2017-04-12 E-Edition

Community Awaits Judge’s Ruling On ACES Shutdown



Neighborhood residents said they would gladly help dismantle stripper poles inside the ACES Gentlemen’s Club if a State Supreme Court judge strips club owners of their liquor license, forcing the violent establishment to close for good. State Sen. Michael Gianaris said club owners may have charted their own demise by failing to show up at court hearing on April 5, […]

Transit Police Offer Free Gadget Etching



Queens Transit cops are offering a weapon to help in their war on thugs who snatch electronic gadgets from city straphangers. The “IDs for iPods” program gives bus and subway riders the opportunity to register their tiny tune machines, cell phones, Blackberries and other small electronic devices with the NYPD, police officials said. Under the program, Transit cops use invisible […]

Hit-Run Driver Could Face Manslaughter Charges



A Corona man arrested in the April 1 hit-run death of a bicyclist in Sunnyside will likely also face vehicular manslaughter charges, authorities said. Cops said Cristian Guiracocha, 36, was behind the wheel of a red, 2002 Ford Escort traveling east on 39th Street in Sunnyside at about 3 a.m. on April 1, when the car struck and killed bicyclist […]

Public Applauds ‘Good Call’ By Police



Local residents are applauding the actions of police at the 114th Precinct who stopped their pursuit of a crazed suspect to prevent injury to an innocent bystander. Cops at the 114th Precinct were responding to a burglary report at the Mermaids Bar on 31st Street near 31st Avenue at about 6:30 a.m. on April 5, when they spotted a man […]

Hunters Point Civic Association Gathers For April Meeting



The Hunters Point Civic Association meeting for April had two speakers. The first, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, must and will show up anywhere in the borough, usually to deliver a message as broad as Queens’s 108 square miles (a statistical fact she imparted to her audience at the Irish Cultural Center on Jackson Avenue), with perhaps some narrower references […]

108th Precinct Commander Captain Forgione Gives Crime Report At Community Board 2 Meeting



April’s Community Board 2 meeting had a string of speakers, beginning with 108th Police Precinct Commander Captain Ralph Forgione, who has to speak to several organizations within his precinct, as most commanders must, and who’s more than up to the task.  He was followed by speakers from Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office (about the state budget), the Department of Sanitation (on […]

It’s In Queens! (April 13 to April 19)



In a clear sign of the times, cherry blossoms and Monarch butterflies factor into this week’s fun. A free concert by a just-formed opera company is also a big draw. Other options include live jazz, puppetry with spaghetti, and wearable art. April 13, Thursday Night Jazz Mix, 8 pm. The Ed Cherry Trio jams as part of a program offered […]

On The Road In Greece: Excursion To Olympia



“I do declare that later, even in an age unlike our own, someone will remember who we are.”– Sappho, Greek poetess from Lesvos. Olympia in all seasons reveals a new perspective to the tourist. I was part of an excursion in June 2016 with Dolphin Hellas. Our guide Antony and bus driver Kosta gave us an informative and safe trip. […]

Mayor De Blasio Comments On Start Of Passover Holiday In New York City



On April 10, New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio offered comments about the start of the Jewish holiday of Passover as thousands of Jewish families in Queens visited their synagogues to burn or sell their chemetz, symbolizing the cleansing of their homes from any food products not permitted to be eaten during this eight day holiday. Passover is highlighted […]