AUBURNDALE — A Brooklyn man was accused of robbery in the first and second degrees last week after police said he stole more than 200 iPhones, according to the Queens district attorney’s office. Comment.
Developers for the RKO Keith’s Theatre in downtown Flushing received clearance from the Federal Aviation Administration this week to build a 16-story mixed-use building around the former movie house’s landmarked lobby. Comment.
State Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Whitestone) formally announced Friday that she will run in the newly created Asian district centered around Flushing and she had members of the community on hand to tout her credibility. Comment.
Apart from the destruction of more than 200 small businesses with the loss of employment by thousands and even more so by the burdens placed upon their dependents, Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Willets Point plan is replete with a lack of transparency ill befitting an elected official whose constituents should not be limited to large real estate interests. Comment.
Several candidates vying for the new congressional seat centered in eastern Queens were knocked off the ballot after some of the signatures they collected were ruled invalid, but court challenges could reverse their fortunes. Comment.
City Comptroller John Liu was the guest of honor at two headline-grabbing fund-raisers this week, but he also schmoozed at a less-publicized dinner with Flushing’s Chinese community days the night before his former campaign treasurer was indicted on federal wire fraud charges. Comment.