When Lilia Skala arrived in Sunnyside, Queens in 1939 she spoke not one word of English, but a little more than two decades later she would star alongside Sidney Poitier in “Lilies of the Field” and receive an Academy Award nomination for her performance. Comment.
Always on the lookout for a new cuisine to sample, I was intrigued when a friend with connections to South America raved over El Chivito D’Oro, a restaurant which he described as a Uruguayan steak house. Comments (1).
Jackson Heights’ Diversity Plaza will soon be sporting new benches, improved lighting and location maps thanks to $500,000 in funding from City Councilman Daniel Dromm’s (D-Sunnyside) discretionary fund. Comment.
A buzz swept through Astoria’s cultural campus last week when international pop star Paul McCartney played a surprise concert for 400 students at the Frank Sinatra High School of the Performing Arts. Comment.
CORONA — The New York Police Department was asking for the public’s assistance in finding a suspect wanted in connection with an unlawful surveillance incident within the 115th Precinct, cops said. Comment.
The artists from 5Pointz got what they were hoping for when they took developer G & M Realty to court Thursday, a 10-day temporary restraining order meaning their artwork cannot be touched and the building may not be destroyed, for now. After the owners of the Long Island City property, David and Jerry Wolkoff, received unanimous approval from the City Council last week to demolish the complex, the graffiti artists took them to court. Comment.
A Corona lawmaker has set up a bank account to help pay for the funeral of a toddler, who police said was killed by a suspected drunk driver as he crossed the street with his pregnant mother Friday night. Comment.
Neighbors of Margarita Castillo said they knew little about the tragic cold case of Baby Hope, let alone suspected that the woman who lives in their Elmhurst apartment building was the mother of the 4-year-old girl whose murder baffled investigators for more than two decades. Comments (2).
Scores of federal employees described the negative impact of the federal shutdown on their families and finances in a Columbus Day demonstration in Manhattan organized by U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Astoria). Comments (1).
ASTORIA — A transient Astoria woman was convicted of murder and other charges after a six-week jury trial for attacking a 32-year-old man at Astoria Park in 2010, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.
With the help of an anonymous tip and DNA evidence, detectives identified a 4-year-old Astoria girl as the nameless murder victim who for more than two decades was known only as Baby Hope and arrested the man they say allegedly brought her young life to a gruesome, tragic end. Comments (1).
Scores of idled Internal Revenue Service workers and other government employees demonstrated Monday in Midtown Manhattan in an appeal for an end to the congressional stalemate that has shut down the federal government and shared stories of the resulting financial strain. Comment.
Police charged a South Ozone Park SUV man with drinking and driving after a Corona toddler crossing the street with his pregnant mother was struck and killed on Junction Boulevard Friday night, the NYPD said. Comments (2).