2018-05-30 E-Edition

New Releases By Favorite Authors At Astoria Bookshop



Astoria Bookshop has new releases from Rachel Kushner, Lara Elena Donnelly and more! May is an exciting month for books. Your favorite authors are back, and Astoria Bookshop has got them in stock. Check out some of their personal favorites below, or stop in to browse and find some new favorites of your own. As BookCon is right around the […]

Ridgewood Democratic Club Hears From State Democratic Leaders



On Friday, May 18, the Ridgewood Democratic Club (RDC) welcomed NYS Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul who spoke and took questions from RDC members about her reelection campaign. RDC also heard from NYS Assembly Member and Vice Chair of the Democratic National Committee Michael Blake, who spoke on his current role at the Democratic National Committee.

Attempted Bank Robbery In Forest Hills



The New York City Police Department is asking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating an individual who is wanted in connection with an attempted robbery which occurred within the confines of the 112th Precinct. It was reported to police that on Tuesday, May 22, at approximately 11:05 am, the individual entered the First Central Savings Bank located at 71-66 […]

Welcoming NYPD Commissioner To Forest Hills



Queens Borough President Melinda Katz had the pleasure of welcoming Police Commissioner James O’Neill (seated) to a special meeting of the 112th Precinct Community Council held at American Legion Continental Post 1424 on Metropolitan Avenue in Forest Hills on May 16.  Borough President Katz and Commissioner O’Neill discussed the NYPD’s ongoing implementation of the Neighborhood Coordination Officers (NCO) program, which […]

Ridgewood Man Fades 50 Years In Child Sex-Trafficking



A 33-year-old Ridgewood man was arraigned on May 23rd on a multi-count indictment charging him with kidnapping, sex trafficking, criminal sexual act and other crimes for allegedly coercing two girls, ages 13 and 15, into having sex with strangers for money. Eddy Florence, of 70th Avenue in Ridgewood, was arraigned on a 43-count indictment charging him with kidnapping, promoting prostitution, […]

Plans Call For Three-Story Rental At 12-19 31st Drive



The owners of a parcel at 12-19 31st Drive in Astoria have filed permits to develop a three-story residential building at the site. The 30-foot-tall building will yield 11,440-square-feet of residential space featuring 17 rental apartments averaging 673-square-feet each. The building features few amenities and does not offer space for bicycle and vehicle parking, according to information posted on the […]

Hunt Suspect In Clothes Factory Shoplift



Police are searching for a sharp dressing man who swiped merchandise from a Burlington Coat Factory store in Rego Park on May 17th. Cops said when store security guards blocked the suspected shoplifter as he tried to exit the store on 63rd Road at about 2:30 p.m. on May 17th, he showed them what looked like a firearm, and made […]

Rain Barrel Giveaway In Broad Channel Huge A Success



The rain barrel giveaway hosted on Sunday, May 20 at the Broad Channel American Legion by Assembly Member Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Broad Channel) and NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. (D-Ozone Park) was a huge success. 75 barrels were ultimately given out, allowing residents of Broad Channel and the surrounding area to conserve water for use in watering cars and […]

Armenian Church of the Holy Martyrs Celebrates 60th Anniversary



Queens Borough President Melinda Katz was pleased to join NYC Council Member Barry Grodenchik (l.) and Reverend Father Abraham Malkhasyan, pastor of the Armenian Church of the Holy Martyrs (c.), during the May 18 celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Bayside church. The Armenian Church of the Holy Martyrs was established by Armenian Americans who sought to create a […]