Queensbridge Houses

Man arrested in 2013 LIC murder
Man arrested in 2013 LIC murder
Police Angy Altamirano 5/14/2014 at 1:11PM

Police have arrested a 27-year-old man for the murder of an aspiring hip-hop artist last year in Long Island City.

91-year-old WWII veteran fighting NYCHA for Flushing apartment
91-year-old WWII veteran fighting NYCHA for Flushing apartment
Northeast Liam La Guerre 5/02/2014 at 3:32PM

Ralph Calinda lives alone in a three-bedroom apartment in the NYCHA Pomonok Houses in Flushing. Through NYCHA’s downsizing policy, which moves residents who “overuse apartments” to smaller ones, the city agency wants to kick him out of his home.

Queens woman finds healing through art
Queens woman finds healing through art
Arts & Music Angy Altamirano 9/02/2013 at 12:09PM

Rising from the ashes as a survivor of domestic violence, Beverly Cowan has reached a new moment in her life in which her passion for art has served as therapy. Now she hopes it will become a career. Born and raised in Harlem, Cowan always enjoyed working with any form of art. She filled up [...]

$300G in repairs not made at Long Island City NYCHA center
$300G in repairs not made at Long Island City NYCHA center
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 8/20/2013 at 3:20PM

Long Island City seniors are waiting for fixes to be made to their senior center, and have been doing so for three years. Funds allocated to fix various problems at the Jacob Riis Settlement House at the Queensbridge Houses have yet to be put to use, and now the community wants answers as to why. [...]

51 charged in drug sweep at Queens housing developments
51 charged in drug sweep at Queens housing developments
Police Cristabelle Tumola 5/17/2013 at 3:51PM

An undercover drug investigation at two western Queens housing developments has led to the indictment of 28 men and women for selling narcotics, and the arrest of 23 others, announced District Attorney Richard Brown and NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly. Authorities have 15 of the indicted individuals in custody and are still seeking 13 more. Ranging [...]

Long Island City murder leads to calls against gun violence
Long Island City murder leads to calls against gun violence
Police Alexa Altman 2/12/2013 at 12:46PM

The shooting of a 27-year-old aspiring hip-hop artist near the Queensbridge Houses is raising clamor among politicians and community activists fighting against gun violence. The victim, Francisco Leal, 27, suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the chest around 10 p.m. on Saturday, February 2 at the corner of 21st Street and 41st Avenue. While the [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 10/02/2012 at 7:53AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Tuesday: Overcast with a chance of rain, then rain in the afternoon. High of 73. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%. Tuesday night: Overcast with rain, then a chance of rain after midnight. Fog overnight. Low of 64. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 9/25/2012 at 7:17AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Tuesday: Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 72. Winds from the SW at 10 to 15 mph. Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy in the evening, then mostly cloudy. Low of 59. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%. EVENT of the DAY: CPR for Everyone Learn how to recognize [...]

Fresh food push comes to western Queens
Fresh food push comes to western Queens
Top Stories Alexa Altman 9/07/2012 at 11:12AM

There’s now an oasis in the middle of a Queens food desert. Residents of the Queensbridge Houses — a neighborhood where fresh produce is scarce — now have the option of purchasing a bag of fruits and vegetables every Wednesday afternoon, just outside their doors. The push reflects a Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, but is [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Billy Rennison 8/31/2012 at 7:00AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Sunny, with a high near 93. Southwest wind 8 to 15 mph. Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. West wind 8 to 10 mph. EVENT of the DAY: Doctor Zhivago at the Museum of the Moving Image Take in the 1965 classic at the Museum of the Moving Image.  Based on [...]