Two police officers were injured, one critically, after a 32-year-old suspect attacked a group of four uniformed cops with a hatchet on Jamaica Avenue around 2 p.m. on Thursday afternoon.
On March 14, 1925, the City of New York began construction on the Eighth Avenue Subway line. Upon its completion it was to be leased to private operators.
In Queens County, the end of the Eighth Avenue line was to be 169th Street in Jamaica. It took until 1931 for the work to finally reach that last stop. A transit worker can be seen in this photograph directing traffic to keep anyone from going into the deep shaft in the center of the road.
“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.
Blackie the dog is in need of a home. Abandoned last August when his family moved, he was left behind in his Brooklyn backyard. Now a former neighbor is hoping to find someone to adopt him.
Cathy Pantaleno, 70, lived across the street from Blackie’s family until she moved to Jamaica three years ago. She kept in contact with the dog, frequently going back to her old neighborhood to play with Blackie and bring him food and water. Pantaleno came to care for the dog as if he were her own, but was unable to adopt him herself because she lives in a small apartment and has cats.
The largest property sold in Downtown Jamaica in 10 years has been bought — for $22 million cash — by the Flushing-based company Jamaica Tower LLC.
Massey Knakal Realty Services, whose New York City offices are in Forest Hills, Manhattan and Brooklyn, oversaw the transaction.
Gov. Cuomo and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority last week announced the addition of 29 subway stations in Queens to the MTA’s Transit Wireless Program.
The stations include major transportation hubs, such as Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue; Jamaica Center; Court Square Station in Long Island City; 63rd Drive in Rego Park; Forest Hills-71st Avenue; Grand Avenue-Newtown; Kew Gardens-Union Turnpike; Queens Plaza; Steinway Street, Vernon Boulevard-Jackson Avenue and Woodhaven Boulevard.
The NYPD is seeking the public’s help in identifying a man wanted for an assault that took place on Sept. 14 on a J train platform at the Parsons Boulevard-Archer Avenue subway station.
Police said the suspect, a black male in his 30s, punched a man at about 10:20 a.m. and sprayed an unknown substance in his face. The victim was taken to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center for treatment.
“Elaine Hajian: The Evolution of an Artist,” Queens Botanical Garden, Visitor & Administration Building, 43-50 Main St., Flushing, admission included with entry ($4 adults, $3 seniors, $2 students/children 3-12). Contact: (718) 886-3800, queensbotanical.org.
The culprit of a burglary spree in May and June was sentenced to 12 years to life in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to multiple charges.
Harry Garcia, 49, of Jamaica broke into five Ozone Park homes over a one-month period and stole thousands of dollars worth of jewelry and other accessories.
Another month, another raucous debate at Community Board 9, this time over a liquor license renewal for a Woodhaven bar that may … or may not … pose a serious quality-of-life issue for the neighborhood.
A month after several members of the board sought to establish a moratorium on all liquor licenses to end what they claim is the “proliferation” of bars in the area, members took up a renewal of McHugh’s, a bar at 97-07 Jamaica Ave., which several members say is a source of trouble.
The Queens version of the High Line may actually happen after all.
The plan to turn the abandoned Rockaway Beach rail line into a linear park has a detailed proposal. A piece of it, in the northern end of the former Long Island Rail Road route, could even be built within the next year.
This area of land had once been called Brooklyn and now it is officially Howard Beach.
The area was always marshy meadowlands loaded with mosquitoes. It was also the site of the Old Mill Yacht club, which can be seen to the far right of the photo.
Ed Wendell, Martin Colberg and Alexander Blenkinsopp of the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association stand outside the civic group’s Jamaica Avenue office with the tickets the organization has received from the Sanitation Department for illegal garbage outside their office that they say was left there in the middle of the night. Theirs is just one of at least half a dozen storefronts that have been ticketed for garbage that was not theirs before they had time to clean it up.
Several Jamaica Avenue storefronts, including the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association’s office, have been fined by the Sanitation Department for garbage that had been dumped in front overnight, continuing an unfair practice that Mayor de Blasio himself said should end when he was public advocate.
“Japan — An Island Nation: 1870-1890,” Resobox Gallery, 41-26 27 St., Long Island City. Exhibition thru Oct. 10. Info: (718) 784-3680, resobox.com.
Utility crews working on a gas main on 108th Street in Richmond Hill made a chilling discovery Tuesday when they found human bones under a front yard. But police sources say there is no criminality suspected — the bones may be of a person legitimately buried there.
Police were called to 86-42 108 St. just north of Jamaica Avenue and across the street from PS 90, at around 11:30 a.m. after National Grid crews dug up the front yard searching for a gas main. Police sources say they believe the bones had been there for “an extended period of time, beyond a few decades.” They suggested the bones may have been in a grave. The investigation was handed over to the medical examiner.
Of all the campaign promises Mayor de Blasio made but has yet follow through on — and there are a few — he probably takes the most heat over not banning the horse-drawn carriages in Manhattan, an issue that arouses strong passion and good arguments on both sides.
But there’s another issue that has a more direct impact on far more people, even if it doesn’t get their blood boiling quite as much: the overregulation and excessive fining of small businesses. And in this case it’s not just that de Blasio has failed to do what he promised to do — reduce summonses for mostly petty infractions that don’t really affect New Yorkers’ health and safety — he’s actually doing the opposite, jacking up revenue from merchants.
The dedicated cluster of graffiti-fighters in Woodhaven and Richmond Hill are getting some professional reinforcements.
Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) announced Wednesday that he has allocated $25,000 to the Queens Economic Development Corp. to hire a professional graffiti-removal service that will regularly clean graffiti along six corridors in the 32nd District.
Police have identified the suspect in the murder of Gerrard Edwards on Liberty Avenue in Richmond Hill last year.
Cops say David Haridat, 31, may be the man who pulled the trigger at 3:26 a.m. on Dec. 22, 2013 at Liberty Avenue and 112th Street.
Visitors to last year’s Jamaica Harvest Festival, above, display just a small sample of what has made the event special for the last dozen years.
The 13th annual festival, sponsored by the Greater Jamaica Development Corporation, will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Jamaica Market on 160th Street off Jamaica Avenue.
Representatives from the city Department of Transportation came to Howard Beach Tuesday for the second of three workshops aimed at getting community input into the expansion of the Jamaica Bay Greenway through the neighborhood.
About two dozen Howard Beach residents attended the meeting at the Old Mill Yacht Club, and their opinions on the proposals to extend the walk and bike trail through the neighborhood ranged from guarded support to complete opposition.