Old Man Winter's wrath will be unleashed on Queens and the rest of the New York City metropolitan area tonight and Tuesday.
A blizzard warning is in effect the five boroughs, Long Island, Connecticut and most of New Jersey ahead of a potentially historic Nor'easter that could drop up to 30 inches of snow on the area through Tuesday night.
For 30 minutes, St. John’s appeared determined to spoil Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski’s attempt at becoming the first NCAA Division 1 coach to win 1,000 career games.
But the Blue Devils are the nation’s fifth-ranked team for a reason.
A Springfield Gardens man fatally shot three family members, including a seven-year-old girl, and wounded another girl early Saturday morning before killing himself shortly before noon, according to police.
Residents eager to help decide the fate of the reconstructed Bruson Building crowded into the Jewish Center of Jackson Heights Thursday evening, causing the town hall’s organizers to add extra chairs and bump out the back wall to make room.
A Springfield Gardens man has been arrested on charges that he assaulted an off-duty police officer outside a St. Albans supermarket on Monday.
Tommie Williams, 27, of 173rd Street, was charged with second-degree assault and second-degree harassment in an alleged attack that required the officer to have surgery on his face, according to a statement issued by the office of Queens District Attorney Richard Brown.
Borough President Melinda Katz addresses a packed Colden Center at Queens College Thursday morning.
Queens Borough President Melinda Katz delivers her State of the Borough address, with the Queens flag and seal on display.
On her 387th day in office, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz delivered her first tate of the Borough speech, listing accomplishments that she spoke of with pride, and future goals that she addressed with a mixture of hope and determination.
“Our motto at Borough Hall is simply this,” Katz told a capacity crowd at the Colden Center at Queens College. “If it’s good for our families, it’s good for Queens.”
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Board today approved increasing fares and tolls by 4% over the next two years, fulfilling a promise to keep fare and toll increases as low as possible. The new fares and tolls will take effect March 22, and will ensure the MTA can continue providing quality service even as ridership continues to climb.
State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan) was arrested Thursday morning on a five-count federal indictment charging him with taking millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks disguised as outside income from a private law firm for the last 15 years at least.
Silver was charged with fraud and conspiracy to commit fraud.
Borough President Melinda Katz was scheduled at 10 a.m. today, Jan. 22, to give her first State of the Borough speech at Queens College. We believe she’ll report the state of the borough to be strong.
And while there’s always room for improvement, and many challenges are on the table, we agree.
Racing officials have announced reforms at Aqueduct Race Track, in an effort to curb a series of equine fatalities at the Queens venue.
Community Board 5 Chairman Vincent Arcuri Jr. outlines the impacts building a rail tunnel between New Jersey and Brooklyn would bring to southwest Queens
Community Board 5 didn’t support a rail tunnel underneath New York Harbor when it was first proposed a decade ago, and it sure isn’t going to support it now.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has proposed five waterborne and five rail alternatives to the current system of moving 90 percent of the New York City metropolitan area’s freight by truck, something officials say is no longer efficient.
Long lines formed the first day New Yorkers could register for IDNYC cards, as seen here at the Flushing Library. Though available to everyone, they are primarily designed for immigrants who lack an alternative form of identification.
A new report by the Migration Policy Institute found that New York City is home to more than a half-million undocumented immigrants, with the largest concentration of that population living in Queens.
“I think that Queens, to many people, symbolizes opportunity,” said Congresswoman Grace Meng (D-Bayside), who was unsurprised to learn of the figure. She cited the large amount of small businesses in Queens, many of them immigrant-owned, as a potential reason.
Queens officials are hailing the awarding of a $95,000 grant that will spruce up five storefronts this year within the Sutphin Boulevard Business Improvement District.
The grant will pay for 80 percent of the cost of renovating five contiguous storefronts on the street that have yet to be selected. The Neighborhood Challenge Grant awarded to the Sutphin Boulevard BID was announced formally on Friday in front of row stores just south of Hillside Avenue.
I would like to praise retired NYPD Capt. Joseph Concannon, a 25-year veteran, for organizing a nonpartisan unity rally for our Finest. This took place on Tuesday, Jan. 13 in front of Queens Borough Hall, with as many as 400 supporters.
This I believe sends out a message that as law-abiding citizens, we support our Finest, who serve and protect the lives and property of our citizens. They do this on each and every day and risk their lives in the process, for which we say, “Thank You.”
Concannon says it does not end with one rally and there are more to come.
To him and all of his supporters, I salute your support of the NYPD. Kudos for a message that needed to be said and which was loud and clear as you braved the cold to say it.
Remember, we the people have a voice and are not afraid to exercise that right for the good of the many in defense of our Finest.
“There could not have been a Gregory Meeks if there wasn’t a Malcolm X,” the congressman who represents Southeast Queens on Capitol Hill said.
Rep. Greg Meeks (D-Queens, Nassau) was looking directly at Ilyasah Shabazz, a daughter of the slain civil rights leader, when he said that, citing the deep effect her father had had on his early life.
Recently the only movie theater close by, the Cinemart Cinemas theater, stated that if they did not get more business, they would have to close. This is a true “small business,” family owned and operated historic theater. In order to help them, the Greater Woodhaven Development Corporation is going to purchase 10 adult tickets and 10 senior citizen tickets to distribute free of charge to our community. The movie that is now showing at the theater is “American Sniper.” This program, the GWDC hopes, will start a trend with other local organizations of buying “blocks” of tickets to help this theater survive and flourish. The GWDC intends to do this for other movies in the future.
Although this theater is not in Woodhaven, it is the closest to our community and we have to support it.
“Art in the Garden—Paul Lin: Botanical Therapeutic Art,” Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main St., Flushing. Info: (718) 886-3800, queensbotanical.org.
For months, the debate has been whether to put parkland or a train on the old Rockaway Beach rail tracks.
But state Sen. Joe Addabbo Jr. (D-Howard Beach) has a different idea: Do nothing.
A barber from Cambria Heights was convicted of manslaughter on Wednesday for stabbing a man last March over the cost of a set of headphones.
Cedric Simpson, 35, stabbed 19-year-old Laurelton resident Carl Richardson with a pair of scissors outside Simpson’s Laurelton barbershop on March 27.
Former Queens Mafia kingpin John Gotti Jr. is “setting the record straight” in a tell-all, self-published book that was released on Monday.
The story, “Shadow of My Father,” will be available as an e-book and is a firsthand account of how Gotti grew up in, controlled and eventually got away from the Mafia life.