Corona

Cyclists take part in sixth annual Tour de Queens
Cyclists take part in sixth annual Tour de Queens
News Liam La Guerre 7/08/2013 at 3:36PM

After completing the Five Boro Bike Tour last year, Astoria resident Jennifer Chakrabarti wanted to do a bike ride with her nine-year-old son Bhaskar. The family-friendly sixth annual Tour de Queens on July 7 fit the bill. This year, it began in Chakrabarti’s “backyard” at Astoria Park. “I like that it’s a slow-paced so that [...]

Op-Ed: School buildings need adequate funding
Education & Kids Op-Ed 7/08/2013 at 11:46AM

BY COUNCILMEMBER JULISSA FERRERAS Long before I was elected to office, I was the Beacon Program director at P.S. 19 in Corona, known at the time as the most overcrowded school in the country. My years of work engaging our neighborhood children helped me understand the effect of school building conditions on their academic performance. [...]

Suspect sexually assaults girl inside Corona grocery store
Suspect sexually assaults girl inside Corona grocery store
Police Queens Courier Staff 7/04/2013 at 10:45AM

Police are seeking a sex assault suspect who preyed on a nine-year-old girl in a Corona grocery store Tuesday. Around 4:30 p.m., the suspect, while inside the store, located near 39th Avenue and 108th Street, motioned for the child to come over to him. He then kissed the girl on the cheek, sexually abused her and [...]

82nd Street Partnership unveils new look for Roosevelt Avenue
82nd Street Partnership unveils new look for Roosevelt Avenue
Business Angy Altamirano 7/01/2013 at 11:36AM

Take a look at what the 82nd Street Partnership has in store for Roosevelt Avenue. On Wednesday, June 19, the group revealed streetscape renderings for public spaces within the Jackson Heights-Corona Business Improvement District (BID) expansion area. In March, the 82nd Street Partnership announced plans to expand its BID to include corridors of Roosevelt Avenue, [...]

Community boards OK rezoning for East Elmhurst, Corona
Community boards OK rezoning for East Elmhurst, Corona
West Angy Altamirano 6/28/2013 at 12:44PM

Proposed rezoning of parts of East Elmhurst and Corona seems to be on track, with approvals from both Community Boards (CB) 3 and 4. The Department of City Planning received the go-ahead from the boards — a first step since Commissioner Amanda Burden’s June 3 announcement of the beginning of the official public review process [...]

Walcott addresses overcrowding in Corona school
Education & Kids Liam La Guerre 6/27/2013 at 3:32PM

Parents and teachers at P.S. 143, the Louis Armstrong School, are overwhelmed by overcrowding and are clamoring for a solution. Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott addressed the issue in a tense June 24 meeting in which parents and school officials were fuming over the two-decade-long problem. The Corona elementary school has a capacity of 900 students, [...]

Two sought in Corona stabbing of 17-year-old
Two sought in Corona stabbing of 17-year-old
Police Cristabelle Tumola 5/31/2013 at 1:53PM

Police have released a video of two suspects wanted in connection to the stabbing of a teen in Corona on Saturday. The pair approached the 17-year-old victim around 12:00 a.m. on May 25  at the corner of 37th Avenue and 111th Street, and started arguing with him, said police. They then stabbed him once in [...]

Willets Point business owners expect to reopen
Willets Point business owners expect to reopen
News Melissa Chan 5/31/2013 at 9:08AM

Nearly one dozen Willets Point business owners who had their auto shops abruptly shut down by the city two weeks ago said they expect to reopen in a few days. “We all have families,” said Wais Mohibi, owner of Discount Muffler in the Iron Triangle. “Don’t just come in without warning, without anything, and just [...]

Three charged with kidnapping, holding Queens man for month in $3M ransom attempt
Three charged with kidnapping, holding Queens man for month in $3M ransom attempt
Police Queens Courier Staff 5/23/2013 at 7:06AM

BY CRISTABELLE TUMOLA AND ANGY ALTAMIRANO Three men have been arrested for kidnapping a man off a Jackson Heights street in broad daylight and holding him in a warehouse for a month in a $3 million ransom attempt, the district attorney’s office said Wednesday. Christian Acuna, 35, of Corona, Dennis Alves, 32, of East Elmhurst, and Eduardo [...]

$2M in heroin, crystal meth seized from Corona drug operation
$2M in heroin, crystal meth seized from Corona drug operation
Police Cristabelle Tumola 5/21/2013 at 11:29AM

Officials investigating a stash house in Corona busted three drug traffickers and seized more than $2 million in heroin and crystal meth, the Special Narcotics Prosecutor’s Office announced. Miguel Mercado-Guelen, 33, of Queens, Henry Nunez 38, of Brooklyn, and Diego Estevez, 39, of Connecticut, have been indicted on drug and conspiracy charges. On April 9, [...]