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Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014

Jamaica

Owl advocates sue over JFK bird plan

An animal rights group that had its feathers ruffled when the Port Authority killed three owls at JFK Airport last month is suing the federal government to reform the airport’s bird-management policies. Comments (1).
Long Island City

Elton John’s foundation helps fund LIC non-profit

The Elton John AIDS Foundation is providing a $50,000 grant to The Fortune Society, a Long Island City nonprofit that advocates for formerly incarcerated men and women living with HIV/AIDS. Comment.
Flushing

Farewell Salute

Queens College’s departing president, Dr. James Muyskens was honored during a ceremony at the college Decc. 18. Muyskens is retiring from the Queens College presidency to return to teaching. Comment.

Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014

Floral Park

Farmhouse presents picture of the past in Floral Park

The restored Adriance Farmhouse, first built as a three-room Dutch farmhouse in 1772. is one of the main features of the Queens County Farm Museum. Comments (1).
Jamaica Hills

Woman killed crossing street in Jamaica Hills: NYPD

A Jamaica Hills woman was killed Sunday night when she was hit by a car while crossing the street near her home, police said. Comments (2).
Steinway

CityMD opens Astoria clinic as its first facility in Queens

Astorians seeking medical attention have a new option after CityMD opened a new location last Friday. Comment.
College Point

College Point becomes home to tapas bar

College Point is getting a Latin Quarter of its own — albeit with a Queens flavor. Comments (5).

Monday, Jan. 6, 2014

Flushing

Liu leaves public office after 12 years

Count John Liu as yet another public official whose immediate plans come Jan. 1 were only to take some time off. Comments (7).
Kew Gardens

Authorities investigating fatal Kew Gardens blast

A 70-year-old man was killed in what authorities described as a small explosion in his Kew Gardens apartment Monday night. Comment.
Flushing

New IHOP owners mull development

The new owners of the IHOP, at 155-17 Northern Blvd., said they are considering buying the current tenants out of their lease and could be open to redeveloping the property in the future. Comments (12).
Fresh Meadows

Klein farm owners face hearings: DOB

The owners of the historic Klein Farm have been issued summonses to appear at hearings concerning the illegal removal of trees at the protected property. Comments (2).

Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014

Astoria

Astoria gastropub opens

Two successful Astoria restaurant owners have joined together to create the neighborhood’s latest gastropub lounge. Comment.
Jamaica

Plane skids off slick JFK runway into snowbank

A plane skidded off a runway into a snowbank after landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport Sunday morning, causing all flights at the Queens airport to be halted for two hours, the Port Authority said. Comment.
Flushing

NYPD looking for Flushing grand larceny suspect

FLUSHING — Police were asking the public to help find a woman wanted in connection with a grand larceny that took place Nov. 30. Comments (2).
Rosedale

Rosedale teen last seen at home

ROSEDALE — Police were looking for a teenage girl who went missing from her home last week. Comment.
Rockaway Beach

Transit cop charged with assault: NYPD

THE ROCKAWAYS — An NYPD traffic cop was arrested over the weekend on assault charges, police said. Comments (1).

Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014

Long Island City

DOT closes exit on Queensboro after cop death

A new era began on the Ed Koch-Queensboro Bridge with the closing of the entire Queens-bound outer roadway Monday night. Comments (1).
Springfield Gardens

Rapper linked to 50 Cent shot and killed in Springfield Gardens

A 42-year-old rapper who grew up in South Jamaica and had ties to the famed Queens native, 50 Cent, was killed in a shooting that left a 22-year-old man in critical condition and injured two others Friday afternoon, police said. Comments (21).
Kew Gardens

Boro leads on crime: DA

In his year-end address to residents, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown trumpeted his office’s accomplishments and praised the borough as one of the city’s leaders in crime reduction in 2013. Comments (4).
Far Rockaway

Oscar winner visits Far Rock

Actor Adrien Brody visited a rehearsal of of Dr. Seuss’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” during the The Action Center’s Post-Sandy Holiday Party in Far Rockaway. The Action Center provides after-school and out-of-school-time programs for children in the community, and the party was organized by Bulgari and Save the Children, which started helping the Far Rockaway center after Hurricane Sandy. Comment.
Kew Gardens Hills

Police search for Kew Gdns Hills bank robbers

KEW GARDENS HILLS — Police were seeking the public’s help in finding two men in connection to a bank robbery. Comment.
Jamaica

Suspect sought in Jamaica stabbing

JAMAICA — Authorities were looking for a man wanted in connection with a stabbing outside a bar in mid-December. Comment.
Far Rockaway

Man fatally shot in Far Rockway: Police

FAR ROCKAWAY — A young man was killed last week during a shooting that left another victim wounded, police said. Comment.
Woodside

Police look for missing Sunnyside woman

SUNNYSIDE — Police were looking for a missing 27-year-old Hispanic woman with a light complexion who was last seen leaving her Woodside residence Dec. 26. Comments (1).

Friday, Jan. 3, 2014

Bayside

Bayside street to honor cadet

Every December, family members gather to honor Mohammad Salman Hamdani, a Bayside police cadet who died after rushing to assist at Ground Zero Sept. 11, 2001. Comments (1).
Woodside

New mayor says city workers met snow storm challege

Mayor Bill de Blasio came to a Sanitation Department depot in Woodside Friday to praise workers for their response to the snowstorm that dumped nearly 10 inches on the city. Comment.
Jamaica

Bloomberg touts prison record

Just a few days before he left office, Mayor Michael Bloomberg was in downtown Jamaica last week touting his administration’s work to reduce incarceration rates at the same time the city is experiencing record-low levels of crime. Comments (1).
Long Island City

Dominic Stiller wears many hats in Dutch Kills

Dominic Stiller wears many hats in the Dutch Kills section of Long Island City. Comments (2).
Woodside

Landlord in Woodside lets space to academy

Christmas came early for the owners of the Edge Tae Kwon Do Academy this year. Comment.

Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014

Far Rockaway

Family settles in Rock after son’s brain tumor

The Mitchell family was poised to move into their Far Rockaway house two weeks before Superstorm Sandy hit. Comment.
Flushing

Driver who struck teacher faces charges on suspended license: DA

A 24-year-old driver, involved in a New Year’s Eve crash that killed a Flushing pre-K teacher, allegedly had his license suspended nine times, the Queens district attorney’s office said in court documents. Comments (148).
Long Island City

New Long Island City art gallery run by and for artists

The newest art gallery in Long Island City is not like the others. Comment.
Economy

City’s hard hats call Queens home

The largest share of the five boroughs’ resident hard hats lived in Queens in 2012, and while the construction workforce grew from the previous year, it was still significantly lower than its pre-recession levels. Comment.
Whitestone

Suspects linked to string of borough robberies: Cops

WHITESTONE — Police were searching for two suspects they believe burglarized a Dunkin’ Donuts, at 10-29 Clintonville St., late Nov. 26, capping off a string of nine similar incidents. Comments (1).

Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014

East Elmhurst

East Elmhurst child killed in New Year’s fire: Police

A 7-year-old boy was killed and a 13-year-old boy was injured in a New Year’s Day blaze in East Elmhurst, the NYPD said. Comments (4).
Flushing

Two die in separate Flushing crashes: NYPD

Two people lost their lives in northeast Queens crashes in less than 12 hours of the New Year’s holiday, police said. Comments (17).
South Jamaica

Stabbing in South Jamaica is city’s first murder of 2014

The city’s first murder of the year happened inside a South Jamaica home, the NYPD said. Comments (1).
Douglaston

New log cabin lets APEC hold classes outside in winter

Alley Pond Environmental Center’s outdoor classroom has been able to weather its first winter, thanks to a new log cabin. Comments (1).
Flushing

Police look for missing 15-year-old student

FLUSHING — Police were seeking the public’s help in finding a missing 15-year-old boy. Comment.
Richmond Hill

Cops looking for missing Rich Hill teen girl

RICHMOND HILL — Police were looking for a missing 13-year-old girl from Richmond Hill. Comment.

Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013

Glendale

Animal shelter finds new Glendale home

Bobbi & the Strays animal rescue and adoption center will be ringing in 2014 in a new spot in Glendale. Comment.
Jamaica

Baba John Watusi Branch, 70, founded Afrikan Poetry Theatre

John Watusi Branch, co-founder of the Afrikan Poetry Theatre in Jamaica, died last week. He was 70. Comments (12).
Kew Gardens

Man shot in Kew Gardens during Xmas Eve scuffle

Neighbors in a Kew Gardens apartment complex were shocked to hear a bullet cut through the air on Christmas Eve and then see emergency responders rush a man wearing a g-string thong and bra into an ambulance. Comments (9).
Jamaica

Afrikan Poetry Theatre celebrates Kwanzaa

The Afrikan Poetry Theatre in Jamaica held a two-day Kwanzaa celebration in conjunction with the Queens borough president’s office. The holiday honors African heritage and focuses on the seven core principles of unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith. Comment.
Floral Park

Floral Park man died near Inwood Club club: Police

FLORAL PARK — Police found a 30-year-old Queens man dead outside a Manhattan night club early Saturday morning, the NYPD said. Comment.
Woodhaven

Woodhaven park manager abused relative: Cops

WOODHAVEN — Police arrested a Queens district park manager Sunday afternoon and charged him with sexually abusing an underage female relative on three occasions since 2008. Comments (7).

Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013

Far Rockaway

Teen charged with shooting at police in Far Rockaway: NYPD

Police nabbed a man who allegedly exchanged gunfire with officers in Far Rockaway early Friday, the NYPD said. Comments (3).
Middle Village

Fallen sgt.’s gun fights on

Although James McNaughton was the first NYPD officer killed in the Iraq war, the Middle Village resident’s gun continues to fight city crime. Comment.

Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013

Long Island City

Queensboro exit ramp to close nightly

A series of deadly car accidents on a notorious off-ramp of the Queensboro Bridge has prompted the city to close an entire lane to nighttime traffic beginning Monday. Comments (1).

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