An accident created late rush-hour chaos along Cross Bay Boulevard in Ozone Park Tuesday night.
At least two cars were involved in the crash at Sutter Avenue at around 8 p.m. At least one car was likely totaled by the accident.
A former North Carolina man was sentenced to 110 years in state prison on Thursday for a 2010 armed robbery spree during which two men were shot.
Shawn Peace, 26, also a former Jamaica resident, was convicted in February of second-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault, first-degree robbery and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.
An early-morning fire on Monday injured four New York City firefighters and destroyed a South Ozone Park church.
The fire at the Deliverance Tabernacle Church on Sutter Avenue broke out in the basement just after 3 a.m. according to a statement issued by the FDNY.
A former North Carolina resident is facing more than 25 years in prison following his conviction for a six-month robbery spree in 2010 that included the shooting of a cab driver and a restaurant employee.
Shawn Peace, 25, who also once lived on 118th Avenue in Jamaica, was convicted last Thursday of second-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault, first-degree robbery and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon following a three-week trial.
A thick, heavy fog poured into Queens on Wednesday morning, surprising many residents and commuters who wondered if they had woken up in London or San Francisco.
The dense fog, which began in the northern suburbs, rolled down the Hudson River and enveloped the city before sunrise Wednesday, dropping visibilities to, in some cases, near zero.
A spike last month in robberies, larcenies and auto thefts in the 106th Precinct was confirmed by the precinct’s commanding officer, Deputy Inspector Jeffrey Schiff, at the Nov. 13 Community Council meeting.
NYPD crime statistics for the 28-day period ending Nov. 3 showed that robberies in the precinct jumped by 38 percent, grand larcenies rose 47 percent and auto thefts went up 61 percent compared to last year. However, those numbers include comparison to the week after Hurricane Sandy last year when there was very little crime.
Residents packed into the 106th Precinct at this month’s community council meeting in Oct. 9 to meet Deputy Inspector Jeffrey Schiff, the precinct’s new commander, and voice concerns about quality-of-life issues.
Schiff told the audience that he would be implementing his successful “Spot It to Secure It” program in the precinct, which involves cops patrolling the neighborhood for parked cars that have iPhones, iPads, laptops and other valuables inside and in plain sight. The officers will snap pictures and mail, to the vehicle’s owners reminding them not to leave belongings in their cars.
Voters in the Tudor Village section of Ozone Park will no longer have to play a game of Frogger to get to the voting booth.
After redistricting, residents in that neighborhood had their voting place moved from PS 63 on Sutter Avenue to PS 232 in Lindenwood, requiring them to venture across busy Conduit Boulevard.
Deputy Inspector Thomas Pascale, commanding officer of the 106th Precinct, is warning owners of Ford Econoline vans that thieves are targeting their vehicles.
At the Sept. 11 meeting of the precinct’s community council in Ozone Park, Pascale said the late-model passenger vans are being taken because the parts are interchangeable with prior year models going back 20 years and because workers who own the vans often keep tools stored in them.
The NYPD is looking for a man wanted for at least two sex attacks against young girls in South Ozone Park.
Ever since her first day on the job three years ago, PS 63 Principal Diane Marino has been complaining about cars double-and triple-parking by the school causing a danger for students and their parents. But her protests had gone nowhere.
Marino said that her request for a traffic light in an intersection near the Ozone Park school has been denied by the city Department of Transportation, who concluded after a study that there were not enough accidents to warrant a traffic light. The DOT did not immediately return a request for comment on this story.
The United Hindu Cultural Center’s senior center on Sutter Avenue in South Ozone Park, above, where UHCC founder Chan Jamoona and her daughter Veda allegedly never served meals paid for with city taxpayer money.
Politics dominated much of the news in South Queens in 2012. With local and national elections looming, the communities were the epicenter of a hard-fought state legislative race with statewide implications.
But much like T.S. Eliot’s explanation of the apocalypse in “The Hollow Men,” the campaign ended not with a bang, but with a whimper, shoved from the top of people’s minds by the most devastating natural disaster to strike South Queens in a lifetime.
Police Sgt. Timothy Brovakos and Officer Mark Shackel of the 106th Precinct were honored with the Cop of the Month award at the community council meeting last week in Ozone Park for arresting two individuals allegedly riding around in a stolen car, with a loaded gun while smoking marijuana.
Brovakos and Shackel spotted the individuals driving in a black Hyundai at 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 25, according to Deputy Inspector Thomas Pascale, commanding officer of the 106th Precinct. The vehicle was being sought by police in connection with recent burglaries in Richmond Hill and South Ozone Park.
Queens Historical Society presents “Permanent Residence: Uncovering the Cemeteries of Queens” through April at the Kingsland Homestead, 143-35 37 Ave. in Flushing. Call (718) 939-0647, ext. 17 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Lindenwood residents woke up last Friday, ventured out of their homes and went on their morning routine as normal. That is, until they walked past the north-facing brick wall of the Lindenwood Medical Center building on 151st Avenue. To their astonishment and disgust, they saw a scene of urban blight — graffiti in the form of big white bubble lettering along almost the entire length of the block-long wall. On one end “RIP Creep” was spraypainted in smaller letters.
The sight caused a stir in the quiet neighborhood that often feels protected by Conduit Boulevard to the north, the Belt Parkway to the south and Spring Creek to the west. But the sight of ugly graffiti, and news of even worse quality-of-life problems, has led to some wondering what happened to their community?
Two people were shot before dawn Tuesday morning in two different home invasions — one in South Richmond Hill, the other in Ozone Park — and in one of the cases, the shooting victim was the alleged robber himself.
The first incident occurred around 3 a.m. in a home near 101-11 109 St. in South Richmond Hill. According to police, a couple woke up to find two men in their bedroom, one of whom was allegedly holding a gun.
Two people were shot before dawn Tuesday morning in two different home invasions — one in South Richmond Hill, the other in Ozone Park — and in one of the cases, the shooting victim was the alleged robber himself. The first incident occurred around 3 a.m. in a home near 101-11 109 St. in South Richmond Hill.
As expected following this year's redrawing of state legislative districts and the Board of Elections' admission that it directed thousands of people in Queens to the wrong polling places, a number of voters were unpleasantly surprised when going to cast their ballots in Thursday's primaries.
The Queens Botanical Garden presents the Jamaica Estates Association Art Show “The Artist Within: The Urge to Create” on view through Sept. 30, Tuesday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Gallery of the Visitor Center and Administration Building, 43-50 Main St., Flushing.