Simon and Cindy Wu, of Little Neck, have been dishing out treats in Bayside since 1985, but at three different locations. The duo celebrated their latest milestone at the end of August when they reopened Sweet Adele’s in its newest home, at 73-24 Bell Blvd. Comments (1).
If the amount of campaign contributions a candidate receives is an indicator of political support, City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley (D-Middle Village) is flexing her muscles in the 30th Council District race. Comment.
Six Democrats are competing in the primary for City Council District 27, which represents St. Albans, Hollis, Cambria Heights, Jamaica, Baisley Park, Addisleigh Park, Queens Village, Rosedale and Springfield Gardens. Comments (1).
Nine Democrats and three Republicans will be on the ballot for mayor Tuesday. Five Democrats are competing for the office of public advocate, and two Democrats are running for city comptroller. Comment.
The two frontrunners in the race for the City Council District 34 seat, which encompasses Ridgewood as well as parts of Brooklyn, both identified affordable housing as a primary issue in their community. Comment.
The Play Street Pedestrian Plaza in Jackson Heights was treated to the Chatpati Mela street festival Saturday, a celebration of South Asian culture as well as the vibrant neighborhood it calls home. Comment.
Seven John F. Kennedy International Airport baggage handlers, including four from Queens, have been charged with stealing thousands of dollars in valuables from El Al Israeli airlines passengers’ luggage, the Queens district attorney said. Comment.
The state of New York has suspended licenses of six real estate sales agents and brokers, including one from Whitestone and another from Ozone Park, for what state officials said was illegally collecting broker fees from innocent and unsuspecting victims. Comments (2).
JACKSON HEIGHTS — A Jackson Heights man pleaded not guilty to several federal weapons charges after being accused of allegedly shooting at two cops while wearing a fake beard and glasses, the New York Post reported. Comment.
The city Economic Development Corp. was back in City Hall this week pushing a new Willets Point redevelopment plan years after the original was approved by the City Council, but the developers could have avoided the latest legislative process by tweaking the proposal’s timetable. Comments (3).
The future of a controversial deepwater natural gas port that would lie off the coast of New York and New Jersey took a hit last week when Gov. Chris Christie said he will consider vetoing the project. Comments (1).
Two of the four candidates for borough president served in the City Council at the same time, and records show former state Assemblywoman Melinda Katz and City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) put their mark on the city in different ways. Comment.
Certain words and phrases were thrown around endlessly throughout the campaign as five Democratic contenders for the northeast City Council seat vied to win the primary: quality of life, over-development and integrity, to name a few. Comments (2).
Scott Stringer may not have the Queens cred city Comptroller John Liu can boast, but in his bid to succeed the Flushing native the Manhattan borough president said his roots have a certain outerborough tinge voters across the city can relate to. Comments (1).
Police have connected the Aug. 26 rape of a woman in Forest Park to five other sexual attacks in the same area dating back to 2011, authorities said Thursday afternoon. The NYPD said all six cases are part of a pattern. The victims range in age from 13 to 69, and attacks have taken place as early as 9:15 a.m. and as late as 6:30 p.m., cops said. Comments (1).
Workers who rely on the various auto-service shops in Willets Point to put food in the mouths of their families staged a hunger strike last week, protesting what they said was the city’s poor effort to relocate them in order to make way for a planned mixed-use development. Comment.
Twelve years later, the memorials still go on throughout the borough to remember those who perished Sept. 11, 2001, but in Forest Hills a revitalized annual event will honor an 18-year-old who literally dedicated his life to helping others. Comment.
With a week to go in the Democratic primary, mayoral candidate Bill Thompson was joined by southeast Queens clergy and community leaders Tuesday morning when he laid out a platform involving the criminal justice system for young, non-violent offenders. Comment.
The Queens congressional delegation is unanimously behind President Barack Obama’s decision to seek authorization for military intervention in Syria, where apparent chemical weapon attack last month killed about more than 1,400, but lawmakers had differing views on whether the United States should ultimately get involved. Comments (4).
Although he only spent a small part of his much-too-short life in Queens, Benjamin Wheeler will soon become a permanent part of Sunnyside after a street is co-named to honor the 6-year-old Newtown, Conn. shooting victim. Comment.
Police have beefed up security at Forest Park after a second woman was attacked by a man wielding a stun gun within a six-month period, and community residents believe another basic measure can be taken to protect fellow parkgoers. Comments (1).
EAST ELMHURST — A 71-year-old woman behind the wheel of a Nissan Sentra died after her vehicle hit another sedan, crossed several lanes of traffic and slammed into a median on the Grand Central Parkway Saturday, police said. Comment.
A woman behind the wheel of a Nissan Sentra died after her vehicle hit another sedan, crossed several lanes of traffic and slammed into a median on the Grand Central Parkway Saturday, police said. Comment.
Photos courtesy Ricardo Brown and Michael Duncan and by Christina Santucci and Nat Valentine
Three contenders have thrown their hats in the ring for the Democratic primary in southeast Queens to determine who wins the party spot for the City Council seat now held by Donovan Richards. Comments (2).
A 69-year-old woman was tased, pushed to the ground and raped in Forest Park Monday, and police are investigating whether the attack is connected to an incident earlier this year, a spokesman for the NYPD said. Comment.