Rego Park

Ben’s Best: A New York classic
Ben’s Best: A New York classic
Dining Liam La Guerre 11/24/2013 at 11:30AM

While many kosher delicatessens around the country have come and gone, Ben’s Best in Rego Park has remained a staple in the neighborhood for nearly 70 years, using one simple rule. Owner Jay Parker, a Rockaway native, makes certain the restaurant is a master of one trade. The menu at the eatery has not changed [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Autism expert says there’s still hope Avonte Oquendo will be found
Autism expert says there’s still hope Avonte Oquendo will be found
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 11/14/2013 at 11:02AM

Close to six weeks have passed and although Avonte Oquendo’s whereabouts are still unknown, the search continues as hope in finding the autistic teen remains strong. Avonte, 14, was last seen at the Center Boulevard School at 1-50 51st Avenue in Long Island City around 12:38 p.m. on Friday, October 4. There have been conflicting [...]

Plane carrying banner to help find Avonte Oquendo flies over Queens, Manhattan
Plane carrying banner to help find Avonte Oquendo flies over Queens, Manhattan
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 11/11/2013 at 11:04AM

A plane with a banner reading “Bring Avonte Oquendo Home 1-800-577-TIPS”  flew over Queens and Manhattan Sunday in an effort to help find the autistic teen who has been missing since early October. A volunteer pilot flew the banner over the two boroughs for an hour yesterday afternoon, according to the Bring Avonte Home Facebook [...]

Boy in subway photo not missing teen Avonte Oquendo
Boy in subway photo not missing teen Avonte Oquendo
Police Angy Altamirano 10/31/2013 at 12:55PM

After a photo showing a boy on the subway that resembled Avonte Oquendo emerged online Tuesday, police have confirmed it was not the autistic teen who has been missing for close to four weeks, according to reports. A teenage boy posted on his Facebook a photo of who he believed resembled Avonte riding a F [...]

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 [...]

NYPD may scale back search for missing autistic teen
NYPD may scale back search for missing autistic teen
Police Angy Altamirano 10/22/2013 at 12:06PM

As Avonte Oquendo, the autistic teen last seen leaving his Long Island City school nearly three weeks ago, still remains missing, police may need to scale back their search. Avonte, 14, was last seen at the Center Boulevard School at 1-50 51st Avenue in Long Island City around 12:38 p.m. on Friday, October 4. There [...]

Mother of missing autistic teen: Son’s school ‘failed me’
Mother of missing autistic teen: Son’s school ‘failed me’
Police Queens Courier Staff 10/15/2013 at 5:28PM

ANGY ALTAMIRANO AND CRISTABELLE TUMOLA The search continues for Avonte Oquendo, who family members say is a shy yet happy, lovable, care-free and loving boy. Avonte, 14, who is autistic, was last seen leaving the Center Boulevard School at 1-50 51st Avenue in Long Island City around 12:38 p.m. on Friday, October 4. There have [...]