Councilman Danny Dromm (D-Jackson Heights), Board of Elections Executive Director Michael Ryan and residents celebrated the reopening of two polling sites in Jackson Heights on April 9, after they had been shuttered for about two years.
The BOE had changed polling sites for the 46th and 47th Election Districts in the 39th Assembly District from PS 69 on 37th Avenue to PS 222 on the same street about a half mile away. In addition, Renaissance Charter School on 81st Street had also been closed.
An 86-year-old man who refused to drop his 12-gauge shotgun was shot and killed by an officer on Saturday.
According to police, Jack Calvello allegedly shot his daughter in their Astoria home on 38th Street.
Transportation Chairwoman Michelle Keller, left, Warren Gardiner of the city Department of Transportation and Joe Raskin of the MTA gave talks and took questions with 80 residents at a town hall in Cambria Heights sponsored by Sen. Malcolm Smith.
A town hall meeting hosted by state Sen. Malcolm Smith (D-Hollis) on April 10 featured some talk about the state budget.
But it was the transportation segment that the crowd of more than 80 at the Alpha Phi Alpha Senior Citizens Center in Cambria Heights came to hear, and which wound up taking over most of the evening.
Try to think of good uses for a decent-size parcel of land in Maspeth and a few things might come to mind. A park, for a community that has too little green space. A school, in a district that’s desperately overcrowded and is likely to only see more children come in. More manufacturing, to produce things people need and provide better jobs than the retail or service industries.
It’s unlikely your first choice would be a massive hipster haven best known for wild parties attended by thousands of young people, many of them using illegal drugs. And yet that almost certainly would be the result if the city and state approve pending applications for the old factory known as the Knockdown Center.
Sunnyside Shines used spaces under the No. 7 train as venues for Make Music New York last June. Now that the Department of Transportation approved the BID’s application, these spaces will have chairs, benches and planters installed permanently.
Sunnyside is about to shine a bit brighter after it was announced on April 11 that two new public plazas are set to come to the neighborhood through the Department of Transportation’s NYC Plaza Program.
Last year, the Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District submitted an application to the plaza program with the support of Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside), who was eager to bring more plazas to the area.
Arjune Seegolam, right of center, whose two children have been hurt in accidents at the intersection of 181st Street and 145th Avenue, stopped on his way out to work to thank Councilman Donovan Richards for his efforts to slow traffic in Springfield Gardens.
Fay Hill of Springfield Gardens never had to ask what happened when she was awakened early in the morning to the sound of screeching tires followed by a loud crash.
And she knew it was at the intersection of 181st Street and 145th Avenue.
An elderly pedestrian faces traffic from all directions as he seeks to cross the corner of Continental Avenue and Queens Boulevard.
Several items were on the agenda as Community Board 6 held its monthly meeting on April 9, but it was clear that the unusually large crowd of spectators was on hand out of concern for the high number of traffic accidents along Queens Boulevard.
Despite additional parking lanes, fences to discourage jaywalking and other changes made in an effort to cut down on fatalities along the so-called “Boulevard of Death,” the thoroughfare remains among the deadliest in the city.
If you were enjoying the warm weather by strolling down Jackson Avenue in Long Island City on Sunday afternoon, you may have noticed an unusual sight.
A flock of men wearing old-fashioned clothing were penny-farthing — riding big-wheeled antique bikes — around Hunters Point.
A 29-year-old Nassau County man was killed early Monday morning in what the NYPD is calling an alcohol-related crash.
Police in the 105th Precinct said Kendall Heard of Freeport was a passenger in a 2014 Infiniti sedan being driven east on the Belt Parkway at about 4:15 a.m. by Sharlene Numa, 28, of Roosevelt, LI.
New legislation proposing a 10-cent plastic bag tax would further suffocate middle-class New Yorkers already gasping for relief from the highest housing, transportation, food and education costs in the country.
Isn’t it expensive enough to live in the city already?
The seemingly endless stream of casualties resulting from collisions between motor vehicles and cyclists has claimed another victim.
Angel Torres, 46, of Glendale, was killed last Wednesday after being struck by a hit-and-run driver while riding his bicycle in the intersection of Broadway and Halsey Street in Brooklyn, authorities said.
(BPT) - Graduation is right around the corner. If someone in your life is graduating from college and about to embark on their first career, you’re probably searching for the perfect gift to celebrate their educational accomplishments and to get them started on the right foot in the working world.
(BPT) - As temperatures warm across the country, many homeowners will begin thinking about home improvement. Adding a deck or replacing an old one is a popular project in spring and summer – one that provides outdoor entertaining space and enhances home value. If you’re considering a deck project this season, will you choose to build with wood or composite?
(BPT) - It’s no secret that world travel is one of the most exciting perks enjoyed by men and women in America’s Navy. With more than 100 ports of call around the globe and bases in multiple time zones, there’s a great chance you’ll see the world over the course of your Navy career.
With the grandiose Unisphere and the hulking New York State Pavilion remaining as testaments to the fair, it’s hard not to imagine what it looked like when the area was covered with 150 pavilions, swarming with millions of visitors.
Robert Moses, president and creator of the fair, said that the Unisphere would remind future generations that “a pageant of surpassing interest and significance” once took place there. He was right, and to honor the memory of that massive undertaking, the city and other institutions are holding special events through October [when the fair closed for the season].
All too often, a passerby stumbles upon an injured animal and wonders what to do. It’s happened to most of us. Do we pick up this wounded bird and bring it to our home? Or, can we call someone who knows what to do? These types of questions are common, but in that moment, when we see the fallen bird, we need to rethink our actions before making a hasty decision.
A myriad of wild animals exist within the confines of the urban landscape, from raccoons and skunks to pigeons and squirrels.Wild animals such as these can sometimes pose dilemmas to urban city dwellers.
MTA faces budget gap. MTA makes painful service cuts. MTA finds some new funding. Does MTA reinstate service?
No, of course not. That would be too easy. And it wouldn’t give Albany yet another reason to waste money, which is the state capital’s favorite pastime.
A road crew sent out by the Department of Transportation fixes some potholes on Main Street, but it’s just a Band-Aid approach, the BID director says.
Nick Carey answers questions on the Department of Transportation’s initiative to add a bicycle lane on the Brooklyn-bound side of the Pulaski Bridge.
Kenny Stewart of Access-A-Ride addresses complaints from CB 2.