| Dec 8, 2011
| 1:23 PM
A park with a killer view, and a killer fungus problem. At least that's how it looks when you peer into Astoria Park's Diving Pool, but the Parks Department and Council Member Peter Vallone are creating a wave of change.
"Myself and other community...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 7:15 PM
Police are still searching for a bicycle-riding pervert who is terrorizing unsuspecting women in Astoria, Queens, and a local blog manager has even created an anonymous page for victims to document their encounters.
Two of the victims, a 33-year-old...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 8:03 AM
Con Edison calls it a voltage reduction. Its customers call it a brownout. In any case, it is a controlled reduction of power for tens of thousands of homes in the Tri State area, thanks to Friday's record high temperatures.
In thirteen neighborhoods and...
| Jul 27, 2011
| 6:25 PM
A natural gas explosion at a US Power Gen plant rocked a Queens neighborhood Wednesday, prompting a flood of 911 calls in the area.
According to officials, the explosion happened at around 7:30 p.m. at the 11-story building located at 20th Avenue near...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 11:00 AM
Employees of a check cashing business in Queens were thrown for a loop after they handed over $15,000 in cash to a man the believed was an armored guard but was instead a calculated thief.
According to authorities, the incident happened at about 10:15 a....
| Aug 6, 2011
| 12:37 PM
While the name John Gilbert Collison Sr. has been largely forgotten today, his invention of the artificial steel hip ball more than 60 years ago has given him orthopedic immortality.
His invention, manufactured in Baltimore in his Falls Road facility,...
| Aug 8, 2011
| 12:07 AM
People in one Queens neighborhood were in shock Sunday night, after a little girl visiting from Australia died in a two-car crash in Astoria.
Sabrina Mangos, 10, and members of her family were here visiting from the city of Tennyson, near Adelaide. That'...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 9:14 AM
Cops say the chaotic scene started when a man and woman got into a fight over who the father is of their 9-year-old child.
Authorities say the 46-year-old man never believed the child was his and that ignited a fight. He beat the child's 42-year-old...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 5:48 PM
In July 2010, Adarien Jackson's 6-year-old son, Kaden, began complaining of itchy bumps on his ankles. They soon turned into a rash and spread to his back, behind his ear, and on his eyelid.
The child's pediatrician and dermatologists tried allergy...
| Mar 3, 2012
| 5:19 PM
What? A swanky suite at the Waldorf-Astoria for less than $20? No Way!
To say Izzy and Joan Schwartz are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary in style, may be a tad of an understatement. The long-time marrieds from Connecticut are high-rolling-it...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 4:40 PM
Police are now searching for the husband of a Queens woman who was discovered dead in her Astoria apartment.
Officers want to speak with 32-year-old Jordan Hawes, who they describe as 5'9", 150 lbs. and may be driving a grey Jeep Liberty with NY plate...