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.
Councilman Donovan Richards (D-Laurelton) brought his fight for faster bus service along the Woodhaven-Cross Bay Boulevard corridor to the steps of City Hall on Tuesday morning.
Backed by members and leadership of the Riders Alliance, Richards brought more than 5,000 petitions from bus riders along the corridor, all asking the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the city’s Department of Transportation to dedicate the money and manpower to establish a Bus Rapid Transit route.
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.
Some communities in Queens, such as Glendale and Elmhurst, view the Department of Homeless Services as an enemy, degrading their neighborhoods one homeless shelter at a time.
DHS Commissioner Gilbert Taylor, in a sitdown interview with Chronicle staff on Thursday, said he and the agency are both proactively and reactively dealing with the city’s homelessness crisis the best it can in their first year in office.
“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.
The Wildlife Conservation Society will host its annual “Boo at the Zoo” weekend at the Queens Zoo, at 53-51 111 St. in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 1 and 2 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
An afterschool Halloween party will take place on Friday, Oct. 31 from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Jets general manager John Idzik must have felt the pressure of having a 1-6 team combined with the fact that he was doing business on the cheap by keeping the player personnel payroll a whopping $20 million below the NFL salary cap. Idzik used some of that payroll reserve to acquire talented wide receiver Percy Harvin from his old employer, the Seattle Seahawks, for what appears to be a bargain price: namely the mysterious conditional draft pick.
The defending Super Bowl champions have a surplus of talent, particularly at the wide receiver position. It would be nice to think that they were being altruistic by helping out Idzik and giving Harvin a chance to get more work instead of languishing on the Seahawks bench. The reality is that Harvin will never win an award from the NFL for congeniality as he has been known to get into altercations with teammates. In addition, he is injury-prone. However, Idzik obviously concurs with that old childhood axiom that beggars can’t be choosers.
The year and a half-long nightmare for the Woodhaven-Richmond Hill Volunteer Ambulance Corps may be finally coming to an end. They have been OK’d to move back into their headquarters at 78-15 Jamaica Ave.
Anthony Iuliano, a representative from the Department of Buildings, made the announcement at Community Board 9’s meeting on Oct. 14.
It’s the time of year when the undead are said to walk among the living, the chill you feel on the back of your neck may not be your imagination and the creaks and groans may not be your old house settling down.
Halloween allows us to experience one of the of most instinctual feelings: fear. The strange thing is, while our progenitors used fear as a survival tactic, we seek out the sensation through haunted houses and spooky walks.
The pristine Oakland Lake in Bayside will get a respite for a year from hikers, foragers and fisherman as the city makes its final push to restore the site to its full natural beauty
Located off Northern and Cloverdale boulevards, the 15,000-year-old spring-fed glacial pond located in Alley Pond Park was considered in danger of dying due to its deteriorating water quality and eroded shores.
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.
Elected officials, women’s rights activists and Planned Parenthood representatives gathered on the second floor of an empty warehouse to celebrate the second phase of construction for the organization’s new health center on Oct. 16.
“Already, nearly 5,400 Queens residents travel to other boroughs to come to PPNYC health centers,” President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of New York City Joan Malin said. “There’s a clear need for more sexual and reproductive health services in Queens and opening this new center will enable Planned Parenthood to better serve the healthcare needs of all New Yorkers.”
Plans are underway to build the nation’s first free daycare and community center specifically for widowed spouses and families in Forest Hills.
The Rubinhaim Foundation, a Forest Hills-based nonprofit that collects donations to support families who have lost a parent, hopes to start construction on a new building that will house Angel’s Daycare and the Rubinhaim Community Center in March.
Halloween is right around the corner and institutions in Northern Queens are hatching up some spooky and fun events for the younger set beginning on Saturday, Oct. 25.
The Bayside Village BID is hosting a Halloween playland on Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. on 41st Avenue near the LIRR.
Queens Library is celebrating National Friends of Libraries Week with the creation of two new chapters. The Friends of Arverne Library and the Friends of Briarwood Library were chartered on Tuesday.
The week-long holiday is a “national recognition celebrating the people who volunteer their time to advocate for and raise funds for their local libraries,” and is going on now through Oct. 25.
Plaza College and the Forest Hills office of Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) will soon have two more reputable neighbors planting their flags a few floors away.
The New York City Board of Elections and Regus, an office suite provider with more than 2,000 locations in 100 countries, have signed leases totaling nearly 50,000 square feet with Muss Development and will soon be moving the real estate firm’s Forest Hills Tower at 118-35 Queens Blvd. in Forest Hills, according to Regus’ website and published reports.
For many prospective New York City high school students, getting into one of the specialized schools is like winning the lottery, except with years of preparation.
To get into Bronx High School of Science, Stuyvesant, Brooklyn Tech, Staten Island Tech, Queens High School for the Sciences, Brooklyn Latin School, High School for Math, Science and Engineering at City College or High School of American Studies at Lehman College, there is just one door — a test: three hours of 45 multiple- choice verbal questions, 50 multiple-choice mathematics problems, using a formula the city Department of Education keeps under heavy wraps.
Queens comic book, sci-fi, and fantasy aficionados donned their zaniest costumes to revel in all things pop culture at the 8th annual New York Comic Con at the Jacob K. Javits Center in Manhattan. Among those joining in the cosplay were, clockwise from top left, Jamaica residents Genesis, left, Samantha, Arce, Inob125 and Bitty celebrating superheroes; Krystal and Reggie from Jamaica snagging the spotlight; and Jamaica residents Sarah, left, Katie and Olivia flaunting their costumes. Hollis native Darryl McDaniels from Run DMC fame also attended the convention, in his usual getup.
This morning elected officials, women's rights activists and Planned Parenthood representatives gathered on the second floor of an empty warehouse to celebrate the second phase of construction for the organization's, located at 41-21 45 Road in Long Island city, new health center.
You have to give Jets quarterback Geno Smith credit for maintaining an upbeat attitude at his press conference following the team’s 31-17 loss to the Denver Broncos last Sunday, which marked their fifth straight defeat. “Every day that I get up healthy and get a chance to play is a blessing!” Smith said. He added that the travails of the previous week, when the media understandably made a big deal out of him missing a team meeting in San Diego, which became further magnified when the Jets were humiliated 31-0 by the Chargers, did not affect his mood.
Smith’s body language told a different story as he winced when I asked him about being a punchline on “Saturday Night Live.” Colin Jost, a co-anchor on the Weekend Update segment, stated “On Friday embattled Jets QB Geno Smith celebrated his 24th birthday. Sadly, when Smith blew out the candles his birthday wish was intercepted and run back for a touchdown!” It’s safe to say that’s not how Geno wants to become a pop culture icon.
An unusually varied fall and winter community theater season is about to get under way on stages across the borough.
The schedule kicks off on Oct. 18 with Theatre Time Productions’ “Night Watch,” a suspense thriller by Lucille Fletcher. The play, under the direction of Kevin Vincent, enticingly suggests that “a murder has just been witnessed ... or has it???”
“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.
Dr. Sorana Segal-Maurer, center, director of The Dr. James J. Rahal Jr. Division of Infectious Diseases at New York Hospital Queens, speaks about Ebola preparedness.