Aqueduct racino and tax coffers in the chips
This is one gamble that paid off.
The Aqueduct Resorts World “racino” in Queens is celebrating its one-year anniversary — amid positive reviews from state officials and community leaders that the facility has boosted jobs and swelled Albany’s coffers in a fragile economy. Read more: New York Post
More express buses flying to La Guardia
If only they checked bags.
The city announced yesterday that it’s adding Select Bus Service routes to and from La Guardia Airport — complete with dedicated transit lanes — that will shave 10 to 40 minutes off trips. Read more: New York Post
Noel Polanco, the unarmed Queens National Guardsman killed by a cop, promoted to sergeant at his funeral
In life, he held the rank of specialist in the National Guard. In death, he is a sergeant.
Noel Polanco, the unarmed Queens man killed last week by a cop, was posthumously promoted Friday at his funeral.
“This is a promotion for outstanding accomplishments and service,” First Sgt. Gregory Sinclair said as the hundreds of mourners jammed inside the Eternal Love Baptist Church in Corona, Queens rose and applauded. Read more: Daily News
EXCLUSIVE: Strawberry’s to shutter suddenly Sunday
A New York baseball legend’s sports bar will shutter Sunday after poor management ran the popular Douglaston dive to the ground, the Courier has learned.
Strawberry’s Sports Grill – the brainchild of the Mets’ and Yankees’ four-time World Series champ, Darryl Strawberry – had only been open for two years before the prominent restaurant struck out, having to suddenly shut its doors for good this weekend. News of the closure came out of left field to employers and upper management, sources said. Read more: Queens Courier