Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013


Election Guide: City Council District 19

Two candidates are competing in the election for the City Council District 19 seat, which represents Little Neck, Bayside, Douglaston, North Flushing, Whitestone, Auburndale and College Point. Comments (2).

Live Blog: 2013 November Elections

TimesLedger Newspapers is covering the 2013 elections for Queens borough president, 12 City Council seats and citywide offices. Comment.

Woodsiders call on DOT to erect stop sign

Frustrated by what they call “inaction” by the city Department of Transportation, dozens of Woodside residents rallied outside the Big Six Towers to draw attention to a dangerous intersection at 47th Avenue and 60th Street. Comment.

Election Guide: City Council District 20

Four candidates are competing in the election for the City Council District 20 seat, which represents Flushing, Queensboro Hill, Mitchell Gardens, Auburndale and Whitestone. Comments (1).

Election Guide: City Council District 22

Five candidates are competing in the election for the City Council District 22 seat, which represents Astoria, Long Island City and Jackson Heights. Comment.
Oakland Gardens

Election Guide: City Council District 23

Two candidates are competing in the election for the City Council District 23 seat, which represents Hollis Hills, Queens Village, Glen Oaks, Floral Park and Oakland Gardens. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Election Guide: City Council District 24

Three candidates are competing in the election for the City Council District 24 seat, which represents Briarwood, Fresh Meadows, Hillcrest, Jamaica Estates, Jamaica Hills, Kew Gardens Hills. Comment.
St. Albans

Election Guide: City Council District 27

Two candidates are competing in the election for the City Council District 27 seat, which represents St. Albans, Hollis, Cambria Heights, Jamaica, Baisley Park, Addisleigh Park, Queens Village, Rosedale and Springfield Gardens. Comments (1).
South Jamaica

Election Guide: City Council District 28

Two candidates are competing in the election for City Council District 28, which represents Richmond Hill, South Ozone Park, Rochdale Village, Jamaica and South Jamaica. Comments (1).
Forest Hills

Election Guide: City Council District 29

+Two candidates are competing in the election for the City Council District 29 seat, which represents Forest Hills, Rego Park and Kew Gardens. Comment.

Election Guide: City Council District 30

Two candidates are competing in the election for the City Council District 30 seat, which represents Glendale, Maspeth, Middle Village, Richmond Hill and Ridgewood. Comment.

Election Guide: City Council District 31

Three candidates are competing in the election for the City Council District 31 seat, which represents Rosedale, Laurelton, Springfield Gardens and Far Rockaway. Comment.
Ozone Park

Election Guide: City Council District 32

Two candidates are competing in the election for the City Council District 32 seat, which represents Ozone Park, Howard Beach, Woodhaven and the Rockaways. Comment.

Election Guide: City Council District 34

Two candidates are competing in the election for the City Council District 34 seat, which represents Ridgewood, Williamsburg and Bushwick. Comment.

Election Guide: Citywide Offices

Fifteen candidates will be on the ballot for mayor Tuesday. Comment.

Monday, Nov. 4, 2013

Long Island City

Fortune cookie baker revamping LIC facility

Queens’ luckiest company is expanding. Comments (1).

Cops search Corona for missing teenager

CORONA — The NYPD was on the lookout for a missing teen from the 110th Precinct, cops said. Comment.

Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013

Far Rockaway

Chelsea Clinton attends Rockaway Sandy rebuilding

The groundbreaking for a storm-resistant home in the Rockaways got a boost from a former First Daughter over the weekend. Comments (1).
Springfield Gardens

Port Authority alters noise plan at Kennedy

The Port Authority has tweaked its plan to rehabilitate a runway at JFK Airport, but some southeast Queens residents still want an in-depth analysis of the impact the revised plan will have on airplane noise. Comment.
Rockaway Beach

Ulrich, Simon differ over Sandy recovery

The two candidates who are running to represent many of the neighborhoods battered last year by Hurricane Sandy have different perceptions of the recovery process during the last year. Comments (1).

Three suspects sought in Flushing stabbing: NYPD

FLUSHING — The Police Department was asking for the public’s help in finding three suspects wanted in an assault within the 109th Precinct, cops said. Comment.
Long Island City

Police charge Bronx man in LIC burglary: NYPD [With Video]

LONG ISLAND CITY — Police arrested a man who was depicted in surveillance video allegedly smashing his way into a Long Island City warehouse with a fire extinguisher, cops said.Kenneth Chapman, of the Bronx, charged with burglary and criminal mischief in connection to a break-in at a warehouse on 24th Street last week, police said. Comment.

Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013

Belle Harbor

TimesLedger staffer has work showcased in Sandy exhibit

On the first anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, the Museum of the City of New York has brought back vivid recollections of the incredible destruction wrought by the storm in a display of 200 photos, including one shot by TimesLedger Newspapers Photo Editor Christina Santucci. Comment.

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Rockaway Beach

Bagel shop celebrates recovery a year after storm

Two New York City firefighters have gotten a second chance at running their Rockaway Beach business after it was destroyed during Hurricane Sandy. Comment.

Jamaica celebrates centennial for downtown LIRR station

A standing-room-only crowd jammed the glass-walled atrium in the Long Island Rail Road station’s AirTrain building in downtown Jamaica last week in a ceremony celebrating a century since the LIRR’s original depot opened in 1913. Comments (2).

Democrats face challengers in three SE Queens contests

Each of southeast Queens’ three City Council districts will be contested in next week’s general election, but the candidates challenging the winners from September’s Democratic primaries are facing steep odds. Comments (1).
College Point

Police on lookout for College Point robbery suspect

COLLEGE POINT — Police were reaching out to the public with hopes of finding information on a suspect wanted in a reported robbery within the 109th Precinct. Comments (1).
Ozone Park

Off-duty bus driver drove drunk: Police

OZONE PARK — An off-duty bus driver was arrested Saturday at about 10:33 p.m., police said. Comment.

Police looking for man who couldn’t steal purse in LIC: NYPD

QUEENSBRIDGE — Police were looking for a bespectacled man they said tried to steal a woman’s purse. Comment.

Friday, Nov. 1, 2013


Appeals court stays stop-and-frisk reforms

A federal appeals court Thursday temporarily suspended the court-ordered reforms to the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk tactics and removed the judge who ruled the controversial practices unconstitutional as the city appeals the case. Comments (1).

Hopefuls clash in Astoria

Four of the five candidates for the 22nd Council District seat squared off in their last debate Monday, just a week before Election Day, but the event at the Variety Boys & Girls Club in Astoria failed to draw more than 20 constituents. Comment.

City’s new high schools help pupils early in college: Study

Students who attend the small high schools opened by the Bloomberg administration — such as the East-West School of International Studies in Flushing and the High School of Applied Communication at LaGuardia Community College — are more likely to make it through the first year of college than their peers at larger high schools, a new study shows. Comment.
Far Rockaway

Sandy victims march on City Hall over aid

A group of hurricane victims commemorated the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy by walking with clergy from Far Rockaway to City Hall to demand that the next mayor speed up recovery and create jobs as well as affordable housing in the hard-hit Rockaways. Comment.

Race to replace Halloran comes down to final two

Tuesday’s general election will mark the end of a long and contentious campaign to restore the reputation of the northeast Queens City Council district after its city councilman was arrested earlier this year. Comments (3).
Oakland Gardens

Concannon riled by flag pin rule

A City Council hopeful from northeast Queens pledged a strong allegiance to his flag pin after a scuttle with the city Campaign Finance Board over whether or not he could be pictured wearing it. Comments (2).
Ozone Park

Casinos, judges’ age will appear on ballot

On Nov. 5, New Yorkers will have several opportunities to amend the state Constitution when they vote on six proposed ballot measures. Comments (1).

Sunnyside to hold its first Restaurant Week

The experimental art group No Longer Empty will return to Queens and be part of the first Sunnyside Restaurant Week beginning Monday. Comment.

Visitors sought to reach seniors in NE Queens

Eva Megerdichian has lived in her Whitestone home for 35 years, but said that time would have been cut short had it not been for her “second family.” Comment.
Middle Village

Crowley, Caruana face off in heated debate

The only political debate between two Middle Village candidates for City Council was a fiery one, prompting a steady stream of cheers and jeers from the audience for nearly an hour and a half. Comments (1).

Strong voices speak out to halt new tech school inside LIC high

Hundreds of students and parents packed the auditorium of Long Island City High School last week to protest a plan proposed by the city Department of Education to co-locate a new career and technical education school inside the building next year. Comment.
Forest Hills

Brooklynite charged in western Queens break-ins: DA

FOREST HILLS — A Brooklyn man has been charged with breaking into 11 homes in Queens and stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry, cameras, computer equipment, sports memorabilia and ammunition, said Queens District Attorney Richard Brown. Comment.
Rockaway Park

Man in custody after police find dead body

ROCKAWAY PARK — Police took a man into custody early Wednesday morning after they discovered a senior citizen dead inside a nursing home, according to cops. Comment.

Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013


Banksy bids farewell to city in Sunnyside

British street artist Banksy’s last day in New York City ended in Sunnyside with a couple of arrests and a plea to save 5Pointz. Comment.

Ed panel votes to open five new schools in Queens

The city early Thursday morning approved a slate of new-school openings and co-locations, including several in Queens. Comment.

Sandy victims decry lack of help

A year after Hurricane Sandy struck New York City, members of the Arverne community in the Rockaways say they have not received much help in the way of recovery. Comment.
Long Island City

Artists get new demolition delay at 5Pointz

The 5Pointz artists in Long Island City are marking another small victory in the lawsuit against G & M Realty and the planned demolition of the graffiti mecca. Comments (2).

Forest Park Carousel spins its way onto Landmarks list

The century-old Forest Park carousel in Forest Park continues to spin, but it now bears a new plaque signifying its special landmark status. Comments (2).

QPTV airs beep debate

There was no reason for Queens Public Television to flip-flop on plans to air its borough president debate because the station was not required to invite third-party candidate Everly Brown in the first place, according to the Federal Communications Commission. Comments (2).

York College to be Queens’ new tax-free biz incubator

Hoping to shed New York’s reputation as a tax-heavy place that sends startups to places like California, Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week announced Jamaica’s York College will be one of a number of havens across the state where new and high-tech businesses can work tax-free for the next decade. Comments (1).

Corona student accuses retailer of racial profiling

The New York state attorney general announced a probe into Barneys and Macy’s about racial profiling at the two department stores after a black teen from Corona was arrested when he bought an expensive belt at one of their Manhattan emporiums. Comment.
Queens Village

Parents support Van Buren

The community’s opposition to the co-location of another school at Queens Village’s Martin Van Buren High could not be more clear as everyone readied themselves for Wednesday’s official vote on the plan. Comments (1).
Long Island City

108th Precinct addresses child missing from LIC

When 14-year-old Avonte Oquendo walked out of PS 277 in Long Island City at 12:38 p.m. Oct. 4, he was heading in the direction of the East River and the non-verbal autistic youth has not been seen since. Comment.

Dentists in Bayside collect Halloween candy to prevent cavities

Bayside dentists have a sweet deal for children this Halloween. Comments (1).

Officials hold Queens Museum ribbon cutting

The Queens Museum celebrated its $69 million expansion with a ceremonial ribbon cutting Wednesday. On Saturday, Nov. 9, the Queens Museum officially reopens to the public. Comment.

Northeast Queens voters to decide four Council races

Four City Council races involving 11 candidates will be on the ballot in northeast Queens on Election Day, setting the stage for a potentially different political landscape by year’s end. Comments (1).

Lhota visits with voters at O’Neill’s

One mayoral hopeful made his case to voters at a popular Maspeth hangout Friday. Comment.
Kew Gardens

Three candidates vie for beep seat

None of the candidates for borough president disagree on which one among them has the backing of Queens’ political and business establishment, but they do differ on how that should sway voters in next week’s general election. Comment.

Queens celebrates Halloween and the fall harvest

Costumed children celebrated Halloween in Bayside and Bellerose, while visitors to the Queens Botanical Garden enjoyed the Harvest Festival. Comments (1).
South Ozone Park

Cops search for two S. Ozone Park robbery suspects [With Video]

SOUTH OZONE PARK — Police were searching for two men wanted in connection with an armed robbery Oct. 8 at about 9:15 p.m. on 149th Avenue in South Ozone Park, the NYPD said. Comment.

Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013

LeFrak City

Police charge man in murder of LeFrak City neighbor

A 34-year-old man was arrested and charged with shooting a fellow LeFrak City resident to death early Sunday at the Corona complex where they both lived, police said. Comments (6).
Belle Harbor

Then and Now: Sandy’s fury still evident 12 months later

It’s been a year after Superstorm Sandy ravaged the Rockaways and parts of southern Queens. Comment.

Pedestrian killed crossing street in Jamaica

A man was killed Monday night when he was hit by a car while crossing Jamaica Avenue, police said. Comments (1).

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