Grand Central Parkway

Teen charged with DUI in fatal accident on Grand Central Parkway
Teen charged with DUI in fatal accident on Grand Central Parkway
Police Cristabelle Tumola 3/17/2013 at 5:47PM

Authorities arrested a teen for DUI after he struck and killed a taxi driver on the Grand Central Parkway early Sunday morning, said police. Around 3:20 a.m., 38-year-old Ansumana Dukuly, of the Bronx, was driving his cab westbound on the Grand Central Parkway near 180th Street when a Honda sedan struck him, causing the taxi to [...]

Mother of slain National Guardsman vows justice despite grand jury ruling
Mother of slain National Guardsman vows justice despite grand jury ruling
Police Alexa Altman 2/22/2013 at 10:40AM

Even after the verdict was final, Cecilia Reyes vowed her son would get justice. Reyes, the mother of Noel Polanco, the 22-year-old National Guardsman who was killed by a police officer during a traffic stop on the Grand Central Parkway on October 4, was outraged by the court’s ruling that her son’s killer would not [...]

No criminal charges to be filed in Grand Central Parkway shooting death of Army reservist
No criminal charges to be filed in Grand Central Parkway shooting death of Army reservist
Police Queens Courier Staff 2/15/2013 at 2:45PM

A Queens grand jury concluded Thursday that there will be no criminal charges filed in connection to the death of Army reservist Noel Polanco who was shot by a police officer on the Grand Central Parkway last fall, said District Attorney Richard Brown. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly requested the grand jury investigation just days after [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
News Billy Rennison 11/23/2012 at 8:16AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 58. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon. Friday night: A slight chance of showers between 9pm and midnight. Cloudy, then gradual clearing toward daybreak, with a low around 40. EVENT of the DAY: Improvius Maximus Some of the best improv teams, from all corners [...]

Ray Kelly calls for grand jury investigation into Polanco death
Ray Kelly calls for grand jury investigation into Polanco death
News Alexa Altman 10/09/2012 at 7:26PM

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly is requesting a grand jury investigation following last week’s fatal shooting of 22-year-old Army Reserve member Noel Polanco by a police officer. According to the NYPD, on Thursday, October 4 around 5:15 a.m., officers in two unmarked vehicles spotted an eastbound, black 2012 Honda Fit hybrid driving erratically, weaving between lanes [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 10/09/2012 at 7:41AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Tuesday: Overcast with a chance of rain. High of 63. Winds from the NE at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Tuesday night: Overcast. Low of 55. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%. EVENT OF THE DAY: Meet the Candidates St. John’s is holding a Meet the Candidates night from [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 10/08/2012 at 7:39AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Partly cloudy in the morning, then overcast. High of 59. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the East in the afternoon. Chance of rain 20%. Monday night: Overcast with rain. Low of 54. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the NNE after midnight. Chance of [...]

Queens DA investigating police shooting of unarmed man on GCP
Queens DA investigating police shooting of unarmed man on GCP
News Billy Rennison 10/05/2012 at 11:28AM

The shooting of an unarmed Army Reservist on the Grand Central Parkway early Thursday morning is being investigated by the Queens District Attorney after a witness said the victim never took his hands of the steering wheel. Noel Polanco was pulled over by cops at 5:15 a.m. after speeding and swerving on the eastbound Grand Central [...]

Man dead in police shooting on GCP
Man dead in police shooting on GCP
News Billy Rennison 10/04/2012 at 9:45AM

A man was shot dead by police this morning on the Grand Central Parkway and two others are in custody. The shooting occurred at 5 a.m. near exit 7 shutting down the highway during morning rush hour. Police fired at the suspect, hitting him once in the abdomen, police said. According to the New York Times, [...]

Drunk driver hits and kills worker on Grand Central Parkway
Drunk driver hits and kills worker on Grand Central Parkway
News Cristabelle Tumola 7/10/2012 at 1:59PM

According to police, at approximately 11 a.m. a vehicle travelling on the westbound side of the Grand Central Parkway hit and killed  63-year-old Frank Avino of Ronkonkoma, Long Island, who was working on the left lane of the roadway at Jewel Avenue. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver, 26-year-old Munshi Abdullah of Jamaica, Queens was [...]