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Police want your help in finding a man they say raped a woman after burning her hair and clothes in Flushing Wednesday night.
Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio today announced his appointment of William J. Bratton to serve as New York City’s next Police Commissioner.
In selecting Bratton to lead the New York Police Department, de Blasio emphasized his commitment to proactive policing to protect New Yorkers, while simultaneously respecting their civil liberties.
All that a 38-year-old Robert Giugliano wanted was to leave his city office by 2 p.m. on Dec. 7, 1993 to see his daughter rehearse for a Christmas event. But, work kept him long, and so he ended up taking his usual 5:33 p.m. LIRR train to Hicksville, nodding to familiar commuters and taking his regular third seat on the third train.
And then at Garden City, Colin Ferguson stepped on, permanently and horrendously changing Giugliano’s life.
Seizures of unlicensed livery vehicles at John F. Kennedy International Airport have skyrocketed 500 percent since a new enforcement facility opened there on Oct. 8, according to a statement issued Monday by the Taxi and Limousine Commission.
The new facility, opened in coordination with the Port Authority, which operates the airport, was established to combat illegal activity by drivers of livery cars, so-called “dollar vans” and other drivers looking to make a buck off of fares from the airport.
The Police Department is asking the public’s help in locating two suspects wanted in robberies that occurred within the confines of the 107th and 109th precincts.
On Nov. 23, two men approached a 22-year-old man on 58th Road near 138th Street in Flushing, placed him in a choke hold, displayed a gun and stole a Samsung Galaxy cell phone and wallet. The victim was not hurt.
The NYPD is asking people to help find Nathali Vallejo.
According to police, Vallejo was last seen on Nov. 25 at 6:45 a.m. leaving her home on 94th Street in Jackson Heights.
The NYPD is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Manuel Ceron.
The 27-year-old was last seen on Nov. 20 at Roosevelt Avenue and 104th Street in Corona.
Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a robber who has held up three banks in Fresh Meadows, Sunnyside and Astoria since October.
The first incident took place on Oct. 25 at the Flushing Savings Bank at 188-08 Hollis Court Blvd., within the 111th Precinct. The suspect passed a note and fled with an undetermined amount of cash.
Police have been cracking down on the ongoing party situation at the Rockwood Park Jewish Center.
According to NYPD sources, cops from the 106th Precinct issued two summonses to party organizers at 1:30 a.m. on Nov. 25 for not posting a liquor license and unlicensed sale of alcohol. The source did not say if the summonses were issued to the party promoters or the caterer, Crown Royale, but a member of the synagogue said it was not issued the summonses.
Flowers have been tied to a road sign at the accident scene. The brick barrier in front of the dentist’s office shows the damage caused by Celauro’s car jumping the curb.
A horrific car accident, allegedly caused by a driver impaired by alcohol, killed one man and injured two others in Howard Beach very early on Saturday morning.
The accident happened at the intersection of 159th Avenue and 98th Street at around 1 a.m. According to police, a 2006 Ford sedan operated by James Celauro, 23, of Ozone Park, was traveling southbound on 98th Street, entered the intersection and struck a 2001 Saturn, operated by James Sinisi, 38, of Glendale, who was killed.
Three men, Redinel Dervishaj, Besnik Llakatura and Denis Nikolla, have been charged with extorting money from an Astoria restaurant owner.
“The defendants told their victims they offered ‘protection,’ but in reality, they peddled fear and intimidation through the Albanian community — their community — of Queens,” said United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Loretta Lynch. “When one victim turned to law enforcement for help, he was betrayed again by a corrupt officer on the take, who turned his back on his badge, his oath, and his friend in exchange for extortion money in his pocket.”
Of all the accomplishments of Mayor Bloomberg’s three terms in office, which this page will be examining over the next several weeks, along with his shortcomings, the most profound is the remarkable reduction in violent crime that he has achieved.
The cut in the murder rate over the last 20 or so years has been nothing short of a miracle. In 1990, homicides in the city peaked at 2,262. They began dropping the next year under Mayor David Dinkins, and continued falling under Mayor Rudy Giuliani. But it was under the leadership of Mike Bloomberg that New York became, as he would be the first to point out, the safest big city in the United States, with murder rates far below comparable municipalities such as Chicago and Los Angeles.
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Officers Ronald Scrimenti, second from left, Raymond Abear, Brian Benedict and Anthony Lomonaco were honored as Cops of the Month by Lt. Brian Goldberg, in white, 112th Precinct Capt. Thomas Conforti and Community Council President Heidi Chain, left.
Public hearings and community input are lacking in the rollout of the QueensWay project, a proposed public greenway that will transform the former railroad-consisting of the 3.5 miles from Rego Park and Forest Hills down to Ozone Park.
There are grave concerns advocates for and against this project must take into consideration before the final draft is put up for a vote before the City Council. Feasibility studies must address the social, economic and environmental impact this project will have on all surrounding communities.
Woodhaven residents, especially those who live in the area of the line that runs parallel to 98th street in Woodhaven, are expectedly concerned about their continued safety and quality of life. The crime issue in Woodhaven and Ozone Park will only be aggravated, even if proposals to build gates and closure of the entrances are implemented, further overwhelming our precincts. These communities do not have a Civilian Observation Patrol, like G-COP in Glendale. We should respect and address the concerns of the 120 households who signed the petition to stop the project, which constitutes an overwhelming majority of homeowners living there.
Decisions must take into consideration the impact the project will have on the livelihoods and families of small business owners that occupy space below and adjacent to the train tracks. Many have been here for decades.
We need to know the effect the plan will have on PS 65, the Raymond York Elementary School and MS 137, America’s School of Heroes, and other area schools.
Many small business owners in the Aqueduct Flea market were forced to close due to Resorts World’s expansion, and it would be harsh to uproot and destroy others in our area — again. Moreover, any proposal must guarantee jobs and contracts to residents in the impacted communities.
We should also consider whether the MTA got it right, when its 20-year plan recommended that the rail line from Atlantic Avenue to Rockaway Boulevard should be left as is and eventually be used as a connection for an express line into Manhattan.
Proponents of the QueensWay who compare it to Manhattan’s High Line must research whether continuous sponsorship and maintenance is a realistic expectation, given the economic constraints, and the comparative paucity of large corporations and tourism in this area to offset such costs. None of us want to be saddled with a proverbial “pie in the sky.”
Councilman Donovan Richards, shown at the Rosedale Library in 2012, is including the modernization and expansion of the branch in his priorities for the new City Council session that begins in January.
Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. is looking to amend legislation which requires the NYPD to report crimes that occur within the city’s 31 largest parks. He would like the policy to go further and apply to all parks greater than one acre in size.
State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced last week the guilty plea and sentencing of Wing Khay Lee, owner of Corum Group LLC, for failing to pay wages to workers on several private construction projects in Queens.
Lee admitted to a misdemeanor count of failure to pay wages. The defendant, 42, of College Point, owned and operated Corum Group LLC, a construction company. He failed to pay at least five employees more than $22,000 in wages they were owed between what the AG described as “approximately” August 2011 and September 2012.
The first set of meetings between the groups leading the study of a proposed High Line-style park on the former Rockaway Beach rail corridor and the residents who live along the line started a little on the rocky side.
Before the conglomerate of organizations, led by urban park advocacy group The Trust for Public Land and the plan’s backers, Friends of the QueensWay, even began their short presentation in Woodhaven’s Emanuel Baptist Church on Nov. 12, they were shouted down by a handful of residents who thought the workshop was a public forum.
To say Councilman Donovan Richards (D-Laurelton) is excited about the coming City Council session would be a gross understatement.
Re-elected to his first full term this month, he will be working with a new mayor he likes, a new speaker and a new Council membership he believes will be more attuned to the ideas of its Progressive Caucus.
The City Council’s Public Safety Committee, chaired by Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria), held a hearing on the councilman’s proposed law that would require the Police Department to submit reports of crime in all parks and playgrounds that are greater than one acre in size to the Council.
As it stands, the NYPD only discloses crime data from the city’s 31 largest parks.
Lisa Piazza, the owner of NYC Gentleman’s Club, went before Community Board 1 to apply for a cabaret license — along with an attorney and security detail — but the board was not interested in letting three bikini-clad women dance for entertainment at the same time and unanimously denied the application.
Located in Woodside at 26-50 Brooklyn Queens Expressway, in a building that also hosts a gym, the club has a maximum occupancy of 74 persons. Without a cabaret license, Piazza is allowed two dancers at a time, but when both are busy in the private or VIP areas, the stage is empty.