Briarwood

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 [...]

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 [...]