Corona, east of Jackson Heights along Roosevelt Avenue, is bounded by the Grand Central Parkway and Junction Boulevard. It was once known as West Flushing and was the home of the National Race Course from 1854 to 1856, when it was renamed Fashion Race Course, after a champion horse. The race track closed in 1866.
Corona got its name in 1870, when a developer began building homes on the old race track property. By the turn of the century, it had a moderate Jewish population mixed with Italian immigrant laborers. After World War I, when much of Queens was still farmland, Corona had its own newspaper, six public schools, two parochial schools and a “colored” congregational church.
Communities around the borough will commemorate National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday, Aug. 5.
The annual event is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch in Pennsylvania. Executive Director Matt Peskin introduced National Night Out in 1984.
First-time home buyers and experienced homeowners in search of a more affordable mortgage plan may have found a solution.
Ridgewood Savings Bank announced the introduction of its newly expanded Affordable Mortgage Product on Friday, eligible to both new and veteran home owners.
Attempted rape suspects Franclin Velazquez and Jorge Maldonado as seen on security camera footage.
“Otogizoshi-Bokusai,” by Shoko Kazama. Ink on paper calligraphy, telling stories of 13th-century Japan that have been passed down verbally among children. Showing thru Thurs., Aug. 7. Mon-Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat., 12-5 p.m. Resobox Gallery, 41-26 27 St., Long Island City.
George McDonald of the Doe Fund and City Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley, top, on Friday announced an agreement that will allow workers in the Fund’s Ready, Willing and Able program to clean and beautify streets and sidewalks in Glendale, Maspeth and Ridgewood beginning this month.
The program, which offers jobs and training for people coming out of the legal system, will focus on sections of Myrtle and Grand avenues.
One month after Community Board 5 voted 21-13 against the rezoning of a small, vacant plot of land at 1504-1506 Decatur Street in Ridgewood from manufacturing to residential, Borough President Melinda Katz heard both sides of the argument at last Thursday’s land use public hearing at Borough Hall.
Moshe Friedman, the engineer representing the owners of the plot, 11-01 Irving Ave. LLC, who wish to build a six-family apartment structure at the site, said manufacturing at the site is not feasible and residential development is the only possible option.
Two men are facing lengthy prison terms after being nabbed Friday for allegedly attempting to rape an 18-year-old woman in Ridgewood last week
Police are searching for two suspects who allegedly attempted to rob and rape an 18-year-old woman in Ridgewood early Wednesday morning.
Things don’t last forever. They never really do.
Tommy Ramone, the last surviving original member of legendary punk rock group The Ramones, died of bile duct cancer at his Ridgewood home on Friday.
A handful of both longtime and relatively new Ridgewood tenants have banded together to form their own association.
At Community Board 5’s monthly meeting last Wednesday, July 9, Ridgewood resident Raquel Nomuche announced the formation of the Ridgewood Tenants Union.
The landmarked facade of the former Ridgewood Theatre will remain, but the Department of Buildings has approved plans to turn the structure into a five-story, 50-unit mixed-use complex. The first floor will be commercial while the top four floors will be residential.
How would you spend a million dollars? Long Island City residents gathered July 9 to discuss just that.
In the second of two informational meetings held by City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside), residents of the 26th Council District gathered in the Jacob Riis Settlement House to learn about participatory budgeting for the 2015-16 fiscal year, a democratic process where residents from 22 city districts have a voice in how $25 million in discretionary funds should be spent citywide.
Members of the community who care for the many feral cats found walking around can learn a whole lot more about protecting them and reducing their population growth at workshops on the trap-neuter-return technique. One will be held Saturday at the Ridgewood Library.
Feral cats can no longer live with humans due to their wild nature. Instead they take shelter in buildings, empty lots, cemeteries — wherever they can. They breed uncontrollably and face starvation and death as a result of not having enough food to eat. But some do their best to help them survive.
A year after being sold for almost $7 million and six years after the final film was shown, the Ridgewood Theatre’s future is finally becoming clearer.
The Department of Buildings approved a plan exam filed by Bushburg Properties, the building’s owner, on July 7 that would allow for a five-story, mixed-use complex to be constructed behind and on top of the iconic structure.
Known as the “Hospital of Kings and Queens,” Wyckoff Heights Medical Center is like a family to its longtime employees and a central pillar of the Bushwick and Ridgewood communities.
The hospital honored seven people who have worked there since before 1975 and will display photographs of them by Bushwick-based artist Daryl-Ann Saunders on the first floor “Hall of Fame.”
The city’s underground community of graffiti artists lost one of its most iconic figures last week.
Ridgewood resident Jason Wulf, better known by his tag “DG,” was killed last Wednesday night when he was electrocuted by the third rail inside the 25th Street R train station in Brooklyn.
The city’s Office of Emergency Management last month published updated hurricane evacuation zones.
And while adjustments are slight from ones prepared in the wake of Hurricane Sandy in 2012, OEM has been spending the last few weeks getting the message out about the new maps, and precautions Queens residents should exercise before a storm hits.
An ensemble of Egyptian belly dancers and musicians and a Mexican band graced the entrance to the Broadway Library in Astoria with their performances on Monday afternoon.
Zykriat, a Queens-based ensemble renowned for extolling the traditions of Egyptian cinema and the greater Arabic world, brought two musicians, who sang a song, as if they were talking to the night, while two dancers in colorful costumes twirled to the music.
“Between the Lines,” a group exhibition by Zaun Lee, TJ Volonis and Scott Fitzgerald, connected by a shared interest of line, plane and pre-determined structure; thru July 12, Crossing Art, 136-17 39 Ave., Flushing. Info: (212) 359-4333, crossingart.com.
Plans for the Ridgewood Reservoir call for decommissioning the dam that would cost $6 million and take two years to complete. Some environmentalists and area residents oppose the proposal, saying it’s premature without further study.