Two candidates are competing in the election for the City Council District 19 seat, which represents Little Neck, Bayside, Douglaston, North Flushing, Whitestone, Auburndale and College Point. Comments (2).
Frustrated by what they call “inaction” by the city Department of Transportation, dozens of Woodside residents rallied outside the Big Six Towers to draw attention to a dangerous intersection at 47th Avenue and 60th Street. Comment.
Two candidates are competing in the election for the City Council District 27 seat, which represents St. Albans, Hollis, Cambria Heights, Jamaica, Baisley Park, Addisleigh Park, Queens Village, Rosedale and Springfield Gardens. Comments (1).
The Port Authority has tweaked its plan to rehabilitate a runway at JFK Airport, but some southeast Queens residents still want an in-depth analysis of the impact the revised plan will have on airplane noise. Comment.
LONG ISLAND CITY — Police arrested a man who was depicted in surveillance video allegedly smashing his way into a Long Island City warehouse with a fire extinguisher, cops said.Kenneth Chapman, of the Bronx, charged with burglary and criminal mischief in connection to a break-in at a warehouse on 24th Street last week, police said. Comment.
On the first anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, the Museum of the City of New York has brought back vivid recollections of the incredible destruction wrought by the storm in a display of 200 photos, including one shot by TimesLedger Newspapers Photo Editor Christina Santucci. Comment.
A standing-room-only crowd jammed the glass-walled atrium in the Long Island Rail Road station’s AirTrain building in downtown Jamaica last week in a ceremony celebrating a century since the LIRR’s original depot opened in 1913. Comments (2).
Each of southeast Queens’ three City Council districts will be contested in next week’s general election, but the candidates challenging the winners from September’s Democratic primaries are facing steep odds. Comments (1).
A federal appeals court Thursday temporarily suspended the court-ordered reforms to the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk tactics and removed the judge who ruled the controversial practices unconstitutional as the city appeals the case. Comments (1).
Four of the five candidates for the 22nd Council District seat squared off in their last debate Monday, just a week before Election Day, but the event at the Variety Boys & Girls Club in Astoria failed to draw more than 20 constituents. Comment.
Students who attend the small high schools opened by the Bloomberg administration — such as the East-West School of International Studies in Flushing and the High School of Applied Communication at LaGuardia Community College — are more likely to make it through the first year of college than their peers at larger high schools, a new study shows. Comment.
A group of hurricane victims commemorated the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy by walking with clergy from Far Rockaway to City Hall to demand that the next mayor speed up recovery and create jobs as well as affordable housing in the hard-hit Rockaways. Comment.
Tuesday’s general election will mark the end of a long and contentious campaign to restore the reputation of the northeast Queens City Council district after its city councilman was arrested earlier this year. Comments (3).
A City Council hopeful from northeast Queens pledged a strong allegiance to his flag pin after a scuttle with the city Campaign Finance Board over whether or not he could be pictured wearing it. Comments (2).
The only political debate between two Middle Village candidates for City Council was a fiery one, prompting a steady stream of cheers and jeers from the audience for nearly an hour and a half. Comments (1).
Hundreds of students and parents packed the auditorium of Long Island City High School last week to protest a plan proposed by the city Department of Education to co-locate a new career and technical education school inside the building next year. Comment.
FOREST HILLS — A Brooklyn man has been charged with breaking into 11 homes in Queens and stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry, cameras, computer equipment, sports memorabilia and ammunition, said Queens District Attorney Richard Brown. Comment.
There was no reason for Queens Public Television to flip-flop on plans to air its borough president debate because the station was not required to invite third-party candidate Everly Brown in the first place, according to the Federal Communications Commission. Comments (2).
Hoping to shed New York’s reputation as a tax-heavy place that sends startups to places like California, Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week announced Jamaica’s York College will be one of a number of havens across the state where new and high-tech businesses can work tax-free for the next decade. Comments (1).
The New York state attorney general announced a probe into Barneys and Macy’s about racial profiling at the two department stores after a black teen from Corona was arrested when he bought an expensive belt at one of their Manhattan emporiums. Comment.
The community’s opposition to the co-location of another school at Queens Village’s Martin Van Buren High could not be more clear as everyone readied themselves for Wednesday’s official vote on the plan. Comments (1).
When 14-year-old Avonte Oquendo walked out of PS 277 in Long Island City at 12:38 p.m. Oct. 4, he was heading in the direction of the East River and the non-verbal autistic youth has not been seen since. Comment.
Four City Council races involving 11 candidates will be on the ballot in northeast Queens on Election Day, setting the stage for a potentially different political landscape by year’s end. Comments (1).
None of the candidates for borough president disagree on which one among them has the backing of Queens’ political and business establishment, but they do differ on how that should sway voters in next week’s general election. Comment.