Author: zgewelb

Holocaust survivor and Jackson Heights resident dies at 101

Feb. 5, 2024 By Ethan Marshall Jackson Heights resident Hannah Deutch, who survived the Holocaust by escaping Germany, died Jan. 29 at the age of 101. Deutch lived in Bochum, Germany when Kristallnacht (Night of Broken Glass) occurred in 1938, when she was 16 years old, according to New York Jewish Week. She managed to… Read more »

Jackson Heights organization focused on community journalism awarded $250K grant to establish neighborhood hub

Jan. 31, 2024 By Ethan Marshall A Jackson Heights organization dedicated to community journalism has been awarded $250,000 to establish a community hub dedicated to content creation, art exhibits and programming and civic engagement. Epicenter-NYC, an online media company launched in 2020 to help New Yorkers navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, secured the grant to establish… Read more »

Queens Distance Runners race to help NYC Kids Rise children save for college

Dec. 1, 2023 By Nevine Salameh The Queens Distance Runners organized two races in collaboration with the NYC Kids RISE Save for College Program in an effort to help the local Queens children achieve their career dreams. Established in 2013, the Queens Distance Runners built a community and space for people to grow through running… Read more »

Three men sought for beating, robbing man in Jackson Heights: NYPD

Nov. 10, 2023 By Bill Parry A man was beaten and robbed by three muggers in Jackson Heights last month and the trio remains at large, according to the NYPD. Police from the 115th Precinct in Jackson Heights reported that at approximately 4 a.m. on the morning of Saturday, Oct. 7, a man was standing… Read more »

Back-to-school family resource fair assists local immigrants in Jackson Heights

family resource fair

Sept. 14, 2023 By Ethan Marshall The New York City Immigration Coalition partnered with Queens Council member Shekar Krishnan to hold a back-to-school family resource fair Sept. 9 at Paseo Park in Jackson Heights. The family resource fair was meant to assist immigrant families within Queens, helping to provide services and information for families and… Read more »

Cops seek crooks who stabbed two teens in Jackson Heights playground

Sept. 1, 2023 By Zach Gewelb Police from the 115th Precinct are searching for the crooks who stabbed two teenagers with a broken glass beer bottle inside of Junction Playground in Jackson Heights last month. Authorities say that the suspects approached a 17-year-old male and 18-year-old male inside Junction Playground, at 34th Avenue and 96th… Read more »