2010-09-29 E-Edition

Photo Exhibit Shows 1940s Maspeth

The Newtown Historical Society’s second photo exhibit, “Maspeth in the 1940s”, is viewable from the street in the windows of the recently renovated and upgraded . “We are very excited to host this exhibit. Maspeth is a community rich in history, and having people look back at these pictures is wonderful,” said David Daraio, Assistant Vice President of Maspeth Federal […]

American Airlines Admirals Clubs To Offer Gratis Alcoholic Beverages

This drink is on us! Beginning October 1, American Airlines is offering travelers another benefit of membership in its Admirals Club® lounges. American will offer alcoholic beverages, including wine, beer and spirits, free of charge to customers visiting any of its domestic clubs, in addition to complimentary coffee, tea, soft drinks and juices. “Updating our beverage selection to include complimentary […]

Delta Makes Emergency Landing At JFK

The pilot and crew of Delta Airlines flight 4951, who made an emergency landing at JFK International Airport on September 25 are praised for keeping 60 passengers and crew calm and safe during the ordeal. No one was hurt when the jetliner skidded down the JFK tarmac after faulty landing gear forced the pilot to make the emergency landing, authorities […]

Time Runs Out For 36th Street Project At Board 1


Remember the old TV game show “Beat the Clock?” Community Board 1 hit the buzzer as time expired for an applicant at the September 21 meeting. Here’s how the game was played. On May 18, 2010, construction began on a four-story, eight-unit residential building at 30-86 36th St. On May 25, 2010, the City Council approved the rezoning of all […]

Warning Systems Could Reduce Subway Track Deaths

 The state Public Transportation Safety Board last week suggested giving motormen wireless video feeds to allow them to make sure the tracks are clear all the way to the next station.   Cost-conscious transit officials turned a cold shoulder to the proposal, instead moving ahead with a plan to increase the number of intercoms on subway platforms so riders who […]

Hunt Trio In Gunpoint Robberies

Queens detectives are seeking help from the public to identify and locate three men sought in connection with a five-day gunpoint robbery spree. Police said the suspects held up a Long Island City gas station and two grocery stores between September 9-13, in each case making off with cash, electronic equipment and victims’ personal items. Cops said the men struck […]

Borough-Wide Blotter

COMPILED BY LIZ GOFF 104th Precinct Ice Pick Stabbing Police last week arrested a 26-year-old Queens man after he used an ice pick to repeatedly stab a Woodhaven man. Cops said the victim was standing on Atlantic Avenue near 80th Street when he got into a confrontation with Ralphie Rivera. Rivera suddenly pulled the ice pick and stabbed the victim […]

Ulrich Kicks Off Expanded Graffiti Removal Program

City Councilmember Eric A. Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) has announced the continuation and expansion of his comprehensive graffiti removal program in District 32. The joint effort with the Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation has already cleaned hundreds of properties, and this year is being expanded to include regular maintenance of Liberty Avenue and second floor locations. Bruce Pienkny of CitySolve, Maria Thomson […]

APEC Celebrates Estuary Day

On Saturday, September 25, the Alley Pond Environmental Center (APEC) in Douglaston held its annual Estuary Day, also known as the Little Neck Bay Festival. Children from local schools joined in the free event, taking part in a number of educational and entertainment activities. The Little Neck Bay Festival’s goal is to educate children about the local estuaries—bodies of water […]