2018-06-06 E-Edition

Trucker Unlicensed In Cyclist Death



A truck driver who struck and killed a bicyclist in Long Island City on May 29th was driving with a suspended license, police said.Cops said cyclist Aaron Padwee, 45, was pedaling along 21st Street near 46th Avenue at about 3 p.m. on May 29th when a motorist opened a car door in front of him. Padwee slammed into the door […]

Subway Stations To Reopen On Time: MTA



Officials at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) say they expect makeovers at the 36th Avenue (Washington Avenue) and 30th Avenue (Grand Avenue) N/W elevated subway stations in Long Island City and Astoria to be completed on schedule – good news for dozens of straphangers displaced since last fall.The two stations, closed in October as part of a $150 million overhaul […]

Hunt Suspect In Traffic Agent Assault



Police are searching for a suspect who attacked an NYPD traffic agent on May 29th. Cops said the 46-year-old traffic agent was walking on Roosevelt Avenue in Elmhurst at about 3:30 p.m. on May 29th, when a stranger grabbed him from behind in the unprovoked attack.The man tripped the traffic agent and repeatedly kicked and punched him before running from […]

Dutch Kills Buildings To Face Wrecking Ball



A Flushing-based developer has filed permits to demolish three buildings located in the heart of the Dutch Kills community in Long Island City.Demolition permits have been filed for two, three-story residential buildings at 28-08 and 28-10 38th Avenue and a one-story manufacturing building at 38-09 28th Street.Each of the residential buildings contains five apartments in an attached, red brick structure […]

Driver Busted In Traffic Agent Beatdown



A 28-year-old motorist is facing assault charges for punching a city traffic agent, police said. Cops said the 52-year-old traffic agent had just finished writing a summons for a car illegally parked on 102nd Street in Corona at about 11 a.m. on May 29th when the driver went into a rage and attacked the agent.Delvin Pena began punching the agent […]

Another Hotel For Dutch Kills



Crews are expected to begin construction in September of an 85-foot-tall, eight-story hotel on a vacant parcel at 25-15 39th Avenue in the Dutch Kills section of Long Island City, according to a posting on the YIMBT (Yes, In My Back Yard) website.The structure will yield 44,750-square-feet, with 37,120-square-feet of commercial hotel use, according to YIMBY.The hotel will feature 95 […]

Cops Issue Annual Fireworks Warning



Police in Queens are planning to keep a lid on illegal activity over the July 4th holiday, including the storage, sale and use of illegal fireworks. Cops will also be stepping up enforcement of drunk drivers, motorists who text or talk on electronic devices while behind the wheel and others who fail to use seat belts or child safety seats, […]

On the Road in Italy: Florence’s Palazzo Castri 1874



I wanted a hotel near the Santa Maria Novella train station to save money on taxis. The Palazzo Castri 1874 is a jewel with excellent service, accommodations, breakfast and strategic location. We lucked out with this new boutique hotel in Florence. Our room, on the first floor, had a private terrace table and chairs overlooking a hidden walled garden called […]

Internet in Bloom for The Layperson



Technology has changed and improved and so have the ways of receiving television.  I have a BA in Radio / TV and Film that I hardly use, although in my youth I did market it a tad as a stagehand to help me pay for graduate school.  The challenging aspect of the entertainment field is your competition, namely an endless […]