Cross Bay Boulevard

South Queens shattered by Sandy
South Queens shattered by Sandy
News Terence M. Cullen 10/31/2012 at 2:11PM

Around 9 p.m., Lillian Reyes said she smelled smoke in her 95th Street home. She went outside – by that time she said the water was up to her thighs – to see smoke coming from her garage. The next step was to go to her neighbor’s house to call 9-1-1, but the fire department [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 9/25/2012 at 7:17AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Tuesday: Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 72. Winds from the SW at 10 to 15 mph. Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy in the evening, then mostly cloudy. Low of 59. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%. EVENT of the DAY: CPR for Everyone Learn how to recognize [...]

Pols ask for $500G for Senior Housing Development in Howard Beach
Pols ask for $500G for Senior Housing Development in Howard Beach
News Cristabelle Tumola 8/31/2012 at 9:08AM

A senior housing development currently under construction needs more funding to fix its failing façade. Senator Joseph Addabbo and Assemblymember Phil Goldfeder recently sent a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo asking him for an additional $500,000 from the Port Authority’s Regional Funds Account to repair the Senior Housing Development in Howard Beach. The project, which [...]

Father who left 10-month-old in car arrested
Father who left 10-month-old in car arrested
News Terence M. Cullen 8/28/2012 at 2:57PM

Someone saw something and said something. A father was arrested and charged after he left his 10-month-old daughter in the back of his car outside a laundromat in Ozone Park, officials said. Robert Brown, 37, was picked up by police on Sunday, August 26 near a laundromat on Cross Bay Boulevard. In the back of [...]

Cops urge caution at Cross Bay ATMs
News Terence M. Cullen 6/12/2012 at 3:00PM

Police have warned bank users on Cross Bay Boulevard to be careful the next time they go to take money out of the ATM after business hours. Identity thieves have been using technology to hack into and empty bank accounts, police said. They have done so on at least two occasions at a bank on [...]

Twist It Top It Frozen Yogurt opens in Howard Beach
Twist It Top It Frozen Yogurt opens in Howard Beach
Business Queens Courier Staff 6/02/2012 at 6:34AM

Twist It Top It Frozen Yogurt, located at 158-18 Cross Bay Boulevard in Howard Beach, celebrated its grand opening on Tuesday, May 22. Featuring self-serve with up to 21 flavors and 40 toppings — from fruit to walnuts to Oreo cookies and marshmallows, even rainbow cookies — customers of Twist It Top It can also [...]

MTA set to roll out bus route changes
MTA set to roll out bus route changes
News Alexa Altman 5/09/2012 at 11:42AM

Commuters relying on bus service may be “en route” for some changes. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced that the Q21 and Q52 busses will undergo several service alterations, beginning on Sunday, July 1. A spokesperson from the MTA claimed these changes are part of the agency’s efforts to renew and improve service in response [...]

Small business owners air their concerns
Business Melissa Chan 12/20/2011 at 12:24PM

Restaurateur Herbert Duarte cannot undo the headaches, unwind the hours or take back the thousands of dollars he lost, but he can make sure the city council hears his voice. Since Duarte opened up Saffron Restaurant on Cross Bay Boulevard a little over two years ago, he said the fire department has visited him over [...]

DSNY and Goldfeder update Community Board 10
News Nargas Karimi 12/02/2011 at 4:04PM

Bring on the snow. During the last meeting of the year for Community Board 10, the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) said they were ready for the winter weather and any blizzard it may bring. According to DSNY Deputy Commissioner Vito Turso, last year’s snow storm on December 26 stopped the city for [...]

Year later, traffic patterns hurt Liberty Avenue businesses
Year later, traffic patterns hurt Liberty Avenue businesses
News Billy Rennison 11/22/2011 at 4:32PM

New traffic patterns along Liberty Avenue may be driving businesses and customers away. A year after the Department of Transportation (DOT) installed new traffic patterns at the intersection of Liberty Avenue and Cross Bay Boulevard, stores along Liberty say their business has suffered. “Whenever you make a change, there is an expectation that there will [...]