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Waging war on graffiti in Queens
Waging war on graffiti in Queens
News Toni Cimino 5/22/2012 at 1:41PM

Graffiti be gone. Rollers in hand, enthusiastic community members, officers of the 102nd Precinct and some very civic-minded kids gathered on sunny Sunday, May 20 to help erase vandalism. Members of the John Bowne High School Air Force Junior ROTC, 102nd Precinct Explorers, Richmond Hill Block Association and Community Emergency Response Team tackled various locations, [...]

Vandalized fence in Whitestone to be replaced
Vandalized fence in Whitestone to be replaced
News Melissa Chan 4/17/2012 at 9:36AM

A graffiti-splattered construction fence in Whitestone will soon plague homeowners no more. According to Councilmember Dan Halloran, the eyesore at 24-19 Francis Lewis Boulevard that infested the neighborhood for years will be replaced with a six-foot chain-link fence within a week. The councilmember said he struck a deal with Robin Singh, the new property owner, [...]

‘Draw’ing inspiration from Astoria
‘Draw’ing inspiration from Astoria
Arts & Music Michael Pantelidis 4/09/2012 at 2:58PM

A blank canvas – lacking a defined identity and purpose – can be a daunting task for any artist. Many grow to hate its vacant stare, praying for inspiration to end the monotony of its colorless complexion. Often, it can lead to hasty or unimaginative work. Such dilemmas are nonexistent for Louie Gasparro, who adores [...]

Maspeth church vandalized
News Billy Rennison 3/06/2012 at 5:45PM

Vandals defaced a Maspeth church recently in what is being investigated as a hate crime. Trinity-St. Andrews Lutheran Church on 60th Avenue was found vandalized on Wednesday, February 29 when the church’s pastor, Terrence Weber, arrived at the religious institution. “As I was coming to the church’s office door I noticed a Star of David [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup – 11/08/2011: Boxing legend Joe Frazier dies, 67
News Jay Lane 11/08/2011 at 8:49AM

Severed Foot Found On Front Lawn In Rosedale; Turns Out To Be Bear’s There’s relief in Rosedale this morning after a gruesome discovery rattled nerves. A man taking out the garbage Sunday night found what appeared to be a severed child’s foot on his front lawn. Police responded to the scene to investigate. On Monday morning, the Medical [...]

Waging war on Woodside graffiti
Waging war on Woodside graffiti
News Michael Pantelidis 11/07/2011 at 1:14PM

The war against graffiti in Queens is never ending, but Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer has no reservations about arming himself with a brush and leading the charge. The councilmember united with CitySolve, a graffiti removal company, and residents of Woodside on November 1 to stand in opposition to the vandalism that has plagued the neighborhood. [...]

Artist’s plight after cleaning up blight
Arts & Music Erica Camhi 10/04/2011 at 6:11PM

After textile designer/artist Paola Belotti transformed a graffiti-laden wall in a Maspeth alleyway into a giant Tuscan mural last August, she not only elevated a “wall of shame” to a “wall of fame,” she brought a sense of peace and beauty to many of the local residents. The mural was born through a happy accident [...]