Author: michaeldorgan

Queens Museum Enters Final Phase of $70 million Expansion

Aug. 30, 2022 By Michael Dorgan The Queens Museum, which is located at Flushing Meadows–Corona Park, has entered the second and final phase of its nearly $70 million expansion. The museum announced Friday that it has selected LEVENBETTS as its architect, and that the Manhattan-based firm will oversee the design of the second phase, which… Read more »

City Reverses Course on Plan to House Migrants Bused From Texas in College Point

Aug. 30, 2022 By Michael Dorgan The city, which announced last week that dozens of asylum-seeking immigrants would be housed at a College Point hotel, has reversed course following an appeal from Councilmember Vickie Paladino. Mayor Eric Adams, Paladino said, notified her office Monday that the undocumented immigrants – who are being bused into New… Read more »

NYPD Identify Woman Stabbed to Death Inside Flushing Apartment Friday

Aug. 29, 2022 By Michael Dorgan The police have identified a woman who was found stabbed to death inside a Flushing apartment last week. The NYPD on Monday named Chen Fang, 55, as having been fatally stabbed inside an apartment building at 132-59 41st Rd. Fang was found by responding police unconscious and with multiple… Read more »

Shocking Video Shows Disabled Man on Walker Being Fatally Struck by Irate Hit-and-Run Driver in Far Rockway Saturday

**Warning: Graphic content, viewer discretion is advised** Aug. 29, 2022 By Michael Dorgan Disturbing footage has been posted online showing an innocent disabled man being fatally hit by an unhinged hit-and-run driver who mounted a sidewalk in Far Rockaway Saturday morning. The horrifying video, which was uploaded to Twitter Sunday, captures the irate driver plowing… Read more »

Saints and Sinners Irish Pub in Woodside to Close after 21-Year Run

Aug. 26, 2022 By Michael Dorgan A beloved Irish bar in Woodside – known for its pints of Guinness, friendly atmosphere and food — will close Saturday after a 21-year run. Saints and Sinners, located 59-21 Roosevelt Ave., will shutter for good Aug. 27, according to a statement released by the owner via social media… Read more »

Eric Adams, Queens Lawmakers, Hold Rally Outside South Richmond Hill Temple Where Gandhi Statue Was Destroyed

Aug. 25, 2022 By Michael Dorgan Mayor Eric Adams, Assemblymember Jenifer Rajkumar and several other Queens lawmakers held a rally outside a South Richmond Hill temple Wednesday where a statue of Mahatma Gandhi was recently destroyed by vandals. The rally took place in front of the Hindu temple Tulsi Mandir, located at 103-26 111 St.,… Read more »

3 Pedestrians Struck by Drunk Driver in Jackson Heights Saturday, One Victim Remains in Critical Condition

Aug. 22, 2022 By Michael Dorgan A Bronx driver who allegedly plowed his SUV into three pedestrians in Jackson Heights Saturday – leaving one of them in critical condition – has been charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI), vehicular assault and other crimes. Edilito Pichardo Rodriguez, 23, allegedly got behind the wheel of a red-colored… Read more »