Former Strip Club To Be Home To Starbucks, Gym

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer The former location of a strip club will soon become a place to buy a hot cup of morning Joe. Around 8,095-square-feet of retail space at 92-77 Queens Blvd. in Rego Park has become available and deals are in place for two companies to occupy the area, not including that […]

Underpasses To Be Cleaned More Frequently

After continued pressure by Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley, the State Dept. of Transportation has committed to better maintain the underpasses below the Long Island Expressway on 74th Street and 80th Street in Maspeth. The underpasses, which are marred by pigeon nesting and excrement, will be included in Bridge Washing Contract XM13.02, D262466, which was re-let on […]

107th Pct.: Fatal Collision

FATAL COLLISION – At 3:51 a.m. on May 1, on the Long Island Expressway at the Clearview Expressway entrance ramp, police responded to a 911 call of a vehicle accident within the confines of the 107th Precinct. Upon arrival, police observed the victim, identified as Aaron Jung Hay Wu, 22, of Bayside, unconscious and unresponsive […]

Cautious Optimism For Vision Zero In Queens

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer The people of Queens continue to speak out against the dangerous roads in their Borough. Residents gathered on April 23 for a town hall meeting at LaGuardia Community College to discuss implementation of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero traffic safety initiative in the Borough. Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez (D-Manhattan), who […]

Meng Assists Families Of Killed Teens

U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) announced this week that she is working to secure visas for family members of two teenagers killed last month in a car crash on the Long Island Expressway in Queens. The driver, 19-year-old Jiahao Liang, and passenger Jennifer Gao, 16, died at the scene on Feb. 18 after their vehicle […]

109th Pct.: Collision Investigation

COLLISION INVESTIGATION – At 12:57 a.m. Feb. 18, police responded to a 911 call of a motor vehicle accident on the Long Island Expressway, between exits 25 and 24 (Utopia Parkway and Kissena Boulevard). Upon arrival, officers observed two adult occupants of a late model Audi sedan, unconscious and unresponsive in the front driver and […]

Convention Center/Hotel Headed For Queens

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer A convention center and hotel/apartment complex is coming to Corona. The DiBlasi Ford dealership at 112-21 Northern Blvd. was bought by the Flushing-based Fleet Financial Group Inc. for $17 million in December. It expects to break ground on the project in June, at a cost of $200 million. Richard Xia, […]

Say Goodbye To Banksy

Banksy finished his month-long street-art escapades in New York City, what some may call vandalism, with one last tag in Long Island City. Now that Banksy tagged his final farewell graffiti art, we are sure Mayor Michael Bloomberg will sleep happier. The last piece of street art he sketched was his name in white bubble-letters […]