Wednesday, May 10, 2017


Land Use Committee unimpressed with Flushing waterfront plans

The lack of changes in the Flushing Waterfront Revitalization plan has frustrated members of Community Board 7’s Land Use Committee who are concerned about flooding and bringing more residents into an already teeming neighborhood. Comments (1)

Queens Republicans endorse Massey for mayor

Queens GOP endorsed one of their own for mayor on May 3. Comments (2)

DOT installs all-way stops at Queens intersections

State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) announced the city’s Dept. of Transportation granted his request for all-way stops at two Queens intersections last Friday. Comments (4)

Meng introduces bipartisan resolution recognizing Jewish-American heritage

A new resolution was introduced in the House of Representatives to recognize the contributions of Jewish Americans. Comments (5)
Forest Hills

Forest Hills gets first co-working space

Forest Hills now has its first coworking space. Comments (1)
New Voices

Mayor budgets for uncertainty

With a new administration in Washington, D.C, New York City is confronting a new era of uncertainty in budgeting. Faced with impending cuts from Housing and Urban Development, as well as potentially losing millions in counterterror funding stemming from the city’s sanctuary status, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposed $84.86 billion budget had to account for this uncertainty. Comments (4)

Tuesday, May 9, 2017


New car service open to seniors

Seniors in Northeast Queens will now have better transportation options, as Councilman Paul Vallone (D- Bayside) announced the launch of a free senior transportation pilot program in partnership with SelfHelp and Four Two’s private car service. Comments (2)

Participatory budgeting wraps up in western Queens

Schools in western Queens are the big winners in this year’s participatory budgeting process in City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer’s District 26, where residents have a say on how more than $1 million should be spent. Comment

Dinosaur takeover at New York Hall of Science

A life-sized T-Rex puppet invaded the New York Hall of Science last week for the science and technology center’s “Recipe for a Dinosaur” presentation. Comment

En gard: STJ fencing champs ready for next challenge

Red Storm stars Andras Nemeth and Cooper Schumacher both clinched NCAA titles in March, but the pair haven’t had much time to celebrate, anxious for the next challenge. Comment

Monday, May 8, 2017

Historical society fights to save NYC legacy of Dulcken family

The Greater Astoria Historical Society is fighting a familiar battle in the world of historic preservation: trying to saving a location where the owner and Landmarks Preservation Commission have little interest. Comment

Dead turtles raise concern at Bowne Park pond

Recently, residents have posted photos to social media of the dead turtles and the dirty conditions at the pond, leading to speculation that litter is the cause. Comment

Tuition-free initiative has room for improvement

U.S. Sen Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) may not have had the chance to become the president of the United States and help American public colleges across the country become tuition-free. But on April 10, with Sanders’ help, Gov. Andrew Cuomo was able to make that a reality for students attending CUNY and SUNY schools. Comments (12)
Community Service

Six ‘Women of Distinction’ recognized by CWNY

Trailblazers were honored Saturday Douglaston Manor by the Center for the Women of New York during the non-profit’s 30th anniversary celebration. Comments (2)

Different at ‘Dozo: Judges star hoping changes spark success

Michael Coletta is in his fourth year on varsity at Cardozo and the baseball star is anxious to get the squad back to the top, certain bringing the game back to basics will make all the difference. Comment

Vital consumer financial protection group in peril

In September, a Queens customer was shocked to find an overdraft charge on his bank account. The consumer, a military service member, had set up a linked account to absorb any potential overdraft fees, but the bank had cancelled the protection without ever informing the individual. Comments (1)

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Long Island City

DeBlasio holds town hall meeting in Long Island City

One week after an anti-gentrification rally and march took place in Sunnyside to protest over-development in western Queens, Mayor Bill de Blasio held a town hall meeting at a school in the same neighborhood. Comments (2)

Red, white and Royal: Christ the King star invited to Team USA Trials

Christ the King hoops star Natalija Marshall will compete for a spot on the USA U16 National Team in Colorado Springs next month. Comment

Saturday, May 6, 2017


Queens Taste entertains in Corona

The Queens Economic Development Corporation found a very tasteful way to celebrate its 40th ruby anniversary this year. Comment

District Council 9 painters help Tourette’s Association in Bayside add new flair

Volunteers from painters union District Council 9 and IUPAT Painters & Allied Trades were in Bayside on Earth Day, April 22, to add a much-needed fresh coat of paint to Tourette Association of America’s headquarters. Comment

Short film set in Queens school looks at bullying, bonding and growing up LGBTQ

An emerging filmmaker behind an NYU short set in Queens hopes her project will contribute to the ongoing conversation about bullying in schools, and the acceptance of the LGBTQ community. Comment

Molloy hits its stride: Stanners sparked by strong performances at plate

Archbishop Molloy’s softball team racked up double-digit hits, including Kelsey Carr’s solo homer, to cruise to an 11-1 victory ove Fontbonne Hall on April 28. Comment

Friday, May 5, 2017


Cuomo cuts the ribbon on new Kosciuszco Bridge

The Kosciuszko Bridge, once viewed as a decaying blemish on the Brooklyn-Queens skyline, has been replaced with a sleek and modern structure directly adjacent to the old one that stood for over half a century. Comments (2)
Rockaway Beach

New Rockaway ferry route cuts commute times, boosts economy

Mayor Bill de Blasio kept his promise to the Rockaways, launching NYC Ferry service from 108th Street early Monday morning, a month ahead of schedule. Comments (4)

New field house to be constructed in Queensbridge Park

The city Parks Department released renderings of the new $3 million Queensbridge Park House that will replace the original that has been out of use for decades. Comment
Hunters Point

Hunters Point residents will have to wait even longer for new library to open

The president of the Friends of the Hunters Point Library was stunned when he was told the opening of the state-of-the-art waterfront facility was being pushed back to winter 2017-2018. The nearly $40 million project was originally expected to open in 2014 and has been repeatedly delayed. Comment

Mayor defends DOC commissioners use of city vehicle for out of state trips

Mayor Bill de Blasio has insisted on defending his embattled commissioner at the city’s Department of Correction over his misuse of government-supplied vehicles. Comments (1)

Jamaica residents get needed home repairs

Hundreds of volunteers came together Saturday through the non-profit organization Rebuilding Together to fix homes for families in need in Jamaica. The event marked National Rebuilding Day. Comments (2)

UniverSoul event thrills in southeast Queens

UniverSoul Circus has brought its show back to Queens. Comment

Three men arrested for the 2015 armed robbery of former Knicks player

Three more suspects have been charged in the 2015 violent robbery of former Knicks player Cleanthony Early outside a club in Maspeth, according to court documents filed Brooklyn federal court. Comment

Should Ponte go?

Joseph Ponte arrived in New York with a national reputation as a prison reformer in April 2014 when he was recruited by Mayor Bill de Blasio to head the Department of Correction. His resume included successful overhauls of prisons in seven states, including his last posting as head of the Maine correctional system. Comment

You’re outta here: Cross, Xaverian game halted after scheduling mishap

Holy Cross and Xaverian were both hitting well on Tuesday, but a scheduling miscue forced the game to be halted after just three innings of play. Comment

Legalizing basement apartments a bad idea

After rumors circulated recently that Mayor Bill de Blasio was again thinking of legalizing basement apartments, legislators and civic leaders have spoken out against any such proposal. Comments (3)

Construction worker safety now a law

New York City is in the midst of a construction worker safety crisis. Comment

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Corona ►Video

Violent arrest of woman at Flushing Meadows Corona Park sparks outrage

Immigrant communities in Corona and Jackson Heights were outraged this week after a violent confrontation between a 27-year-old woman and three Park Enforcement Patrol officers at Flushing Meadows Corona Park was caught on video. Comments (5)

Bayside “Red Ball Express” veteran to take Honor Flight to Washington, D.C.

Clyde Smith has lived a good life since his service in World War II and at 92 he is modest about the experiences he had while assigned to the famous Red Ball Express. The Bayside resident will be recognized for his part in the struggle against fascism Saturday in an Honor Flight from MacArthur Airport in Long Island to Washington, D.C., to pay tribute to fallen soldiers. Comment
Jackson Heights

Peralta, Dromm tell MTA to fix lead paint problem on 7 line

City Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) sounded the alarm several weeks ago that poisonous lead-paint chips are raining down from the No. 7 elevated subway line from Long Island City to Flushing, endangering the health of residents living nearby. Comment
Queens Village

Al Sharpton to attend burial for Queens Village fire victims

Civil rights leader Al Sharpton, state Sen. Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) and Assemblyman Clyde Vanel (D-Cambria Heights) will be among the many mourners expected at the funeral Saturday for four of the five victims who died April 23 in a fast-moving house fire in Queens Village. Comment
Long Island City

Thousands will descend on Long Island City for the borough’s most unique block party

More than 10,000 visitors are expected Saturday at the 4th annual LIC Springs Community Festival. Vernon Boulevard will be closed to traffic and the unique street fair between 46th and 50th avenues, will take place from 12 to 5 p.m. Comment
High Heat

Training staff, team doctors continue to let Mets down

The Mets’ training staff and team doctors failed to properly diagnose injuries to star players Yoenis Cespedes and Noah Syndergaard. Comment

Press 195 co-owner Jimmy Volz dies at 48

Bayside lost a prominent figure, when longtime resident Jimmy Volz died April 26 at the age of 48 after battling cancer. Comment

Hundreds set for suicide awareness pre-dawn 5K in Flushing Meadows

More than 500 people will gather before dawn Saturday in Flushing Meadows Corona Park for the 2nd annual Darkness into Light 5K walk-run to raise funds and increase suicide prevention services in the United States. Comment

Anti-Semitic slogan removed in Whitestone

The Whitestone community was up in arms after an objectionable anti-Semitic sign was posted on the door of a home on 163rd Street near 24th Avenue last Friday. Comments (2)

‘Raisin’ gets another moment in the sun

At long last, they’re raising “Raisin” again. Comment
Rhymes with Crazy

Native American fashion relavant as ever

When you think about Native Americans and fashion, your first thought might be “Beads.” (Well, at least mine was). Wait, no. Feathers! No — buckskin with fringe. Comments (1)

Toys from the past on display

With so much stress and turmoil in today’s world, I want to share something which might evoke joy and bring back some happy childhood memories. Comments (1)

Tuesday, May 2, 2017


Teen suspect arrested in attempted rape of a 4-year-old in Rosedale: Cops

Police said a 15-year-old male was arrested on charges of attempted rape, burglary and aggravated sex abuse of a 4-year-old girl in her Rosedale home near Francis Lewis Boulevard Sunday. Comments (3)
Long Island City ►Video

Prison guard fatally shoots herself outside Long Island City facility

A 47-year-old state Corrections officer shot and killed herself in Long Island City early Tuesday morning, according to the NYPD. The correction officer, who was in uniform, was arguing with “her current or ex-boyfriend” according to a police spokesman, outside the Queensboro Correctional Facility at 47-07 Van Dam St., where they both worked as prison guards. Comments (4)
Flushing ►Video

Police searching for man suspected of attempted rape in Flushing

Police are searching for a man suspected of attempted rape in Flushing. Comments (2)
St. Albans ►Video

Victim slashed by meat cleaver in St. Albans home invasion: Cops

Police were searching for three male suspects in connection with a robbery that occurred April 23, within the 113th Precinct in St. Albans. Comment

Monday, May 1, 2017

Ozone Park

Couple wanted for making purchases with credit card swiped in Ozone Park: Cops

The NYPD is looking for a man and woman suspected of stealing a 47-year-old woman’s credit card in Ozone Park March 6. The credit card was used to purchase $200 worth of items at the AMC movie theater at 190-02 Horace Harding Expressway in Fresh Meadows March 11 and it was used again on March 13 to purchase $980 worth of gift cards at a Whole Foods in Manhasset, police said. Comment

Elderly man punched while waiting for bus in Flushing: NYPD

Police were searching for a man suspected of assault in Flushing. Comments (1)

Sunday, April 30, 2017


Far Rockaway rabbi awaits sentencing for stealing $5M from special needs students

Rabbi Samuel Hiller, former assistant director of the Island Child Development Center in Far Rockaway, has pleaded guilty to stealing $5 million in city and state money intended for special needs students ranging from 3 to 5 years old, the Queens district attorney said. Comments (2)

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Ozone Park

Ozone Park man forced teen into prostitution for 2 1/2 years: DA

A 24-year-old Ozone Park man has pleaded guilty to sex trafficking for forcing a teen-age girl into prostitution beginning when she was 16 to endure a life in which her resistance brought only verbal and physical abuse, the Queens DA said. Comments (1)

Friday, April 28, 2017


Teen stabbed to death over a seat at Flushing Internet cafe: Cops

Police said a fatal stabbing at a Flushing internet cafe was over a seat. Comments (6)

Queens Weekend Calendar: April 29-30

This weekend in Queens, earn the chance to win $10,00 and support a local autisim awareness group, stop by a local flea market, check out the annual Soap Box Derby and much more. Comment

Thursday, April 27, 2017


Cuomo and city officials cut the ribbon on new Kosciuszko Bridge

City officials and Gov. Andrew Cuomo led a ribbon-cutting for the new Kosciuszko Bridge linking Queens to Brooklyn over Newtown Creek Thursday. Comments (3)

Police search for 17-year-old missing Ridgewood teen

The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing teen from Ridgewood. Comments (5)
Jackson Heights

Jackson Heights teacher arrested for allegedly assaulting student: NYPD

A Jackson Heights middle-school teacher was arrested and charged with assault Wednesday for allegedly grabbing a 13-year-old student’s hand and injuring his finger, police said. Comments (2)

Police discover body of 24-year-old man in Bowery Bay in Astoria

The body of an unidentified 24-year-old man was pulled from the waters of Bowery Bay in Astoria Wednesday morning, according to the NYPD. Comments (1)
High Heat

More bad news for the Mets as Syndergaard sits out with sore biceps, tired arm

Things have gone from bad to worse for the Mets, as Noah Syndergaard was scratched from Thursday’s scheduled start against the Braves due to a sore biceps and a tired arm. Comments (1)


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