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Following hundreds of undercover buys of cocaine, marijuana and heroin, the NYPD charged 51 alleged drug dealers at the Ravenswood and Queensbridge houses, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly announced today.
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.
Clockwise from top left, classical guitarist Adam Levin, spoken word poet Keno Evol and the Mantra Percussion ensemble are all performing at the Queens New Music Festival starting May 16.
When you search “New Music” on Google, the results are overwhelming. New hip-hop, pop, Latin, new wave, classical and other genres are listed for what seems to be an infinite number of pages. But while none of these genres are new music, they aren’t entirely wrong either, as the new music genre cannot be confined or compared to any other music type.
New music is classical, in that many composers write for violin, piano or flute, but it is also pop in that it uses electronic sounds and riffs; even still, it is also opera, rock, hip-hop and other music types.
More than 40 percent of the state’s population lives here in New York City, and when you count the other downstate counties, the number soars above 60 percent. Put simply, this is where the people are.
So why does Gov. Cuomo want to see new casinos built upstate only? And why would he continue to deny Resorts World Casino at Aqueduct Race Track the full table gaming he would allow upstate?
John Kennedy Kane will serve as ringmaster for Big Apple Circus’ “Legendarium.”
It is considered something of a cinematic clichÈ: the wide-eyed child stepping under the big top for the first time, walking out hours later to swear to anyone who’ll listen that he or she will join the circus.
The story rarely plays out. Inevitably, the kid comes to his or her senses and picks up a seemingly sensible career, like accounting or lawyer. Yawn.
The Bellerose, Glen Oaks and Floral Park neighborhoods in Queens were among the very last parts of the borough to be developed, starting right after the end of world War II.
The last virgin lots of farmland were sacrificed for the exploding population of men coming home from the service wanting to get married and start a family. In 1948 a shopping center had to be built to accommodate the needs of the new homeowners. On Union Turnpike between 247th and 248th streets, rows of stores were built on both the north and south sides of the roadway.
Queens borough president candidate Melinda Katz and her partner, radio personality Curtis Sliwa, are being sued by Sliwa’s ex-wife Mary Sliwa for allegedly funneling money from the Sliwa’s marital assets.
Queens borough president candidate Melinda Katz’s campaign says that the recent allegations made against her and her partner, radio personality Curtis Sliwa, are an attempt to compromise Katz’s run.
“This is a sad, frivolous lawsuit,” George Arzt, a spokesman for Katz’s campaign, wrote in an email. “Unfortunately, it is an attempt to use a political campaign and false innuendo as leverage to publically rehash a long-ago settled divorce.”
A resident asks how many more malls Queens needs, while advocating for the creation of more parkland, as CB 7 Land Use Committee Chairman Chuck Apelian looks on.
Members of the Queens Housing Coalition showing the opposition to the plan, which they contend at the very least needlessly delays the creation of promised affordable housing — if it becomes a reality at all.
A lot can change in five days.
Community Board 7 voted on Monday to approve the proposed Phase One redevelopment of Willets Point, including a controversial 1.4 million-square-foot shopping mall adjacent to Citi Field, after its Land Use Committee initially failed to approve the project.
Ten people have been indicted on 82 counts in an alleged auto theft ring that targeted four well-known Queens auto dealerships, according to District Attorney Richard Brown.
The suspects are accused of stealing vehicles from the four dealerships in Queens and one more in Brooklyn over the course of three months and allegedly selling one of the cars to a defendant who planned to send it overseas on a container ship.
Among the items needed are:
shaving cream and men’s and women’s razors, feminine hygiene products and deodorant for men and women;
The crane atop One World Trade Center, seen from Woodhaven Boulevard in Glendale, a few hours after it raised the last section of the 1,776-foot structure to the top last Friday, officially reaching its symbolic height.
The last section of the spire atop 1 World Trade Center — the building once officially known, and still often referred to, as the Freedom Tower — was installed last Friday, marking the building’s official height of 1,776 feet, which pays homage to the year the Declaration of Independence was signed. The top of the mast was placed just after 8 a.m. Friday morning.
The $3.8 billion skyscraper can be seen from nearly every neighborhood in Queens. It returns the title of the city’s tallest to Lower Manhattan for the first time since 9/11 and stands next to the former site of the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers, which were destroyed that day by terrorists, killing 2,606 people, including more than 200 from Queens.
For most people, growing up in Queens often meant a trip to “the butcher,” “the meat market” or simply “the store.”
The latter may sound vague, but any Queens native knows that does not mean a supermarket or Queens Center mall.
State Sen. Jose Peralta, a candidate for Queens Borough President, said he does not know why the FBI or disgraced former state Sen. Shirley Huntley would have wanted to tape conversations with him in Huntley’s home as part of an ongoing corruption investigation.
If published reports are right, state Sen. Jose Peralta (D-East Elmhurst) and seven others were taped in former Sen. Shirley Huntley’s home either at the request of the FBI, or at Huntley’s recommendation to the bureau.
In an interview following Huntley’s sentencing to prison last week, Peralta said he is at a loss to explain why either would consider him a possible target for a corruption probe.
Last Thursday a man allegedly terrorized his home neighborhood of Long Island City, stealing cars and money while wielding a gun that wasn’t all that it seemed.
Police briefly closed down part of Borden Avenue in their pursuit of the suspect. About eight hours later they arrested Nicolas Almonte, 27, who lives on Borden Avenue.
About two dozen bicycle enthusiasts came together last Saturday at Maspeth High School for a community forum to kick into gear plans that could see a new bike infrastructure for the area and surrounding neighborhoods in place by as early as next year.
Among those in attendance was Frank Rosado, a Ridgewood resident who commutes by bicycle to Manhattan every day.
The organizers of this year’s Memorial Day Parade in Maspeth have selected a Korean War combat veteran and a Navy man who served for 26 years for special recognition during the annual post-parade ceremony. The event will be held at 2 p.m. May 26 in Veterans Square, at Grand Avenue and 69th Street, immediately following the parade, which starts at 1 p.m.
Donald Steinmaker was a rifleman in Korea and Joseph Romano joined the Navy in the final months of World War II.
A Jamaica man faces 25 years to life in prison following his conviction in a 2008 murder resulting from a dispute between two men over who controlled a 14-year-old prostitute.
Brandon King, 26, of 116th Street, was convicted of second-degree murder and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon on May 8, following a two-week trial, for shooting an unarmed man five times. He is scheduled to be sentenced by Queens Supreme Court Judge Gregory Lasak on June 5.
An 18-year-old Brentwood, LI teenager pleaded guilty last Thursday to burglary as a hate crime for committing three separate thefts in Queens in one day, duping three elderly men into allowing the defendant and his cohorts into their homes so they could steal cash and valuables.
“The defendant in this case shamefully targeted his victims because their advanced age and frailties made them easy targets,” said District Attorney Richard Brown.