Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018


MTA reveals Genius Challenge finalists to fix subways

The MTA announced 19 finalists in its Genius Challenge to save the city’s subways. Comments (1)

Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017


Year in Pictures: Biggest, newest and a few firsts

If 2016 was the year Queens was named the No. 1 tourist destination in the U.S. — thanks Lonely Planet guidebooks, wherever your are — then 2017 will likely be remembered as the year real-estate developers discovered the borough is an awful nice place to live. Comment

Best of the best: top arts stories of 2017 in Queens

It seems every time you turn around, something cool is happening in The World’s Borough, where every neighborhood has its own special vibe. Comments (2)

Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017


Moses planned Cross Island as part of citywide network

In December 1937, descendants of pioneer Flushing families take part in a pageant of Flushing Centennial. Women who are leaders in social and civic life are in the cast of the historical fete. Comments (1)

Friday, Dec. 29, 2017


Crime at 50-year low in city: mayor, police commissioner

Queens and the rest of the city are on track to have the lowest crime rate in more than half a century and the lowest prison population in 35 years. Comments (3)
Sports have always been a big part of Queens and 2017 has been no different. From tennis to baseball to some hoops, there have been plenty of big stories throughout the year. Comment

Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017


Queens homeowners to get water bill rebate

Following an Appeals Court decision, 277,495 Queens homeowners of one-to three-family houses will get a $183 rebate on their water bills, but not everyone is seeing it as a victory. Comment
Hunters Point

Hunters Pt. Library delayed another year

Hundreds of supporters, family and friends of City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) packed his favorite restaurant, Manducatis Rustica, on Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City last week to witness him officially sworn in to a third term at City Hall. The evening took the sting out of two significant setbacks for Van Bramer earlier in the week. Comments (6)

Elected officials collect coats for families in need

Elected officials in western Queens are once again helping the 29th annual New York Cares coat drive reach its goal of collecting more than 125,000 coats this year. Comment

Annual winter concert returns to Queens College

The 77th Annual Winter Concert, performed by the Queens College Choral Society Dec. 16, offered renditions of Mozart’s “Requiem” and a New Age choral piece called “1001 Voices: A Symphony for a New America.” Comment
Rhymes with Crazy

Ultimate reality check: Subways will ruin your life

As the new year kicks in, New Yorkers look mindfully inward and recognize, with much soul-searching, the truth. Comments (1)
High Heat

Mets extend Sandy Alderson, bring back Omay Minaya

Mets fans who have been dreaming about the end of Sandy Alderson’s tenure as the team’s general manager have to keep dreaming, as the club announced it has signed him to an extension last week. Comment
Murray Hill

Community asking MTA for security footage of Murray Hill hate crime

After an LIRR Murray Hill Station sign was vandalized with anti-Asian graffiti, MTA Police have installed a security camera at the station. Comments (5)

Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017

Friday, Dec. 22, 2017

The MTA announced it would make special service changes for holiday travelers such as free bus fares to LaGuardia Airport and increased LIRR service. Comments (1)

Man robs stores in Jackson Heights and Sunnyside: NYPD

The NYPD was searching for a man who allegedly robbed two stores in Jackson Heights and Sunnyside. Comment
Forest Hills

Man found dead on Woodhaven Boulevard in hit-run: NYPD

FOREST HILLS — A Forest Hills man was struck by unknown vehicle Thursday night just minutes away from his home and was later found dead on the road in a hit-and-run, according to the NYPD. Comment
Forest Hills

Man exposed himself on R train in Forest Hills: Cops

Police were searching for a man suspected of public lewdness in Forest Hills. Comment
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