Kew Gardens

Op-Ed: Simple measures for park safety
News Op-Ed 9/10/2013 at 11:25AM

Late last week, the NYPD revealed that the suspect being sought in the late August attack of a 69-year old jogger in Forest Park is allegedly responsible for five previous attacks in and around the 538-acre park. Police presence has been increased with a temporary command center being set up at the intersection of Myrtle [...]

Queens centenarians celebrate birthdays
Queens centenarians celebrate birthdays
News Queens Courier Staff 7/14/2013 at 11:48AM

MELISSA FERRARI Woman celebrates turning 102 at local cafe Maria Biancaniello celebrated turning 102 surrounded by family and friends. On Friday, July 5, Caffe Italia in Whitestone hosted Biancaniello’s 102nd birthday party. The energy in Biancaniello’s favorite restaurant was joyous as her family gathered to celebrate her life. The turnout included Biancaniello’s three children, nine [...]

Worker rescued from trench collapse in Kew Gardens
Worker rescued from trench collapse in Kew Gardens
Central Cristabelle Tumola 6/18/2013 at 7:39PM

The FDNY rescued a construction worker after he became trapped in a collapsed Kew Gardens trench. He was partially buried in the trench, which was 25 feet below the surface. Fire officials had to secure an unstable crane at the site before they could free the worker, an FDNY spokesperson said. The collapse occurred around [...]

Police searching for Kew Gardens robbery suspect
Police searching for Kew Gardens robbery suspect
Police Terence M. Cullen 4/20/2013 at 8:28PM

Police are looking for a suspect connected to a robbery in an elevator Thursday. The suspect followed a 14-year-old victim into the elevator around 3:40 p.m. of a building near Union Turnpike and Queens Boulevard, police said. He asked the victim for her jewelry, cell phone and any money she had. Police said the suspect [...]

Real estate spotlight: Forest Hills, Kew Gardens and Rego Park
Real estate spotlight: Forest Hills, Kew Gardens and Rego Park
News Angy Altamirano 2/24/2013 at 9:22AM

Forest Hills, Kew Gardens and Rego Park offer a wide range of housing opportunities with price ranges from under $500,000 to over $3 million. Information and photos listed are courtesy of www.mlsli.com. 240 Greenway North in Forest Hills There’s plenty of space to roam in this stately Tudor home, which features three bedrooms, two and a [...]

Where to eat and shop in Forest Hills, Kew Gardens and Rego Park
Where to eat and shop in Forest Hills, Kew Gardens and Rego Park
News Angy Altamirano 2/23/2013 at 10:51AM

WHERE TO EAT Dallas BBQ Rego Park Center 718-592-9000 For the past 15 years, Dallas BBQ has offered the best BBQ ribs, chicken and steak in New York City. Coming together with other dining shops at the Rego Park Center, Dallas BBQ is there to offer customers a dining experience amongst friends after a long [...]

Jon Torodash explores City Council run against incumbent Koslowitz
Jon Torodash explores City Council run against incumbent Koslowitz
Central Terence M. Cullen 2/22/2013 at 12:01PM

Jon Torodash wants to bring “Civic Virtue” back to Queens. The Kew Gardens resident has begun exploring a run as an independent against incumbent Councilmember Karen Koslowitz, a Democrat, for City Council District 29. Born and raised in Forest Hills, Torodash, 31, returned to Queens about five years ago and said he would run a [...]

Where to watch the Super Bowl in Queens
Where to watch the Super Bowl in Queens
News Queens Courier Staff 1/31/2013 at 12:08PM

BY ANTHONY O’REILLY While the Harbaugh brothers try to coach their teams to victory in the “HarBowl”, you can enjoy the game at one of Queens’ many bars, offering various drink and food specials throughout the night, along with free giveaways. Bourbon Street, Bayside For $45 per person, enjoy a hot and cold buffet, unlimited [...]

Central and southern Queens to receive water main upgrade
Central and southern Queens to receive water main upgrade
Central Melissa Chan 12/31/2012 at 12:21PM

A $14 million upgrade to replace the borough’s aging water system will soon flow into portions of central and southern Queens, authorities said. About 13 miles of new ductile iron water mains will be installed to replace old unlined cast ones in Forest Hills, Kew Gardens, Richmond Hill and Far Rockaway, according to the city’s [...]

Where to find last minute gifts in Queens
Where to find last minute gifts in Queens
News Queens Courier Staff 12/21/2012 at 11:37AM

THE POTTER’S WHEEL 20-33 83rd Avenue, Kew Gardens, 718-441-6614 Handmade items make great holiday gifts. Our gallery offers many one-of-a-kind treasures made by passionate, local artists. With over thirty years of experience, our studio exhibits many styles from which to choose. Gift certificates for classes make great gifts, too. Get Creative! Make your own gift!           [...]