The Queens Borough Board recently authorized the sale of 23 acres of Willets Point $1 to Queens Development Group LLC, a joint venture between Sterling Equities and Related Cos. The site is slated to be redeveloped into a mixed-used commercial and residential project. Comment.
On a victory lap across Long Island nearly 225 years ago, President George Washington spent a night at a “pretty good and decent house” in Jamaica, and now a group of prolific young historians want to mark the location. Comment.
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is preparing to introduce legislation to toughen penalties for violations of federal Do Not Call rules, including $20,000 fines for each violation and jail time for the “most egregious” offenders. Comments (2).
While Brooklyn hipsters are increasingly paying Manhattan-like rents for their lofts, luxury apartments and luxury lofts, landlords looking to make a tidy profit on the skinny-jeans set need look no further than Queens. Comments (5).
More than a year after Peninsula Hospital closed its doors, the Rockaways’ lone remaining acute-care facility is awaiting final approval for a handful of projects totaling more than $23 million and may be eyeing an expansion into the shuttered institution’s facilities. Comment.
A night at the theater begins with a cocktail hour that includes an open bar, buffet of hors d’oeuvres and passed around canapés. The lobby is enveloped with local politicians and their friends and family as well as the attendees, who are anxiously awaiting for the production to start. Comment.
A ruthless leader of the MS-13 gang on Long Island will spend the rest of his life behind bars after being sentenced for the 2010 slaying of a fellow gang member in Far Rockaway who failed to draw blood for the violent crew, authorities said. Comments (4).
The city firefighter from Long Island accused of making fake 911 calls before hitting five firehouses for cash — including two from Glen Oaks and Astoria — has admitted to the crime, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment.
When City Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) convened a town hall meeting to address the sudden increase in airplane noise from LaGuardia Airport, he was hoping to inform the community how best to complain to authorities. Comments (8).
On the seventh anniversary of Sean Bell’s death at the hands of the NYPD, the community center that bears his name is shuttered, unable to raise the financial support needed to keep its youth programs afloat. Comments (1).
A Rockaway resident is organizing a fund-raiser that will benefit Team Rubicon and its efforts to aid and rebuild in the Philippines, after a typhoon killed more than 5,000 people in the southeast Asian nation. Comment.
Flushing community leaders joined with staff from City Councilman Peter Koo’s (D-Flushing) office Tuesday morning to show off a haul of more than 350 turkeys slated to be given out for Thanksgiving dinners. Comment.
St. John’s Coach Steve Lavin described his disciplinary style toward his players as “old school” and “tough love,” something he picked up living in a household with Catholic parents who raised six children. Comment.