The Forgotten Airport Of Northern Queens

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer When you ask someone about airports in Queens today, you will likely hear them talk about LaGuardia or JFK Airports. However, those two were not always the only such facilities in Queens. It was only 30 years ago that Flushing Airport closed. The area that used to be Flushing Airport […]

Hate The Game

Former Councilman Daniel Halloran has become a regular guest on our weekly QConf page, and he continues to make himself worthy of the ink. He took the witness stand to defend himself last week, during his corruption trial in White Plains Federal Court and unsurprisingly did not help his case. He compared the City political […]

Parents Push For School Redistricting

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer A small group of Northwestern Queens parents are tired of being juggled from one school district to another. A two-block region known by locals as the “lost peninsula” sits against two districts – students living there spend third, fourth and fifth grade in District 24, but are in District 30 […]

Don’t Annoy The Judge

Growing up as a child, nothing can be more frustrating than when your siblings get in trouble and they tell your parents that you did the same thing. No parent falls for that, nor does it get the original perpetrator out of the original crime. White Plains Federal Judge Kenneth Karas did not fall for […]

Late Show with Dennis Walcott?

Now that David Letterman from the late-night comedy show, The  Late Show With David Letterman, said he wants to retire by 2015, so guess who is up for his seat next? Queens’ very own Dennis Walcott, former schools chancellor! While speaking on TV last week, Walcott said since he is unemployed, he jokingly nominated himself […]

Inner Circle Gets Out

When the Inner Circle gets together, interesting things end up happening. Like what, you may ask? How about Mayor Bill de Blasio rockin’ an afro, much like his son Dante‘s famous ‘do? The Inner Circle Show, an annual charity variety show in which City Hall press corps roasts the present Mayor, was in full gear […]

A Group Of Auto Shops Will Relocate To The Bronx

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer After much back and forth, 47 auto shops will relocate from the Willets Point Iron Triangle to a 34,000-square-foot warehouse at Hunts Point in the Bronx. Marco Neira, president of the Sunrise Cooperative, a group of auto shops relocating together, said they signed the lease last week with NAI Friedland, […]

Scarborough Praises Mayor For Dropping Lawsuit

Assemblyman William Scarborough (D-Jamaica) recently praised Mayor Bill de Blasio’s decision to drop the City’s lawsuit against Local Law 71, which barred “bias-based” profiling by the NYPD. This effort to end racial profiling by the NYPD was passed by the City Council over former Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s veto. Bloomberg then filed a lawsuit seeking to […]