A young police officer was in critical condition Sunday after being shot in the head as he approached a man during a stop in Queens Village, the NYPD said. Comments (1).

Bacon and Beer Classic a hit at Citi Field

While the Mets were in the Bronx battling the Yankees in the Subway Series on Saturday, their stadium was put to use. Nearly 10,000 people filled the corridors and the infield dirt for the second annual Bacon and Beer Classic. During its two sessions, 47 restaurants and 56 breweries offered two dozen bacon dishes and more than 100 craft beers. Comments (1).
Jackson Heights

Flushing Town Hall is looking for a few good LGBTQ artists

As the spectrum of diversity in Queens evolves, the concept of “vive la difference” is redefined, and throughout LGBTQ communities everyone is celebrated for who they are. Comments (1).

Queens Theatre honors NYHQ, Astoria Bank execs at gala

The heads of Astoria Bank and New York Hospital Queens were honored for their contributions to the Queens Theatre at the theater’s annual gala Monday night. Comments (1).

Queens residents selected for film and animation festival

Six Queens residents who are students at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan have been selected for the school’s 26th annual Dusty Film & Animation Festival. Comment.
Mayoral Spin Cycle

Meet the Mets! Tom root, root, roots for the home team!

It is starting to feel a lot like 1969. Or 1973. Or 1986. Or even 2000, for many New York Mets fans, as a fast start reminded us of those glory years for New York’s junior baseball team. Comment.
Little Neck

It’s time to pick up all the debris

It’s really sad to live in such an increasingly unattractive environment. Comment.

Construction crumbles under Susan Wagner team

It was an unfriendly reminder to Construction of the level at which it needs to play to compete with the city’s elite softball teams. Comment.
Long Island City

25th hotel opens in Long Island City

A new Hilton Garden Inn opened last Friday on Queens Plaza North, becoming the 25th hotel in Long Island City, according to the Queens Tourism Council. Just seven years ago there was only one hotel in LIC. Comment.

Man convicted in 1980 cold case murder sentenced to 25 years to life: DA

FLUSHING—A man who strangled and robbed an elderly man in his Flushing home more than two decades ago was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown announced last week. Comment.

Saturday, May 2, 2015


River cleanups to take place in Queens in May

The Riverkeeper, a clean water advocate, is hosting seven cleanups in Flushing, College Point, Long Island City and Astoria as part of its fourth annual Riverkeeper Sweep, a day of service for the Hudson River. Comments (1).

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South Jamaica

Police make arrest in grandma murder in Jamaica

A young man was arrested and charged with murder last Friday in the fatal March shooting of 70-year-old Leta Webb. According to police, Webb was shot in the head and left arm while she stood in the doorway of her South Jamaica home. Comments (1).

Man enters guilty plea in 2011 bludgeoning death of his Bayside mother

The Bayside man accused of beating his mother to death in February 2011 entered a guilty plea last week to first-degree manslaughter, according to Queens DA Richard Brown. Comment.

Loretta Lynch confirmed as new U.S. Attorney General

After months of delay and political games, former Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch was sworn in Monday as the country’s first female African-American attorney general. Comment.

A Happy (worried!) Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is usually marked by burnt toast, dandelion bouquets and crayon drawings of mommies and children with hearts all around them. Comment.
Queens Village

Horse carriage industry should be shut down

I’ve been reading how the carriage horses are being treated. But that’s not the issue here. What people should be asking is what happens when their working days are over. Where do they go? The answer is nowhere. Because they have nowhere to go. That’s why the carriage horse industry is humane. Comments (15).
Belle Harbor

Belle Harbor native Kerri Gallagher one step closer to Olympic dreams

Kerri Gallagher wanted to get out fast to start the Olympic Development Women’s Mile at the Penn Relays. The Belle Harbor native did just that and it was enough to win her a gold medal, going against some of the best runners in the country. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Two dead after car hits tree in Fresh Meadows: NYPD

FRESH MEADOWS – Two men died after a car crashed into a tree in Fresh Meadows early Tuesday morning, the NYPD said. Comment.

Friday, May 1, 2015


Bronx officials want homeless shelter closed after murder


Rosale community activist fatally shot in car

A community activist was found fatally shot inside a vehicle Wednesday around 12:30 in the afternoon on 167th Street near Linden Boulevard in St. Albans, police said. Comments (1).
Kew Gardens

Queens officials against Move NY transit plan

Queens’ elected officials released a joint statement Tuesday opposing the transit proposal Move NY, which was unveiled in February, as “unfair” to borough residents. Comments (2).

Astoria loses police commander and CB1 leadership announce they’ll leave too

The commanding officer at the 114th Precinct in Astoria has moved on after just 18 months on the job. Deputy Inspector Kevin Maloney was promoted to a new squad dedicated to police officer-involved shootings that operates out of the First Deputy Commissioner’s office at One Police Plaza. Comments (2).

Kupferberg Center commemorates centenial of Armenian Genocide

The Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives helped to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the Armenian Genocide last week with a special event to educate students and the general public about survivor testimony and on how to interpret the prejudice and racism that caused the genocide in a 21st century context. Comments (2).

Retractable roof to be ready by 2016 US Open

The retractable roof currently being built above the Arthur Ashe Stadium is expected to be up and running in time for the 2016 U.S. Open next August. Comments (1).

First round of pre-K applications ends

The first pre-kindergarten admission period was concluded last week, and the city received 20,670 applications from Queens, where the majority of new seats will be required. Comments (4).

JFK Terminal 8 cleaner swipes electronics and liquor: DA

A Brooklyn woman, who worked at Kennedy Airport cleaning aircrafts, was charged with grand larceny and other crimes last week for allegedly swiping thousands of dollars worth of tiny bottles of liquor over a three-year period, announced Queens DA Richard Brown. Comments (1).

Dance floor heats up with flamenco in Sunnyside

Flamenco has come to Queens. Comment.

Ex-Marine shot, killed by police after firing at officers: NYPD

A Jamaica Hills resident who was shot and killed in a police-involved shooting last week was an ex-Marine Corps infantryman with a history of arrests ranging from assault to criminal mischief. Comment.

Attorney General sues owner of Woodside cab company

The owner of four taxicab companies, including one based in Sunnyside, is being sued by the state, according to Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Evgeny “Gene” Freidman alledgedly violated taxi drivers’ rights and breached a settlement agreement he reached with the Attorney General in December 2013. Comment.

Homemade mobile charging device caused BHS fire: NYPD

Emergency services were dispatched to Bayside High School Monday in response to a fire in a first-floor classroom, where they eventually found the source: A cell phone strapped to a nine-volt battery and an AA battery, which police sources said may have been the remnants of a homemade mobile charging device. Comment.

Still waiting for answers

More than a year after an Oakland Gardens college student died in a hazing incident in Pennsylvania a judge has granted his mother the right to file a claim against the city. Comments (1).
New Voices

Comedians laugh off anti-Muslim transit ads

Two Muslim comedians are on a mission – to make New Yorkers laugh. Comments (1).
Block Shots

Mets are derailed in recent Subway Series

So the Mets aren’t kings of New York just yet. Comment.

Former Hillside Arts teacher pleads guilty of criminal sex act: DA

JAMAICA—A Former Earth Science teacher of Hillside Arts and Academy in Jamaica pleaded guilty to attempted criminal sexual act and will go to jail after being caught trying to meet with a 14-year-old girl that he had been talking to online and who was actually an undercover police officer, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.

Queens woman found dead in van in Brooklyn: NYPD

BROOKLYN—A 25-year-old woman who was reported missing in northeast Queens was found dead in her boyfriend’s van in Brooklyn last week, according to the NYPD. Comment.

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