2018-03-28 E-Edition

Queens College Business Breakfast



The Queens College Business Forum’s third breakfast of the 2017-18 year was held last Friday at its usual site on the fourth floor of the Student Union building.  A moderated panel discussion featured four environmentalists and the school’s dean of social sciences addressing the topic, “Sustainability and the City.”   “The city” should bring more than just New York to […]

La Guardia Small Business Meeting Entitled Scaling Up Small Businesses in Queens



Last week, a breakfast meeting called Scaling Up Small Businesses in Queens was held at La Guardia Community College.  Accompanying literature said that the borough has about 43,000 businesses with 20 or fewer workers, which represents an increase of nearly one-third in volume since 2000.  That seems good news but a less happy report said that many of these small […]

Astoria Cabbie Cries, ‘No One Cares’



A Queens yellow dab driver who hanged himself in the garage of his Maspeth home on March 17th was the first medallion owner to take his life because he faced financial ruin he blamed on Uber and Lyft, taxi union officials said. Police said Nicanor Ochisor, 65, was found by his son, hanging from a wooden beam in the garage […]

Cops Offer Annual Tips For Runners



As more daylight and rising temperatures hasten Queens residents to spend more time outdoors, NYPD officials are once again offering tips designed to increase safety for folks who run and jog in city parks, playgrounds and on local streets: Never run alone. Run wit a partner, group or local running club to help you stay safe on the street. Run […]

Fatal Queensbridge Triggerman Hunted



Police are searching for a gunman who shot and killed a 2-year-old man to death outside the Queensbridge Houses in Long Island City on March 24th. Cops said officers responding to 91 calls discovered Sharef Graham lying on a walkway near 10th Street and Vernon Boulevard at about 8 p.m. on March 24th with gunshot wounds to his chest and […]

Easter Bunny Sales Banned



Pet stores throughout New York City are banned from selling the fuzzy critters, under a change in a law passed by the City Council last year. City Council Speaker Cory Johnson called for the change after animal rescue groups gave some examples of the horrors faced by bunnies purchased as Easter gifts. Rescuers said people buy bunnies for their children […]

Announce Easter, Passover ‘Zero Tolerance’ Enforcement



Police from the Queens Highway Patrol Unit and local precincts will hit the streets this week, in an NYPD crackdown aimed at curbing motor vehicle accidents and motor vehicle and bicycle offenses over Easter and Passover observations – including Roman Catholic and Greek Orthodox Good Friday observations. The enforcement initiative will take place from March 25th through April 9th, and […]

Man Shot Dead Inside Jackson Heights Deli



Police are seeking help from the public to help identify and locate a gunman who opened fire inside a Roosevelt Avenue grocery store on March 22nd, killing a 31-year-old customer. Cops said the triggerman walked into the Cinco de Mayo Food Market on 81st Street and Roosevelt Avenue in Jackson Heights at about 8:15 p.m. on March 22nd and shot […]

New Law Will Help Prevent Construction Related Accidents, Deaths



Accidents related to construction took the lives of twelves workers last year in New York City and according to the Department of Buildings (DOB) 645 accidents and 666 injuries were reported citywide in 2017. This year, four workers have died, 119 have been injured, and 120 accidents have occurred just through the month of February city-wide. “Increased safety training is […]