A Verizon Wireless store at 159-20 Cross Bay Blvd. in Howard Beach was robbed at gunpoint on early Saturday morning, according to the business owner.
Jodi, the owner of the Verizon store, who did not give her last name, said one of her employees was at the register when a man entered and pointed a gun at them.
President Obama posthumously honored former Queens College student and civil rights activist Andrew Goodman with the Medal of Freedom at a White House ceremony Monday.
Goodman was murdered along with James Chaney and Michael Schwerner after traveling to Mississippi in 1964 to register disenfranchised voters. The three men were killed by the Klu Klux Klan on June 21, 1964 and their bodies were found by FBI agents 44 days later beneath a dam. Goodman was 20 years old at the time.
Frank Patz loves attending comic and science fiction conventions, but has always had to travel outside of Queens to attend them.
“I’ve always wanted to do something like this in Queens,” the Jackson Heights resident said. “Queens has always needed its own comic-con.”
A Verizon Wireless store at 159-20 Cross Bay Blvd. was robbed at gunpoint on early Saturday morning, according to the business owner.
(BPT) - Have you ever found yourself wondering if it was appropriate to check your work email during a holiday party? Do you feel guilty about entertaining your kids with technology during the busy holiday season?
(Family Features) During this hectic holiday shopping season, the best gifts for friends and family are not only wonderful to receive, but also give back to children who need help.
(StatePoint) Whether venturing around the world or road-tripping across your home state, traveling smart can help you get the most out of your vacation without over-spending.
The Queens College study concerning the potential restoration of Long Island Rail Road service on the old, abandoned Rockaway Beach Branch may accomplish very little at the end of the day. Feasibility studies for this concept have come and gone for decades. They generate money for consultants and free publicity for elected officials, who promise a bright future but leave the public holding an empty bag.
The debate between those wanting to convert this corridor to a permanent park (perhaps similar to the successful Manhattan High Line) with hiking trails versus restoration of LIRR service will continue for years without any final resolution.
In the meantime, there is an improvement which could be quickly implemented that could benefit thousands of residents. Why not reopen the Woodhaven LIRR station, which was closed in 1976? Look out the window when traveling on the LIRR from Jamaica to Brooklyn. This underground station is still intac
t and would probably require a minimum amount of work to restore. If the MTA could find $40 million to rebuild the Elmhurst LIRR station, why not do the same for Richmond Hill, Woodhaven, Ozone Park and other residents who reside near the abandoned Woodhaven station? Restoring that would probably cost far less, since it doesn’t need to be built from scratch.
Imagine, within 15 minutes or less, those using a reopened LIRR Woodhaven station to reach the Atlantic Avenue LIRR Terminal could access the Barclays Center. Transferring to the subway there provides access to points from Downtown Brooklyn to Midtown Manhattan, depending upon the final destination, in between five and 25 minutes more. Reverse commuters wanting access to jobs and colleges in eastern Queens, Nassau and Suffolk County could transfer in less than 10 minutes at the Jamaica LIRR Station to numerous LIRR lines serving those areas.
The Daghlian Collection of Chinese Art, highlights of the collection of over 1,600 objects spanning 5,000 years, Queens College, Klapper Hall, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, thru Jan. 10. Info: daghlian.qc.cuny.edu.
(NewsUSA) - As tax season approaches, there's still time to talk to a licensed tax specialist about your withholding and other possibilities for improving your tax-time savings.
The Federal Highway Administration and the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey released their joint environmental impact study last week on how to better transport freight across New York Harbor last Friday, and the Maspeth Yards and the Fresh Pond Rail Yard are focal points of the proposal.
The agencies have been discussing possible ways to overcome the travel barrier that is the southern stretch of the Hudson River for years, and the newest incarnation of the plan includes 10 different possibilities to reduce truck traffic and efficiently transport goods between Long Island and areas north and west of the river.
Before last month’s annual St. John’s Tip Off pep rally to begin the basketball season, Red Storm forward Sir’Dominic Pointer said the Johnnies were primed for a deep run in the NCAA Tournament.
This summer, D’Angelo Harrison said the team’s guards were unguardable one-on-one, something he reaffirmed at Tip Off.
His way is not the QueensWay.
Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Rockaway Park) on Monday called on Gov. Cuomo to allocate part of the state’s $5 billion surplus for the reactivation of the Rockaway Beach rail line.
(NAPSI)—Here’s health news you should find easy to swallow: Whether you’re working, traveling, playing sports or just relaxing, it’s important to stay hydrated regardless of the season.
(NAPSI)—Whether you’re sending gifts for the holidays, packing for a move or storing keepsakes, heeding a few hints on how to prepare things for shipping and storage can help your package stay safe and intact.
(BPT) - If your family is far away, going home for the holidays isn’t always possible around Thanksgiving. Hectic work schedules and the high cost and hassle of traveling can make it difficult for everyone you love to be in the same place at the same time.
(BPT) - Everyone needs a fun little holiday trip. You can get some shopping done, see a show, enjoy the lights and amp up your anticipation for the holidays.
(BPT) - No one likes standing in the security line at the airport, and if you are a frequent flier it can be a real hassle.
(BPT) - Popular wisdom would have you believe that the best holiday gift must have a battery, a touch screen and wireless capability. Technology gifts, however, rarely stand the test of time. Give your loved one a smartphone or tablet in December and it may already be obsolete by spring. What’s more, market research firm MarketTools found 14 percent of us return consumer electronic gifts after the holidays.
(Family Features) This season, let your creative side shine with thoughtful gifts that are fun to create and add cheer to the lives of those you love.
(Family Features) The busiest travel weekend of the year is just around the corner and a smart traveler knows that before you hit the road here in the U.S. or head overseas, you do some planning and prep. Wardrobe, medications, itinerary – but what about your phone? Have you made sure you’re maximizing your phone’s usefulness and minimizing your costs? These travel prep tips will help you get the most out of your phone and help you save money.
Woman using a cell phone in a hotel room