Sheriffs Bust Woodside Caterer For COVID Violations

New York City Deputy Sheriffs busted a massive wedding reception in Woodside on Friday night, where nearly 300 guests were partying like there was no tomorrow, authorities said. Law enforcement sources said the Sheriff’s office was tipped off to the party inside the Royal Elite Palace Caterers on Garfield Avenue in Woodside. “Someone made a 911 call at about 11:50 […]


Propose Stiffer Penalties For Drag Racers A pair of Brooklyn lawmakers are proposing a measure that would lower the boom on drag racers and wannabes who modify mufflers on vehicles to make them roar through local streets throughout the night, depriving New Yorkers of a decent night’s sleep. Sen. Andrew Gounardes (D, Bay Ridge) and City Councilmember Justin Brannan (D, […]

New 104th Precinct Commander Welcomed

Residents and business owners in Ridgewood, Middle Village, Maspeth and Glendale last week rolled out a welcome mat for NYPD Captain Louron Hall last week, as the 18-year NYPD veteran assumed command of the 104th Precinct. Hall, who joined the NYPD in 2002, comes to the 104th Precinct with a wealth of knowledge and a commitment to work with local […]

Neighborhood Development News

Queens Plaza Building Sold For $40M The owner of a parcel at 24-02 Queens Plaza South has sold the 24,500-square-foot lot to a massive equity firm for $40 million, according to information posted on the YIMBY (Yes, In My Back Yard) website. The Carlyle Group and Botanic Properties acquired the corner parcel on 24th Street and Queens Plaza South from […]

Crime Watch

Deliveryman Blows Stop Sign, Dies In Scooter Crash A 27-year-old food deliveryman was killed on September 23rd after he blew a stop sign at an Astoria intersection and crashed his scooter into a minivan, police said. Cops said Mariano Canales, of 58th Street in Woodside, was traveling eastbound on 24th Avenue on his blue Yamaha Chappy Scooter at about 9:17 […]

Community Welcomes New 114th Precinct Commander

Newly- appointed 114th Precinct commander, Captain Ray Jenkins, had a busy week, last week. In-between tending to his duties at his new command, Jenkins greeted a steady stream of local leaders, civic officials, business owners and just regular folks who chatted for a few moments with the 14-year NYPD veteran, welcoming him to the place they call home. Those lucky […]

I Was in Artsakh with Bayside Holy Martyrs Church

“There is no Alternative to Freedom” was a banner prominently displayed on an apartment building in Stepanakert, of the Armenian Republic of Artsakh during my 2018 trip. I went to Artsakh with the Holy Martyrs Apostolic Church of Bayside as part of a “Pilgrimage to Armenia” with Rev. FR. Dr. Abraham Malkhasyan, President Aram Ciamician, organizer in coordination with the […]

2020 Celebration of Greece Revolution Battle “Alosis tis Tripolitsas”

The Covid-19 2020 Pandemic did not stop the Arcadian chapter of “The Geros tou Morea” of the Pan Arcadian Federation of America from celebration of this incredible historical event: the victorious “Alosis  of Tripolitsa (Siege of Tripolis). Turkey, a world class world power was defeated by Theodore Kolokotronis and  his guerilla fighters. Masks, social distancing with a small audience was […]

Community Calendar

Halloween at the Queens Botanical Garden: Saturday, October 31, 12-4pm. Included in Garden Admission. Families can show off their Halloween costume, walk the Garden’s trick or treat trail, and enjoy performances, including a magic show!     Newtown Creek Alliance’s annual benefit: The Tidal Toast, an event page that goes live on Thursday, Oct. 29 (virtual) feat. short films and […]

Teen Nabbed In Teacher Slay

A Queens teenager has been charged with murder and weapons possession in connection with the July 25th shooting of a popular Dutch Kills man. Cops said George Rosa, 53, was walking his dog, Paco, near the intersection of 22nd Street and 40th Avenue in the Dutch Kills section of Long Island City, just two blocks from his home, when two […]