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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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.
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 […]
The ninth annual Quantum Feet Road Runners Club 5K race/walk is returning to its new home in beautiful Kissena Park with an improved course, according to organizers. The 3.1 mile race, to be held on Sunday June 8, starts at 9 a.m. near the field house, close to the intersection of 164th Street and Oak […]
Ming, 8, and John, 6, Tse, Cub Scouts from Pack 255, marked the trees that they planted by laying a circle of rocks around the tiny trunks. “This tree I planted when I was younger,” Ming said, excitedly pointing to a budding baby tree, one of an estimated 3,000 planted at Kissena Corridor Park on […]
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, […]
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.
The city may continue to report decreasing crime rates, but its park safety is up for question. Crime in city parks this spring was 44 percent higher compared to the same period last year, according to NYPD data. From April 1 to June 30, 128 crimes were reported in the 31 city parks for which […]
The suspect arrested in connection with an attempted rape in Forest Park will not be tried — at least for now — according to the district attorney. Richard Kassebaum of Lindenwood was arrested on Tuesday, April 2 after it was reported he matched the description of a suspect who tasered a jogger four days earlier. […]