A 63-year-old woman perished in the blaze that consumed her Auburndale home. The victim, Joanne Brown, was found dead at the scene on Sunday, April 15. Her cousin, who Brown lived with, 59-year-old John Rebecchi, escaped. Neighbor Sandra Villafane was one of the first people to see the fire. Up late on the computer, Villafane […]
Contrasted against a sea of well-kept homes and pristinely-manicured lawns in Auburndale looms an abandoned property – a massive four-unit building left destitute, much to the dismay of locals who take pride in their neighborhood. The structure, located at 47th Avenue and 198th Street, once a single-family home, was converted into four separate houses by […]
The Auburndale Civic Association is refusing to abandon hope that four vacant and forgotten homes will cease to be a blight on their community. The four attached, two-family houses, located on 198th Street, have been empty since being built several years ago, according to Henry Euler, president of Auburndale Civic. “They have been laying there […]
FLUSHING – The grand re-opening of the Queens Library at Auburndale will take place on November 19 at 1 p.m. at 25-55 Francis Lewis Boulevard in Flushing. The newly upgraded facility now includes a teen area and new furnishings for the adult and children’s areas, new lighting and carpeting, and all new laptop counters. The […]
An adult male was struck and killed by a Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) train around 5:30 a.m. on Friday morning, November 19, at the Auburndale Station. The incident is under investigation. Train service was suspended on the Port Washington branch of the LIRR between 5:35 and 7:15 a.m., according to an MTA spokesperson. After […]
When Lisa Ziegler brought her two kids after school to Underhill Playground in Auburndale on Tuesday, October 17, they found their favorite playground charred and boarded up after a mysterious accelerant-driven fire had ripped through a large equipment structure earlier that morning. “They said to me, “Mommy, what happened?” Ziegler said. “How do you explain […]
Local elected officials joined the Broadway-Flushing Homeowners Association on Saturday during a rally in Bowne Park to draw attention to the renewed fight to have the area recognized by the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC).