Michael Bewley, co-owner of new pub Alewife Queens, at 514 51st Ave. in Long Island City, said he and his partner Daniel Lanigan came to the neighborhood through luck, but have found themselves already embraced by their neighbors. Comment.
City Councilman Danny Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) said not too many people know that Jackson Heights was the birthplace of one of the most popular board games in the world, but after last weekend residents and visitors will be getting a fresh reminder about that fact. Comment.
In these tough times, the U.S. Postal Service is faced with difficult decisions. The USPS was designed to be self-supporting and until now it was. Through the sale of postage and other services, it was able to cover salaries and overhead. Comment.
U.S. Treasurer Rosa “Rosie” Gumataotao Rios and U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) visited Astoria’s Alma Bank to tout a $19 million grant the bank received from the federal government to lend to small businesses near its locations throughout the city and in New Jersey. Comment.
In the past, Queens horror enthusiasts have reported seeing ghosts and zombies on All Hallow’s Eve. Rumor has it these otherworldly creatures have been visiting our borough — once called the Land of Cemeteries — in large numbers. Here, the dead outnumber the living more than two-to-one. Comment.
Police had not reported any more arrests of sex offenders in Brooklyn as of Tuesday evening since Joshua Flecha, a 32-year-old Astoria resident was cleared of charges last week after he was accused of being one of the South Slope gropers. Comment.
Eight former employees of Astoria’s celebrated Trattoria L’Incontro are suing the restaurant and its owners in Brooklyn federal court, claiming they were not paid proper wages and that their managers skimmed their tips. Comments (22).
The shock from the 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Turkey Sunday rippled across the Atlantic to some Queens residents, who grew increasingly worried about their homeland as the death count continued to rise. Comment.