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Maspeth street co-named George Gibbons Jr. Way
Maspeth street co-named George Gibbons Jr. Way
Southwest Liam La Guerre 9/28/2013 at 6:03PM

For the past few years teary eyes and frowns were a familiar sight when talking about the hit-and-run murder of Maspeth resident George Gibbons. Gibbons, who owned Gibbons Home bar on 69th Street, was killed in a 2011 traffic accident and it took a month-long manhunt to catch his murderer, Peter Rodriguez. But at a [...]

NYPD cop busted for providing info to drug traffickers: feds
News Jay Lane 5/15/2012 at 3:20PM

An NYPD officer was arrested this morning by federal agents and charged with allegedly providing inside police intelligence and information about fellow cops to a drug trafficking organization. Devon Daniels, 30, was arrested by the Drug Enforcement Administration and NYPD Internal Affairs detectives and is scheduled to be arraigned today in Brooklyn federal court. Daniels [...]

LDC set to revitalize Flushing area
LDC set to revitalize Flushing area
Northeast Queens Courier Staff 5/15/2012 at 12:00PM

The Flushing Willets Point Corona Local Development Corporation (LDC) held a cocktail reception on Tuesday, May 8 in the Delta Sky360 Club at Citi Field. Distinguished guest Michael Stoler, President of NY Real Estate TV and Managing Director of Madison Realty Capital, talked about the increasing importance of Queens to the state’s real estate market. [...]

Obama To Give Commencement Address In City; Traffic Tie-Ups Expected
News Jay Lane 5/14/2012 at 12:20PM

President Barack Obama is visiting the city today where he will deliver the commencement address at Barnard College before attending a series of campaign fundraisers. The president arrives in town around 11 a.m. and is scheduled to deliver the commencement address around 1 p.m. NY1 will carry the president’s commencement address live from Barnard College, [...]

Despite lawsuits, DOT work, off-ramp still unsafe
Despite lawsuits, DOT work, off-ramp still unsafe
News Michael Pantelidis 5/14/2012 at 12:00PM

A stretch of street – proven unsafe for cars, pedestrians and even storefronts – has “struck” again. Following three crashes in as many months in 2011, another car accident occurred on May 1 at the off-ramp of the Ed Koch-Queensborough Bridge, located on Queens Plaza South near Crescent Street in Long Island City. A taxi [...]

Man busted in city-wide manhole cover thefts
News Jay Lane 5/10/2012 at 3:57PM

The man behind the theft of manhole covers has been uncovered. Andrew Modica, 46, was arrested yesterday in connection with the numerous stolen manhole covers across the city, law enforcement sources told The Post this morning. Cops pulled Modica over in a stolen pickup truck near his home on 67th Street and 21st Avenue in Brooklyn after [...]

Line in the Sand: It’s neighbor VS neighbor in property war
Line in the Sand: It’s neighbor VS neighbor in property war
News Melissa Chan 5/10/2012 at 2:33PM

A fence — erected above covered sinkholes and below scaffolding — marks the battle line between two neighbors in Flushing. The neighborhood spat — between developers looking to build a seven-story condo community and a family living in a private home — has been brewing for over four years and has called into question where [...]

New cops join 106th precinct
New cops join 106th precinct
News Alexa Altman 5/10/2012 at 1:17PM

Fresh out of the academy, 15 newly minted police officers joined the 106th Precinct. The rookie rangers were introduced to the public at the precinct’s monthly meeting on Wednesday, May 9 by Captain Thomas Pascale. On hand to welcome the recruits was Senator Joseph Addabbo who congratulated Pascale for obtaining extra law enforcement officials. According [...]

Eminent Domain dead, but Willets Point will still proceed
News Liam La Guerre 5/10/2012 at 10:52AM

New York City rescinded its bid to acquire and develop Willets Point through Eminent Domain and may not be able to obtain it for a while, according to an opposing lawyer. “They cannot condemn this property,” said Michael Rikon, the lawyer who represented Willets Point property owners against the city. “That would require starting from [...]