QCulture: Big Changes In Area LGBT Nightlife

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer While some of Astoria’s newest LBGT bars already shuttered their windows, the neighborhood’s oldest changes hands. On 24th Avenue and 37th Street, the oldest gay bar in Astoria will soon be under new management. Nathan Finnegan, who worked previously as a bartender in Manhattan, will take over Albatross Bar from […]

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 […]

Translatinas And Allies March For Equality

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Cries of “no más a la discriminacíon” and “undocumented, unafraid” rang out in Jackson Heights Monday evening as a group of transgender Latina women and allies marched for visibility, respect and equality. The third annual Translatina March was organized by advocacy group Make the Road New York (MRNY), and stepped […]

110th Pct.: Collision

COLLISION – At approximately 4:30 a.m. on July 5, officers responded to 92nd Street and Roosevelt Avenue. Upon arrival, officers discovered that an unidentified male pedestrian was struck by a vehicle operated by Romulo Mejia, 42, of Florida, traveling eastbound on Roosevelt Avenue. EMS responded and pronounced the pedestrian dead and transported Mejia and his […]

Small Business: Lingering Burdens For Latino Business Owners

BY JORDAN GIBBONS Staff Writer Throughout the Borough, more and more Latino-owned small businesses are experiencing similar problems, despite the efforts of the City and local community organizations. One major issue is a lack of networking between business owners and the available organizations that provide assistance. Woodside on the Move is a nonprofit organization that […]

Roosevelt Ave.: A Main Street For Queens Latinos

While Queens’ Latin American communities are located throughout the Borough, with a heavy concentration in Corona, Elmhurst and Jackson Heights, the streetscapes of the community can be captured down Roosevelt Avenue. Running from Woodside through to Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Latin American communities are well-represented on Roosevelt Avenue, with restaurants, mom and pop shops and […]

110th Pct.: Collision

COLLISION - At approximately 12:48 p.m., officers responded to the vicinity of Roosevelt Avenue and 126th Street. Upon arrival, officers determined that a 2000 Mercury Villager traveling westbound on Roosevelt Avenue struck an unidentified male bicyclist also traveling westbound on Roosevelt Avenue. EMS responded to the scene and pronounced the male dead. The driver remained […]

DOT: 149th Street Bridge To Be Rebuilt

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer A small, cracked concrete path across the LIRR tracks in Murray Hill – otherwise known as the 149th Street Bridge – must be demolished and rebuilt. Originally closed for demolition and construction in 2010, the bridge on 149th street at Roosevelt Avenue and 41st Avenue was scheduled to reopen in […]