2014-11-05 E-Edition

Sunnyside Community Services Holds Annual Dinner



Sunnyside Community Services had an active two consecutive nights last week. First, it held its annual dinner October 28 at the recently reopened M. Wells restaurant in Long Island City. The following night, at its 39th Street headquarters, it staged a literary evening, which could become an annual event of its own, seeing that one was held in the same […]

Queens Chamber of Commerce Approves Astoria Cove



The Queens Chamber of Commerce has announced its endorsement of the Astoria Cove development project. Astoria Cove will add 1.7 million square feet of residential space and 110,000 square feet of retail space along the Hallets Cove peninsula, an area now ringed by old industrial uses. “The Queens Chamber of Commerce believes the proposed Astoria Cove development will allow future […]

Savoring Life Of The Arcadian Earth



Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine said more than 2,400 years ago “let food be thy medicine.” One’s auto-immune system needs natural foods to produce internal medicines to keep one healthy. Thousands of scientific studies have proven that food, not vitamins, is one of the greatest protectors of health. The cuisine of Greece, natural and unprocessed, is the basis of the […]

Cops Kill Knife Wielding Flushing Man



Just days after an ax-wielding madman attacked two Queens police officers on a Jamaica commercial strip, police at the 109th Precinct shot and killed a man who tried to attack an officer with a box cutter, authorities said. The rookie cops who were seriously injured in the October 23 attack are both out of the hospital, police said. Police Officer […]

Cement Truck Kills Man, 60, Crossing No. Blvd.



A 60-year-old man crossing Northern Boulevard in Long Island City was struck and killed by a cement truck on October 29. Cops said the as yet unidentified victim was crossing Northern Boulevard near 34th Street at about 12-13 p.m. on October 29 when he was struck by a 2001 Mack cement truck traveling westbound on the highway. The victim, who […]

Steinway Partnership To Light Up The Holiday Season



The Steinway Astoria Partnership is again adding sparkle and song to the holiday shopping season by sponsoring holiday lights and music along Steinway Street. Holiday lights, a Steinway Street tradition, have been shining above the shopping district for more than 83 years. The lights, along with Christmas Carols that play from speakers along the strip, provide a festive mix for […]

Fire Officials Offers Winter Fire Safety Tips



Queens fire officials have again dubbed electric space heaters the “No.1 Winter Killer,” saying they are the leading cause of fires during the winter months. Sparks from electric heaters set off the majority of fires each year, from December to March, an FDNY spokesperson said. “They are, without a doubt, the main cause of house fires during the winter months,” […]

Feds Seed To Limit Internet Access For Cannibal Cop



Federal prosecutors want to keep Queens’ infamous “cannibal cop” from cooking something up on the Internet. Prosecutors last week urged a  federal judge to sentence Gilberto Valle to one year of supervised access for unauthorized use of an NYPD database, mental health treatment and restrictions on his use of the Internet and contact with his wife. Valle, who was at […]

FDNY: Check Fire App To Rates Building Blaze Risk



Fire officials are urging Queens homeowners and landlords to take advantage of an FDNY program that uses new technology to help prevent building fires in neighborhoods throughout the city. The Risk Based Inspection System application ranks the risk of fire at buildings by collecting criteria such as age, construction material, whether the building has a working sprinkler system, when it […]