Police arrested a Jamaica Hills man on Sept. 24 for allegedly shining a high-powered laser beam into an NYPD helicopter flying over the area looking for a suspect in an assault case.
“I put the helicopter in hover and all of a sudden I see, out of the corner of my eye, a bright green light that illuminated the cockpit,” said Officer Tarek Otero, the pilot.
As N and Q trains rattle up and down 31st Street, the clanging and banging sounds that reverberate from the steel elevated line have become a nuisance to the teachers, students and parents of PS 85.
There have been rallies and petitions and now, local lawmakers are stepping in to say “enough is enough.”
Residents of the communities near LaGuardia Airport were infuriated when the Port Authority unilaterally decided to split the combined aviation roundtable into three separate groups: one each for LaGuardia, JFK and Newark.
At Tuesday night’s meeting, the leadership of Queens Quiet Skies challenged the Port Authority to allow a democratic vote and refused to move forward and establish the divided roundtable.
The city’s Office of Emergency Management last month published updated hurricane evacuation zones.
And while adjustments are slight from ones prepared in the wake of Hurricane Sandy in 2012, OEM has been spending the last few weeks getting the message out about the new maps, and precautions Queens residents should exercise before a storm hits.
From the highest point on Vaughn College of Aeronautics’ East Elmhurst campus, students can get a clear view of their future.
The school’s “control tower” — an observation deck several stories high designed like an airport control tower looks down on busy Runway 4 at LaGuardia Airport. From here, the entire length of the runway can be seen, as can planes taking off and landing. Inside the observation deck are speakers which play a live feed of air traffic control at LaGuardia’s tower, less than a quarter mile away.
The largest flag of the day held by Mariano Fernandez, left, and Rafael Rodriguez as the marching contingent from Aviation High School passes by.
The Aviation High School Air Force Jr. ROTC marchers
• the star-spangled outfits of 8 year old Victoria Pipia, left, and her sister Julia, 5;
• the female veterans and widows waving to the crowd;