northeast Queens

Gov. announces measures to address Queens plane noise
Gov. announces measures to address Queens plane noise
News Melissa Chan 3/25/2014 at 3:13PM

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey will double its sound monitors and create an office to address soaring noise complaints, under a string of new orders announced by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

EXCLUSIVE: City eyes two more northeast Queens school sites
EXCLUSIVE: City eyes two more northeast Queens school sites
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 11/22/2013 at 4:47PM

The city’s School Construction Authority (SCA) is looking for more than an acre of Queens land to build a new high school, The Courier has learned. The SCA has allocated funds for the future institution, poised to alleviate Queens high school congestion, but is still scouring the borough for a site slightly larger than an [...]

Residents unhappy over tax hikes on northeast Queens co-ops, condos
Residents unhappy over tax hikes on northeast Queens co-ops, condos
Northeast Queens Courier Staff 11/08/2013 at 12:04PM

ELIJAH STEWART Bayside-area residents say they are getting fed up with what they believe to be unfair tax increases on co-ops and condos throughout northeast Queens. “They look at it as they might as well buy a house, which is a larger down payment, than come here and pay enormous amounts in taxes,” said John [...]

SANDY ONE YEAR LATER: Co-ops, condos still waiting for disaster aid
SANDY ONE YEAR LATER: Co-ops, condos still waiting for disaster aid
News Melissa Chan 10/25/2013 at 11:11AM

A proposed federal law that would bring disaster aid to co-op and condo communities has not come any closer to being passed nearly one year after Sandy. “It just doesn’t make sense,” said Warren Schreiber, president of the Bay Terrace Community Alliance. “It’s just prolonging the financial hardship on co-ops. Right now, we’re stuck footing [...]

Cops bust business suit burglar
Cops bust business suit burglar
Northeast Melissa Chan 10/04/2013 at 12:27PM

A man who police say burglarized homes in a business suit after posing as a children’s nonprofit employee has been arrested, according to the 111th Precinct. Police believe a 26-year-old man from northeast Queens was behind a spike in burglaries between July and August. The suspect, whose name is being withheld by The Courier, was [...]

Northeast Queens residents disappointed by possible pool closure
Northeast Queens residents disappointed by possible pool closure
Northeast Cristabelle Tumola 6/05/2013 at 1:01PM

Oswald Egas spent summers as a boy practicing to swim and escaping the heat at the Fort Totten Pool. He later took his own children to the same outdoor spot, telling them “that’s where I grew up.” But Egas’ kids may not be able to share the same sentiment with their children. If the City [...]

Town hall highlights transit issues in northeast Queens
Town hall highlights transit issues in northeast Queens
Northeast Queens Courier Staff 5/13/2013 at 2:37PM

Idle buses and a lack of adequate service are some of the transit problems plaguing northeast Queens, residents say. About 25 people aired their grievances to bus, subway and LIRR officials during a town hall meeting on Thursday. “I think we can all agree that we are under-serviced by mass transit in this district,” said [...]

Despite relief, plane noise may still plague northeast Queens
Despite relief, plane noise may still plague northeast Queens
Northeast Melissa Chan 3/22/2013 at 10:18AM

Northeast Queens residents may get a respite from the plane noise that tormented them last summer — but not full relief. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) officials said there would be fewer planes flying over portions of Bayside and Flushing. But, depending on traffic and wind, there could be times residents could hear the same turbulence [...]

Murders down, burglaries up in 2012
Northeast Melissa Chan 1/19/2013 at 4:03PM

Murders, rapes and shootings in the 109th Precinct declined in 2012, while burglaries and grand larcenies went up, officials said. According to the precinct’s commanding officer, Inspector Brian Maguire, the 109th saw three murders last year — a 50 percent decrease from 2011. Ezra Black, 31, was allegedly stabbed to death by his fellow Parks Department coworker inside the Al Oerter Recreation Center in Flushing on [...]

Police collar man for multiple weapon, drug possession
Police collar man for multiple weapon, drug possession
Police Queens Courier Staff 1/18/2013 at 1:42PM

Police arrested a man in northeast Queens Wednesday when they found several weapons and drugs in his possession, according to a police source.  On January 16, officers from the 109th Precinct responded to a call of an emotionally distressed person. When the suspect, Vincent Abruzzo, 38, opened the door, he allegedly had a lit marijuana cigarette and tried [...]