You have just lost someone close to you, and it is a difficult time. You are grieving, but there is so much to do: make funeral arrangements, care for family and attend to new financial responsibilities. Comment.
SPRINGFIELD GARDENS — Two people were killed Thursday night in an accident when the driver of a car lost control of the vehicle and smashed into a light pole and then a tree in Springfield Gardens, said the authorities. Comment.
A Queens bicyclist and her 5-month-old Pomeranian puppy were rescued in dramatic fashion by the FDNY’s Corona Tigers last Thursday after they were struck by a city Parks Department sanitation truck in Corona. Comment.
The mother of an 11-month-old boy, who was found dead in her Elmhurst apartment, was arrested Monday after she allegedly admitted to authorities that she suffocated the child, police said. Comments (4).
Family and friends of a teenage couple killed in a car accident last year gathered in Jamaica Estates last weekend to remember their loved ones as the one-year anniversary of the crash approached. Comment.
FOREST HILLS — A fire broke out on the terrace of the West Side Tennis Club early Tuesday morning, which shattered a few windows and resulted in some water damage in the clubhouse, according to the club’s president, Roland Meier. Comment.
QUEENS VILLAGE - A 31-year-old motorcyclist was killed Sunday night when her bike was struck by a Nissan Maxima at the intersection between Jamaica Avenue and Springfield Gardens in Queens Village, police said. Comments (14).
SOUTH OZONE PARK — A 58-year-old man who died after being hit by a car while crossing a street in South Ozone Park Saturday has been identified as Manhattan resident Robert Moczo, the NYPD said. Comment.
HOWARD BEACH — Authorities were called to the Howard Beach A train station Monday morning after police said Mace was sprayed during a passenger argument and bystanders complained it was irritating them, the FDNY and NYPD said, Comment.
SUNNYSIDE — An elevator construction worker was killed last Thursday morning after falling down an elevator shaft from the fifth floor of a school that under construction in Sunnyside, the NYPD said. Comment.
ASTORIA — The FDNY battled a two-alarm blaze in a building on 42nd Street between Ditmars Boulevard and 23rd Avenue in Astoria Sunday after fire spread into a space above the ceiling in a third-story apartment, the FDNY said. Comments (1).
An elevator construction worker was killed Thursday morning after falling down an elevator shaft from the fifth floor of a school that is under construction in Sunnyside, the NYPD said. Police received a 911 call at 8:15 a.m. and responded to the PS 313 work site, at 45-45 42nd St. where the worker, who was in his 40s, was removed from the basement, authorities said. Comment.
A 9-year-old St. Albans girl was killed Sunday when an alleged hit-and-run driver smashed into the car she was traveling in on her way from a church gathering in Brooklyn to Sunday dinner with friends and family, police said. Comment.
CORONA — A 77-year-old man who lost control of his motor vehicle and crashed on the Northern Boulevard bridge near 114th Street was in critical condition at Elmhurst Hospital Center, according to the NYPD. Comment.
A 77-year-old man who lost control of his motor vehicle and crashed on the Northern Boulevard bridge near 114th Street was in critical condition at Elmhurst Hospital Center, according to the NYPD. Comments (2).
An Elmhurst man was arrested and charged with driving a car without an ignition interlock following an Astoria accident in which a 29-year-old motorcycle rider was critically injured, police said. Comments (33).
The FDNY was still investigating Wednesday the cause of Monday’s massive five-alarm fire in Jackson Heights, which took more than 200 firefighters from 39 units over six hours to bring it under control, the Fire Department said. The Bruson Building at 74-09 37th Ave. remained closed to the public, but some business owners had been escorted inside to retrieve property from shops and offices on the first two floors. Comment.
The FDNY and city Department of Investigation are investigating why it took nearly 10 minutes for an ambulance to be dispatched to a blaze that claimed two 4-year-olds’ lives once firefighters arrived at the Far Rockaway fire this weekend and verified the emergency. Comment.
Firefighters were still on the scene of a massive five-alarm blaze in Jackson Heights Tuesday morning with Tower Ladders 107 and 54 dousing the Bruson Building with water because of hot spots. Comment.
Firefighters were still battling a four-alarm Jackson Heights blaze Monday night nearly three hours after the first 911 call reporting the fire came in, a spokesman for the Fire Department said at around 8:40 p.m. Comment.
This past February, a perfect storm of New York City’s failed policies on mental illness, homelessness, veterans services, criminal justice and corrections killed Jerome Murdough, a mentally ill, homeless former U.S. marine who was arrested and sent to Rikers Island for trespassing when he sought shelter from the winter cold in a city housing project stairwell. Comments (2).
A state lawmaker is asking the city’s Department of Transportation to review safety measures on roads leading up to bodies of water two days after four East Elmhurst residents were killed when the car they were riding in plunged into the Steinway Creek, police said. Comments (3).
WOODSIDE — Police from the 108th Precinct were asking for the public’s help in finding Jerome Greene, a 62-year-old black man who was last seen leaving his 37th Avenue residence at 10:30 p.m. March 29, the NYPD said. Comment.
Police identified the four people, who authorities say were killed when a car plunged into Steinway Creek Friday night and became fully submerged in the Astoria waterway, as East Elmhurst residents. Comment.
Fire marshals were still trying to determine the cause of a three-alarm fire that ripped through a family’s home in South Richmond Hill Sunday morning after it started in the vacant house next door, the FDNY said. Comments (1).
Avonte Oquendo’s teacher had heard warnings from his mother that the autistic teen was a runner before he disappeared, but failed to share this information with his school’s administrators, a new report by the Special Commissioner of Investigation for the city’s schools revealed. Comment.
The Ridgewood Volunteer Ambulance Corps became the first EMS agency in the city to successfully employ a drug to combat opiate overdoses when three EMTs sprayed naloxone up the nose of an unconscious man struggling to breath at a subway station this past weekend. Comment.
LONG ISLAND CITY — Police from the 108th Precinct responded to a 911 call of a motor vehicle accident on the eastbound upper roadway of the Queensboro Bridge Wednesday and found a taxi driver unconscious and unresponsive in the driver’s seat. Comment.
Three Queens residents were found dead Saturday when the NYPD received calls about a body floating along the coast of Gantry Plaza State Park, another in a Howard Beach motel room and a third inside a closed Flushing construction site. Comments (1).
SUNNYSIDE - Police were seeking help in locating an 80-year-old woman from Sunnyside who was reported missing March 10, the NYPD said. Ortansa Tornescu was last seen at 47-11 Queens Blvd., which several blocks from where she lives, according to cops. Comment.
The city is disciplining two Department of Sanitation employees after authorities said a plow they was operating struck a trash can Thursday night and launched the bin through a Forest Hills café window, injuring two people. Comments (1).
Police detained a 23-year-old man leaving the Burlington Coat Factory Monday afternoon and were investigating whether he was behind several small fires set in the Rego Center and Queens Center malls over the past few days, the NYPD said. Comments (1).
A group of New York City firefighters came to the rescue of a woman and two children who were allegedly being attacked in Long Island City last Friday, the FDNY said. The half dozen Bravest of Ladder 115 were on their way back to their firehouse on 47th Avenue when they saw a young boy waving towards their truck, according to the Fire Department. Comment.
Huddled on a damp sidewalk in Queensbridge a little after midnight Friday, more than one dozen mourners gathered to remember a Japanese student who authorities say was fatally struck by an NYPD cruiser last year. Comment.
The Luzerne County coroner’s office in Pennsylvania ruled the death of Baruch College student Chun Michael Deng, 19, a homicide last week in a case that recalls a similar incident involving the death of a Flushing student several years ago. Comment.
New York City has reached a $2.5 million settlement with the family of an unarmed National Guardsman who was shot and killed by an NYPD detective as he was driving late at night on the Grand Central Parkway in 2012, according to the family’s attorney. Comments (2).
The NYPD was searching for a driver who allegedly lost control of a white Mazda SUV and crashed into several people near a stop for the Q66 bus in Sunnyside Saturday night, authorities said. Comments (1).
REGO PARK — Officers from the 112th Precinct responding to a noise complaint came to the rescue a man having a heart attack after he collapsed near Austin Street and 63rd Drive Saturday afternoon. Comment.
Federal officials plan to start paying for voluntary tracking devices for autistic children who escape their caregivers following 14-year-old Avonte Oquendo’s disappearance from a Long Island City school that ended in his death. Comment.
Police charged a 33-year-old man with crashing his van into a parked vehicle in Astoria while allegedly under the influence of heroin and with a suspended license, a spokeswoman for the NYPD said. Comments (9).
A federal lawmaker plans to introduce a $10 million bill to create a voluntary tracking program and expand support services for children with developmental disorders in response to the death of a 14-year-old autistic boy whose remains were found in College Point three months after he ran out of his Long Island City school. Comment.
A 14-year-old boy who went missing in October from his Long Island City school was remembered as a courageous child for dealing with autism during his funeral mass in Greenwich Village Saturday morning. Comments (2).
A funeral was held Wednesday morning for a 68-year-old woman who was fatally struck by an SUV as she crossed Grand Avenue Saturday morning en route to Maspeth Bingo Hall, authorities and a witness said. Comment.
The lawyer representing the mother of missing Rego Park teen Avonte Oquendo said Tuesday she has accepted the medical examiner’s findings that the human remains found on the shore in College Point were those of her 14-year-old autistic son. Comments (10).
After a weekend of searching the College Point shoreline, police said they found the head, a second arm and most of the body of what could be Avonte Oquendo, a 14-year-old boy with severe autism who disappeared from his Long Island City school in October. Comments (1).
One person was seriously injured in a crash that launched two vehicles through a fence and on top of a guardrail along the Grand Central Parkway in East Elmhurst Friday morning, a spokesman for the Fire Department said. Comment.
Family members were still waiting Friday afternoon to hear if human remains found on the shore in College Point were those of Avonte Oquendo, a 14-year-old autistic boy who vanished from his Long Island School in October. Comments (2).
Thousands of people packed the Blessed Sacrament Church in Jackson Heights Tuesday morning for the funeral of Christopher Miller, the 7-year-old boy who died in a house fire on New Year’s Day. Comment.
A member of the city Fire Department’s City Safety Division addressed the public and members of Community Board 11 this week, warning against some of the most common causes of fires at this time of year and providing helpful tips on ways to prevent them. Comment.
As the cold weather front bore down on Queens Monday, a major airline canceled all flights to Kennedy and LaGuardia airports, but the MTA said subway and LIRR service would continue without interruption. Comment.
A plane skidded off a runway into a snowbank after landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport Sunday morning, causing all flights at the Queens airport to be halted for two hours, the Port Authority said. Comment.
A 7-year-old East Elmhurst boy was killed in an early morning house fire on New Year’s Day when sparks from an unattended fireplace ignited pillows, blankets, a couch and Christmas decorations, the FDNY said Thursday. Comments (5).