Few things have the ability to bring you back to your childhood — like a chorus of aquarium filters bubbling away — but whether you are looking for that $5 goldfish you had when you were young, or are in the market for an elaborate, underwater environment, Fish World USA in Auburndale offers a treasure trove of booty. Comment.
Certain Whitestone students have been rummaging through garbage cans and ransacking the cupboards of extended families to help fund a playground at their school, finding thousands of dollars most people mistake as trash. Comment.
It was unexpected but welcome news for two Queens Catholic priests, including one from Floral Park, after Pope Benedict XVI promoted them to auxiliary bishops of the Diocese of Brooklyn, according to Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano. Comment.
U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) hopes a proposed bill allocating $70 billion to teachers and first responders around the country will pass with presidential support, although a nearly identical piece of legislation did not gain enough support to even come to a vote in the Democratically led U.S. Senate last year. Comment.
City Comptroller John Liu threatened to reject a taxi contract between the city and car manufacturer Nissan, saying the designs are not handicapped-accessible, but the city Taxi & Limousine Commission and the city Law Department said Liu has no standing to do so. Comment.
A committee of seven has been tasked with finding nearly 450 graduates of a Fresh Meadows high school that no longer exists. Members of the Bishop Reilly High School class of 1971 have organized a reunion set for early next month with hopes of bringing everyone together again. Comment.
Hipsters who are moving into the neighborhoods of western Queens are pulling inspectors from the city Department of Buildings away from their usual hot spots in the eastern part of the borough, according to the department. Comment.
Dr. Robert Aquino, former chief executive officer of Parkway Hospital, was sentenced to four months in prison Tuesday for bribing former state Sen. Carl Kruger in an effort to keep the Forest Hills institution open. Comments (1).
It’s time to “Dream Big” in Queens as the Big Apple Circus launches its annual event later this month fully equipped with jugglers, horses, dogs, acrobats, magic and more. The new 34th season show will feature the Flying Cortes trapeze act, a staple of the event. Comment.
The NYPD has fulfilled a request by Deputy Inspector Joseph Courtesis for more boots on the ground to combat rising crime trends in the 105th Precinct, but the community’s wishes for a new precinct appear to have been looked over once again. Comment.
A 28-year-old Boston man pleaded guilty to committing a hate crime last week after stabbing a gay man in Jackson Heights who was walking down the street with his boyfriend last year, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.
The York College Foundation held its 5th Annual Scholarship Benefit Concert at York Monday night of last week. The event featured a performance by Patti Austin & Trio entitled, “The Ella Fitzgerald Tribute.” Comment.
Property owners in Willets Point are rejoicing after the city dropped its bid last week to use eminent domain in the Iron Triangle, but the decision does not mean the city is turning its back on redevelopment. Comment.
In the final nail in the coffin of a notorious political career, former state Sen. and City Councilman Hiram Monserrate pleaded guilty in Manhattan federal court Friday to funneling taxpayer dollars through a nonprofit to finance his 2006 Senate campaign, the U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan said. Comment.
A man named Chieu Nguyen walked into the College Point state Department of Motor Vehicles office March 27 and applied for a learner’s permit using forged documents purchased in the Bronx, according to a criminal complaint from the Queens district attorney’s office. Comments (1).
State Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) said he is asking the city Department of Transportation to do another comprehensive review of the Ed Koch-Queensborough Bridge off-ramps after a fourth car accident took place near the bridge last week. Comment.
Leaders of the 82nd Street Partnership, a small business improvement organization, were pleased the borough president and mayor’s offices set aside $200,000 to improve the Dunningham Triangle, a vital piece of open space in the dense neighborhood. Comments (1).
The New York Racing Association, which oversees the racetrack at Aqueduct, said Friday it fired two top executives after a state report revealed they illegally withheld $8.5 million in bettor winnings. Comment.
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) visited Kaufman Astoria Studios Friday to demand the federal government kill a recommended review for an outdoor studio lot at the site so that the project could move ahead quickly. Comment.
Emergency responders were called to the intersection of 229th Street and Hoxey Drive in Bayside last Thursday, where an SUV collided with a utility pole. At least one person was taken to the hospital following the accident. Comment.
Two former Queens residents received lengthy prison sentences for their roles in the stabbing death of a 41-year-old father of two after an argument in Bellerose in February 2010, Queens district attorney Richard Brown said last Thursday. Comment.
Firefighters responded to an accident at the corner of 141st Avenue and 241st Street in Rosedale Friday morning. According to an FDNY spokesman, three people, including two with minor injuries and one person who was in serious but stable condition, were injured in the multi-vehicle crash. Comment.
Three candidates for the new Queens congressional seat based in Flushing discussed their platforms at a forum last week, while behind-the-scenes legal battles played out in State Supreme Court. Comment.
The wrong-way driver who fled the state after causing the death of beloved Maspeth bar owner George Gibbons was sentenced to up to seven years in prison Monday, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.
While Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s $68.7 billion proposed budget poses no threats to teaching positions, the cuts to firehouses, after-school programs and the library’s budget have some in Queens rallying for another fight. Comment.
City Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights), who announced the marshals of the 2012 Queens Pride Parade Monday, looked back on how far the parade and the state had come since its inception 20 years ago. Comments (1).