A new analysis of NYPD data by the New York Civil Liberties Union revealed Queens outpaced the city’s drop in police stops last year, and in some of the borough’s busiest areas the police appear to be stopping people more selectively than in the past. Comment.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Tuesday the Rockaway ferry, filling in for the hurricane-damaged transit system, will operate for at least six more weeks and possibly through Labor Day. Comments (1).
Nearly one year after his death, a tight-knit Queens community came together in Whitestone Sunday to raise money in honor of Christos “Angel Boy” Voulkoudis to help build a memorial rock garden and gazebo at his former pre-school. Comments (4).
QUEENS — A grand jury issued an indictment against a Brooklyn man and his son on perjury and other charges for allegedly scheming to frame another man on armed robbery and sexual assault charges, the district attorney said. Comment.
St. John’s University class of 2013 student speaker Kevin Lee Grover summed it up with three words when asked what his generation had the potential to do in the years ahead: Change the world. Comments (3).
Greenmarkets sales to food stamp users rose by 30 percent in the past year in what City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (D-Manhattan) called proof that “all New Yorkers will buy health foods when given the opportunity.” Comment.
OZONE PARK — A man was struck and killed while crossing between 87th and 88th streets in Ozone Park May 16, and a 25-year-old man was charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle without the owner’s consent, the NYPD said. Comment.
Baysiders never stopped speaking up about unprecedented airplane noise over northeast Queens, and the Federal Aviation Administration showed they were heard when it agreed to include them in its decision-making, lawmakers said. Comments (2).
State police busted up a suspected Corona-based drug trafficking ring they said was responsible for peddling millions of dollars’ worth of Mexican crystal meth and “black tar” heroin throughout the area. Comment.
ROSEDALE — A Rosedale man was sentenced to two to four years in prison after he was convicted of stripping a $30,000 van owned by a Korean church used to shuttle elderly and infirm members to prayer services, the district attorney said. Comment.
Days after young D’aja Robinson was gunned down as she sat on an idling city bus in South Jamaica, the 14-year-old’s mother said she could not come to terms with the way her daughter was killed. Comments (1).
Three men have been charged in an abduction of an Ecuadorian man from Woodside and allegedly holding him in a Long Island City warehouse for more than a month while demanding $3 million in exchange for his release, according to the Queens district attorney. Comment.
The odds that a soccer team funded by an Abu Dhabi sheik and the New York Yankees will scrap plans for a stadium in Flushing Meadows Corona Park are more likely than official announcements have indicated, TimesLedger Newspapers has learned. Comments (2).
Police in South Jamaica put out a $22,000 bounty on the suspect wanted for shooting and killing a 14-year-old girl on a city bus last weekend with hopes to bring justice to a wounded community. Comments (3).
Rockaways residents who have endured months without the A subway line linking them to the rest of the city due to Hurricane Sandy’s wrath will soon have that vital service back up and running. Comment.
A former Flushing public school teacher who carried out a torrid affair inside his Forest Hills home with a female student half his age, pleaded guilty Monday to statutory rape, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.
They waited for line for days, sleeping in tents as it rained, saving spots so their comrades could use the restrooms, watching for line jumpers and forming allegiances so strong they nicknamed themselves the Spartans. Comment.
Delta Airlines and the Port Authority plan to cut the ribbon Friday on a $1.2 billion expansion to Kennedy Airport’s Terminal 4, but as the airport continues to grow, those who work at JFK and live in the neighborhoods surrounding it said they are not sharing in the wealth and they are planning to make their voices heard on the big day. Comment.
The second member of a violent twosome that rampaged across southeast Queens two years ago got slapped with 40 years to life last week for shooting at the police while hanging out the window of a speeding, stolen car, the Queens DA said. Comment.
Major League Soccer announced Tuesday the New York Yankees have teamed up with an Abu Dhabi sheik to buy a new soccer team franchise based in the Big Apple, but the announcement cast doubt on whether the crew will eventually play in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Comments (1).
Jim Henson’s children announced Tuesday they are donating their father’s entire Muppet collection to Astoria’s Museum of the Moving Image, which, in turn, will provide a new wing to display the beloved puppets. Comment.
The Queens County Democratic Party endorsed a slew of candidates Monday, including former Assemblywoman Melinda Katz who picked up the party’s backing for borough president and Council Speaker Christine Quinn (D-Manhattan) who the group is supporting for mayor. Comments (1).