Sunnyside

Sunnyside teen killed skateboarding while holding onto truck
Police Cristabelle Tumola 9/27/2013 at 11:41AM

An 18-year-old skateboarder was killed Thursday while taking a ride on the side of truck. Alexander Ciszewski was holding onto the passenger side of the truck while it was driving down 47th Avenue near 32nd Place around 11:30 a.m. yesterday when he lost control and fell underneath the rear wheel of the vehicle, said police. [...]

Jackson Heights park renamed after young advocate gone too soon
Jackson Heights park renamed after young advocate gone too soon
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 9/24/2013 at 3:17PM

Although he was taken at a young age, Rory Staunton’s dedication, integrity and innocence will continue to live on through a park he fought to save. Family, friends, students, local elected officials and Parks Department representatives gathered on Monday in Jackson Heights to unveil the renaming of the acquired Parks Department athletic field at the [...]

Sunnyside street co-named for Queens basketball coach Jerry Ingenito
Sunnyside street co-named for Queens basketball coach Jerry Ingenito
Sports Angy Altamirano 9/23/2013 at 4:31PM

Jerry Ingenito devoted his life to young players off and on the basketball court, and now his name will forever live on in one of the many communities where he coached. Family and residents joined Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer on Saturday, September 21 to celebrate and honor the life of Ingenito, who coached young basketball [...]

Sunnyside street named in honor of Sandy Hook victim
Sunnyside street named in honor of Sandy Hook victim
West Angy Altamirano 9/10/2013 at 12:36PM

Sandy Hook victim Benjamin Wheeler’s name will live on forever next to the No. 7 train he loved to ride and the Sunnyside street where the world got its first look at him. Ben, 6, originally from Sunnyside, was one of the 20 children who were killed in the gunfire at Sandy Hook Elementary School [...]

More bike lanes coming to western Queens
More bike lanes coming to western Queens
Southwest Liam La Guerre 9/04/2013 at 4:31PM

The wheels are turning in the right direction for one community’s push to get more bike lanes. At a recent Community Board (CB5) Transportation Committee meeting, the Department of City Planning (DCP) revealed a list of streets that could have bike lanes in place by early 2014. The DCP is looking to add six potential [...]

Star of Queens: Janet McCreesh, president, Broadway-Flushing Homeowners Association
Star of Queens: Janet McCreesh, president, Broadway-Flushing Homeowners Association
News Queens Courier Staff 8/26/2013 at 9:17AM

COMMUNITY SERVICE: Janet McCreesh serves as the president of the Broadway-Flushing Homeowners Association, which serves to unite and encourage all homeowners and residents to improve and maintain the community. In addition to her duties as president, McCreesh is also an executive assistant for a construction company in New York City. McCreesh is the mother of [...]

Sunnyside arson suspect charged
Sunnyside arson suspect charged
Police Queens Courier Staff 8/20/2013 at 10:13AM

ANGY ALTAMIRANO AND CRISTABELLE TUMOLA Police have arrested a man for allegedly setting a former councilmember’s vehicle on fire in Sunnyside over the weekend. Devon Page, 22, has also been charged in connection to four other arson incidents within about a block from the car blaze and from Page’s own home, according to authorities. He [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 8/19/2013 at 8:08AM

TODAY’S FORECAST  Monday: Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 79. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%. Monday night: Partly cloudy. Low of 70F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: “Annie” at Astoria Park [...]

Cops searching for Sunnyside arson suspect
Cops searching for Sunnyside arson suspect
Police Cristabelle Tumola 8/19/2013 at 7:29AM

Police are looking for a suspect who allegedly set an ex-councilmember’s car on fire in Sunnyside. The SUV, a 2007 Mercury Mariner, was discovered on fire near 49th Street and 39th Avenue around 5 a.m. on Sunday, said authorities. Several trash fires were also found within about a block of the car blaze. The vehicle [...]

Citi Bike share program headed to Astoria
Citi Bike share program headed to Astoria
Top Stories Angy Altamirano 8/09/2013 at 4:07PM

Citi Bike is coming to Astoria. Although the Department of Transportation (DOT) has yet to set a timetable as to when the Citi Bike share program will be coming into Queens, Senator Michael Gianaris has announced he has worked with the DOT to include Astoria in the future plans. “Citi Bike will be a great [...]