Ozone Park

Woodhaven Boulevard safety still in flux
Woodhaven Boulevard safety still in flux
Top Stories Liam La Guerre 11/26/2013 at 11:19AM

The city’s five-year study on Woodhaven Boulevard safety improvements show some solutions worked better than others. The thoroughfare, which connects Middle Village, Woodhaven and Ozone Park, among others, is one of the most trafficked in the borough and is prone to many accidents, according to the Department of Transportation (DOT). DOT officials collected feedback from [...]

Op-ed: Proposals for QueensWay project
News Op-Ed 11/22/2013 at 1:01PM

ASSEMBLYMEMBER MIKE MILLER I want to take a moment to address the QueensWay project, a proposed public greenway that will transform the Long Island Rail Road Rockaway Beach Branch, which was abandoned over 50 years ago. Specifically, the former railroad extends 3.5 miles from Rego Park and Forest Hills down to Ozone Park. This proposed [...]

Aqueduct Racetrack hosting street art show ‘Murals’
Arts & Music Queens Courier Staff 11/22/2013 at 12:03PM

The grandstand walls at Aqueduct Racetrack will serve as canvasses for 11 contemporary urban artists who will transform the first floor of New York City’s only racetrack into a horse racing-themed street art show entitled “Aqueduct Murals,” opening to the public on Saturday, November 23. “New York City is arguably the Mecca of street art [...]

Board derails QueensWay funding
Board derails QueensWay funding
Top Stories Maggie Hayes 11/18/2013 at 4:55PM

Community Board 9 has taken QueensWay funding out of its budget. At its November meeting, the board voted 30-13 and concluded that its capital budget should not prioritize the proposal, which would convert a 3.5-mile former Rockaway Beach LIRR line into a public greenway. Late last year, Governor Andrew Cuomo awarded $467,000 to study the [...]

Ozone Park man allegedly stabs wife to death over cheating
Ozone Park man allegedly stabs wife to death over cheating
Police Maggie Hayes 11/15/2013 at 11:46AM

Updated, Saturday, November 16 A knife-wielding Ozone Park man allegedly stabbed his wife to death after catching her cheating, friends and neighbors said. Police broke down a locked bedroom door in an 80th Street home at about 3 a.m. Friday morning and found Josefa Sanchez, 41, unconscious and unresponsive. She was rushed to Jamaica Hospital [...]

106th Precinct gets backup
106th Precinct gets backup
South Maggie Hayes 11/08/2013 at 1:39PM

Backup is here, as the 106th Precinct added 16 new cops recently. “They are a most welcomed addition to the community and we are very happy to have them,” said Deputy Inspector Jeffrey Schiff, the precinct’s Commanding Officer. The precinct, which encompasses Ozone Park, Lindenwood and Howard Beach, has experienced an increase in car thefts [...]

Queens kids walk to ‘Beat the Street’ in worldwide competition
Education & Kids Maggie Hayes 11/01/2013 at 3:34PM

Queens kids are hitting the pavement and “beating the street” in a worldwide competition. Ozone Park’s J.H.S. 210 is participating in the Department of Transportation (DOT) and Department of Education (DOE) competition, “Beat the Street,” in which local students log walking trips to and from school and compete against youth from around the world. “The [...]

City Council District 32 candidates Ulrich, Simon look ahead to Election Day
City Council District 32 candidates Ulrich, Simon look ahead to Election Day
Politics Maggie Hayes 11/01/2013 at 11:43AM

The heated race for City Council District 32 is coming to a close. Councilmember Eric Ulrich, the incumbent, has represented District 32 in the City Council since 2009. He stood with Belle Harbor, Breezy Point, Broad Channel, Hamilton Beach, Howard Beach, Lindenwood, Neponsit, Ozone Park, Rockaway Beach, Rockaway Park, South Ozone Park, South Richmond Hill [...]

Brooklyn man charged in 11 Queens burglaries
Police Cristabelle Tumola 10/30/2013 at 5:02PM

A Brooklyn man has been charged with breaking into 11 homes in the Forest Hills, Ozone Park, South Ozone Park and Howard Beach neighborhoods of Queens and stealing thousands of dollars worth of property. Mario Girau, 28, was initially arrested in connection to a September burglary of a Tahoe Street residence in Ozone Park in [...]

Op-Ed: Where are we one year later?
News Op-Ed 10/26/2013 at 10:42AM

BY STATE SENATOR JOSEPH ADDABBO JR. On any particular day, whether I’m working, getting a cup of coffee, shopping or having dinner in the district, people detail their experiences involving Superstorm Sandy in many different ways. A year later, many still get tears in their eyes, others remain frustrated about the lack of progress, while [...]