Author: michaeldorgan

$15K Worth of Property Stolen in Flushing Burglary: NYPD

Sept. 26, 2019. By Shane O’Brien Police are looking for two men who broke into a Flushing apartment and stole $15,000 worth of property on Monday. The burglary occurred in an apartment in the vicinity of 150th Street and 33rd Avenue at 1:45 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 23, according to the police. The two men… Read more »

Waterfront Park Opens by Skyview Center on Flushing Creek

Sept. 23, 2019. By Shane O’Brien  A new waterfront park opened by the Skyview Center in Flushing last week marking the end of 18 months of construction. The Waterfront Esplanade at the Skyview Center officially opened to the public on Thursday, Sept. 19 and marks the first piece of the larger revitalization of Flushing Creek… Read more »

63-Year-Old Man Punched and Robbed on Murray Hill Street: NYPD

Sept. 23, 2019: By Shane O’Brien  Police are looking for a suspect who punched a 63-year-old man in the face and stole $300 from him in Murray Hill on Sunday morning. The incident occurred in the vicinity of Sanford Avenue and 159th Street at around 12:40 a.m. when the victim was approached by the male… Read more »

Gun-Toting Robbers Steal Slot Machines From Flushing Apartment: NYPD

Sept. 13, 2019 By Shane O’Brien Police are looking for four men who held up an illegal gambling operation in a Flushing apartment earlier this week. The incident took place in the vicinity of Union Street and 35th Avenue at about 4:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10. Police say that the men entered the apartment… Read more »

Man Wanted for Grabbing Woman’s Crotch: NYPD

Sept. 12, 2019 By Shane O’Brien Police are looking for a man who grabbed a woman’s crotch in Flushing last month. The incident occurred in the vicinity of Bowne Street and Ashe Avenue at around 3 p.m. on Aug. 31, according to the NYPD. A 38-year-old woman was walking along the street when an unidentified… Read more »

Queens Council Members Urge de Blasio to Keep Gifted and Talented Programs

Sept. 5, 2019 By Shane O’Brien Elected officials in Queens have urged Mayor Bill de Blasio not to scrap gifted and talented programs in New York public schools following a recommendation from a mayoral advisory group last week to end the program. Council Members Peter Koo, Robert Holden, Karen Koslowitz, Adrienne Adams, Barry Grodenchik and Paul… Read more »

Koo Slams Report That Recommends Eliminating Gifted School Programs

Aug. 28, 2019 By Shane O’Brien Council Member Peter Koo has criticized the recommendation made by a mayoral advisory group to end gifted and talented programs in New York public schools. A high-level panel, dubbed the School Diversity Advisory Group, was appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio and recommended that gifted and talented programs be… Read more »