The iconic Pepsi Cola sign at Hunters Point in Long Island City, taken from a kayak in the East River as the sun is about to set behind the photographer.
Darryl Irick, at podium, president of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Bus Company, joined Councilman Donovan Richards, members of RIchards’ staff and MTA drivers on Sept. 5 for the ribbon cutting to formally inaugurate the new Q114 Limited bus line.
Councilman Donovan Richards (D-Laurelton) was very direct on Sept. 5 in addressing the startup of the new Q114 Limited bus line.
“This is a victory for Southeast Queens,” he said.
Independent state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) held onto his seat, indicted state Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Hollis) lost his in a rout and Gov. Cuomo was notified that not everyone in his party is thrilled by his record following Tuesday’s Democratic primaries.
In one of the races that garnered the most media attention this year, Avella defeated former city official John Liu 52.2 percent to 47.8 percent to retain his seat in the 11th District in northern and northeastern Queens, according to preliminary results published by media outlets citing the state Board of Elections.
Councilman Mark Weprin, center, with some of the workers and organizers of an effort to reduce litter and increase greenery in Eastern Queens.
A new line item in the city budget will allow for added trash cleanups and beautification at major intersections and commercial strips in Eastern Queens.
Councilman Mark Weprin (D-Oakland Gardens) on Monday announced the allocation of more than $72,000 that will pay for workers in programs run by The Doe Fund and The Horticultural Society of New York.
The annual Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition is back at Socrates Sculpture Park and, as usual, the 15 artists featured created pieces that are weird, thought-provoking and even a little controversial.
The EAF is all about providing lesser-known artists with a platform to share their work and to build upon the park’s goal to present socially aware and inspiring art in a public realm.
Anticipated to be a nail-biter, the Democratic primary race for state Senate in the 11th District, which covers much of Northeast Queens, did not disappoint.
Shortly after midnight on Tuesday, various sources, including The New York Times and NY 1, indicated that, with 95 percent of the precincts reporting, incumbent Tony Avella led challenger John Liu 52.2 percent to 47.8 percent.
Queens Library President and CEO Tom Galante, and, inset, new member of the Board of Trustees Earl Simons.
The Queens Library Board is set to hold two special meetings today, Sept. 11, and the primary topic of the main session will be the employment status of beleaguered library President and CEO Tom Galante, according to a government source who has been closely following the controversy surrounding the institution.
The source could not say more than that Galante’s status with the library is on the meeting’s agenda, but Juan Gonzalez of the Daily News, whose reporting spurred the ensuing controversy about its finances and governance, wrote Wednesday that the board is likely to suspend Galante.
“Japan — An Island Nation: 1870-1890,” Resobox Gallery, 41-26 27 St., Long Island City. Opening reception: Fri., Sept. 12, 7-9 p.m. Exhibition thru Oct. 10. Info: (718) 784-3680, resobox.com.
Sept. 11 responder and Maspeth resident Joe Ramondino, second from right, discusses his diagnosis of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma alongside fellow Queens residents and cancer patients Patricia Workman, Christian Foggy and John Licato on Tuesday.
On Sept. 3, Fox News gave new meaning to their media theme … fair and balanced news. President Obama delivered a powerful address to citizens of Estonia, assuring them that NATO would defend Eastern Europe from any threats from Russia’s President Putin.
MSNBC and CNN gave their views while providing live coverage of Obama’s Tallinn speech. As expected, Fox News failed to provide live coverage to their viewers. Why?
The commanding officer of the NYPD’s 103rd Precinct spoke a lot about numbers on Tuesday night at a meeting of his community council.
And Deputy Inspector John Cappelmann likes the numbers he has been seeing in his five months in Jamaica.
When the World Trade Center collapsed, New York City and the rest of the nation were permanently shifted.
“Post 9/11, this world changed dramatically — [our world] didn’t feel as safe,“Dorsky Gallery curator, Marie Mathews-Berenson, said, “Artists all over the world, not just the United States, faced many more cataclysmic effects [after this].”
Former City Councilman and Deputy Borough President Leroy Comrie is joined by a beaming Borough President Melinda Katz as he speaks to supporters after defeating state Sen. Malcolm Smith in Tuesday’s primary. As the Democratic nominee for the 14th District, Comrie is all but guaranteed to win in November.
Former Councilman Leroy Comrie, right, is joined by his family Tuesday night as he celebrates his Democratic primary victory over state Sen. Malcolm Smith in the 14th District. Sen. Tony Avella held off a party-backed challenge in the 11th District by former city Comptroller John Liu.
Leroy Comrie struck a tone of gratitude and graciousness Tuesday night as he defeated beleaguered seven-term state Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Hollis) in the 14th District Democratic primary.
“The people made a difficult choice; but they chose decisively,” Comrie said before throngs of supporters at the Guy R. Brewer Democratic Club. “The people of the 14th District said they wanted a representative they can be proud of, a representative who will get results from Albany.”
Police say this man, seen walking towards the Chronicle, is responsible for groping two women at the Queens Center mall last Thursday, Sept. 4.
Police are looking for a man wanted for groping two women inside the Queens Center mall last Thursday, Sept. 4 — shortly after flashing two women at the nearby office of this newspaper.
According to authorities, the suspect, described as a Hispanic male between 30 and 35 years old, approached a 25-year-old female employee of a clothing store, placed his hand on her legs and grabbed her genital area over her clothing around 3 p.m.
Retired NYPD Det. Joe Ramondino of Maspeth has an emotional moment as he relates his experiences at Ground Zero on Sept. 11, 2001 and for weeks afterward. He and three other Queens residents who got cancer from working at the site told their stories at an event held Tuesday in Forest Hils, where they are being treated. They all said they would do it again without hesitation.
When Queens residents Patricia Workman, Joe Ramondino, Christian Foggy and John Licato awoke from their slumbers 13 years ago today, little did they know that war would be waged against their city and their country that sunny late-summer morning.
For these four responders and thousands more just like them throughout the New York area, a different kind of war has raged on internally in the years since the attacks of Sept. 11.
NYPD Commisioner Bill Bratton was in the hot seat for more than two and a half hours of questioning by City Council members on Monday.
There were a lot of things the public and even city lawmakers wanted to hear from Police Commissioner Bill Bratton when he sat before the City Council on Monday.
What is going to happen to the officer who allegedly killed Eric Garner? Is the NYPD racist? How will cops be trained to handle escalated situations without excessive force? What are you going to do?
Incumbent state Sen. Tony Avella thanked his supporters Tuesday night after defeating John Liu in the primary. He also praised his wife, Judy, left, and his campaign manager, Seth Urbinder, right, for their support.