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DOT addressing construction concerns in Briarwood
DOT addressing construction concerns in Briarwood
News Melissa Chan 8/30/2012 at 8:16AM

Commuters in Briarwood say poor planning by the state has left them hanging two years after ongoing construction at a major subway station first started marring the community. Civic leaders in the area called for better communication from the state’s Department of Transportation (DOT), during an August 25 rally at the Briarwood-Van Wyck subway station [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 8/22/2012 at 7:25AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High of 82. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the SE in the afternoon. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy. Low of 72. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the WNW after midnight EVENT of the DAY: Family Karaoke Night at Manducatis Rustica At this Long [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 8/14/2012 at 7:26AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Tuesday: Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers in the afternoon. High of 86. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.Tuesday Night: Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers. Low of 73. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.5 in. [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Liam La Guerre 5/23/2012 at 5:42AM

  John Gotti grandson busted with a stash of steroids The grandson of John (Teflon Don) Gotti was busted with a stash of steroids in Queens on Tuesday, police sources told the Daily News. A team of narcotics cops collared 18-year-old John Gotti — namesake of the notorious Gambino crime family boss — at a house [...]

Forest Hills biz hurt by JetBlue departure
Forest Hills biz hurt by JetBlue departure
Business Michael Pantelidis 4/12/2012 at 1:30PM

JetBlue’s takeoff from Forest Hills has been rocky for local businesses – now severely struggling to survive. A number of merchants say they have lost large percentages of their business since the airline moved from its headquarters in the Forest Hills Tower, located on Queens Boulevard and Union Turnpike, to a modernized facility in Queens [...]

Elderly Forest Hills woman missing
Elderly Forest Hills woman missing
News Billy Rennison 3/05/2012 at 11:25AM

Police are asking for the public’s help finding an elderly Forest Hills woman last seen on Sunday, March 4. Dolly Arias, 72, was last seen leaving her Queens Boulevard apartment yesterday evening wearing a multi-colored jacket and black pants. Police described the missing as 5-feet-6-inches tall, 120 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Arias [...]

One teen, two others shot on Jamaica Avenue
One teen, two others shot on Jamaica Avenue
News Billy Rennison 3/01/2012 at 5:35PM

One teenager and two 20-year-olds were shot on Jamaica Avenue in what was according to witnesses, likely gang-related activity. The shootings took place outside a Jamaica Avenue Wendy’s this afternoon at approximately 3 p.m. Two victims were shot in the leg, with one taking a bullet to the arm. The victims were a 17-year-old black [...]

Police search for suspect in three Queens bank robberies
Police search for suspect in three Queens bank robberies
News Billy Rennison 2/24/2012 at 4:42PM

Police are searching for a suspect they believe is responsible for three February bank robberies. The suspect hit three Chase banks all along Queens Boulevard. In each instance the suspect, described by police as a 30-year-old black male, approached the teller with a note demanding money. The three robberies occurred on February 3, February 14 [...]

Pedestrian countdown signals saves lives on Queens Boulevard
News Alexa Altman 1/24/2012 at 5:16PM

Bye-bye “Boulevard of Death.” Sixty-six intersections along Queens Boulevard have acquired pedestrian countdown signals (PCS), the latest safety improvement made by the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) throughout the borough. These fixtures, among over 2,100 new countdown signals installed in Queens in 2011, inform walkers of how much time is left before the [...]

Queens gripped by fear of gropers
News Michael Pantelidis 10/19/2011 at 4:06PM

Women across Queens have been gripped by a fear of gropers. For the past month, female residents of Sunnyside and Woodside have been looking over their shoulders for a predator on pedals. The neighboring communities are the most recent areas to experience repeated sexual attacks on women by men on bicycles. Beginning September 15, five [...]