Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015

Howard Beach

It’s all fun and games at this Howard Beach business

Howard Beach resident Steve Resk, 26, has been a gamer most of his life. Comment

Sir Gar NYC opens its doors in Flushing

Sir Gar NYC is not your grandfather’s cigar store. Comment

Year’s best in Queens high school sports

The last 365 days brought plenty of highlights, produced many stars and created memories to last a lifetime. Comment

Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015


Bayside moms launch family-friendly e-newsletter

For years, Bayside mothers Beth Rivera and Kym Muscat have been involved in everything from the Parent Teachers Association to Girl Scouts of America in their communities. Comments (1)

Two authors talk shop at Astoria book store

Queens native and author Matt Burgess sits down with novelist Richard Price to talk about Burgess’ soon-to-be-released work, “Uncle Janice,” at the Astoria Bookshop, Tuesday, Jan. 6. Comment

Monday, Jan. 5, 2015

Bay Terrace

Activists fight to clear smoke from Queens apartment buildings

Hilltop Village in Holliswood has about 500 smoke-free apartments. Comments (2)
Forest Hills

Forest Hills native pens book on nabe

One Forest Hills native is out to document the neighborhood’s crop of stars. Comments (1)

Cuomo vetoes bill to overhaul Port Authority

The war is far from over. Comment
The Civic Scene

Civics concerned about mayor’s proposal to legalize basement apartments

The May 2014 newsletter of the Bayside Hills Civic Association Inc., “The Beacon,” and the June 2014 North Flushing Civic Association Newsletter both had articles against the proposal of the mayor to legalize basement apartments to create more housing for the homeless. Comments (2)

Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015


Flushing Common developers take steps to reduce traffic

Traffic agents, along with a temporary pedestrian walkway, will now surround the Flushing Commons construction site in downtown to Flushing to address pedestrian safety and congestion issues. Comment

Cuomo kills bill to save mute swans

Mute swans can’t catch a break. Comments (1)
Hollis Hills

Police investigate attack on Hollis Hills menorah

Police were searching for the individuals responsible for vandalizing a menorah twice in Hollis Hills set up at the intersection of Union Turnpike and 220th Street by the Chabad House of Eastern Queens. Comments (2)

Four Queens charter schools’ co-location requests rejected

City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña rejected four charter schools’ requests to use public school space in two Queens school districts. Comment

Overzealous protesters violating Constitution

In regard to the current plethora of anti-police protests and marches in New York City generally organized by provocateurs such as Mayor Bill de Blasio, Council Speaker Mark-Viverito and the Rev. Al Sharpton, it should be pointed out that these present activities, ostensibly under the United States First Amendment (“right of the people to peaceably assemble”), miserably fail the Supreme Court’s constitutional standards and guidelines defining the freedom of assembly. Comments (1)

2014 All-Queens boys’ soccer honors

What a boys’ soccer season it was in Queens. Comment

Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015


Crime underway at JFK: Authorities

Crime at JFK Airport did not take a holiday. Comment
East Elmhurst

Cuomo vetoes bill to transfer jurisdiction over Rikers to Queens

Gov. Andrew Cuomo vetoed a bill Monday that would have transferred jurisdiction to prosecute crimes at New York City jails from the Bronx district attorney to the Queens DA. Comments (1)

New probie class one of most diverse in FDNY history

The mayor received a warmer reception among the Bravest Monday afternoon following his icy encounter at the Police Academy graduation earlier in the day. He joined Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro on Randall’s Island where they swore in a new class of 320 probationary firefighters. Comments (1)

Molloy rebounds with win over White Plains

It only took a few minutes for Mike McCleary to see and have enough. Comments (1)

Glendale man threatens to kill cops: NYPD

A Glendale man allegedly threatened to kill cops at a TD Bank in Middle Village on Christmas Eve and was arrested the same day, the NYPD said. Comment

Time for better public transit in forgotten borough

As we start the new year, Queens seems to be getting some long overdue breaks on public transportation. Just look at any map of the four boroughs — minus Staten Island — and it becomes clear Queens is the stepchild of the MTA. Comments (1)
I Sit and Look Out

Consumer ensnared in corporate incompetence

Two years ago, or so, an unsuccessful candidate for high office reminded me that you are never too old to learn something — or relearn it. Comments (3)

Friday, Jan. 2, 2015

South Jamaica

Former Gov. Mario Cuomo dies at 82

South Jamaica

Former Gov. Mario Cuomo dies at 82

Former Gov. Mario Cuomo, a son of South Jamaica who became a national Democratic icon, died Thursday. He was 82. Comments (2)

Whitestone teen selected for citywide art show

Ever since she was a little girl, 16-year-old Erin Keblish of Whitestone was always surrounded by art, her mother constantly taking her and her brother to art museums. Comments (1)

NYHQ welcomes baby girl, first of the new year

New York Hospital Queens welcomed its first baby of the year nearly two hours after the new year began. Comments (1)
Jackson Heights

Jax Hts BID still voting

Contrary to a published report, the project to expand the 82nd Street Business Improvement District from Jackson Heights into Corona is not on hold but moving forward. Comment
Three members of a Haitian family died when a fire broke out in their Corona apartment as they were preparing a traditional meal to celebrate New Year’s Eve, authorities said. Comment
As New Yorkers across the five boroughs celebrated New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, NYPD officers saved the lives of two people who overdosed on heroin in Queens, the 113th Precinct said. Comment

NYC deserves a Walmart

In reference to “Chain stores boom in Queens: Report” (TimesLedger, Dec. 26) except for Walmart, once again this holiday season, out of work, part-time, single income, poor, seniors, working and middle-class residents looking for reasonably priced holiday gifts had to pay more. Comments (9)
Block Shots

Lewis still not clicking despite early success

It’s hard to fathom a team with just one loss searching for answers. That is exactly what Francis Lewis is doing. The Patriots girls’ basketball team hasn’t returned to championship form despite being off to a strong start to the season. Comment
New Voices

2014 Year in Review

The year 2014 saw the first mayoral transition in 12 years, as Mayor Bill de Blasio rode into office with a resounding electoral mandate. Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg had improved access to city agencies by mandating 311 be available in six languages and forbade agencies to ask about immigration status to render city services. Yet, with a focus on inequity, the new administration vowed to expand outreach to the city’s neediest communities. Comments (1)

Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015

Long Island City

LIC Arts Open secures first-ever government grant

The fifth annual LIC Arts Open, scheduled for May 13-17, promises to be the biggest one yet thanks to a grant provided by the Queens Council on the Arts. Comment

St. John’s has win streak snapped by Seton Hall on New Year’s Eve

It won’t be a happy new year for St. John’s. Comment

Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014


Mayor meets with police heads in bid to seek truce

Mayor Bill de Blasio met with the heads of the police unions in College Point in an effort to defuse the tension that hovered over the funeral of a slain cop last weekend when thousands of officers turned their backs as he eulogized their fallen brother. Comments (1)
Long Island City

5Pointz joins National Trust list of lost preservations

The demolition of 5Pointz is nearly complete and owner Gerry Wolkoff is pressing ahead with a construction project that will see two luxury residential high-rises go up in its place. Comments (12)

McDonald’s, Mandee disappear from Bell Boulevard

There is a McMystery on Bell Boulevard. Comments (13)
College Point

Man, 80, dies in Spa Castle jacuzzi

An elderly man found unconscious in a jacuzzi at a College Point spa died Sunday, the NYPD said. Comments (2)

Former Queens College stars remember first women’s hoops game at MSG

History was made on Feb. 22, 1975 when the Queens College women’s basketball was part of the first women’s hoops game at Madison Square Garden. The inaugural game against Immaculata may have been a 65-61 loss, but to coach Lucille Kyvallos, it was a win for women’s equality in sports. Comment
Richmond Hill

S. Jamaica man dies in Xmas Day shooting: Cops

Two men turned themselves in Monday in connection with the death of a South Jamaica man, capping off a Christmas weekend marked by three shootings in the borough, the NYPD said. Comment

Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014

More than 20,000 police officers from as far away as Pearl, Miss., and San Francisco gathered outside Christ Tabernacle Church in Glendale Saturday for the funeral of Rafael Ramos, one of the two NYPD officers who were assassinated as they sat in their squad car a week earlier. They came to stand with their brothers and sisters in the NYPD as a show of unity that even extended to joining the thousands in blue who turned their backs as Mayor Bill de Blasio eulogized their slain colleague. Comments (8)

Friday, Dec. 26, 2014

With the line to enter Police Officer Rafael Ramos’ wake at Christ Tabernacle Church in Glendale stretching nearly four blocks , hundreds crowded behind police barricades and watched mourners come and go in solidarity with the fallen cop’s family. Comment

Bayside baby dies after alleged assault by father: NYPD

A Bayside infant who was allegedly assaulted by his father died on Christmas Eve, the NYPD said. Comments (4)
A Glendale man allegedly threatened to kill cops at a TD Bank in Middle Village on Christmas Eve and was arrested Wednesday, the NYPD said. Comments (3)
Richmond Hill

Jamaica man shot and killed on Xmas: NYPD

Richmond Hill

Jamaica man shot and killed on Xmas: NYPD

Two separate Christmas Day disputes led to a 20-year-old man dying of a gunshot wound to the neck in Richmond Hill and a 24-year-old nursing a bullet to the leg in Jamaica Hospital, the NYPD said. Comments (4)



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