Forest Park

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 6/03/2013 at 7:41AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers. High of 77. Winds from the NW at 5 to 15 mph shifting to the SSW in the afternoon. Chance of rain 80%. Monday night: Partly cloudy with thunderstorms and rain showers. Low of 57. Winds from the North at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of [...]

Western Queens to get more bike lanes
Western Queens to get more bike lanes
Southwest Maggie Hayes 5/15/2013 at 11:51AM

Make way for the cyclists. Residents and members of Community Board (CB) 5 have been brainstorming where to install bike lanes. The Department of City Planning (DCP) met with CB 5 and residents of the neighborhood on Saturday, May 11. “A lot of western Queens is tough for bike routes, but we’re going to try [...]

DA: Case against Forest Park attempted rape suspect put on hold
DA: Case against Forest Park attempted rape suspect put on hold
Police Terence M. Cullen 4/10/2013 at 10:36AM

The suspect arrested in connection with an attempted rape in Forest Park will not be tried — at least for now — according to the district attorney. Richard Kassebaum of Lindenwood was arrested on Tuesday, April 2 after it was reported he matched the description of a suspect who tasered a jogger four days earlier. [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 4/05/2013 at 7:35AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Overcast with rain in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 55. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 60%. Friday night: Clear. Low of 34. Breezy. Winds from the NNW at 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY:  First Friday Film [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 4/03/2013 at 7:56AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Wednesday: Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 48. Breezy. Winds from the WNW at 20 to 25 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Wednesday night: Clear. Low of 30 with a windchill as low as 23. Breezy. Winds from the NW at 10 to 25 mph EVENT OF THE DAY: Spectacle: [...]

Arrest in Forest Park attempted rape
Arrest in Forest Park attempted rape
Police Terence M. Cullen 4/02/2013 at 5:35PM

Four days after a female jogger was attacked in Forest Park, police arrested Richard Kassebaum, 42, in connection with the assault. Kassebaum, of Howard Beach, was charged with attempted predatory sexual assault, attempted rape and sex abuse on Tuesday, April 2. The victim, 23, was running on the horse trail of the park bordering Union [...]

Forest Park Carousel opens for season
Forest Park Carousel opens for season
News Queens Courier Staff 3/25/2013 at 5:25PM

BY ANTHONY O’REILLY History is spinning again at Forest Park. NY Carousel, the ride’s operator, flipped the switch for the 40-year-old Forest Park Carousel on March 23. The attraction closed operations in 2008, but reopened last Memorial Day weekend after undergoing extreme renovations, according to Ami Abramson, one of the directors of NY Carousel. “This [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 3/04/2013 at 7:21AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Monday: Partly cloudy. High of 39 with a windchill as low as 19. Breezy. Winds from the NW at 15 to 20 mph. Monday night: Partly cloudy. Low of 32F with a windchill as low as 23. Breezy. Winds from the NW at 15 to 20 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Northern Boulevard [...]

Body discovered near Forest Park
Body discovered near Forest Park
Police Queens Courier Staff 3/03/2013 at 6:00PM

A man walking his dog near Forest Park found a man unconscious and unresponsive. On Sunday, March 3, around 11:40 a.m., officers responded to a 9-1-1 call of a fire at the corner of Freedom Drive and Park South Drive just off of Woodhaven Boulevard. Police were met by a man walking his dog, who [...]

Queensway closer to reality
Queensway closer to reality
Top Stories Terence M. Cullen 12/31/2012 at 2:57PM

Because of a state-secured grant, the much debated Queensway project is one step closer to getting off the ground. The Trust for Park Land has received $467,000 from Governor Andrew Cuomo to study the feasibility of a three-and-a-half mile greenway on what once was the Rockaway Beach LIRR line. This study would look at the [...]