Category Archives: Local News

Looming LIRR strike draws closer, Congress won’t intervene

The potential for a Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) strike is moving full steam ahead as talks over wages between the eight unions representing workers and MTA officials continue to stall, and Congress said it won’t intervene.

East Elmhurst woman vying to be ‘America’s It Girl’

Does Jessenia Vargas have what “It” takes? The 26-year-old East Elmhurst resident is competing on a new reality competition show on WE tv, described as “America’s Next Top Model” meets “Project Runway.”

Residents ask for parking lines along Lindenwood streets

More than 100 cars can be parked nose-first adjacent to the Belt Parkway on 157th Avenue between 77th and 80th streets, but that number is often reduced because there are no marked parking spaces

New Ridgewood restaurant criticized for ‘soft-core porn’ wall art

A new Ridgewood restaurant hoping to capture the influx of hipsters has alienated them with a series of photographs of nude women.

USPS threatens downsizing Whitestone facility, again

The United States Postal Service intends to consolidate up to 82 facilities, including its Queens' center on 20th Avenue, beginning January 2015 to continue its plan to cut losses. The initiative is projected to save the cash-strapped delivery service more than $3.5 billion in the next five years, according to the USPS, but politicians and union representatives are against downsizing the Queens facilities.