Briarwood

Airplane noise torments northeast Queens residents
Airplane noise torments northeast Queens residents
News Melissa Chan 8/15/2012 at 12:21PM

A nonstop rush of aircraft flights and a barrage of low flying planes have residents in northeast Queens alarmed at the deafening “war zone” they say their neighborhoods have become in the last two months. “The sound — it’s like you’re living in an airport,” said Angela Polito of Bayside. “It’s nonstop, every 20 seconds, [...]

T-Mobile store scams Queens customers out of thousands
T-Mobile store scams Queens customers out of thousands
News Melissa Chan 7/26/2012 at 5:25PM

A major mobile phone service provider is under fire from hundreds of Queens residents who say an authorized retailer scammed them for thousands — before closing up shop and ducking their calls. A T-Mobile retailer, who sources identify as a South Asian man named “Raj” who suffers from schizophrenia, allegedly billed customers for several unauthorized [...]

Briarwood blighted by airplane noise
Central Melissa Chan 7/20/2012 at 11:44AM

Some residents in Briarwood are trying to get back to sleep after they said an increase in flights from nearby LaGuardia Airport every day in the month of May — and intermittently after — caused nonstop neighborhood turbulence in the early hours of the morning. “It’s so much noise,” said Carol Cassvan. “I can’t hear [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Liam La Guerre 7/19/2012 at 7:40AM

EVENT of the DAY: Summerstage WR/Felix Hernandez’s Rhythm Revue  With over forty years in the music industry, their music and history transcends generations of pop culture and has a universal appeal to parents, grandparents, and children across the world. Also featuring DJ Felix Hernandez mixing in soul, Motown, funk, salsa and disco dance classics. [Click here [...]

NYHQ wound center helps patients heal
NYHQ wound center helps patients heal
Business Queens Courier Staff 7/16/2012 at 11:59PM

BY LORRI BROWNSTONE Clarence McKay loves planting tomatoes, beets and carrots, doing yard work and other odd jobs around his home. Unfortunately, a diabetic ulcer on his left foot means the 75-year-old retired hospital worker is unable to do the things he loves. But that could change. McKay has a better chance than ever at [...]

Briarwood deli hit with violation for selling “loosie” cigarettes
Briarwood deli hit with violation for selling “loosie” cigarettes
News Melissa Chan 6/22/2012 at 2:11PM

A city investigation pinned a previously problematic deli grocery store in Briarwood with only one violation after multiple residents complained the store was selling “loosie” cigarettes and packs of smokes to minors. Community Board 8 filed a complaint against the 84th Deli Grocery to the city’s Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) this April, according to [...]

Briarwood Organization: 100 years of solid foundation
Briarwood Organization: 100 years of solid foundation
Business Terence M. Cullen 6/02/2012 at 10:20AM

An antique picture of Luigi Riso sits in his grandson Raymond’s office in Bayside. The mustached Riso is well-dressed in the fading photo. Riso, an Italian immigrant who came to New York by way of Argentina, was working as a carpenter when he started L. Riso & Sons Co. Inc. in 1912. His sons, Vincent [...]

Molloy mobilizes to help paralyzed teen
Molloy mobilizes to help paralyzed teen
News Melissa Chan 2/07/2012 at 9:27AM

Justin Thompson had just gotten his learner’s permit. His parents’ only cause for concern at the time was the thought of their newly-minted 16 year old one day hitting the roads solo. But all slated plans to drive, to land a starting spot in varsity soccer, to lead a normal teenage life, came screeching to [...]

NYPD officer Peter Figoski shot & killed by robber in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn
NYPD officer Peter Figoski shot & killed by robber in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn
News Jay Lane 12/12/2011 at 9:06AM

NYPD officer Peter Figoski shot & killed by robber in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn A city police officer was shot in the face and killed while responding to a call of a robbery in Brooklyn early Monday, authorities said. Officer Peter Figoski was hit once as he stood at the bottom of a staircase that led from [...]

Archbishop Molloy gets 21st Century library
Archbishop Molloy gets 21st Century library
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 11/28/2011 at 4:38PM

Books and bookworms alike at Archbishop Molloy High School now have a new place to call home. Students and faculty at the Briarwood school welcomed a brand new, state-of-the-art library in September at the start of the school year. “It’s fantastic. It is light-years ahead of what it used to be,” said alumnus Joseph Sommo, [...]