Wednesday, June 26, 2013


Proposed plastic foam ban met with criticism

Restaurant industry members are voicing concern over Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposal to ban plastic foam cups and food containers, a measure some say has the potential to hurt small businesses that rely on the low-cost products throughout New York City. Comments (1)

Woodhaven con gets 25 years for brazen 2012 sexual assault [With Video]

A violent criminal who sexually assaulted a woman as she was waiting to catch an early morning bus in Woodhaven was sentenced to 25 years in jail last week, the Queens district attorney said. Comment

Rudy’s remains a mainstay in Ridgewood

Stepping into Rudy’s Bakery and Café in Ridgewood is a lot like stepping into a time machine. Comment

Tuesday, June 25, 2013


Five police cameras head to downtown Flushing

Several intersections in the downtown Flushing area will soon be equipped with additional NYPD police cameras, though long-promised cameras at the site of two recent murders in a nearby housing project are still not operational. Comment

Museum of Moving Image unveils brand new courtyard

Elected officials and representatives from the Museum of the Moving Image gathered Tuesday at a celebratory dedication ceremony for the museum’s newly completed outdoor courtyard, named in honor of George S. Kaufman, the chairman of Kaufman Astoria Studios and a MoMI trustee. Comment
Little Neck

CB 11 variance shifts Scobee Diner parking lot

Parking patterns at the former Scobee Diner site in Little Neck will be changing to accommodate a two-story commercial building there for a bank and dentist’s office, Community Board 11 said. Comments (1)

Monday, June 24, 2013

Long Island City

New rules to save boro homes

The city’s building code will probably be modified to better prepare for storms following recommendations unveiled last week by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (D-Manhattan) in Long Island City. Comment

Infant mortality rate remains high in SE Queens

A baby born to a mother from Jamaica is three times less likely to celebrate his or her first birthday than a baby from Forest Hills, according to a report by the city Health Department, a fact that highlights the disparities that exist among communities even as the city celebrates its lowest infant mortality rate in history. Comment

Clinton’s group praises Council for city Jobs to Build On project

Scores of elected officials, along with labor, African-American, Latino and Asian leaders congregated at City Hall last week to express appreciation and praise for the Bill Clinton Global Initiative. Comment

Missing Flushing man last seen in Midtown: NYPD

BEECHHURST — A 55-year-old man who lives on Powells Cove Boulevard went missing across the river last week, and the NYPD is hoping the public can help find him. Comment
South Richmond Hill

Police searching for missing S. Rich Hill man

SOUTH RICHMOND HILL — Police were asking for help finding a missing person last seen June 12, the NYPD said. Comment

Sunday, June 23, 2013


Halloran’s spokesman steps down

Another top official working for embattled City Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) stepped down this week, making it the third time an aide has quit since the councilman was arrested on federal corruption charges. Comments (18)
Little Neck

Little Neck art students to be featured in Douglaston show

A group of young artists from Little Neck will have their work prominently displayed by the National Art League this month, their teacher said. Comments (1)

House defeats farm bill with provisions for food stamp cuts

The new Farm Bill was voted down by the House of Representatives Thursday by a vote of 234-195. Comment

Majority of voters want Shelly shelved as Assembly boss: Poll

In a recent poll conducted by Siena College Research Institute, 52 percent of New York state voters say state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan) failed to handle the Vito Lopez case appropriately and believe he should step down as speaker. Comments (1)
Long Island City

LIC muggers punch, steal from victims: NYPD [With Video]

LONG ISLAND CITY — The city Police Department was reaching out to the public hoping to find suspects wanted in connection with a robbery pattern within the 114th Precinct, the NYPD said. Comment
Ozone Park

Man convicted in Ozone Park sex assault gets 25 years: Brown

OZONE PARK — A 23-year-old man was sentenced to 25 years in prison for sexually attacking a woman in July 2011, the district attorney said. Comment

Robbery suspect hit banks in Ridgewood and B’klyn: Cops

RIDGEWOOD Police were looking for a suspect who allegedly robbed a Brooklyn bank and tried to rob another one in Ridgewood, cops said. attempted bank robbery, police said. Comment

Police release new photos of suspects in commercial robberies

SUNNYSIDE — Cops were looking for a pair of alleged thieves who knocked over two Queens businesses. Comment

Police seeking help in locating missing Flushing man

FLUSHING — A 23-year-old man went missing last week from his Linden Place home, police said. Comment

Saturday, June 22, 2013


Convicted killer of hoops star teenager faces sentencing

A Manhattan man convicted in the fatal shooting of Queensbridge native Tayshana “Chicken” Murphy is scheduled to be sentenced next week, but the slain teen’s father says there will never be justice even if those responsible for the basketball star’s untimely death are behind bars. Comment

Models to help Haiti recovery

The runway won’t end at the fashion show for these models. Comment

Mitchell-Linden library moves to new, more spacious location

Queens Library at Mitchell-Linden will be closing after more than 50 years of operating in the Flushing area and moving to a new space, according to Joanne King, Queens Library’s director of communications. Comment

Federal investigators looking into cause of LIRR derailment

Federal transportation regulators will head up an investigation into what caused a Long Island Rail Road train to derail outside Penn Station Monday evening, resulting in hectic commutes for straphangers the following day. Comments (1)

Two teens steal man’s iPhone 5: Cops

FLUSHING — Two teenagers allegedly pummeled a 21-year-old and stole his iPhone 5 near the corner of Elder Avenue and Colden Street June 12, police said. Comment

104th Precinct warns of Ridgewood robbery pattern

RIDGEWOOD — The 104th Precinct is warning residents about a robbery patterns that has been plaguing the area. Comment
Middle Village

Police hunting for suspect in western Queens bank robberies

MIDDLE VILLAGE — Police were looking for a suspect who tried to rob three western Queens banks last year, the NYPD said.. Comment

Suspect breaks into car in Astoria, steals purse: Police [With Video]

ASTORIA — The NYPD was seeking information in identifying a suspect wanted for grand larceny within the confines of the 114th Precinct. Comment

Police allege Flushing man wrote check to self for $3K

FLUSHING — A man living within the 109th Precinct cashed in a blank check he allegedly stole from his ex-girlfriend, a police source said. Comment

Missing Flushing teen last seen at home: NYPD

FLUSHING — Authorities are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Yan Ling Zheng, 19, who went missing from her Robinson Street home last week. Comment

Friday, June 21, 2013

Richmond Hill

Rich Hill man celebrates Father’s Day with dad’s kidney

Leonard Burke, of Richmond Hill, spent his first Father’s Day on the heels of his second kidney transplant. This time, it was his own father’s kidney keeping him alive. Comment
Crime NYPD

Elmhurst man found dead in home

A 65-year-old Elmhurst man was found dead in his home Thursday with bruises on his neck, the NYPD said Friday. Comment

Queens keeping close eye on Halloran capital cash

It has been two months since City Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) was arrested on federal corruption charges and barred from touching government funds, but groups who were promised some of that money said they were still optimistic they will see green. Comment
South Jamaica

Mourners march for D’aja, 14

They marched mostly in silence Saturday, stopping only once along the way to pray on Sutphin Boulevard and 116th Road where D’aja Robinson grew up, before reaching the intersection where the 14-year-old was shot and killed last month. Comments (4)
South Jamaica

Community salutes police for Q6 arrest

Several elected officials were joined by parents whose children were killed or wounded by gunfire in honoring NYPD Chief of the Department Phillip Banks III and the Police Department following its arrest of a suspect in last month’s fatal shooting of a teenage girl on a South Jamaica bus. Comments (3)

Forum questions Dems seeking seat in Council

Five Democrats hoping to replace City Councilman Dan Halloran (R-Whitestone) came together for their first public forum as primary opponents Tuesday, fielding questions largely revolving around quality of life in northeast Queens. Comment

Historical hints hidden in walls of Bowne House

Flushing’s Bowne House is already one of the most significant historical sites in the city, but crews restoring the 17th-century building recently peeled back the outside wall to reveal further clues to the area’s rich colonial history. Comment
East Elmhurst

Mayoral hopefuls tackle Sandy at faith forum in East Elmhurst

Following Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s announcement of a $20 billion plan to protect the city from future storms, mayoral candidates were grilled last week on how they would leverage those funds to create jobs, expand affordable housing and invest in neighborhoods. Comment

SE Queens task force wants to quiet house parties

Neighbors in southeast Queens have come to dread unruly house parties that take over their residential blocks during the summer months, and they are banding together to try to pull the plug before things get out of hand this year. Comments (5)

Two years later O’Neills pushes back reopening

People are constantly asking George O’Neill when his restaurant is going to reopen. Comments (6)

Ferreras pushes feds to probe Herbalife

City Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras (D-East Elmhurst) is calling on the Federal Trade Commission to investigate recruitment practices of Herbalife, a company recently accused of operating a pyramid scheme targeting minority groups. Comments (3)

Sheldon Silver rejects new Scaffold Law: Moya

State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan) killed proposed changes to the city’s Scaffold Law Tuesday, according to a spokeswoman for Assemblyman Francisco Moya (D-Jackson Heights). Comment
Ozone Park

Ozone Park cat killer faces 2 years for animal cruelty

An Ozone Park man faces up to two years in prison after being convicted of bludgeoning a stray cat to death, the Queens district attorney said this week. Comments (2)
South Jamaica

Cop receives 7 years for shooting unarmed man

SOUTH JAMAICA — A city cop with 19 years on the force was sentenced to seven years in jail last week for shooting an unarmed man in 2010 while off duty, the district attorney said. Comment

Inbound JFK flight diverted to Scotland after letter scare: Post

JAMAICA — A flight on its way to JFK Airport from Cairo, Egypt, was forced to land in Scotland earlier this week after a passenger found a note threatening to set the plan on fire, the New York Post reported. Comment

Rosedale cabbie killed by umbrella eye stabbing: NYPD

ROSEDALE — A Queens cab driver was killed in Brooklyn last week when his passenger allegedly stabbed him in the eye with an umbrella, according to the NYPD. Comment

Thursday, June 20, 2013


Huang pleads guilty to illegal sales

Infamous Queens developer Tommy Huang has pleaded guilty to making illegal transactions under the table after the state ordered him to stop building and selling condos, the state attorney general said Wednesday. Comment
Willets Point

City returns to shutter more Willets shops

The city again shut down a group of Willets Point businesses that lie in the footprint of a $3 billion redevelopment project set to begin early next year, while talks about a detailed plan to relocate the auto repair shops to Maspeth have been stalled since October. Comment
South Ozone Park

South Ozone Pk teen killed on eve of his 20th birthday

Instead of celebrating his son’s birthday, a heartbroken father in South Ozone Park had to plan a funeral. Comments (6)
Ozone Park

FBI makes find at home of Ozone Park mobster

Two days after the FBI started looking for a body buried in Ozone Park, agents uncovered unspecified material Wednesday at the home of the late mobster James “Jimmy the Gent” Burke, authorities familiar with the investigation said. Comment

JFK barrier to keep turtles off the tarmac

When it comes to wind and clouds, Mother Nature is pretty much an unstoppable force as far as your flight plans are concerned. Turtles, on the other hand, appear to be more manageable. Comment

HS grad rate falls in Queens in 2012

The graduation rate for Queens high schoolers dropped about 2 percent last year as changes were made to diploma requirements, but the percentage of pupils leaving college-ready climbed, with Hispanic students making gains on closing the education gap. Comment

Jury convicts Pomonok killer

Days before a Queens Supreme Court jury convicted Malcolm Thompson Wednesday of murdering a man in Pomonok Houses in 2010, they watched Assistant District Attorney Peter Lomp place several bullets on a ledge a few feet in front of their faces. Comments (1)

Bayside activists ask for FAA roundtable

The Bayside-based group established to fight the Federal Aviation Administration over flight noise in northeast Queens has been working with the agency to draft a binding document with hopes of creating an aviation roundtable, its leaders said. Comments (1)
Long Island City

CitiBike may come to LIC to offset G closing

The MTA is in talks with the city’s Department of Transportation about expanding the CitiBike program to areas that will be affected by upcoming closures of the G train, including Long Island City and Greenpoint in Brooklyn. Comment

Bayside BID to hold annual board elections

It has been five years since the Bayside Village Business Improvement District started doing business along Bell Boulevard, and top members said they had come a long way. Comment
South Jamaica

Off-duty cop shot while breaking up fight: NYPD

An Ozone Park man who police say allegedly broke into his ex-girlfriend’s South Jamaica home over the weekend and shot an off-duty cop who came to her aid was charged with assault and attempting to kill a police officer, the district attorney announced. Comments (2)

Queens Symphony to perform at June Astoria firework show

Astoria celebrates its independence early with the first firework celebration in the city this summer Monday. Central Astoria’s 31st annual Waterfront Independence celebration will feature the Queens Symphony Orchestra followed by a Grucci fireworks display over the East River. Comment

Queens man at center of East Village crash

MANHATTAN - An allegedly drunk Queens man was behind the wheel Wednesday morning when his car hopped an East Village curb, smashed into a deli and launched a fire hydrant into the air, injuring five, the New York Post reported. Comment

Teen robbed 2 people on M train: Police

REGO PARK — Police were searching for a suspect wanted in two robberies that occurred on the northbound M train.On May 14 at 12:30 p.m., the suspect allegedly stole a woman’s iPhone and fled the train as it pulled into the 67th Avenue station according to the NYPD. Comment

Wednesday, June 19, 2013


Tommy Huang pleads guilty to illegal condo sales in Elmhurst: AG

A notorious Queens developer pleaded guilty to developing and selling condos in Elmhurst after a 1999 court order banned them from the business, the state attorney general said. Comments (2)
South Ozone Park

Teen charged in fatal stabbing in S. Ozone Park: NYPD

A South Ozone Park teen has been arrested and charged with stabbing D’Anthony McDonald to death, police said Tuesday night. Comments (8)

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Kew Gardens

Update: FDNY rescue man stuck in Kew Gardens hole

KEW GARDENS — The FDNY successfully removed a construction worker from a muddy trench about three hours after he fell several stories in Kew Gardens, a spokesman for the FDNY said. Comment
Ozone Park

FBI dig up famed mobster’s house

The sound of jackhammers interrupted an otherwise quiet neighborhood in Ozone Park Tuesday morning, where members of the FBI evidence response team had launched an investigation a day earlier to find the remains of a dead mobster. Comment

MTA says LIRR delays to extend into Tuesday evening rush hour

Straphangers can expect cancellations and delays during the Tuesday evening rush hour as crews repair damages left behind after a Long Island Rail Road train derailed under the East River Monday night, according to the MTA. Comments (3)

Limited evening service on N, Q and R trains this week

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority begin four consecutive nights of maintenance Monday on N, Q and R subway lines. Comment

Monday, June 17, 2013

South Jamaica

Officer shot in South Jamaica after intervening in domestic dispute

An off-duty cop who was at a party in South Jamaica Sunday night was shot in the hand after he stepped into an alleged domestic dispute nearby, police said. Comments (1)

Saturday, June 15, 2013

South Ozone Park

Teen stabbed to death after dispute in S. Ozone Park: Family

On Saturday, he would have turned 20. Comments (2)


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