Fresh Meadows

Hooters to reopen in Fresh Meadows
Hooters to reopen in Fresh Meadows
Northeast Melissa Chan 7/11/2013 at 10:20AM

Fresh Meadows will soon get its second helping of Hooters, but one where the busty wait staff might be clad in a new getup. The once popular neighborhood rack shack at 61-09 190th Street will reopen later this summer as a new franchise under Marc Phaneuf. Officials said the establishment closed last October after Hooters [...]

Council District 24 contender Alex Blishteyn is the ‘citizen candidate’
Council District 24 contender Alex Blishteyn is the ‘citizen candidate’
Politics Melissa Chan 6/27/2013 at 12:32PM

A Fresh Meadows attorney wants to breathe life back into stunted small businesses in his district. Alex Blishteyn, a Republican candidate for City Council, said he has seen too many shops close their shutters in the 23 years he has lived in District 24. “I remember that area when small businesses were flourishing,” he said. [...]

Flushing millionaire Isaac Sasson drops out of 24th City Council District race
Flushing millionaire Isaac Sasson drops out of 24th City Council District race
Northeast Melissa Chan 6/11/2013 at 4:15PM

A lottery millionaire from Flushing has scratched himself off the City Council ticket. Isaac Sasson, 72, has dropped his bid for the 24th District and will instead “focus his efforts on his philanthropy and his related positions in the Orthodox Jewish community,” his campaign said in a statement. The Democrat announced in January he would [...]

Pols push for sewer upgrades as Queens homes take on water
Pols push for sewer upgrades as Queens homes take on water
Top Stories Melissa Chan 6/11/2013 at 1:18PM

An outdated sewer system is leaving large swathes of Queens vulnerable to serious flooding, according to a pair of elected officials. “Year after year, Queens residents have been fighting the trauma and financial burden of flood damage to their homes and lives,” said Assemblymember Nily Rozic. “We cannot continue to let our working families weather [...]

3 Fresh Meadows men arrested after search turns up hundreds of Apple electronics
3 Fresh Meadows men arrested after search turns up hundreds of Apple electronics
Police Cristabelle Tumola 5/31/2013 at 12:20PM

Three men were arrested on a series of charges after police found hundreds of Apple electronics, drugs and other items in their Fresh Meadows residence. Officers, after conducting a search warrant, turned up 443 Apple iPhones, 20 Apple iPads, 11 Apple iPod touches, a black imitation pistol, a small amount of marijuana and $9,180 in [...]

Historic Fresh Meadows horse stable faces eviction
Historic Fresh Meadows horse stable faces eviction
Northeast Melissa Chan 5/17/2013 at 10:48AM

Horses in a historic Queens barn may have their last trot in a century-old stable. “Everyone’s saddened to see that it’s in jeopardy,” said equestrian master Joy Tirado, 43. The Western Riding Club in Fresh Meadows—and its seven steeds—faces eviction now that property owner John Lightstone, 87, has put the land up for sale after [...]

St. Francis Prep goes for first baseball championship since 2007
St. Francis Prep goes for first baseball championship since 2007
News Queens Courier Staff 5/15/2013 at 12:07PM

With a strong starting rotation and a solid bullpen, St. Francis Prep is eyeing its first baseball championship since 2007. Senior captain Nick LoPrinzi has been a major asset to the Terriers. LoPrinzi, a four-year varsity standout, has played behind the plate, on the mound and at first base in his young career. This season [...]

Bud’s Ale House closes months after taking over Hooters location
Bud’s Ale House closes months after taking over Hooters location
Northeast Melissa Chan 4/30/2013 at 12:58PM

A rebranded restaurant in Fresh Meadows could not fill the cups of its predecessor. Bud’s Ale House has closed its 61-09 190th Street location. The move came several months after Bud’s took over a Hooters there. Officials said the food joint reopened under a new name last October after Hooters of America axed a franchise [...]

Queens daughter raises funds for handicapped dad
Queens daughter raises funds for handicapped dad
Top Stories Melissa Chan 4/19/2013 at 12:29PM

His summer days were spent at the beach with his loyal dog by his side. But for the last three years, a crippling neurological disease has kept Gary Herman away from the shore. Now his daughter, Rachel, is on a mission to mobilize the man who supported his family for decades. “My dad worked hard [...]

11 injured in Fresh Meadows house fire
Police Cristabelle Tumola 4/01/2013 at 10:31AM

An early morning blaze at a Fresh Meadows residence left 11 injured, including four seriously. The fire broke out at the two-story, two-family private home at 169-03 65th Avenue around 1:46 a.m., and was under control by 2:19 a.m., said an FDNY spokesperson. Four victims were taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Six other people [...]