Senior Leadership Award Winners Selected

United Adult Ministries, the parent company of Flushing House, has announced the three winners of the Rose Kryzak Senior Leadership Awards. The individuals will be honored during the annual fundraising gala on May 8 at Flushing Town Hall. This year’s honorees include: State Sen. Toby Stavisky (D-Flushing), a seven-term state senator who has sponsored several […]

QueensWay Plans Revealed At Workshops

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer During two workshops last week, residents got a more detailed look at what the QueensWay could look like if the proposed pedestrian/bike path were to become a reality. Representatives from the two design companies working on the QueensWay presented the most detailed plans to date at public workshops in Forest […]

Renderings Of QueensWay Released

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer With another round of public hearings on the horizon, the first glance of what the QueensWay could look like was unveiled last week. The Trust for Public Land and the Friends of the QueensWay came out with the first renderings of the proposed pedestrian bike path that would run from […]

Popular Restaurant To Turn Into Apartments

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer A popular Rego Park restaurant is set to be converted into an apartment complex after closing last week. Joe Abbracciamento Restaurant shut its doors this past Sunday after being a neighborhood staple for 65 years. Its owners, John and Marie Abbracciamento, are choosing to retire and leave behind the family-owned […]

Vision Zero Off Target?

To The Editor: De Blasio with his Vision Zero plan wants to totally eradicate traffic fatalities in the City. While he is at it, why not say he will cure cancer as well. To think this is remotely possible is lunacy. Should traffic deaths be reduced? Of course they should but pronouncements like these followed […]

Plenty For Children To Do Indoors

Plenty For Children To Do Indoors

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer The last couple of months have been tough on adults and their children. With snow storms nearly every week and the weather frequently falling below freezing, options are severely limited for kids to find fun activities to do. Do not let the winter of never-ending snow get you down, though. […]

Water Main Upgrades Coming To Queens

More than six miles of water mains have been installed across three neighborhoods in Queens, the Depts. of Environmental Protection and Design and Construction announced last week. The $15 million infrastructure upgrade will bring cleaner drinking water and improved water pressure to Elmhurst, Rego Park and Fresh Meadows. The renovations began in 2012, when more […]

Queens’ Crime Rates Dropped In 2013

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Queens’ felony rates fell even further in 2013, continuing a 20-year trend away from crime. On Monday, the New York Police Department released its statistics for Dec. 23 to Dec. 29, the last full week of 2013. In that chart was a category for year-to-date crimes, compiling the entirety of […]