Forest Hills Ledger

Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015

Forest Hills

Worry runs high in fire-stricken neighborhoods

Residents in Forest Hills and Rego Park are on edge after a rash of fires that the FDNY has deemed “suspicious.” Comment.

Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015

Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015


As new tenants flow in, things look up for Atlas Park

HomeGoods, a popular household-supply franchise, opened its first store in Queens at The Shops at Atlas Park last Thursday—another sign that the long-struggling mall may be turning things around. Comment.

Monday, Nov. 23, 2015

Middle Village

Central Queens debates zoning changes and future of neighborhoods

While both Community Board 5 and Community Board 6 voted overwhelmingly against two major zoning text amendments, the few individual holdouts offered a window into an increasingly contentious relationship between Central Queens and City Hall. Comment.

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Woodhaven’s Peking opera star

After a lifetime spent in the world of opera, Woodhaven resident Qi Shu Fang has gathered more than her fair share of unique mementos. Comment.

Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015

Forest Hills

Shake Shack coming to Forest Hills

Forest Hills is on a culinary tear. Comment.

Friday, Nov. 20, 2015


Man robbed at Woodhaven J train station: NYPD

WOODHAVEN — A 34-year-old man was beaten outside the Woodhaven Avenue station of the J train in an attempted robbery Oct. 24, police said. Comment.

Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015

Rockaway Park

Mayor arrives early for Flight 587 memorial service in Rockaway Park

Mayor Bill de Blasio arrived on 116th Street in Rockaway Park Nov. 12 nearly a half-hour early for the 14th annual memorial for the victims of the American Airlines Flight 587 crash. Last year the mayor received heavy criticism for arriving late and missing the tolling of the bell that marks the exact time of the flight’s impact at 9:16 a.m. Comment.

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015

Forest Hills

Six recent fires in Forest Hills suspicious: 112th Pct.

Judith Harrison, the commanding officer of the 112th Precinct, which covers Forest Hills and Rego Park, said six of the seven fires to plague Forest Hills in recent weeks have been deemed suspicious. Comment.

Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015


CB5 votes against Cross Harbor Tunnel proposal

More than ten years later after the Cross Harbor Rail Tunnel proposal was first released, the fight continues as Community Board 5 members said last week that the proposal should be scuttled. Comments (1).

Monday, Nov. 16, 2015


Man viciously beaten in Ridgewood

A 35-year-old man was fighting for his life after being viciously assaulted by three men Sunday in Ridgewood, police said. Comment.

Nolan on Grover Cleveland: ‘It is not a failing school’

Speaking at the Ridgewood Legislative Forum last Friday, state Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan (D-Ridgewood) called the decision by the city Department of Education to designate Grover Cleveland HS in Ridgewood as a struggling school “very unfair.” Comments (1).

Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015

Breezy Point

One dead in plane crash off Breezy Point

The pilot of a small plane that crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off Breezy Point has been identified as a retired Navy commander from New Hampshire, police said. Comments (1).

Friday, Nov. 13, 2015


Woman charged with DWI in Woodhaven crash: DA

The mother of four children who were injured after her SUV collided with a garbage truck in Woodhaven early Thursday morning has been charged with drunk driving, according to police. Comment.

Maspeth Avenue renamed to Kowalinski Way at ceremony

On a damp and chilly Wednesday morning, bagpipes pierced the air as elected officials, local veterans and community leaders gathered around Frank Kowalinski Post No. 4 to honor the post’s namesake with a new sign called Frank Kowalinski Way on Maspeth Avenue between 61st and 64th streets. Comment.
Forest Hills

String of fires plague borough

A string of fires has broken out across the borough since the month began, leaving one elderly man dead as well as a restaurant and three homes severely damaged. Much of the mayhem occurred in Forest Hills. Comment.
Middle Village

Royals move into semifinals

Christ the King has moved a step closer to an undefeated championship season. The Royals bested visiting St. Francis Prep 60-20 at Franklin K. Lane in the first round of the CHSFL Class AA playoffs last Saturday. CK advances to face Fordham Prep in the semifinals on Saturday. Comment.
Kew Gardens

Suspect in Kew Gardens robbery wanted: Police

KEW GARDENS — Police were asking for the public’s assistance in locating and identifying a suspect wanted in connection with a July robbery in Kew Gardens. Comment.

Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015

Howard Beach

Vincent Asaro acquitted in Lufthansa heist trial

A federal jury found alleged former Bonanno crime family capo and Howard Beach resident Vincent Asaro not guilty of one count of racketeering conspiracy and two extortion-related counts Thursday in a riveting trial that involved the Lufthansa heist at Kennedy Airport. Comment.
Ozone Park

Queens vet embodies American Dream

Carlos Coello, an Ozone Park resident and U.S. Navy Veteran, has been devoted to the simple act of helping others ever since he was a child. Comments (3).

Politicians sound off on light rail plan

While the light rail plan proposed by City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley (D-Glendale) is still in its preliminary stages, elected officials and civic leaders are beginning to voice both praise and concern. Comment.

Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015

Ozone Park

Elderly man struck by car and killed in Ozone Park: NYPD

An elderly man was struck and killed by a car in Ozone Park late Saturday night while walking in a crosswalk against the traffic light. Comments (1).

Friday, Nov. 6, 2015

Middle Village

Royals set sights on state crown

Christ the King has made winning the CHSAA Brooklyn/Queens title an annual occurrence over the last five seasons, but the team’s eyes are set on much bigger prizes. Comment.

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