Kissena Park

Family of pregnant woman killed by tree in Kissena park to sue city
Family of pregnant woman killed by tree in Kissena park to sue city
Northeast Melissa Chan 8/28/2013 at 10:10AM

The family of the pregnant woman killed by a felled tree in Kissena Park plans to sue the city, their lawyers said. Ying Yi Li-Dikov, 30, who was six months pregnant with a baby girl, was sitting on a bench on August 4 when a 50-foot oak tree snapped eight feet from the ground and [...]

Push to inspect trees as family mourns pregnant woman killed in Kissena Park
Push to inspect trees as family mourns pregnant woman killed in Kissena Park
Northeast Melissa Chan 8/06/2013 at 1:57PM

The city is inspecting the felled tree that killed a 30-year-old expectant mother in Flushing as her family makes arrangements to mourn her. “They’re just distraught,” said attorney Anthony Como, who spoke on behalf of the grieving family. “Right now, we’re just trying to investigate to find out what happened, how something like this could [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 8/05/2013 at 7:52AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Monday: Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 81. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph. Monday night: Partly cloudy. Low of 72. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Free screening of Despicable Me at Astoria Park Central Astoria Local Development Coalition Inc. presents movie night [...]

Pregnant woman killed by falling tree in Kissena Park
Pregnant woman killed by falling tree in Kissena Park
Police Liam La Guerre 8/04/2013 at 10:53PM

A pregnant woman died after she was hit by a falling tree in Kissena Park Sunday evening, cops said. The woman, Yingyi Li, 30, of Queens, was sitting on a bench under the tree when it fell, authorities said. Police arrived on the scene at about 6:30 p.m. and the woman was rushed to New [...]

What to do this weekend in Queens
What to do this weekend in Queens
Entertainment Queens Courier Staff 6/28/2013 at 5:24PM

Saturday, June 29 Get outdoors and discover nature with the Urban Rangers this summer. Families and children eight and older are invited to participate in a catch-and-release freshwater fishing program held in Kissena Park. Starting at 11 a.m., interested families will meet at the entrance located on Rose and Oak Avenues. All equipment will be [...]

Walk to raise funds for Flushing toddler’s chemo
Walk to raise funds for Flushing toddler’s chemo
Northeast Melissa Chan 6/06/2013 at 3:34PM

Kimberly Scott’s life changed in March, when doctors discovered a lemon sized tumor in her toddler’s brain. “They said in a week, he would have died if he didn’t have the surgery,” she said. Her 3-year-old son Alex now faces at least six months of aggressive chemotherapy after the cancerous brain tumor was removed. Hundreds [...]

Suspects captured in Kissena Park chase charged with robbery, fake gun possession
Suspects captured in Kissena Park chase charged with robbery, fake gun possession
Police Cristabelle Tumola 4/08/2013 at 5:31PM

Two robbery suspects who led police on a high-speed chase through Queens have been charged with robbery, criminal use of a firearm and possession of an imitation pistol, according to the district attorney. One of the defendants, Ravinder Dharamshot, 32, of Queens Village, has additionally been charged with reckless endangerment. Dharamshot and his accomplice, 23-year-old [...]