City to Residents: Be Prepared

City to Residents: Be Prepared

In the past few weeks, an earthquake and a hurricane—two rare occurrences for New York—hit the city. The two events served as a perfect precursor…

Cleanup Continues After Irene

Cleanup Continues After Irene

The city was largely spared from the devastating effects of Tropical Storm Irene, which created havoc along the eastern seaboard last week, but there was…

Dozen Busted for Restaurant Drug Dealing

Following a ten month investigation, Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly announced last Thursday of the filing of criminal charges…

Tropical Storm Irene Hits Queens

Tropical Storm Irene Hits Queens

Tropical Storm Irene made landfall in New York City late Saturday night and into early Sunday morning. Although the city was spared from some of…

Broad Channel Homes Lost to Bay

Broad Channel Homes Lost to Bay

In a small boating community in Broad Channel overlooking the Jamaica Bay, residents were still reeling from the damage that Tropical Storm Irene left behind…

Outages Plague Parts of Ozone Park

Outages Plague Parts of Ozone Park

In the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene hitting New York early Sunday morning, an estimated 25,000 Queens residents lost power, by far the most of…

Editorial: Better To Be Prepared

Tropical Storm Irene hit New York City over the weekend, and while the damage—particularly in low-lying areas like Broad Channel and Hamilton Beach—was significant, New…

Slot Machines Arriving at Aqueduct

Slot Machines Arriving at Aqueduct

The first city casino is getting ready to open at Aqueduct racetrack in Ozone Park, and it is receiving some of the most important pieces—slots….

Librarians Encourage Kids To Read

Librarians Encourage Kids To Read

When Queens’ librarians say they will do anything to get local children in their libraries to read more, they mean anything. Daniel Meyer, a children’s…

Cleanup Begins After Jamaica Ave Fire

Cleanup Begins After Jamaica Ave Fire

A four-alarm fire in Richmond Hill on Monday evening destroyed six businesses, displaced tenants and disrupted subway service along Jamaica Avenue. The fire started in…