108th Pct.: Investigation & Collision

INVESTIGATION – At 10:12 a.m. on March 15, police officers responded to 47th Road and Center Boulevard. Upon arrival, officers discovered that an Asian woman, identified as Judy Soo Hoo, 51, of Long Island City, was pulled out of the water by FDNY personnel. EMS also responded and pronounced the woman dead at the scene. […]

Long Island City Marketing Campaign Delayed

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer The Metropolitan Transportation Authority and a group of Long Island City businesses are still sorting out details for a marketing campaign that would run during a series of weekend shutdowns on the 7 train. While the MTA works on three infrastructure improvement projects on the 7 train for 13 weekends […]

Astoria Gets Flea And Food Market

Astoria is getting its own flea market, similar to the one its neighbors enjoyed last spring in Long Island City. LIC Flea and Food market, named the City’s number one market, will expand to the back-lot of Kaufman Astoria Studios, located at 36th Street between 34th and 35th Avenues. First built in the 1920s, the studio […]

114th Pct.: Collision Investigation & Grand Larceny

COLLISION INVESTIGATION – At 10:25 p.m. on March 7, police responded to a 911 call of a pedestrian struck at Northern Boulevard and 40th Road. Upon arrival, police officers observed the victim, identified as Kumar Ragunath, 64, of Kew Gardens, unconscious and unresponsive with severe head trauma and a broken leg. EMS responded and transported […]

Small Business Admin. Hearing Held In Queens

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer A Congressional field hearing took place at Queens College this week, looking into the Small Business Administration’s subpar efforts to reach out to local businesses. The New York members of the House Small Business Subcommittee on Contracting and Workforce met in Rosenthal Library’s auditorium on March 11 to look at […]

Funding For IBZs Currently Not Included In Budget

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer The funding for the Industrial Business Zones is currently not in the City’s budget, leaving uncertainty for IBZs like those in Maspeth and Ridgewood. The Mayor’s budget eliminates a $1 million allocation for the program, which is a designated area for manufacturing businesses and jobs and is not rezoned for […]

Musicians Of Queens: Jonny Meyers

Musicians Of Queens: Jonny Meyers

Austin has always played a significant role in Jonny Meyers’ music career. Whether it was in Austin, Tex. or on Austin Street in Forest Hills, the singer-songwriter has found new music and new recording partners to further pursue his goals. Not content to limit himself to one music project, Meyers is a bit of a […]

Accommodations Disabled

Accommodations Disabled

Complaint Against CUNY Law Alleges School Refused To Address Accessibility Issues BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer A group of students with disabilities attending CUNY School of Law in Long Island City have filed a complaint with the U.S. Dept. of Education, taking the school’s administration to task for what they felt was a refusal to […]

Events In Queens For Feb. 27-Mar. 5

Events In Queens For Feb. 27-Mar. 5

2014 Queens World Film Festival, March 4 – 9 (see below). FRIDAY 2/28 13 MOONS 13 Moons features GrayHawk Perkins, a New Orleans Native American from the Choctaw and Houma tribes. He will perform a unique blend of blues, folk and jazz at Flushing Town Hall. Intertwined with tribal rhythms, language and storytelling, his music […]

Astoria’s Parking Drama

As if losing parking spots to snow wasn’t bad enough, Astoria residents lost even more spots to a film crew. Last week, the FX drama TV series, “The Americans,” visited Astoria to shoot an episode, causing quite an inconvenience to residents. Though the show’s staff only shot scenes under the bridge, more than four blocks […]