Merchants on 37th Road between Broadway and 74th Street say they have seen their business drop by 50 percent or more since the city Department of Transportation has rerouted the bus routes and turned the block into what is planned to be a pedestrian plaza. Comments (5).
Mere weeks after announcing the dog run on Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City would be renovated, local legislators and their four-legged constituents cut the ribbon on the expanded park last Thursday. Comment.
Home video games are an integral part of our high-tech culture. Take a PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 away from a kid or teen and they won’t make it through the day. The same holds true for many adults who get hooked on escaping reality. Comment.
When Woodsider Rocky Sanabria wrote to City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) about his wish to become a motivational speaker and share his experiences as a transgender teen, Van Bramer invited him to speak at the Council so he could get started on that dream. Comment.
Artists often sign the corners of their masterpieces, but the city signed Ann Buehler’s for her Saturday, putting the name of the feisty former head of an Astoria Boys & Girls club at the corner of 30th Road and 21st Street. Comment.
City Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) announced Tuesday he was introducing a resolution calling for the city Department of Education to integrate lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender historical figures into the general school curriculum. Comment.
The teen Queensbridge native who was shot in an apparent dispute between two rival Manhattan public housing projects was trying to avoid trouble when her accused shooters allegedly opened fire on her, prosecutors revealed last week when the pair appeared in court. Comments (1).