2018-08-01 E-Edition

Astoria Cabbie Robbed

Police are searching for three teens who held up a Yellow Cab driver outside the Astoria Houses on July 27.Cops said the teens hailed the cab on Steinway Street near 34th Avenue at about 7:45 p.m. and asked to be driven to a building at 1-05 Astoria Boulevard.When the cabbie pulled over at the location, one of the teens flashed […]

Cops Hunt Whereabouts Of Ridgewood Gunman

Police are searching for a crazed triggerman who opened fire at a Ridgewood intersection on July 27.Cops said the gunman was standing on Cornelia Street near Wyckoff Avenue in Ridgewood at about 4:15 p.m. when he suddenly raised his pistol and fired off several rounds. “He didn’t appear to be aiming at anyone in particular,” a law enforcement source said.No […]

Cops Hunt Massage Parlor Bandits

Police are searching for four brazen bandits who held up massage parlors in Astoria and Flushing last month.Cops said the men struck first on July 13th when they burst into the Prince Spa at 33-70 Prince Street in Flushing. The suspects entered the spa at about 11:50 a.m. on July 13th, grabbed two female employees and demanded cash, police said […]

Armored Car Driver Bagged With $1.6M Stolen Cash

An armored car driver at a Long Island City facility has been charged with stealing a bag containing $1.6 million, prosecutors said.Riguerson Avril, 37, of Howard Beach, was arrested on July 24, after he was caught on surveillance footage snatching the bag from the back of a truck at the GardaWorld facility on Vernon Boulevard and 45th Avenue in Long […]

Hunt Queens Man In Traffic Agent Attack

Police are searching for a 35-year-old Queens man who tossed an unknown liquid in the face of a female traffic agent in Astoria on July 20th.Cops said the agent summonsed a black Nissan Rogue for double parking on Steinway Street at about 5 p.m. on July 20th and moved on. The driver and a passenger returned to the Nissan moments […]

New Dutch Kills Development

A 2-story residential building at 33-10 38th Avenue in Long Island City is slated for demolition to make way for a 7-story mixed-use development at the site.The new building will feature 20 residential units on floors three through seven and an as-yet unspecified community facility on the first- and second floors, along with 20 parking spaces in the cellar and […]

Savvy Senior:

Cheap Cell Phone Plans for Seldom Calling Seniors

Dear Savvy SeniorWhat are the cheapest cell phone plans available to seniors today? I’m 78 years old and want it primarily for emergency purposes.Infrequent CallerDear Infrequent,While unlimited high-speed data, video streaming and mobile hot spots are now standard for most cell phone plans today, there are still a number of low-cost wireless plans designed with seniors in mind.These plans offer […]

Actress-Filmmaker Explores Being an Artist and a Woman

Actress-filmmaker Irina Varina explores the inner worlds of a group of emerging female artists in the new documentary-narrative hybrid independent film, “Us, Forever Ago,” screening in the Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema on August 8.“Us, Forever Ago” recalls the time when a self-doubting creative artist (Varina) set out to shoot a film as an exploration of women working in the […]

Pheffer Amato Officially Announces Re-election Bid For NYS Assembly 23rd District

Assemblymember Stacey Pheffer Amato today officially announced that she will be seeking re-election for her second term as 23rd Assembly District’s representative in Albany.Assemblymember Stacey Pheffer Amato announced that she will be seeking re-election for the 23rd Assembly District which includes the Rockaway Peninsula, Ozone Park, Howard Beach, and Broad Channel. Pheffer Amato was elected to her first term as […]