2012-02-22 E-Edition

Shelter Rock Builders Announces Plaza 21 Luxury Condominium In Astoria



Shelter Rock Builders announced today that its luxury three-story condominium building, Plaza 21, located in the tranquil and vibrant neighborhood of Astoria, has completely sold out.  All 36 residences were sold in a record 24  months.  The development went on sale on January, 2010, in the middle of one of the most challenging real estate environments in decades. Shelter Rock […]

Queens Library At Queensboro Hill Closing For Renovations



Queens Library at Queensboro Hill, 60-05 Main Street at the Horace Harding Expressway, will close at the end of business on Friday, February 24 for renovations. Limited library service will be provided by the book bus, beginning late in March.  Queens Library at Queensboro Hill is expected to re-open for customer service in the spring of 2013. Customers will find […]

LIC Friends Of Gantry Plaza State Park Awarded Grant



The Long Island City based volunteer group, Friends of Gantry Plaza State Park, (FriendsofGantry.org) is a recipient of one of 11 Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) Capacity Building Grants.  These grants, totaling more than $18,000 were awarded recently by the statewide advocacy group Parks & Trails New York to not-for-profit park and trail organizations.  The group will use the […]

New Women’s Center Comes To Ft. Totten



The Center for the Women of New York announced that the project to restore its new home at 207 Totten Ave. at Fort Totten, Bayside, received unanimous approval by Community Board 7 at its February 13 meeting. With this approval, the project has to receive historical and landmark approval before going on to the formal steps of the release of […]

Forest Hills Family Files Blizzard Death Lawsuit



A new lawsuit filed in Queens Supreme Court claims the city is responsible for the December 27, 2010 death of a 75-year-old Forest Hills grandmother, because streets buried in snow prevented emergency responders from reaching her in time to save her life. The lawsuit, filed by the family of Gail Radvin, charges that Radvin suffered a heart attack and waited […]

Van Bramer Holds Town Hall On Public Safety



Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer held a town hall meeting February 15 at St. Sebastian’s community center in Woodside, with public safety as its focus. 108th Police Precinct Commanding Officer Captain Donald Powers, Sergeant David Porter and Public Affairs Officer Louis Sorrentino served as main speakers. Powers led most of the meeting, speaking about police procedure and where most of the […]

Regional Plan Association President Discusses Aqueduct Convention Center



At a February 17 meeting in the conference room of the Bulova Center in East Elmhurst, the Queens Chamber of Commerce (QCC) heard from Robert Yaro, president of the Regional Plan Association. Yaro’s address was first of all about Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to build the nation’s largest convention center at Aqueduct Race Track in South Ozone Park. The plan, […]

Koslowitz Speaks With Queens County Young Democrats



Councilmember Karen Koslowitz spoke with members of the Queens County Young Democrats (QCYD) during their January 18 meeting at the Democratic Organization’s headquarters on Austin Street in Forest Hills. Koslowitz spoke to a packed house about her background in Democratic politics and the need to be involved and committed in order to make policy changes. She discussed her role as […]

Astoria Teacher Busted For Kid Gropes



A Queens grade school teacher with a history of groping little boys was arrested on February 16 for repeatedly fondling two young male students. Wilbert Cortez, 49, a computer teacher at P.S. 174 in Rego Park, is accused of repeated sex acts with two young boys, now ages 8 and 9, between 2010 and 2011, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown […]