Jackson Heights

‘Safe Routes’ coming to four Queens schools
‘Safe Routes’ coming to four Queens schools
Education & Kids Liam La Guerre 11/27/2013 at 2:40PM

Safer streets are coming soon to four Queens middle and elementary schools. The Department of Design and Construction (DDC) confirmed it has selected a construction company to make adjustments around the schools to increase safety, as a part of the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Safe Routes to Schools program. The safe routes program is a [...]

Jackson Heights, Corona community marches for safer streets after traffic deaths
Jackson Heights, Corona community marches for safer streets after traffic deaths
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 11/13/2013 at 4:02PM

It was the final straw, and now the Jackson Heights and Corona communities are saying no more. Family members of traffic accident victims, local elected officials and community members gathered Tuesday night to set off the inaugural action known as “Three Children Too Many.” The group marched down Northern Boulevard, then 82nd Street, stopping to [...]

Cops searching for suspect in Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn jewelry store robberies
Cops searching for suspect in Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn jewelry store robberies
Police Cristabelle Tumola 11/11/2013 at 10:21AM

Police are looking to identify a suspect wanted in connection to seven jewelry store robberies across the city, including three in Queens. During each robbery, the suspect enters the store, armed with a handgun, and two to three additional suspects jump over the counter and take the jewelry, said cops. No injuries were reported during [...]

Op-ed: Making a BID for the Jackson Heights-Corona commercial corridor
News Op-Ed 11/08/2013 at 12:51PM

SETH BORNSTEIN In Queens, we take tremendous pride in where we live, work and play. Whether we are in Corona, Elmhurst, Flushing or Jackson Heights, each community is unique with distinctive charms. Each neighborhood’s face is its commercial shopping district, where we buy goods, dine, stroll, and meet friends. It’s like going into “town” whether [...]

Masked man, three others rob Jackson Heights jewelry store on Halloween: police
Masked man, three others rob Jackson Heights jewelry store on Halloween: police
Police Cristabelle Tumola 11/08/2013 at 12:39PM

Cops are trying to find a suspect who robbed a Jackson Heights jewelry store at gunpoint on October 31 while wearing a Halloween mask as well as three other men who helped him commit the theft. Around 6:30 p.m., the suspects entered Virani Jewelers, on 37th Avenue near 75th Street, and announced a robbery, said [...]

Slow zones coming to western Queens
Slow zones coming to western Queens
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 11/07/2013 at 11:17AM

Residents in western Queens will soon be able to cross their streets more safely. The Department of Transportation (DOT) will install slow zones in Sunnyside Gardens, Woodside, and Sunnyside south of Queens Boulevard, according to Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer. The slow zones, set for 2015, will be designed through input from the community. “By installing [...]

Costa Constantinides wins City Council District 22 race
Costa Constantinides wins City Council District 22 race
News Angy Altamirano 11/06/2013 at 12:19AM

Costa Constantinides is making history and will now serve the community he has called home his whole life. The lifelong Astoria resident has been elected to fill Peter Vallone Jr.’s seat in City Council District 22 and represent Astoria, Long Island City and parts of Jackson Heights. With 100 percent of the precincts reporting, he [...]

Jackson Heights plaza to get $500K in enhancements
West Angy Altamirano 10/23/2013 at 11:02AM

One Jackson Heights plaza is getting a little extra help to fully shine in the community. Councilmember Daniel Dromm recently announced he will allocate $500,000 in capital funds for enhancements to the 37th Road Pedestrian Plaza known as Diversity Plaza. “Diversity Plaza has become an integral part of our community,” said Dromm. “These improvements will [...]

Green Party candidate Lynne Serpe has ‘22 Ideas for District 22’
Green Party candidate Lynne Serpe has ‘22 Ideas for District 22’
News Angy Altamirano 10/18/2013 at 2:48PM

One candidate is ready to turn Astoria green. In June, Lynne Serpe announced she would be running to fill departing Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr.’s seat in the 22nd Council District, serving Astoria, Long Island City and parts of Jackson Heights. Serpe ran against Vallone for City Council in 2009. She is currently the project consultant [...]