An Astoria man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for the strangling and beating death of a former girlfriend, Danielle Thomas, in June 2012, the Queens district attorney said. Comments (2).
Few politicians aspire to bring the ambiance of Times Square to their districts, but state Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst) said a stretch of Roosevelt Avenue that has grown saturated with prostitution could use some of the sterilization that transformed Times Square in the 1980s. Comments (3).
The Fourth of July fireworks are coming back to the Queens waterfront for the first time in five years. Macy’s annual extravaganza will be launched from barges on the East River and the Brooklyn Bridge, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday afternoon. Comments (2).
This past February, a perfect storm of New York City’s failed policies on mental illness, homelessness, veterans services, criminal justice and corrections killed Jerome Murdough, a mentally ill, homeless former U.S. marine who was arrested and sent to Rikers Island for trespassing when he sought shelter from the winter cold in a city housing project stairwell. Comments (2).
Thank you for covering the airplane noise issue in our area. I live in Jackson Heights and have been enduring the loud airplane noise that blasts over our house on certain days and nights since we moved to our block a year ago. Sometimes it is truly unbearable. Comment.
LONG ISLAND CITY — On March 24, 35-year-old Brendan Fagan allegedly climbed the Ed Koch-Queensboro Bridge and proceeded to display artwork on the bridge while videotaping the entire incident, police said. Comment.
More than 100 low-wage airport workers marched 10 miles from Kennedy and LaGuardia Airports Friday to commemorate the 46th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. while renewing their call for major air carriers to increase hourly pay, improve benefits and recognize MLK’s birthday as a paid holiday. Comments (1).
The founder of the inclusive St. Pat’s For All Parade was appalled when he found out a Sunnyside restaurant owner has been harassed for flying a gay pride flag since the march last month. Mike Murphy has been getting anonymous phone calls and mailings at his Murphy’s Lobster Grill, at 48-20 Skillman Ave., and the NYPD is now investigating. Comments (1).
The city Department of Transportation plans to review a request by a state lawmaker for the agency to check safety measures on roads leading up to bodies of water, a DOT spokesman said. State Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) proposed the review two days after four young East Elmhurst residents were killed when the car they were riding careened into Steinway Creek, police said. Comment.
A state lawmaker is asking the city’s Department of Transportation to review safety measures on roads leading up to bodies of water two days after four East Elmhurst residents were killed when the car they were riding in plunged into the Steinway Creek, police said. Comments (3).
Police identified the four people, who authorities say were killed when a car plunged into Steinway Creek Friday night and became fully submerged in the Astoria waterway, as East Elmhurst residents. Comment.