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  • Landlord claims tenants illegally turned three-bedroom apartment in Queens into 10 bedrooms

    12/09/2015 8:33:36 PM PST · by lowbridge · 42 replies
    pix11.com ^ | december 9, 2015 | arnold diaz
    Eddie Shiew owns a three-story home in Elmhurst, Queens, as a rental property. He recently rented the third floor, a three-bedroom apartment, to Burak Firik and Dogan Kimilli for $2,500 a month. But after signing the lease, the landlord says he got a call from one of the tenants on the first floor telling him it appeared that construction was going on in the third floor. Shiew says he went to the building and found that the third floor was in fact being renovated without his knowledge. "I went in the next day and found they had turned a three-bedroom...
  • California killers’ link to controversial New York mosque

    12/04/2015 9:48:45 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 42 replies
    The California terror couple had an Allah-praising sticker slapped on a dresser drawer in their town house that traces back to a Muslim organization with headquarters in Queens, The Post has learned. The decal, which has a prayer for coming out of the bathroom, is from the Islamic Circle of North America Sisters’ Wing, and says, “Praise to be Allah Who relieved me from the suffering and gave me relief.”
  • Nine wounded, two fatally, as hours of violence breaks out between Brooklyn and Queens: cops

    11/01/2015 6:38:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Sunday, November 1, 2015, 5:14 PM | Keldy Ortiz
    Nine people were woundedtwo fatallyin seven violent incidents between two boroughs which spanned from Saturday night through Sunday morning, police said. The mayhem started in Queens when two men were shotone fatallyat a house party on 240th St. near 144th Ave. in Rosedale around 8:53 p.m., cops said. The victimsPeyton Manwaring, 19, and a unidentified 18-year-old manwere disputing with someone and the suspect shot them, according to the police. Manwaring was shot once in the stomach, while the other was shot in the gut, arm and leg, cops said. Both were taken to Jamaica Hospital, but Manwaring could not be...
  • Where have all the diners gone? (NYC`)

    10/26/2015 9:37:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    Crain's New York Business ^ | October 25, 2015 | Aaron Elstein
    There are no Michelin stars on the door, but you will not find a better breakfast in New York City than at the Bel Aire Diner in Astoria, Queens. The coffee, a lighter roast than Starbucks' and brewed three gallons at a time, is always fresh because just about every customer gets a refill or three. The Greek Breakfast entre is a masterpiece of the line cook's art, a combination of eggs (any style), feta cheese, soft black olives and grilled fresh tomatoes whose juice seasons the toasted pita. The Bel Aire is run under the glare of Argyris "Archie"...
  • Man throws punches, issues threats on NY-Fla. flight

    10/20/2015 4:28:12 AM PDT · by WellyP · 52 replies
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | 16 Oct. 2015 | Paula McMahon
    Alija Kucuk, 29, of Middle Village in Queens, N.Y., is facing federal charges of interfering with a flight attendant and threatening to destroy an aircraft. He is jailed in Palm Beach County pending a bond hearing Monday in federal court in West Palm Beach.
  • All remaining Barnes & Noble locations closing in Queens

    08/28/2015 4:39:39 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 44 replies
    queenscourier.com ^ | august 27, 2015 | angela matua
    Its the final chapter for Barnes &Noble in Queens, as the bookstore is shuttering its remaining location in The Bay Terrace shopping center inBayside. A representative from Barnes& Noble declined toreveal the official closing date or who is expected to take over the property but did admit that the property owner declined to renew the companys lease. With Bayside, when our lease came back up for renewal the property owner notified us that they chose a tenant who was willing to pay rents far in excess of what we were willing to pay, said David Deason, vice president of Barnes...
  • Graffiti artists suing 5Pointz owner for whitewashing their work from building

    06/17/2015 9:50:15 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 102 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | June 12, 2015 | Ginger Adams Otis
    Nine graffiti artists who spray painted creations across the world-renowned 5Pointz building filed a lawsuit Friday in Brooklyn federal court, seeking unspecified damages from the owner who whitewashed away their artwork. [Snip] The aerosol artists say they are owed substantial cash damages because Wolkoff painted over their al fresco works. [Snip] The iconic buildings had more than 350 works of visual art on the walls inside and out when Wolkoff destroyed them, the lawsuit said. The colorful, eye-catching creations were torn down for good last summer.
  • Rapper Chinx, real name Lionel Pickens, killed in drive-by shooting as he drove Porsche in Queens

    05/17/2015 8:26:20 AM PDT · by PROCON · 54 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | May 17, 2015 | Ryan Sit , Caitlin Nolan
    A rapper was shot multiple times and killed and his passenger was critically wounded as he drove a Porsche down a Queens boulevard early Sunday, a police source said. Lionel Pickens, who goes by the stage name Chinx, was shot several times in the body and his 27-year-old passenger was hit twice in the back about 4 a.m. as they traveled on Queens Blvd. at 84th Dr. in Briarwood, cops said.
  • NYPD officer dies two days after being shot in the head

    05/04/2015 10:29:00 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 47 replies
    CBS ^ | 5/4/2015
    An NYPD police officer died Monday, two days after being shot in the head while sitting in an unmarked car in Queens, CBS News has confirmed. Officer Brian Moore, 25, had been in a medically-induced coma after undergoing surgery for what court papers described as "severe injuries to his skull and brain." District Attorney Richard Brown told The Associated Press on Sunday that Moore was "fighting for his life." He was removed from life support at 11:15 a.m. Monday. The suspect, 35-year-old Demetrius Blackwell, was ordered held without bail Sunday after appearing in Queens Criminal Court. He did not enter...
  • NYPD Cop Shot in the Head in Queens

    05/02/2015 3:53:32 PM PDT · by kristinn · 58 replies
    The New York Post ^ | Saturday, May 2, 2015 | Larry Celona
    SNIP The circumstances were not immediately known, but the shooting took place near the intersection 212th Street and 104th Road in Queens village.
  • Massive brawl break out at Resorts World Casino in Queens as hundreds look on in horror

    04/04/2015 3:47:14 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 49 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 4/4/15 | BARRY PADDOCK , THOMAS TRACY , DENIS SLATTERY
    All bets were off after a chair-hurling brawl broke out Friday night at the grand opening of a Fat Tuesday New Orleans-style daiquiri bar inside the Resorts World Casino in Queens, officials said.
  • Family Court Exploited in Immigration Cases in Queens, Insiders Charge (NYC)

    03/04/2015 10:41:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    WNBC, Channel 4, New York ^ | Updated at 7:07 PM EST on Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015 | Melissa Russo, Evan Stulberger and Fred Mamoun
    A federal law intended to protect abused child victims of sex trafficking is being exploited as a shortcut to legal immigration status, Queens Family Court insiders charge. Court insiders tell the I-Team that over the last year, hundreds of young men from the same part of India are all telling similar stories in order to get special access to green cards. Judges say they have no way of verifying their tales. In my opinion, the process is faulty, said Queens Family Court Judge John Hunt. Hunt tells the I-Team it is virtually impossible to verify the facts needed to know...
  • NYPD Monitoring "Kill A Pig Night" Threats For New Year's Eve

    12/31/2014 11:19:45 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 23 replies
    Gothamist ^ | 12-31-2014 | Rebecca Fishbein
    The NYPD has reportedly spotted posts on social media calling for cop killings on New Year's Eve, following a period marked by an uptick in threats made against police officers. DNAinfo reports that gang members have taken to Twitter to make threats against cops, using hashtags like #wingsonpigs and #onlydeadcops. Some of these tweets call tonight "Kill A Pig Night" and "New Year's Eve Massacre 2014." The NYPD has been investigating a large number of threats made against the department recently, following the fatal December 20th shooting of Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu. DNAinfo reports that cops have arrested...
  • Man overheard on cell phone 'I'm going to kill another cop,' police say

    12/26/2014 7:58:04 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    AP ^ | December 26, 2014
    Elvin Payamps was arrested Wednesday after police responded to a call from a Queens bank customer who became alarmed as he listened to Payamps talking on his cellphone, a criminal complaint said. The customer, according to the complaint, heard Payamps say: "I'm going to kill another cop. We should do it before Christmas. The cop should have been white that was killed. I always have a gun on me."
  • NYPD find arsenal after busting man who talked about killing cops

    12/25/2014 8:50:54 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The New York Post ^ | December 25, 2014 | Rebecca Harshbarger
    <p>Police found two guns, two bulletproof vests, brass knuckles, and a holster in.</p> <p>A Queens man with two illegal guns in his home and bulletproof vests was busted after a good Samaritan overheard him talking about killing police and reported it.</p>
  • 72 Million More Reasons To Doubt The Mainstream Press

    12/17/2014 4:57:20 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 26 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12/16/2014 | IBD Staff
    Media Malfeasance: In less than two weeks, bombshell stories of a vicious gang rape and a millionaire teen investor were exposed as frauds that never would have made it into print but for gross negligence and liberal bias. Over the weekend, Jessica Pressler, a "star reporter" at New York magazine, told the story of an underage teen who'd already made $72 million trading stocks on his lunch break. It was part of a series on why people should love the city. The story spread like wildfire, showing up in the New York Post, Marketwatch, the New York Daily News, Fox...
  • Too good to check: New York Magazines teen-genius trader turns out to be a hoax

    12/16/2014 6:35:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/16/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Old and busted, legacy media edition: Layers of fact checkers and editors. New hotness: “There was this one time, in band camp …” Yet another big, splashy mainstream media story has collapsed, although the damage from New York Magazine’s tall tale of a teen-genius stock traders and the New York Post’s follow-up is entirely limited to the two publications’ reputations. Jessica Pressler wrote this weekend that Mo Islam, a 17-year-old student, had amassed a $72 million fortune during his participation in a high-school trading club, apparently without asking some basic questions about how a minor could trade and how...
  • Story of the $72 million teen trader unravels

    12/15/2014 7:18:24 PM PST · by Signalman · 63 replies
    cnnmoney ^ | 12/15/14 | Tom Kludt
    It didn't take long for New York Magazine's story on a 17-year-old stock whiz with a rumored net worth of $72 million to make a splash. But the story's juicy premise unraveled almost as quickly. Wapo.com Jessica Pressler wrote the profile of Mohammed Islam, a senior at Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan, for a feature called "Reasons to Love New York." After getting an advanced look at Pressler's piece, the New York Post put the improbable story on its Sunday front page. By Monday morning, Islam's story was one of the hottest on Facebook. Then it fell apart. In an...
  • EXCLUSIVE: New York Mags Boy Genius Investor Made It All Up

    12/15/2014 7:11:08 PM PST · by SMGFan · 30 replies
    New York Observer ^ | December 15, 2014
    In an exclusive Observer interview, Mohammed Islam, said to have investment returns of $72 million as a hs senior, admits he invented the whole story
  • High school student scores $72M playing the stock market

    12/14/2014 1:14:21 PM PST · by SMGFan · 43 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 14, 2014
    Hes the teen wolf of Wall Street. A kid from Queens has made tens of millions of dollars by trading stocks on his lunch breaks at Stuyvesant High School, New York magazine reports in its Monday issue. Mohammed Islam is only 17 and still months away from graduating but worth a rumored $72 million. The high eight figures, is as specific as the shy and modest teen would get when asked his net worth.
  • Lonely Planet guidebooks call Queens, NY the best travel destination in the United States

    12/14/2014 9:41:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    New York Daily News; CNN Photos ^ | Wednesday, December 10, 2014 | BY ELI ROSENBERG , CHRIS ERIKSON
    It's the city's largest, and most diverse, borough. Now its the best tourist destination in the nation? That's the word from Lonely Planet tour guides, which has anointed Queens as the Best U.S. Destination for 2015. "Queens is finally emerging from the shadows of Manhattan to take its place as one of New York's most fascinating boroughs," the guidebooks writers said. True, there are only five boroughs, but still. "I've watch it change from forgotten to an exciting destination," said Regis St. Louis, Lonely Planets coordinating author and a resident of Brooklyn. St. Louis said Queens has the...
  • Forget Brooklyn! New York City borough of Queens named best place to visit in US in 2015

    12/12/2014 10:05:56 AM PST · by C19fan · 34 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 12, 2014 | Simon Cable
    The New York borough of Queens has been given top spot in a list of the best places to visit in the US next year. The sprawling suburb, traditionally off the tourist map, has beaten a host of America's most famous destinations in an annual 'Best in the US' ranking compiled by Lonely Planet. The list praised Queens' microbreweries, beaches, global food offerings and world-class art scene.
  • Peter Stuyvesant's rules for drinking responsibly (NYC opens historical records)

    12/11/2014 5:04:01 AM PST · by NYer · 34 replies
    Bowery Boys ^ | December 3, 2014
    From A New and Accurate Map of the Entire New Netherland, engraving believed to be by Carolus Allard, courtesy the Department of Records   Over the Thanksgiving holiday, the New York City Department of Records just blew the minds of history geeks everywhere.  They released the first batch of digitized documents from the first years of the city's existence, back when it was the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam. You can find the first batch of released documents at the city's attractive new portal here. This is the equivalent of pulling out old photo albums of you playing with...
  • New $9 Million Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic in Queens Expects Big Business

    10/24/2014 9:07:51 AM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    life news ^ | 10/24/14 | Randy O'Bannon, Ph.D.
    Though abortions are significantly down in the U.S. as a whole, business is booming at Planned Parenthood. Even while abortions have dropped to totals and rates not seen since the early days of Roe v. Wade, Planned Parenthood has been on building spree, putting up giant abortion mega-clinics all over the U.S. A new $9 million health center just announced by Planned Parenthood of New York City for Queens is just the latest. Annual abortions hit 1.6 million in the U.S. in 1990, but as of 2011 had dropped to 1.06 million a year. During that same time frame, however,...
  • Hatchet-wielding man shot dead by NYPD cops in Queens; police eye possible terrorism motive

    10/23/2014 7:28:18 PM PDT · by God luvs America · 65 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/23/2014 | Rocco Parascandola & Thomas Tracy
    The deadly encounter took place in Jamaica, on Jamaica Ave. near 160th St., when the man attacked four cops, police sources said. He swung a hatchet at the officers, hitting two of them, one of whom was dealt a severe head wound. Two cops then shot the man dead. A female bystander was hit in the back and was initially listed in critical condition but was expected to survive. A man armed with a hatchet who attacked a group of cops on a Queens street, critically injuring one of them, was shot dead by the officers on Thursday afternoon, and...
  • Womans home stolen by squatter who moved in & filed a deed with NYC

    10/14/2014 5:13:03 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 67 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 10/13/14 | Tiffiny Ruegner
    despite her family owning property since 1931 Imagine arriving at your own home and finding out a stranger is not only squatting there hes claiming the place for himself after he re-keyed ALL the locks to the house. AND even though you can prove the house isnt his the courts drag their feet about evicting him because after all it is the guys residence IN YOUR HOUSE! hats the nightmare that an elderly New York City woman is living, and now she is fighting to get back the house that she says an ex-con stole from her by filing...
  • Woman fights to take back house stolen in deed-fraud scam

    10/12/2014 2:04:13 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 41 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/12/14 | By Amber Jamieson
    Woman fights to take back house stolen in deed-fraud scam By Amber Jamieson Its a case of grand theft house. A Manhattan woman claims an ex-con stole her family home in Queens by filing a phony deed with the city and moving in. Now Jennifer Merin is battling in court to remove the convicted armed robber, Darrell Beatty, 49, and his sons, Darrell Kash Beatty, 25, and DeShaun Beatty, 22, from the three-bedroom Tudor she says they snatched in February. It just devastates me, Merin, an online film critic, said as she looked at cherished family heirlooms photos, a...
  • Homeless Shelters Opening in Queens Stirs Ugly Exchanges

    07/25/2014 12:51:40 PM PDT · by Theoria · 25 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 25 July 2014 | KATE TAYLOR and JEFFREY E. SINGER
    The crowd of 500 included grandmothers and small children, Chinese immigrants and the president of a local Republican club, all shouting that the mayor had trampled their rights. The source of their anger? The 180 homeless families the city had moved into the defunct Pan American Hotel in Elmhurst, Queens. The residents felt nervous around the new arrivals, they said. There were reports of shoplifting from the Good Fortune Supermarket, public urination and panhandling all things, they said, that had been unheard-of in their neighborhood until now. During the protest on Tuesday night, one of the organizers spoke through...
  • Boom: Brooklyn preparing to ordain 13, largest class of priests in the United States

    06/24/2014 10:41:21 AM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | June 24, 2014 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    From the In My Backyard Desk, some sensational news, via The Brooklyn Eagle: The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens, will ordain 13 men to the priesthood on Saturday, June 28. This group of men, who have served for the past year as transitional deacons, composes the largest class of new priests in the United States. The diocese is thus helping to reverse a long decline in vocations that has led to a shortage of priests within the Roman Catholic Church.The ordination liturgy will take place at the Brooklyn Diocese’s newly renovated...
  • Queens startup to grow by 400, move to Ohio (bye NYC; hello Columbus)

    05/13/2014 5:18:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Crains ^ | May 13, 2014 1:24 p.m. | Thornton McEnery
    One Queens-based e-commerce startup is poised to grow aggressively over the next few years, and has found just the place to do it: Ohio. Gwynnie Bee, a subscription service for the lease and sale of plus-size womens apparel, reportedly plans to add 400 new positions over the next few years at a new 100,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution facility on the outskirts of Columbus. The companys executive and marketing operations will remain in New York City, where Gwynnie Bee will still be officially headquartered, but the 42 warehouse and distribution workers at the companys current Long Island City warehouse will be...
  • Ruben Wills, Queens city councilman, busted in corruption investigation ( NY Democrat )

    05/11/2014 5:18:49 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | May 8, 2014 | Barry Paddock , Kenneth Lovett
    The politician was charged with misusing tens of thousands of dollars in taxpayer funds even spending some of the money on a $750 designer handbag. ... A city councilman's career is going to hell in a Louis Vuitton handbag. Councilman Ruben Wills, 42, of Jamaica, Queens, was arrested Wednesday on charges of stealing $30,500 in government money, and using some of it for shopping trips to Nordstrom and Century 21 and the purchase of a $750 Vuitton bag at Macys. Wills, a Democrat, was slapped with a dozen charges, including scheming to defraud, grand larceny and falsifying business records....
  • WATCH THIS: Secret video footage proves cop lied about horrific accident

    04/14/2014 10:10:47 AM PDT · by Half Vast Conspiracy · 89 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4-14-14 | Robby Soave
    A border patrol officer who crashed his van into a civilian car blamed the accident on the other driver but little did he know, the civilian had a secret camera installed in his vehicle.
  • Schools probe says to fire, ban School of No principal

    02/18/2014 4:38:39 PM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/18/14 | Susan Edelman, Jeane MacIntosh
    **SNIP** It is the recommendation of this office that Marcella Sills employment be terminated, Condon wrote in his 13-page report, adding that his finding have been turned over to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown for further investigation and whatever action he deems appropriate. Condon said in his report that the probe of Sills and her assistant-principal, Tonya West, was sparked by The Posts reporting. The investigation found that Sills flat-out lied about her attendance at the school, didnt keep a timecard and then tried to get underlings to fudge or produce fake timecards to cover her tracks.
  • De Blasio called cops to spare pal from jail (busted friend had outstanding warrants)

    02/11/2014 3:27:05 PM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/11/14 | Jeane MacIntosh
    Mayor de Blasio made a call to a top NYPD spokeswoman about the arrest of a pal who was key to helping him in the black vote last year and the guy was spared a night in jail. Bishop Orlando Findlayter, pastor of New Hope Christian church in Queens, was pulled over at 11:21 p.m. Monday in East Flatbush, Brooklyn for making a left turn without signaling, according to the Wall Street Journal. When cops ran his license, they found two warrants issued on Jan. 16 for failing to appear in court for prior protest arrests. He was arrested...
  • Dad killed kids after slaying wife because he didnt have car seats' (illegal savagery)

    01/24/2014 2:51:28 PM PST · by Liz · 40 replies
    NY POST ^ | 1/24/14 | Kathryn Cusma
    Mexican border-violator Miguel Mejias-Ramos said he slashed his two baby girls to death after he killed their mother and didnt have car seats to take them back to Mexico, outraged officials revealed as craven Queens dad Mejia-Ramos was arraigned on murder charges. Mejia-Ramos, 28, was expressionless as a judge ordered him held with no bail for the slaughter during a jealousy-fueled, five-knife rampage.I was going to take them with me, but I didnt have car seats, the monster told cops. Originally claiming self-defense, Mejia-Ramos came clean while being flown back by Queens detectives. Mejia-Ramos has no known criminal history...
  • Short video of Cuomo protest from NY1

    This seems to be the only coverage of the protest on Tuesday.
  • Fighting a McDonalds in Queens for the Right to Sit. And Sit. And Sit.

    01/15/2014 12:17:56 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 118 replies
    The New York Times ^ | JAN. 14, 2014 | SARAH MASLIN NIR and JIHA HAM
    Shortly after New Years Day, Man Hyung Lee, 77, was nursing a coffee in his usual seat in a narrow booth at a McDonalds in Flushing, Queens, when two police officers stepped into the fluorescent light of the restaurant. Mr. Lee said the officers had been called because he and his friends a revolving group who shuffle into the McDonalds on the corner of Parsons and Northern Boulevards on walkers, or with canes, in wheelchairs or with infirm steps, as early as 5 a.m. and often linger until well after dark had, as they seem to do every...
  • A Rat-Infested "(redacted profanity)" - This Is New York City's Worst School (And The Reason Why)

    01/13/2014 7:51:45 PM PST · by GilGil · 69 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 01/13/14 | Tyler Durden
    Students at PS 106 in Far Rockaway, Queens, have gotten no math or reading and writing books for the rigorous Common Core curriculum, whistleblowers say. The 234 kids get no gym or art classes. Instead, they watch movies every day. The kids have seen more movies than Siskel and Ebert, a source said... The principal Marcella Sills, who joined PS 106 nine years ago is a frequent no-show, sources say. Sills did not come to school last Monday. On Tuesday, she showed up at 3:30 p.m. On Wednesday, The Post found her at home in Westbury, LI, all...
  • Queens man breaks leg in Harlem attack, claims to be victim of the 'knockout game'

    12/15/2013 3:08:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | December 15, 2013 | Barry Paddock and Thomas Tracy
    A Queens man broke his leg Thursday in a horrific, unprovoked daytime attack similar to a knockout game strike, the Daily News has learned. Clifford Wong, 52, was leaving his job at a New York Lottery office in Harlem and was nearing his car on W. 126th St. near Lenox Ave. at about 2:30 p.m. when he saw a group of black teens watching him. Something didnt feel right so I crossed the street, he said. I took a few steps and in an instant one guy was in front of me. Where do you think youre going? the suspect...
  • Verizon workers stop Flushing rape, chase down suspect

    11/09/2013 11:43:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Queens Courier ^ | Thursday, November 7th, 2013 10:34 AM EST | Melissa Chan
    Three Queens-bred heroes thwarted a rape in Flushing last week by chasing, catching and sitting on the attacker until cops arrived. Verizon technicians Michael Popowich, Anthony Howley and John Gilday were finishing up a job at 150-24 Northern Boulevard on October 30 when they saw a man lurking across the street around noon. They said the alleged assailant, identified by police as 53-year-old Young Song, ran up to a woman who was leaving a corner caf and put his hand on her waist.
  • Republican Club to be a catering hall (Lefferts Boulevard, Queens NY)

    09/29/2013 12:32:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Queens Chronicle ^ | Thursday, September 26, 2013 10:30 am | Domenick Rafter
    Richmond Hill may give Democrats 60 to 70 percent of the vote in a typical election nowadays, but at one time, the neighborhood had a definite Republican leaning. The Grand Old Partys past strength in local politics is represented by the century-old building that sits among the more-modern taller buildings near the confluence of Lefferts Boulevard and Myrtle and Jamaica avenues. The Richmond Hill Republican Club at 86-15 Lefferts Boulevard hasnt hosted the political party in two decades, but the vacant building looks to be headed to a future of hosting parties of a different kind. Ivan Mrakovcic, vice chairman...
  • Black man in hoodie stabs white girl 11 times

    08/03/2013 7:32:28 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 109 replies
    WND.com ^ | July 31, 2013 | WND-TV
    Police in New York City are trying to find a black man wearing a hoodie who is responsible for a horrific attack on a teenage white girl who was stabbed 11 times just steps from her front door. The knife-wielding maniac ambushed Natasha Martinez, 17, as she returned home from working her shift at a local McDonalds restaurant. Hearing her daughters screams, Natashas mother, Wendy Martinez, came running outside and the bloodthirsty attacker fled. She came home from work, and her body was full of holes, Wendy Martinez told the New York Daily News. I was holding her because...
  • Queens girl, 17, stabbed 11 times only steps from her Woodhaven home; mom rushed to her aid (NYC)

    07/31/2013 9:11:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 9:20 AM | Priscilla Ortiz, Thomas Tracy and Rich Schapiro
    A knife-wielding maniac ambushed a Queens teen just steps away from her door, slashing her 11 times before the bloodied girls mom came to the rescue, cops and witnesses said Tuesday. Natasha Martinez, 17, had finished her shift at McDonalds and was just a few feet from her Woodhaven apartment when the madman pounced about 11:25 p.m. Monday. Hearing her daughters screams, Natashas mother, Wendy Martinez, came running outsideand the bloodthirsty attacker fled.
  • LaGuardia Community College staff wants gay pride symbol to fly in schools vaunted Hall of Flags

    06/21/2013 5:17:15 AM PDT · by matt04 · 17 replies
    A Long Island City college is grappling with a straightforward question: Should a gay pride symbol hang with scores of national banners in the schools Hall of Flags? Supporters at CUNY LaGuardia Community College said hoisting the rainbow flag would show support for the schools lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. But opponents said the gay pride beacon which represents a lifestyle, not a nation has no place hanging alongside flags from more than 100 countries. If its going to help our students, why not fly it? asked education professor Richard Henry, who has been leading the charge....
  • School 244 in Flushing, Queens, becomes first public school in nation to serve only vegetarian meals

    05/01/2013 2:10:49 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 40 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, April 30, 2013 | Corinne Lestch and Ben Chapman
    NEW YORKA New York City public elementary school has adopted an all-vegetarian menu, serving kids tofu wraps and veggie chili. Public School 244 is the first public school in the city to go all-veggie. The animal-welfare group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals says it might be the first all-veggie public elementary school in the nation. Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott says he's proud of the "trailblazing" school. He ate the new food with children on Tuesday.
  • Racial Tensions Flare at Queens Redistricting Hearing

    01/15/2013 3:12:05 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 4 replies
    Observer.Com ^ | 1/15/2013
    Unlike Teddy Roosevelt, the president he quoted at last nights Queens redistricting hearing, Republican Councilman Dan Halloran spoke loudly and did not carry a big stick. Mr. Hallorans bruising 2009 City Council race in northeast Queens cast a long shadow over the hearing in Long Island City- the third of its kind in front of a commission tasked with the decennial redrawing of districts to reflect demographic changes in the city- where he and allied civic groups clashed with Asian advocacy organizations about whether a neighborhood, Oakland Gardens, should be incorporated into Mr. Hallorans 19th District. The heavily Asian neighborhood,...
  • Man pushed to his death under train in Queens

    12/27/2012 8:08:24 PM PST · by Baynative · 70 replies
    The woman walked behind the man along the platform, mumbling to herself, witnesses told the police, before shoving him into the path of a northbound No. 7 train just after 8 p.m. It is the second time this month that a man has been killed after being pushed onto the subway tracks.
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    12/28/2012 9:15:20 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 54 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 12/27/12 | Matthew Lysiak
    A heavyset Hispanic woman seen by five witnesses pacing and mumbling to herself pushes a helpless man in front of an oncoming Flushing-bound No. 7 train in Queens. She was caught on tape while fleeing the crime scene: police. A MAN WAITING for an approaching No. 7 train in Queens died a gruesome death Thursday night when a young woman darted up behind the helpless straphanger and pushed him onto the tracks, police said. The unidentified victim was crushed by the first and second cars of the Flushing-bound train about 8 p.m, as his murderer hustled down the...
  • War over sexist Queens statue

    12/09/2012 8:01:00 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 49 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 9, 2012 | LIZ SADLER and KATE BRIQUELET
    Civic Virtue has become a Greek tragedy. Queens residents are protesting the citys plans to banish a controversial sculpture to Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn which would be the second move for the classic, 90-year-old monument that pols have slammed for decades as a sexist eyesore. The Triumph of Civic Virtue depicts a nude male warrior symbolizing civic virtue trampling two women, the sirens of vice and corruption.
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    10/30/2012 1:50:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/30/2012 | Brett LoGiuriato
    Rep. Bob Turner (R-N.Y.) was one of the many whose homes burned down in widespread fires that devastated the Breezy Point community in Queens last night in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. Officials estimated that anywhere from 80 to 100 houses were destroyed, according to The Associated Press. Turner issued a statement on his Facebook page, saying that he was safe despite the fire and urging support for those who weren't as fortunate. Here's the full statement: ***** "My thoughts and prayers are with all of my fellow New Yorkers and the many others who are experiencing loss as a...