A Florida resident traveling eastbound on Roosevelt Avenue in Elmhurst was allegedly driving drunk when he fatally struck a man near 92nd Street.
According to police, officers responded to a 911 call at 4:30 a.m. on Saturday.
Gov. Cuomo called for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the unions representing more than 5,400 Long Island Rail Road workers to get back to the bargaining table after Congress announced in Wednesday that it would not intervene to end a pending strike.
The four unions, which conductors and track workers, car inspectors, maintenance and repair workers and others, have been without a contract since 2010.
A Connecticut man arrested by Port Authority Police on Monday morning for allegedly trying to bring a handgun through the security checkpoint at JFK Airport was released on bail Tuesday.
A Port Authority spokesperson identified the man as Kenneth Edward Wynne, Sr., 57, of New Canaan, Conn.
If you’ve got a desire to go see a good movie sometime this summer but want to avoid those ticket prices, the Queens Library is the place for you.
Throughout the rest of July, the library is offering free screenings of films of all kinds at the Central Library and several of its branches. Just be aware that policy says popcorn, soda and other snacks are not allowed.
(NAPSI)—Fun activities such as barbecues and road trips with family and friends can be more joyful if you heed a few helpful tips to keep yourself safe.
(BPT) - With summer in full swing, people across the country are hitting the beaches, pools and barbeques, sipping lemonade and sporting shorts. However, for those living with gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms, summer may present some challenges beyond how to keep cool, like feeling anxious about where the nearest bathrooms are located. What they might not realize, though, is that they don’t have to suffer in silence. These symptoms could be caused by an under-recognized and underdiagnosed condition known as exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI), which is manageable with the right treatment plan prescribed by a doctor.
(BPT) - Do you believe members of the military contribute a great deal to society? You’re not alone; a 2013 Pew Research Center opinion poll found that Americans of all ages and walks of life placed military service at the top of the list of 10 professions that do the most good. Unfortunately, scammers are abusing this wide-spread admiration and posing as members of the military in order to trick people into sending them money.
(BPT) - Summer road trips can be tough. From the Cleavers to the Kardashians, being stuck in a crowded car for hours can be hard for any family – and while vacations are fun, surviving the trip is easier said than done. This year, as you haul the family on your annual road trip, remember the key to success lies in the ultimate entertainment toolkit.
(Family Features) The kids are out of school and you’ve been stockpiling your vacation time for months. It’s prime time to hit the road (or skies) for a well-deserved getaway. But before you dust off that suitcase, take some time to assess the protection of one of your most valuable travel tools — your smartphone.
Family taking self-portrait with smart phone
(Family Features) Whether you’re traveling solo, with friends, or with the entire family, there are ways to get where you’re going and enjoy your time there without spending your life savings. One of the easiest ways to save on summer travel is to take advantage of free websites and mobile apps that do the deal finding for you.
Family using digital tablet on beach
(BPT) - If you’re on the way to the cabin or in the middle of an amazing family summer vacation, the upcoming school year is probably quite far from your mind. However, school will be here before you know it, and it’s important to make sure your child or teen has all the tips and tools he or she needs to be successful this year. As those helpful - and oftentimes required - educational tools continue to get more expensive, it is in your best interest to teach your children how to keep their property safe.
Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Rockaway Park) is asking the city to install technology that allows traffic lights to change to green when emergency vehicles approach to hasten responses to emergencies.
He says the so-called traffic preemption system is key to survival in his district, much of which is a half hour or more away from any hospital with a trauma center.
The annual Tour de Queens bicycle tour will be held on Sunday, beginning at Flushing Meadows Park.
Registration begins at 8 a.m. at the plaza between the Unisphere and the Queens Museum and closes at 9 a.m. The tour departs at 9:30 a.m. and returns to the park around 12:30 p.m.
Flushing student artist Xiangkun Kong recently was honored by Rep. Grace Meng in Washington, DC as winner in the Sixth Congressional District art competition.
Kong’s winning artwork, along with the others from art contests throughout the United States, will be displayed for one year in the Cannon Tunnel, a heavily traveled corridor of the United States Capitol.
A special couple from Little Neck was honored recently at the Rose Gala in Flushing, sponsored by the Queens Botanical Garden.
David and Silvia Siegel were honored for their 50 years of membership at the garden. According to QBG Executive Director Susan Lacerte, at the time the World’s Fair was being built, the couple heard the city was giving land for a botanical garden in Flushing and they said to themselves, “The Bronx has a garden, Brooklyn has a garden. Queens has a new one — and we are going to join.” And they have been members ever since.
It’s been two years and although they have just officially merged, the Garden Jewish Center and the Bay Terrace Jewish Center have already completed their first joint project: purchasing an ambulance for Israel.
The dedication ceremony for the $125,000 yellow vehicle was held last Sunday in Bay Terrace. The ambulance will travel by ship to Israel next month and will go to Magen David Adom, an Israeli emergency services organization similar to the Red Cross
In recent years, some of baseball’s best pitchers are the biggest players on the field.
Future Hall of Famer Randy Johnson, a former New York Yankees hurler, stood 6 feet, 10 inches tall, making him one of the tallest players in baseball history.
A crash course in business ethics may be in order for a Forest Hills-based special education services provider.
Bilinguals Inc., which operates as Achieve Beyond, has found itself in hot water after an audit by State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s Office revealed nearly $900,000 in misappropriated funds over a three-year period from 2009 to 2011.
(StatePoint) A pesar de los elevados costos del transporte, se espera que los viajes nacionales por ocio aumenten 1.7 por ciento este año, hasta más de 1,600 millones de viajes, según las previsiones de la Asociación de Viajes de los Estados Unidos.
(NewsUSA) - Talk about annoying.