Lawrence Byrne, the oldest brother of a slain New York City police officer and a former federal prosecutor, had been appointed deputy commissioner for legal matters at the NYPD.
Police Commissioner Bill Bratton announced the appointment on Thursday.
(BPT) - Keoni Hudoba wasn’t always the renowned New York City fitness trainer he is today. A native of Hawaii, he came to New York as a performer, and developed a love for fitness through a series of healthy steps that led to a radical transformation.
Russell Simmons and LL Cool J came to Jamaica on Thursday to launch an initiative to stem youth violence in American cities.
The proposed Astoria Cove development plan has hit a snag.
The NYPD on Wednesday arrested a second person in connection with the May 2013 shooting death of a 14-year-old South Jamaica girl on a city bus.
A lawsuit to stop the giveaway of more than 47 acres to developers of the Willets West mega mall was to be heard Wednesday at state Supreme Court in Manhattan.
The lawsuit was filed by state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside), the City Club of New York, a good government organization, the Queens Civic Congress, Willets Point United and nearby residents and business owners.
In a report released last week, state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli said the reactivation of the Rockaway Beach LIRR is not only feasible, but a good investment for the financially-shaky Metropolitan Transit Authority.
The document alleged that the MTA has not restored the entire transit system to a state of good repair because it has not received all the funding it has sought and because cost overruns on large capital projects siphoned off resources that could have been used to modernize the system. In it, DiNapoli says restoring the route would cut down on costs of transporting residents in South Queens and the Rockaways and spur development in the area.
When Gov. Cuomo announced his plan to allow more casinos to be built upstate — but none in the city or on Long Island — this page called it a “foolish scheme” because, simply put, downstate is where the people are, and where most of the money is.
And what appeared foolish in May 2013 looks even more so in July 2014.
Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer, center, and Doe Fund founder George McDonald, center left, with Long Island City business owners and residents and Doe Fund workers during a press conference announcing the expansion of street cleaning in the neighborhood.
After years of walking past garbage and dirt-stained thoroughfares, Long Island City residents can expect cleaner streets.
In an announcement made on Tuesday, Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) revealed he has allocated $135,000 to the Doe Fund to clean up the streets of Long Island City.
City Councilmen Donovan Richards, left, Mark Treyger and Carlos Menchaca take questions Tuesday night about the city’s commitment to help rebuild the homes and the lives of people who lost their homes to Hurricane Sandy in 2012.
More than 1,000 people, many of them victims of Hurricane Sandy, attended a meeting Tuesday night between city officials and more than a score of clergy with one demand — to make them whole again.
Faith in New York sponsored what it billed as a Sandy rebuilding summit at the Greater Allen AME Cathedral of New York in Jamaica.
Just as the New York State Pavilion seems to be getting a new lease on life, vandals broke into the 50-year-old World’s Fair icon recently, causing minor damage to the facility.
John Piro, who heads the volunteer painting project at the pavilion, said Friday that the interlopers broke the lock to the gate and drove a stolen van onto the Tent of Tomorrow grounds over the weekend of July 19.
Douglaston is slated for a new look near the Long Island Rail Road station soon, but until then the city is working on street improvements nearby that will make it easier and safer for pedestrians to cross.
Work has begun near the intersection of 235th Street and Douglaston Parkway. The Department of Transportation is creating new crosswalks, expanded pedestrian space and street markings.
Today, July 31, is the Major League Baseball trade deadline. This generally has been the week on the baseball calendar when contending teams try to acquire a veteran player that they believe will help them win a World Series by trading a highly regarded prospect or two to a team whose season pretty much ended long ago. The down-on-the-luck team gets to sell images of a rosy future to a downcast fan base as well as getting to shed high-salaried contracts.
For the past five years it was understood that the Mets would be talent sellers at the trade deadline since they were so far down in the standings that it was conceivable that they could lose 100 games. They have managed to avoid that ignominy the last five years but they have not had a winning season since moving into Citi Field five years ago.
As if Queens residents don’t have enough to worry about with those pesky mosquitoes who carry West Nile virus, now there’s another virus also spread by the insects that’s heading our way and there’s no cure.
But not to fear. The chikungunya virus is not deadly, although it can be very painful, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta.
The New York City Housing Authority is attempting to create greater transparency when it comes to work orders and vacancies.
The agency, which oversees just under 180,000 units, launched NYCHA Metrics, a webpage that will provide information on the number of open work orders, wait times for routine repairs, vacancy rates and more.
Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi (D-Forest Hills) might not have been too far off the mark when he said at Community Board 5’s July 9 meeting that construction on the proposed Glendale homeless shelter may begin in two to four weeks.
Cooper Avenue Group LLC, the listed owner of the former factory at 78-16 Cooper Ave., filed a plan exam application with the Department of Buildings on July 11.
Despite promises of reduced crime and a friendlier atmosphere, many Jackson Heights business owners and residents simply do not want the Jackson Heights-Corona Business Improvement District in their neighborhood.
In a town hall intended to create a line of communication between BID supporters and business owners, many people were not shy when it came to airing their issues last Thursday in Corona.
Shakespeare in the park is not a new concept, but for a long time, it was not accessible to people who didn’t have time to stand in line on a Saturday morning.
Hip to Hip, a nonprofit theater company based in Queens, has taken the Bard’s stories to communities otherwise overlooked by Shakespeare troupes.
The cost per passenger trip of the Rockaway Ferry is nearly $30 a person, according to the EDC, more than twice that of express buses, the most costly transportation option to the city and more than 10 times the cost to subsidize the East River Ferry.
Borough President Melinda Katz and Mayor de Blasio made it very clear the dismissal of nearly half of the Queens Library Board of Trustees was entirely due to the scandal enveloping the library’s CEO Tom Galante, who allegedly misused capital funds.
Jacqueline Arrington, the 2013 board chairwoman, Joseph Ficalora, William Jefferson, Grace Lawrence, Terri Mangino and George Stamatiades received letters from Katz notifying them of their termination on July 23. Mayor de Blasio sacked two mayoral appointees, Patricia Flynn and Stephen Van Anden.
Communities around the borough will commemorate National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday, Aug. 5.
The annual event is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch in Pennsylvania. Executive Director Matt Peskin introduced National Night Out in 1984.
Accessible only through the campus of York College, Prospect Cemetery in Jamaica has a storied history that less than 20 years ago was almost lost.
But on Tuesday, experts in historic preservation from Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn teamed with American and French college students to take the next step in Prospect’s remarkable comeback.
“Otogizoshi-Bokusai,” by Shoko Kazama. Ink on paper calligraphy, telling stories of 13th-century Japan that have been passed down verbally among children. Showing thru Thurs., Aug. 7. Mon-Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 12-5 p.m. Resobox Gallery, 41-26 27 St., Long Island City.