Author: zgewelb

Annual Colombian Flower Festival Parade draws big crowd in Jackson Heights

July 10, 2023 By Gabriele Holtermann The annual Colombian Flower Festival Parade, or Desfile de Silleteros, bloomed along 37th Avenue in Jackson Heights on Sunday, July 9. Revelers lined up along the parade route between 69th and 87th Streets, celebrating their Colombian heritage, proudly waving Colombian flags, dancing to Colombian tunes and collecting flowers abound… Read more »

Thief breaks into East Elmhurst church, steals nearly $1,000 in loot: NYPD

May 28, 2023 By Zach Gewelb The NYPD is searching for the crook who broke into an East Elmhurst church and stole nearly $1,000 in loot, including assorted statues and other religious items, earlier this month, according to authorities. Police say the unidentified male suspect forced open a perimeter door to enter Our Lady of… Read more »

Cops seek crook who slashed man in the face in Jackson Heights

May 25, 2023 By Zach Gewelb Police are searching for the crook who slashed a 39-year-old man in the face in Jackson Heights last month. Authorities say that around 3 a.m. on April 22, the male suspect was involved in a dispute with the victim at the intersection of 85th Street and Northern Boulevard. A… Read more »

NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theatre awards grants to Queens creatives

May 5, 2023, By Tammy Scileppi Recently, the NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) – which is a critical part of our city’s economic development – recognized a diverse group of talented women for their outstanding creative contributions. These recipients – including many from Queens – were awarded grants from the NYC Women’s… Read more »

‘We deserve a good quality of life’: Tenants of Jackson Heights apartment building demand safe living conditions


April 3, 2023 By Ethan Marshall Tenants of the Jackson Heights apartment building at 94-16 34th Road were joined by representatives from the Right to Counsel NYC Coalition (RTCNYC) and Catholic Migration Services on April 3 for a rally demanding safer living conditions and a statewide right to counsel. The rally outside the Queens Housing… Read more »