Tag Archive | "Queens"

End of Ramadan in Queens

Metropolitan Diary: As a family of three little girls breaks their fast, a woman rejoices that they, and her own three girls, live in a safe place. City Room

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Building Blocks: Clashing Visions for Old Rail Bed (Just Don’t Call It the High Line of Queens)

For years, a ghost rail bed largely unknown outside of Ozone Park, Woodhaven and Rego Park has inspired very different ideas, including restored rail service and a public space. NYT > N.Y. / Region

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One dead in Queens Palace shooting: police

One at Queens Palace dispute, another in a home argument. amNewYork

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In Queens, Immigrants Clash With Residents of New Homeless Shelter

In Queens, Immigrants Clash With Residents of New Homeless Shelter The 180 homeless families that New York 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 … Read more on New York […]

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De Blasio, Queens borough president dump 8 Queens Library trustees

Mayor de Blasio (left) and Borough President Melinda Katz (not pictured) ousted eight library trustees who opposed booting embattled library chief Thomas Galante (right) after a series of stories in the Daily News revealed his free-spending ways. New York News – NY Daily News

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Several Members of Queens Library Board Forced Out

The library system, which has been under scrutiny over perks given to its director, wouldn't say which ones. City Limits – News

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Bulova exiting Queens for Empire State Building

The Bulova Corp. will be moving some of its staffers to a full floor of the Empire State Building. The 33,214-foot deal on the 29th floor had an asking rent… Real Estate | New York Post

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Queens Doctor Accused of Overprescribing Drugs Is Convicted of Manslaughter

Dr. Stan Xuhui Li was found guilty of second-degree manslaughter in the deaths of two patients who suffered fatal overdoses. NYT > N.Y. / Region

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Eat your way through the Silk Road in Queens

Astoria resident Adam Edwards is organizing a two-day food tour in August to showcase borough restaurants that make authentic cuisines once found along the ancient Silk Road. Food / Dining – NY Daily News

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Pedestrian killed by drunk driver in Queens

An alleged drunk driver fatally struck a pedestrian in Queens early Saturday, cops said. The 42-year-old driver was traveling eastbound on Roosevelt Avenue in Elmhurst when he slammed into a… Metro | New York Post

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Thousands Descend on Queens on 20th Anniversary of Grand Rebbe’s Death

More than 50,000 people were expected to gather in Cambria Heights to pay tribute to Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, one of the most influential Jewish leaders of the 20th century. NYT > N.Y. / Region

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Cops: Queens man threatened to blow up NYC, Nassau police precincts

Richard Bolton of Queens Village said he had a bomb strapped to him, police said. amNewYork

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Cuomo Signs Bill Seeking Reforms at Queens Library

The bill calls for radical changes in the library system and comes shortly after reports that library executives misdirected money and possibly steered contracts. NYT > N.Y. / Region

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Queens teen helps raise money for animals in need

Marshall Nisselbaum, 13, handed over hundreds of dollars to people he’s never even met before Wednesday, all in the name of helping animals. He had the idea to help local shelters earlier this year and turned to the Trylon Vet Care Center in Forest Hills, Queens. Practice manager Karla Wallach helped set up a Facebook […]

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Pedestrian Punched In Face In Queens Has Died

Pedestrian Punched In Face In Queens Has Died

The 56-year-old Queens man who was punched in the face by a stranger in Woodside this weekend has died, according to authorities. [ more › ] Gothamist

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