Wednesday, July 30, 2014


Biz service comes to Flushing

In an attempt to widen Asian-American merchants’ access to small business services, LaGuardia Community College has started providing an adviser at the Flushing branch of the Queens Library one day a week. Comments (5)

DEP to neutralize floodings with SE Queens storm sewers

Help is on the way for southeast Queens residents who suffer chronic floods in their homes and in their streets everytime heavy rain falls. Comment
Long Island City

LIC now home to weekly eatery strolls

A new walking tour for foodies made its debut in Long Island City last week. Comments (4)

Woodhaven civic fights graffiti

The Woodhaven Residents’ Blocks Association wants to keep 311 busy. Comments (1)

Book passage with Astoria’s newest Thai restaurant

Just when we thought we had encountered all the varied cooking styles of Thailand on offer in Queens, a new eatery comes along to burst our bubble. Comments (1)

Peralta helped keep our children safe

As president of the Friends of the Lefrak City Library and a member of the community, I want to publicly thank state Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst) for resolving an important community concern by helping us secure a crossing guard for our school children at the busy and dangerous intersection of Horace Harding Expressway and Junction Boulevard adjacent to the Long Island Expressway. Comment

Tuesday, July 29, 2014


Avella secures $2 million for Queens College labs

One of Queens College’s older research laboratories is set to be revamped. Comments (1)

DOE street cleaning comes to Myrtle and Grand

Judging by her discretionary funding allocations, City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley (D-Glendale) put a priority on a pristine pavement. Comments (3)
Rego Park

Rego Park resident to challenge Joseph Addabbo

Queens Republicans announced a Rego Park resident will assume the candidacy left vacant when former City Councilman Thomas Ognibene opted not to run for state Senate. Comments (1)
St. Albans

Family Day held in St. Albans Park

Families flocked to St. Albans Park Saturday for Family Day, sponsored by Councilman Daneek Miller. The event featured food, dancing and pony rides. Comments (2)

There’s more to mayor’s vacation

Only a politically naive person would believe Mayor Bill de Blasio is vacationing in Italy when the major impetus for this trip is to meet with some of his leftist Italian comrades of the Democratic Party of the Left, the nom de guerre of the Italian Communist Party after its 1991 reorganization. Comment

Monday, July 28, 2014


Hollis scholarships send a dozen students to college

Jeff Oyo is enjoying his last vacation days. Comment
Fresh Meadows

Pols to hold hearing on restoring public transit in parts of borough

Two state lawmakers from Queens are gearing up to address the transportation woes that constituents in the outer parts of the borough say they have suffered through for too long. Comments (1)

GOP hopeful mulls reality TV appearance

A long-shot Republican candidate who is challenging U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Astoria) has considered venturing into the world of reality TV. Comment

Avella gets nod from firefighters

Some of New York’s Bravest have decided to tip their firefighter hats toward state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) in his re-election campaign this week. Comments (1)

Scholarship offers piling up for CK’s Alkins

Rawle Alkins isn’t fazed by having some of the nation’s best college programs and coaches getting in line for his services. Comment
South Jamaica

S. Jam. man charged in violent crime spree: Cops

SOUTH JAMAICA — A South Jamaica man was arrested last weekend after allegedly going on a crime spree in Brooklyn that included two carjackings, a shooting and multiple hit-and-runs, the NYPD said. Comments (2)

QueensLine: Singer Guthrie died at Creedmoor in Queens Village

Iconic folk singer, radio host, author and political activist Woody Guthrie’s songs changed the landscape of American music and influenced generations of performers from Bob Dylan to Pete Seeger and Bruce Springsteen. Comment

Civic needs to meet chancellor

On Feb. 28, the Auburndale Improvement Association Inc. sent city Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña a letter requesting to meet with her regarding PS 130, at 200-01 42nd Ave. in Bayside. Comment

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Howard Beach

How to brace for disaster

The New York Academy of Medicine released a report this week outlining recommendations on how communities across the city can become better prepared to help senior citizens in the event of an emergency, including weather disasters such as Superstorm Sandy. Comment

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

Garage in Bayside hit by SUV

BAYSIDE - An SUV struck the exterior of a home, at 221-06 39th Ave. in Bayside, Monday evening after the driver, according to witnesses, pressed on the accelerator while the vehicle was in reverse gear. Comments (5)

Hollis robber freed a year early by mistake

JAMAICA — A convicted robber who was released mistakenly from jail a year early is back behind bars. Comments (3)
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
New Voices

DACA helps protect undocumented immigrants

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals was a federal directive that, in 2012, allowed undocumented immigrants who entered the United States before age 16 to remain the in the United States for a period of two years and receive authorization to work. Comments (6)

Let teachers evaluate principals

Should teachers evaluate the performance of their principals? Comment

Saturday, July 26, 2014


Jamaica festival returns with theme for each block

JAMS is back for its 18th annual festival. Comments (1)
Breezy Point

Mother, daughter finally return to home hit by Sandy

For almost two years, Doris Gresser, 73, and daughter Lorraine Burke, 50, contemplated if they would ever return to their Hurricane Sandy-ravaged home in Breezy Point, but last week there was a light at the end of a dark tunnel when they went back to a perfectly refurbished dwelling. Comment

New art exhibition asks ‘What’s up Doc?’

Perhaps you are not familiar with the name Chuck Jones, but you likely are well versed in his animated legacy encompassing Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, the Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote. Comment
College Point

City Council wants fed funds for Avonte

The City Council released its federal agenda this week and named securing funds for Avonte’s Law as one of its top priorities alongside education, housing and Superstorm Sandy recovery. Comments (1)

Two charged in Ridgewood attempted rape: NYPD

RIDGEWOOD — Police arrested two men and charged them with attempting to rape a woman in Ridgewood, the NYPD said. Comments (1)
Block Shots

Even if you do not believe, at least watch the Mets

It’s not time to start yelling “You gotta believe” through the streets of New York City just yet, but the New York Mets certainly have made themselves a must-watch for the second half of the regular season. Comment

Guyanese woman missing in Queens

JAMAICA — Police were searching for a Guyanese woman who was last seen last Thursday in the vicinity of 111th Avenue, in Jamaica. Comment

Motorcyclist injured in collision with car: NYPD

WHITESTONE - A motorcycle collided with a truck at the intersection of Francis Lewis and Willets Point boulevards Tuesday afternoon. According to the NYPD, the driver of the motorcycle, a man in his 30s, was removed to New York Hospital Queens in critical condition. The NYPD Collision Investigation Squad was looking into the incident. Comment

Politicians only care about votes

There are few politicians who are sincerely in the game to help the people. After all, look how they are being indicted one after the other. They con the people for votes, then rob them. Comments (8)

Friday, July 25, 2014

Jamaica Estates

Pioneer Ferraro remembered in daughter’s film

Exactly 30 years after Geraldine Ferraro became the first female vice presidential nominee of a major American political party, her daughter Donna Zaccaro felt her mother’s story was just as important as it ever was. Comment
Kew Gardens

City fights sex trafficking

When Kika Cerpa fell victim to sex traffickers in 1993, she felt helpless. Comments (4)

New K-Bridge to replace the tired Kosciuszko

They call it the K-Bridge and the state Department of Transportation says it is a project that will transform the Queens skyline with a sleek modern structure across Newtown Creek. Comment

Critics demand more affordable housing at Astoria Cove

More affordable housing units are coming to the Astoria Cove five-building waterfront complex. Comment

New bus line in Rosedale to shorten long commute

Rosedale and Far Rockaway residents will keep an eye on the New York City Transit/MTA Bus meeting that is scheduled to take place Monday at MTA headquarters. Comment
Little Neck

Lally edges Labate to take GOP race

After more than three weeks of waiting, Grant Lally was declared the winner last week of a June 24 congressional Republican primary and will move on in his quest to unseat U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-Melville) in November. Comment
Howard Beach

Audit finds lax oversight of post-Sandy shelter contracts

A recent audit found the city struggled to monitor nearly $20 million in emergency contracts to house and support families after Hurricane Sandy, with lapses severe enough to threaten reimbursement from the federal government. Comment

Flushing doc convicted of manslaughter

A doctor, who prosecutors said illegally prescribed lethal doses to two patients from his Flushing clinic, was convicted of manslaughter charges last week. Comments (5)

Latino festival bounces back

¡Excellente! Comment

Lindenwood flood claim offers begin

City Comptroller Scott Stringer’s office said this week it had begun offering settlements to Lindenwood residents whose homes were damaged by a sewage plant spill April 30. Comment

Senior citizen robbed outside Woodside market: Cops

WOODSIDE — Police from the 114th Precinct were searching for a suspect they say robbed a 90-year-old man outside a Stop and Shop supermarket, at 34-51 48th St. in Woodside, Friday. Comment

SJU alum makes name for himself playing basketball in France

Justin Burrell is quickly making his way up the professional ranks overseas. Comment

Store workers stabbed with ice pick: Police

JAMAICA — A shoplifter stabbed two store employees with an ice pick Monday evening as he was trying to leave a business on Jamaica Avenue with stolen merchandise, police said. Comments (1)
Mayoral Spin Cycle

Do not be surprised if it’s Cuomo vs. Clinton in 2016

Those of us who are native New Yorkers like to think that the sun revolves around Times Square — or Queens Boulevard or Eastern Parkway or the Grand Concourse — depending on which borough you call home. Comments (2)

Not a Staycation

There have been some discreet and not so discreet grumblings in Queens about the new mayor taking a nine-day family vacation so early into his first term. Comments (2)

Thursday, July 24, 2014


Halloran calls alleged bribes consulting fees

Daniel Halloran may be the most talkative witness in his federal corruption trial. Comment

Donations pour in for 2017

Although the next round of city elections is more than three years away, the delay has not stopped those with special interests from contributing to the tens of thousands of dollars amassed in Queens elected officials’ campaign coffers. Comments (2)

Katz and de Blasio remove eight Queens Library board members

Borough President Melinda Katz and Mayor Bill de Blasio have removed eight members from the Queens Library’s board of trustees after they refused to oust the nonprofit’s embattled president, Thomas Galante. Comment

Bellerose wants tunnel repaired

State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) is calling on the city to repair a pedestrian tunnel in Bellerose that residents say has deteriorated to the point of being unsafe. Comment

DHS shelters children from rally

Protesters returned to Elmhurst’s Pan American Hotel Tuesday for a third rally against the city since it converted the 216-unit building into a homeless shelter June 6. Comments (3)

Boro GOP late on filings

The Queens GOP locked itself out of official campaign coffers’ ledgers — and not because of inner-party bickering. Comment
Jackson Heights

Crowley’s new bill encourages workers to use Citi Bike

U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Jackson Heights) rode a Citibike onto Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights, where he announced new legislation that would allow workers to use their pre-tax commuter benefits for bike share programs. Comments (1)
East Elmhurst

PA 9/11 hero retires at LaGuardia event

After 34 years on the job, Lt. David Lim decided it was time for the final roll call last Thursday at LaGuardia Airport and retirement from the Port Authority Police Department. Comment
Long Island City

MTA shuts down G subway line in LIC

More subway service shutdowns are on the way for Long Island City. Comment
Long Island City

LIC restaurants targeted during crime spree

An emergency town tall meeting was scheduled for next week to discuss the recent rash of restaurant burglaries that have struck Long Island City in the last month. Comments (1)
Forest Hills

GOP politico Haggerty returns to prison

Queens’ GOP operative John Haggerty is back behind bars, the Manhattan DA said. Comment
Fresh Meadows

Fresh Meadows fears thieves

A newly discovered burglary trend has Fresh Meadows residents fearing that their neighborhood has become a target for crime. Comments (5)
Floral Park

Daddario, 98, headed Creedmoor civic group

Beloved Bellerose civic leader Rose Daddario, 98, died July 9. Comments (1)

Man shot on Beach Channel Drive: NYPD

ARVERNE — A 30-year-old man was shot in Arverne Monday afternoon and brought to Jamaica Hospital with non-life-threatening wounds, the NYPD said. Comment

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


Katz and de Blasio remove eight Queens Library board members

Borough President Melinda Katz and Mayor Bill de Blasio have removed eight members from the Queens Library’s board of trustees after they refused to oust the nonprofit’s embattled president, Thomas Galante. Comments (1)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014


Advisory: U.S. flights to Israel canceled

KENNEDY AIRPORT - The Federal Aviation Commission has suspended all flights from the United States to Tel Aviv for at least the next 24 hours Comment

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

Guyanese woman missing in Queens

JAMAICA — Police were searching for a Guyanese woman who was last seen last Thursday in the vicinity of 111th Avenue, in Jamaica. Comment


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