Bud’s Ale House, a new restaurant chain that recently opened in Astoria and Fresh Meadows, may have taken some of its inspiration from Hooters. After all, its owner, Buddy DeMarco, also owns several of the evocatively themed franchise locations in Long Island. Comments (4).
For both City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) and PS 70 Principal Donna Geller, the planned addition for the Astoria school is not only long-awaited but the fulfillment of personal promises. Comment.
Fruits and vegetables for sale straight from upstate farms have become common sights in many Queens neighborhoods, but last month marked the first time a greenmarket has come to a CUNY institution. Comment.
Keeping a small business running for 17 years is an achievement in and of itself, but for a South Jamaica barbershop’s successes to be measured in more than dollars and cents is an accomplishment worthy of recognition. Comments (1).
Friends and family gathered at Frederick Funeral Home to grieve for a Queens man who died in a plane crash on Long Island after police said his beloved Globe Swift plummeted into the Moriches Inlet near Fire Island late last month. Comment.
The cafeteria at Margaret Tietz’s Nursing and Rehabilitation Center was packed with hungry people late last month as staff members, elected officials, rabbis and other community revelers gathered for the grand opening of the facility’s now completely kosher kitchen. Comment.
Two members of the notorious Crips street gang were convicted Friday of killing a 13-year-old Jamaica boy, whose 2009 death from a stray bullet has been one of several in southeast Queens galvanizing the community against gun violence, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.
Thousands of Queens residents were left without power, supplies and shelter in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, while some of their borough neighbors just miles away saw as little as some siding removed from their homes. Comment.
As the days dragged on since Hurricane Sandy bludgeoned the city and cut power to many communities in the Rockaways, some people took it upon themselves to feed and provide for their neighbors as they waited for city services to be restored. Comments (1).
Officers from the 109th Precinct made a massive heroin bust last week in Whitestone, recovering nearly 12 pounds of the uncut product that would fetch an estimated $2 million on the street, police said. Comments (14).
Residents in Flushing, Whitestone and College Point were eager to help their neighbors to the south whose homes were wiped out by Superstorm Sandy, but gas shortages and the logistics of transporting a large amount of goods made the prospect farfetched until several groups stepped forward with big plans — and big trailers to match. Comments (2).
The disgraced former St. John’s University dean who was accused of stealing more than $1 million from the school and forcing students to work as her personal servants was found dead in her Jamaica Estates home in an apparent suicide Tuesday. Comment.
With key swing states such as Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania in their crosshairs, President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney seemed to assume New York was a lock for the Democratic candidate — and judging by the sentiments expressed by voters in southeast Queens on Election Day, they were right. Comments (1).
With thousands in the city still without heat and power more than a week after Hurricane Sandy devastated the region, many Queens officials are blasting utility companies for an inadequate response and demanding a speedier restoration. Comment.
Though Hurricane Sandy drifted away from northeast Queens more than one week ago, the consequences of her devastating winds and storm surge still plagued residents throughout the borough, including hundreds of home nurses at St. Mary’s Hospital for Children in Bayside. Comment.
Nearly one week after Hurricane Sandy swept through Little Neck downing trees and power lines, Richard Kops and his wife Marcia killed time outside their darkened home off 57th Avenue. The only scenery in front of them included unattended trees and power lines that had fallen days earlier. Comments (2).
Leon Richardson, of Jamaica, was only one example of what so many others throughout the city endured over the weekend after he waited in line for eight hours to fill up his gas tank in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Comment.
State Senate candidates locked in a tight and nationally scrutinized election in southern Queens put their campaigns aside in the days leading up to Election Day and devoted their full efforts to recovery from Hurricane Sandy instead. Comment.
U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Astoria) said Shashank Tripathi, the former campaign manager for her Republican opponent Christopher Wight, should be punished for the false tweets he made during Hurricane Sandy. Comment.
A week after Superstorm Sandy plunged much of Queens into darkness, Con Edison and the Long Island Power Authority were estimating it could take another week to return power to thousands of customers in the borough, drawing scorn from places both high and low. Comment.
Queens residents drawn out by the presidential race packed the polls in many parts of the borough, putting an additional strain on the city Board of Elections already burdened by the task of collecting ballots in neighborhoods destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. Comment.
State Assemblywoman Grace Meng (D-Flushing) vanquished City Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) in Tuesday’s election, becoming the first Asian American federal lawmaker from New York state. Comments (1).
State Sen. Joseph Addabbo (D-Howard Beach) beat back a strong Republican challenge and held onto his seat with a decisive victory to win a second term, according to unofficial results from NY 1. Comment.
It was a successful Election Day for Queens incumbents running for re-election in the state Assembly Tuesday, with results showing no upsets in the borough and two new faces earning a trip to Albany. Comments (3).
Western Queens elected officials say their offices have filled up with donations multiple times over from community members for south Queens neighborhoods devastated by Superstorm Sandy last week. Comment.
In Broad Channel, the American Legion has become the de facto center of the storm-ravaged island, with volunteers serving warm food to residents, handing out batteries and blankets and sorting through bundles of donated supplies, including stacks of clothes that literally reached the ceiling Monday evening. Comments (1).
A Rosedale man has been arrested on charges of attempted murder and robbery after he allegedly fired at several officers on the grounds of Queensbridge Houses Friday night, the NYPD said. Comments (1).
Despite a contentious redistricting that Queens’ Democratic legislators found to be a transparent power grab by Republicans to control the state Senate, Queens Democratic senators ended up holding onto their districts by large margins in the 2012 elections. Comment.
The woman left brain dead after a vicious mugging in Flushing died at a Long Island medical facility late last month, and a Queens congressman helped secure a visa allowing her brother to come to America to claim her body. Comment.
A former dean at St. John’s University who was on trial for allegedly embezzling $1 million from the school was found dead in her Jamaica Estates home Tuesday morning of an apparent suicide, the New York Post reported. Comment.
As Rockaway residents struggled to clean their homes and belongings, find food and stay warm, frustration continued to mount Sunday during the sixth day the area was without power with no end in sight. Comments (2).
The majority of schools across Queens opened their doors Monday after a full week of being closed following Superstorm Sandy, though a number of schools in the borough remain closed until further notice or are being relocated. Comment.
Residents of the Rockaways braved dropping temperatures and a line that wound through Conch Playground and a block down the bordering sidewalk to receive food, water and other supplies at an aid distribution point Friday. Many said they were thankful to have help but also questioned why it started to arrive four days after Hurricane Sandy devastated the area. Comments (1).
Some residents of the Rockaways who were hit hard by Hurricane Sandy and are without power and other city services have taken it upon themselves to provide for their community in the aftermath of the storm, cooking food and handing it out to people in need. Comment.