City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) joined with nonprofit GrowNYC in Long Island City last week to celebrate the return of the neighborhood’s Youthmarket, an event that featured a fresh assortment of fruits and vegetables. Comment.
City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) is drafting legislation to remove former Mayor Ed Koch’s name from the Queensboro Bridge, a measure he said is in demand among residents of Queens. Comments (2).
The Child Center of New York, a well-known Woodside nonprofit that helps at-risk children and young people across the city, officially appointed its new chief operating officer earlier this month, the organization said. Comment.
Borough President Helen Marshall approved a tweaked special permit application Tuesday for the 5Pointz redevelopment project that includes additional community benefits for Long Island City residents. Comment.
Following the ouster of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi by the Middle East nation’s army, his countrymen living in Queens are calling for immediate action to end a growing international crisis. Comment.
In a letter to Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the city Department of Transportation, state Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) has requested that CitiBike, New York City’s new bike-share program, be expanded into the neighborhoods of Astoria and Woodside. Comments (1).
Corona resident Cecilia Reyes, whose 22-year-old son Noel Polanco was fatally shot by an NYPD detective during a traffic stop last year, filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against New York City and the officer who gunned down the National Guardsman, according to court documents. Comments (1).
The MTA says the G train needs more service and other improvements, including abolition of the G Train Sprint, a maneuver involving passengers running in pursuit of trains that stop far from where straphangers wait. Comment.
Police were searching for the driver of a dark-colored, older model sedan who is suspected of stabbing a 26-year-old Astoria deejay to death and wounding another man in Woodside over the weekend. Comment.
More than 150 people attended the funeral Monday of Walter McCaffrey, a former city councilman who friends and officials described as a brilliant, warm and witty man dedicated to his community. Comment.
Two Hispanic men were stabbed - one fatally - in Woodside early Saturday morning, police said, and an outreach group is offering several thousands dollars as a reward for information about the killer. Comment.