A Lower East Side resident has been convicted of brutally strangling to death a transgender woman in her Glendale apartment in 2010, attempting to hide evidence of the murder and stealing the woman’s belongings, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said last week. Comment.
Legendary singing duo Simon and Garfunkel helped define the singer-songwriter generation of the 1960s with their blend of folk and pop music, charming melodies and catchy lyrics. Half of that storied partnership is Forest Hills native Art Garfunkel, born Nov. 5, 1941. Comment.
Borough President-elect Melinda Katz’s experience heading the City Council Land Use Committee is at the forefront of the economic development plan she released Wednesday, which calls for developing mix-use districts, promoting a high-tech economy and developing a branding campaign that puts Queens on a pedestal. Comments (6).
The Nassau County district attorney’s office has taken over the investigation of an attack on John A. “Junior” Gotti, the former Gambino crime family chief, who showed up at a Long Island hospital after suffering a stab wound in the abdomen in what he said was an attempt to break up a fight. Comments (13).
For years a flagpole has stood empty in an Ozone Park shopping center, but Friday a group of citizens, along with state Sen. Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach), hoisted a new flag to mark Veterans Day. Comment.
At an intersection near IS 77 Ridgewood, a storm-water drain obstructs a crosswalk. At the St. Joan of Arc school in Jackson Heights, garbage collection can sometimes coincide with students arriving to class in the morning. And at 29 other schools across the borough identified as high priorities by the city Department of Transportation there exist a myriad of safety concerns for young students walking to and from school. Comment.
Borough residents paid tribute to those who served in the military as well as enlisted men and women during the fifth-annual Queens Veterans Day Parade. The festivities kicked off on 80th Street and Metropolitan Avenue in Middle Village and concluded with a ceremony at Christ the King High School. Comment.
John A. “Junior” Gotti, former boss of the Gambino crime family, suffered an abdomen stab wound in a Long Island drug store parking lot but declined to elaborate on the incident to law enforcement officials, according to police and legal sources. Comments (1).