Cross Island Parkway

One person dead in Cross Island Parkway crash
News Liam La Guerre 11/16/2013 at 12:25PM

One person is dead after a messy crash on the Cross Island Parkway yesterday. Police responded to the car accident on the thoroughfare near exit 26 at 10:15 p.m. The victim, a 49-year-old Hispanic male, was unconscious and unresponsive with trauma to his head and body when cops arrived, and EMS pronounced the man dead [...]

One dead, one injured in motorcycle accident on Cross Island Parkway
Police Angy Altamirano 10/13/2013 at 10:05PM

One man is dead and another injured after a motorcycle accident on the Cross Island Parkway. According to the NYPD, on Sunday at approximately 5:36 a.m. police responded to a 9-1-1 call of a motorcycle accident northbound on the Cross Island Parkway near the Whitestone Expressway. Police found David Wilson, 27, of South Richmond Hill [...]

New owner looks to end unlucky streak at former Patrizia’s of Bayside site
New owner looks to end unlucky streak at former Patrizia’s of Bayside site
Northeast Melissa Chan 5/24/2013 at 1:44PM

The new owner of a luckless Bayside restaurant site is determined to end a streak of bad breaks at the locale. “We’re going to bring it back to its original glory,” said George Makkos, whose newest restaurant, Vivaldi, replaces Patrizia’s of Bayside. The 201-10 Cross Island Parkway building had been a revolving door of new [...]

Suspects captured in Kissena Park chase charged with robbery, fake gun possession
Suspects captured in Kissena Park chase charged with robbery, fake gun possession
Police Cristabelle Tumola 4/08/2013 at 5:31PM

Two robbery suspects who led police on a high-speed chase through Queens have been charged with robbery, criminal use of a firearm and possession of an imitation pistol, according to the district attorney. One of the defendants, Ravinder Dharamshot, 32, of Queens Village, has additionally been charged with reckless endangerment. Dharamshot and his accomplice, 23-year-old [...]

EXCLUSIVE: Couple’s wedding plans botched by Queens banquet hall Patrizia’s
EXCLUSIVE: Couple’s wedding plans botched by Queens banquet hall Patrizia’s
Northeast Melissa Chan 1/10/2013 at 11:33AM

A bride-to-be almost had her big day botched when an embattled Bayside banquet hall began shirking her calls two months before her nuptials, The Courier has learned. Kathryn Martino-Miranda and her fiancé Erik Lopez had booked their March 3 wedding ceremony and reception at Patrizia’s of Bayside in November 2012, signing a $5,000 contract for [...]

Construction to close last Queens exit before Whitestone Bridge for two years
Construction to close last Queens exit before Whitestone Bridge for two years
News Melissa Chan 12/13/2012 at 3:18PM

Motorists traveling on the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge can expect long-term exit closures next month. The 3rd Avenue exit — the last exit in Queens before entering the Bronx-bound bridge — will be closed to all traffic beginning January 7, while construction work on the $109 million capital improvement project to widen the Queens approach is done, [...]

Accused cop killer charged with 3 counts of first-degree murder
Accused cop killer charged with 3 counts of first-degree murder
News Alexa Altman 11/14/2012 at 9:25AM

The Queens man allegedly responsible for the murders of a Nassau County police officer and a Brooklyn motorist was indicted by a grand jury for three counts of first-degree murder. Darrell Fuller, 33, is accused of fatally shooting Officer Arthur Lopez, 29, on the Cross Island Parkway during a traffic stop on October 23. Fuller’s [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
News Billy Rennison 10/26/2012 at 7:14AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 71. Southeast wind 5 to 7 mph. Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 58. East wind 5 to 7 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Halloween Haunted House Visit for some thrills and chills! Stay for hayrides, treats, mulled cider and pumpkins on sale. [...]

Ex-con kills decorated cop, motorist
Ex-con kills decorated cop, motorist
News Queens Courier Staff 10/24/2012 at 12:50PM

BY ALEXA ALTMAN AND MAGGIE HAYES A Nassau County police officer and a motorist were fatally shot on the Cross Island Parkway in the wake of a cold-blooded ex-con’s rampage. Around 11 a.m. on Tuesday, October 23, a tan sedan was involved in a hit-and-run accident on Northern Boulevard in Bayside before taking off down [...]