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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.
All over Queens, residents say that increased plane noise is affecting their quality of life. However, the neighborhoods of Maspeth and Middle Village have not been known to have this problem because they are located south of LaGuardia Airport, away from departing routes.
Representatives from the Port Authority and the Federal Aviation Administration sought to address the community’s complaints at a Maspeth Town Hall public information meeting hosted by Assemblywoman Marge Markey (D-Maspeth) on Nov. 6.
Over the past year, residents, organizations and elected officials have called on the Department of Transportation to improve traffic conditions in Corona.
On Tuesday, residents said “enough is enough” and held a march for pedestrian safety.
(StatePoint) During the holidays, it can be all too easy to overeat. But there’s more at play when it comes to packing on pounds this time of year. Another holiday tradition that can affect your weight is stress.
With Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Astoria) finishing up his term, Danielle De Stefano, running on the Independence line and one of several candidates for District 22, said she’s the right person to take over.
“I have lived here my whole life and I know what works and what doesn’t,” she said in an email. “As a volunteer in this community for over 20 years I have a strong connection with the people who live here. I have worked with many of them. My family is rooted in this neighborhood. I have a vested interest in it because I live here, my parents live here, my in-laws live here and I am raising my three children here.”
Councilman Donovan Richards (D-Laurelton) said he never felt like a novice after he was chosen for the City Council last February in a special election.
“I had worked for former Councilman James Sanders for 10 years, but only had been chief of staff for two or three,” he said. “I worked alongside him at a number of levels. I was always learning about city government and how it works.”
(BPT) - Technology is increasingly integrating with many aspects of our daily routines. From toothbrushes that beep when you are brushing too hard to thermostats that automatically adjust the temperature based on your behavior, advances in technology are getting personal in ways that are intended to help ease your experience.
Millions of people have seen the video of a family being terrorized by a gang of motorcyclists on the West Side Highway on Sept. 29. Most are disgusted as they see the bikers hem the driver in, force him to stop and trash his SUV. Off-camera, they beat him as his wife and their 2-year-old child cower in fear of the reckless mob.
But not everyone is disturbed by the bikers’ behavior. Some people are on their side. And among their sympathizers may be a Queens woman who just happens to be the district office manager for City Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras of East Elmhurst.
The streets of Willets Point have remained unusually quiet despite the recent City Council vote approving the monumental $3 billion mixed-use development that would turn the “Valley of Ashes” into one of the largest shopping malls in the city.
After several calls and emails to business owners, who have outwardly opposed the plan since it was proposed, went unanswered, some have speculated that the group, Willets Point United, and others may be planning something.
A Flushing man, his wife and their son have been charged with second-degree reckless endangerment for allegedly turning their two-family house into a 15-room hotel that catered to Asian tourists. Their next door neighbor, meanwhile, has been charged with illegally possessing untaxed cigarettes out of his house.
The announcement was made last Friday by Queens District Attorney Richard Brown, Department of Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri and Investigation Commissioner Rose Gill Hearn.
On Saturday, 19-year-old Luis Bravo was walking eastbound on Broadway when he was struck by a dark-colored sedan at the 58th Street intersection in Woodside.
The driver, traveling southbound subsequently fled the scene, leaving Bravo to die on the concrete until police and EMS responded and transported him to Elmhurst Hospital.
Plans to construct apartments atop the Rego Center II mall have been announced by the property owners.
According to the Department of Buildings, Vornado Realty Trust filed plans for a 314-unit residential tower above the shopping mall by SLCE Architects.
On the evening before securing the Republican nomination, mayoral candidate Joe Lhota spoke to the September meeting of the Lindenwood Alliance in the Fairfield Arms Co-op, telling the audience that he understands the needs of the boroughs outside of Manhattan.
“I will not have a Manhattan-centric government at all,” he said.