Emergencies

December, 2013

Queens Village

Missing Queens Village man last seen at his home

QUEENS VILLAGE — Police were looking for a 21-year-old man who was reported missing from his home on 216th Street last week. Comment.
Woodside

Queens derailment victim worked with severely ill children

At age 35, Kisook Ahn was the youngest of the four victims in Sunday’s Metro-North derailment in the Bronx that injured 63 others, the MTA Police Department said. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Jax Heights teen last seen leaving home he went missing

JACKSON HEIGHTS — Police from the 115th Precinct were asking the public’s help in finding a 15-year-old boy last seen leaving his residence on 92nd Street near 34th Avenue Dec. 9. Comment.
Flushing

Flushing senior dies in blaze at residence

A 73-year-old woman who lived in the Flushing House Retirement Home died last week in a fire she accidentally started by smoking in bed, the home said. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Police looking for missing Hollis girl

HOLLIS — Police were asking for the public’s help in finding a missing 14-year-old girl. Comments (3).
East Elmhurst

Elmhurst man killed in Christmas morning hit-and-run

Police were looking for a hit-and-run driver who fatally struck a 29-year-old crossing Astoria Boulevard in East Elmhurst early Christmas morning, the NYPD said. Comment.
Woodside

Truck kills Woodside school boy

A still shaken friend and neighbor witnessed the tragic death of 8-year-old Noshat Nahin, who was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer in Woodside as he walked to school last week. Comments (2).
Woodside

Motorcyclist, pedestrian die in Queens Blvd. crash

Both a Yonkers motorcyclist and a 78-year-old woman, remembered fondly by her Woodside neighbors as a “nice lady,” were killed in a Queens Boulevard crash Saturday evening, police said. Comment.
Woodside

Motorcylist and pedestrian die in ‘Boulevard of Death’ accident: NYPD

Both a Yonkers motorcyclist and a 78-year-old woman were killed in a Queens Boulevard crash Saturday evening, police said. Comment.
Bellerose

Hot dog truck ignites at Glen Oaks Mobil

A Bellerose resident said it would be a long road back to work after her hot dog truck burst into flames Monday morning. Comment.
Woodside

Child struck and killed by truck in Woodside: NYPD

A truck driven by an unlicensed driver struck and killed an 8-year-old boy who was walking to school with his sister in Woodside Friday morning, the NYPD said. Comments (5).
Flushing

Senior dies in fire at Flushing retirement home

A 73-year-old woman died in a fire that broke out in her Flushing House Retirement Home apartment early Thursday morning, the FDNY said. Comment.
Oakland Gardens

Frat pledge dies in hazing: DA

State Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Little Neck) has already started work on hazing legislation following a fraternity incident that led to the death of Baruch College freshman Chun “Michael” Deng from Oakland Gardens in Queens. Comments (1).
Astoria

Red Cross assisting Astoria residents displaced by fire

Fire broke out in a two-story, multi-family house in Astoria Monday afternoon, displacing 18 people who lived there, including four children. Comment.
Richmond Hill

FDNY, family don’t agree on how Rich Hill man died

Fire officials have concluded a 40-year-old handyman living in the basement of a Richmond Hill building intentionally set fires that led to his death, but the man’s relatives said they do not believe the findings. Comments (8).
Far Rockaway

Cops look for missing Far Rock man, 72

FAR ROCKAWAY — Police were looking for an elderly man who was reported missing from his home on Central Avenue in Far Rockaway earlier this week. Comment.
Flushing

Man disappears from Flushing home

FLUSHING — Police were seeking the public’s help in finding a missing man who disappeared Dec. 5. Comment.
Long Island City

Pols criticize DOT after officer killed

State Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria) and City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) held a joint press conference at the site of Tuesday’s early morning crash that killed off-duty Police Officer Elisa Toro, a 36-year-old mother of two teenage boys and a 10-year-veteran on the NYPD force. Comments (2).
Astoria

Missing boy’s family opens Astoria headquarters

Avonte Oquendo’s mother is refusing to give up the search for the 14-year-old autistic boy who disappeared from his Long Island City school Oct. 4. Comment.
Flushing

Doctor fatally hit by car outside NYHQ: Police

A 55-year-old doctor was struck and killed by a Mercedes Benz outside New York Hospital Queens Monday evening, police said. Comments (10).
Long Island City

Off-duty police officer dies in Queens Plaza car crash

An early morning crash at a notorious spot in Queens Plaza South claimed the life of an off-duty police officer early Tuesday morning, according to the NYPD. Comments (1).
Far Rockaway

Cops on the lookout for missing Far Rock boy

FAR ROCKAWAY — Police were looking for a missing boy, 12, who was last seen the day before Thanksgiving. Comment.
Woodside

Train derailment victim remembered at Woodside funeral

Relatives of a Woodside nurse killed in the Bronx Metro-North Railroad train derailment last weekend said the 35-year-old hoped to help her ill nephew through her work in the United States. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Jackson Heights man killed while crossing street on Upper East Side: NYPD

A Jackson Heights man was struck and killed while crossing a busy Manhattan street last week, the NYPD said. Comment.
Flushing

Police look for missing man from Flushing

FLUSHING — Police were asking for the public’s help in locating a 66-year-old man who disappeared Saturday just after 4 p.m. Comment.
Whitestone

Whitestone auto shop reopens after big fire

A two-alarm blaze that destroyed much of a Whitestone auto body shop over the weekend remained under investigation by fire marshals Tuesday, a Fire Department said, but the damage did not stop the business owners from reopening in an adjoining area less than 36 hours later. Comment.
Woodside

Train victim’s funeral set

The Queens nurse who was killed Sunday morning in the Metro-North Railroad train derailment in the Bronx will be laid to rest in Woodside Saturday. Comment.
Hillcrest

FDNY breaks ground on boro EMS station

One day after a Metro-North Railroad train derailed in the Bronx, killing four passengers and injuring dozens of others, the head of the FDNY said the department’s EMS bureau was laying the groundwork to be prepared for future emergencies in Queens. Comment.
Corona

Medical examiner to determine cause of York student’s death

A York College student who had been missing for more than a week was found dead inside a Corona home over the weekend, and authorities were working to determine how he died, officials said. Comments (1).
Jackson Heights

Police on lookout for missing Jackson Heights teen

The NYPD was asking for the public’s help in finding a teenager reported missing in Jackson Heights. Comment.
Glen Oaks

Woman injured by vehicle in Glen Oaks: FDNY

A 19-year-old woman was taken to North Shore LIJ Tuesday afternoon after she was allegedly hit by a minivan just a few blocks away in Glen Oaks, authorities said. Comments (2).
Whitestone

UPDATE: Whitestone auto body shop to reopen after two-alarm blaze

One of the owners of a Whitestone auto body shop that was ravaged by a two-alarm blaze over the weekend plans to reopen in an annex next door to his business Monday morning. Comment.
Woodside

Queens resident killed in Metro-North derailment: Officials

A Queens woman was one of four people killed when a Metro-North Railroad train derailed in the Bronx Sunday morning, transit officials said. Comment.
Whitestone

Bravest battle two-alarm blaze at Whitestone auto body shop

A two-alarm blaze tore through a Whitestone auto body shop Saturday night, fire officials and a community leader said. Comments (2).
Corona

Man found dead in Corona house: Police

The medical examiner was working to determine how a 27-year-old man died after his body was found inside a Corona home early Sunday, a spokesman for the NYPD said. Comments (5).

November, 2013

Emergencies

Traffic cop killed in midtown: NYPD

An NYPD traffic officer from Queens died after he was pinned underneath the wheel of a truck in midtown Saturday afternoon, according to police and The New York Post. Comment.
Elmhurst

Two men killed after car jumps curb in Elmhurst: NYPD

Two pedestrians were struck and killed while walking along Queens Boulevard early Monday morning, NYPD officials said. Comments (6).
Whitestone

Whitestone home gutted in 3-alarm fire: FDNY

Fire marshals are still looking for the cause of a fire that destroyed the inside of a Whitestone house, at 15th Drive and 163rd Street, just before noon Monday. Comments (2).
Maspeth

Bicyclist killed in hit-and-run truck crash: Police

Authorities were looking for a white commercial truck that drove off after striking and killing a 54-year-old bicyclist in Maspeth Wednesday evening, the NYPD said. Comment.
Rosedale

Pedestrian killed after hit by car near JFK: Police

SPRINGFIELD GARDENS — A 28-year-old man was killed when he was hit by a car crossing Rockaway Boulevard early Tuesday morning, authorities said. Comments (1).
Whitestone

Fire breaks out in Whitestone home

A three-alarm fire broke out at a Whitestone house, at 15th Drive and 163rd Street, just before noon Monday. Comment.
Flushing

Cops search for missing Flushing man

FLUSHING — Police were searching for a Flushing man who disappeared last week. Comment.
South Jamaica

S. Jamaica woman disappears from home

SOUTH JAMAICA — Police were looking for a missing elderly woman who left her home on Guy R. Brewer Boulevard Sunday. Comment.
Cambria Heights

Driver dies in Cross Island crash: NYPD

A 49-year-old man was killed when the Toyota Corolla he was driving hit a guardrail, flipping over and ejecting him from the car late Friday, police said. Comments (2).
Richmond Hill

Fire marshals point to electrical wiring as source of Richmond Hill blaze

Electrical wiring inside the walls on the third floor of a Richmond Hill building was to blame for a four-alarm fire Tuesday evening, a spokesman for the Fire Department said. Comment.
Woodside

Filipinos raise funds for homeland

When Typhoon Haiyan smashed into the Philippines Friday, its destruction was felt 8,500 miles away in Woodside, where nearly 13,000 Filipinos make up the largest concentration in the state. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Fresh Meadows pedestrian dies in Horace Harding accident: Police

A 57-year-old man was hit and killed by a Honda Civic as he crossed the street at the Horace Harding Expressway and 188th Street in Fresh Meadows Wednesday evening, police said. Comment.
Elmhurst

Two pedestrians lose lives in Queens Boulevard crash

Two pedestrians were struck and killed while walking along Queens Boulevard early Monday morning, NYPD officials said. Comment.
Kew Gardens Hills

Kew Gdns. Hills man dies in Bronx crash

KEW GARDENS HILLS — A Kew Gardens Hills livery driver and his passenger were both killed in a multi-vehicle crash on the Hutchinson River Parkway in the Bronx Saturday morning, police said. Comment.
Richmond Hill

Fire marshals investigating Richmond Hill blaze that injured 11

About a dozen people suffered minor injuries when a four-alarm blaze spread through four stories of an apartment complex in Richmond Hill Tuesday evening, fire officials said. Comment.
College Point

College Point man struck and killed on 14th Ave: NYPD

COLLEGE POINT — A 47-year-old man was killed when he was struck by two vehicles on a busy College Point street less than a block from where he lived Tuesday morning, the NYPD said. Comments (13).
Richmond Hill

Three injured in four-alarm blaze in Richmond Hill

A four-alarm fire ripped through multiple floors of an apartment complex in Richmond Hill Tuesday evening, fire officials said. Comments (1).
Willets Point

Motorcyclist killed in crash on Whitestone Expressway

A Bronx motorcyclist was killed when he lost control of his bike and slammed into a median on the Whitestone Expressway Saturday morning, police said. Comment.
Sunnyside

Pair found dead inside Sunnyside apartment

SUNNYSIDE — Just before noon Tuesday, the NYPD responded to reports of a foul odor inside an apartment on 46th Street in Sunnyside. Comment.
Corona

Cops search Corona for missing teenager

CORONA — The NYPD was on the lookout for a missing teen from the 110th Precinct, cops said. Comment.

October, 2013

Broad Channel

Tip of the week

College Point

Man dies in forklift accident at College Point business: NYPD

COLLEGE POINT — A man was killed in a forklift accident at a College Point industrial firm Thursday morning, authorities said. Comments (1).
Belle Harbor

Then and Now: Sandy’s fury still evident 12 months later

It’s been a year after Superstorm Sandy ravaged the Rockaways and parts of southern Queens. Comment.
Jamaica

Pedestrian killed crossing street in Jamaica

A man was killed Monday night when he was hit by a car while crossing Jamaica Avenue, police said. Comments (1).
Woodside

Woodside teenager goes missing: Cops

WOODSIDE — The Police Department was reaching out for help in finding a teenager who disappeared within the 108th Precinct, cops said. Comment.
Rosedale

Senior missing from his home in Rosedale

ROSEDALE — Police were searching for an elderly man who is missing from his home in Rosedale. Comment.
Whitestone

Cops search for missing Whitestone woman

WHITESTONE — The Police Department was on the lookout for an 86-year-old missing woman from the 109th Precinct. Comment.
Hollis

Missing Hollis woman sought by police

HOLLIS — Police were asking for help in finding a woman who has not been seen since earlier last week. Comment.
Richmond Hill

Police looking for missing Rich Hill teen

RICHMOND HILL — The NYPD was searching for a teenager missing from her Richmond Hill home. Comment.
Bayside

Police pull body from water near Bayside Marina

The New York Police Department was still investigating after pulling a teen’s body from Little Neck Bay near the Bayside Marina over the weekend, cops said. Comments (1).
Corona

Corona boy, 12, subject of search

CORONA — Police were asking for the public’s help in finding a 12-year-old boy missing from Corona. Comment.
Glendale

Police investigating dead baby found in teen’s bag: NYPD

MANHATTAN — NYPD officers discovered a dead baby in the bag of a teen accused of shoplifting at a Manhattan Victoria’s Secret last week, the NYPD said.Police responded to a 911 call of shoplifting at the store in Herald Square. While inspecting the bags of Tiona Rodriguez, 17, of Brooklyn, and Francis Estevez, 17, of Glendale, they discovered the body inside Rodriguez’s bag, authorities said. Comment.
Jamaica

Some Sandy evacuees left with few housing choices

More than 100 evacuees who were displaced by Superstorm Sandy nearly a year ago found themselves in a Catch-22 situation last week when those with the poorest chances of finding a permanent place to stay were dropped from the program footing their hotel-room bills. Comment.
Editorial

Struggle and Hope

It has been a year since Superstorm Sandy hurtled into Queens, leaving a scar on the Rockaway Peninsula and its neighbors on the nearby mainland. Other parts of Queens also felt the fury of the hurricane, but the coastal communities headed the borough’s casualty list both in terms of damage to property and human lives. Comment.
Long Island City

Search continues for missing boro teen

Police have chased down more than 200 tips they received about the disappearance of Avonte Oquendo, but as the massive search for the missing autistic Rego Park teenager proceeded through the third week, the authorities had no new information. Comments (4).
Queens Village

Fatal fire in Queens Village caused by electrical issue: FDNY

An electrical issue in the basement of a two-story home in Queens Village sparked a blaze that claimed one person’s life Sunday, the Fire Department said. Comment.
Flushing

Woman from Flushing disappears: NYPD

FLUSHING — The NYPD reached out to the public for help finding a woman who went missing within the 109th Precinct, cops said. Comment.
Richmond Hill

Man injured in Rich Hill conversion fire: City

The owner of a Richmond Hill home severely damaged in a fire over the weekend plans to comply with the Department of Buildings’ order that the house be torn down, a spokeswoman for the agency said. Comments (2).
Long Island City

Authorities keep up search for autistic Rego Park teen

The massive search moved into the second week for Avonte Oquendo, the autistic Rego Park teen who disappeared when he ran out of his Long Island City school earlier this month. Comment.
Whitestone

South Richmond Hill motorcyclist dies in Whitestone highway crash: Police

WHITESTONE - A 27-year-old man was killed early Sunday when the motorcycle he was driving slammed into a Whitestone highway barrier at “Dead Man’s Curve,” police said. Comments (2).
Richmond Hill

Police on the lookout for missing Rich Hill teen

RICHMOND HILL — Police were asking for help to find a teen who was last seen at his home on 117th Street earlier this week. Comment.
Richmond Hill

Man seriously injured in Richmond Hill fire: FDNY

Fire officials were trying to find out what caused a Richmond Hill blaze early Saturday that left one man with serious burns and appeared to separate the front of the multi-family home from the rest of the building. Comments (1).
Flushing

SUV kills Hillcrest child on Flushing street: Cops

The death of a 3-year-old girl crossing the street with her grandmother in Flushing has sent chills through the hearts of Queens community members as elected officials offered their condolences. Comment.
Bayside

Police search for missing Bayside teens

BAYSIDE — The Police Department was asking for help in finding two missing teenagers within the 111th Precinct, cops said. Comment.
South Ozone Park

Abandoned baby found in S. Ozone Park: NY Post

SOUTH OZONE PARK — An abandoned newborn baby was discovered in the backyard of a South Ozone Park home, the New York Post reported. Comment.
College Point

Police identify man killed in forklift accident

An East Elmhurst man, who was killed in a forklift accident at a College Point industrial firm last Thursday morning, was identified as 61-year-old Omar Baranhona, police said. Comments (2).
Woodside

Candle blamed in fatal fire: FDNY

An unattended candle was the cause of an early morning fire in Woodside Monday that took the life of a 57-year-old woman, police and fire officials said. Comment.
Bayside

Police find floating leg near Fort Totten

BAYSIDE — Cops said they were investigating what appeared to be a severed human leg found floating in the water near Fort Totten earlier this week. Comment.
St. Albans

St. Albans senior missing

ST. ALBANS — The police are asking for help finding an elderly man who went missing from his home on 205th Street last week. Comment.
Woodside

Woodside woman killed in early morning blaze: Officials

An early morning fire in Woodside claimed the life of 40-year-old woman Monday, a spokesman for the Police Department said. Fire officials said the blaze tore through a two-story home at 42-20 74th St. at 3:30 a.m. Comment.
Long Island City

Missing autistic teen last seen leaving LIC school [With Video]

The NYPD is asking for help finding an autistic teenager who was last seen at his Long Island City school Friday. Comment.
Flushing

Hillcrest toddler fatally struck by SUV in downtown Flushing: NYPD

A 3-year-old girl was killed Sunday evening after she was hit by an SUV on Cherry Avenue in Flushing, police said. Comment.
Ridgewood

Cops search for missing Ridgewood man, 85

RIDGEWOOD — Police were searching for an elderly man missing from Ridgewood. Comment.
Queens Village

Queens Village resident goes missing

QUEENS VILLAGE — Cops were on the lookout for a man who went missing within the 114th Precinct last month, the Police Department said. Comment.
East Elmhurst

Teen disappears from E. Elmhurst home

EAST ELMHURST — A teenage girl went missing from her East Elmhurst home last week, and police were hoping the public could help find her. Comment.
Astoria

Police converge on Astoria street for report of stabbing: Neighbors

Astoria residents said police swarmed 29th Street Friday afternoon to respond to a report of a stabbing at a multi-family detached home between 34th and 35th avenues. Comment.
Bayside

Bayside pedestrian seriously injured while crossing street

A 65-year-old woman was fighting for her life Friday night after authorities said she was hit crossing 53rd Avenue at 206th Street. Comment.
Jamaica

Man, 50, killed when SUV strikes him: Police

JAMAICA — A 50-year-old man was killed last Friday when he was hit by an SUV while crossing the street, police said. Comment.
Corona

Cops hunt for missing Corona girl

CORONA — The Police Department was looking for help in finding teen girl who went missing within the 115th Precinct, cops said. Comment.

September, 2013

Woodside

Jackson Heights teen killed in hit-and-run: NYPD

Police were looking for the driver of a dark-colored sedan who allegedly struck and killed a 19-year-old Jackson Heights resident Saturday night before fleeing the scene of the accident, the NYPD said. Comments (1).
College Point

College Point man struck and killed by car: NYPD

A 42-year-old man was killed when a car jumped the curb and hit him on the Whitestone Expressway service road Monday afternoon, police said. Comments (1).
Ridgewood

Senior citizen, 75, from Ridgewood missing

RIDGEWOOD — A 75-year-old Ridgewood woman has been missing since Monday, the NYPD said. Comment.
Sunnyside

Skateboarding accident leaves Sunnyside teen dead: NYPD

An 18-year-old skateboarder who was attempting to hitch a ride on the side of a truck in Sunnyside died Thursday when he lost control and was crushed by the vehicle, the NYPD said. Comments (1).
Forest Hills

Elmhurst woman killed in hit-and-run

The son of a 58-year-old Elmhurst woman mowed down by a hit-and-run driver on Queens Boulevard plans to bring her body back to her native Bangladesh for a Muslim burial. Comment.
Rego Park

Traffic backed up on LIE as Bravest respond to bus fire

A bus fire snarled traffic on the eastbound Long Island Expressway service road Wednesday morning. Comment.
Hunters Point

Body of man in his 30s found in East River off LIC: Police

A body was pulled from East River in Long Island City Monday night, authorities said. Comment.
Forest Hills

Brothers burned by Drano on bus

Two brothers were injured Saturday when a bottle of liquid drain cleaner leaked onto the floor of a public bus, police said. Comment.
Ridgewood

Cops looking for missing Ridgewood woman

RIDGEWOOD — Police are searching for a woman who went missing last week from Ridgewood. Michelle Chung, 31, was last seen Sept. 10 at on Linden Street and Fresh Pond Road within the 104th precinct. She is described as Asian. Comment.
Queensboro Hill

Woman disappears in Queensboro Hill: NYPD

QUEENSBORO HILL — An 83-year-old woman went missing from her Queensboro Hill home last week, and authorities are hoping the public can help find her. Comment.
Forest Hills

Elmhurst woman killed in Queens Boulevard hit-and-run

Police were looking for a silver minivan after its driver mowed down a 58-year-old woman on the “Boulevard of Death” Saturday night and fled, a spokeswoman for the NYPD said. Comments (1).
East Elmhurst

Cops search for missing East Elmhurst man

EAST ELMHURST — Cops were reaching out to the public with hopes of finding a missing man who lived within the 115th Precinct, the Police Department said. Comment.
Flushing

Woman last seen leaving New York Hospital Queens

RICHMOND HILL — Police are looking for a woman who went missing from New York Hospital Queens earlier this month. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Fresh Meadows man goes missing: Cops

FRESH MEADOWS — The Police Department asked for help in finding a 40-year-old man who was reported missing within the 111th Precinct, cops said. Comment.
South Jamaica

S. Jam family seeks to return home after blaze

Nearly a month after a fire in a multi-family South Jamaica house took the life of a famed furniture designer, the living situation of one family whose apartment was in the basement of the building remains somewhat in limbo. Comments (1).
Floral Park

Floral Park man missing since Sept. 11

A 56-year-old man has been missing since Wed., Sept. 11. A resident of Floral Park, Victor Guarneri was last seen leaving 81-15 164 St. at about 3 p.m. He is described as 5-foot-2 and weighs about 116 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a blue button up shirt, black shorts, a white shirt and white sneakers. Comments (1).
Astoria

Motorcycle accident kills two in Astoria

Loved ones of a 32-year-old motorcyclist and his female passenger, who were both killed in a collision over the weekend, have transformed an Astoria corner into a massive memorial for the pair. Comment.
Ridgewood

Police search for teen from Ridgewood

The NYPD is searching for a teen girl who has been missing from her home in Ridgewood since Sept. 8. Christal Davila was last seen leaving her house on Weirfield Street at 9:50 a.m. She is described as Hispanic and is 5-foot-3 and weighs 140 pounds. She was last seen wearing blue jeans and a long-sleeved white shirt with black print. Comment.
Long Island City

Motorcycle kills woman crossing plaza: NYPD

LONG ISLAND CITY — A woman in her 50s was fatally struck by a motorcycle while crossing a Queens Plaza street last week, police said. Comment.
Flushing

Kissena inspections don’t add up

In the eight months before a tree fell and killed a pregnant woman in Kissena Park in early August, the city Parks Department appears to have conducted fewer park inspections than authorities claimed immediately after the accident — and one of those assessments lasted only 11 minutes, documents show. Comment.
Maspeth

Student dies in hospital after Maspeth car crash

A 13-year-old boy who suffered minor injuries in a horrific Maspeth car accident last week when an SUV jumped the curb and struck five students died Saturday, according to a hospital spokeswoman. Comments (3).
Astoria

Funeral services arranged for Astoria motorcycle crash victim

Memorial services for a woman killed in an Astoria motorcycle crash over the weekend were scheduled for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Comment.
Ridgewood

Ridgewood woman goes missing: NYPD

RIDGEWOOD — Cops were reaching out to the public with hope of finding a missing woman within the 104th Precinct, the Police Department said. Comment.
Arverne

Far Rock woman, 67, missing: Police

ARVERNE — Police were looking for a woman who has been missing since last week. Comment.
Astoria

Motorcyclist and female passenger killed in Astoria crash with SUV: Police

A 32-year-old motorcyclist and his unidentified female passenger were both killed when the bike they were riding on slammed into an SUV making a U-turn in Astoria Saturday afternoon, police said. Comment.
Middle Village

Church to host drive for Middle Village fire victims

A Middle Village church will play host to a fund-raiser Sunday afternoon for families whose homes were destroyed or damaged in a five-alarm blaze earlier this week. Comment.
Woodhaven

Woodhaven teen dies in model aircraft tragedy

Residents of a quiet street in Woodhaven were reeling last week after a teen died when he was struck by the model helicopter he was operating. Comments (1).
Middle Village

Fire tears through houses

Four families required emergency housing after a massive blaze tore through their Middle Village homes Monday night, according to officials from the American Red Cross. Comment.
Astoria

Cops lock down elementary school in Astoria manhunt

ASTORIA — Parents attending an orientation session at an Astoria elementary school were evacuated Wednesday morning and the school was locked down while police launched a manhunt complete with an NYPD helicopter, parents and cops said. Comments (14).
Middle Village

Five-alarm blaze torches area of attached houses in Middle Village

Ten firefighters suffered minor injuries battling a massive blaze in Middle Village Monday night, a spokesman for the Fire Department said. Comment.
Corona

Roosevelt motorcyclist killed in Corona crash

A 26-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a collision with an unoccupied parked van in Corona Friday night, police said. Comments (1).
Richmond Hill

Richmond Hill man missing since Labor Day: Cops

RICHMOND HILL — Police are asking for help locating a 26-year-old man who was last seen inside his home on 120th Street Labor Day. Comment.
College Point

College Pt. woman goes missing on Labor Day: Police

COLLEGE POINT — A 37-year-old woman went missing Labor Day, and police were hoping the public can help locate her. Comment.
Astoria

Astoria teen goes missing: Police

ASTORIA — The New York Police Department was reaching out to the public with hopes of finding a missing teen within the 114th Precinct, cops said. Comment.
Flushing

Man from Flushing missing again: NYPD

FLUSHING — The Police Department was asking for help in finding a missing 87-year-old man from Flushing, cops said. Comment.
Woodhaven

Woodhaven teen killed by model helicopter

A Woodhaven teen died Thursday when the remote-controlled model helicopter he was operating struck him, according to police. Comment.
South Ozone Park

Child hit by car in S. Ozone Park: FDNY

A young child was seriously injured in a car accident in South Ozone Park Thursday afternoon, fire officials said. Comment.
Howard Beach

Man injured when jet ski flipped: FDNY

A man who was riding a jet ski in the waters of Jamaica Bay was rescued Thursday by the Fire Department after the jet ski overturned, officials said. Comment.
Long Island City

LIC crash kills Florida man: NYPD

A Florida man died Wednesday while riding his motorcycle on 39th Street in Long Island City after he collided with another vehicle, the Police Department said. Comment.
Woodside

Woman killed in GCP crash identified as Woodside senior

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.
Broad Channel

Woman killed in GCP crash: Police

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.
Queensbridge

Family of Japanese student seeks info about his death

The family of a Japanese student who police say was run down by an NYPD cruiser in Long Island City six months ago is pleading for witnesses who are willing to testify about what they saw to come forward, their lawyer said. Comments (1).
Elmhurst

Police search for missing Elmhurst man

ELMHURST — The New York Police Department was seeking help in finding a man who went missing within the 110th Precinct, cops said. Comment.

August, 2013

South Jamaica

Chair designer Pollock, 83, died in illegal subdivision fire: FDNY

The South Jamaica home where a famed chair designer died during a fire last week had been illegally subdivided into four apartments, a spokeswoman for the city Buildings Department said. Comments (1).
South Jamaica

South Jamaica blaze claims life of famed furniture designer: Neighbors

An elderly furniture designer died in a South Jamaica blaze early Tuesday morning, his neighbors and a woman who worked with him said. Comment.
Far Rockaway

Police identify teen boys killed in Far Rock crash

FAR ROCKAWAY — Two teenagers from the Rockaways were killed after the car they were riding in hit a concrete pillar holding up the subway in Far Rockaway early Saturday, police said. Comment.
Far Rockaway

Two teens die in Far Rock car collision with concrete pole: Police

Two teenagers were killed after the car they were riding in hit a concrete pillar holding up the subway in Far Rockaway early Saturday, police said. Comment.
Jamaica

Senior last seen at Jamaica subway station: Cops

JAMAICA — Police were looking for a missing elderly woman who was last seen entering the F train subway station at 169th Street last week. Comment.
Glendale

Motorcyclist dies in Glendale crash: NYPD

GLENDALE — A motorcyclist died Aug. 16 after an accident on Woodhaven Boulevard at 78th Avenue, police said. Comment.
Richmond Hill

Rich Hill man dies in motorcycle crash: NYPD

RICHMOND HILL — A Richmond Hill man was killed after the motorcycle he was riding struck a parked car in Brooklyn last week, police said. Comment.
Howard Beach

Bicyclist dies after being hit by SUV in Howard Beach

A Brooklyn man riding a bicycle through Howard Beach was killed last week after an SUV struck him, police said. Comment.
South Jamaica

Famed designer dies in fire

He was an internationally renowned furniture designer who spent the last year of his life living in a studio apartment in a South Jamaica house. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Bicyclist from Queens dies after Palisades crash: Authorities

A Jackson Heights woman died after she crashed while riding her bicycle near the cliffs of the Palisades Cliffs in New Jersey, according to Palisades Interstate Parkway Police. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Man killed by train in Jackson Heights: Police

An unidentified man was struck and killed early Sunday morning by a Manhattan-bound 7 train, police said. Comments (2).
Far Rockaway

Police search for missing Far Rock senior

FAR ROCKAWAY — Police were asking the public to help find an elderly man who was last seen at his home on Central Avenue last week. Comment.
Rosedale

City bus kills St. Albans resident: Cops

ROSEDALE — A St. Albans senior was mowed down by an MTA bus in Rosedale late Sunday, the NYPD said. Comments (1).
Jamaica

Cops looking for missing Cambria Heights man

CAMBRIA HEIGHTS — Police were looking for a 29-year-old man who was last seen at Jamaica Hospital earlier this month. Comment.
Astoria

Truck fire closes Queensboro bridge

A truck fire shut down traffic along the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge Friday morning, fire officials said. Comment.
Flushing

Queens family sues over tragic Sandy tree death

A Flushing family filed suit against the city this week after their 29-year-old son was killed by a falling tree during Hurricane Sandy last year. Comments (1).
Jamaica

False alarm at JFK postal facility over nail polish remover

JAMAICA — A postal facility inside John F. Kennedy International Airport was shut down over the weekend when nail polish remover was mistaken for nerve gas, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said. Comment.
Whitestone

Restaurant owner injured in Whitestone fire

A Chinese restaurant owner, whose body had been almost entirely engulfed in flames after he ran into the parking lot from his burning Whitestone eatery Saturday, was still in critical condition at Jacobi Medical Center Wednesday, a hospital spokesman said. Comments (26).
Sunnyside

Two fathers killed in Sunnyside motorcycle crash

Two fathers lost their lives in an early morning motorcycle crash on the “Boulevard of Death” Sunday, police and loved ones said. Comment.
Astoria

Fires force evacuation of 50 in Astoria: FDNY

About 50 people were evacuated from eight buildings in Astoria Wednesday night after authorities received word of several manhole fires, the Fire Department said. Comment.
Sunnyside

Motorcyclist involved in fatal Sunnyside crash dies in hospital

A motorcyclist who had been in critical condition after fatally striking a pedestrian on the “Boulevard of Death” over the weekend has died, a spokesman for the NYPD said Tuesday. Comment.
Rosedale

Man killed by bus in Rosedale: Police

A St. Albans senior was mowed down by an MTA bus in Rosedale late Sunday, the NYPD said. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Man killed in Jackson Heights hit-and-run

A 25-year-old man was killed in a hit-and-run crash in Jackson Heights early Monday, police said. Comments (1).
Long Island City

Woman from LIC missing since late last month

LONG ISLAND CITY — Police were asking for assistance in finding a missing Long Island City woman. Comment.
Sunnyside

Man crossing Queens Boulevard dies in motorcycle accident

A 50-year-old pedestrian was killed and a motorcyclist left in critical condition after a crash on the “Boulevard of Death” early Sunday, police said. Comment.
Hollis

12-year-old boy missing from Hollis

HOLLIS — Police were looking for a missing 12-year-old boy who was last seen at his home on 104th Avenue last week. Comment.
Whitestone

Two people seriously hurt in fire in Whitestone Chinese restaurant: FDNY

Two people were seriously injured when a fire tore through the Emperor House Chinese restaurant in Whitestone Saturday afternoon, a spokesman for the FDNY said. Comments (12).
Sunnyside

Cops search for missing teen from Sunnyside

SUNNYSIDE — Police were searching for a Sunnyside teen who went missing more than a week ago. Comment.
Ozone Park

Addabbo criticizes delayed ambulance wait time

An elected official is investigating why it took 26 minutes for emergency personnel to respond to an injured elderly man. Comments (2).
Flushing

Tree kills Flushing woman

The family of a 30-year-old pregnant woman killed by a falling tree Sunday was making funeral arrangements in the wake of her untimely death. Comment.
Hollis

Police looking for missing Hollis senior

HOLLIS — An elderly man went missing last weekend, police said. Comment.
Flushing

Pregnant woman killed by fallen Kissena Park tree

A 30-year-old pregnant woman was killed when a falling tree crushed her in Kissena Park Sunday evening, police said. Comment.
Whitestone

Whitestone man reported missing: NYPD

WHITESTONE — A 60-year-old man vanished from a 20th Avenue nursing home, and police are hoping the public can help locate him. Comments (1).
Rego Park

Cops on the lookout for missing Rego Park man

REGO PARK — Police were searching for an elderly Hispanic man missing from Rego Park. Comment.
Arverne

NYPD looking for missing Averne woman

AVERNE — The Police Department reached out for help to find a woman who went missing from the 101st Precinct, cops said. Comment.
Astoria

Cops search for missing Astoria boy

ASTORIA — The Police Department was looking for help finding a missing boy within the 114th Precinct, cops said. Comment.
Oakland Gardens

Man dies in Oakland Gardens motorcycle crash

The dangerous intersection of Union Turnpike and Springfield Boulevard in Oakland Gardens claimed another life this week when a 21-year-old motorcycle driver blew a red light and crashed into a city bus, police said. Comment.
South Jamaica

Child reported missing in southeast Queens: NYPD

SOUTH JAMAICA — Police are looking for a 12-year-old boy who has been missing since July 19. Comments (1).
Elmhurst

Man goes missing from Elmhurst: NYPD

ELMHURST — Cops were asking for help in finding a man missing from the 110th Precinct, the Police Department said. Comment.
Hollis

Young couple leaps to death in front of Hollis LIRR train

In a tragedy reminiscent of Shakespeare, two young lovers from Queens Village chose to throw themselves in front of a speeding Long Island Rail Road train rather than live without one another, according to authorities and a newspaper report. Comments (9).

July, 2013

Oakland Gardens

Motorcyclist dies after hitting bus in Oakland Gardens

A 21-year-old motorcycle rider was killed after he allegedly blew through a red light and slammed into the side of an MTA bus in Oakland Gardens early Tuesday, police said. Comments (1).
East Elmhurst

LaGuardia grinds to halt after landing gear malfunction: BNN

EAST ELMHURST — LaGuardia Airport was shut down Monday evening after the front landing gear of a Southwest Airlines flight collapsed after touching down, the Breaking News Network reported. Comment.
Corona

Corona boy missing since last week: Police

CORONA — Police were seeking assistance in finding a boy who went missing last week in Corona.The NYPD said 14-year-old Xavier Molina disappeared July 19 and was last seen around 8:30 p.m. the day before near 60th Avenue and 99th Street. He was wearing a white shirt and tan shorts. Comment.
Cartoon

Tip of the week

Ozone Park

Three hurt in Ozone Park blaze

Three people were seriously injured, possibly from jumping out the window, after a fire spread from the ground flood of an Ozone Park building to the second floor Saturday morning, a spokesman for the Fire Department and neighbors said. Comment.
Rosedale

SUV driver dies in Rosedale crash

A 23-year-old man was killed after his 2013 Lexus SUV struck a fence and a pole in Rosedale early Sunday, the NYPD said. Comment.
Woodhaven

Woman dies in Woodhaven crash: Police

WOODHAVEN — A North Massapequa, L.I., woman died after the vehicle she was driving struck a light pole in Woodhaven, police said. Comment.
Far Rockaway

Far Rockaway man goes missing: Cops

FAR ROCKAWAY — Police were asking for the public’s help in finding a missing man in Far Rockaway, cops said. Comment.
Jamaica

Elderly woman waits 70 minutes for ambulance after slip and fall

A 96-year-old woman waited longer than an hour for an ambulance to arrive after she took a fall inside a Jamaica nursing home Monday, a staffer said, in yet the latest episode of the city’s beleaguered, new 911 call system. Comments (1).
Far Rockaway

Far Rockaway teen goes missing: NYPD

FAR ROCKAWAY — An 18-year-old girl disappeared from her Trist Place home Monday, according to police, and cops are hoping the public can help track her down. Comments (2).
East Elmhurst

LGA grinds to halt after landing gear malfunction

EAST ELMHURST — National safety regulators are eyeing the Southwest Airlines flight that skidded across a LaGuardia Airport runway Monday evening after its front landing gear collapsed shortly after touching down. Comment.
Woodside

Woman faints at outdoor Woodside news event

It took emergency responders far less time to respond to a call about a woman fainting at a steamy news conference in Woodside Monday than it had for an ambulance to arrive at one in Brooklyn where an intern collapsed last week. Comment.
Rosedale

Motorist killed in Rosedale crash: Cops

ROSEDALE — A young man from Richmond Hill was killed last week when his convertible spun out of control and flipped over on the Sunrise Highway, police said. Comment.
Ozone Park

Police looking for missing teen from Ozone Park

OZONE PARK — A teenager was reported missing from her Ozone Park home, police said. Comment.
South Jamaica

S. Jamaica grandmother killed in blaze: Neighbors

A doting 50-year-old Trinidadian grandmother died in an early morning blaze in South Jamaica Wednesday, a spokesman for the Fire Department and her neighbors said. Comments (3).
Rockaway Beach

Kidnapped baby boy from boro found by police

ROCKAWAYS — A Rockaway Beach woman was arrested and charged with Custodial Interference after she allegedly kidnapped her son this week. Comment.
South Jamaica

Grandmother killed in South Jamaica fire

A 50-year-old woman died in an early morning blaze in South Jamaica Wednesday, a spokesman for the Fire Department and her neighbors said. Comment.
St. Albans

Queens copes with scorching heat wave

Queens residents were feeling the wrath of another heat wave Monday, with scorching temperatures expected to continue throughout the week, the National Weather Service said. Comment.
Richmond Hill

Brooklyn woman last seen at Jamaica Hospital: Police

JAMAICA — Police are looking for a missing woman who was last seen leaving Jamaica Hospital earlier this week. Comment.
East Elmhurst

East Elmhurst man missing since early July: Cops

EAST ELMHURST — Police were seeking the public’s help in locatinga 15-year-old boy who was missing from the 115th Precinct. Comment.
Broadway-Flushing

Broadway Flushing man found dead in backseat of car: NYPD

A man who slept off a night of drinking in the backseat of his car was found dead in the Broadway section of Flushing Saturday, police said. Comment.
Woodside

Woodside boy, 14, goes missing: NYPD

WOODSIDE — Police were asking for help to find a boy who went missing within the 114th Precinct, cops said. Comment.
Elmhurst

Elmhurst woman missing from home: Police

ELMHURST — The NYPD was seeking help from the public in finding a missing Elmhurst woman. Comment.
Rochdale Village

Rochdale girl last seen at school: Police

ROCHDALE VILLAGE — Police were looking for a 12-year-old girl who was last seen at her school more than a week ago. Comment.
Flushing

15-year-old Flushing girl last seen in late June

FLUSHING — A Flushing teen went missing from her Barclay Avenue home late last month, and the NYPD is looking for the public’s assistance in locating her. Comment.
Corona

Cops search for missing Corona man

CORONA — The Police Department asked for the public’s assistance in locating a missing Corona man. Comment.
South Jamaica

12-year-old boy missing since June: Cops

SOUTH JAMAICA — Police were asking the public to help find a 12-year-old boy who has been missing since June 27. Comment.
Long Island City

Woman in hospital after being hit by car: FDNY

LONG ISLAND CITY — A pedestrian was taken to Elmhurst Hospital after she was struck by a vehicle near the Queensboro Bridge early Tuesday morning, the FDNY said. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Jackson Heights resident found dead: Cops

JACKSON HEIGHTS — A 56-year-old man was found dead Monday within the confines of the 115th Precinct. Comment.
Bayside

Emergency responders assist at Bayside accident

BAYSIDE - Two vehicles, a Jeep Wrangler and Ford Focus, were involved in an accident at the corner of Bell Boulevard and 46th Avenue in Bayside at about 6:45 p.m. Monday evening. Comment.
Letters

Be safe during hurricane season

The recent outlook from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for this upcoming hurricane season is, once again, predicting above-normal storm activity, with close to 18 storms between June 1 and Nov. 30. Comment.
College Point

Police search for missing College Point resident

COLLEGE POINT — Police reached out to the public with the hopes of finding a missing man within the 109th Precinct, the NYPD said. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Girl, 12, missing from Jackson Heights: Cops

JACKSON HEIGHTS — The police are asking neighbors to keep their eyes open for a 12-year-old girl who was last seen near the 103rd Street 7-train station last week. Comment.

June, 2013

Glendale

Glendale man dies in GCP motorcycle crash: NYPD

GLENDALE — A Glendale man died Sunday after the motorcycle he was driving on the Grand Central Parkway struck a guardrail, the city Police Department said. Comment.
Kew Gardens

Update: FDNY rescue man stuck in Kew Gardens hole

KEW GARDENS — The FDNY successfully removed a construction worker from a muddy trench about three hours after he fell several stories in Kew Gardens, a spokesman for the FDNY said. Comment.
Jamaica Estates

Teen parents killed in early morning GCP crash

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).
East Elmhurst

East Elmhurst man goes missing: Police

East Elmhurst - Police were searching for 52-year-old John Clappis of East Elmhurst, who went missing within the confines of the 115 Precinct. Comment.
Ridgewood

Missing Ridgewood woman last seen entering M train station: Police

RIDGEWOOD — The NYPD was asking for the public’s help in locating a woman who was reported missing within the 104th Precinct. Comment.
Glendale

Glendale man dies in Grand Central motorcycle crash: NYPD

A Glendale man died Sunday after the motorcycle he was driving on the Grand Central Parkway struck a guardrail, the Police Department said. Comment.
Beechhurst

Missing Flushing man last seen in Midtown: NYPD

BEECHHURST — A 55-year-old man who lives on Powells Cove Boulevard went missing across the river last week, and the NYPD is hoping the public can help find him. Comment.
South Richmond Hill

Police searching for missing S. Rich Hill man

SOUTH RICHMOND HILL — Police were asking for help finding a missing person last seen June 12, the NYPD said. Comment.
Flushing

Police seeking help in locating missing Flushing man

FLUSHING — A 23-year-old man went missing last week from his Linden Place home, police said. Comment.
Editorial

Surviving the Storm

FEMA has released a revised version of the latest flood maps that put much of Queens’ waterfront property into high-risk zones for the first time in 30 years in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Comment.
Flushing

Missing Flushing teen last seen at home: NYPD

FLUSHING — Authorities are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Yan Ling Zheng, 19, who went missing from her Robinson Street home last week. Comment.
Jamaica

Inbound JFK flight diverted to Scotland after letter scare: Post

JAMAICA — A flight on its way to JFK Airport from Cairo, Egypt, was forced to land in Scotland earlier this week after a passenger found a note threatening to set the plan on fire, the New York Post reported. Comment.
Sunnyside

Sunnyside man missing since last month: NYPD

SUNNYSIDE- The NYPD was asking for help to find a man who went missing last month in Sunnyside. Comment.
Woodside

Woodsider dies in Williamsburg car accident: Cops

WOODSIDE — A Woodside man was killed in a car crash Tuesday morning in Williamsburg, police said. Comment.
Rockaway Beach

Mayor lays out storm plan

Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants the city to prepare for storms far worse than Hurricane Sandy, which devastated parts of the Rockaways and southern Queens. Comments (1).
Richmond Hill

Cops searching for missing Rich Hill teen

RICHMOND HILL — The Police Department was reaching out to the public with hopes of finding a teenage girl who went missing within the 102nd Precinct, cops said. Comment.
Murray Hill

Young man killed in Flushing motorcyle accident

MURRAY HILL — A 20-year-old was killed while riding his motorcycle on Northern Boulevard Wednesday afternoon, police said. Comments (13).
Astoria

Person struck by train in Astoria dies: FDNY

ASTORIA — A man was struck and killed by an N train late Tuesday afternoon in Astoria, according to the MTA and FDNY. Comment.
Astoria

FDNY: Person struck by train in Astoria

A person struck by a train late Tuesday afternoon in Astoria suffered multiple traumas, according to the FDNY. Comment.
Hollis

Hollis man goes missing: Cops

HOLLIS - An 85-year-old man disappeared late last month, the NYPD said. Comment.
Rockaway Beach

Cops investigating death of baby in Rockaway Beach home

ROCKAWAY BEACH - Police found the dead body of a four-month-old baby over the weekend but were not yet able to figure out why, the NYPD said. Comment.
St. Albans

Woman missing from St. Albans: NYPD

ST ALBANS - The Police Department was asking for help in finding a missing woman within the 113th Precinct, cops said. Comments (1).
Richmond Hill

Richmond Hill teen, 15, missing from home: Cops

RICHMOND HILL –– Police were looking for a teen who went missing from his home last week. Comment.
St. Albans

Firefighter taken to hospital after St. Albans blaze

Four firefighters were taken to the hospital after being injured at a blaze inside a St. Albans home Friday morning, the FDNY said. Comment.
Ridgewood

Two people with head wounds found dead in Ridgewood

The bodies of two people who had head injuries were found in the building where they lived in Ridgewood Monday night, police said. Comment.
Far Rockaway

Father, son missing from Far Rockaway: Cops

FAR ROCKAWAY — The NYPD was asking the public’s assistance in locating a man and his son, last seen together in their Far Rockaway home. Comment.
Long Island City

Cops looking for missing 12-year-old girl in LIC

LONG ISLAND CITY — Police reached out to the public to learn the whereabouts of a girl who disappeared within the 114th Precinct, the NYPD said. Comments (1).
Flushing

NYPD seeks public help in finding Flushing woman

FLUSHING — A 60-year-old Kissena Boulevard woman has been missing since last week, and police were asking the public to help locate her. Comment.
Letters

We must be better prepared for disasters

Our planet’s climate is changing. The impact on our daily weather has been extreme. Look at the tornado that hit northeast Queens, Hurricane Sandy, the amount and severity of recent tornados in Oklahoma and other parts of our country, serious drought in some areas like Mississippi, huge snowfalls in other states and gale force winds causing fires to spread. Comment.
Bayside

Police seek info about missing man in Bayside

BAYSIDE — The NYPD was asking for help in finding a man who disappeared within the 109th Precinct, police said. Comments (1).
Corona

Girl struck by van while crossing street in Corona: NY Post

CORONA — A 9-year-old girl was recovering in a hospital bed Monday after she was struck by a van a day earlier, the New York Post reported. Comment.

May, 2013

Howard Beach

Howard Beach house burns

An enormous gas explosion and ensuing second-alarm blaze at a private home in Howard Beach damaged during Hurricane Sandy sent one woman to the hospital with burns, the New York Post reported. Comment.
Long Island City

Ridgewood man dies in LIC motorcycle crash

LONG ISLAND CITY - Police identified a man killed in a motorcycle crash on Vernon Boulevard Tuesday night as 32-year-old Daniel Nieves of Ridgewood. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Jackson Heights man missing since weekend: Cops

JACKSON HEIGHTS — The NYPD asked for help in finding a missing person from 34th Avenue. Comment.
St. Albans

St. Albans man, 79, missing from home: NYPD

ST. ALBANS — Police were asking for help to find a missing 79-year-old man last seen at his home on Adair Street within the 113th Precinct. Comment.
Rockaway Park

Police investigate man found dead in car in Rockaway Park

ROCKAWAY PARK — Police were investigating what might have led to a 51-year-old man’s death after he was found inside a car near 135 Beach 120th St., the NYPD said. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Jax Hts. teen girl reported missing: Police

JACKSON HEIGHTS — The city Police Department was asking the public for help to find a missing teenager last seen within the 115th Precinct. Comment.
Maspeth

Maspeth senior went missing from home: Police

MASPETH — The NYPD was asking the public to help find a 79-year-old man who went missing earlier this week. Comment.
Richmond Hill

Richmond Hill man, 54, missing from his home: Cops

RICHMOND HILL — The NYPD was seeking the public’s assistance in locating a 54-year-old man who went missing earlier this month. Comment.
Springfield Gardens

Springfield Gdns. teen missing since last month: Police

SPRINGFIELD GARDENS — The police were asking the public to help find a 14-year-old girl who has been missing since the beginning of April. Comment.
College Point

College Point teen missing: Police

COLLEGE POINT — The police need the public’s help in finding a teenager who went missing last week. Comment.
Holliswood

Cops on the lookout for missing Holliswood senior

HOLLISWOOD — Police hope the public can help in locating an 84-year-old man who went missing from his home last week. Comment.
Long Island City

Bloomberg announces new fire prevention tool

The city buildings with the highest risk of fire are first in line for inspections with help from a new technology the city Fire Department is putting to use as the first of its kind in the nation. Comments (1).
Elmhurst

Elmhurst senior killed by car while crossing the street: NYPD

A 75-year-old Elmhurst woman was hit and killed by a car a block from where she lived Sunday afternoon, police said. Comment.
Elmhurst

Police looking for missing Elmhurst man

ELMHURST — A Woodside Avenue man went missing from his home Tuesday, police said. Comment.
Flushing

NYPD looking for missing Flushing teen

FLUSHING — Police were asking the public’s help to locate a teenager who has been missing from her 45th Avenue home for more than a week. Comment.
Howard Beach

Sandy spurs city to add evac zones

Howard Beach, which was not evacuated during Hurricane Sandy and sustained serious damage during Hurricane Sandy, has now been put in the top evacuation zone alongside neighborhoods that were ordered to leave prior to the storm in new proposed zones released last week. Comment.
Rochdale Village

Police looking for missing Rochdale teen

ROCHDALE — Cops were seeking the public’s help in locating Shameek Fisher, a 14-year-old boy who went missing from his Rochdale Village home Saturday. Comment.
Elmhurst

Police seeking info about the whereabouts of missing Elmhurst teen

ELMHURST — A 13-year-old girl disappeared from her Macnish Street home last week, police said. Comment.
South Jamaica

Brooklyn motorcyclist dies after hitting Van Wyck guardrail: NYPD

SOUTH JAMAICA — A motorcyclist died after losing control of his bike on the Van Wyck Expressway Tuesday, police said. Comment.
Astoria

Dead man found under van in Astoria

Police are trying to identify a black man in his 40s or 50s who was found dead under a parked van in Astoria Monday afternoon, the NYPD said. Comment.
Astoria

Man burned at Astoria metal working shop

A man in his 30s suffered second-degree burns to his torso and arm at an Astoria metal working shop Tuesday morning, a spokesman for the FDNY said. Comment.
Far Rockaway

Police looking for man from Far Rock, 67

FAR ROCKAWAY — The NYPD was asking the public’s help in finding a 67-year-old man who was missing since Tuesday. Comment.
Flushing

Missing Flushing woman located in Georgia: NYPD

FLUSHING — The public is being asked to help police find a woman who was missing since April 22. Comment.
Forest Hills

UPDATE: Missing Forest Hills teen, 15, located

UPDATE: Police said 15-year-old Benjamin Xu, who had been missing, has been located. Comment.
Ravenswood

Girl, 12, missing from Ravenswood Houses

RAVENSWOOD — The NYPD was asking the public’s help in finding a 12-year-old girl. Comments (4).
Elmhurst

NYPD looking for missing Elmhurst woman, 56

ELMHURST — Police were asking the public’s help in finding a 56-year-old woman who was missing since Sunday. Comment.
Breezy Point

SIX MONTHS LATER: Sandy’s toll still felt in southern Queens

Six months after Hurricane Sandy, legislators cautioned that while progress has been made in the storm-battered coastal regions of Queens, there still is much left to be done before life returns to normal. Comment.

April, 2013

Long Island City

Bus crash injures William Cullen Bryant students

ST. LOUIS — A number of William Cullen Bryant High School students suffered minor injuries when a bus that was taking them home from a robotics competition in St. Louis, Mo., careened off a highway in Ohio Sunday, the New York Post reported. Comment.
Willets Point

Car crashes into auto shop, kills worker: NYPD

A motorist plowed into New Pamir Auto Body Shop in Willets Point across from Citi Field Tuesday afternoon, killing one worker and possibly severing both legs of another, police said. Comments (2).
Long Island City

Bus crash injures William Cullen Bryant students

A number of William Cullen Bryant High School students suffered minor injuries when a bus that was taking them home from a robotics competition in St. Louis careened off a highway in Ohio Sunday, the New York Post reported. Comment.
Breezy Point

Tip of the week

Astoria

Building wall collapse injures one in Astoria

A full stop work order and two ECB violations were issued against a three-story building in Astoria that partially collapsed during reconstruction work Monday, causing the injury of a construction worker, according to the city Department of Buildings and police. Comment.
Willets Point

Man killed after car hits Willets Pt. shop

Minutes after a car smashed into a Willets Point body shop Tuesday afternoon, killing one worker and injuring two others, police said, a motorist raced to the bloody scene to give crucial medical attention. Comment.
Flushing

Flushing philanthropists give cash after quake

Groups of Chinese Americans in Flushing have been gathering money and resources to help the victims of last weekend’s earthquake in Sichuan Province. Comment.
Rockaway Beach

Police seek missing Rockaway Beach man

ROCKAWAY BEACH — The public is being asked to help locate a Rockaway Beach man reported missing in January. Comment.
Rego Park

Baby girl found dead in Rego Park apartment

A 6-month-old girl was found unconscious and later died in Rego Park Monday night, authorities said. Comment.
Jamaica

Two-alarm blaze snuffed out in Jamaica building

New York’s Bravest spent about half an hour Monday putting out a fire that broke out in a residential building in Jamaica. Comment.
Jackson Heights

Cops on the lookout for missing Jax Hts. man

JACKSON HEIGHTS — Authorities were asking for help in locating a Jackson Heights man reported Daniel Lucic, 18, was last seen at 9 a.m. April 9, said the NYPD. He is described as a white male is described as standing at 5-foot-8 and weighing 140 pounds. Comment.
Astoria

Building facade in Astoria partially collapses, injuring worker

A construction worker was injured Monday when the façade of a three-story building in Astoria that formerly housed a flower shop on the ground level partially collapsed, police and a friend of the building’s owner said. Comment.
South Jamaica

Jamaica teen reported missing April 3

SOUTH JAMAICA — The NYPD was searching for a missing Jamaica girl and asking for the public’s assistance. Comment.
College Point

Police Academy opening not altered by brief blaze

A fire that destroyed portions of a College Point Police Academy wall Tuesday afternoon will not affect the impending opening of the building, police said. Comments (1).
Woodhaven

Woodhaven roof collapses after decades of violations

The fate of a two-story unoccupied building in Woodhaven with more than 30 open construction violations was still up in the air after it collapsed into itself last week, the city Department of Buildings said. Comment.
Astoria

Queens runners escape Boston race blasts

Several Queens runners had finished the marathon Monday shortly before two explosions went off at the race’s finish line in Copley Square, killing at least three people and injuring more than 180, the Boston Police Department said. Comment.
Emergencies

Bloomberg briefs city following Boston Marathon bombing

Monday’s Boston Marathon bombing sparked an increased police presence throughout New York City, but there were no legitimate threats or safety concerns following the attack, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Tuesday afternoon. Comment.
College Point

Blaze breaks out in College Pt. Police Academy

Flames from a two-alarm fire melted portions of the College Point Police Academy’s facade Tuesday afternoon, forcing construction crews off the partially completed job. Comment.
Astoria

Queens marathon runners complete race minutes before blasts

Several Queens runners had finished the Boston Marathon Monday shortly before two explosions went off at the race’s finish line, killing at least two people and injuring 23, the Boston Police Department said. Comment.
Elmhurst

City bus kills pedestrian near Elmhurst Hospital: NYPD

ELMHURST — A man was hit by a city bus and killed April 3 as he was crossing the street near Elmhurst Hospital, police said. Comment.
Woodhaven

Woodhaven building with open construction violations collapses: Officials

A two-story unoccupied building with more than 30 open construction violations collapsed in Woodhaven Friday evening, temporarily shutting down J train service nearby, fire officials said. Comments (1).
Elmhurst

Wall collapses on man near Queens Center: FDNY

ELMHURST — A 22-year-old man was crushed near the Queens Center Mall after a wall there had collapsed on him, fire officials said. Comment.
South Jamaica

Residents of Baisley Houses confront 113th

Tensions at the Baisley Park Houses were high over the weekend after police arrested two men outside the southeast Queens public housing project Friday night, prompting dozens of angry residents to march to the 113th Precinct where they were met by police in riot gear, community leaders said. Comment.
Astoria

Police find man’s body on Astoria street

ASTORIA — A man was found dead in front of 11-48 Welling Court, close to where he lived Wednesday, police said. Comment.
Glendale

Two children from Glendale die in Ohio accident: AP

GLENDALE — A devastating highway accident in Ohio claimed the lives of a city correction officer’s two young children, according to the Associated Press. Comment.
Ozone Park

Man found dead in Ozone Park apartment

OZONE PARK — A 63-year-old man was found dead Tuesday evening in an Ozone Park apartment where he had been staying with a couple he befriended, police and the friends said. Comment.
Ozone Park

Man found dead in Ozone Park apartment: NYPD

A 63-year-old man was found dead Tuesday evening in an Ozone Park apartment where he had been staying with a couple he befriended, police and the friends said. Comment.
Bellerose

Queens customers lose power in Bellerose area

An underground fault caused more than 1,500 customers in the Bellerose/Floral Park area to lose power around 2 p.m. Tuesday, according to Con Edison. Comment.
Flushing

Cops on the lookout for missing Flushing teen

FLUSHING — Police were asking the public’s help in finding a 15-year-old girl who went missing last Friday. Comment.
Rego Park

Senior, 79, missing from Rego Park home

REGO PARK — Police received a report of a missing 79-year-old man Tuesday. Comment.
Kew Gardens Hills

Kew Gardens Hills man missing from home

KEW GARDEN HILLS — Police were asking the public’s help in finding a 84-year-old man who has been missing since Tuesday. The man, Fyat Kaplan, was last seen at his home around 2 p.m. wearing green sweat pants, a grey flannel shirt and a grey sweater. Police described him as white, 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing 165 pounds. Comment.
Richmond Hill

Second fire strikes Rich Hill store in two months

A two-alarm fire broke out in a Richmond Hill bodega Tuesday in the same building where authorities believe a blaze was set a month ago to cover up the grisly murder of a tenant. Comment.
Bayside

Woman, 86, found on Cross Island Parkway

BAY TERRACE — An unidentified woman was found walking along the Cross Island Parkway at the Throgs Neck Bridge last Friday. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Fresh Meadows blaze sends 11 to hospital

Visiting family members who were staying at a Fresh Meadows home were among 11 people who were taken to the hospital Monday after an early-morning blaze. Comment.
Floral Park

Floral Park man dies in blaze after dozing off with cigarette

A Floral Park man died in his bed Tuesday morning after police said he fell asleep while smoking a cigarette. Comment.
Richmond Hill

Rich Hill man, 25, missing and sought by police

RICHMOND HILL — A 26-year-old man has been missing for weeks from his 120th Street home, police said. Comment.
Floral Park

Man dies in Floral Park house fire: NYPD

A 63-year-old man died Tuesday after emergency responders found him severely burned when they responded to a fire inside a Floral Park home, police said. Comment.
Rosedale

Rosedale man last seen leaving home: Cops

ROSEDALE — The NYPD was seeking the public’s assistance in locating Nicholos Townsend, who has been missing since March 20, according to police. Comment.
Emergencies

Receive Amber Alert, transit training online

Thousands of additional eyes will be on the lookout across Queens’ neighborhoods now that the city’s 24,000 livery drivers will be receiving training on the Amber Alert system and Transportation on Patrol. Comment.
Fresh Meadows

Four people critically injured in Fresh Meadows blaze

An early morning kitchen fire on the second story of a Fresh Meadows home sent 11 to the hospital Monday, fire officials said. Comments (1).
Queens Village

Queens Village girl, 11, missing and sought by police

QUEENS VILLAGE — The NYPD was looking for an 11-year-old girl who went missing last week. Comment.

March, 2013

Ozone Park

Cops looking for missing Ozone Park teen

OZONE PARK — Police were asking the public to locate a teen who went missing from his home last weekend. Comment.
Long Island City

Van jumps curb near LaGuardia CC, killing teen

A teenage boy was killed Monday after the driver of a minivan lost control and hit five people on the sidewalk near LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City, the NYPD said. Comments (7).
South Ozone Park

Motorcycle kills woman trying to cross Belt Pkwy: NYPD

JAMAICA — A woman in her 50s was killed Tuesday as she tried to cross the Belt Parkway, the New York Police Department said. Comments (4).
Little Neck

North Shore Towers fire leaves one dead: FDNY

Fire Department officials had yet to identify what caused the fire on an upper floor at North Shore Towers that left one woman dead Monday, the FDNY said. Comments (1).
Long Island City

Woman killed crossing street in Long Isand City

LONG ISLAND CITY — A Maspeth woman was struck and killed Tuesday as she crossed a busy intersection within the 108th Precinct, police said. Comment.
Little Neck

One dead in North Shore Towers fire

Fire Department officials found a North Shore Towers resident dead Monday after being called to tackle a fire on the upper floors, the FDNY said. Comment.
Woodside

Missing Woodside man last seen near his home

WOODSIDE — Police were asking for the public’s help in locating a 61-year-old man who went missing this week. Comment.
College Point

Cops on the lookout for missing College Point woman

COLLEGE POINT — Police were seeking the public’s help in locating a 29-year-old woman who went missing in College Point. Comment.
Ozone Park

Police seek missing Ozone Park man last seen in Manhattan

OZONE PARK — Police were seeking the public’s assistance in locating an Ozone Park man who went missing March 13. Comment.
Rosedale

Man dies at hospital after car hits tree in Rosedale

ROSEDALE — Police said a man was killed in a one-car accident Monday just after 6 p.m. on Francis Lewis Boulevard. Comment.
Bayside

Police search LI beach for missing Bayside woman

Nassau County police are assisting the NYPD in its investigation into the disappearance of a Bayside woman after she was linked to an abandoned car found at a notorious beach on Long Island Sunday. Comment.
Queens Village

Police seeking info about missing Queens Village man

QUEENS VILLAGE — Police were reaching out to the public in the hopes of finding a missing Queens Village. Comment.
Bayside

Missing Bayside woman’s car found on LI beach: Cops

A Bayside woman missing since Saturday has been linked to an abandoned car found at a notorious beach on Long Island. Comment.
Rosedale

Body found floating near Hook Creek Wildlife Santuary

Fire Department officials said the body of a woman was pulled from the marshlands near Hook Creek Wildlife Sanctuary in Rosedale Tuesday morning but have yet to identify her. Comment.
Arverne

Man, 65, last seen at Arverne home: NYPD

AVERNE — The NYPD was looking for help in finding a missing man within the 101st Precinct, police said. Comment.
Far Rockaway

Far Rock teen missing from her home: Cops

FAR ROCKAWAY — The NYPD was looking for help in finding a missing teen in Far Rockaway. Comment.
Bayside

Bravest battle blaze in Bayside building

BAYSIDE — Firefighters responded to call of a suspicious fire near the corner of 223rd Street and 38th Avenue around 2:30 a.m. Monday, the Breaking News Network reported. Comment.
Oakland Gardens

QM3 bus kills pedestrian

The heartbroken husband of a woman crushed by an MTA bus in Oakland Gardens last week is pleading for witnesses to the incident to come forward so he can understand the circumstances surrounding his wife’s death. Comment.
Long Island City

Driver who killed teen in LIC uninsured: Cops

The driver in the Long Island City crash near LaGuardia Community College that killed a 16-year-old boy Monday was allegedly driving without insurance, the NYPD said. Comments (2).
Long Island City

Driver in critical condition after collision with pole in LIC: Authorities

A driver whose SUV collided with a light pole by the Queens Midtown Tunnel Tuesday afternoon was listed in critical condition later that night, police said. Comments (1).
Pomonok

RFK junior high student, 13, missing on way to class

POMONOK — Police were asking for the public’s help locating a 13-year-old girl who went missing last week. Comment.
Whitestone

Driver dies when car hits highway guardrail on Whitestone Expressway: NYPD

WILLETS POINT — A 26-year-old Elmhurst man was killed last week when his car smacked into a guardrail on the Whitestone Expressway. Comments (1).
Forest Hills

Forest Hills man missing after leaving house

FOREST HILLS — Police were asking for the public to help locate an 88-year-old man who went missing last week. Comment.
Woodhaven

Police find in Forest Park burned body of dead man

A man out for a walk with his dog in Forest Park over the weekend found the charred body of a homeless man who was apparently consumed by a fire he set to keep warm, police said. Comment.
Jamaica Hills

Jamaica High campus pupils get treated for pepper spray

About two dozen people at the Jamaica High School campus had to be treated Tuesday after a Queens Collegiate High School student allegedly released pepper spray in the building’s shared cafeteria, officials said. Comment.
Queensbridge

Family of man killed in LIC wants answers from NYPD

The parents of a young Japanese man struck and killed by a police cruiser en route to an emergency in Queensbridge are demanding city officials review the circumstances surrounding his death. Comment.
Glendale

Minivan slams through brick wall in Glendale: FDNY

GLENDALE — A wayward driver allegedly plowed a minivan through the wall of a three-story brick building on 82nd Avenue Sunday, a Fire Department spokesman said. Comment.
Howard Beach

[UPDATE] Two men found dead in Howard Beach brush fire identified by police

Two men who were found dead in the remains of a brush fire in Howard Beach were identified by authorities Thursday as the NYPD released photos of vehicles believed to be connected to the suspicious deaths. Comment.
Flushing

Chinese family to claim body found in Flushing Bay

The family of a 46-year-old tourist who was discovered floating in Flushing Bay last week is trying to secure visas to come to America and claim the body, a lawmaker who is helping with the process said. Comment.
Howard Beach

Two men found dead in Howard Beach brush fire: Police

Two men were found dead in the smoldering remains of a brush fire in Howard Beach Wednesday morning, cops said, and Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said he did not believe the bodies were there for long. Comment.
Jamaica Hills

Students treated for pepper spray at Jamaica High School campus: Authorities

About two dozen people at the Jamaica High School campus had to be treated earlier today after a Queens Collegiate High School student allegedly released pepper spray in the building’s shared cafeteria, officials said. Comment.
Woodhaven

Police looking for man last seen in Woodhaven

WOODHAVEN — A 19-year-old Ozone Park man went missing from a store in Woodhaven Friday, police said. Comment.
Elmhurst

Cops searching for missing Elmhurst senior

ELMHURST — Police were searching for a 71-year-old Asian woman who went missing from her home Sunday at 10:30 p.m. Comment.
Flushing

Police locate Flushing girl, 14, who had been missing

FLUSHING — A 14-year-old girl who had been missing from her Flushing home last Friday has been located and was in good condition, police said Saturday. Comment.
Woodside

Missing teen mom and son last seen in Woodside

WOODSIDE — Police were seeking information about the whereabouts of a young mother and her 1-year-old son Feb. 21. The pair were reported missing Feb. 20. Comment.
Whitestone

Cops block off Whitestone street over gun call

WHITESTONE — More than a dozen police officers responded to 8th Avenue between 148th and 149th streets Sunday afternoon for what witnesses said was a call about a gun. Comment.
Queensbridge

Cop car kills man, 25, on foot in Queensbridge

An NYPD spokesman said Wednesday that the identity of a man struck and killed by a police car responding to an emergency had not been released because they had not yet been able to reach the man’s family in Japan. Comments (4).

February, 2013

Richmond Hill

[UPDATE] Police charge two men in death of Richmond Hill man found bound in blaze

Two men have been arrested on kidnapping, murder and arson charges in connection with a fire in Richmond Hill early Sunday morning in which a 43-year-old man was found burnt to death with his hands and feet bound, police said. Comment.
Elmhurst

Man falls 3 stories at Queens Center mall

ELMHURST — A 35-year-old man was rushed to Elmhurst Hospital Center in critical condition last week afternoon after falling multiple stories at the Queens Center mall, sources said. Comment.
Kew Gardens

Man injured after he was hit by car in Kew Gardens: NYPD

KEW GARDENS — A man in his 80s was taken to Jamaica Hospital in critical condition last week after being hit by a motor vehicle that smashed through a storefront in Kew Gardens, police said. Comment.
Flushing

Woman found dead near Flushing River: Cops

FLUSHING — A 46-year-old woman was found dead in the vicinity of the Flushing River Tuesday, according to police sources. Comment.
Arverne

Cops seek info on missing Arverne teen

ARVERNE — The NYPD was asking for help identifying the whereabouts of a 15-year-old girl who went missing late last year. Comment.
Richmond Hill

Man killed in suspicious Richmond Hill blaze: NYPD

A 43-year-old man died early Sunday morning in a Richmond Hill fire that the NYPD has classified as suspicious, police said. Comments (3).
Woodhaven

Car kills man on Woodhaven Boulevard

WOODHAVEN — Police said a 67-year-old man was killed Feb. 13 when he was struck by a car on Woodhaven Boulevard. Comment.
Briarwood

Man killed after leaping in front of F train: Cops

BRIARWOOD — A man died after jumping in front of a subway train at a stop near the corner of Queens Boulevard and the Van Wyck Expressway Thursday, police said. Comment.
Rosedale

Girl dies mysteriously in Rosedale

ROSEDALE — A 15-year-old girl was found dead outside a Rosedale home Sunday, police said. Authorities said they responded to a 911 call of an unconscious girl at 245-07 135 Ave. and officers found Aeisha Sarooqui, of Kew Gardens Hills, unresponsive with no obvious signs of trauma. The New York Post said authorities were investigating the possibility Sarooqui overdosed. Comment.
Queensbridge

Police cruiser kills young Asian man in Queensbridge

An NYPD officer responding to a 911 call struck and killed a young Asian man walking in Queensbridge early Thursday, police and witnesses said. Comments (22).
Jamaica Estates

Fire in Jamaica Estates apartment kills man

A man perished in his Jamaica Estates apartment Tuesday morning in a raging fire that also injured the man’s elderly mother and sent one firefighter to the hospital, according to the FDNY and witnesses. Comment.
Jamaica Estates

Man dies in Jamaica Estates apartment fire

A fire broke out in a six-story apartment complex in Jamaica Estates Tuesday morning and witnesses said the blaze claimed the life of a tenant and injured his elderly mother. Comment.
Far Rockaway

Police looking for missing Rockaway man

ROCKAWAY BEACH — Police were asking the public to help locate a 64-year-old man who went missing from his Far Rockaway church last Sunday. Comment.
Long Island City

Cops search for teen missing from Long Island City school

LONG ISLAND CITY — Police have released a photo of a teen who disappeared in Long Island City Feb. 7. Comment.
South Ozone Park

South Ozone Park woman, 37, missing

SOUTH OZONE PARK — Police released a photo of a South Ozone Park woman who went missing earlier this month. Comment.
Flushing

Man committed suicide with knife: Police

FLUSHING — A man was found dead in his Flushing apartment last week from an apparent self-inflicted knife wound to the chest, police said. Comment.
Bayside

Electric mishap causes Clearview shutdown

BAYSIDE — An electrical failure on a line running under the roadbed of the Northern Boulevard overpass spanning the Clearview Expressway caused a massive shutdown of both thoroughfares last weekend, according to Consolidated Edison and the FDNY. Comment.
Broad Channel

Police rescue two kayakers from Jamaica Bay

JAMAICA BAY — A few of the city’s finest plunged into the icy waters of Jamaica Bay last Saturday to rescue two kayakers who fell overboard, according to the NYPD. Comment.
Springfield Gardens

Missing man from South Richmond Hill dead

SPRINGFIELD GARDENS — A day after a South Richmond Hill man was reported missing, his body was discovered in southeast Queens, police said. Comments (5).
Woodside

Family holds service for toddler who fell from 5th-floor window

The family of a 3-year-old girl who fell out a window of a Woodside apartment held a funeral Tuesday night. Comment.
Rockaway Beach

Winter storm causes concern over Rockaway power supply

The winter storm that carried fear and anxiety toward New York City last weekend brought about a foot of snow to Queens as thousands of households in the Rockaways lost power after the failure of temporary electrical infrastructure constructed in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Comment.
Flushing

Dead body found inside car on Union Street

FLUSHING — Police discovered the body of an Asian male Wednesday morning inside a vehicle parked along Union Street, cops said. Comment.
Far Rockaway

Man, 52, found dead in back on Far Rockaway bank: Police

FAR ROCKAWAY — A man was found dead Saturday behind a Chase Bank, police said. Comment.
Long Island City

Department fines crane operator in LIC collapse

The city Department of Buildings issued $132,800 in fines last week to the operator, site safety manager and property owner in a January Long Island City crane collapse. Comments (1).
Ozone Park

Cops seek missing man from Ozone Park

OZONE PARK — Police were seeking help in locating an Ozone Park man who went missing last week. Comment.
Woodside

3-year-old falls to death from Woodside window: NYPD

A three-year-old girl died Sunday after falling out a third-floor window of a Woodside building, police said. Comment.
Astoria

Police seeking missing Astoria man, 50

ASTORIA — Police were asking for the public’s assistance in locating a man reported missing in Astoria Saturday. Comment.
Broad Channel

Kayakers rescued from Jamaica Bay by police [With Video]

A few of the city’s finest plunged into the icy waters of Jamaica Bay Saturday to rescue two kayakers who fell overboard, according to the NYPD. Comments (1).
Woodside

Woodside 10-year-old dies after collapsing in bath tub

Authorities were still unsure what caused a 10-year-old Woodside boy to slip into unconsciousness and die last week. Comment.
Bayside

Queens braces for Nemo’s snowfall

An impending blizzard sent Queens into a frenzy as officials braced for the more significant storms since Hurricane Sandy. Comments (1).
Breezy Point

Breezy Point slow to rebuild after Sandy left few standing

Three months after Hurricane Sandy devastated Breezy Point, many people say the sleepy coastal community will rebuild. Comment.
Springfield Gardens

Cops seek whereabouts of elderly Springfield Gardens woman

SPRINGFIELD GARDENS — The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in locating an elderly black woman who disappeared in Springfield Gardens Jan. 24. Comment.
St. Albans

St. Albans man located: Police

ST. ALBANS — The New York Police Department said that a St. Albans man, who had been reported missing, has been located.. Comment.
Glen Oaks

Elderly man struck and killed near Union Turnpike

GLEN OAKS — An 82-year-old man was struck and killed near Union Turnpike last week within the 105th Precinct, police said. Comment.
Richmond Hill

Off-duty traffic cop charged with DWI

RICHMOND HILL — An off-duty traffic enforcement agent was arrested on DWI charges in Richmond Hill Monday, according to the NYPD. Comment.
South Richmond Hill

Firefighters battle two-alarm fire in South Richmond Hill home

SOUTH RICHMOND HILL - A two-alarm fire broke out in a SOuth Richmond Hill house after 1 a.m. Sunday, according to the Breaking News Network. Comment.
Woodside

Woodside boy, 10, collapses and dies at hospital

Authorities were still unsure what caused a 10-year-old Woodside boy to slip into unconsciousness and die Thursday evening. Comment.

January, 2013

Howard Beach

FEMA maps put Howard Beach in flood zone

Many parts of Howard Beach and the Rockaways that were not previously listed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency as being at a high risk for flooding are now grouped into the flood zones in new maps released by the agency Monday. Comment.
Richmond Hill

Squatter found dead in Richmond Hill garage fire

A homeless man who was squatting in the detached garage of an abandoned Richmond Hill home was found dead after the place caught on fire early Saturday morning. Comments (1).
Astoria

Worker at building site in Astoria dies from fall

City and federal agencies are investigating an accident at an Astoria construction site last week in which a worker fell and later died at the hospital from head trauma. Comment.
Corona

Four-alarm fire in Corona damages three buildings

Three buildings on Northern Boulevard near 104th Street in Corona were involved in a four-alarm fire Sunday night, but there were no fatalities and only one injury, an FDNY spokesman said. Comment.
Murray Hill

Police ask for assistance in locating 3 missing girls

MURRAY HILL — Police were asking the public to help find three young girls who disappeared last week. Comment.
Elmhurst

Elmhurst cabbie killed in chain car crash: NYPD

MANHATTAN — The rear-ending of a taxi in Manhattan Sunday resulted in an Elmhurst cab driver’s death, the NYPD said. Comment.
Howard Beach

Far Rock man dies when car slams into tree

HOWARD BEACH — A Far Rockaway man died Saturday after striking a tree near South Conduit and Linden boulevards in Howard Beach, police said. Comment.
Ridgewood

Police identify boy killed in Ridgewood accident

RIDGEWOOD — A 7-year-old boy was struck and killed by a car in Ridgewood last week, police said. Comment.
Astoria

Worker dies at Astoria construction site: Neighbors

A construction worker died Thursday after neighbors said he fell about 10 feet into a pit at a site in Astoria. Comment.
Richmond Hill

Homeless man found dead in Richmond Hill inferno

Police were still working to identify the body of a homeless man who was found dead inside the detached garage of an abandoned Richmond Hill home that went up in flames over the weekend. Comments (2).
Ridgewood

Child struck, killed by SUV in Ridgewood: Cops

A 7-year-old boy was struck and killed by a car in Ridgewood last night, police said. Comment.
Rockaway Beach

Council looks at how city responded to Sandy crisis

City Council members questioned administration officials about the city’s preparations and response to Hurricane Sandy Wednesday in the first of what will be several hearings examining what was done right and what was done wrong leading up to and after the unprecedented storm. Comment.
Flushing

Three hurt in four-alarm blaze in Flushing

FLUSHING — Three people were injured in a four-alarm blaze in a Flushing apartment Saturday night and early Sunday morning, the FDNY said. Comment.
Flushing

Man not using crosswalk in serious condition

FLUSHING — Police were urging pedestrians to use crosswalks when traversing the thoroughfares of Flushing after a man was struck Monday morning at 7 a.m. Comment.
Rockaway Park

Red Cross outraises other charities for Sandy relief

A number of prominent charities helping with Hurricane Sandy relief efforts have collectively raised about $400 million, with the American Red Cross’ donations making up nearly half that amount, according to self-reported data collected by the New York state attorney general. Comment.
Letters

Put utility lines underground

One important issue that needs to be dealt with as soon as possible is to putting utility lines underground so damage to electrical, phone and cable service will be significantly reduced during future storms. Comment.
Jackson Heights

PS 145 mourns student run over by dump truck

The IS 145 community gathered together to say goodbye to Miguel Torres this week, an 11-year-old Jackson Heights resident who was killed when a dump truck hit him not far from his school. Comment.
Long Island City

Crane in LIC falls and injures seven workers

LONG ISLAND CITY — Seven workers were injured when a mobile boom crane fell onto a construction site in Long Island City, the NYPD said. Comment.
Far Rockaway

UPDATED: Far Rock man located

FAR ROCKAWAY — A Far Rockaway senior who had been missing was located and was in good condition, police said early Friday. Comment.
Briarwood

Cops seek assistance in locating missing man

BRIARWOOD — Police were asking the public’s help in finding a Briarwood man who is missing. Comment.
Flushing

Woman, 63, found dead in Kissena Lake: NYPD

MURRAY HILL — A 63-year-old woman was found unresponsive in Kissena Lake and pronounced dead by emergency responders Saturday, police said. Comment.
Editorial

The Challenge for 2013

Queens took it on the chin in 2012, but the future looks bright in 2013. Comments (1).
Belle Harbor

House passes $9.7 billion in Hurricane Sandy aid

The U.S. House of Representatives approved a $9.7 billion Hurricane Sandy relief bill Friday following sharp criticism from New York and New Jersey officials after House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) canceled the initial late night vote earlier this week. Comment.
Arverne

Sandy victims weigh future

Two months after Hurricane Sandy bludgeoned the city with the new year at hand, residents in the hardest-hit areas of Queens were mixed on their outlook for 2013. Comment.
Hollis Hills

Police seek missing man from Hollis Hills, 30

HOLLIS HILLS — The NYPD was asking for the public’s help in locating a 30-year-old Hollis Hills man who is missing. Comments (1).
Fresh Meadows

Driver dies when van hits tractor trailer

FRESH MEADOWS — A 37-year-old man was killed Friday after the van he was driving hit a parked tractor trailer at Horace Harding Expressway and Francis Lewis Boulevard, police said. Comment.
Breezy Point

Electeds decry delay on vote for Sandy aid

Queens lawmakers denounced Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday for failing to vote on a recovery package that would help New York and New Jersey rebuild after being ravaged by Hurricane Sandy. Comments (1).
Jackson Heights

Dump truck kills boy, 11, in Jax Hts.

A Jackson Heights corner has become a makeshift shrine to an 11-year-old boy, who police said was run down by a dump truck. Comment.
Flushing

Whitestone woman killed in van accident

FLUSHING — A 57-year-old mother of two was struck by a van and killed last Thursday evening in Flushing, police and the victim’s family said. Comment.

February, 2012

Corona

Firefighters look into cause of 4-alarm blaze in Corona

CORONA — The FDNY said the cause of a four-alarm fire that damaged three buildings in Corona Sunday night is still under investigation. Comment.
South Jamaica

S. Jamaica grandmother dies in fire

A beloved grandmother was killed in a house fire in South Jamaica Wednesday night. The woman’s family said they were downstairs and did not realize the second floor was in flames until their neighbors began pounding on the door. Comment.
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