The bloody hatchet police say was used by Zale Thompson to strike two police officers in Jamaica on Thursday
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.
Kadiri Olanipekun, 9, left, and his sister Kadijah, 7, follow the lead of cowboy choreographer Richie Kalanz.
Magician Professor Sparkle with two of his assistants and dozens of young fans.
Mirror, mirror ... Festival volunteer Sue Speed treats herself to a visit to the face painters
Cousins Briana, Queena and DIamond get an early start on Halloween..
A future judge for the Harvest Festival’s pie contest.
Shades of the Ed Sullivan Show: Plate-spinning lives as Farmer Mike Karas churns the china.
Energetic entertainment fro the dance troupe Lush Varsity.
Magician Professor Sparkle wows onlookers.
Magician Professor Sparkle demonstrates an easy way of making money.
Professor Sparkle the Magician can't fool these young fans — or can he?
A magic show without a rabbit? Unheard of!
Marisol Ponce, 9, of Jamaica and artist Alisha show why face painting is always popular at the Harvest Festival.
Jay Diamond the Pinto puckers up for Curly Hall of the Federation of Black Cowboys.
Put it thar, pardner!
Cameron Sofia, 7, and dad Robert Sofia enjoy the afternoon.
ob if you can get it! Fabienne Keller, Miriam Haas, former Councilman Archie Spigner and Greater Jamaica Development Corp. Executive Vice President Andrew Manshel prepare to judge the pie contest.
Best bakers of the bunch were Sergine Louis ,left, third place, Clarence Bromfield, first place and Fazil Hanif, second place.
Family portrait: Volunteers and staff of the 13th annual Harvest Festival.
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.
Public Advocate Letitia James and 32 members of the City Council have sent a letter calling on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to reject a series of ads that they say are anti-Muslim and could provoke violence.
The ads were purchased by the group American Freedom Defense Initiative, which claims they tell the truth about the dangers of radical Islam.
Mayor de Blasio said he would “welcome” state financing for the Rockaway ferry, when asked Monday morning at a press conference in Broad Channel, while several Rockaway residents protested the elimination of the ferry nearby.
De Blasio also said his administration would seek to expand service citywide, including perhaps in the Rockaways.