Author: michaeldorgan

Man Arrested in Connection With Fatal Elmhurst Shooting

Oct. 3, 2019. By Shane O’Brien  Police have arrested and charged a man in connection with the fatal shooting of an Elmhurst resident that took place in August. The charges relate to the murder of Jasper Davis, 28, on Sunday, Aug. 25 at about 5 p.m. in the vicinity of Manila Street and Kneeland Avenue…. Read more »

FDNY Holding Open Houses Across the City This Weekend

Oct. 2, 2019. By Shane O’Brien  More than 200 firehouses and EMS stations across New York City will be holding open houses this weekend as part of the FDNY’s fifth annual open house program. The firehouses will open their doors to the public from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 3… Read more »

Men Wanted for Jackson Heights Spa Robbery: NYPD

Sept. 30, 2019. By Shane O’Brien Police are looking for two men who attacked a worker and stole $25 from a spa in Jackson Heights last week. The incident took place in Rumba Salon at 76-07 Roosevelt Ave. on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at around 10:55 a.m., according to the NYPD. The two suspects approached a… Read more »

VIDEO: Jackson Heights Restaurant Subject to Fierce Criticism Following Brutal Attack on Gay Couple

Sept. 25, 2019. By Shane O’Brien  Elected officials and activists rallied outside a Jackson Heights restaurant Tuesday where a gay couple was attacked by at least five men earlier this month. Assembly Woman Catalina Cruz and members of activist group Make the Road New York gathered at Pollos Mario, a Colombian restaurant located at 81-01… Read more »

Revamp of One Room Schoolhouse Park Begins, Work to be Done by Winter

Sept. 25, 2019. By Shane O’Brien Local officials took part in a ceremonial groundbreaking Tuesday as work begins on the overhaul of the seating area at One Room Schoolhouse Park, a historic greenspace located on the border of East Elmhurst and Jackson Heights. Council Member Costa Constantinides was joined by NYC Parks Queens Borough Commissioner… Read more »

Viva La Comida to Take Place Saturday, 3,500 Attendees Expected

Sept. 20, 2019. By Shane O’Brien  Around 3,500 people are expected to attend a festival celebrating the food and music of Jackson Heights this Saturday. The 82nd Street Partnership will host its eighth annual Viva La Comida festival Sept. 21 from noon until 7 p.m. The festival, which will take place on 82nd Street between… Read more »

Man Beaten and Robbed in North Corona: NYPD

Sept. 18, 2019. By Shane O’Brien  Police are looking for a suspect who assaulted a man and stole $300 from him outside a North Corona apartment building last month. The robbery took place at about 2 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29 outside 108-23 39th Ave., according to the NYPD. The victim, a 39-year-old man, was… Read more »

Man Beaten and Robbed by 2 Police Impersonators in Elmhurst: NYPD

Sept. 13, 2019 By Shane O’Brien  Police are looking for two suspects who impersonated police officers and stole $900 worth of valuables from a man while beating him in Elmhurst in July. The incident occurred in the vicinity of 41st Avenue and 81st Street in the early hours of the morning on Wednesday, July 17… Read more »

Momo Crawl Returning to Jackson Heights for 8th Year This Sunday

Sept. 11, 2019 By Shane O’Brien A food festival dedicated to the Tibetan and Nepalese dumpling, called “the Momo,” will return to Jackson Heights this weekend. The annual Momo Crawl is set to take place for the eighth successive year this Sunday, Sept. 15 and will begin at 1 p.m. at Diversity Plaza. The crawl… Read more »