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Friday, May 29, 2015

Astoria

New commander at the 114th Precinct settles into Astoria

NYPD Capt. Peter Fortune had just settled in as the new commanding officer of the 114th Precinct in Astoria when Officer Brian Moore was shot in the head less than 10 miles away in Queens Village. He died May 4, sending shock waves through the department and the borough’s station houses. Comment.
Astoria

Simotas former staff member passes away at the age of 27

Jim McFadden, who served as Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas’ director of communications for nearly two years, died May 20 at the age of 27. The first year student at George Washington University School of Law went into cardiac arrest May 1 after choking on food at dinner and was kept alive by life support for two weeks, according to his mother Lisa. Comments (1).

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Jackson Heights

Mayor de Blasio to be Grand Marshal at Queens Pride Parade in Jackson Heights

Mayor Bill de Blasio will be the grand marshal of this year’s Queens Pride Parade in Jackson Heights June 7, one year after he became the first mayor to march. Comments (1).
Astoria

A daylong celebration of borough’s diversity set for Astoria

The Central Astoria Local Development Coalition, famous for its Independence Day celebration, Astoria Park Carnival, and concerts on the waterfront, is adding another event to its repertoire to honor the neighborhood’s diversity. Comment.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Long Island City

LIC company puts new twist on food cart business

A Long Island City-based company is looking to change the way the food cart business operates in New York City. Comment.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Long Island City

Planned Parenthood health center in Court Square set to open in June

Queens residents will no longer have to travel to another borough for sexual and reproductive health services when a new Planned Parenthood clinic opens in Long Island City next month. Comments (2).

Monday, May 25, 2015

Sunnyside

Sunnyside food festival came back with a bang

The third annual Taste of Sunnyside event was attended by hundreds of locals Tuesday intent on sampling all the cuisine the neighborhood had to offer under the 7 train. Comment.
Long Island City

Butt slapper smiles in released sketch

LONG ISLAND CITY—There is a man on the loose who has an affinity for slapping butts. Comments (2).

Friday, May 22, 2015

Astoria

NYC Musical Saw Festival retools for its 11th event

After cutting back last year to catch her breath, Natalia Paruz and her orchestra of saw musicians are returning to Astoria for the 11th NYC Musical Saw Festival at Trinity Lutheran Church Saturday, May 30. Comment.
Hunters Point

Long awaited Hunters Point library breaks ground

Several years ago City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) got a phone call from Fausta Ippolito, a Long Island City mother of two children. She had been traveling to the Astoria Queens Library branch because her neighborhood lacked a library, and wanted to find out how to get a library built in Long Island City. Comment.
Corona

LED lights, lampposts coming to Roosevelt Avenue

City Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras (D-East Elmhurst) and the city Department of Transportation announced the installation of new LED lights and lampposts between 90th and 111th Streets on Roosevelt Avenue as part of her New Deal for Roosevelt Avenue. Comments (3).
Long Island City

City Council passes bill to enhance community engagement in public art projects

New York City will have its first-ever comprehensive cultural plan now that Mayor Bill de Blasio signed the legislation Monday. The new law requires the city Department of Culture to address the availability and distribution of cultural activities in the five boroughs, the relationship between cultural activities and social and economic health and welfare, housing and studio needs of artists, and increasing arts education and activities in public schools. Comments (1).

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Sunnyside

Woman sent to prison for 24 years for shoving Queens subway rider

A 33-year-old Rego Park woman was sentenced to 24 years in prison Wednesday for pushing a man to his death in front of the No. 7 subway train in Sunnyside in 2012, Comments (1).
Long Island City

Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks to be broadcast from LIC

Long Island City will get national exposure as it hosts NBC’s two-hour national broadcast of the 39th Annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks. Comment.
Elmhurst

Reputed gang member charged in Elmhurst murder: DA

A reputed member of the Sureño 13 street gang has been charged with murder, gang assault and weapons possession for the fatal shooting of a 38-year-old Elmhurst man following a verbal argument earlier this month, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.

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