Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014

Jackson Heights

Armondo’s finds a new home after is was burned out of the Bruson Building

Armondo’s is coming back. Comment

Molloy teacher to take part in Holocaust Remembrance at Auschwitz

A Briarwood teacher was one of only 25 educators from around the world chosen to participate in a unique professional development program in Poland as part of “Auschwitz: The Past is Present.” The program is part of the official observance of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp. Comments (3)

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014


Elmhurst resident pens tour guide to borough

Looking for a unique stocking stuffer for a borough-curious loved one this holiday season? An Elmhurst resident has written “Walking Queens,” a handy guide to 30 of the best neighborhood walking tours in the borough. Comment
Jackson Heights

Dromm bill seeks LGBTQ stats

City Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) introduced legislation requiring city agencies to include a sexual orientation and gender identity section on forms and then cull data from them to tailor services for the LGBTQ community. Comments (1)

Monday, Dec. 8, 2014

College Point

College Point Corporate Park businesses say money is wasted

The city Economic Development Corporation is exploring different options that would enable businesses in the College Point Corporate Park to have more of a say in how the park’s funds are being used. Comment

Bayside serves as a laboratory for a new TV station endeavour

Bayside is about to get an excellent Christmas present. Comments (1)

Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014

College Point

Shannon Gaels moves forward on College Point field

The Queens-based Shannon Gaels Gaelic Football Club’s plans to upgrade its field in College Point is moving swiftly, the College Point Civic and Taxpayers Association announced at its monthly meeting late last month. Comment

City to reduce number of mentally ill in jail

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday a plan intended to reduce crime and the number of inmates sent to Rikers Island with mental health issues or substance abuse by increasing mental health treatment to individuals throughout the criminal justice system. Comments (1)

Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014


Jamaica Muslim Center unveils South Asian senior center

For the past 12 years, Mazeda Uddin, a self-proclaimed “hungry community activist,” has been pressuring elected officials to form a senior center for the elderly Muslim population. Comments (1)

Flushing principal faces sexual harassment suit

A former teacher at John Bowne High School in Flushing filed a federal lawsuit against the principal, Howard Kwait, over sexual harassment and pressure to inflate grades Monday, court documents show. Comment

Friday, Dec. 5, 2014


Meeks hopes for federal indictment in Garner’s death

U.S. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-Jamaica) said Friday the video footage of the Eric Garner case along with the medical examiner’s ruling the death of the Staten Island man was a homicide “is enough for an indictment.” Comments (9)
Long Island City

Landmarks Commission delays vote on removing sites from list

By The Times Ledger Staff Comment
Long Island City

CB Chairman Conley steps down after more than two decades

Joseph Conley announced he is stepping down as chairman of Community Board 2 after 23 years of volunteer service. He told a larger-than-usual crowd at the board’s monthly meeting, at Sunnyside Community Services Thursday that it was time to make way for new leadership. Comment

Justice Department’s investigation into Garner death is right: Maloney

U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Astoria) agreed Thursday with the decision of the Justice Department to open an investigation into the death of Eric Garner, the Staten Island man who died in a police chokehold. Comments (3)

Film studio buys Glendale lots for $19.5 M

A $19.5 million property sale has set the stage in Glendale. Comments (1)
Springfield Gardens

SE Queens pushes to create an industrial BID for JFK

Businesses in the off-airport cargo neighborhood in Springfield Gardens want to create the Greater JFK Industrial Business Improvement District to increase the quality of life of property and company owners, tenants and community organizations in an area with about 8,000 workers. Comments (2)

Astoria schoolgirl wins prestigious prize for invention

When she accepted the TAGIE award for Young Inventor of the Year in Chicago’s historic Navy Pier Grand Ballroom last week, Astoria’s Lyla Black stunned the crowd of 400 toy and game industry insiders from 23 countries. Comment
Fresh Meadows

Francis Lewis HS JROTC gets perfect score

The Francis Lewis High School Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps in Fresh Meadows is the first and only school in its brigade to receive a U.S. Defense Department honor with distinction award with a perfect score for the 2014-15 academic year. Comment

Bayside pockets its fourth landmarked structure

Bayside has scored big, again. The neighborhood just got its fourth landmarked property. Comments (5)

Ex-library trustees drop case against Katz

Six ousted Queens Library trustees dropped their lawsuit against Borough President Melinda Katz, but maintained her view of the court proceeding should not be trusted. Comment
Middle Village

$25M sewer fix in the works in Middle Village

Western Queens neighborhoods have their hopes wrapped up in a 5-by-8 foot concrete box this holiday season. Comment

Former Republican club president Harvey E. Moder dies at 88

Former Queens Village Republican Club president Harvey E. Moder, 88, died Monday. Comments (1)

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014


Queens dismayed grand jury did not indict in Garner death

Queens reacted with swift disappointment to the decision by a Staten Island grand jury not to indict a white police officer in the chokehold death of black resident Eric Garner. Comments (9)

Landmarks Commission move has preservationists alarmed

The future of the Pepsi Cola sign and seven other historic sites across the borough are suddenly in jeopardy now that the chairwoman of the Landmarks Preservation Commission is proposing to remove them from consideration for protection. Comments (5)

Fight is on to ban horse-drawn carriages

Horse-drawn carriages in and around Central Park’s roadways have been a part of the city for at least the last century. Comments (1)
Long Island City

Study shows federal cuts are affecting food banks and soup kitchens

A survey released just before Thanksgiving shows that one in six New York City residents struggles against hunger while food pantries are finding it difficult to meet demands this year. Comments (2)
Forest Hills

Meng says she saved college from closure

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) said Monday she saved Bramson ORT College from shutting its doors, but she and the Forest Hills college would not discuss details of the school’s trajectory. Comment
Forest Hills

Black Friday sales weaken in borough

Bargain-hunters came out for the busiest shopping weekend of the year throughout the borough. Comments (1)

Smith viewed campaign coffers as IPO: Prosecutors

State Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Hollis) allegedly compared his campaign coffers to an IPO and former Queens GOP leader Vincent Tabone allegedly bartered with the party’s endorsement as precursors to the crimes they are charged with at their impending federal corruption trial, prosecutors contend. Comment

Flushing Town Hall hosts first holiday market

Flushing Town Hall is holding its first-ever holiday market featuring everything from Christmas earrings to Korean traditional knotting art Sunday. Comment
LeFrak City

Fund-raising campaign held for children of murdered LeFrak mother

City Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras (D-East Elmhurst) has opened an education fund and launched a public fund-raising campaign for the children of Brandee Anastasia Massey, the pregnant mother of four who was shot and killed in front of her LeFrak apartment on the day before Thanksgiving. The baby girl she carried was delivered at Elmhurst Hospital Center but did not survive. Comments (1)

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014


Grand jury brings no charges in Staten Island chokehold death

A Staten Island grand jury decided not to indict a white police officer in the chokehold death of black resident Eric Garner, Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan said in a statement Wednesday, as Queens reacted with dismay. Comments (5)

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014


Stabbing, fire occur at same Flushing building

At around 8:50 a.m., a stabbing was reported on 143-45 Sanford Ave. on Parsons Boulevard. Two people were then taken to New York Hospital Queens, according to FDNY spokesman Brian Norton. Comments (1)

Monday, Dec. 1, 2014


Judge dismissed removed Queens library trustees’ suit against Katz

A federal judge dismissed six former Queens Library trustees’ lawsuit seeking to reverse their removal from the board at the borough president’s hands, court documents show. Comment


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