LAGUARDIA AIRPORT — A 34-year-old ramp agent for Southwest Airlines at LaGuardia Airport pleaded guilty Tuesday to brutally assaulting his supervisor in August, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. Comment.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg visited Jackson Heights, the neighborhood most starved for park space in Queens, last week to celebrate the upcoming opening of PS 69’s student-designed playground, which comes complete with a human sundial and rock wall with “fossils.” Comment.
Actress Patty Duke was born Dec. 14, 1946, as Anna Marie Duke in Elmhurst. She is perhaps best known for her starring role in the eponymous sitcom “The Patty Duke Show” and her portrayal of drug-addicted Hollywood star Neely O’Hara in the 1967 camp classic “Valley of the Dolls.” Comment.
A report recently released by the Center for an Urban Future claims that city community colleges “are not yet delivering on all their potential.” And it reached this conclusion because, like other community colleges in the city, LaGuardia and Queensborough have only a 28 percent graduation rate. Comment.
A nearly naked Saint Nick climbing down the chimney in the middle of the night might sound terrifying, but Astoria residents were all smiles Saturday when a group of scantily clad Kris Kringles stripped for charity and streaked through the neighborhood. Comment.
City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside), community leaders and residents condemned the city Department of Transportation Monday for its plans to install Muni-Meters near 41st Avenue and 29th Street in the Dutch Kills section of Long Island City. Comment.
City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) announced at the Woodside Library last week that he had introduced legislation designed to put even more library cards in the hands of needy children. Comment.
City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) announced Tuesday that Astoria Park’s long-neglected diving pool will get a $1 million renovation and be converted into a first-class performance space by 2013. Comment.
Police were asking for the public’s help in catching a man who tried to murder two officers Friday afternoon in Jackson Heights as City Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) called for more police protection in the area. Comment.
A Queens family is pleading with the federal government to release their patriarch, who has been in jail for more than eight months, since they say immigration officials have not formally charged him with any crime. Comment.
Federal authorities said last week that 20 individuals, some of whom are allegedly members of the notorious Gambino and Bonnano mob families, were arraigned in Manhattan federal court on charges of importing women from Russia and Eastern Europe to work at strip clubs in Queens and on Long Island. Comment.
Sharada Devi, head of the 82nd Street Business Improvement District, was fired by the BID’s board due to incompetence, and Small Business Commissioner Robert Walsh vowed to hire a new executive director who would turn the commercial strip around within 100 days. Comment.
Two entities have been rejected in their bids to build an applied sciences or engineering campus somewhere in the city because they did not meet the criteria for the city’s competition, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said last week. Roosevelt Island is one of the possible sites. Comment.
The days are rushing by and we are receiving holiday party invitations by the droves. Unfortunately, everyone is still trying to squeeze most of the parties in on Thursdays. Most Thursdays have at least four parties scheduled. Oh, well, it’s Ho! Ho! Ho! off to the parties we will go! We will try to give them our best shot for coverage. Comment.
A 52-year-old Queensbridge man has been charged with killing his 32-year-old stepdaughter and wounding his 57-year-old estranged wife Monday morning on the day that his divorce trial was to begin, the Queens district attorney’s office said. Comment.