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Just two days after the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced an $8 billion upgrade to La Guardia and Newark airports, Vice President Joe Biden slammed La Guardia as looking like something out of the “Third World.”
Speaking of the need to improve the nation’s infrastructure last Thursday in Pennsylvania, the vice president said that if you blindfolded people and brought them to Hong Kong’s airport, they would think they’re in the United States.
An alleged cockfighting ring that was holding the bloody fights in a Woodhaven basement was busted this past weekend, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Sunday.
Just two days after the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced an $8 billion upgrade to La Guardia and Newark airports, Vice President Joe Biden slammed La Guardia as looking like something out of the "Third World."
(BPT) - Each winter drivers from Maine to Texas are reminded just how dependent we are on our cars and what happens when snow and ice get in the way. More than 116,000 Americans are injured and over 1,300 are killed on snowy, slushy or icy pavement every winter.
Barely a week into February and already this one has been a doozy.
Two snowstorms have dropped a cumulative total of almost a foot of snow and the borough may get hit twice more.
(Family Features) Whether your international travel is for business or pleasure, chances are you’d like to remain connected. Your wireless phone or tablet is a likely solution, but not all wireless services are created equal.
Three men from Southeast Queens, including a former associate of rap star 50 Cent, were shot and killed in the first three days of 2014.
According to police at the NYPD’s 113th Precinct, Jamal Green, 42, of Springfield Gardens, who performed under the name Mazaradi Fox, was one of four people shot on Friday afternoon when a shooter pulled up alongside his SUV and sprayed the vehicle with gunfire.
In Western Queens, 2013 was the year of development and affordable housing. Willets Point, Hallets Point, Hunters Point and 5Pointz became names commonly thrown around by politicians, community boards and civic groups throughout the area. There wasn’t a month that didn’t go by when residents, electeds and developers went head to head on major development projects, illegal apartments, a massive soccer stadium plan or even the possible closing of their neighborhood movie theater.
From the perspective of many north and northeast Queens residents, 2013 was a good year for developers and not so great for the average citizen, who had to put up with increased airplane noise, overcrowded schools and more from College Point to Little Neck.
Like any year, 2013 brought many changes, but the overriding story here is Flushing Meadows Park, which has been bombarded on all fronts with some unpopular projects as the New York State Pavilion from the 1964 World’s Fair continues to suffer from neglect.
Elections and new laws adopted in 2013 promised sweeping changes across the city’s horizon in 2014, with a new mayor, a new City Council, and an uncertain future for policies on education, law enforcement and city finances.
The ongoing recovery from 2012’s Hurricane Sandy dominated life in South Queens for most of 2013 and was a factor in many other big stories, from the future of the abandoned Rockaway Beach LIRR line to the election battle between Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) and his Democratic opponent Lew Simon.
But South Queens also dealt with a wide array of other issues in 2013, from crime at Forest Park to internal strife on Community Board 9.
It could be said that 2013 was a good year to be a political junkie in New York City with Public Advocate Bill de Blasio being elected mayor, and Eliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner enjoying short-lived political comeback tours.
It also proved to be a bad year to be a school advocate, a Republican seeking elective office or former state Sen. Shirley Huntley.
Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Rockaway) is urging the Williams Co., one of the largest-volume transporters of natural gas in the United States, to commit to offset mitigation in Jamaica Bay that will be affected by the Rockaway Delivery Lateral Project— a plan designed by Williams to deliver additional natural gas to Southern Queens and the Rockaways.
In his letter to the Williams Co., Goldfeder requested the company commit to remediate any damages the pipeline installation may cause to the ocean habitat as well as assist in mitigation efforts in Jamaica Bay. Specifically, he asked that they provide funding to repair and improve the adjacent artificial reef as well as invest in the waters of Jamaica Bay through wetlands mitigation.
In office a little under a year, Assemblyman Ron Kim (D-Flushing) says he has already addressed 11,000 questions and complaints from constituents.
Elected last year to fill the vacancy created by Grace Meng’s moving on to Congress, Kim previously worked for elected officials in city and state positions. He is proud of his first year in elected office, especially following in the footsteps of Meng, who was known for working on constituent complaints.
Kisook Ahn, the Woodside nurse who was killed in the Dec. 1 Metro North train derailment near the Spuyten Duyvil station, was remembered at a funeral Mass last Saturday as a kind and extremely bright nurse, outstanding student and devoted family member.
The service at St. Sebastian Roman Catholic Church in Woodside was attended by more than 150 family members, friends, colleagues and fellow parishioners.
One of the victims of Sunday’s train derailment in the Bronx was a nurse living in Woodside who cared for children after immigrating to the United States from South Korea and was known as “an exceptional person.
Kisook Ahn, 35, was the youngest of the four people killed in the accident, which also injured more than 60 as a southbound Metro North train left the tracks near the Spuyten Duyvil station at about 7:20 a.m. The federal government says the train was going 82 miles an hour around a curved section of track where the limit is 30, reportedly because the engineer had dozed off.
(BPT) - When someone you love is being emotionally or physically abused by her partner, it can be difficult to know the best way to show support without appearing judgmental or invasive. But statistics show that violence typically continues and escalates if no one takes action to stop it. Here are some simple tips and resources to help you start a conversation that could lead to positive changes.
Visiting Europe in the weeks before Christmas adds a whole new character to the holiday season, one that’s quite different from what is celebrated in the United States. Decorated to the hilt with greenery and lights, the towns and villages in Austria, Germany and France will delight visitors with traditional Christmas markets that each year overflow with unique holiday gifts, decadent Christmas goodies, and endearing holiday customs.
One of the victims of Sunday's train derailment in the Bronx was a nurse from Woodside who reportedly had only come to the United States this year.
Kisook Ahn, 35, was the youngest of the four victims killed in the accident, which also injured dozens as a southbound Metro North train left the tracks near the Spuyten Duyvil station at about 7:20 a.m. The cause is under investigation.
Queens residents who are tired of loud airplanes flying over their homes too frequently are actually happy about Gov. Cuomo’s veto of a bill that would have required the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to conduct a noise and land use compatibility study — if an identical measure passes in New Jersey — because he doesn’t want to wait.
Instead, he’s taking executive action.
Republican Alex Blishteyn, a Russian immigrant, is hoping he will be voted in as councilman in the 24th District, while his Democratic opponent, Rory Lancman, is ready to go from state to city office.
The two will face off on Tuesday for the seat now held by Councilman Jim Gennaro (D-Fresh Meadows), who is being term-limited out of office.
There’s still no relief in sight regarding the pungent plight of furious residents near the Fresh Pond rail yard in Glendale, despite a recent legal victory.
One World Recycling’s permit application to triple the amount of waste production from 370 tons to 1,100 tons per day has been indefinitely delayed by the Department of Environmental Conservation.