Fresh Meadows

EXCLUSIVE: City eyes two more northeast Queens school sites
EXCLUSIVE: City eyes two more northeast Queens school sites
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 11/22/2013 at 4:47PM

The city’s School Construction Authority (SCA) is looking for more than an acre of Queens land to build a new high school, The Courier has learned. The SCA has allocated funds for the future institution, poised to alleviate Queens high school congestion, but is still scouring the borough for a site slightly larger than an [...]

Fresh Meadows home to appear on ‘The Good Wife’ Sunday
Fresh Meadows home to appear on ‘The Good Wife’ Sunday
Entertainment Melissa Chan 11/22/2013 at 11:35AM

This Sunday’s episode of CBS’s “The Good Wife” will feature a Fresh Meadows home and a stretch of Union Turnpike. Show fanatics Peter and Kathy Hart lent their 183rd Street home to film crews and actors for a full day of shooting in October, The Courier first reported. “We’re excited. This weekend, we’re throwing a [...]

Fresh Meadows restaurant owners featured on Cooking Channel show say eatery did not need ‘redemption’
Fresh Meadows restaurant owners featured on Cooking Channel show say eatery did not need ‘redemption’
Northeast Melissa Chan 11/14/2013 at 2:54PM

Queens restaurant owners recently featured on the Cooking Channel’s new series, “Restaurant Redemption,” say their iconic 60-year-old eatery did not need the rescue. King Yum in Fresh Meadows kicked off the show’s first episode on October 29. The series stars Ching-He Huang, a British food writer and TV chef, who helps revitalize struggling Asian restaurants [...]

57-year-old fatally struck in Fresh Meadows
Northeast Cristabelle Tumola 11/14/2013 at 9:19AM

A man was killed Wednesday night when a car hit him on the Horace Harding Expressway. Sangho Kim, 57, of Fresh Meadows, was crossing the roadway at 188th Street around 8:30 p.m. when the accident occurred, said police. He was taken to Booth Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The vehicle remained on the [...]

‘The Good Wife’ films at Fresh Meadows home
‘The Good Wife’ films at Fresh Meadows home
Entertainment Melissa Chan 10/16/2013 at 4:27PM

An upcoming episode of a popular CBS drama will feature a Queens couple — or at least the house they live in. “The Good Wife” fanatics, Peter and Kathy Hart, played host to the show this Tuesday, lending their Fresh Meadows home to film crews and actors for a full day of shooting. “This is [...]

Pols call for traffic calming measures in Fresh Meadows
Pols call for traffic calming measures in Fresh Meadows
News Melissa Chan 9/19/2013 at 1:09PM

A group of leaders in Fresh Meadows are trying to put the brakes on lead-footed drivers who they say whiz down a stretch of homes daily. The speeding motorists use 75th Avenue, a residential road, to bypass traffic on Union Turnpike, according to Councilmember James Gennaro. For about one mile, between Utopia Parkway and 164th [...]

Fresh Meadows man recounts stop-and-frisk experience
Fresh Meadows man recounts stop-and-frisk experience
Top Stories Liam La Guerre 8/23/2013 at 2:23PM

Fresh Meadows resident Naji Grampus claims he was stopped by cops one night while walking home from playing basketball in a playground near P.S. 26 in the fall of 2010. It was chilly, so Grampus, then 21, was wearing a hoodie and his gloves were bundled in the pouch of the sweater. Grampus, who is [...]

Fresh Meadows woman arrested for Sandy scam
Fresh Meadows woman arrested for Sandy scam
Top Stories Melissa Chan 8/14/2013 at 12:46PM

A Fresh Meadows woman claiming to be a Sandy victim was arrested for allegedly scamming more than $87,000 in city and federal relief, the state attorney general said. Caterina Curatolo stayed at hotels on the city’s dime for close to nine months after she claimed she was evacuated and rendered homeless by the October superstorm, [...]

Star of Queens: Alan Ong, board of directors, Fresh Meadows Homeowners Civic Association
Star of Queens: Alan Ong, board of directors, Fresh Meadows Homeowners Civic Association
News Queens Courier Staff 7/15/2013 at 9:06AM

COMMUNITY SERVICE: Alan Ong has been active in the Queens community for years, serving as the PTA president for P.S. 173 before being appointed by Borough President Helen Marshall to the District 26 Community Education Council. “Even though I stepped down as PTA president, now I can try to effect things on a district level,” [...]