Ozone Park

Ozone Park Filipino man lives the American dream
Ozone Park Filipino man lives the American dream
South Maggie Hayes 12/21/2013 at 10:35AM

Ernesto Pamolarco grew up in poverty, with little food and no electricity, sleeping on the seashore of the Philippines. Now, he owns his Ozone Park home and provides for his wife and six children. Early on, he learned that “life is so hard without education,” and put himself through the education system, eventually becoming an [...]

Cops looking for suspect who tried to rape Ozone Park woman at knifepoint
Cops looking for suspect who tried to rape Ozone Park woman at knifepoint
Police Cristabelle Tumola 12/15/2013 at 9:25AM

A man tried to rape a woman at knifepoint inside her Ozone Park apartment Friday morning, then cut his victim as she stopped his attack, police said. The suspect gained entry inside the 27-year-old victim’s home around 10 a.m., placed a pocket knife to her neck and told the woman to take her clothes off, according [...]

South Queens officer honored for arresting suspect in cop beating
South Queens officer honored for arresting suspect in cop beating
Police Maggie Hayes 12/13/2013 at 11:06AM

Just shy of one month after an off-duty cop was beaten nearly to death, Officer Vincent Siraco of the 106th Precinct was honored for nabbing his fellow cop’s attacker. Sergeant Mohammed Dean took a brutal beating in Ozone Park on Nov. 17 that left him unconscious. As police pulled up to the scene on Liberty Avenue [...]

City Council passes Ozone Park rezoning
City Council passes Ozone Park rezoning
South Maggie Hayes 12/10/2013 at 7:14PM

The City Council passed a change in Ozone Park’s zoning map Tuesday to reflect the neighborhood’s building patterns. Now, the zoning mandates will reinforce the area’s one- and-two-family residential homes and direct new residential and mixed-use developments to more commercial locations. “The new zoning enacted into law today will protect Ozone Park from overdevelopment and help [...]

Wife, band remember musician killed in Howard Beach car crash
Wife, band remember musician killed in Howard Beach car crash
South Maggie Hayes 12/03/2013 at 4:34PM

Jim Sinisi’s wife said the world is “a dimmer place” now that her husband is not in it. “He was a once-in-a-lifetime kind of person,” said Susan Sinisi of her husband, a musician in the band Wordy Bums. Only two weeks shy of his 38th birthday, Jim was driving in Howard Beach on Saturday, November [...]

Green cabs could be coming to south Queens
Green cabs could be coming to south Queens
South Maggie Hayes 12/03/2013 at 11:10AM

Green cabs could now be driving down south in the borough. A representative from the Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC) will be making a stop at the next Community Board (CB) 10 meeting on Thursday, December 5 to explain the new Boro Taxi procedures, rules, and the program’s presence in the region moving forward. Betty [...]

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 [...]