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The former CEO of a defunct Briarwood-based credit union has been sentenced to 46 months in federal prison for accepting bribes related to loans and advertising.

Alan Kaufman, 62, the former head of Melrose Credit Union, was convicted of two counts of bribery of a financial institution officer back in April. He was sentenced Sept. 29 by U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan, according to a press release from the office of Audrey Strauss, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York.


“This is America where I’m standing right now,” President Biden said in the middle of an East Elmhurst alley Sept. 7. “These are the people, w…


Gov. Cuomo announced Tuesday that he will step down from being New York’s chief executive amid an ongoing sexual harassment scandal, setting in motion a cascade of relief among the majority of Queens Democratic legislators who had been calling for his resignation.

The Covid-19 pandemic has influenced a lot in our daily lives over the past year: the way we interact with others, the way we work and even the way we dress.

Fashion trends have completed a full pendulum swing in the year we’ve been locked up and shuttered up. Muted colors and minimalistic patterns were trendy in the days before we were boarded up inside our homes, but now bright neons, flashy jewelry and commanding graphics are in style.

Gov. Cuomo was standing firm on Friday in saying he will not relax the 10 p.m. curfew on bars and restaurants for Sunday’s Super Bowl between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs, but will reconsider allowing the businesses — including those in New York City — to reopen earlier to indoor dining than the Valentine’s Day benchmark set earlier this week.

Both announcements came on the heels of a Buffalo Supreme Court Justice ruling on Friday that Albany had to immediately lift the curfew for 94 bars and restaurants that have sued the state on the matter.