For the past 26 years, Maria Teresa Crespo has been dishing up Ecuadorian specialities from a street corner in Corona, and she was recently recognized for her tasty treats as part of an annual food truck competition. Comment.
Gus Prentzas hopes to use his experience from the now-defunct school board to push for dramatic changes to the city’s education system if he is elected to succeed City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria). Comment.
If there was any district in New York City where a Green Party candidate, independent of the political machine system, had the potential to get elected, it is in Astoria’s 22nd District, Lynne Serpe said. Comment.
The family of a Japanese student who police say was run down by an NYPD cruiser in Long Island City six months ago is pleading for witnesses who are willing to testify about what they saw to come forward, their lawyer said. Comments (1).
ASTORIA — An Astoria landlord allegedly pocketed $44,050 from prospective tenants looking to rent unlivable apartments that the city Buildings Department had ordered vacated, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.
Several western Queens residents are praising police from the 114th Precinct who they said teamed up with the city Sanitation Department to remove more than one dozen shopping carts stuffed with garbage around Dutch Kills. Comment.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg opened a new waterfront park in Long Island City Wednesday two days after City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) announced the allocation of $2.5 million for the restoration of Queensbridge Park. Comment.
WOODSIDE — A city correction officer said it was a case of mistaken identity that led him to shoot his son, but the teen called the incident an out-of-control example of tough love, the New York Post reported. Comments (1).
Police identified a suspect who allegedly struck a police officer with a stolen pickup truck in Astoria Thursday after cops tried to pull him over in connection with a purse snatching in East Elmhurst earlier in the day, the NYPD said. Comment.