2018-02-21 E-Edition

5 Pointz Owners To Appeal Judge’s Decision



The owner of the former 5 Pointz warehouse complex said he will appeal a decision by Federal Judge Frederic Block who last week awarded $6.75 million to 21 graffiti artists whose rights, the judge ruled, were violated when the property owner whitewashed their artwork in November 2013. Owner Jerry Wolkoff said the February 12th ruling by Block “makes no sense,” […]

St. John’s Prep Student Attacked



Police are searching for a suspect who followed an 18-year-old student into a private high school in Astoria on February 11, where he repeatedly beat the student and stole his cell phone. Cops said the suspect followed the victim into the campus of St. John’s Preparatory School at 21-21 Crescent Street at about 6:40 p.m. on February 11. The man […]

Speedway Set To Pull-Up Pumps For New Development



Pumps will soon dry up at two longtime western Queens gas stations. Manhattan-based real estate broker Eastern Consolidated is currently reviewing bids for the purchase of parcels that house the stations at 39-04 Northern Boulevard and 39-02 Queens Boulevard, which were recently listed for sale in a whopping $45.5 million. Eastern Consolidated listed the two parcels as major development sites […]

Plans Scrapped For Hotel At Western Beef Site



The developer of a massive hotel at the site of a former Western Beef Supermarket in Long Island City has scrapped plans for the project. The site at the northwest corner of Northern Boulevard and Steinway Street includes the former supermarket property and four adjacent parcels formerly controlled by the food retailer. JMH Development leased the Western Beef supermarket and […]

Stiff Sentences For Teen Slash Duo



Two men charged with the violent slashing of a Chinese exchange student in December 2015 were sentenced last week to 18 and 19 years in prison. Queens Supreme Court Justice Gregory Lasak sentenced Devon Berkley, 39, of Allentown, Pennsylvania, to 18 years in prison followed by five years post release supervision for the slashing attack that left the victim with […]

Woman, 83, Killed In SUV Accident



A Queens motorist will not be facing charges in the vehicular death of an 83-year-old woman who was struck and killed while crossing a Woodside street on February 15. Cops said the elderly woman was attempting to cross Woodside Avenue at about 2:30 p.m. on February 15, when a 2006 Toyota Highlander turning westbound from 57th Street struck and killed […]

It’s In Queens! (Febraury 22 to February 28)



There’s a huge meat festival in Queens this week. But vegetarians and carnivores can unite to enjoy many other options, including science and science fiction, plays seeking audience input, ballet, art, jazz, dance, and some fascinating conversations. Feb. 22, Opening for HEAD, 5 pm. Responding to the theme “HEAD,” artists produced an exhibit that demonstrates the limitless imagination that a […]

Con Edison Researchers Win Awards For Solar, Microgrid & Cyber Studies



Five Con Edison researchers have earned recognition for findings that help the energy industry manage solar projects, keep their systems safe from cyber attacks, and take advantage of the benefits of microgrids. The employees earned the Technology Transfer Award from the Electric Power Research Institute, a national organization dedicated to the safe, reliable delivery of power. “Rapid advances in technology […]

The Left Crowns The Wrong Queen



A frightening recent report: an estimated 200 million Muslim girls and women alive today have been forced to go through female genital mutilation; also frightening: in America and Europe most of the leaders of the feminist movement have remained all but silent amidst this horror.  There have been, thankfully though, a few exceptions. The most notable of them has been […]