Wednesday, March 30, 2016


L.I. farmers kick off new season of organic food

Flushing residents met with farmers from Golden Earthworm Organic Farm over the weekend to formally launch the 2016 season for Flushing Community Supported Agriculture, a volunteer community group that provides families with locally grown organic food. Comments (1)
Dining Out

Noodles bubble to the top at Shuya Cafe de Ramen

Ramen, once regarded as the slacker food in the cheap little packets, has certainly become a thing over the last few years. Comment

Tuesday, March 29, 2016


Gianaris accepting nominations for State Veteran’s Hall of Fame

State Sen. Michael Gianaris is asking residents to nominate veterans from the community whose service on behalf of the nation warrants induction into the New York State Senate Veterans’ Hall of Fame. The online hall of fame is designed to pay tribute to New Yorkers whose gallantry in the U.S. Armed Forces is complemented by service to their communities. Comment

DOT safety upgrades set for Northern Boulevard

The DOT will begin installing safety upgrades on a dangerous stretch of Northern Boulevard, from Honeywell Street to Broadway, beginning in July. During a five-year period ending in December 2014, the 1.3-mile corridor was the scene of one death and 329 injuries, including 43 pedestrians and 21 bicyclists, according to the DOT. Comment
Block Shots

Moving up will be the final piece of the Crusders seniors’ legacy

ALBANY—Monsignor McClancy deserved better it. It really did. Comment

Monday, March 28, 2016


Pols want airplane noise included in FAA bill

Two members of Congress’ Quiet Skies Caucus from Queens say they are disappointed that a short-term Federal Aviation Administration bill passed by the House does not include aircraft noise provisions. Comments (15)

SJ Jung to challenge Stavisky again

Flushing resident S.J. Jung, a Democrat and former president of the MinKwon Center for Community Action, announced that he would be running for the second time against state Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Flushing).Tuesday morning. Comments (1)

104th honors guards who helped crack missing person case

Two LeFrak City security guards were honored by the 104th Precinct last week for solving the case of a missing man that had dogged police for more than a week in December. Comment
Fresh Meadows

Queens residents charged in fake electronics ring: DA

Two Fresh Meadows residents and two Oakland Gardens residents have been arrested and charged in connection with trademark counterfeiting following the seizure of fake Apple electronic goods that had recently arrived from China, according to the Queens district attorney. Comments (7)

Red Storm drops NCAA opener

St. John’s chances for a run in the NCAA Tournament were over before they could get started. Comment

Art on the line

Artistic laundry line displays have turned an urban backyard in one Ridgewood neighborhood into an exhibit space, and neighbors never know what they will see when they look up or out their apartment windows. Comments (1)

Sunday, March 27, 2016


Assemblyman Kim to provide career services at district office

State Assemblyman Ron Kim (D-Flushing) and the Chinatown Manpower Project are continuing their partnership to offer career and business development services to Flushing residents. Comments (6)

Thirty-one arrests made at spas in northeast Queens

The Queens North VICE Unit made 31 arrests, mostly for unlicensed masseur offenses, during inspections conducted at 18 spa locations throughout the 109th Precinct’s coverage area, according to the precinct and the NYPD. Comments (7)

104th makes massage parlor arrests

Increased enforcement against illicit massage parlors in Central Queens is making a mark. Comments (2)

NCAA Roundup: Washginton’s big night not enough for Iona

Gaels come up short, despite Washington’s big effort: Former Pathways forward Jordan Washington played one his best games of the season, alongside A.J. English for Iona, in a losing effort against Iowa State. Comment

Spring 1954 had good memories, bad omens

In conjunction with the Greater Astoria Historical Society, the TimesLedger Newspapers presents noteworthy events in the borough’s history Comment

Get screened for colon cancer

I would like to remind everyone that March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Anyone over 50 should have a life-saving colonoscopy. Comments (8)

Young Queens chefs crowned best in the city

Queen’s newest kings of the kitchen took home the top prize in a citywide cooking competition last week after wowing the judges with their fiery Sichuan hot pot. Comment

Saturday, March 26, 2016


Jamaica resident pleads guilty to animal cruelty: DA

A Jamaica resident who pleaded guilty to abusing a puppy and will not be allowed to own an animal for five years, the Queens district attorney said.. Comments (2)
Community Service

Queens girls to be honored by Bella Abzug Leadership Institute

Three Queens girls are among five graduates of the Bella Abzug Leadership Institute, founded by the daughter of the late congresswoman to empower young women and strengthen their leadership skills. Comment
Middle Village

M train scheduled to close for much of 2017

Some Queens neighborhoods will be experiencing a temporary loss of subway service before a more-publicized suspension of service in Brooklyn takes place. Comments (1)

SJU recruit Ponds ends high-school career with Federation crown

ALBANY – Shamorie Ponds will have something else in common with coach Chris Mullin when he arrives at St. John’s this fall. Comment
Political Action

Front runners take control of presidential race

The presidential election of 2016 has taken a strong turn as a result of the primaries. It seems that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have emerged as the two front-runner candidates in the presidential race. Therefore, if they are the official candidates, for the first time we will have two presidential candidates from New York. This situation should lead to intense interest in the election. Comments (3)

The TPP is a bad deal for Queens

I am writing to express my deep concerns about the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Living in the 14th Congressional District, I urge my member of Congress, U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley, to consider all the dangerous outcomes that will come from this trade agreement, and agree—along with the people he represents—that the TPP must be opposed. Comment

Friday, March 25, 2016

Forest Hills

Future of storied Bukharian synagogue uncertain

A real estate dispute in Rego Park has left the future of one of the Bukharian community’s largest synagogues hanging in the balance. Comment
Long Island City

Security upgraded at shelter for homeless women in Dutch Kills

After pressure from the 114th Precinct, elected officials and Community Board 1, the city Department of Homeless Services has upgraded security on Pam’s Place, the shelter for homeless women at the former Verve Hotel in Dutch Kills. Comments (2)
Long Island City

Jessica Lang Dance is moving to LIC

The Long Island City arts and culture scene is about to add another institution. Comment

Sanders drops out of race, paving path for Meeks

U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks’s (D-Jamaica) path to re-election just became much clearer. Comments (5)

Avella says test prep will boost diversity at specialized high schools

Diversity remains elusive at New York City’s eight specialized high schools, according to data released by the Department of Education earlier this month. Though some believe that the make-or-break entry test for these schools must be discontinued, state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) believes that broader test preparation is the best way to close the gap. Comments (1)
East Elmhurst

Ferreras-Copeland proposes free tampons for city public schools, shelters and jails

As promised, City Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras-Copeland (D-East Elmhurst) has expanded her campaign for free feminine hygiene products beyond District 24 middle and high schools. Ferreras-Copeland and Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito proposed a comprehensive package of legislation Tuesday that will ensure no individual in city schools, homeless shelters or the correctional systems go without essential menstrual hygiene products they need. Comments (4)

Historical Bayside house may be landmarked

The Landmarks Preservation Commission decided not to consider an extension of the Douglaston Historic District at a commission meeting last month, but it also took one step closer toward landmarking a famous Bayside house. Comments (1)

Student brings loaded gun to Jamaica school

Representatives from pro-charter advocacy organization Families for Excellent Schools gathered at the steps of City Hall Wednesday morning to call greater attention to violence in the city’s public schools. Comments (3)

Water leaks plaguing new No. 7 line station

The subway station that finally extended Manhattan’s far west side to No. 7 riders opened six months ago but already has a water leak problem, one that some Metropolitan Transportation Authority higher-ups knew about but disclosed to the board only Monday. Comment

Participatory budgeting to start in Vallone’s district

Starting March 26, residents residing in the district of City Councilman Paul Vallone (D-Bayside) can begin voting in the participatory budgeting process. Through participatory budgeting, residents can decide how at least $1 million is spent on community improvements to parks, schools, libraries and streets. Comments (1)

McClancy’s season ends with overtime heartache

ALBANY—It was a familiar feeling of heartbreak for Monsignor McClancy. Comment

The transit dance

As more residential towers rise in Long Island City and downtown Flushing becomes a blueprint for large-scale housing development, the pressure on the transit system to move more people is mounting. Comments (2)

That’s a wrap on 6th annual Queens World Film Festival

It was an award-winning evening as the Queens World Film Festival staged its closing ceremonies at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria Saturday night. Comment

Thursday, March 24, 2016


Council approves de Blasio’s plan to create more affordable housing

The City Council voted decisively in favor of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to rezone areas of the city to create more affordable housing Tuesday. His landmark legislation will link approval for increased development with the creation of more affordable units and dramatically slow the tide of residents being priced out of the longtime neighborhoods. Comments (2)

USTA hosts media preview of upcoming US Open projects

The United States Tennis Association hosted a media preview Wednesday of the ongoing construction of the US Open construction projects, which include a retractable roof at Arthur Ashe Stadium as well as new Grandstand and Louis Armstrong stadiums. Comment

Bayside High School celebrates 80 years

Bayside High School began an early celebration of its 80th anniversary, making it one of the oldest public schools in the five boroughs. Comments (3)
A discarded cigarette caused a raging two-alarm blaze that killed three men in Elmhurst Monday night, according to FDNY fire marshals, who reported there were no working smoke alarms in the home. Comments (1)

Letter arrives at Bayside Times following suicide

Nearly a year before a woman shot herself in front of the Beauty Forever Salon in Bayside Monday morning, she had sent a letter to the Bayside Times asking for a story to be done on her legal dispute with the spa. Comments (2)

Community remembers late wife of former Fresh Meadows councilman

Friends and family of the late Joanne Gennaro, wife of former City Councilman James Gennaro and a Hollis native, described her as a warm, friendly woman who always supported her loved ones. Comment

CB7 votes down Municipal Lot 3 affordable housing proposal

Community Board 7 voted against approving a proposal seeking to build affordable housing at Municipal Lot 3 in Flushing because a portion of the units would also be allocated to residents living in the coverage areas of Community Boards 3 and 4. Comment
Far Rockaway

Goldfeder proposes feasibility study for Rockaway Beach Rail Line

State Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Rockaway Park) announced last week that the 2016-2017 state Assembly’s budget includes a proposal to fund a feasibility study for the Long Island Rail Road’s old Rockaway Beach Rail Line. Comments (1)

Wherever you go, Adele’s right there with you

Walk into the grocery and there she is. Shop for shoes, she’s shopping by your side. Need to cross a lobby? Drive to Jersey? Drink yourself into a stupor? My God—she is there, too: in the hotel, the car, the seedy bar’s seedy bathroom, seeping through the pipes. She is everywhere, always ready to start a conversation. Comments (1)

The Queens Library enters a new era

It is an honor to lead Queens Library in the important work of empowering and serving the people of this borough. I have lived in Queens most of my life and got my first library card from the St. Albans branch when I was in elementary school. My wife, Denise, was an active Friend of Cambria Heights Library. I know firsthand what Queens Library means to the life of our community and our city. Comment

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

New York City responded swiftly to the terrorist attacks that rocked Brussels Tuesday, sending National Guard troops to protect Kennedy and LaGuardia airports in Queens. State troopers were assigned to two key transit hubs, Penn Station and Grand Central Station, as well as the Comments (9)

Two killed in Elmhurst fire


Two killed in Elmhurst fire

Two people are dead and a third person is in critical condition after a two-alarm blaze tore through an Elmhurst home Monday night, police said. Comments (4)
Long Island City

LaGuardia Community College rolls out new ad campaign

LaGuardia Community College is set to launch an advertising campaign in the coming weeks to encourage adults of all ages looking to pursue their higher education to explore all that the school has to offer. Comments (2)

Monday, March 21, 2016

Rego Park

Queens MTA bus crashes in Manhattan, injuring nine

Nine people were hurt Monday afternoon when a Queens express MTA bus crashed into a pillar on FDR Drive in Manhattan, FDNY officials said. Comments (1)

Suicide letter arrives at Bayside Times after shooting

Several hours after a woman died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound Monday in Bayside, a letter arrived at the Bayside Times labeled “A Deathbed Statement.” Comments (6)

Man arrested in Corona machete attack that wounded three

A Corona man has been arrested and charged in a machete attack early Sunday morning, according to the NYPD. Comments (1)

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Miss Guniea USA Pageant postponed

The Eighth Annual Miss Guinea USA Pageant scheduled for Saturday, March 19, has been postponed. Comment

Friday, March 18, 2016

A teenager brought a loaded gun into his Jamaica school Thursday morning, the second such incident at a Jamaica public school in the past week, police said. Comments (5)



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