Emergencies

September, 2014

Forest Hills

Motorcyclist dies in Fresh Meadows accident: NYPD

A 24-year-old Forest Hills man died in a motorcycle accident in Fresh Meadows Monday afternoon, police said. Comment.
Beechhurst

Body found in Beechhurst last month ID’d as Bay Terrace woman

The body of a woman found in a wooded area of Beechhurst last month has been identified as a Bay Terrace woman reported missing in June, the NYPD said. Comment.
Letters

Prepare for after loved one’s death

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.
Queens Village

Bus crashes into Papa John’s in Queens Village: NYPD

A Nassau County bus driver swerved to avoid a bicyclist and crashed into a Queens Village Papa John’s Pizza early Saturday, the franchise owner and FDNY said. Comment.
Springfield Gardens

Two killed in Springfield Gardens accident

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.
Rosedale

24-year-old man dies in Rosedale accident: NYPD

An accident killed a 24-year-old man and sent five others to the hospital Friday night in Rosedale, police said. Comment.
Bay Terrace

Missing Bay Terrace woman ID’d as body discovered in Beechhurst

Police have identified the woman whose body was found in a wooded area of Beechhurst last month as a Bay Terrace resident who had been missing since June, according to the NYPD. Comment.
Middle Village

Man rescued from open grave in Middle Village

MIDDLE VILLAGE — Firefighters said they were called to St. John Cemetery in Middle Village at 10:05 a.m. Sept. 5 to assist a worker who had fallen into an open grave, the FDNY said. Comment.
Breezy Point

Man in cardiac arrest off Breezy Point rescued

BREEZY POINT — A 47-year-old having a heart attack on a barge off the shore of Breezy Point Sept. 4 was flown to the hospital, where he regained his vital signs, the NYPD said. Comment.
Maspeth

MTA bus strikes man in Maspeth: NYPD

MASPETH — Police said an MTA bus driver accidentally struck down a 68-year-old man crossing 53rd Drive near 65th Place Tuesday night, the NYPD said. Comments (1).
Ridgewood

Police look for 17-year-old Ridgewood girl

RIDGEWOOD — Police were searching for a missing teen last seen at a home in Ridgewood, Comment.

August, 2014

Corona

FDNY crew wins kudos after saving lady and pup

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.
Middle Village

EMS rush Middle Village drowning victim to hospital: FDNY

MIDDLE VILLAGE — A man was rushed to Elmhurst Hospital in cardiac arrest Thursday evening after struggling to stay afloat in a private pool in Middle Village, the FDNY said. Comment.
Glendale

Cops search for missing Glendale man: NYPD

GLENDALE — Police were seeking help finding a 32-year-old Glendale man last seen Aug. 18, the NYPD said. Comment.
Hollis

Updated: Mom arrested in toddler’s tumble in Hollis: NYPD

Police arrested a Hollis mother who allegedly left her 4-year-old alone Sunday morning and returned to find the child had fallen from the fire escape, the NYPD and neighbors said. Comment.
Flushing

Cyclist dies in Flushing accident with ambulette: NYPD

FLUSHING — A 60-year-old cyclist was hit and killed by an ambulette in Flushing Wednesday morning, police said. Comment.
Flushing

Police search for missing Flushing woman

FLUSHING — The NYPD was looking for a missing 67-year-old woman who was last seen leaving her Flushing home Aug. 10. Comments (1).
Jackson Heights

Explosion kills Jackson Heights woman

An early morning fire claimed the life of a 46-year-old Jackson Heights woman Saturday, according to the NYPD. Comment.
Astoria

Motorcyclist killed after hitting parked cars: Cops

ASTORIA — A 39-year-old motorcyclist was killed in Astoria last week after he swerved across lanes and struck two parked cars, the NYPD said. Comment.
Rego Park

Woman killed crossing Rego Pk. street: NYPD

REGO PARK — A 79-year-old woman was killed last week after she was hit by a car while crossing a street in Rego Park, police said. Comment.
Flushing

Man found dead on top of Flushing elevator

FLUSHING — A man was found dead Wednesday afternoon in a Flushing apartment building, wedged between the top of an elevator car and a refrigerator, police said. Comment.
Beechhurst

Body discovered in Beechhurst: NYPD

Police were investigating after the body of an unidentified woman was discovered in Beechhurst Tuesday morning, the NYPD said. Comments (2).
Corona

Two die in accident on LIE

A 30-year-old driver and his 31-year-old passenger died early Saturday morning in a car crash on the Long Island Expressway, police said. Comment.
Astoria

Man dies after being ejected from motorcycle: NYPD

ASTORIA — A 39-year-old motorcyclist was killed in Astoria early Friday morning after he swerved across lanes and struck two parked cars, the NYPD said. Comments (2).
Forest Hills

Pedestrian killed crossing Forest Hills street: NYPD

FOREST HILLS — Police were investigating a collision in Forest Hills Friday morning that left a pedestrian dead, authorities said. Comment.

July, 2014

Jamaica

Mom saves baby who lands on Jamaica tracks

A Queens woman jumped onto the subway tracks at the Jamaica Center station Monday morning after the stroller carrying her baby rolled off the platform, police said. Comment.
Astoria

Two shot at Astoria Houses: NYPD

Two people were shot at the Astoria Houses Thursday afternoon, the FDNY said. Comment.
Astoria

FDNY battles 3-alarm fire in Astoria

A three-alarm fire broke out in a six-story residential building in Astoria just after 11 a.m. Saturday, according to the FDNY. Comments (1).
Jamaica Hills

Man held in apartment against will: NYPD

JAMAICA HILLS — An 18-year-old man escaped last Thursday from a Jamaica Hills apartment where he was held against his will for two days, police said. Comment.
Jamaica

MTA workers rescue mother, baby from Jamaica tracks

JAMAICA- A Queens woman jumped onto the subway tracks at the Jamaica Center station Monday morning after the stroller carrying her baby rolled off the platform, police said. Comment.
Rockaway Park

Seaside sisters reported missing return home: NYPD

SEASIDE — Police said two sisters reported missing in Seaside returned to their family after staying over night at a friend’s house without permission, according to the NYPD. Comment.
Bay Terrace

Police look for missing Bay Terrace woman

BAY TERRACE — Police were searching for a missing 41-year-old woman who they said was last seen outside her home in Bay Terrace June 11. Comment.
Jamaica Hills

Man held in Jamaica Hills apartment against will for two days: NYPD

An 18-year-old man escaped Thursday from a Jamaica Hills apartment where he was held against his will for two days, police said. Comments (1).
Auburndale

At least one injured in Francis Lewis car accident

At least one person was taken to the hospital following a car accident on Francis Lewis Boulevard near 37th Avenue, a spokeswoman for the Fire Department said. Comment.
Laurelton

Laurelton baby found dead in home: NYPD

Police were investigating the death of a 10-month-old Laurelton boy who was found unconscious and unresponsive in his home late Thursday night. Comments (1).
Astoria

Teen girl reported missing in Astoria: NYPD

ASTORIA — Cops were searching for a 15-year-old Astoria girl who disappeared June 28, the NYPD said. Comments (2).
Rego Park

Cops search for missing man from Forest Hills

FOREST HILLS — Police were requesting help in finding a Forest Hills man reported missing Tuesday. Comment.
Richmond Hill

Man from Richmond Hill missing since June: NYPD

RICHMOND HILL — Police were searching for a man reported missing last month from his Richmond Hill home. Comments (1).
Elmhurst

Mother arrested in Elmhurst baby’s death: NYPD

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).
Elmhurst

Baby found dead in Elmhurst apartment: NYPD

An 11-month-old boy was found dead Sunday afternoon in the Elmhurst apartment where he lived with his mother, police said. Comment.
Glendale

Woman from Glendale reported missing: NYPD

GLENDALE — Police were requesting help finding a 28-year-old woman reported missing from her Glendale home. Comment.
Corona

Suspected drunk driver fatally strikes man with car in Corona: NYPD

An unidentified man was struck and killed by a suspected drunk driver while crossing Roosevelt Avenue near 92nd Street early Saturday morning, the NYPD said. Comment.
Far Rockaway

S. Ozone Park man dies in motorcyle crash

A 26-year-old South Ozone Park man died Friday evening after his motorcyle hit a street curb in Far Rockaway and then crashed into a wooden utility pole, the NYPD said. Comments (3).
South Richmond Hill

Three injured in borough blazes: FDNY

Firefighters had a busy July 4 weekend, with at least two fires sending Queens residents to the hospital. Comment.
Flushing

Flushing woman disappears from Queens Plaza

FLUSHING — Police were looking for a Flushing woman, reported missing last Friday. Comments (1).
Far Rockaway

Unidentified man found dead in Far Rock: NYPD

FAR ROCKAWAY — Police were called to 21-07 Cornaga Ave. in Far Rockaway early Monday morning, where the NYPD said an unidentified male was pronounced dead by EMS. Comment.
Jamaica Estates

Teen couple honored one year after deaths

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

West Side Tennis Club recovers from small fire

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

Woman on motorcycle dies in Queens Village crash: Police

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).

June, 2014

East Elmhurst

Port Authority simulates plane crash at LaGuardia

As smoke bellowed through the air Saturday morning at LaGuardia Airport, emergency personnel scrambled to tend to blood-soaked victims of a plane crash. Comment.
Jamaica

Two injured in second-alarm blaze in Jamaica

JAMAICA — Two people were taken to the hospital to be treated for minor injuries after a Thursday afternoon fire in Jamaica, a FDNY spokesman said. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Cop resuscitated during police softball game

FRESH MEADOWS — An off-duty police officer was resuscitated last week after passing out while playing in the Police Commissioner’s Softball League at Cunningham Park, the NYPD said. Comment.
Maspeth

Loved ones, colleague pay tribute to late Maspeth Sanitation worker

Colleagues and friends held a mass Monday to remember Steven Frosch, a city Sanitation Department worker who died in Maspeth Saturday after he was struck by a street sweeper. Comments (1).
St. Albans

Cops on the lookout for missing teenager

ST. ALBANS — Police were searching for a missing teenager who was last seen last Saturday evening leaving his St. Albans home. Comment.
Maspeth

Sanitation worker killed in sweeper truck accident: DSNY

A Department of Sanitation worker was killed in Maspeth Saturday afternoon after he was accidentally pinned down by a mechanical street sweeper, agency officials said. Comments (6).
Jamaica Estates

Family of Jamaica Estates pilot travels to Israel for his burial

A Jamaica Estates man who owned a clothing store in the Bronx was killed Tuesday morning after a plane he was piloting crashed into the backyard of a home on Long Island. Comment.
South Jamaica

Teen girl found dead with gunshot wound to head

SOUTH JAMAICA — A 15-year-old girl was found dead with a gunshot wound to her head in a South Jamaica house late Wednesday, police said. Comments (6).
Maspeth

Flushing worker crushed by forklift in Maspeth: Cops

MASPETH — A 54-year-old construction worker from Flushing died after a forklift fell on his chest at a Maspeth construction site Tuesday morning, the NYPD said. Comment.
Jamaica Estates

Jamaica Estates man killed in L.I. plane crash

A Jamaica Estates man died Tuesday morning after a plane he was piloting crashed in the backyard of a Long Island home, the Suffolk County Police Department said. Comments (1).
Bayside

Vallone bill aims to lessen emergency response times

City Councilman Paul Vallone (D-Bayside) has introduced a bill he hopes will help save lives by cutting down response times for emergency personnel. Comment.
South Ozone Park

NYPD IDs man fatally struck in S. Ozone Park

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.
Breezy Point

Men rescued from inlet near Breezy Point: NYPD

Police pulled two fishermen out of the Rockaway Inlet near Breezy Point Monday afternoon and the two were then treated for hypothermia, the NYPD said. Comment.
Howard Beach

UPDATED: Substance released on A train was Mace: NYPD

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.
Oakland Gardens

Senior killed in Bayside car accident with lightpost

A 91-year-old woman died after her sedan drove onto a Bayside road divider and struck a light pole Friday afternoon, police said. Comments (6).
Sunnyside

Police ID worker killed in Sunnyside school construction site fall

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

Bravest battle two-alarm fire in Astoria building

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).
Glendale

Novelty grenade spurs PS 91 evacuation: NYPD

Students were evacuated from PS 91 in Glendale Thursday after what turned out to be a novelty grenade was discovered in a lunchbox among candy, the NYPD said. Comment.
Willets Point

Bicyclist hit and killed on Roosevelt Avenue: NYPD

A bicyclist was fatally struck while riding on Roosevelt Avenue between 126th Street and Shea Road a little after 12:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. Comments (8).
Flushing

Missing women last seen in Kissena Park: NYPD

Police were looking for a missing 54-year-old Flushing woman who disappeared in Kissena Park Sunday. Comments (4).
East Elmhurst

Cops seek public help in finding missing teen

EAST ELMHURST — Police from the 115th Precinct were asking for the public’s help in finding Elizabeth Larrea, who was last seen May 27 at her 88th Street residence. Comments (2).
Ridgewood

Senior last seen at Ridgewood home: Cops

RIDGEWOOD — Police were searching for a 92-year-old reported missing from his Ridgewood home. Comment.
South Ozone Park

Pedestrian fatally struck in South Ozone Park: Police

A pedestrian died Saturday after he was hit by a car while attempting to cross North Conduit Avenue in South Ozone Park, the NYPD said. Comment.
Flushing

Police search for missing Flushing man

FLUSHING — Police were searching for a missing man who disappeared May 29. Comment.
Far Rockaway

NYPD searching for missing Far Rock man

FAR ROCKAWAY — Police were seeking help in locating a missing Far Rockaway man. Comment.
Queens Village

Cops search for missing Queens Village woman

QUEENS VILLAGE — Police were searching for an elderly woman last seen at her home in Queens Village last week. Comment.
South Jamaica

Police ID officer killed in motorcycle accident

SOUTH JAMAICA — An off-duty police officer was killed in a motorcycle accident in South Jamaica Monday evening, police said. Comments (1).
Forest Hills

Police search for Forest Hills senior

FOREST HILLS — Police requested assistance finding a 79-year-old Forest Hills man who went missing Tuesday, the NYPD said. Comment.
Sunnyside

Elevator worker dies in fall at Sunnyside school site

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.
Queens Village

Pols worry about Creedmoor security

Concern mounted over security at the Creedmoor Psychiatric Center in Queens Village after another patient escaped Tuesday by climbing over a fence, the NYPD said. Comments (2).
South Jamaica

Off duty officer dies in South Jamaica motorcycle accident: NYPD

An off-duty police officer was killed in a motorcycle accident in South Jamaica Monday evening, police said. Comments (2).
Whitestone

Missing Whitestone woman found in Manhattan

Police have found a missing Whitestone woman who disappeared May 9. Comments (1).
Maspeth

Maspeth school safe after gas smell detected: FDNY

Martin Luther School evacuated its Maspeth campus Monday morning due to the smell of gasoline, the FDNY said. Comment.
Far Rockaway

Police searching for missing Far Rock man

FAR ROCKAWAY — Police were asking for help locating a Far Rockaway man reported missing last week. Comments (1).

May, 2014

Astoria

Updated: Man killed in Grand Central car fire caused by metal on roadway: FDNY

A 50-year-old Westchester man died and two people were injured in a car explosion on the Grand Central Parkway near the RFK Bridge Tuesday afternoon, the FDNY said. Comments (4).
St. Albans

St. Albans girl killed in Brooklyn crash: NYPD

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.
Rosedale

Police search for missing Rosedale teenager

ROSEDALE — Police were searching for a missing teen last seen at his home in Rosedale earlier this week. Comment.
Jamaica

Jamaica mother, children reported missing: NYPD

JAMAICA — The NYPD said a 19-year-old mother and her two young children were reported missing from their Jamaica home Wednesday. Comment.
Cambria Heights

Cambria Heights father fatally struck by sedan: NYPD

A Cambria Heights father was struck by a car and killed while bicycling blocks away from his home Friday morning, the NYPD and his mother said. Comments (1).
Ozone Park

Police search for missing Ozone Park teen

OZONE PARK — Police requested assistance finding an 18-year-old man reported missing from his Ozone Park home Wednesday. Comment.
Whitestone

Police search for missing Whitestone woman

Police were looking for a 34-year-old woman who went missing last Friday afternoon in Whitestone. Comment.
Middle Village

Missing Middle Village teen found in Philadelphia

MIDDLE VILLAGE — An 18-year-old Brooklyn Tech student from Middle Village who went missing May 15 was located earlier this week and in good health, the NYPD said. Comment.
Forest Hills

Updated: Truck kills 66-year-old in Forest Hills parking lot: NYPD

A 66-year-old man was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer backing up in a Forest Hills Key Food parking lot at 10:17 a.m. Wednesday, the NYPD said. Comments (3).
Astoria

Police looking for missing Astoria woman

ASTORIA — Police from the 114th Precinct have asked for the public’s help in finding Jaycinth Johnson, a 26-year-old black woman, who was reported missing May 9. Comments (1).
Rockaway Park

Missing Rockaway Park woman located

ROCKAWAY PARK — Police said a 62-year-old woman who had been reported missing has been located. Comment.
Bayside

Police ID Clearview accident victim

Police identified a 51-year-old woman killed in an accident on the Clearview Expressway as Bayside resident Ingrid L. Arcuik. Comments (1).
Cambria Heights

Cops on the lookout for missing Cambria Hts. man

CAMBRIA HEIGHTS — Police were asking for help finding a 21-year-old man who was last seen in Brooklyn over the weekend. Comment.
Ozone Park

Police search for missing Ozone Park senior: NYPD

OZONE PARK — Police were searching for a 67-year-old Ozone Park woman reported missing Tuesday. Comment.
Corona

Corona teen last seen leaving home May 5

CORONA — Police from the 115th Precinct have asked for the public’s help in finding Ophelia Davis, a 16-year-old girl who was last seen leaving her residence on 102nd Street May 5. Comment.
Bayside

Crash on Clearview Expressway leaves one dead: Police

One person was killed Friday afternoon after two vehicles collided on the Clearview Expressway in Bayside, the NYPD said. Comments (8).
Forest Hills

Woman struck and killed on Queens Boulevard identified: NYPD

Police have identified the woman struck and killed by a Chevrolet Malibu on Queens Boulevard last weekend as Rosa Anidjar, 82, of Forest Hills. Comments (2).
Ridgewood

Teen from Ridgewood reported missing: NYPD

RIDGEWOOD — Police requested help finding a 14-year-old Ridgewood girl who went missing, the NYPD said. Comment.
Ozone Park

Cyclist dies in accident with van in Ozone Park: NYPD

A 40-year-old cyclist was struck and killed Sunday night when he collided with a black Mercedes Benz van driving along Rockaway Boulevard near 90th Street, police said. Comments (1).
Rego Park

Cops search for missing man from Rego Park

REGO PARK — Police requested help locating a 73-year-old Rego Park man who was reported missing Tuesday, the NYPD said. Comment.
Rego Park

Police seek help finding missing Rego Park man

REGO PARK — Police requested help locating a 79-year-old Rego Park man who went missing May 5, the NYPD said. Comment.
Letters

Families grateful for people’s support

On April 4, four young people were taken from us unexpectedly in a car accident in Steinway Creek. Comments (1).
South Jamaica

Cops look for boy, 7, last seen in S. Jamaica

SOUTH JAMAICA — Police were asking for help finding a young Brooklyn boy who was last seen in Queens Monday. Comment.
St. Albans

St. Albans girl dead in Brooklyn hit-run

Funeral arrangements have been made for the 9-year-old St. Albans girl who was killed in a car crash in Brooklyn over the weekend. Comment.
Elmhurst

Motorist, 77, critical after crash on Northern Boulevard

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.
Elmhurst

Motorist, 77, critical after crash on Northern Boulevard

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).
Glen Oaks

Police on the lookout for teenager last seen at North Shore-LIJ

GLEN OAKS — Police were looking for a teenager who went missing from North Shore-LIJ last week, the NYPD said. Comments (1).
Forest Hills

Pedestrian fatally struck on Queens Boulevard: Police

A pedestrian trying to cross Queens Boulevard in Forest Hills was hit and killed by a car Saturday night, the NYPD said. Comments (2).
Far Rockaway

NYPD searches for missing Far Rock woman

FAR ROCKAWAY — Police were searching for a missing woman last seen April 24 in Far Rockaway, the NYPD said. Comment.
Flushing

Van driver and nine others injured in Flushing bus collision: NYPD

Ten people were taken to the hospital Friday night after a van collided with an MTA bus on Northern Boulevard in Flushing, the NYPD said. Comment.
Richmond Hill

Pedestrians killed on Atlantic Ave.

Two pedestrians were struck and killed on Atlantic Avenue in separate accidents within three days last week, police said. Comment.
Bayside

Oakland Gardens man killed in LIE accident: NYPD

A 22-year-old Oakland Gardens man was killed early Thursday morning after his vehicle struck the wall of a ramp on the Long Island Expressway in Bayside, the NYPD said. Comments (2).

April, 2014

Richmond Hill

Pedestrian killed in late night accident in Richmond Hill: NYPD

A father of four was struck and killed by a car in Richmond Hill Saturday night while trying to cross the street, police said. Comments (1).
Astoria

Motorcycle rider critically injured in Astoria accident: NYPD

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).
Flushing

Flushing man found dead at karaoke bar: Cops

A 49-year-old man was found dead in a Flushing karaoke bar late Saturday night after he dozed off and never woke up, police said. Comment.
Queens Village

Cops on lookout for missing Queens Village teen

QUEENS VILLAGE — Police were asking for help finding a missing teen who was last seen wearing a pair of gold-colored Nike sneakers. Comment.
Bayside

Police searching for missing Bayside teen

BAYSIDE — Police were asking for the public’s help locating a missing Bayside girl, the NYPD said. Comments (7).
Bayside

NYPD searching for two missing Bayside teens

BAYSIDE — Police were searching for two Hispanic teenage girls, who went missing from the same address in Bayside last week. Comment.
Woodhaven

Pedestrian killed crossing Atlantic Avenue: NYPD

An unidentified man was struck and killed by a white box truck while crossing Atlantic Avenue near 85th Street in Woodhaven at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, the NYPD said. Comments (4).
Ridgewood

Fire rips through Ridgewood home: FDNY

More than 60 firefighters descended on Fresh Pond Road in Ridgewood Thursday after police officers spotted smoke billowing out of the front window of a private home, the FDNY and NYPD said. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Massive five-alarm blaze in Jackson Heights under investigation

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.
Far Rockaway

FDNY, DOI examining ambulance delay in fatal Far Rockaway fire

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.
Jackson Heights

Five-alarm blaze rips through Bruson Building in Jackson Heights

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.
Flushing

Search still on for Flushing man five months later

FLUSHING — Police were seeking the public’s help finding a Flushing man who has been missing for five months. Comment.
Rosedale

Police looking for missing Rosedale senior

ROSEDALE — The police were looking for an elderly man who was last seen leaving his home last Monday. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Bravest battle four-alarm blaze in Jackson Heights

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.
Jackson Heights

Police looking for missing Jackson Heights teen

JACKSON HEIGHTS — Police were asking for the public’s help in locating a missing Jackson Heights teen last seen April 4. Comment.
Far Rockaway

Two 4-year-olds die in Far Rockaway fire: NYPD

A Far Rockaway block spent Easter morning mourning the death of two 4-year-olds, killed in a blaze that the FDNY said was sparked by youth fire play late Saturday night. Comment.
Jackson Heights

NYPD searching for missing Jax Heights teen

JACKSON HEIGHTS — Police were searching for a teenager they said disappeared from Jackson Heights last weekend. Comment.
St. Albans

Cops on the lookout for missing St. Albans woman

ST. ALBANS — The Police Department was asking for help finding a woman who was last seen at her home last Saturday, the NYPD said. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Jackson Heights teen last seen April 7: Cops

JACKSON HEIGHTS — Police from the 115th Precinct are asking for the public’s help in finding Joseph Alzate, a 14-year-old Hispanic teen last seen April 7 at his home on 94th Street. Comment.
Corona

Police search for missing Corona teen

CORONA — Police from the 110th Precinct were asking for the public’s help in locating 16-year-old Cesar Suazo of Corona. Comment.
Letters

City must find better way of treating the mentally ill

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).
Richmond Hill

Richmond Hill located, reunited with family: NYPD

RICHMOND HILL — Police said a Richmond Hill man went missing from Manhattan last week has been located. Comment.
Long Island City

Avonte tried to run away the day before

The day before Avonte Oquendo disappeared from his school in Long Island City, the teen tried to run away during his class’ lunch break, his family’s lawyer said new documents revealed. Comment.
Astoria

Relatives mourn four killed in Steinway Creek accident

Loved ones were mourning four East Elmhurst friends killed when a car plunged into Steinway Creek Friday night and became fully submerged in the Astoria waterway. Comment.
Springfield Gardens

Springfield Gardens senior found dead in L.I.: Cops

SPRINGFIELD GARDENS — Police said the body of a senior who went missing from his home on 173rd Street Saturday was found in the water off Long Island. Comment.
Astoria

Decomposed woman’s body found on Astoria shoreline: Police

The decomposed body of a woman was discovered washed up on the shore near Astoria Park Saturday, police said. Comment.
Astoria

Gianaris calls for safety review after fatal Steinway Creek plunge

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

Cops on the lookout for missing Woodside man

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.
Astoria

Updated: Police ID four killed after car plunges into Steinway Creek

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.
Astoria

Police looking for missing Astoria man

ASTORIA — Police from the 114th Precinct were asking for the public’s help in finding Aristofan Amira, a 60-year-old white man last seen March 28 at 10 a.m. Comment.
Astoria

Updated: Four killed after car plunges into water in Astoria: Police

Update: Police ID creek plunge victims Comments (1).
Rosedale

NYPD hunting for missing Rosedale girl

ROSEDALE — Police were asking for help finding a teenage girl who was last seen at her home Monday. Comment.

March, 2014

East Elmhurst

Pedestrian killed crossing GCP: Police

A Flushing man was killed Friday night after he was hit by two cars while trying to cross the Grand Central Parkway near 31st Drive in East Elmhurst, the NYPD said. Comments (2).
Auburndale

Toddler in critical condition after being hit by car in Auburndale: NYPD

Police were investigating a car accident Monday afternoon that left a 2-year-old boy in critical condition after he was hit by a car on an Auburndale street, the NYPD said. Comment.
Bayside

Bravest battle Bayside house fire for 90 minutes without injuries

Firefighters battled a roaring blaze with 20-foot flames Monday night at a vacant Bayside home that was preparing for construction, neighbors said. Comment.
South Richmond Hill

S. Richmond Hill blaze rips through family home: FDNY

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).
Long Island City

Avonte’s teacher was told of teen’s tendency to run: Report

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.
Ridgewood

Ridgewood EMTs city’s first to employ anti-opiate drug

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.
Bayside

Bravest battle Bayside house fire

A fire in the second story of a Bayside home burned for nearly an hour and a half Monday night, but there were no injuries, a spokesman for the Fire Department said. Comment.
Edgemere

Body discovered in trash bag on Far Rock beach: Police

Cops made a grim discovery Monday morning when they found an unidentified man’s lifeless body inside a trash bag near the beach in Far Rockaway. Comments (1).
Astoria

Pedestrian hit by cab in Astoria expected to survive: NYPD

A 27-year-old man who was struck by a livery cab early Sunday morning in Astoria is expected to survive, the NYPD said. Comment.
Queens Village

Police search for missing teen from Queens Village

QUEENS VILLAGE — Police were searching for a missing teenager they said was last seen leaving his school in Queens Village. Comment.
South Richmond Hill

Three-alarm blaze rips through two S. Richmond Hill homes: FDNY

A three-alarm fire destroyed a family’s home in South Richmond Hill Sunday morning after it ignited in the vacant house next door, the FDNY said. Comments (2).
Rosedale

Cops on the lookout for missing teenage girl, 14

ROSEDALE — Police were looking for a teenage girl who went missing last month. Comment.
Long Island City

Car accident leaves one dead, two injured in LIC

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.
Forest Hills

Three boro residents dead in separate cases

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).
Jamaica Hills

Cops hunt for missing man from Jamaica Hills

JAMAICA HILLS — Police were seeking the public’s help in finding a missing 54-year-old man who disappeared March 2. Comment.
Pomonok

Updated: Gas turned off at Pomonok Houses because of leak

More than 240 apartments in a Flushing housing complex have been left without gas since Thursday evening because of a leaking pipe, a Con Edison spokesman said. Comments (1).
Sunnyside

Sunnyside senior last seen on Queens Boulevard

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.
Rego Park

Police searching for missing Rego Park senior

REGO PARK — Police were searching for an elderly Rego Park man who had been missing since March 8. Comment.
Long Island City

Updated: Woman’s body found in water near Gantry Plaza: NYPD

Police officers found a 51-year-old woman’s body in the East River near the coast of Gantry Plaza State Park Saturday morning, the NYPD said. Comment.
Flushing

Man found dead in Flushing construction site: NYPD

FLUSHING — Police said officers believe a construction worker fell to his death while working at a Flushing site Saturday evening. Comments (1).
Lindenwood

Bravest battle third-alarm blaze in Lindenwood: FDNY

LINDENWOOD — About 105 firefighters responded to a brush fire near 76-08 156th Ave. in Lindenwood Saturday evening, the FDNY said. Comment.
Bayside

Fire sparked by gas leak damages Bayside home

Four people escaped injury Monday morning after an electrical spark caused a fire to break out in the basement of a Bayside home, the FDNY said. Comment.
St. Albans

Cops look for missing teen with hand tattoo

ST. ALBANS — Police were looking for a teenage girl with a tattoo on her hand who went missing last weekend, the NYPD said. Comments (2).
Emergencies

Cops search for S.I. man last seen leaving for Queens job

STATEN ISLAND — Police were searching for a missing Staten Island man they say was last seen leaving to go to his job in Queens. Comment.
Howard Beach

Woman found dead in Howard Beach motel: NYPD

HOWARD BEACH — Police were investigating the death of a 22-year-old woman found unconscious in Surfside Motel Saturday morning, the NYPD said. Comments (1).
Maspeth

Maspeth man dies in motorcycle crash: NYPD

MASPETH — A 47-year-old Maspeth man died after his motorcycle struck a Lexus Sedan in Brooklyn Sunday, the NYPD said. Comment.
Flushing

Police search for missing Flushing woman

FLUSHING — Police were looking for a missing 19-year-old woman who was last seen leaving a store on East Broadway in Manhattan Tuesday, the NYPD said. Comment.
Astoria

Authorities looking for missing South Ozone Park man

SOUTH OZONE PARK — Police were searching for a man they say went missing after a visit with his mother in western Queens. Comment.
Woodhaven

Authorities trying to identify man found in Woodhaven

WOODHAVEN — Police were asking for help identifying a man who was found in Woodhaven without identification March 1 and can not communicate. Comment.
Maspeth

69-year-old Glendale man dies after van backs into him: Cops

A 69-year-old Glendale man died after a van backing out of a driveway in Maspeth struck him last week, police said. Comment.
Bayside

Spark ignites flames in basement of Bayside home

Four people escaped injury Monday morning after an electrical spark caused a fire to break out in the basement of a Bayside home, the FDNY said. Comments (1).
Springfield Gardens

Teen missing from Springfield Gardens: Police

SPRINGFIELD GARDENS — Police were looking for a teenager who disappeared last week. Comment.
Jamaica

Jamaica teenager reported missing

JAMAICA — The NYPD was looking for a 19-year-old man who went missing last week. Comment.
Maspeth

Man struck by van in Maspeth dies: NYPD

A man died Thursday night when a van backing out of a driveway in Maspeth struck him, police said. Comments (4).
Ridgewood

Ridgewood house fire leaves 92-year-old dead

A Ridgewood blaze left two brothers without a mother or home Monday. Comment.
Auburndale

Toddler will recover from Flushing crash

The 2-year-old boy who was hit by a car on an Auburndale street Monday afternoon is expected to make a full recovery, the principal of his brother’s school said. Comments (1).
Auburndale

Boy hit by car in Auburndale expected to recover

The 2-year-old boy who was hit by a car on an Auburndale street Monday afternoon is expected to make a full recovery, the principal of his brother’s school said. Comments (9).
Ridgewood

Elderly woman found dead by Bravest battling Ridgewood fire

Police said a 92-year-old woman died after a fire ripped through her two-story Ridgewood home Monday morning. Comment.
Flushing

Cops looking for missing Flushing man

FLUSHING — Police were looking for an Asian man who was reported missing Saturday. Comment.

February, 2014

College Point

Avonte’s family still in the dark after medical examiner’s report

Avonte Oquendo’s family did not receive the kind of closure they were hoping to get this week when the medical examiner concluded the autistic teen’s cause of death could not be determined. Comment.
Forest Hills

Two people injured when plow knocks trash can through eatery window: Authorities

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).
College Point

Cause of Avonte’s death ruled undetermined by ME

The mystery of Avonte Oquendo’s death did not become any clearer Thursday when the city medical examiner concluded the cause and manner of the boy’s death was undetermined. Comment.
South Jamaica

Electric wires sparked S. Jamaica fire: FDNY

Fire marshals determined electrical wiring sparked the two-alarm blaze that damaged a South Jamaica church Monday and sent four firefighters to the hospital. Comment.
Rego Park

UPDATED: Fires break out in two western Queens malls

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).
Long Island City

FDNY credits Bravest with coming to aid of woman and children

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.
Queensbridge

Japanese student remembered at vigil one year after he was fatally struck by police vehicle

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.
Long Island City

Taxi ends up colliding with coffee shop wall in LIC accident

LONG ISLAND CITY — Emergency responders were called to a three-car collision in Long Island City Friday. Comment.
Forest Hills

Plow incident damages Exo Cafe in Forest Hills

The owner of a Forest Hills café inundated with snow after a plow accident last Thursday said the debacle has been his biggest headache since opening the restaurant three years ago. Comment.
Flushing

Oakland Gardens teen ID’d in LIE crash

A 16-year-old Oakland Gardens girl who died in a car crash on the Long Island Expressway in Flushing early Tuesday morning was identified by police as Jennifer Gao. Comments (15).
Oakland Gardens

Deng death similar to Flushing case

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.
Little Neck

Bravest battle Little Neck blaze for half hour: FDNY

LITTLE NECK — Residents of a two-story home escaped injury during a house fire in Little Neck Wednesday, according to the FDNY. Comment.
College Point

Dead body found on College Point shore: NYPD

An unidentified man was found dead on the College Point shoreline Tuesday afternoon, police said. Comment.
Flushing

Two die in one-car crash on LIE: Police

Two unidentified people died after their car hurtled off of the Long Island Expressway, turned on its side and struck a tree in Flushing just before 1 a.m. Tuesday, the NYPD said. Comments (5).
Jamaica

Cops on the look out of missing elderly man

JAMAICA — The Police Department is asking people to keep their eyes peeled for an elderly man who went missing over the weekend. Comment.
South Jamaica

Four firefighters injured in two-alarm church blaze: FDNY

A two-alarm blaze ripped through a South Jamaica church early Monday morning, sending four firefighters to Jamaica Hospital with minor injuries, the FDNY said. Comment.
St. Albans

St. Albans teenager reported missing

ST. ALBANS — Police were trying to find a missing teenager who was last seen at his home on 118th Avenue Monday. Comments (1).
Ozone Park

Police seek help finding missing boro woman

OZONE PARK — Police were seeking assistance in locating a 50-year-old Ozone Park woman reported missing Sunday. Comment.
Rosedale

Head-on crash in Rosedale sends two drivers to the hospital: Police

Two drivers were rushed to Jamaica Hospital with serious injuries following a head-on collision in Rosedale Friday night, police said. Comments (1).
St. Albans

NYPD looks for missing St. Albans teen

ST ALBANS — Police were asking for the public’s help finding a St. Albans teen who went missing Feb. 3. Comment.
East Elmhurst

City to pay Corona mom $2.5M for son’s death

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).
Ridgewood

NYPD asks for help finding missing teen

RIDGEWOOD — Police were seeking assistance in their search for a missing Ridgewood 15-year-old. Comments (3).
East Elmhurst

SUV flipped on side following multi-car accident

At least three vehicles, including one SUV that was flipped on its side, were involved in an accident on the eastbound Grand Central Parkway Saturday morning. Comment.
Bellerose

Creedmoor escapee caught in Tennessee

BELLEROSE — Police said the ex-con who escaped from the Creedmoor psychiatric hospital last week was picked up a few days later at a bus depot in Tennessee. Comment.
South Jamaica

Medical examiner to determine cause of South Jamaica toddler’s death

Authorities were investigating the death of a two-year-old boy from South Jamaica Tuesday afternoon, the NYPD said. Comments (1).
Jackson Heights

Updated: Bus fatally strikes Bronx woman crossing Jackson Heights street: NYPD

A Bronx woman was struck and killed by a Q53 bus Monday night while crossing Broadway and 74th Street in Jackson Heights around 6 p.m., the NYPD said. Comments (1).
Forest Hills

Woman hit by Q64 plans to sue MTA

An 84-year-old woman who was struck by a city bus in Forest Hills and lost a foot has served notice that she plans to file a $10 million lawsuit against the bus driver and the city. Comment.
Sunnyside

Five hurt in Sunnyside hit-and-run: Authorities

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).

January, 2014

Murray Hill

Authorities identify man killed in Flushing blaze

A 63-year-old man who was found dead after a fire broke out in his basement apartment last week has been identified by police as Richard Winckler. Comments (1).
Kew Gardens

Authorities investigating fatal Kew Gardens blast

A 70-year-old man was killed in what authorities described as a small explosion in his Kew Gardens apartment Monday night. Comment.
Forest Hills

Police officers revive heart attack victim while responding to noise complaint

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.
Rego Park

DOJ to pay for voluntary tracking devices for autistic children: Schumer

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.
Ditmars

Updated: Driver charged with heroin possession in Astoria crash with parked van: Police

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).
Rego Park

$10M bill would fund tracking program for autistic children

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.
Astoria

Updated: Man’s body recovered from Astoria shore

Authorities pulled the body of an unidentified man from the rocky shoreline of the East River in Astoria Monday morning, a spokeswoman for the NYPD said. Comments (3).
Corona

Police looking for missing Corona teen

CORONA — Police were searching for a missing teen girl. Comment.
Flushing

Cops on the lookout for missing Flushing man

FLUSHING — Police were asking for the public’s help in locating a missing Flushing man. Comment.
Rego Park

Hundreds pack Manhattan church for Avonte’s funeral

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).
Elmhurst

Cops searching for missing Elmhurst girl

ELMHURST — Police from the 114th Precinct were asking the public’s help in finding a missing 12-year-old girl. Comment.
Bellerose

Teen disappears in Bellerose

BELLEROSE — Police were searching for a missing teen last seen Jan. 15, according to the 105th Precinct. Comments (1).
Murray Hill

Murray Hill senior found dead after fire in his apartment

A 63-year-old man was found dead after a fire broke out in his basement apartment Friday morning, the FDNY said. Comments (2).
Long Island City

Avonte’s funeral set for Saturday

New York City will say goodbye to Avonte Oquendo Saturday. Comment.
College Point

Avonte’s mother files court papers requesting info on son’s disappearence

In her search to know what happened to her autistic son, Avonte Oquendo’s mother filed court papers Wednesday challenging the NYPD to release information about his disappearance. Comment.
College Point

Avonte’s kin ready to sue city for death

Avonte Oquendo’s mother refused to believe her son was not coming home until she had absolute proof. Comment.
Maspeth

Funeral held for Elmhurst pedestrian fatally struck by SUV

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.
College Point

Updated: Avonte’s mother learns that her missing son’s remains were found in College Point

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).
College Point

Police find head and second arm that could belong to Avonte Oquendo

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).
South Jamaica

Cops on the lookout for missing 12-year-old girl

SOUTH JAMAICA — Police were asking the public to help find a missing 12-year-old girl. Comments (1).
Maspeth

Elmhurst senior fatally struck by SUV in Maspeth: NYPD

A 68-year-old woman was killed when she was struck by an SUV as she crossed Grand Avenue Saturday morning en route to Maspeth Bingo Hall, authorities and a witness said. Comments (4).
Bellerose

Pedestrian struck and killed on Cross Island Parkway: Police

A man was fatally struck by an SUV on the Cross Island Parkway in Bellerose Saturday morning, the NYPD said. Comments (1).
East Elmhurst

One hurt in GCP accident: FDNY

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.
Jackson Heights

Teenage girl missing from western Queens

JACKSON HEIGHTS — Authorities were trying to find a missing teen last seen within the confines of the 115th Precinct. Comment.
Astoria

Astoria man last seen in his home

ASTORIA — Police from the 114th Precinct were seeking the public’s help in finding a missing Astoria man. Comment.
College Point

Body parts found that could belong to missing boy Avonte

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).
Forest Hills

Woman struck by bus in critical condition: FDNY

FOREST HILLS — A pedestrian was rushed to the hospital after being struck by an MTA bus at the corner of Queens Boulevard and 71st Avenue Wednesday morning, police said. Comment.
Kew Gardens

Kew Gdns man commits suicide with firework: FDNY

A Kew Gardens man who suffered from throat cancer used an explosive to end his life in his second-floor flat Monday, police and neighbors said. Comments (2).
Jackson Heights

Boy’s funeral draws crowd of thousands

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.
Cambria Heights

Police on the lookout for missing elderly man

CAMBRIA HEIGHTS — Police were looking for an elderly man who went missing from his home on 229th Street last week. Comment.
Bayside

FDNY offers CB 11 winter fire safety tips

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.
College Point

Police look for missing College Point man

COLLEGE POINT — Police were seeking the public’s help in finding a missing 40-year-old man who disappeared Dec. 30. Comments (3).
Ridgewood

NYPD asks for help finding missing man

RIDGEWOOD — The NYPD has requested the public’s assistance in finding a 90-year-old who went missing Dec. 31. Comment.
South Ozone Park

Police seek missing senior in S. Ozone Park

SOUTH OZONE PARK — Police were searching for a 73-year-old man who went missing Dec. 31. Comment.
Jamaica Hills

Woman killed crossing street in Jamaica Hills: NYPD

A Jamaica Hills woman was killed Sunday night when she was hit by a car while crossing the street near her home, police said. Comments (2).
Jamaica

Queens braces for the deep freeze

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.
Jamaica

Plane skids off slick JFK runway into snowbank

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.
Richmond Hill

Taxi driver killed in Richmond Hill crash with parked cars: NYPD

A Kew Gardens resident driving a yellow cab was killed after his vehicle struck two parked cars on a Richmond Hill street Friday afternoon, police said, Comment.
Rosedale

Rosedale teen last seen at home

ROSEDALE — Police were looking for a teenage girl who went missing from her home last week. Comment.
Woodside

Police look for missing Sunnyside woman

SUNNYSIDE — Police were looking for a missing 27-year-old Hispanic woman with a light complexion who was last seen leaving her Woodside residence Dec. 26. Comments (1).
Woodside

New mayor says city workers met snow storm challege

Mayor Bill de Blasio came to a Sanitation Department depot in Woodside Friday to praise workers for their response to the snowstorm that dumped nearly 10 inches on the city. Comment.
East Elmhurst

Fireplace sparks started East Elmhurst blaze that killed 7-year-old: FDNY

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).
Jamaica

Missing Jamaica man found dead in Central Park lake

An NYPD Scuba team discovered the body of a missing Bangladeshi college student in Central Park Wednesday who had been staying with family in Jamaica before he disappeared. Comment.
Little Neck

Man dies in LIE car crash

A 31-year-old Long Island man was killed around 4:50 a.m. Wednesday when his Ford van struck a flatbed truck on the Long Island Expressway in Queens, police said. Comments (2).
East Elmhurst

East Elmhurst child killed in New Year’s fire: Police

A 7-year-old boy was killed and a 13-year-old boy was injured in a New Year’s Day blaze in East Elmhurst, the NYPD said. Comments (4).
Flushing

Two die in separate Flushing crashes: NYPD

Two people lost their lives in northeast Queens crashes in less than 12 hours of the New Year’s holiday, police said. Comments (17).
Flushing

Police look for missing 15-year-old student

FLUSHING — Police were seeking the public’s help in finding a missing 15-year-old boy. Comment.
Richmond Hill

Cops looking for missing Rich Hill teen girl

RICHMOND HILL — Police were looking for a missing 13-year-old girl from Richmond Hill. Comment.

December, 2013

Floral Park

Floral Park man died near Inwood Club club: Police

FLORAL PARK — Police found a 30-year-old Queens man dead outside a Manhattan night club early Saturday morning, the NYPD said. Comment.
Woodside

Queens derailment victim worked with severely ill children

At age 35, Kisook Ahn was the youngest of the four victims in Sunday’s Metro-North derailment in the Bronx that injured 63 others, the MTA Police Department said. Comment.
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