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The city joined Shadia Sands this week in mourning D’aja Robinson, her 14-year-old daughter who was killed by gunfire on Saturday.
“She was my only child — my heart, my everything,” Sands said Tuesday at a press conference near the Sutphin Ave. bus stop where she was killed when a gunman fired at least nine shots into a Q6 bus.
D'aja Robinson, 14, was killed on a Q6 bus in Jamaica Saturday night after leaving a party. A $22,000 reward is being offered for the arrest and conviction of her killing.
Gov. Cuomo announced last week that A train subway service will be restored to the Rockaways on May 30, just over seven months after Hurricane Sandy destroyed tracks across Jamaica Bay and seriously damaged two stations.
“Superstorm Sandy devastated the entire MTA network like no other storm, but the MTA did a remarkable job of restoring service following the storm and at the end of this month, the A line to the Rockaways will be up and running,” Cuomo said in a statement issued Thursday morning.
People love mash-ups. There’s the bi bim bop taco (Korea meets Mexico), the Beatles meet Bob Marley (“Let It Be” and “No Cry” mix), sculptures that are paintings and paintings that are sculptures.
The list goes on of mix-ups and mash-ups, and Flushing Town Hall has been getting in on the fun with its Cultural Crossroads series, featuring musicians from different countries coming together to jam.
Middle Village was given its name because it was midpoint between points on the East River and Jamaica. The area was served by a trolley, which was replaced by the B53 bus in 1949.
One of the last surviving landmarks of old Middle Village was Niederstein’s, a hotel at what became 69-16 Metropolitan Ave. Officials didn’t file and keep records in the 19th century like we do today, but the building is estimated to have gone up in 1835. New wings were added over the years.
≈n elderly man from Ozone Park was killed crossing Atlantic Avenue last Thursday.
At around 7:23 p.m., police responded to a 911 call of a pedestrian struck at 88th Street and Atlantic Avenue. When they arrived at the scene, they found Rafael Diaz, 73, of 97-36 88 St. unconscious and unresponsive.
With all the disasters — natural and otherwise — wreaking havoc across the country as of late, as well as the ongoing state of the economy, two presentations at this month’s Community Board 13 meeting on Monday night took on added significance.
Representing the city’s Department of the Aging, Darnley Jones said areas around the borough are still trying to recuperate from the effects of Hurricane Sandy, particularly in the Rockaways, where he estimated it will take another five years to fully recover.
Deputy Inspector Miltiadis Marmara, commanding officer of the NYPD’s 113th Precinct, found it very difficult to talk about plummeting crime statistics on Monday night.
“Every statistic is a person, or someone’s property,” he said. “Or someone’s 14-year-old daughter.”
Joseph Pancari of Cerebral Palsy Associations of New York gave details connected with a group home the organization wants to build on 164th Place in Jamaica, adjacent to a home it has run for 20 years. CB 12 approved the application unanimously.
Elected officials and civic organizations from throughout Southeast Queens are sponsoring a rally outside the borough offices of the city’s Department of Environmental Protection beginning at noon on Friday, May 24.
The focus of the rally is a 12-year fight by local residents to get the DEP to restart pumping from wells initially belonging to the old Jamaica Water Service, which the city acquired and began phasing out in 1996.
“Gravity of the Sculpture: Part II” will remain on display at The Dorsky Gallery, 11-03 45 Ave., Long Island City, through July 3. Call (718) 937-6317, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit dorsky.org.
“Jamaica Bay Lives” producer Dan Hendrick thanks supporters.
Don Riepe, president of the Northeast Chapter of the American Littoral Society, in yellow jacket and Vivian Carter, Rockaway-based author, in glasses, were among those who attended the premiere for the trailer of “Jamaica Bay Lives” inside PS 1’s VW Dome 2 in Rockaway on Sunday.
For many who live around Jamaica Bay, life has been separated into two eras: before Hurricane Sandy and after.
The significance of last October’s storm on the history of the bay and its surrounding communities was clear during the premiere of the trailer for “Jamaica Bay Lives,” a documentary produced by Dan Hendrick, vice president for external affairs at the League of Conservation Voters and an author who penned a book about Jamaica Bay. The trailer premiered Sunday inside the PS 1 VW Dome 2 in Rockaway Beach.
A representative from the Mayor’s Office says there are plenty of options for Queens residents looking to improve their neighborhoods, but not everyone is convinced.
“Graffiti is one of the biggest quality-of-life issues, but people don’t always know what to do when they see it in their neighborhood and they feel helpless in these situations,” Claudia Filomena, the Queens director for the Mayor’s Community Affairs Unit, said. “We’re trying to get the word out that these options are there and available for you to take advantage of.”
Captain Hank Sautner, the commanding officer of the 102 Precinct, opened Tuesday’s meeting of the community council by discussing an incident that occurred outside of his jurisdiction, the shooting death of D’aja Robinson in South Jamaica last weekend.
“These tragedies are unfortunate, but these are the tragedies we work to prevent,” Sautner said, reminding the audience in the basement of the Richmond Hill library to be vigilant and careful.
A former Woodhaven church is being renovated and will reopen as a day care center for children with developmental disabilities.
Christ Congregational Church at 85-27 91 St. has been closed for several years and is now being renovated by a Nassau County-based group called Kings Point High.
It doesn’t say all that much for our political situation when it’s worth going out of our way to congratulate an honest politician. But that’s how it is.
“Shocker! Post finds honest NY politician” a New York Post page 2 headline blared last Saturday. That politician is Queens City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside), who blew the whistle on a builder’s alleged efforts to bribe him.
Inez Hawkins, president of the PTA at PS 52 in Springfield Gardens, had a direct message for the NYPD and the city Department of Transportation at a community meeting on Tuesday.
“We don’t want our children getting killed,” she said.
Resorts World Casino New York City has hit another big milestone.
The casino, which opened in October, 2011, announced last week that it raked in $67 million in April, putting total revenue since opening at over $1 billion.
A fund has been created for the family of D'aja Robinson, the 14-year old who was shot and killed on a Q6 bus Saturday night in Jamaica. Local rapper and author QueenzFlip started the fund after learning that Robinson was a fan of his work. He received Facebook messages from Robinson's family members informing him about Saturday's tragedy shortly after it happened.
Gov. Cuomo announced Thursday morning that A train subway service will be restored to the Rockaways on May 30, just over seven months after Hurricane Sandy destroyed tracks across Jamaica Bay and seriously damaged two stations.
Jamaica Hospital’s Trauma Team warns drivers that one text or call could wreck it all. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration figures, distracted driving is a dangerous epidemic on America’s roadways. In 2010 alone, over 3,000 people were killed in distracted driving crashes.
Motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of death in the United States today. Each year, nearly 2.5 million Americans are treated in hospital emergency departments as a result of an MVA. While the numbers are staggering, Jamaica Hospital Medical Center’s Trauma Team is dedicated to decreasing the number of these preventable injuries through education, research and community outreach.
Jamaica Hospital operates a Level 1 Trauma Center, the highest designation to treat critically injured patients. Last year, Jamaica Hospital’s ERtreated more than 500 patients injured as a result of motor vehicle accidents and the staffwants to offer the following tip to our community on how to avoid serious injury: