2017-05-17 E-Edition

CB 1 Gathers For May Meeting



May’s meeting of the Community Board 1 cabinet meeting had a list of five speakers that was shortened by absence to three.  When the meeting had to be thrown open to questions and participation by those in attendance, they were in a talkative and assertive mood.  The three speakers who did show up (one a substitute for the original one) […]

It’s In Queens! (May 18 to May 24)



Dumpling contest! If that’s not enough to attract hordes of people to Queens this week, consider James Caan, Tahitian music, various festivals, art strolls, and live calligraphy. May 19, James Caan Film Festival, May 28. Watch 12 movies starring the Sunnyside-raised Caan: Thief, May 19, 7 pm and May 27, 2 pm; El Dorado, May 20, 1:30 pm; The Rain […]

On the Road in Greece: A Passing Visit to Arachova



The conclusion of our Delphi excursion was visiting Arachova with guide George Rostandis, a Marathon runner and guide Mentor. Excursion guides are the goodwill ambassadors of Greece. This central Greek village is famous for its rugs. Arachova is a mountain town and a former municipality in the western part of Boeotia, Greece. Its name is of South Slavic origin and denotes a place with […]

New, Harsh Penalties For Illegal Conversions



Landlords and property owners that illegally convert hones into three or more units above what is permitted by law will now face new enforcement and stiff penalties under a measure passed recently by the City Council. Under the new law landlords who are found in violation of the new law would face a $15,000 fine for each unit converted beyond […]

Corona Man Charged In Deadly Drug Deals



A 66-year-old Corona man is facing 12 years in prison for possessing and selling a deadly mix of narcotic drugs laced with the opioid painkiller Fentanyl. “Heroin, unfortunately, has made a deadly comeback in New York City and in the surrounding suburbs,” Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. “Over the past four months, Queens has had 57 fatal overdoses – […]

Seven-Years For Corona Mob Mom



A Corona woman charged with her family of running a massive cocaine operation from their family businesses will be spending the next seven years in prison. Federal Judge Raymond Dearie said Eleonora Gigliotti, 56, was fully involved in criminal activity that was also a “family tragedy,” before sentencing her to seven years in prison for her involvement in the international […]

Woman Saves Man, 79, From Death On No. 7 Tracks



A 79-year-old Queens man is recovering from injuries he suffered when he tumbled onto the tracks of a Sunnyside subway station on May 10. The man, whose name has not been released, owes his life to an anonymous straphanger who banged on the door of a departing train, screaming and yelling for the motorman to stay-put, a police source said. […]

Victim Changes Story In Jackson Heights Stabbing



Police released new details last week regarding a 45-year-old man who was stabbed during a dispute in Jackson Heights on May 6. The victim initially reported the shooting to police as a gang-related incident, police said. The man later changed his story, telling police that he and three men sought in the crime were drinking in a Roosevelt Avenue bar […]

Transit Cops Hunt Subway Slugger



City Transit police are searching for a straphanger who attacked a subway conductor on a No. 7 train on May 2, after he asked the man to stop smoking on the Queens-bound train. Cops said the 50-year-old subway conductor was walking through the train at about 5:45 a.m. on May 2 when he spotted the man, who is in his […]