103rd Pct.: Collision Investigation

COLLISION INVESTIGATION – At 2:10 a.m. on Feb. 23, police responded to a 911 call of a male running through traffic on the Van Wyck Expressway between exits 4 and 5. Upon arrival, officers observed an unidentified male in his 20s lying in the roadway, unconscious and unresponsive, with trauma about the body. EMS also […]

Push to Create Liberty Ave. BID Begins

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer A local community leader is spearheading a project that hopes to give Liberty Avenue its own Business Improvement District. Although other major corridors in Queens, like Jamaica Avenue in Woodhaven, Myrtle Avenue in Ridgewood and Sutphin Boulevard in Jamaica have their own Business Improvement Districts, the same cannot be said […]

Briarwood Construction End Date Pushed Back

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer Briarwood residents will have to wait a little longer for their streets and subway to return to normal. The reconstruction of the Briarwood-Van Wyck F train station entrance has been pushed back from the end of 2013 to March 2014, due to the discovery of lead paint. The renovation of […]

106th Pct.: Robbery & Fatal Collision

ROBBERY – The NYPD is asking the public’s assistance identifying and locating the following individuals wanted in connection with a robbery that occurred on Nov. 30 at 9:19 p.m. According to a police report, two individuals entered the La Quinta Hotel, located at 111-26 Van Wyck Expressway, South Ozone Park. The first suspect went to […]

Mega Mall Gets Final Approval From City Council

BY TRISHA SAKHUJA Staff Writer Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s development plan to build a mega mall at Willets Point was approved by the City Council on Oct. 9. The $3 billion development project, spearheaded by the Queens Development Group, a joint venture with Related Companies and Sterling Equities, made several concessions to garner the support from […]