Divers continue to comb through the East River after human remains washed ashore in College Point, potentially belonging to missing child Avonte Oquendo. An NYPD raft continued to circle where the body parts were first found.
Completion of the new police academy in College Point has been pushed back three months due to fire and flood damage. Plans are still on track for the first recruit class to move in by July 2014.
A pedestrian died Tuesday morning after he was hit by two vehicles in College Point. Brian Howell, 47, was crossing 14th Avenue at the intersection of 129th Street around 6:45 a.m. when a Toyota Camry, traveling westbound on 14th Avenue, struck him, knocking him into the eastbound lane, said cops. He was then hit by [...]
Borough President Helen Marshall approved the city’s plan to dispose of four vacant lots that are too small to develop. The Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) wants to remove the properties from its inventory in order to sell in the future. Community Board 7 gave the department the green light last month. The tiny [...]
The so-called “terror-driven reign” of a College Point principal is over. Jennifer Jones-Rogers resigned as head of P.S. 29 last week, education officials confirmed, after dozens in the community urged the city to fire her earlier this summer. “I think that this is a step in the right direction, but it’s not everything,” said Gloria [...]
A mechanic working inside a College Point warehouse Thursday morning was crushed and killed by a forklift, a police source said. The machine used for lifting heavy loads fell on top of the man, whose identity was not yet released, shortly before 11 a.m. on October 3, according to an NYPD spokesperson. The man suffered [...]
College Point leaders fear crumbling roads in an already congested neighborhood will not be able to handle a new police tow pound that “magically appeared” out of nowhere. State Senator Tony Avella said NYPD tow trucks have been bringing cars in and out of College Point Corporate Park for more than two weeks without first [...]
Community Board 7 gave the city permission this week to dispose of four vacant lots that are too small to develop. The city’s Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) needed approval from the board on September 23 to remove the properties from its inventory in order to sell in the future. The tiny plots of [...]
When College Point resident Mariella Toufos was searching for a youth football league for her son, she held the same concerns most parents do. Will the contact be too rough? How about the coaching? Then she heard about the Whitepoint Wolverines. Online reviews were positive and the team’s website looked attractive with its pictures and [...]
An apparent mistake by the city’s Board of Elections (BOE) would have had Whitestone residents voting in Forest Hills during the upcoming primary. About 100 people in Whitestone, College Point, Malba and Beechhurst were sent BOE mailers last week directing them to vote more than six miles away, double the distance of their usual polling [...]