| Dec 10, 2009
| 2:00 PM
An all-immigrant Queens high school, which only accepts students who have arrived in the county in the past year, has managed to crack the top 10 of the U.S. News & World Report's list of the nation's best 100 high schools.
Newcomers High School, which...
| Jul 20, 2009
Bus riders traveling through Brooklyn may have an easier commute in January 2010.
The 10-mile B61 bus route will be split into two bus lines in an effort to reduce passenger wait times and provide consistent service.
The B61 currently runs from Long...
| Jan 9, 2010
| 5:15 PM
Police are searching for two men who allegedly shot and killed a car service driver in Queens Friday night.
Officers responded to a call of a man shot, slumped over the wheel of his car on 11th street in Long Island City around 11:30 p.m. Friday....
| Feb 13, 2010
| 3:55 PM
Firefighters battled a commercial blaze in Queens Saturday, destroying an entire row of businesses.
Flames broke out just before 10 a.m. on 37th Avenue in Jackson Heights.
More than 180 firefighters reported to the scene. Thick smoke could be seen as...
| Feb 14, 2010
| 4:28 PM
Firefighters were called back to a commercial strip in Queens that caught fire Saturday after hot spots continued to spring up overnight.
37th Avenue in Jackson Heights was still blocked off to traffic Sunday, as the row of commercial buildings was...
| Feb 15, 2010
| 3:33 AM
In the aftermath of a fierce four-alarm fire in Queens that destroyed 13 businesses and temporarily displaced over 100 residents Saturday, local politicians are calling for the city to halt its closures of fire houses.
Councilman Daniel Dromm,...
| Sep 8, 2009
An early morning three-alarm fire broke out in Queens Tuesday morning.
At 6am, firefighters arrived at a two-story brick commercial building at 50-10 27 Street in Long Island City. Fire officials declared the blaze three-alarms by 6:23am.
| Oct 22, 2008
One of the two transit officers from Long Island shot by an alleged fare beater on a Queens subway platform was back home Wednesday, saying he is "feeling great" but is concerned about his critically injured partner.
Jason Maass, 28, who police said...
| Dec 17, 2008
LONG ISLAND CITY, N.Y. - Unlike CC Sabathia, who had to be dragged kicking and screaming and enticed with a $161-million contract and an opt-out clause, Francisco Rodriguez actually wanted to be in New York.
He got to see New York on Wednesday -- well,...
| Jan 24, 2009
LONG ISLAND CITY - New York City police have released shocking surveillance video, showing robbers viciously beating innocent people in Long Island City.
In total, four teenagers were arrested and are accused of six robberies between January 12 and...
| Jul 14, 2010
| 4:25 PM
Nature will be calling people into Descanso Gardens louder than before when spring arrives. For the first time since 1994, when the rose gardens were installed, the botanical showcase is undergoing major construction.
The private groundbreaking ceremony...