Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014

Let the mudslinging commence. Comments (24)
Bill’s Cyclery opened its doors in 1939 and has survived several economic downturns, recessions and even changing lifestyles. Comment

Police looking for missing Woodside girl

WOODSIDE — Police from the 108th Precinct were asking for the public’s help in finding Ana Zepeda, a 12-year-old Hispanic female who was last seen July 30 around 8 a.m.The 64th Street resident is described as 4’8”, 110 pounds. Zepeda has black hair with purple highlights and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a grey shirt and brown pants. Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-577-TIPS. Comment

Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014

Queensborough Community College was awarded more than $11 million in CUNY grants last week that will be used to update facilities and programs throughout the campus. Comment
East Elmhurst

School crossing guards protected by legislation

A pair of lawmakers from the borough are hoping their bill, signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo Monday, will fix the shortage of school crossing guards. Comments (1)
State Senate candidate S.J. Jung rolled out his small business priorities Tuesday. Comments (2)
We chose to vacation in England this summer. The deciding factor was our daughter’s resident status in Old Blighty, but there were plenty of collateral benefits. Chief among them was the proliferation of gastropubs. Comment
JAMAICA — Police were seeking help locating a man wanted in an alleged flashing incident in the Jamaica/Van Wyck Express E train station July 29, the NYPD said. Comments (2)
Jackson Heights

Cops on the lookout for missing Jax Heights man

JACKSON HEIGHTS — THE NYPD was seeking the public’s help in finding Asad Uddin, a 34-year-old Indian man who was last seen at his residence on 94th Street July 31. Comment

QueensLine: Kinsey sex report divides Queens residents in ‘53

On Aug. 5, 1953, Astorian Airman 1st Class Raymond W. King received the Distinguished Flying Cross for meritorious service over North Korea. Comment

Cops must stop firework shooters

July 4 evening in my neighborhood sounded like a war zone. The fireworks noise continued until 4 in the morning, shattering any hope of a restful night’s sleep. The fireworks used appeared to be of a professional quality, looking at the remains littered on the streets all over this area the next day. Comments (7)

Monday, Aug. 11, 2014

Richard S. David, executive director of the Richmond Hill-based Indo-Caribbean Alliance, has stepped down. Comments (7)
Fresh Meadows

Cuomo running mate visits Fresh Meadows

Fresh Meadows

Cuomo running mate visits Fresh Meadows

Fresh Meadows’ legislators envision Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s running mate finding green pastures in their eastern Queens district. Comments (1)
It took nearly seven months of protest rallies, marches and sit-ins but airport workers at LaGuardia and JFK airports finally have the promise of increased wages. Comments (1)
When it comes to catching the hottest trends and the next big thing foodies will be blogging about the world descends upon on New York City each summer to check out the Fancy Food Show. Comments (1)
As readers know, my father was a devoted fan of the New York (baseball) Giants, and I became one early in life. Comments (3)
Queens Village

Bronx man dies in Belt Parkway accident: Cops

QUEENS VILLAGE — A 62-year-old Bronx man was killed Tuesday night when he was struck by a car in the Belt Parkway as he was trying to cross it in the vicinity of 150th Street, police said. Comments (1)

Briarwood needs a lot of work

I would like to respond to Barbara D’Ambrosio’s Aug. 1-7 letter “Do not look down on Briarwood,” in which she touts the “good things going on in Briarwood.” Comments (2)

Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014

Rockaway Beach

Refine Rockaway ferry statistics: Melinda Katz

Rockaway Beach

Refine Rockaway ferry statistics: Melinda Katz

Rockaway ferry ridership statistics need a fairer reading, according to the borough president. Comments (5)
Detectives were investigating the death of a 30-year-old man found stabbed to death on a street corner in Corona early Sunday, Aug. 3, police said. Comment
State Senate hopeful John Liu met with parents and educators in Bayside last week to unveil a comprehensive plan aimed at reforming public education. Comments (24)
ST. ALBANS — Police arrested two people in connection with illegal dogfighting activity and rescued 20 “emaciated and scarred pitbulls” in a St. Albans home. Comments (1)
Mayoral Spin Cycle

Change has been constant from Giuliani to de Blasio

The Greek philosopher Heraclitus once said the only thing constant is change, but recently in New York there have been some events that echo those of the past. Comment

Boro player earns scholarship offers


Boro player earns scholarship offers

Justin Wright-Foreman sensed his breakout performance was coming, but even he couldn’t have expected what happened next. Comments (1)

Avella provides for schools, parks

I have been a Queens resident for 35 years, and ever since state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) became my senator, I have seen dramatic improvements in our parks and school systems. Comments (2)

Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014

Jamaica may soon get a new much needed recreational public facility in a piece of land that was slated for an affordable housing project. Comments (5)
On Point

Bharara should keep up the good work fighting corruption

In just the latest example of New York’s corrosive culture of corruption, former City Councilman Dan Halloran was found guilty of bribery and arranging other crooked schemes. Comments (6)
New York Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. returned to the Big Apple after competing against the U.S. National Team to share his story as part of the Citi Kids program, an educational and motivational community-based initiative for middle and high school students. Comment

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

Republican Redux

The Queens Republican Party is in disarray after the death of its chairman, Philip Ragusa, last month and the corruption indictment of its vice chairman, Vincent Tabone. The party has also been weakened by infighting as various factions vied for control in recent years. Comment

Diner tip-taker must be caught

I found it deplorable to read that a low-life thief stole tips at The Chipped Cup in Hamilton Heights. Comment

Friday, Aug. 8, 2014

Ozone Park

Sikhs blame hit-run on hate

The turban that made a 29-year-old Sikh man the target in a vicious hit-and-run in Ozone Park last week also helped him emerge from the attack without a scratch on his head, the victim’s family said. Comments (10)

Assemblyman pitches new Queensway plan


Assemblyman pitches new Queensway plan

State Assemblyman Michael Miller (D-Woodhaven) says his plan for the abandoned Rockaway Beach LIRR spur would please commuters, park proponents and wary homeowners, but the compromise seems on track to create some controversy of its own. Comments (6)
Two northeast Queens women were charged this week with abusing exchange students at a tutoring academy in Little Neck, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comments (2)
A Brooklyn teenager was arrested in connection with the shooting death of 14-year-old D’aja Robinson, who was killed in South Jamaica while riding a Q6 bus in May 2013. Comment
Forest Hills

Forest Hills man stole $56k in benefits: Cops

A Forest Hills man is facing charges for allegedly continuing to collect more than $56,000 in Holocaust reparations under his mother’s name for four years after her death, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment

Vision Zero work gets under way on Broadway

Change is coming to Broadway. Comment

Jamaica Biz Center sued


Jamaica Biz Center sued

A Jamaica nonprofit with ties to state Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Hollis) was sued by five former employees for not paying their wages for almost a year. Comments (2)
Craig A. Meyer remembers when rock was young, when he and Suzie had so much fun. Comment

Shoppers swarm Jamaica for JAMS

Tens of thousands of shoppers streamed through downtown Jamaica Saturday afternoon to take in the 18th annual JAMS festival. Comment
Rachel Daly went back to excelling at stopping goals instead of scoring them. 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

Keep basement apartments illegal

The legalization of basement apartments is high on the agenda of Mayor Bill de Blasio. Civic organizations have spent the last decade working tirelessly to protect residential communities from overdevelopment through the process of rezoning. Comments (6)

Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014

The police chokehold that took the life of a Staten Island man suspected of illegally selling loose cigarettes last month has gripped Queens’ leaders. Comments (3)
Borough President Melinda Katz has rejected the appeal of six members of the Queens Library trustees to get their posts back after she dismissed them for standing by embattled President Thomas Galante. Comments (3)
Fresh Meadows

Klein farm sold to tree cutters

Fresh Meadows

Klein farm sold to tree cutters

Fresh Meadows’ Klein Farm has been sold to tenants who recently accepted responsibility for illegally cutting down trees on the historic property. Comments (6)
Almost 20 years after Jason Kollmann was stabbed to death on a Flushing rooftop, a man was convicted of his murder Wednesday. Comments (1)
Little Neck

‘Dangerous’ schools named

Little Neck

‘Dangerous’ schools named

Three Queens institutions were among a slew of city public schools named as the most persistently dangerous schools in New York, according to the state Education Department. Comments (5)
Real Estate

Astoria Cove’s next step

Real Estate

Astoria Cove’s next step

When the developers of Astoria Cove went before the City Planning Commission Wednesday, they presented modified plans for the giant 1,723-unit apartment complex they hope to build on Hallets Cove, but they did not budge on the number of units of affordable housing they are planning. Comment
One of the lead organizers of the protests at the Pan American Hotel in June and July is hitting the reset button. Jennifer Chu thinks the concerned citizens of Elmhurst, and its surrounding neighborhoods, have been unfairly maligned as racists. Comments (1)
Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons and artist LL Cool J again walked the southeast Queens streets they were raised in. Comments (1)
The late comedian George Carlin used to have a bit about the rampant misuse of labeling an event as a first annual. Comment
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
College Point

Police arrest College Point burglar: NYPD

FLUSHING — Police arrested a suspected burglar Monday who they said hit dozens of homes in College Point since March. Comment
Block Shots

Ex-Molloy guard Smith finds pro success

Block Shots

Ex-Molloy guard Smith finds pro success

Russ Smith delivered another blow to his critics. Comments (1)

Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014

A former Flushing resident has been found guilty in the 1995 slaying of an acquaintance on the roof of a Kissena Boulevard apartment building, the Queens district attorney’s office said Wednesday. Comments (2)

Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014

The turban that made a Sikh man the target of a hit-and-run last week also saved his life, his brother said Tuesday. Comments (4)

Body discovered in Beechhurst: NYPD


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)
State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) has launched an online petition to bolster his efforts to stop developers from building a megamall at the former site of Shea Stadium. Comments (4)

Monday, Aug. 4, 2014

OZONE PARK — The Sikh Cultural Society said it met with the commander of the 102nd Precinct Monday to discuss whether bias played into a truck driver allegedly striking and dragging a 29-year-old Sikh man in Ozone Park last week. Comment
John Liu and state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) each racked up a union endorsement in their primary battle Monday. Comments (3)
OZONE PARK — The Sikh Cultural Society said it met with the commander of the 102nd Precinct Monday to discuss whether bias played into a truck driver allegedly striking and dragging a 29-year-old Sikh man in Ozone Park last week. Comments (3)



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