A Maspeth man was killed on Sunday in a motorcycle accident near the intersection of Green Street and Manhattan Avenue in Brooklyn.
In three of the previous four seasons, the Christ the King boys basketball team had been crowned as the Catholic High School Athletic Association city champions. In two of those banner seasons, it was Brooklyn rival Bishop Loughlin on the losing end of the contest.
Four years ago, Benjamin Cardozo High School freshman basketball player Francisco Williams promised longtime coach Ron Naclerio that he would win him his first city championship since 1999.
They didn’t even belong there.
The Francis Lewis High School girls basketball team had no business in the Public School Athletic League “AA” division championship game on Saturday. After all, they had to beat the 15-time defending city champion Murry Bergtraum to get there.
Coming into the final minute of Thursday’s Catholic High School Athletic Association city semifinal game against the Bronx’s Cardinal Hayes at Fordham University, Christ the King star senior Adonis Delarosa had only managed a meager nine points, while his Royals trailed by two points.
A man who tried but failed to lure a 12-year-old girl into his vehicle in Queens on March 5 is being sought by police.
Things are different.
Less than 100 days into her tenure as New York City schools chancellor, Carmen Fariña came to Flushing to try to prove that point to parents, teachers and administrators.
In an attempt to identify hazards and improve pedestrian safety, Community Boards 7 in Flushing and 11 in Little Neck have submitted the most dangerous intersections in their areas to the Borough President’s Office.
Each community board has been asked to submit four problematic corridors based on police reports, high traffic volume and the number of turning lanes. In turn, Borough President Melinda Katz will collect the data and send it to the Mayor’s Office.
The head of the company that owns the Woodhaven building that partially collapsed last year appeared in Queens Criminal Court last Friday and was ordered to immediately hire an architect and file for a work permit for the corner structure at 78-19 Jamaica Ave.
George Kochabe, the head officer of 78-19 Jamaica LLC, appeared in court after a warrant was issued for his arrest. A judge told him he must retain the architect and file for the work permit before his next court date on April 10 — almost a year to the day after the collapse occurred.
A mass robber terrorizing Ridgewood over the last few weeks is finally off the streets after being arrested in Brooklyn last Wednesday, according to 104th Precinct Capt. Christopher Manson.
At a media briefing held at the precinct last week, Manson announced that he believes Bryant Aguilar, 21, of Menahan Street in Bushwick is the man behind the string of five knifepoint robberies within the 104th Precinct between Feb. 21 and Feb. 24.
The fight over the future of education in New York City headed up the Thruway Tuesday to Albany, where dueling rallies with some crossover support between them and high-profile speakers brought some heat to the frozen state capital.
Lobbying the state Legislature for his plan to raise taxes on high-income earners to fund universal prekindergarten citywide, Mayor de Blasio held a rally with several members of the City Council in Albany on Tuesday.
Sometimes even a fur coat is not enough to allow a dog to cope with icy winter weather.
So on Saturday, the ASPCA and New York Cares joined forces with the NYPD to launch Operation Gimme Shelter, a pilot program with the aim of helping dog owners keep their pets just a little bit warmer in the winter.
A crowd huddled in front of Starbucks on Friday in Jackson Heights and it wasn’t to sample a caramel macchiato.
According to city officials and residents, the Starbucks on the corner of 37th Avenue and 79th Street regularly leaves mounds of garbage on a residential street rather than in front of the store along the commercial corridor.
The owners of a vacant lot on Cross Bay Boulevard got all the permits they need and will begin construction on a strip mall soon.
Dave Koptiev of Platinum Realty said all the permits the company needed from the city have been finalized. He estimated the strip mall will be completed in eight months.
Eyesores and community terrors were the main topics of discussion at last Thursday’s Juniper Park Civic Association meeting, with positive news being delivered by authorities on both fronts.
As an angry JPCA President Bob Holden held up an image of a graffiti-covered commercial box truck illegally parked in the driveway of a residential building, Department of Buildings Queens Community Liaison Ken Lazar reported to the crowd of around 60 people that the agency is continuing to issue summonses to the owners of such properties.
A proposal by Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) to put the historic Quaker Meeting House and Bowne House under federal jurisdiction has received mixed reviews here.
Her legislation would make the two historic sites part of the National Park Service, and last week the plan was supported by the Department of the Interior, the agency that oversees federal parkland.
Queens Library Executive Director Tom Galante may now be the target of a federal probe into his spending of taxpayer funds.
Agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the city Department of Investigation came to the Central Library in Jamaica last Friday with subpoenas for both Galante and the library’s construction management consultant, the Daily News reported Wednesday.
Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating the suspect wanted in connection with nine burglaries and one attempted burglary in South Queens in the past two months. Most of the incidents took place in broad daylight.
The first two incidents took place on Jan. 6. In the first case, the suspect broke into a home at 105-30 80 St. in Ozone Park and removed property sometime between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. That same day, the suspect attempted to burglarize a home at 106-14 78 St. between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
If you were hoping to take out a book in Hunters Point, you’ll have to wait a bit longer.
In a letter to Friends of Queens Library at Hunters Point, Thomas Galante, the president of Queens Library, wrote that the bids to build the structure were way over budget so certain modifications are being made to bring the price-tag back down.
The men’s basketball team at York College will take on Rhode Island College tonight, March 6, in the opening round of the NCAA Division III postseason tournament.
Democratic reaction to state Sen. Tony Avella’s decision to jump ship and join the Independent Democratic Conference in Albany is officially “disappointment,” but beneath the surface there appears to be anger and a desire for retribution.
Avella, of Bayside, last week joined the now-five-person IDC, which was organized in 2011 and runs the Senate with the Republicans in an unlikely coalition. He indicated he joined in an attempt to pass more legislation and that “at the end of the day, it will be helpful to my district and the Borough of Queens.”
St. Patrick’s Day came early in Sunnyside. Children wearing bright green shamrock-shaped hats waved and smiled to the rainbow of people parading down Skillman Avenue in the St. Patrick’s Day for All Parade on Sunday. Though it was a cold March day, the spirit of love and equality fueled the crowds of dancers, marching bands, bagpipers, activists, politicians and spectators.
Many of the participants, including Mayor de Blasio, will not be marching up Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue on March 17 because lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning people have been barred from openly partaking in the event with banners and as organized groups since 1991.
When the NYS Education Department announced that a new data program, InBloom, would replace the controversial ACRIS, many parents had no complaints.
A few weeks later, Leonie Haimson and her group Class Size Matters informed parents that the nonprofit group would store students’ information in a cloud and share it with corporations, people were naturally up in arms.
Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Rockaway Park) sent a letter to the national parks commissioner, Josh Laird, urging him to expedite repairs to the damaged fence along the northeast side of the Joseph P. Addabbo Memorial Bridge in Howard Beach.
“Our hardworking families have been through enough after Sandy and they deserve a neighborhood that they can be proud to call home,” Goldfeder said in the letter. “The level of deterioration and unsightly conditions at the foot of the Addabbo Bridge in Howard Beach is unacceptable and I strongly urge the National Park Service to step up its efforts immediately.”
The words “commute” and “New York City” usually make one think of squeaky, dirty, crowded subway cars snaking through tunnels and along elevated rails. Or perhaps one conjures up thoughts of passengers packed into buses like sardines or jockeying for room under bus shelters. Some, especially out here in Queens, may think of a commute as idling on a packed highway in a car.
One thing that most New Yorkers may not think of — unless maybe you’re from Staten Island — is boats.
Community Board 11 voted Monday to recommend that the city Board of Standards and Appeals disapprove the plan of a new owner to finish developing four attached brick houses on 47th Avenue off 198th Street in Auburndale, despite a longstanding effort to resolve what residents and board members have regarded for years as a potentially dangerous eyesore.
Though the contracts have been signed and the variance has been approved by the City Council, business owners in Willets Point are not giving up. They want action to be taken by the city, and they want it now.
Inside the gymnasium packed tightly with students, teachers and alumni, PS 49 said a heartfelt goodbye to their beloved leader.
The office of city Comptroller Scot Stringer has asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the possibility of collusion among the recipients of the current contracts to deliver milk to schools under the city’s Department of Eduction.
Obamacare is the term used by both the president’s supporters and critics when discussing his signature legislative initiative, the federal Affordable Care Act.
The Howard Beach New York Rising Community Planning Committee’s public meeting on Sandy reconstruction has been rescheduled for March 10. The meeting had been planned for last Monday, but the bad weather forced its cancellation.
Another parcel of land in Elmhurst went up for sale this week, adding to the likelihood that another residential building will be erected in the area.
One of the diners at EXO Cafe in Forest Hills who was injured when a speeding snow plow sent snow, ice and a garbage can careening into the restaurant on Feb. 13 has filed a lawsuit against the city.
One of the former owner-developers of the RKO Keith’s Theatre in downtown Flushing has been sitting on a 3.75-acre waterfront site for two years with no immediate plans to build.
Hundreds gathered in Sunnyside on Sunday to watch the St. Patrick’s Day for All Parade where Mayor de Blasio, City Council members and other electeds marched.
A grand jury on Monday indicted the man accused of brutally beating a cop nearly to death on Liberty Avenue last year on a lesser charge than he originally faced.
Borough President Melinda Katz, second from left, and Deputy Borough President Leroy Comrie, right, honored four individuals on Feb. 25 as part of Katz’s inaugural African American Heritage Month event at Borough Hall
Two more public workshops on the proposed QueensWay plan will be held this month.
Beginning this weekend and continuing over five more weekends in March and April, westbound train service at the Queens Village and Hollis stations on the Long Island Rail Road’s Hempstead Branch will be replaced by bus service because of planned track and bridge maintenance in the area.
PS 154 in Flushing has received the National Wildlife Federation’s Eco-Schools USA Green Flag award for improving its efforts to conserve natural resources and integrate environmental education into the curriculum.
Those who have stood firm against the proposed homeless shelter at the site of a former factory at 78-16 Cooper Ave. in Glendale now have more ammunition in their fight against the plan.
Mass transit advocates took issue with how Gov. Cuomo would like to redirect $40 million in next year’s budget for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
The 6th Annual NY ReelAbilities Film Festival, depicting the lives of people with disabilities, will be held at the Central Queens Y, 67-09 108 St., on March 9-10.
World Premiere Wrestling will hold a charity wrestling event at Resorts World Casino New York City this Saturday night, March 8.
The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect wanted for an attempted rape in Astoria.
St. Albans resident DeAndra Scott, center, a senior at SUNY-Old Westbury, last week was named to the All-Skyline Conference Women’s Basketball First Team.
The Department of Environmental Conservation may not try to capture or kill every mute swan in the state after all.
If little Aleeah Quezada’s condition hadn’t been diagnosed properly, or if Dr. Vince Parnell’s hands weren’t so skilled, or if an entire team at Cohen Children’s Medical Center wasn’t there doing its job, the Flushing infant wouldn’t live out the year.
New York Families for Autistic Children held its 16th Annual Dinner Dance and Awards Celebration last Thursday night at Russo’s On The Bay.
The Christ the King boys basketball team is now two wins away from calling themselves Catholic High School Athletic Association city champions.
No matter the stress facing a college sports team or its fans as the playoffs creep closer, Senior Day is always a thrilling moment for everyone involved.
It was shortly before 10 a.m. Sunday that a new Guinness World Record was set when the United States Tennis Association brought together 406 youngsters from various local youth organizations for the “largest tennis lesson” in history.
Queens is known for its prominent high school basketball scene, and two storied area boys hoops programs began play in their respective city championship tournaments this past week.
Resorts World Casino New York City announced Feb. 26 a $100,000 donation to City Harvest to fight hunger across the city, during the casino’s first annual Mid-Winter Taste event to benefit City Harvest, featuring food, wine, and cocktails from New York’s most popular eateries.
Former Christ the King and St. John’s University men’s basketball star Erick Barkley is in hot water after he was caught on tape assaulting a fan at a youth basketball game in Ardsley on Feb. 24.
CFE-style lawsuit launched to raise school spending
The retreat of snow and ice last weekend revealed a lot of pavement and road damage, including this seriously compromised storm drain at the corner of Springfield Boulevard and Murdock Avenue in Cambria Heights.
Four-year-old Hudson Graves of Howard Beach won’t have to run away to the circus anytime soon — he’ll be going to see it with his mom and his aunt, courtesy of the Queens Chronicle.
The NYPD is seeking the public’s help in locating a Jamaica man last seen at his home at noon on Feb. 25.
A rash of tire thefts since January in Glen Oaks and Bellerose has put the neighborhoods on high alert.
A new bill introduced by Congressman Steve Israel (D-Suffolk, Nassau, Queens) on March 4 would allow those caring for elderly relatives who do not live with them to receive a tax credit of up to $1,200 for qualified elder-care expenses.
The NYPD is seeking the public’s help in locating a Jamaica teenager who was last seen at his 138th Street home on Feb. 25.
Sports fans are well aware of the number of can’t-miss top draft picks in baseball, football and basketball who were never able to live up to expectations, much to the chagrin of the teams that signed them to lucrative contracts and the fans whose hopes were dashed. As former Mets star Rusty Staub famously quipped, “Potential means that you haven’t accomplished anything yet!”
An elderly Ridgewood woman was killed on Monday when a fire erupted inside the first floor of a two-story residential building.
The NYPD is seeking the public’s help in locating a Little Neck man who was reported missing on March 4.
Community groups, other nonprofit organizations and property owners are being encouraged to apply for $6 million in grant money the city is offering for environmental projects that improve drainage, such as rainwater-absorbing green roofs.
Former city Comptroller John Liu, who hails from Flushing, gave a thumbs-up Monday to the re-election bid of Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing).
Oi Ming Chen of Ridgewood, who owns a Flushing seafood company, has been convicted of storing fish at a College Point warehouse without having the proper state permits, and of possessing undersized fish.
The public is invited to a series of presentations on understanding the Affordable Care Act that will be offered at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center on March 11.
The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying three men who have staged 10 early-morning robberies in laundries and chicken restaurants since Jan. 19.
The House of Representatives passed legislation Tuesday that would roll back the flood insurance rate hikes caused when legislation passed two years ago removed some subsidies that aim to make premiums more affordable.
Much like any other Sunday, the bright pink neon sign above the awning of Joe Abbracciamento Restaurant welcomed scores of hungry diners to a place etched in their memories for decades.
The Department of Environmental Conservation may not try to capture or kill every mute swan in the state after all.
Not far enough.
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