It is time to end torture in New York City jails. I am referring to the rampant use of solitary confinement, which has brutalized incarcerated people, cost taxpayers millions of dollars and made our streets more dangerous. Comment.
After competing in an international contest, much like the “American Idol” of science fiction and fantasy illustration and writing, emerging Jackson Heights artist Luis Menacho found overnight fame when his striking, surreal illustrations were chosen as winners from thousands of entries. Comment.
Scores of legislative documents, photos and other records that recount the sometimes mundane but other times controversial history of the City Council are now available in an online database LaGuardia Community College unveiled last week. Comment.
A vacant lot that has been an eyesore for Elmhurst residents for decades is getting a makeover as a community garden, thanks to a number of youngsters who belong to a nearby church group. Comments (2).
A Long Island City man who allegedly went on a carjacking and robbery spree in the borough last week is being held without bail and was ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation, the district attorney’s office said. Comment.
The city buildings with the highest risk of fire are first in line for inspections with help from a new technology the city Fire Department is putting to use as the first of its kind in the nation. Comments (1).
The Bloomberg administration probably will be tapping a state lawmaker from outside Queens to carry a state bill allowing the United States Tennis Association to expand its Flushing Meadows Corona Park facility. Comment.
A Queens man who allegedly let his 5-year-old daughter run around Ditmars Park with an illegal BB gun was arraigned on charges of reckless endangerment last Friday, the district attorney said, and an Astoria legislator said the father made the situation worse by allegedly resisting arrest. Comment.
The 2013 season could not have started worse for the Cathedral Preparatory baseball team. The Crusaders of Elmhurst lost their first five games, failing to win a game against a tough non-divisional schedule. Comments (1).
A Queens father arraigned on charges Friday of shooting illegal BB guns in a crowded Astoria park and then letting his five-year-old daughter wave one of the guns around at other children, the Queens district attorney said. Comments (1).