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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Police are looking for a man wanted for groping of two women inside the Queens Center mall last Thursday, Sept. 4 — shortly after flashing two women at the nearby office of this newspaper.
Lester Lin, sixth from left, his brother, Karl, fourth from left, and other volunteers prepare to give away hundreds of backpacks filled with school supplies at the Boulevard Family Residence in Elmhurst on Tuesday. The Lin brothers were once homeless themselves.
Tanya Sanchez, center, director of operations at Emilia’s Kids early childhood center in Elmhurst, speaks in her organization’s new full-day pre-K classroom with state Sen. Toby Staviskly, left, and Councilman Danny Dromm.
A young man from Yonkers allegedly decided to beat up a United Airlines employee at LaGuardia Airport the night of Aug. 27 rather than show a ticket in order to pick up his luggage.
Antonio Sappleton, 22, allegedly argued with the victim, who was not named and is reported to be 23, when he was asked to show his checked bag ticket at around 8 p.m. Port Authority Police spokesman Joe Pentangelo said Sappleton allegedly punched the airline employee repeatedly, and he when he fell to the floor, “continued the assault by kicking the victim.”
Runners at last year’s Remember Me run at St. Michael’s Cemetery in East Elmhurst to honor first responders killed on 9/11 at the World Trade Center.
Authorities are asking for the public’s help in apprehending a murderer who stabbed a man to death inside his Elmhurst apartment building late last month.
Police said Mukesh Patel, 50, was killed in the lobby of the residential complex at 83-45 Broadway on Aug. 22 by a white male wearing a white shirt, dark-colored shorts and black sneakers, as seen on surveillance footage fleeing the scene.
“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: resobox.com.
Memories of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center 13 years ago still run deep in Queens. The borough lost an estimated 283 people and they will not be forgotten.
Events in Queens to commemorate the anniversary will begin on Sunday and run through Saturday, Sept. 13.
Queens Neighborhoods United, a community activist group, is rejoicing at the news of Executive Director of the 82nd Street Partnership Seth Taylor’s recently announced resignation.
“The resignation of Seth Taylor is a victory for the neighbors of Roosevelt Avenue,” Christian Gui–anzaca, an organizer with the group said in a written statement. “Seth Taylor has always looked down on the immigrant communities of Queens. This just goes to show that you don’t mess with the people and come back unscratched.”
In the final days before Mayor de Blasio’s ambitious — and perhaps signature — first term policy initiative rolls out, the finishing touches were being put on classrooms across the city, and City Hall was dealing with the bumps in the road.
More than 50,000 students, the first class in the mayor’s universal prekindergarten program, were slated to meet their teachers for the first time on Thursday.
Lester Lin knows what the approximately 370 children living at the Boulevard Family Residence are going through.
When the Taiwanese immigrant was 4 years old, he and his family slept on the sidewalk in front of a Flushing church.
Defeating an incumbent state legislator is usually an uphill climb for any rookie challenger, especially when that incumbent has been in office for 15 years.
Community activist and former area education leader Dmytro Fedkowskyj believes that incumbent Assemblywoman Marge Markey (D-Maspeth), his opponent in the Sept. 9 Democratic primary, not only can be beaten, but needs to be defeated for the betterment of the 30th District.
A Yonkers, NY man has been arrested in connection with the Aug. 24 attack on a mother and her three children outside the Boulevard Family Residence, formerly the Pan American Hotel, in Elmhurst.
Pedro Vargas, 48, has been charged with third-degree assault, endangering the welfare of a child and operating a vehicle for hire without the proper license after he allegedly drove the family from Manhattan to Queens before allegedly assaulting the 26-year-old woman and her children, ranging from 1 to 5 years old, after a dispute with the mother.
A veteran politician and an avowed reformer will face off against each other in Tuesday’s Democratic primary for the 16th State Senate district seat.
S.J. Jung, a Flushing businessman who has never held office, will be pitted against 14-year incumbent Toby Stavisky (D-Flushing). Since redistricting, the area now has a majority Asian population at 53 percent, with whites at 24 percent, according to the Center for Urban Research.