2013-09-18 E-Edition

Dutch Kills Civic Discusses Fall Events

At the September meeting of the Dutch Kills Civic Association, several attendees looked forward to a November event that affects the community significantly:  the New York City Marathon.  The meeting, the first since June, was headed by Jerry Walsh, former DKCA president, who took it over when his successor, Dominic Stiller, who was called away at the last minute.  A […]

Sunnyside Chamber Meets, Talks 7 Line And New Map

The Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce ended a two-month vacation and initiated its fall season with a luncheon at Dazie’s restaurant featuring State Senator Michael Gianaris and Assemblymember Cathy Nolan, with a brief appearance by Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer, who was praised by SCC President Swain Weiner for securing a combined $65,000 in grants for the chamber.  The luncheon took place […]

CB 1 Returns From Summer Break

The first Community Board 1 cabinet meeting after the summer break was a characteristic review of social issues and agency reports, with some interesting show business news also, emanating from the place where the meeting was held, Kaufman Astoria Studios.  Lucille Hartmann, CB 1’s district manager, conducted the meeting.  She welcomed everyone back and hoped no one had difficulty following […]

Astoria Homeowners Meets For Last Time This Year

The Astoria Homeowners, Tenants & Business Civic Association held its latest meeting on September 11, greeting the 114th Police Precinct’s Commander Deputy Inspector Stephen Cirabisi, State Senator José Peralta and the newly-victorious Democratic candidate for the 22nd District City Council seat, Constantine Constantinides.  On the 12th anniversary of its occurrence, the World Trade Center terrorist attack was recognized with a […]

Whitestone Chef Shines On Food Network’s ‘Kids Cook-Off’

A precocious 12-year old from Whitestone burst onto the small screen on September 8, joining seven competitors in the Food Network’s new “Rachel vs. Guy: Kids Cook-Off” challenge. Allesandra Cuffo wasted no time in her introduction declaring Queens as her hometown and describing the experience as “epic.” The Whitestone native said she “cooks big” to back-up her personality. “When I […]

Cops Hunt St. John’s Groper

Police and security personnel at St. John’s University are seeking help from the public to identify and locate a man who groped a female on September 13. The student reported being the victim of an off-campus incident. It did not take place in any of the dorms, or on the campus. The incident took place on a public street (Homelawn […]


Police this week are continuing their search for the man wanted for shooting a cops in Astoria on August 22. Cops plastered “Wanted” posters featuring a color photo of suspect Gary Sarback, 62, a predicate felon with a 44-year history of criminal activity, including robbery, burglary and assault convictions in New York, Pennsylvania and Florida that date back to 1969. […]

Maspeth, FDNY Honor Heroes Of ‘288 House’

A total of 51 children, ages 2 months to 18-years-old lost their fathers on September 11, 2001 when firefighters assigned to Squad 288 and HazMat 1 responded to the terror attacks at the twin towers. The “288 House” lost a total of 19 members on September 1l, suffering the greatest loss of any firehouse or unit in the city of […]

Driver Could Face Charges In Teen Horror Crash

Criminal charges are pending for the driver who slammed his SUV into five students outside a Maspeth school on September 12, critically injuring two students and leaving three others with minor injuries. One of the injured students, Angie Pena, 13, was taken to Elmhurst Hospital Center following the crash where she underwent surgery to repair her pelvis, which was broken […]