Family of pregnant woman killed by tree in Kissena park to sue city


| mchan@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/File photo

The family of the pregnant woman killed by a felled tree in Kissena Park plans to sue the city, their lawyers said. Ying Yi Li-Dikov, 30, who was six months pregnant with a baby girl, was sitting on a bench on August 4 when a 50-foot oak tree snapped eight feet from the ground and […]

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Street Talk: Following the death of a woman in Kissena Park, what do you think the city should do about trees?


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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I’m not sure if the city’s at fault, but if it is then I think they should definitely have someone inspect the trees from now on. David Williamson I think there should be some sort of standardization and maintenance to make sure everything is up to par so that something like this doesn’t happen again. […]

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Push to inspect trees as family mourns pregnant woman killed in Kissena Park


| mchan@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

The city is inspecting the felled tree that killed a 30-year-old expectant mother in Flushing as her family makes arrangements to mourn her. “They’re just distraught,” said attorney Anthony Como, who spoke on behalf of the grieving family. “Right now, we’re just trying to investigate to find out what happened, how something like this could […]

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Pregnant woman killed by falling tree in Kissena Park


| lguerre@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Graphic image

A pregnant woman died after she was hit by a falling tree in Kissena Park Sunday evening, cops said. The woman, Yingyi Li, 30, of Queens, was sitting on a bench under the tree when it fell, authorities said. Police arrived on the scene at about 6:30 p.m. and the woman was rushed to New […]

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Suspects captured in Kissena Park chase charged with robbery, fake gun possession


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of NYPD

Two robbery suspects who led police on a high-speed chase through Queens have been charged with robbery, criminal use of a firearm and possession of an imitation pistol, according to the district attorney. One of the defendants, Ravinder Dharamshot, 32, of Queens Village, has additionally been charged with reckless endangerment. Dharamshot and his accomplice, 23-year-old […]

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Kissena Park manhunt ends with capture of two robbery suspects


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Photos courtesy of NYPD

A wild chase ended in the capture of two men wanted for several gas station robberies in Queens. Police spotted the suspects driving the wrong way down the Clearview Expressway early Wednesday morning, April 3, said the NYPD. Refusing to pull over, the alleged robbers eventually ditched their vehicle and ran into nearby Kissena Park. […]

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Body found in Kissena Park


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

A police source said a decomposed body was discovered in Kissena Park on Wednesday, October 3. According to police, a Parks Department landscaper found the unidentified male, fully-clothed and badly decomposed. A medical examiner will determine the cause of death, as there are no obvious signs of trauma.  

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Suspicious fire at Kissena Park Golf course


| vmimoni@queenscourier.com

Fire Marshals continue to investigate and Kissena Park Golf Course continues to operate, after a suspicious fire swept through their fleet of new golf carts and devastated the club house recently. Fire Department authorities said that the blaze was first reported at 1:22 a.m. on Thursday, June 25. When firefighters arrived at the scene, on […]

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Fire threatened Kissena Park Velodrome


| vmimoni@queenscourier.com

A wind-whipped wildfire burned several acres of small trees and tall grass in Kissena Park to within inches of the City’s only Olympic Velodrome - a bicycle-racing track. Fortunately, the track which underwent a two year, nearly $200,000 renovation in 2004, appears to be undamaged. The fire, which went to two alarms on Sunday afternoon, […]

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Conservancy group pushes local pols to fund meditation garden in Kissena Corridor Park


| ejankiewicz@queenscourier.com

Illustrations courtesy of the Kissena Corridor Park Conservancy

The Kissena Corridor Park Conservancy is trying to turn a section of the Flushing park that’s overgrown with weeds into a meditation garden. But a lack of money is keeping the group from attaining tranquility.

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Op-ed: Bowne Park: kiss your venerable trees goodbye


| oped@queenscourier.com

The July 10 Courier reporting on the planned “facelift” and revitalized green space of Flushing’s Bowne Park comes with a cost far greater than the proposed $2.45M capital construction expense, if we consider the large long-lived trees that populate the park. In addition to aesthetics, we must be mindful of the high economic value and benefits and services that those trees provide.

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‘Snow day’ at Juniper Valley Park Saturday


| aaltamirano@queenscourier.com

File Photo

Just because Mother Nature has dropped a few inches of snow, doesn’t mean you can’t go out and have some fun in the borough.

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