upper east side

One third of NYC children live in poverty, says report
Education & Kids Queens Courier Staff 2/13/2013 at 3:15PM

BY ANTHONY O’REILLY The percentage of children living in poverty in New York City has risen to its highest levels in more than 10 years, according to a report by the Citizens’ Committee for Children (CCC), a nonprofit organization that keeps track of the well-being of the city’s children. “For far too many New York [...]

Long Island City best neighborhood for single women to find men
Long Island City best neighborhood for single women to find men
News Cristabelle Tumola 2/12/2013 at 5:41PM

If you are looking for love ladies, then try Long Island City. The Queens neighborhood is the best area in the city for single women to find single men, according to real estate website Trulia.com. To come up with that conclusion, Trulia, using Census data, compared the ratio of women to men living alone in [...]

License of operator in Long Island City crane collapse suspended
License of operator in Long Island City crane collapse suspended
Top Stories Queens Courier Staff 1/11/2013 at 8:17AM

The man operating the crane that collapsed at a Long Island City construction site Wednesday, injuring seven, has had his license suspended by the city, said the Department of Buildings (DOB). A preliminary investigation by the DOB found that operator Paul Geer tried to lift 23,900 pounds of lumber at the 46-10 Center Boulevard site, more than double [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 1/10/2013 at 7:38AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: Partly cloudy. High of 48. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph. Thursday night: Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 36. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%. EVENT OF THE DAY: Urinetown: The Musical Winner of three Tony awards and one of the most uproariously funny musicals [...]

Crane collapses in Long Island City, injuring seven
Crane collapses in Long Island City, injuring seven
Top Stories Alexa Altman 1/09/2013 at 6:07PM

Seven workers suffered minor injuries when a crane collapsed at a Long Island City building site. Around 2:20 p.m. today,  firefighters responded to the incident at Center Boulevard and 46th Avenue, where they discovered three workers trapped beneath the fallen crane. According to Deputy Fire Chief Mark Ferran, the trapped individuals were extricated from the [...]

Cab strikes and kills Queens woman on UES
News Cristabelle Tumola 9/18/2012 at 10:23AM

A Queens woman died yesterday after a taxi hit her as she was trying to cross an Upper East Side street, said police. Pelagia Zingatan, 65, of Jamaica, was struck around 1:00 p.m. Monday near the intersection of 69th Street and 1st Avenue. She was taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead. The [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 8/22/2012 at 7:25AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High of 82. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the SE in the afternoon. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy. Low of 72. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the WNW after midnight EVENT of the DAY: Family Karaoke Night at Manducatis Rustica At this Long [...]

Obama picks Jacob Lew of Queens as new chief of staff
Obama picks Jacob Lew of Queens as new chief of staff
News Jay Lane 1/16/2012 at 1:16PM

Obama picks Jacob Lew of Queens as new chief of staff Six days a week, newly minted White House chief of staff Jacob Lew will be at President Obama’s beck and call. On the Sabbath, Lew answers first to God. An Orthodox Jew from Queens, Lew learned to balance the secular and sacred while cutting his political teeth working [...]

Luxe penthouse up in smoke
Luxe penthouse up in smoke
News Jay Lane 1/08/2012 at 9:54AM

Luxe penthouse up in smoke A raging fire destroyed a luxurious, multimillion-dollar penthouse on the Upper East Side last night, authorities said. The blaze started at 7:50 p.m. at 2 East End Ave., quickly engulfing the three-floor penthouse in flames. It took firefighters more than an hour to get the inferno under control, the FDNY [...]