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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.
(BPT) - Americans are on the move: logging two billion business and leisure trips of 50 miles or more from home for at least one night last year alone, according to the U.S. Travel Association. Today, more people are looking for authentic travel activities – ones that are outside the traditional museum or monument visit. To get more out of your next vacation, consider expert advice on how to break out of the tourist rut and have a truly authentic local experience.
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.
(NAPSI)—What happens when you have communities with more dogs than homes and others with a need for adoptable pets? Call in the PetSmart Charities Rescue Waggin’ vehicle! More than 60,000 dogs and puppies have taken the ride of their lives since the lifesaving transport program began in 2004.
Kismet Shrine Patient Transportation Unit, a branch of Shriners International will host a silent auction and fundraiser on Saturday in an effort to raise money for Shriners Hospitals for Children.
The organization, originally formed 100 years ago by Masons, created a program to help children with severe health problems regardless of their parents’ ability to pay.
It came as no surprise to supporters of the former assemblyman and now 24th District City Council candidate that Rory Lancman won the Democratic primary.
With a projected win of 61.7 percent, he and his supporters packed into a hot, rented room at the Electchester Shopping Center to celebrate his victory on Tuesday night.
NYPD eyes Syria as strike threat grows, Jewish holidays near
Seven candidates vying to represent their home neighborhood of Astoria in the City Council voiced their thoughts on the topic of schools during a forum hosted by Zone 126, an Astoria Houses group focused on education, on Tuesday night.
Constantinos “Gus” Prentzas, Community Board 1 member and small business owner; Costa Constantinides, deputy chief of staff to City Councilman James Gennaro (D-Fresh Meadows); John Ciafone, a lawyer; Danielle De Stefano, a volleyball coach at Monsignor McClancy High School and avid volunteer; Gerald Kann, a writer and teacher; Daniel Peterson, an administrator at a commercial real estate firm; and Lynn Serpe, an environmental consultant for various organizations including the Queens Library, have all thrown their hats into the ring and spoke on Tuesday.
The environmental group Clean Ocean Action is urging the corporations that seek to build and operate Port Ambrose, a facility planned to import liquified natural gas delivered by ships, to speak openly about their intentions for the port, which would be located about 20 miles from the Rockaways and include a pipe linking to the existing Transco pipeline, 2.2 miles offshore.
LNG is natural gas that has been cooled and condensed to one-six hundreth of its usual volume so that it can be shipped.
The construction of the Howard Beach senior residence that started early last year has been completed, and it is now ready for occupancy.
Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens began interior demolition and reconstruction of the former Bernard Fineson Developmental Center at 155-55 Cross Bay Blvd. in Jan. 2012. Seniors whose applications were accepted by Catholic Charities began to view their new apartments in the facility last week.
Bike share is coming to Astoria.
But, just as with Long Island City and Sunnyside, when it will arrive is an open question.