Author: michaeldorgan

Video of Fire Truck Stuck on 34th Avenue in Jackson Heights Sparks More Debate About Open Streets Initiative

Sept. 22, 2022 By Michael Dorgan A video posted online showing an FDNY fire truck failing to maneuver a turn on 34th Avenue in Jackson Heights has intensified the dispute between advocates and opponents of the avenue’s Open Streets initiative. The video, which was posted to Twitter Saturday, shows a firetruck traveling westbound on 34th… Read more »

Astoria Man Arrested for Fatal Hit-and-Run of 5-Year-Old Boy in East Elmhurst

Sept. 21, 2022 By Michael Dorgan The police have nabbed an alleged hit-and-run driver who was wanted for fatally striking a 5-year-old boy in East Elmhurst earlier this month. Xavier Carchipull, 40, of Astoria, was arrested and charged Wednesday with leaving the scene of a fatal crash and driving without a license—after he allegedly plowed… Read more »

1 Dead, 3 Injured in Broad Daylight Shooting in Elmhurst Sunday: NYPD

Sept. 19, 2022 By Michael Dorgan A man is dead and three others are injured after a wild shooting in Elmhurst Sunday afternoon – in what police are investigating as a possible gang-related incident. The broad daylight shooting erupted outside a house at 95-23 41st Ave. at around 1:35 p.m. when two unidentified suspects on… Read more »

Momo Crawl Returning to Jackson Heights This Sunday, 1,700 Tickets Already Sold

Sept. 16, 2022 By Michael Dorgan An annual food crawl dedicated to the Tibetan and Nepalese dumpling, called “the Momo,” will return to Jackson Heights Sunday – and organizers are expecting a big turnout. The event, called the “Momo Crawl,” will run from noon until 5 p.m. on Sept. 18 at Diversity Plaza. Nearly 1,700… Read more »

Taste of Sunnyside Returns Next Month, Tickets Now on Sale

Sept. 12, 2022 By Michael Dorgan The Taste of Sunnyside, an annual event that aims to showcase the diverse restaurant mix of the neighborhood, will take place next month—and tickets are now on sale. The event will see hundreds of attendees go door-to-door to sample food and beverages offered by more than 35 participating local… Read more »

Two Queens Council Members Call on City to Terminate Trump Organization’s License at Bronx Golf Course

Sept. 8, 2022 By Michael Dorgan Two Queens council members have called on the Parks Dept. to nix the Trump Organization’s license to operate a golf course in the Bronx – and to cancel a Saudi-backed women’s international golf tournament at the venue next month. Council Speaker Adrienne Adams and Councilmember Shekar Krishnan say that… Read more »

Elmhurst Man Arrested on Hate Crime Charges for Anti-Asian Bias Attack in Astoria

Sept. 7, 2022 By Michael Dorgan An Elmhurst man was arrested on hate crime charges Tuesday for headbutting a 22-year-old Asian American man in Astoria nearly two months ago. Rudy Coslopez, 41, was charged with assault and aggravated harassment as hate crimes for an attack that took place outside 34-27 Steinway St. on July 12,… Read more »