ROCKAWAY BEACH — Six gun-toting men tried to hide under the boardwalk at Rockaway Beach after allegedly squeezing off a few rounds Friday, but police from the 100th Precinct yanked them out by their feet before slapping them with cuffs, according to the NYPD. Comment.
Empty storefronts dot the commercial strips in Ridgewood and Forest Hills, but the reasons behind the vacancies are different for each area, according to business leaders in both neighborhoods. Comment.
Defense lawyers plan to appeal what they call the contradictory verdict rendered last Thursday after Barbara Sheehan, the Howard Beach mother who shot her ex-cop husband, was acquitted of murder but found guilty on gun possession charges. Comment.
A campaign committee controlled by Queens Republican political operative John Haggerty, who is on trial for allegedly stealing $1.1 million of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s money, is three months late in filing its disclosure report with the state Board of Elections, a BOE spokesman said Tuesday. Comment.
The Forest Diner on 108th Street in Forest Hills closed last month after slinging food for about 30 years, and some residents said its passing was a watershed moment in the history of the neighborhood. Comment.
Traffic sailed along new routes through a previously unregulated, five-way intersection in Maspeth last week, but residents and business owners said a new truck bypass plan caused pure mayhem elsewhere. Comments (3).
A new train terminus in Long Island has the potential to increase traffic through Middle Village, and it opened just as residents got a little bit of relief from noise and pollution coming from the track behind their houses. Comment.
All St. John the Baptist quarterback Greg Egan and the rest of his team could do was sit on the sidelines and hope their defense could make one last stop, as they were clinging to a three-point lead with less than two minutes remaining in the game. Comment.