Briarwood

Police searching for suspects in Flushing, Briarwood robberies
Police searching for suspects in Flushing, Briarwood robberies
Police Angy Altamirano 11/24/2013 at 10:08AM

Police are looking for two men wanted in connection with two robberies on Saturday. According to the NYPD, the first robbery occurred at approximately 12:25 a.m. in the vicinity of 58th Road and 138th Street in Flushing. The two suspects approached a 22-year-old male victim, placed him in a chokehold, displayed a firearm and then [...]

City Council District 24 candidate Andrea Veras kicks off campaign
City Council District 24 candidate Andrea Veras kicks off campaign
Politics Queens Courier Staff 8/06/2013 at 11:12AM

City Council candidate Andrea Veras kicked off her campaign with dozens of supporters on August 3. The Briarwood activist and paralegal is vying to replace term-limited Councilmember James Gennaro in the 24th District, which stretches from Fresh Meadows to Jamaica. “Improving the living conditions of my community has always been my passion,” Veras said, “and [...]

More security cameras coming to Queens
Southeast Melissa Chan 7/16/2013 at 10:56AM

Police will install new sets of eyes in parts of Briarwood, Jamaica and Pomonok, according to a Queens lawmaker. Seventeen NYPD security cameras are coming to the area’s high-traffic locations thanks to $600,000 in funding secured by Councilmember James Gennaro. They can be found around Rufus King Park in Jamaica, near Archbishop Molloy High School [...]

Queens daughter raises funds for handicapped dad
Queens daughter raises funds for handicapped dad
Top Stories Melissa Chan 4/19/2013 at 12:29PM

His summer days were spent at the beach with his loyal dog by his side. But for the last three years, a crippling neurological disease has kept Gary Herman away from the shore. Now his daughter, Rachel, is on a mission to mobilize the man who supported his family for decades. “My dad worked hard [...]

Elderly Queens man missing
Elderly Queens man missing
News Billy Rennison 12/27/2012 at 11:01AM

A silver alert has been issued for a missing Queens man last seen yesterday morning in Briarwood. Hong Sheng Zhang, 78, went missing at 11:30 a.m. yesterday near the intersection of Queens Boulevard and Main Street. Zhang, who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, is 5-feet-3-inches tall, 120 pounds, with grey shaved hair and brown eyes. He was last [...]

Duped Queens cell customers compensated
Duped Queens cell customers compensated
News Melissa Chan 9/10/2012 at 2:59PM

Relief has been slowly trickling in for a handful of the hundreds scammed two months ago by an authorized Queens T-Mobile dealer, but deceived victims say they’ll never gain back their wasted time, stolen money and lost trust. “It was a huge loss. I don’t have words to describe that,” said Dr. Srijan Kumar Bera, [...]

DOT addressing construction concerns in Briarwood
DOT addressing construction concerns in Briarwood
News Melissa Chan 8/30/2012 at 8:16AM

Commuters in Briarwood say poor planning by the state has left them hanging two years after ongoing construction at a major subway station first started marring the community. Civic leaders in the area called for better communication from the state’s Department of Transportation (DOT), during an August 25 rally at the Briarwood-Van Wyck subway station [...]