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Of all the accomplishments of Mayor Bloomberg’s three terms in office, which this page will be examining over the next several weeks, along with his shortcomings, the most profound is the remarkable reduction in violent crime that he has achieved.
The cut in the murder rate over the last 20 or so years has been nothing short of a miracle. In 1990, homicides in the city peaked at 2,262. They began dropping the next year under Mayor David Dinkins, and continued falling under Mayor Rudy Giuliani. But it was under the leadership of Mike Bloomberg that New York became, as he would be the first to point out, the safest big city in the United States, with murder rates far below comparable municipalities such as Chicago and Los Angeles.
Rolando Perez, an Elmhurst resident, was arrested last week for killing 29-year-old Carolina Cobena in their apartment.
According to police on Nov. 26, officers responded to a 911 call claiming that a female had been shot in the early hours of the morning on Nov. 26
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Lisa Piazza, the owner of NYC Gentleman’s Club, went before Community Board 1 to apply for a cabaret license — along with an attorney and security detail — but the board was not interested in letting three bikini-clad women dance for entertainment at the same time and unanimously denied the application.
Located in Woodside at 26-50 Brooklyn Queens Expressway, in a building that also hosts a gym, the club has a maximum occupancy of 74 persons. Without a cabaret license, Piazza is allowed two dancers at a time, but when both are busy in the private or VIP areas, the stage is empty.
Former Mayor David Dinkins was instrumental in securing the National Tennis Center and the US Open as fixtures in Queens.
And it was there that Dinkins attended a meet-and-greet last Friday prior to a book signing of his new memoir.
An off-duty NYPD officer was beaten nearly to death Sunday, allegedly by a man who was later arrested for the incident.
The attack happened outside the St. John’s Express restaurant at 118-14 Liberty Ave. in South Richmond Hill, near the busy intersection of Lefferts Boulevard and Liberty Avenue.
A man was found murdered in the basement of his South Ozone Park home Tuesday morning and cops are searching for his killer.
At 4:48 a.m., police responded to a 911 call for help.
An Ozone Park woman was murdered last week and her husband is accused of killing her, then attempting to kill himself.
Police responded to a call of a female stabbed inside of 101-34 84 St. shortly before 3 a.m. on Friday. When they arrived, officers found Josefa Sanchez, 41, inside a locked bedroom. She was unconscious and unresponsive in her bed, with stab wounds to the upper torso. Adalberto Sanchez, 50, was found in the next room with a knife in his hand and a stab wound in his abdomen. Both were removed by EMS to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, where Josefa Sanchez was pronounced dead. Her husband has been arrested and is charged with second-degree murder, endangering the welfare of a child and criminal possession of a weapon.
Street artists and activists are calling the recent paint job on 5Pointz “art genocide” after waking up on Tuesday to learn that the aerosol arts mecca was painted over.
The building, once covered with hundreds of pieces created by artists from around the world, is now nothing more than a storage space for food vendors, and 5Pointz founder Jonathan “Meres” Cohen is feeling the blow.
This morning, artists and art lovers woke up to terrible news that the aerosol arts mecca 5Pointz was painted over last night.
Dorsky Gallery, “Artists’ Walks: The Persistence of Peripateticism, 11-05 45 Ave., Long Island City, Thursday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., thru Nov. 17. Contact: (718) 937-6317, dorsky.org.
Guerino Annarumma, a 54-year-old Long Island City resident pleaded guilty to manslaughter for shooting his stepdaughter and critically wounding his estranged wife in Dec. 2011 in the Astoria residence they once shared.
According to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown, the assaults took place on the day Annarumma and his wife’s divorce trial was scheduled to begin in Supreme Court.
A Manhattan man has been convicted of murdering a transgender Glendale woman in her apartment in 2010.
Rasheen Everett, 32, strangled Amanda Gonzalez-Andujar, 29, to death on March 27, 2010 and then poured bleach on her body in an attempt to hide evidence. After stealing some of her personal belongings, Everett fled the state on a bus bound for Nevada.
Just how crazy was David Berkowitz, the .44 Caliber Killer who terrorized Queens and the rest of the city for more than a year beginning in late July 1976? Crazy enough that for months before the man who killed six and wounded seven was caught, he taunted the police and the press with letters filled with insane rants such as “I am the ‘Son of Sam.’ Sam loves to drink blood. ‘Go out and kill,’ commands father Sam. ... Police, let me haunt you with these words — I’ll be back! I’ll be back! To be interpreted as — bang, bang, bang, bang.”
Berkowitz favored killing young women, often as they sat in cars with friends or boyfriends. Two of the people he murdered, Christine Freund and Virginia Voskerichian, were killed in Queens, while another young woman here was rendered a paraplegic and other victims suffered various wounds in his attacks.
Police Officer Edward Byrne did all he could to make the streets safe in life, and in death succeeded more than most cops could ever hope to.
Byrne was guarding the home of a witness in a drug case in South Jamaica when, in the early morning hours of Feb. 6, 1988, he was assassinated by four men on the orders of a drug kingpin. His murder horrified and sickened the city, but also galvanized it. It marked a turning point in the war against crime, as citizens and officials decided they weren’t going to allow gangs to own the streets any longer. Tactics changed, new police units were created and within just a couple years, the murder rate that had always just kept on rising was finally being reduced. And it’s been coming down ever since.
To the men who killed him, Julio Rivera was apparently just a gay man upon whom they could inflict their hate. But to the residents of Jackson Heights, Rivera was the catalyst who would propel them to enact positive changes within their community.
Early morning on July 2, 1990, Rivera was leaving Friends Tavern, a local gay bar, when he was violently beaten and stabbed to death in a playground by three men affiliated with the gang called Doc Martin Skinheads. According to testimony cited in The New York Times, Daniel Doyle, 21, Erik Brown, 21, and Esat Bici, 19 were hunting for a “drug dealer or a drug addict or a homo out cruising” to use their hammer and knife on.
Everybody liked Anita Smith. She was friendly, patient and a good friend. But on May 24, 2000 her short life of 22 years ended in a Wendy’s freezer in downtown Flushing.
Smith, of South Jamaica, was one of five employees killed by a disgruntled former co-worker who had a penchant for robbing fast-food restaurants. Two others were shot but survived.
To his family, he was Jason Mizell, but to the world, he was DJ Jam Master Jay of Run-DMC, a rap trio that helped make hip-hop mainstream for the MTV generation. Sadly, at just 37 years old, he was gunned down by an unknown assailant on Oct. 30, 2002, ending his musical journey. But he had forever changed the landscape for deejays worldwide.
Although Ronald Washington, a convicted drug dealer, was named as a suspect in the murder no one was ever charged. A combination of reluctant witnesses and weak evidence leaves the case and motive unsolved 11 years later.
Sister Maura Clarke, while serving as a missionary in Central America, wrote the following:
“There are so many deaths everywhere that it is incredible. It has become an ordinary daily happening. I don’t know what tomorrow will bring. I am at peace here.”
John Gotti was born into a poor Bronx family in 1940, the fifth of 13 children, the son of a laborer who wasted a lot of his money gambling. Growing up in East New York, Gotti was resentful that his father was a poor provider, and he and his brothers were soon drawn to the quick buck promised by a life outside the law.
By the time he was 16, he was leading a street gang and had dropped out of Franklin K. Lane High School. His activities caught the attention of Charlie and Danny Fatico, two mobsters with the Gambino crime family, and he got into the organization through them, according to Mafia expert Jerry Capeci, who co-authored the Gotti biography “Mob Star” and writes a weekly column on organized crime at ganglandnews.com.
A Flushing man has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for the 2010 murder of an aspiring musician to whom he owed money.
Malcolm Thompson, 20, was convicted of killing Laseam Hogan, 27, in the Pomonok Houses complex where they both lived, shooting him five times. He fired the final three shots as Hogan lay on the ground wounded.
An arrest was made in a matter of days after Cory Dixon, a 27-year-old Corona resident, was murdered right in his own neighborhood.
On Oct. 27 at approximately 3 a.m., officers received a 911 call of an individual shot.
Councilman Donovan Richards (D-Laurelton) said he never felt like a novice after he was chosen for the City Council last February in a special election.
“I had worked for former Councilman James Sanders for 10 years, but only had been chief of staff for two or three,” he said. “I worked alongside him at a number of levels. I was always learning about city government and how it works.”
Costumed children and adults can get a head start on Halloween with events throughout Queens that begin this weekend and run through the actual holiday on Thursday, Oct. 31.
The Howard Beach Kiwanis Club will kick things off with its 27th annual Halloween Parade on Saturday.
Saint Sarkis Church, Showcase of Talent Art Exhibition, Chadrijan Hall, 38-65 234 St., Douglaston, Sunday, Oct. 27, 1 p.m. Community artist showcase, paintings, sculptures. Contact: Edward Barsamian, email@example.com, (212)689-6273.