Author Archives: Angy Altamirano

Sunnyside BID encourages residents to ‘shop local’ for holidays


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THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

The Sunnyside Shines BID is celebrating Small Business Saturday on Nov. 29 with a kickoff event in Bliss Plaza, one of two new pedestrian plazas under the elevated No. 7 train, and with the release of Sunnyside’s first-ever Shop Local Holiday Gift Guide.

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108th Precinct names new commanding officer


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Photo via Twitter/@NYPD110Pct

Captain John F. Travaglia has been named the new commanding officer of the 108th Precinct, which covers Long Island City, Sunnyside, Woodside and Maspeth.

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Elmhurst woman writes Queens walking tour book


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Image courtesy of Adrienne Onofri

Adrienne Onofri is the author behind “Walking Queens,” a new book that features 30 detailed walking tours through the borough exploring architecture, distinct cultures in different neighborhoods, historical landmarks, celebrity homes and natural scenery.

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Astoria’s Cats Eye Marcom wins five awards in international competition


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Photo courtesy of Cats Eye Marcom

Cats Eye Marcom, a marketing, design and consulting firm based in the western Queens neighborhood, won five awards at the 12th Annual Horizon Interactive Awards, an international interactive media competition.

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Jackson Heights teen charged with raping, robbing female livery cab driver


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A 19-year-old has been accused of robbing, choking and raping a female livery cab driver in East Elmhurst this past weekend, according to District Attorney Richard Brown.

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DOT launches annual ‘Bike to School’ competition


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Photo courtesy of East-West School of International Studies

The wheels have started to go round in this year’s Department of Transportation competition aiming to inspire safe bicycling and active transportation alternatives in students throughout the city.

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Pan Am homeless shelter violates laws, says opponent


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THE COURIER/ Photo by Angy Altamirano

One Elmhurst grassroots organization is claiming the conditions at the proposed permanent homeless shelter at the former Pan American Hotel are breaking the law.

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24-Hour Repackathon set to break record


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Photo courtesy of City Harvest

City Harvest, a food rescue organization founded in 1982, will host its second annual 24-Hour Repackathon on Thursday in Long Island City with the mission to help feed hungry New Yorkers across the five boroughs over the winter and holidays.

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Three men in serious condition after car gets wedged under truck in East Elmhurst


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Photo via Twitter/@TrafficAdvisory

Three men were seriously injured early Friday morning when their car crashed and became wedged underneath the rear of a tractor trailer in East Elmhurst, according to police.

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Jackson Heights man offers ‘midnight’ food tours down Roosevelt Avenue


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Photos by Donny Tsang / Courtesy of Jeff Orlick

For the past three years, one Jackson Heights resident has been showing visitors how delicious his neighborhood is once the sun goes down.

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New precinct captain will start ‘Neighborhood Friday’


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THE COURIER/Photo by Angy Altamirano

Captain Brian Hennessy feels like he is back home, and he’s ready to bring the tools that helped him succeed in the 108th Precinct to his new command.

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Beloved longtime Sunnyside resident Luke Adams passes away


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Photo by Steven Harris

Luke Wagner Adams, former president of the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce and a beloved active Sunnyside resident for over 40 years, passed away Monday night. He was 76.

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‘Thank you and God bless you for your unimaginable courage’: Veterans Day essay winner


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Photo courtesy of Kezia Dickson

Kezia Dickson, an eighth-grader at I.S. 61, won the inaugural Veterans Day essay competition for students in New York’s 14th Congressional District.

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