2016-10-26 E-Edition

Congress Maloney Visits Seneca Falls; Birthplace Of The Feminist Movement



On October 23, 2016, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney joined a panel of distinguished women’s rights activists for a paneled community dialogue, known as the Seneca Falls Dialogues, in the birthplace of the feminist movement. The 2016 Dialogues focused on exploring the responsibility and possibilities to address equality for women given the coming 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment and America’s […]

It’s In Queens! (October 27 to November 2)



The Halloween celebrations in Queens are downright spooky: Irish ghost stories, Mexican muertos, a haunted walk, scary films, not-so-scary youth activities, cockroaches, and car trunks. Great music, art, and chemistry as well. Here’s the rundown.Oct. 27, Irish Ghost Stories, 8 pm. An evening of spooky and entertaining stories from Ireland enhanced by the Golden Footprints Drama Group and a few […]

Steinway Street Hotel Rises To 289 Rooms



Developers have released revised plans for a massive hotel at the northwest corner of Northern Boulevard and Steinway Street, on a site formerly occupied by a Western Beef Supermarket and four adjacent parcels formerly controlled by the food retailer.As first reported in the Queens Gazette on September 14, initial plans for the hotel called for 18,200-square-feet of commercial space on […]

Teacher Hailed As Lifesaver



A quick-thinking teacher trained in CPR and emergency response saved the life of a student at a Jackson Heights middle school on October 20.Amy Spears, 44, was teaching a math class at the Louis Armstrong Middle School on Junction Boulevard on October 20, when she saw a young girl collapse outside her classroom. Spears said she ran to the sixth-grader, […]

NYPD: Thieves Target Women At Rego Center Mall



NYPD officials are warning female shoppers at the Rego Center Mall to remain alert when shopping at the Rego Center Mall, where a team of thieves has been robbing women – and women with baby strollers.Cops said the thieves have struck four times in the last four weeks, stealing valuables, cash and mobile phones from women who left their bags […]

Rat Scams Residents With Fake Rodent Notices



Federal law enforcement officials snared a rat recently, who is charged with sending out dozens of fake Vermin Control Violations to unsuspecting Queens homeowners.Myong Hwan Han, aka David Han, 31, had 10,000 copies of the fake violation notices printed in April, a spokesperson for the Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s office said.The notices included a city seal from the New York City […]

NYPD, State Expands Halloween Sex Perv Watch



Queens police and state Parole officials will be hot on the trail of the borough’s registered sexual predators again this Halloween, conducting surveillance to make sure they remain at home and stay a safe distance from young trick-or-treaters, police officials said.Under the expanded NYPD/State Parole “Operation Halloween: Zero Tolerance” program, special restrictions will be placed on paroled sex offenders throughout […]

Tight Security To Rule 2016 Marathon



Runners participating in the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon will once again find themselves running without “CamelBaks” – hydration backpacks filled with water as they mark their way along the annual 26-mile, 385-yard trek through the five boroughs on November 6.Security measures put in place after the 2013 terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon that killed three people and […]

Astoria Hellenic Community To Develop Vacant Lot



The Hellenic Orthodox Community of Astoria recently filed applications to develop a six-story, 10-unit, mixed-use building in an empty lot adjacent to the Demetrios Cathedral on 31st Street in Astoria.Plans indicate the building will measure 11k232-square-feet, with 3,223-square-feet of ground floor community space that will probably be used by the Orthodox community as an educational facility.Floors two-through-six will each feature […]