The borough’s top prosecutor said his office has locked up a dozen criminals since the state created tougher sex-trafficking laws after a Queens Village man pleaded guilty Monday to forcing a 15-year-old girl into sex work last year. Comments (1).
I read an article last October regarding the parking lot at the intersection of Northern and Bell boulevards servicing CVS and Party City. While I realize there is a potential problem with cars parking there illegally to patronize food carts or other establishments, what I witnessed the night of July 20 is a greater problem. Comment.
One could almost hear the resentment and outrage springing from the page that an elected state official is earning a six-figure salary from their outside job in addition to what they are paid for by serving their constituents. Comment.
Madison Square Garden’s days above Penn Station, through which thousands of Queens commuters pass daily, are now numbered and community activists hope it means a new start toward an elegant rail station named for Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Comment.
City Councilman Donovan Richards (D-Laurelton), who won a special election in February to fill the seat left vacant by his mentor, touted the tax dollars he brought back from his first city budget during his state of the district address Tuesday. Comment.
I am getting tired of no one addressing the issue of all these churches popping up all of a sudden. I have lived in Bayside for 30 years and I think we should have housing around here, not more churches. Comments (8).
Springfield Gardens is two-for-two when it comes to fighting unwanted businesses near the neighborhood high school after the state rejected an application for a liquor store across the street. Comment.
The June 2013 Holliswood Civic Association Newsletter contained a security report by member Kurt Hoppe. He warns members that there seems to be three or four groups of burglars breaking into homes in Fresh Meadows, Jamaica Estates and Holliswood. Comment.
City Councilman Mark Weprin (D-Oakland Gardens) wrote a letter in the July 19-25 edition of TimesLedger Newspapers defending his vote for the two Intros 1079 and 1080, comprising the Community Safety Act. Comments (3).
Among two dozen protesters outside the Becoming America Congressional Delegation’s event in Jackson Heights Saturday was a mother who knows firsthand how the country’s immigration policy can affect a family. Comments (1).
If the MTA keeps raising transit fares every two years, a monthly unlimited MetroCard could cost $168 in 10 years, the Straphangers Campaign said, criticizing the transit agency for what it called “constant fare hikes that overburden riders.” Comment.
WOODSIDE — A brazen pair of stick-up artists have been hitting gas stations and convenience stores across the borough — and in at least one case escaping in a distinctive minivan, the NYPD said. Comment.
It was not long ago when red light cameras were introduced as a life-saving program that would get reckless drivers off the road. We were told they were being installed for safety and not for revenue. Comments (20).
Queens is the borough of second chances, where people flock from around the world to start their lives over. But what about native sons — or near-natives from Brooklyn — who promise their constituents they have mended their ways only to squander the shot they were given at public redemption? Comment.
The St. John’s University men’s basketball team unveiled its non-conference schedule for next season that was highlighted by games against former Big East rival Syracuse and Big Ten power Wisconsin. Comment.
Queens lawmakers were unable to get the Federal Emergency Management Agency to include co-ops and condos when doling out grant money after severe storms and now stand behind legislation that would force them to do so if passed. Comment.
On a final stop in a weekend geared toward examining immigration in New York City, federal lawmakers gathered in Jackson Heights to hear the story of how one of their own ended up in this country and to listen to advocates and a young woman whose immigration status remains somewhat in limbo. Comments (1).
The city recently fined a Broadway-Flushing property owner nearly $10,000 after his workers filed permits to alter a house on a historic block — but ended up destroying most of the structure except for two walls. Comments (3).
Much of the debate surrounding the proposed QueensWay has been framed as an either-or issue: reactivate train service along the abandoned Rockaway Beach rail route or redevelop it into parkland, similar to Manhattan’s High Line. Comments (14).
The dangerous intersection of Union Turnpike and Springfield Boulevard in Oakland Gardens claimed another life this week when a 21-year-old motorcycle driver blew a red light and crashed into a city bus, police said. Comment.
After two years on the job overseeing downtown Jamaica’s main retail corridor, the executive director of the Jamaica Center Business Improvement District is leaving to take a similar position in Brooklyn. Comments (1).
On July 17, the Community Board 11 staff read, in the City Record, that the City Council Subcommittee on Landmarks, Public Siting and Maritime Uses was, much to our surprise, holding the hearing July 22 for the location of the 416-seat elementary school in Bayside. Comment.
It’s safe to say that every square inch of New York City real estate has been considered for its potential value, but a small plot of land on the corner of an oddly shaped block in Corona puts a new perspective on the obsession over square footage. Comment.
In a tragedy reminiscent of Shakespeare, two young lovers from Queens Village chose to throw themselves in front of a speeding Long Island Rail Road train rather than live without one another, according to authorities and a newspaper report. Comments (9).
ExxonMobil owes the city nearly $105 million to help pay the cost of treating contaminated groundwater in southeast Queens, a federal appeals court ruled last week after the international oil behemoth challenged the 2009 jury award. Comment.
Kenny Anderson, the former Archbishop Molloy and NBA star, recently revealed he was sexually abused as a child and plans to identify his attackers in his autobiography, which is slated to be released next year. Comment.
A Fresh Meadows man who worked as a dean and community associate for a Manhattan high school had unprotected sex with four students there and sexually harassed several others, a Special Commissioner of Investigation report said. Comment.
A Queens Republican Party pick for City Council was disqualified Tuesday after what political observers called a colossal blunder, but the candidate suggested she may have been the victim of sabotage. Comments (3).
BRIARWOOD — A Maspeth truck driver was arraigned on a manslaughter charge after a Springfield Gardens woman who had been clinging to the door of the truck he had been driving fell and died from her injuries early Saturday, according to court documents and police. Comment.
What started as a simple golf tournament and fund-raiser to benefit a Bay Terrace child with cerebral palsy has blossomed into an annual event that benefits kids in need throughout the community. Comment.
Three people were seriously injured, possibly from jumping out the window, after a fire spread from the ground flood of an Ozone Park building to the second floor Saturday morning, a spokesman for the Fire Department and neighbors said. Comment.