Rego Park

Reward for safe return of missing Queens teen increased to $70K
Reward for safe return of missing Queens teen increased to $70K
Police Cristabelle Tumola 10/11/2013 at 12:52PM

Updated Saturday, October 11, 8:01 a.m. The family of a missing autistic Queens teen held a vigil for him Friday as the reward for his safe return was increased to $70,000. An initial $5,000 reward was offered by Mayerson & Associates, a New York Law Firm which represents individuals with autism. Manhattan Children’s Center, a [...]

$10,000 reward offered for safe return of missing Queens teen; family plans to sue city
$10,000 reward offered for safe return of missing Queens teen; family plans to sue city
Police Cristabelle Tumola 10/10/2013 at 10:30AM

Updated 4:20 p.m. As the search continues for a missing autistic Queens teen, a $10,000 reward has been offered for his safe return. The New York law firm Mayerson & Associates, which, according to a press release from Autism Speaks, dedicates itself “almost exclusively to the representation of individuals with autism” is putting $5,000. On [...]

Police searching for missing autistic teen last seen leaving LIC school
Police searching for missing autistic teen last seen leaving LIC school
Police Cristabelle Tumola 10/05/2013 at 4:49PM

Updated Monday, October 7, 12:40 p.m. Cops are looking for a missing Rego Park teen who is autistic and cannot verbally communicate. Avonte Oquendo, 14, was last seen leaving the Center Boulevard School at 1-50 51st Avenue in Long Island City around 12:38 p.m. The teen is reportedly supposed to be supervised at all times, [...]

Rego Park shopping center may soon have housing
Southwest Queens Courier Staff 9/26/2013 at 10:13AM

A developer has filed plans to build a new residential tower on top of a shopping center in Rego Park, city officials said. The city’s Department of Buildings (DOB) approved a work permit on June 24 to allow Vornado Realty Trust to construct 314 housing units above the Rego Park Center at 61-35 Junction Boulevard, [...]

Suspect wanted for Rego Park rape
Suspect wanted for Rego Park rape
Central Maggie Hayes 8/25/2013 at 3:02PM

The NYPD is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect wanted for rape in Rego Park. On Friday, a 52-year-old woman was exiting the R train on 63rd Drive and Queens Boulevard around 10 p.m. when the suspect began to probe the woman for her name and phone number, said cops. After she [...]

Star of Queens: Barbara Stuchinski, president, Forest Hills Community & Civic Association
Star of Queens: Barbara Stuchinski, president, Forest Hills Community & Civic Association
News Queens Courier Staff 8/12/2013 at 9:03AM

COMMUNITY SERVICE: Barbara Stuchinski is deeply involved with her community. Not only is she president of the Forest Hills Community & Civic Association, Stuchinski is also involved with the Remson Park Coalition, Community Board (CB) 6, which oversees Forest Hills and Rego Park, and the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) of CB 6. Stuchinski’s responsibilities [...]

Congregation fears Rego Park synagogue will be demolished
Congregation fears Rego Park synagogue will be demolished
Central Melissa Chan 8/08/2013 at 1:02PM

A growing congregation in Rego Park fears their beloved synagogue will be demolished in the near future despite assurances from the site’s new owner that it will remain. Supporters of the Ohr Natan synagogue, built in the former Trylon movie theater, have collected more than 1,300 petition signatures so far in their efforts to keep [...]

Queens has most immigrant seniors in city: report
News Melissa Chan 7/30/2013 at 8:44AM

Queens has the largest number of immigrant seniors in the city, with Flushing leading the list of neighborhoods, according to a new report. The borough is home to about 162,000 foreign-born people over the age of 65, says a study by the Center for an Urban Future. The report shows more than 25,000 live in [...]

Cyclists take part in sixth annual Tour de Queens
Cyclists take part in sixth annual Tour de Queens
News Liam La Guerre 7/08/2013 at 3:36PM

After completing the Five Boro Bike Tour last year, Astoria resident Jennifer Chakrabarti wanted to do a bike ride with her nine-year-old son Bhaskar. The family-friendly sixth annual Tour de Queens on July 7 fit the bill. This year, it began in Chakrabarti’s “backyard” at Astoria Park. “I like that it’s a slow-paced so that [...]

Forest Hills, Rego Park get more bike racks
Forest Hills, Rego Park get more bike racks
Central Melissa Chan 7/05/2013 at 9:42AM

Forest Hills and Rego Park cyclists are getting nearly 40 more places to lock up and park. The city’s Department of Transportation (DOT) has installed most of its proposed 39 bike racks within Community Board 6, a spokesperson said, with remaining sites to be scheduled over the next few weeks. “Without a doubt, we need [...]