Traffic Lights Installed at Dangerous Corner

BY STEPHANIE RAMSARUP The installation of new traffic lights and speeding cameras in Remsen Village is causing a stir amongst its residents. Two hundred-fifty accidents were reported just in October…

Behind the Run on Gas After Sandy

BY LAURIE CHERENFANT It’s been two and a half months since Hurricane Sandy visited the East Coast.  After the storm, many people struggled to put their lives back together as…

Queens Movie Theater Carries On

By SARAH MEIRA ROSENBERG The projected demise of the independent movie theater has been greatly exaggerated in the case of Flushing’s Main Street Cinemas. The small, six-screen theater is located…
Gerritsen Beach Struggles Past Sandy

Gerritsen Beach Struggles Past Sandy

BY LORETTA CHIN When Hurricane Sandy tore through sections of the northeast on the night of October 29th, few were prepared for the triple whammy of the unusual weather systems…

Bed-Stuy, Do or Buy

By ROBERT GARCIA Mshari Whaley remembers what it was like. “I use to collect the crack bottles on the street, because I liked the colors as a kid,” said Whaley,…
Learning to live with the Barclays Center

Learning to live with the Barclays Center

By JERMECIA EDWARDS A few days after a Department of Environmental Protection inspector came to measure the noise level at Wayne Bailey’s loft on Dean Street, he complained about it…
Slow recovery in Howard Beach

Slow recovery in Howard Beach

Lisa Urena and Matt Caputo. By SANDRA ALMONTE It was only the beginning of a long and grueling nightmare for Lisa Urena, 27, and her boyfriend Matt Caputo, 30, when…