Whitestone

Whitestone school rumors met with rally
Whitestone school rumors met with rally
Education & Kids Angy Altamirano 10/03/2013 at 11:45AM

Whitestone residents are upset they weren’t involved in the decision process after hearing rumors of a school coming to an abandoned six-acre lot in the heart of their community. After residents had seen city employees and School Construction Authority (SCA) surveyors measuring a vacant lot located along 150th Street and 5th Avenue, they began to [...]

Police: Long Island office shooting suspect shot himself
Police: Long Island office shooting suspect shot himself
Police Cristabelle Tumola 10/02/2013 at 1:15PM

The Long Island office shooting suspect whose body was found in the Hudson River earlier this week shot himself. Sang Ho Kim, 63, a Fresh Meadows resident, died from drowning, according to Nassau County police. A self-inflicted gunshot wound to the mouth as well as a heart condition contributed to the drowning. A suicide note was [...]

City looking to sell four undevelopable lots in northeast Queens
City looking to sell four undevelopable lots in northeast Queens
Northeast Melissa Chan 9/27/2013 at 11:18AM

Community Board 7 gave the city permission this week to dispose of four vacant lots that are too small to develop. The city’s Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) needed approval from the board on September 23 to remove the properties from its inventory in order to sell in the future. The tiny plots of [...]

Whitestone, Malba residents angry over noise from low-flying helicopters
Whitestone, Malba residents angry over noise from low-flying helicopters
Northeast Melissa Chan 9/25/2013 at 12:22PM

A recent helicopter route change meant to spare Long Island ears from a barrage of choppers could be the reason why some parts of Queens are now dealing with the rumble. “There are days my home vibrates,” said Alfredo Centola, president of the Malba Gardens Civic Association. “Things fall off the shelves.” Some 1,500 homes [...]

Water vendor killed in Whitestone car crash
Water vendor killed in Whitestone car crash
Northeast Liam La Guerre 9/23/2013 at 6:03PM

One man is dead and two injured after a car jumped the curb on the Whitestone Expressway Monday afternoon. Michael Munoz, 42, a water vendor, was hit and killed when a 78-year old male driver of a dark Toyota Camry lost control of the vehicle and rushed up on the sidewalk in front of the [...]

Gator greets kids at Queens Library
Gator greets kids at Queens Library
Northeast Queens Courier Staff 9/13/2013 at 12:10PM

A reading came alive for some local children when an alligator visited the Whitestone branch of the Queens library. Children’s Librarian Susan Scatena promised that if at least 300 children registered for summer reading, and they collectively read at least 4,000 books, she would read a story to a “big, scaly, live alligator.” According to [...]

Whitestone co-op board sues to get rid of pet pig
Whitestone co-op board sues to get rid of pet pig
Northeast Maggie Hayes 9/04/2013 at 3:29PM

A porky problem is rattling one Whitestone cooperative. Danielle Forgione lives in the Clearview Gardens co-op with her husband, six kids and their pet pig, Petey. “He is as gentle as a big, cuddly bear,” Forgione said about her porcine pal. However, the co-op’s Board of Directors is suing the city’s Health Department, saying they [...]

Identify this place in Queens
Identify this place in Queens
News Queens Courier Staff 8/30/2013 at 10:36AM

Do you know where in Queens this photo was taken? Guess by commenting below! The answer will be revealed next Friday.   Last week’s answer to “Identify this Place”:  St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Whitestone 

New life for Queens youth football league
New life for Queens youth football league
Northeast Liam La Guerre 8/15/2013 at 1:24PM

When College Point resident Mariella Toufos was searching for a youth football league for her son, she held the same concerns most parents do. Will the contact be too rough? How about the coaching? Then she heard about the Whitepoint Wolverines. Online reviews were positive and the team’s website looked attractive with its pictures and [...]

Suspect tries to break into Whitestone residence using homeowner’s ladder
Northeast Queens Courier Staff 8/13/2013 at 10:13AM

On Monday between the hours of 1 and 1:30 p.m., a 9-1-1 call was made stating a suspicious man dressed in all black clothing was fleeing a home in the vicinity of 149th Street and 22nd Avenue in Whitestone. Sources say the suspect attempted to break into a home using a ladder which was left [...]