Jamaica’s public health community cut the ribbon last week on a family health center that will provide preventative care to the uninsured and special services for Queens’ transgender community. Comment.
Preservationists scored what may end up being a symbolic victory last week when JFK Airport’s historic Pan Am Worldport, set to be demolished to make way for a parking lot, was recognized as an endangered historic site. Comments (3).
The city Department of Transportation announced it is beginning to install new pedestrian maps to help New Yorkers find their way around the city’s streets in Manhattan and other areas, including Long Island City. Comment.
Community Board 1 approved an application last week to allow Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens in Astoria to expand its facilities, a decision that hospital officials and community leaders said would benefit the community for years to come. Comment.
When owner Brian Donaldson discusses Native Coffee Roasters, his new, independent coffee distribution business based in Astoria, through every gesture, every smile, his passion for the beverage comes through. Comment.
St. Andrew Avellino Parish in Flushing is preparing to celebrate its centennial year, and to mark the occasion, church officials installed a large banner on the church tower on Northern Blvd at 158th Street. Comment.
Elected officials, community leaders and representatives of the Sunnyside United Dogs Society celebrated the reopening last week of Lou Lodati Park in Sunnyside, an event that overjoyed both dog owners and their four-legged friends alike. Comment.
A fugitive who opened fire on the federal marshals who tracked him down after he stuck up a downtown Jamaica post office four years earlier was sentenced in Brooklyn federal court Tuesday to more than 20 years behind bars. Comments (1).
A Queens Village man was arrested and charged with speeding and impaired driving following a fatal crash on the Grand Central Parkway that claimed the lives of two of his teenage friends, police and one of the victim’s family said. Comments (2).
Felix Lyons, along with his pregnant wife and children, were displaced from their Arverne home when Hurricane Sandy rocked New York City. Since then, they have lived in temporary housing all over the city, including Brooklyn and hotels near Kennedy Airport. Comment.
After taking a closer look at his case, the Nassau County district attorney’s office said the evidence only reaffirmed the 13 years behind bars as the appropriate sentence for convicted child molester Jesse Friedman. Comment.
Queens’ many diverse attractions can now be easily accessed on its own, free “This is Queens” mobile application. The Queens Chamber of Commerce and NYC Regional Economic Development Council presented the app at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Wednesday. Comment.
Landmark and zoning regulations are typically enforced by city regulators, but for 50 years a northeast Queens civic association has defended a code existing outside city statutes and a recent judicial ruling bolsters its ability to do so in the courtroom. Comments (2).
Elected officials joined MTA Long Island Rail Road President Helena Williams last week to announce the start of a ridership survey that will determine the viability of reopening the Elmhurst LIRR station. Comments (2).
One of the state’s top economic advisers spoke at a Queens College breakfast last week where he discussed several borough businesses that have taken advantage of millions in grant money, although Queens as a whole still lags behind other counties. Comment.
The Queens owners of a discount Chinatown bus company shuttered after a fatal accident pleaded guilty to withholding money from their drivers, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said last week. Comment.
Several months after the devastation and havoc unleashed by Hurricane Sandy tore up parts of the borough, repair efforts are finally under way to fully restore Andrews Grove in Long Island City. Comment.
Amid a heated debate in Washington over food stamps, the Jamaica farmers market opened last week with an eye toward getting those on public assistance to think about the value of fresh produce. Comment.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Women’s Equality Act failed to pass the state Legislature by session’s end despite widespread support in the state Assembly because of one provision bolstering abortion rights. Comments (1).
East Elmhurst – A 28-year-old father was in the custody of the Memphis Police Department the day after he allegedly took off with his four-year-old daughter from an East Elmhurst coffee shop, police said. Comment.
JAMAICA — More than $1 million disappeared from a Swiss airliner that landed at JFK Airport over the weekend and the feds are looking to see who made off with the cheese, the New York Post reported. Comment.
While the city that never sleeps was in all likelihood enjoying a deep slumber, the City Council early Thursday morning passed two NYPD oversight bills with veto-proof majorities crafted in the wake of public outcry over the stop-and-frisk practice. Comment.
Elected officials across Queens applauded the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday when it ruled that legally married same-sex couples should receive the same federal benefits as heterosexual couples and also made way for same-sex marriage in California. Comments (1).
Despite the partisan quagmire in Washington that has thwarted efforts to tackle gun reform, immigration and a farm bill, Queens congressional members said it was imperative their colleagues come together to rewrite a key provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act the Supreme Court invalidated Tuesday. Comment.
Days before the City Council was set to weigh in on a pair of controversial bills that would bring new oversight to the NYPD this week, a group of Queens lawmakers opposed the use of a rare legislative procedure that brought the items to the floor. Comment.
The Forest Park Carousel spun its way onto the prestigious list of New York City landmarks after the city Landmarks Preservation Commission announced Tuesday that it would give the special designation to the attraction. Comments (3).
The Forest Hills Tennis Stadium has reached a major turning point in its history. Although it has not been used for a major event in years, the arena will host English folk rock band Mumford and Sons in August. Comment.
Newly released figures by the state show Jamaica High School saw its graduation rate drop almost 40 percent the year the city started phasing out the troubled institution, and supporters of the school said the numbers are proof the school has been left to fail. Comment.
Grass parking allocated for the US Open in Flushing Meadows Corona Park is twice the space cited by representatives from the city Parks Department and the United States Tennis Association at a City Council hearing last week. Comment.
Capt. Christopher Manson, who has been with the 104th Precinct since January, said his and the 83rd Precinct in Brooklyn have been working together to stop a violent robbery pattern along the Ridgewood-Bushwick border. Comment.
A Queens LGBT artist and activist required seven staples to his head after an assault by performers shouting homophobic slurs outside a Richmond Hill bar Sunday night in full view of several witnesses from his LGBT advocacy group. Comments (2).
OZONE PARK — Remains found at the Ozone Park home of the late mobster James “Jimmy the Gent” Burke were identified as human, according to a representative for the city medical examiner’s office. Comment.
QUEENSBRIDGE - A 23-year-old Manhattan man was sentenced to 25-years-to-life in the murder of high school basketball standout Tayshana “Chicken” Murphy, the Manhattan district attorney’s office said. Comment.
The city’s building code will probably be modified to better prepare for storms following recommendations unveiled last week by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (D-Manhattan) in Long Island City. Comment.
They marched mostly in silence Saturday, stopping only once along the way to pray on Sutphin Boulevard and 116th Road where D’aja Robinson grew up, before reaching the intersection where the 14-year-old was shot and killed last month. Comments (4).