2018-01-31 E-Edition

It’s In Queens! (Feb. 1 to Feb. 7)



An on-stage battle between two accomplished pianists is at the center of a music-filled week that includes The Beatles in a Baroque style, Romantic Rococo, Jazz jams, Chamber performances, donkey guitar tales, Cabaret pieces, and show tunes. Queens also hosts award-winning Latin American films, tango, ducks, Chinese dance, and a 19th century paper craft called “quilling.” Feb. 1, Opening for Waging […]

Worker Dies In Six-Story Plunge



A 26-year-old Flushing man fell out an open window and plummeted six floors to his death on January 23, police said. Cops said John Davie was removing the window from an apartment on the sixth floor of an apartment building on Saunders Street and 62nd Drive in Rego Park just before 3 p.m. on January 26 when he fell to […]

Second Homeless Man Found Dead In Sunnyside



Police responding to a 911 call on January 20th found a homeless man unconscious and unresponsive outside an encampment area near 34th Street and Queens Boulevard in Sunnyside, an NYPD spokesperson said. Cops found Ivan Avilla, 40, dead outside the homeless encampment at about 8:30 a.m. on January 20th, police said. Avilla had no apparent signs of trauma and was […]

FDNY: Shut The Door To Help Save Lives



FDNY officials are reminding city residents that their actions can help save lives during a fire. In two public service announcements first aired on January 24, FDNY officials stressed the fact that shutting a door behind you when you leave a room that is on fire could save lives. “Close the door,” an FDNY spokesperson says in one video – […]

Crime Plummets In 114th Precinct



Police at the 114th Precinct have pulled in the welcome mat on crooks, criminals and thugs who seek to prey on innocent victims within the command The precinct, which covers neighborhoods including Astoria, Long Island City, Ravenswood, Dutch Kills and Astoria Heights reported a decrease in all but one of the seven majors – crime categories singled out by the […]

Maspeth Homeowner Charged In Cop, DEP Agent Assaults



Queens prosecutors have charged a Maspeth homeowner with throwing a brick at a police officer, assaulting a second police officer and a city Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) agent during an angry outburst over work permits for ongoing renovations at the home. Edward Wysk, 51, allegedly struck Police Officer Randy Paulsaint with the brick as Paulsaint and his partner, Officer […]

Man Injured In LIC Collision



A Queens man suffered minor injuries when a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter collided with a second vehicle in Long Island City on January 26. Cops said the black, late model Sprinter flipped over onto the driver’s side during the collision that occurred at about 10:30 a.m. on January 26, at the intersection of Jackson Avenue and 21st Street. The impact ripped the […]

Dept. of Design & Construction Comes To Queens Chamber of Commerce



At an afternoon meeting in January, the transportation committee of the Queens Chamber of Commerce welcomed an associate commissioner of the Department of Design and Construction and another DDC official to its headquarters at the Bulova Center in East Elmhurst, where they heard a description of the agency and what it is doing to advance development in Queens.  The two […]

Off the Beaten Trail: Holiday Season in 2017-2018 Moscow, Russia



“Russia is a country of extremes: horror and beauty, brutality and bravery. From the 300-year reign of the Romanovs to the Bolshevik Revolution, from the blood-soaked Stalin years to the paranoia of the Cold War, from the brief glimmerings of freedom during perestoika to the autocracy of Vladimir Putin, Russians have lived a history wild in its swings.”1 Travel makes […]