Authorities are on the hunt for Kenneth Suden, 41, of Ridgewood, who they say nearly stabbed a livery cab driver to death in his car early Thursday morning.
Nearly one month after a man in his 30s groped two women inside the Queens Center mall in Elmhurst and exposed himself to two Chronicle employees at this paper’s office, police are searching for another suspect wanted for public lewdness.
“Elaine Hajian: The Evolution of an Artist,” Queens Botanical Garden, Visitor & Administration Building, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, opening on Tue., Sept. 30, admission included with entry ($4 adults, $3 seniors, $2 students/children 3-12). Contact: (718) 886-3800, queensbotanical.org.
Congresswoman Grace Meng’s (D-Flushing) legislation that aims to stop scammed calls that trick people to obtain their personal and financial information was passed in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The freshman Democrat introduced the bipartisan bill, Anti-Spoofing Act (H.R. 3670), after receiving complaints from seniors and the Communities of Maspeth and Elmhurst Together (COMET), a civic organization in her district.
While original estimates made in 2011 said construction of the Elmhurst branch of the Queens Library would be completed in 2013, the building will not be ready for readers until next spring. Despite the delays, the project has remained on budget.
Don’t bother digging through your wallet and dusting off your library card just yet.
The new Elmhurst branch of the Queens Library, located at 86-01 Broadway, will not open this year, as previously reported.
Fashion Week was in full swing at the Italian Charities of America in Elmhurst on Sunday. Dressed in their best casual and evening wear, volunteer models took to the runway for the group’s semi-annual fashion show.
“Homeland [In]security: Vanishing Dreams” by Margaret Matthews-Berenson, Dorsky Gallery, 11-03 45 Ave., Long Island City, exhibition thru Nov. 16; Info: dorsky.org.
An abandoned cardboard box, milk jug, bicycle, metal folding chair and garbage can are among the many pieces of debris left behind by homeless individuals who sleep in O’Connor park in Elmhurst.
Police have arrested a Queens man almost a month after he allegedly attempted to rape a 23-year-old woman in Elmhurst.
The suspect, Jorge Chabla, 31, was slapped with first-degree attempted rape, second-degree attempted robbery, sex abuse and third-degree assault charges.
With the growing number of homeless shelters popping up in Queens, less attention has been paid to those who live on the street, but at last week’s Community Board 4 meeting, residents said enough was enough.
At the O’Connor playground on Broadway, directly across the street from Elmhurst Hospital, there has been an ongoing issue involving homeless individuals sleeping on benches and urinating in public.
Nearly three million undocumented immigrants could be granted amnesty if a controversial new bill is approved by the state Legislature and signed into law.
The New York is Home Act would allow illegal aliens living in the state to apply for professional licenses, serve on juries, vote in local and state elections, and apply for driver’s licenses if they can prove they’ve been living in New York for at least three years and have paid taxes to the state.
The newly formed Glendale/Middle Village Coalition has garnered the support of another influential community group.
The 104th Precinct Community Council unanimously passed a motion on Tuesday to support the newly formed confederation of area civic groups fighting the proposed homeless shelter at 78-16 Cooper Ave.
At the intersection of Queens Boulevard and Barnwell Avenue in Elmhurst sits an eyesore angering the Newtown Civic Association.
According to the group, this van has been parked at the street corner, outside of Illusions, a car customizing business, for two months, collecting graffiti.
Police have arrested and charged a Queens man almost a month after he allegedly attempted to rape a 23-year-old woman in Elmhurst.
Feingold’s Pharmacy at 76-17 Broadway in Elmhurst, on April 18, 1930. The store was short-lived, and for many years afterward the site housed a popular candy shop.
During the building boom of the 1920s, Elmhurst was considered a blue-chip growth area. Land was still cheap and the IRT subway along Roosevelt Avenue was nearby. Another subway line called the IND was built along Broadway in the early 1930s.
Broadway was zoned for both residential and commercial use. A four-story pale brick building was erected in 1927 at the northwestern corner of Broadway and 77th Street. In common form, the upper floors were residential and the bottom was commercial.
This is a proposal for the New York Road Runners. Marathon running is a saturated market, many people just don’t have the time or the energy to spend three and a half hours, give or take an hour, to complete a race. Half marathons are the next big idea in running. Everything is cut in half, preparation, completion of a race and recuperation.
The half-marathon courses in New York City lack creativity, except for the Brooklyn one that begins at Prospect Park continues south on Ocean Parkway and winds up in Coney Island.
I propose two half marathons. One would begin in the Bronx in September, i.e. Bronx Zoo Park; continue southbound to the Triboro/RFK Bridge via pedestrian walkway, through Astoria, East Elmhurst, Corona and finish at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. The following half marathon race would occur about six months later.
The second leg of two 13.1-mile races would begin in March from the southern rim of Flushing Meadows Corona Park, westbound on Union Turnpike, through Forest Park to Broadway Junction, East New York Avenue, Howard Avenue/Tapscott Street/Kings Highway. Finally, the runners would head southbound on Ocean Parkway and onto Surf Avenue for the finish line at Seaside Park/NY Aquarium.
The two proposed races would bring people out in the neighborhoods, in parts of New York City that are forgotten when it comes to special events. In the NYC marathon there is little visibility for Queens and the Bronx. The runners touch Long Island City on their way over the Queensboro/Koch Bridge and in the Bronx they hop off one small bridge on their way to another small bridge over the Harlem River portion. The combined races would highlight the Bronx Zoo/NY Botanical Garden, Crotona Park, Randalls/Wards Island Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park with Citi Field and Arthur Ashe Tennis Stadium, Forest Park, the wide boulevards of Kings Highway and Ocean Parkway with beautiful Coney Island in March to get the spring/summer season off on the right foot.
“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.
If you closed your eyes and listened, the steps of Borough Hall sounded more like the tunnels of a West Virginia coal mine on Thursday.
In keeping with a Labor Day theme, Borough President Melinda Katz kicked off a press conference celebrating unions and hardworking Queens residents by singing a few bars of “Sixteen Tons,” a song made famous by Tennessee Ernie Ford about the arduous life of a coal miner, which has become synonymous with hard, honest labor since its 1955 release.
St. Michael’s Cemetery will be hosting its annual “Remember Me Run” on Saturday, Sept. 13.
The special event is normally held to commemorate those who responded to Ground Zero on 9/11, but this year, the run will be a little different.
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?
It’s election season and once again the New York State DREAM Act has become a centerpiece for many of the Democratic candidates.
At a press conference held on Saturday in front of the Renaissance Charter School in Jackson Heights, the bill’s sponsors, state Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst) and Assemblyman Francisco Moya (D-Jackson Heights) touted their latest supporter: lieutenant governor candidate Kathy Hochul.
The pedestrian plaza at the intersection of 71st and Myrtle avenues in Ridgewood is under new management, in a way.
The Horticultural Society of New York and the Myrtle Avenue Business Improvement District, in conjunction with the Department of Transportation, announced at a press conference last Friday that the Ridgewood plaza has become the seventh space in Queens to be selected for the Neighborhood Plaza Partnership, a Horticultural Society project aimed at helping preserve and sustain pedestrian spaces throughout the city.