Monday, April 16, 2018

Oakland Gardens

Officers seize 71 guns, including assault rifles, from Oakland Gardens home

OAKLAND GARDENS – Officers executing a search warrant at an Oakland Gardens home uncovered 71 firearms, including pistols, assault rifles, rifles, handguns and shotguns Sunday, police said. Comments (1)
College Point

Community rallies against proposed College Point hotel

State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) joined concerned College Point residents who are unhappy with a proposed hotel Tuesday afternoon. Comments (3)
David Beier, the president of the Committee for Taxi Safety, is asking the National Credit Union Administration to work with medallion owners to make reasonable repayment plans. Comments (1)
Survivors of sex trafficking joined U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Astoria) for a rally on the steps of City Hall Monday celebrating the FBI’s seizure and shutdown of and other websites that allegedly help those engaged in human trafficking. Comments (2)

Stepfather gets 150 years in sisters’ rape: DA

Lorenzo Arline was sentenced to 150 years in prison Tuesday for the decade-long sexual assault of his two stepdaughters that resulted in the births of eight children. Comments (1)

Sunday, April 15, 2018

The reorganization continues at NYPD’s 111th Precinct, based in Bayside, as it welcomes a new Community Affairs officer many in the neighborhood may already know. Comment
Little Neck

Sauberman changes party designation in run for Suozzi’s seat

Freshman U.S. Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-Little Neck) will be facing one more general election challenger after Syosset resident Joshua Sauberman changed his party designation from Democrat to Independent. Comments (1)
East Elmhurst

Angry ex-employee douses Elmhurst restaurant in gasoline: FDNY

A Jamaica man was charged with dousing a female employee with gasoline while attempting to burn down an Elmhurst restaurant, Fire Department officials said. Comment

Back in the spotlight


Back in the spotlight

As the 1980’s rapper MC Shan once put it, the Bridge is where “stars are born.” Comment

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Queens Village

Queens Village pageant queen wins Miss NY Outstanding Teen crown

Queens Village’s own Cayla Kumar will receive a resolution on the state Senate floor April 30 by Sen. Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) for winning Miss New York’s Outstanding Teen contest last week and for her countless hours of volunteer service. Comment

Queens SOUP announces its finalists


Queens SOUP announces its finalists

Queens SOUP has found its “final four.” Comment
State Assemblywoman Alicia Hyndman (D-Springfield Gardens) was at a meet-and-greet Monday with Paul Hendel, a Rosedale McDonald’s owner and operator who also serves as the president of the New York Tri-State McDonald’s Owner/Operators Association. Comments (4)

NYPD searching for suspect wanted in connection with six robberies in southeast Queens

Police were searching for a suspect wanted for questioning in connection with a string of robberies that occurred over the course of a month in southeast Queens. Comments (1)

Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company takes the stage at Flushing Town Hall

Flushing Town Hall will play host to a dynamic perofrmance as the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company returns to perform Sunday, April 15, at 1 p.m. Comment

Friday, April 13, 2018

Mayor announces new NYCHA head

Mayor Bill de Blasio toured the recently renovated Ocean Bay Bayside Houses Tuesday in Far Rockaway, which featured new kitchens and bathrooms, calling it a model for the rest of the NYCHA repairs that will happen around the city. Comments (1)
Embattled NYCHA Chair and CEO Shola Olatoye was conspicuously absent when Mayor Bill de Blasio came to the Queensbridge Houses for a rooftop press briefing last week. She was on a family vacation, the mayor explained, but on Tuesday Olatoye announced she would depart the post at the end of April. Comments (1)

Community Board 11 joins groups across the city in opposition of LPC rule changes

Community Board 11 voted unanimously in favor of a resolution to oppose new rules that no longer require the Landmark Preservation Commission to seek the input of advisory boards within the city before making a decision certain types of work on designated property. Comment
A follow-up report on Rikers Island said the prison complex can be closed before the 10-year timeline Mayor Bill de Blasio announced last year with a few additional amendments to the plan. Comments (2)

LIRR to begin tests to implement life-saving technology on Port Washington line

The MTA anticipates meeting a federal deadline of Dec. 31 for the launch of Positive Train Control, a potentially life-saving technology which controls the speed of locomotives, and will be testing technology along the LIRR’s Port Washington line between Woodside and Bayside throughout April. Comments (1)

Photos: Thousands attend fan-based Lego festival at Flushing Meadows Corona Park

What is that makes those colorful little plastic bricks such an obsession? Comment

A dose of doo-wop

While strolling through Central Park near Bethesda Fountain last Sunday, I was drawn to the strains of songs of the 1950s being performed by a group of gentlemen who call themselves Cover Story. Their music, affectionately referred to as doo wop, revived many fond memories, uplifted my spirits and made me smile. It even stirred my patriotic pride because those sounds could not have been created anywhere else on the planet. Sadly there are some who are of the opinion that the “classic songs of the ‘50s” represented an era of repression and segregation. Comment

Fashion in Film Festival comes to MOMI

The London-based Fashion in Film Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary season at the Museum of the Moving Image. Comment

St. John’s men’s lacrosse handed first loss at home

After a 6-2 start, the St. John’s men’s lacrosse team has dropped three consecutive games, including a closely contested 11-10 overtime loss at home to Marquette last Friday. Comment


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