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, [...]