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An animal rights group that had its feathers ruffled when the Port Authority killed three owls at JFK Airport last month is suing the federal government to reform the airport’s bird-management policies. Comments (1).
Between the Port Authority killing birds to avoid collisions with planes, the hunting of bears in New Jersey and the decision to kill up to 3,000 deer on eastern Long Island due to an overpopulation, it seems wildlife is being targeted unjustly and inhumanely. Comments (1).
Today’s digital age of electronic dance music gets a refreshing “dis” from a local DJ’s vintage vibe mix of funk and soul, featured in his newly released album – made with old-school, analog technology. Comment.
The new owners of the IHOP, at 155-17 Northern Blvd., said they are considering buying the current tenants out of their lease and could be open to redeveloping the property in the future. Comments (12).
I am upset that the city Department of Transportation, Community Board 7 and City Councilman Peter Koo (D-Flushing) approved removing the rush hour/no standing signs from the eastbound lanes of Northern Boulevard in Flushing from Prince Street to Utopia Parkway. Comment.
A plane skidded off a runway into a snowbank after landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport Sunday morning, causing all flights at the Queens airport to be halted for two hours, the Port Authority said. Comment.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s current citywide visit is ostensibly to emphasize leaving office with a favorable legacy. While there may be some aspects of Bloomberg’s tenure as mayor that may warrant a laudable legacy, including his private philanthropic activities, his cabal with 21 term-limited City Council members to overturn twice public-supported term limits, will not be among them. Comment.
A 42-year-old rapper who grew up in South Jamaica and had ties to the famed Queens native, 50 Cent, was killed in a shooting that left a 22-year-old man in critical condition and injured two others Friday afternoon, police said. Comments (23).
In his year-end address to residents, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown trumpeted his office’s accomplishments and praised the borough as one of the city’s leaders in crime reduction in 2013. Comments (4).
Actor Adrien Brody visited a rehearsal of of Dr. Seuss’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” during the The Action Center’s Post-Sandy Holiday Party in Far Rockaway. The Action Center provides after-school and out-of-school-time programs for children in the community, and the party was organized by Bulgari and Save the Children, which started helping the Far Rockaway center after Hurricane Sandy. Comment.
Larry Mattola, owner of LP & Co. Hair Design in Fresh Meadows, has been opening his salon on a Sunday prior to the holiday season to provide beauty treatments to developmentally disabled children and young adults for 30 years. Now, additional establishments such as Concept E Salon, LULU’S Bakery, Salon Visentin and Chazzam Entertainment are involved in doing something nice for others during the holidays. Comment.
So-called reformers and certain daily tabloid editorial boards should admit it. They would trust the “wolf of Wall Street” to be the new city schools chancellor rather than accept anyone who has the blessing of the “tainted” teachers union. Comment.
Jackson Heights photographer Adam Nadel creates stark images of reality that unquestioningly provoke any viewer’s social consciousness. While his subject matter, such as war, disease, poverty and environmentalism, is complicated, his photos give the impression of purity with the faintest hint of a shadow or an inconspicuous setting in the background. Comment.
Just a few days before he left office, Mayor Michael Bloomberg was in downtown Jamaica last week touting his administration’s work to reduce incarceration rates at the same time the city is experiencing record-low levels of crime. Comments (1).
A 24-year-old driver, involved in a New Year’s Eve crash that killed a Flushing pre-K teacher, allegedly had his license suspended nine times, the Queens district attorney’s office said in court documents. Comments (149).
The largest share of the five boroughs’ resident hard hats lived in Queens in 2012, and while the construction workforce grew from the previous year, it was still significantly lower than its pre-recession levels. Comment.
Archbishop Molloy’s new up-tempo approach has already produced plenty of smiles, thanks to plenty of easy baskets from loads of passes. Plenty more wins will come along with them as the Stanners boys’ basketball team enters 2014 and the bulk of its CHSAA schedule. Comment.
Cory Semper knows what it’s like to challenge Benjamin Cardozo for Queens boys’ basketball supremacy in the PSAL during his five seasons coaching at Bayside, where he won the borough title last season. Comments (6).
Neighbors in a Kew Gardens apartment complex were shocked to hear a bullet cut through the air on Christmas Eve and then see emergency responders rush a man wearing a g-string thong and bra into an ambulance. Comments (9).
The Afrikan Poetry Theatre in Jamaica held a two-day Kwanzaa celebration in conjunction with the Queens borough president’s office. The holiday honors African heritage and focuses on the seven core principles of unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith. Comment.
Joe Tartamella didn’t hesitate to remove his struggling starters and insert four new players off his bench early in the first half. That kind of depth is a luxury the St. John’s University women’s basketball coach finally has and benefited from against Seton Hall. Comment.