2018-05-02 E-Edition

A Historical Hotel for Our Military Heroes Fights to Survive

“We have had an incredible 99 year old history, and we try to honor that history continuing to provide important service to the brave men and women who currently serve or in the past have served in the American military, and also, to their families, as well. We also, but to a much smaller number, provide the same service to […]

It’s In Queens! (May 3 to May 9)

Free! There’s no charge for Indian music, trees, art openings, tours, sachet-making, symphonic songs, and a panel discussion on local history in Queens this week. Pay small fees for theatre, foreign films, Italian-Jewish weddings, Mexican music, and the inimitable Clint Holmes. May 3, Action Bronson, 8 pm. A unique show by a rapper and food expert. $20-$30. Colden Auditorium, Queens […]

Tenant Critical In LIC Blaze

A tenant rescued from a fast-moving blaze at a Long Island City apartment building on April 24th was listed in critical condition in the burn unit at Weill-Cornell Medical Center, a hospital spokesperson said. Others trapped inside the building at 11-14 46th Avenue were forced onto fire escapes in a desperate attempt to escape, FDNY officials said. Ten people suffered […]

Gianaris: Extend 31st Street Bus During Subway Makeover

State Sen. Michael Gianaris is calling on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (NTA) to extend bus service on 31st Street in Astoria to help service straphangers inconvenienced by the closure of local subway stations. “Our community has been waiting for an accessible station on the N/W line for decades, and the news about Astoria Boulevard was a long time coming,” Gianaris […]

Danice Chain Closing 48th Street Store

A Danice store located at the Plaza 48 Shopping Center in Long Island City will soon be closing its doors, a spokesperson for the chain said. Closure of the store at 34-56 48th Street will leave a second vacancy at the shopping center. A Toys ‘R Us store located in the mall will be closing its doors within the next […]

Corona Teen’s Death Ruled A Homicide

Police are seeking help from the public to help identify and locate the killer of a Corona teenager whose body was found in a marshy section of Kissena Park on April 24th. The heartbroken parents of Andy Peralta, 17, said they want whoever killed their son brought to justice – and they wan to know why anyone would want to […]

Safety Tips For Amateur Barbecue Buffs

The month of May brings more than spring flowers. With its warm weather, May brings the anticipation of outdoor parties for Moms, Dads, Brides and Grads, prompting Queens families to fire-up barbeques for some rib-tickling celebrations. . Unfortunately, May also accounts for 13 per cent of annual barbecue blazes, a spokesperson for the National Fire Prevention Association (NFFA) said. The […]

Plan 9-Story Building For Woodside Corner

The owner of a parcel at 43-44 51st Street in Woodside have filed plans with the city Department of Buildings for development of a nine-story, mixed-use building at the site. The building would soar 99-feet, with a combination of 75 affordable and market rate units on floors two through nine, 8,624-square-feet of retail space on the ground floor, a fitness […]

Borough President Katz Announces Jamaica Together Cleanup Effort

As part of a the continuing revitalization of Jamaica that has been spurred by the Jamaica NOW Action Plan, Borough President Katz today announced a coordinated effort with the Association of Community Employment Programs for the Homeless (ACE), Councilmember I. Daneek Miller, Councilmember Adrienne Adams, the Jamaica NOW Leadership Council, the New York City Department of Sanitation, the Thomas White […]