Posts Tagged ‘Queens’

MTA Police Officer Stabbed by “Emotionally Disturbed” Man in Queens

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Blog, Breaking News

MTA police officer John Barnett was stabbed at 9:30 a.m. yesterday morning in Queens, before shooting and killing his assailant, reports Fox NY.  The incident took place at the Long Island Railroad station on Sutphin Boulevard and Jamaica Avenue in Jamaica. Barnett was stabbed in the left eye, out of nowhere, by 46-year-old “emotionally disturbed” Edgar [&hellip
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Velazquez Scores Decisive Primary Win Over Three Challengers

Written by Alan Krawitz on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Nydia_Velázquez Lopez-backed candidate, Councilman Erik Martin Dilan, falls short by Alan Krawitz The 2012 Democratic primary in the newly created 7th District. which includes parts of Brooklyn, Queens and the Lower East Side, was billed by many to be one of the toughest challenges of Rep. Nydia Velázquez’s 10 terms in office. But, that storyline fell [&hellip
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One Language Disappears Every 14 Days, New York City Plays an Unforeseen Role

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Blog, NY Press Exclusive

by Alissa Fleck In its series “Vanishing Voices,” National Geographic reports one language dies every fourteen days. By the next century, the magazine predicts, half of the 7,000 languages spoken on Earth will be gone altogether. Small communities are increasingly abandoning their native languages in favor of the much more widely-spoken English, Spanish and Mandarin. [&hellip
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Bronx Neighborhood Files Suit Against Fresh Direct Relocation

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, Our Town

Photo by Mr. Adrian Camera. Photo courtesy of Flickr Commons. By Paul Bisceglio South Bronx residents and community groups filed a lawsuit last Wednesday to halt online grocery delivery service FreshDirect’s relocation from Queens to a new 500,000 square-foot facility in the Harlem River Yards. The residents argued that the city failed to account for the new facility’s adverse environmental effects, the consequence of what [&hellip
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Residents Continue Fight Against Garbage Dump

Written by Our Town on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, Our Town

It’s been six years since the city passed its Solid Waste Management Plan, a system that promises to be a cost-effective, environmentally sound solution to handling the city’s solid waste. But Upper East Side residents are still fighting one key component of the plan: the reopening of the East 91st Street Marine Transfer Station (MTS). [&hellip
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Espaillat vs. Rangel Inches Closer to Reality

Written by Andrew J. Hawkins on . Posted in West Side Spirit

Espaillat vs. Rangel Inches Closer to Reality By Andrew J. Hawkins When the state Legislature was battling over redistricting lines earlier this month, State Sen. Adriano Espaillat, who represents parts of the Upper West Side and Northern Manhattan, was assuring reporters that he wasn’t planning to jump into a congressional race. Now it looks like [&hellip
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Betting’s Past Lives Alongside Its Future at Queen’s Racetrack

Written by City & State on . Posted in Breaking News

Outside the racino’s glow, horses still race at Aqueduct By Michael Mandelkern Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens feels like an airport that has seen better days: Old TV monitors hang from the ceiling, announcements echo off concrete corridors and grizzled race fans stand around waiting. On a gloomy, brisk Friday afternoon last month, several hundred people [&hellip
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YOUNG LEARNERS WITH A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

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Rising Star Private Elementary School “We uphold the spirit and ideals of the United Nations Charter really well,” said Dr. Judith Honor, principal of the United Nations International School campus in Queens. “This school is about diversity—of both people and cultures,” she added. The United Nations International School, or UNIS, was founded in 1947 exclusively [&hellip
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