Woman nabbed, facing hate-crime murder charges

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  1. Know_where_to_run

    Excellent news. Let’s hope they got the right one and get her off the streets and subways.

  2. Ebones

    I have complete respect for the 108. This is a safe neighborhood because of them.

  3. king of Queens

    This had nothing to do with great Police work her relatives turned her in!!! so please stop with the false accolades for the NYPD. You Americans are ignorant this would never happen in Britain.

  4. Gbg

    Then go back to Britain you retard.

  5. Anonymous

    You are so weird King of Queens…what would not happen in the UK? Your relatives would not turn you in????

  6. mois

    So, King of Queens, what would not happen in the UK? Your relatives woud not turn you in???

  7. O'Shea

    Her relatives turned her in. Is this surprising? She must have been hiding with them. If she looks anything like that sketch, then she is one ugly vicious witch. Uglier than a scrumhalf.

  8. mois

    I’m aware of the irony behind my question…but I just had to, since I would be really surprised if you happen to be talking about the lack of social problems in Britain…



  10. mois

    I was just wondering; would it be possible for the trains to slow down before they pull into the platform? This way if somebody falls, they would have time to come to a complete stop before hitting anyone? It surely would not be as costly as making any changes to the platforms!

  11. Kayla

    The world is going to End! Do your research!!!

  12. Sycamore

    @King of Queens We welcome visitors and immigrants from all over the world in Queens but we do not welcome rude people of any kind. We simply tolerate them and pray they quickly find somewhere else to practice their bad manners.

  13. Robert

    If they had to slow the trains down before entering the station do you realize how much longer our commute will be? I can not sacrifice any more time with all of the 7 train delays.
    Putting up gates and rails for something that happens once a decade on average is ludicrous. It would be very costly which we would have to ultimately pay for. When a crime happens ppl ask for more cops on patrol but that would mean a lot more taxes too! Just pay attention to your surroundings.
    In case you have not taken the 7 train before and seen the construction workers “work” it would take decades for them to do this on EVERY subway station in the 5 boroughs.

  14. Sunnysider

    She should have pushed you ya Limey.

  15. Ruben

    That entire Menendez bloodline family is filled with criminals

    one less waste of society off the street

  16. Ruben

    please don’t post as me, unless your name is Ruben too, then you need to add something to your name cuz I was here first bucko

  17. Ebones

    You still have a Queen and you have not discovered Dunkin Coffee? Talk about ignorance! http://www.britishairways.com

  18. Leslie

    What was this beast doing in Sunnyside??

  19. Rubin

    I am the real Rubin!

  20. unknown

    she was not from the bronx she lived on 46th street between 48ave & 50ave.

  21. Leslie

    How do you know??

  22. unknown

    cause i live 2 blocks away from her and have many friends who know her and her family

  23. svjo

    It is very sad that cities like Medellin in 3rd world countries like Colombia, have a clean and safe train , and they can afford sliding doors, and , NYC capital of the world , cannot.

  24. angela

    she lived in the Met apartments in sunnyside

  25. unknown

    Both her cousins were in prison for burglary from the drugs all three would consume

  26. doc

    Another bipolar person that should have been in a mental hospital. The legacy of Wilowbrook strikes again. Any person that is a danger to themself or others needs to held in a secure facility.

  27. Leslie

    This woman is a piece of trash. I’m sure her friends and family are just as trashy as she is-worthless piece of …

  28. Lucky Lu

    Earlier reports were that her relatives called the police last night after recognizing her from the video. Now the report is that a passerby recognized her. Either way, sounds like the 108th should not get credit for this arrest. Earlier a poster posted a link to her mug shot from a prior arrest …in the 108th. That means she was known to the 108th. I hope her previous arrest ad conviction records are released.

  29. Viking

    It is so unfortunate that people believing in religious hate are lurking around Sunnyside. Sunnyside has been a home for people belonging to all cultures and religions. Such incidents are defaming this neighborhood and moreover giving a terrifying sense of insecurity that you are being followed/targeted all the time by someone because of your religion. How would you send your children to school if you think there are people out there who can throw someone onto train track just because you believe in a particular religion. Certainly not a sign of a civilized society and a country which welcomes all irrespective of their faith or religion. Mr Sen was raised as Hindu and no Hindu was involved in that heinous crime that took place in 2001. It is so unfortunate that he lost his life just because someone had crazy, false and baseless ideas in her mind. Something must be done to make this neighborhood safer where everyone can feel safe about himself and his/her family.

  30. migwar

    This was an appalling crime. The fact, if true, that the perpetrator targeted the victim in the mistaken belief that he was Muslim lends a hint of irony to it. None of this, however, justifies the low level to which some of the comment writers have sunk in reaction to this story. The worst offenders seem to be Gbg, O’Shea and Sunnysider. I doubt that I am alone in wishing that some moderator would purge their offensive comments and, if this represents a pattern, would consider banning them from this site.

  31. Another Sunnysider

    @ Lesile how are you sure her fam and friends are trashy…Ones actions do not speak for all…judge people much?


    I still favor builing a little house like the lirr has on their stations for weather protection and that will be safe and protect us from this time of siturations..it should be looked at..

  33. Get a Life

    If the woman is bipolar, how can this be a hate crime? Shouldn’t this be a “crazy crime?” I am sick of these showboating district attorneys. The woman was off her gourd and had already served time in prison for drug dealing. She was laughing wildly during her arraignment. She is nuts and should not have been on the streets. She was NOT arrested by the 108th – another precinct arrested her, I think it was the 112th. She had been in Elmhurst Hospital several times for treatment.

  34. Know_where_to_run

    I agree with Get A Life.

    Committing a hate crime would require some rational thought and intent. She is obviously a complete psycho whose thoughts are off the charts irrational.

    Twisting this into a hate crime will only serve those with a political agenda looking to stir up hate and unrest.

  35. Rick Duro

    She is obviously mentally ill. So much so that she doesn’t take her meds. In doing so she is a danger to society. Lock her up forever and make her listen to the Islamic Call for Prayer 5 times a day.

    Canadian rock band Rush, lyrics from ‘Witch Hunt’:

    “Quick to judge,
    Quick to anger,
    Slow to understand
    Ignorance and prejudice
    And fear walk hand in hand”


  36. Sycamore

    When our society decides to treat mental illness as an illness–it would help take it out of the shadows if people stopped using such dark ages terms as “off her gourd” and “nuts”–people will not deny it in themselves, get treatment and–one hopes–get better.

    This hemisphere has a deep history of religious intolerance, from missionaries saving the souls of the “heathens” to the Protestant scorn of “Papists” up until today, where ignorant people continue to have an abiding fear of those raised with a different set of beliefs. Medical treatment, education and a hesitation to judge quickly would help in this miserable situation.

  37. 86Mets

    Now when is the candle light vigil for the murder victim?

    Has JVB’s office expressed any outrage yet?

  38. 86Mets

    Just checked JVB’s website and not a word about this horrific murder.

    I guess since the victim wasn’t gay or a personal friend of his, this case doesn’t get quite the priority as a certain previous local murder.

  39. Sunnyside Native

    @ 86 Mets…JVB commented about this incident on his Facebook page. Although he may have had a bit more of an invested interest in Lou Rispolis’s murder being he was friends with that victim, from what I know about JVB, he is just as concerned about this incident in his nighborhood / jurisdiction as Lou’s murder.

  40. doc

    Mental illness is treated as an illness. That is the problem. If I have a disease like cancer or heart disease and refuse to take my meds it is unlikely to affect others. However when you are nuttier than squirrel shit and refuse to take your meds you push people in front of trains. This at least the fourth time a person with a history of mental illness has done this. If a person is a danger to society if they refuse or forget to take their meds they should be confined to a secure facility. We should not have to doors and barriers on subway platforms.

  41. Joey Spagna

    Another bag of shi% locked up and sent to jail. Goodbye senorita!

  42. Joey Spagna

    …I mean ADIOS!!!!!!!!!

  43. 86Mets

    @Sunnyside Native

    That’s it, a Facebook comment? Explain to me how that qualifies as “just as concerned” as about Lou’s murder. And you are right, you make my point as you stated: ”

    “he may have had a bit more of an invested interest in Lou Rispolis’s murder being he was friends with that victim”

    My point exactly.

    As I asked before, when is the candle light vigil and march?

    Let me guess, if it happens at all, it will be when he gets back from Christmas/New Year’s vacation.

    It’s all about who you know.

  44. Sycamore

    @Doc I sincerely hope you are not an actual doctor. Society is only forty or fifty years away from locking people up for life. That didn’t work too well. The current system of community mental heath facilities is badly hampered by underfunding, understaffing and neighborhoods who’s ideas extend all the way to “I don’t care what you do, just keep them away from me!” I don’t know enough about this case to come to any conclusions, but the suffering of that woman and her family was unalleviated and has now spread to more people. The way we treated her didn’t work very well, did it?

  45. 86Mets


    You make some good points but unless the victims of mentally ill people have the foresight to be gay, white men and friends of important politicians, the issue will probably not be addressed.

  46. doc

    We didn’t treat her, an expert did. How did that work out for us. When a person has shown that they are a danger to society and cannot or will not control their behavior they should be put away. Their civil liberties end where public safety begins. I would love for better mental illness treatment but it’s not happening. They get arrested, are put on some pill and released back to the public. If they come up with a better system great, until then lock em up. As far as being an actual doc, nope I just play one on the internet.

  47. Ignorance is Bliss Street

    In light of this terrible tragedy and the many similar ones that have gone before, the REALLY crazy people are the ones who STILL stand at the platform edge when the train comes zooming into the station.

    The REALLY crazy people are the ones who ride the subway more interested in looking at their iPhones rather than seeing what is going on around them.

    The REALLY crazy people are the idiots who can’t hear a damn thing except the music from the headphones stuck in their ears.

    Am I wrong?

  48. doc

    Yes, you are wrong.

  49. Ppf

    Youre both wrong. Now shut up.

  50. Ignorance is Bliss Street

    Tell me then why people with zero common sense or self-preservation instincts aren’t out of their minds?

  51. Ignorance is Bliss Street


    If you want others to shut up, lead by example and shut up.

  52. Sycamore

    @Doc, The system failed the woman involved, and it also failed the man who was killed. I think we can agree on that much. Better trained mental health pros are only part of the solution.

  53. doc

    Reading a newspaper, a book or an Ipod on the subway is not unreasonable. Having lunatics roaming the streets is. The reasonable thing to do is not to restrict the actions and abilities of law abiding citizens. If a person has shown that they cannot live within the laws of society whether it is because they are mentally ill, criminal or both it is their liberty that should be restricted.

  54. Ignorance is Bliss Street


    Yes, mentally ill people who pose a threat should be dealt with but some will always slip through the system. Welcome to reality.

    Burglars, rapists and home invaders should also be restricted but by your logic, people should be able to leave their doors and windows unlocked.

  55. yuletide carol

    the woman is smiling in the NY Times pic, what we need now is another Jack Ruby

  56. doc

    I do not believe that people should leave doors and windows open, however I also do not believe people should walk around armed to the teeth wearing body armor and crash helmets.

  57. Ruben

    Ignorance is bliss says “The REALLY crazy people are the idiots who can’t hear a damn thing except the music from the headphones stuck in their ears.”

    So I guess deaf people are idiots too cuz they can’t hear a damn thing. those morons need to pay attention !


  58. O'Shea

    Quit talking bs please.
    I do not know what you mean by underfunding. Psychology is a very in-exact science. here is a real life situation here in ny:
    Two folks, animal killer and firebug are both classified as bi-polar. Firebug needs to be forcefully taken to the psych ward every few days inorder to take his meds. At $500/trip, firebug cost the tax payer, hundreds of thousands. He was finally admitted for a year.
    Now animal killer is 36 and has never kept a job In his life. Animal killer, has a case worker that drives his meds to him. Animal killer is on welfare with more than enough money to feed a family of 3. Last year, animal killer tried to attack his eight month old nephew and was admitted to the mental hospital. Animal killer is pure evil and makes the hair on the back of your neck stand. He is bipolar?

  59. Ignorance is Bliss Street


    Nice straw man argument.

    Tell me where I suggested everyone arm themselves to the teeth and wear crash helmets.

    Do you have kids? If they ride the subway, do you tell them to be alert and know what’s going on around them, or would you consider that unreasonable as well?


    Reading your comments can be detrimental to one’s IQ. If you can’t tell the difference between people who are deaf and those who voluntarily blot out their senses, sacrificing their personal safety for a bit of entertainment, then good luck to you.

  60. 46

    It has been a while since I have read the comments. You people don’t change, yes people should be aware of their environment, but the human brain can really focus on one thing at a time. Don’t you guys anything better to do? Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Be careful of the dwi tonight! We just had one last week on 48 street and 48 avenue.

  61. Joey Spagna

    Easy for you to say she’s mentally ill. You’re brother/uncle/father/friend was not the one thrown on the tracks. This woman needs to burn in HELL.

  62. Ruben

    hey ignorance, who are you to say who is aware of their surroundings and who is not? Just because someone rocks music? you talk about my comments being idiotic but your comments are FAR more stupid. At least mine make a point whether you agree or not,

    its a stupid point, why? because there’s people in la la land regardless if they have music blasting or not. And in the end you’re asking people to show what? more common sense right? which is what I initially said in my “stupid” comment.

    because in the end it comes down to personal responsibility. you can’t cover every aspect of every area. you hippies always do that, you sit there throwing out ideas of how a system can be blamed, doors that prevent people from falling in. ok, so there’s doors there, who’s to say she wouldn’t just go up and stab the guy and run? We gonna ban knives now?

    idiots, the lot of you. The species would be better off if you guys didn’t procreate

  63. JuliaJ.

    This is not a hate crime. The woman was pacing and mumbling to herself before she shoved this poor man to his death. She would have attacked anybody who was standing too close to the edge. The D.A.’s in this city are full of it. I wonder if Jimmy Van Bramer will have a candle light vigil for this victim. I doubt it very much. This woman was nuts. Something has to be done about involuntarily committing people as she was in Bellvue recently as well as Elmhurst Hospital.

  64. Pete

    Doc is right – these nut jobs shouldn’t be roaming the streets. The family shouldve been more involved in getting this woman the help she needed. They obviously knew she had a criminal record/violent tendancies and was unable to function like a normal human being. Why would they let her step foot outside the house or mental institution.

  65. Pete

    This could’ve been prevented. In cases like these are when the family needs to get involved.

  66. sycamore

    @ o’shea Take your own advice.

  67. The real Ruben

    Unless the victim was a Gay Male JVB will not do anything because it is out of his secular sect.

  68. Ruben

    once again, that is not the Real Ruben, get off da nuts son

  69. Lisa Simpson

    You guys need to quit it with all these gay comments – theyre ridiculous! What could JVB possibly do that would change anything? This was a horrible tragedy – the poor victim is dead. We need to keep him and the family in our prayers – may he rest in peace.

  70. Rubenesque

    There are a lot of anti-social and cranky people out there- some of them are probably reading this blog right now! We used to lock up miscreants but it was super-expensive and sometimes the wrong person was locked up. So Governor Reagan had them re-classified and it was illegal to lock them up. And here we are now.

  71. JuliaJ.

    We also need to be more vigilant and file more police reports (and I also wonder if that does any good). If members of her family had police records (and it appears that some of them did) it is not surprising that they did not get the police/mental health people involved sooner. How did this woman pay her rent? Was she receiving welfare? Was a case worker assigned to her? There are still unanswered questions. She also attacked a former fireman a while ago and was arrested for it. She was in and out of jail/hospitals.

  72. Ruben

    Maybe what you people should do is listen to others when they tell you someone is crazy. For example, the Chaaaaange bum is crazy. he’s not well..yet you people keep walking passed him and some even giving him money and food.

    are you going to wait till he throws acid in your babies face? or are you all going to demand that this maniac is taken off the streets and stops shitting under the train.

    but noooo..just another stupid comment from ol’ Ruben here.

  73. Mike

    Ruben- are you talking about the bum who always stands in front of TD Bank and throws up?

  74. Ruben

    yes Mike, been talking about him for like…EVER

  75. Rubenesque

    Are you the old Mike? And the Real Ruben? Real Ruben, do you really think the guy on the sidewalk is dangerous and should be taken into custody? You feel that he is maniacal?

  76. Jemma

    I have to agree with SOME of Ruben’s points. Honestly people, you have to be aware of what is going on around you at all times. You can’t walk around assuming everyone is normal, decent or honest. As far as bums in this neighborhood go, you never know what their story is and if they can snap. The chaaaaange bum craps underneath the train which is disgusting. Going back to the original issue at hand here, which was this mentally unstable woman who killed someone, honestly people like this are dangerous to have out in society. I think anyone could of ended up her victim. She could of pushed someone into oncoming traffic on queens blvd for all we know. Then what? People who are unstable and evil will find a way to fufill their urges by any means neccessary. Our job is to be aware and alert and try to stay out of situations that put us in danger. We shouldn’t be bickering about whose idea is better, who is more right and who is being politically incorrect we need to watch out for ourselves and for each other and try to keep this neighborhood safe.

  77. Ignorance is Bliss Street

    More than 4 days after this cold-blooded murder and still not a word about this on JVB’s website, no press conference, no candle light vigil, nada. Just a lame facebook comment.

    The people who said JVB only cared about the Rispoli murder because he was gay and a personal friend were absolutely correct.

  78. Rubenesque

    Jemma, this is a forum where women and men gather and exchange ideas that are usually emotional responses to recent stories or events we’ve all had on our mind. It is in this sort of forum that you will hear a lot of crazy, not-really-thought-out ideas, though. It’s a new and sometimes controversial way of interacting and addressing your neighbors- the fact that it’s done with anonymity adds to (and subtracts from) the overall authority of the final message, though. Sorry if you’ve encountered any “bickering” but it’s the nature of the beast. Maybe you wandered in here by mistake?

  79. kanye west

    me n kim iz having a baby! gonna be one of the GREATEST BABIES OF ALL TIME! I dont want crazee people doing harm to my great baby and others so I am all for rounding up the mentally ill and keepin em separate from us normal peeple of society. peace an out.

  80. Ruben with a Snuggie and hot cocoa

    About 7 yrs ago a new chicken place opened on 46th and the chaaaange bum came in and walked to the back and into the bathroom. He came out a few minutes later with his pants down and diarrhea dripping from his pants and shoes as he walked out leaving a path of mess along the floor. We are still dealing wth this crazy person.

    The other day he banged on the glass bus stop and some scared elderly man opened his wallet and gave him a dollar due to fear.

  81. Joey Spagna

    Chaaaaange man should be thrown in front of a train…diaaaaaaarrhea and all.

  82. Joey Spagna

    Chaaaaaage man should be thrown in front of traaaaaain. His diaaaaaaarhea too.

  83. So disgusted

    The chaaaange bum needs to go. He seems to be an alcoholic – he always looks hung over and stands on corners throwing up. Disgusting. Makes the neighborhood look bad.

  84. Ruben

    When you see the CHAAAAAANGE bum I want you to think of ME!


  85. Get a Life

    Jemma makes good points.

  86. Jemma

    Thanks- get a life. Somehow someone else thought they needed to educate me on the way a forum is ran. FYI this is a comments section and not technically a forum. No, I didn’t accidentally wander onto here. I’m a long time resident as a matter if fact who has been frequenting this site for some time. I usually just read people’s comments and don’t contribute too often. Which I’m entitled to do, as much as I’m entitled to make a comment. That’s why we’re all here right? Excuse me for making the suggestion that we should watch out for each other and try not to bicker about EVERYTHING. If your goal was to get me to bicker with YOU. Not gonna happen. So anyhow…

  87. "Squirts" The Sunnyside Bum

    I don’t always poop liquid butt sauce, but when I do, it’s on Rubenesque’s face. Your comments are retarded, sir. Now gimme some change and zip your lip before I really get upset.

  88. Ruben

    Remember, Rubenesque is not Ruben. I’m the guy warning you of “Squirts the Chaaaaange Bum”

    which is a hilarious name by the way.

  89. Solution

    Ruben-if youre do concerned about this dirtyass bum why dont you do something about it? Teach him how to wipe his ass properly.

  90. SuperWittySmitty

    Quit complaining about the quality of comments, already. This is NT and people like to yell and argue. I think this IS a forum, anyway. A place where people assemble and converse.

  91. Solution


  92. Kanye West

    Lets get back to the facts, the woman is a psyko!! but its a new year 2013 and there will be a new baby, the GREATEST BABY OF ALL TIME born later in da year. i aint talkin william and kate, I will bust on da scene when their baby comes out and declare that mine an kims will be the GREATEST OF ALL TIME!!

  93. Su

    Get out of here with your stupid kim and kanue comments no one cares!!

  94. Sunnyside promoter

    How bout a cage match between CHAAAANGE bum and the carpetbagger who holds the door at the 46th St Dunking Donuts. Anything goes, you wanna fling feces, urinate on your opponent, go for it….

  95. I love starbucks

    The DD bum seems friendly

  96. Jemma

    I’m going to sit with Ruben. I like him better.

  97. Jemma

    P.S. supernotsowittysmitty i can complain about whatever I want, it’s a place to assemble and converse so don’t tell me to quit it.

  98. 5_Foot_Gremlin

    ***Extra! Extra! Sunnyside Bumfights Saturday at 9 p.m. between 45th and 46th streets! Get your tickets at http://www.sunnysidebumfights.com while they last! Refreshments will be served courtesy of Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, YumYum, Pio Pio, Alpha Donuts, Sunnyside Fresh Taco, Mr. Wonton, Pink Icing, Wendy’s, and Salt & Fat!

    The winner will get 4 quarters, a bottle of Mylanta, and a fresh pair of brand new Depends adult diapers. [This applies mainly to Squirts the Bum. We are tired of seeing your masterpieces shot onto the pillars of the 7 train viaduct.]

    Come on come all! Bring cameras. Refereed by that homeless dude under the 7 who always has different clothes on every day.***

  99. SuperWittySmitty

    Jemma, it sounds as if you were born to bicker. Happy New Year, and use public transportation- it’s cheaper and much more exciting than owning a car.

  100. Ruben

    In case you forgot or just don’t know I would like to show you my work.


    I wasn’t able to get the full HD quality I was looking for, the lighting was off but regardless I think the images really speak to you in a powerful way.

  101. 5_Foot_Gremlin

    Yup! That’s Squirts making another one of his masterpieces.

  102. I B Hatin Kenyay

    Kimz baby b mine!!!! not yours sucka.


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Nov. 16, Staff Report
Police are searching for a man who allegedly stole a guitar worth more than $4,500 from the Guitar Center last month. The man entered the Guitar Center, located at 34-17 48th Street, on Oct. 18th at 3:50 pm and then stuffed a $4,650 guitar under his shirt and left the store without paying,…
Sunnyside group to hold fundraiser Saturday, aims to launch after-school program
Nov. 13, Staff Report
The leader of a Sunnyside/Woodside group who is planning on establishing an after-school program will be holding a fundraiser Saturday night. Kenny Medrano, founder of Road to Greatness, aims to raise $50,000 in order to start a Sunnyside/Woodside-based program.…
Last Aspect Of Noonan Playground Revamp To Finish In Feb 2016
November 10, By Jackie Strawbridge
The final project in the overhaul of Thomas P. Noonan Playground is underway, with an expected completion date of February 2016, according to the Parks Department. The basketball and handball courts at Noonan Playground,…
Sunnyside/Woodside Have Highest Rates Of Uninsured In New York: Comptroller
November 12, By Jackie Strawbridge
Sunnyside and Woodside have the highest percentages Citywide of residents lacking health insurance, according to City Comptroller Scott Stringer. Stringer released data Monday indicating that there are 33,570 uninsured people – 22.5 percent of the local population – in these neighborhoods.…
Mexican restaurant opens on 48th Avenue
November 10, Staff Report
A restaurant opened on 48th Avenue today that focuses on selling central Mexican sandwiches—known as cemitas. The establishment, aptly named Cemita’s, is located at 45-14 48th Ave. and offers Mexican sandwiches, burritos, tacos, milkshakes, craft beer and wine (click for menu).…
Fire breaks out in Sunnyside restaurant, opened just 3 days ago
November 9, By Christian Murray
A fire broke out inside a Queens Blvd restaurant Monday that had only just opened three days ago. The fire took place inside the kitchen at Zio Luigie, an Italian restaurant located at 42-15 Queens Blvd,…
Queens Boulevard Car Dealership Charged With Tax Fraud
November 9, Staff Report
The owner of a Queens Boulevard car dealership faces up to 15 years in prison for tax fraud, according to the Queens District Attorney. Maxim Fuzailov and his business L.T. Motors Auto Sales at Queens Boulevard and 37th Street have been charged with criminal tax fraud,…
CB2 Opposes Zoning Text Amendments
November 9, By Christian Murray
The city’s push to amend the zoning code as a means to promote the construction of affordable housing was overwhelmingly rejected by Community Board 2 last Thursday. The board took issue with several elements in the proposed amendments,…
Smash Old Jack-O-Lanterns Into Compost At Sunnyside Greenmarket
November 6, Staff Report
Instead of throwing out this Halloween’s jack-o-lanterns, Sunnyside residents can smash them apart with their neighbors on Saturday. The second annual Pumpkin Smash at the Sunnyside Greenmarket will take place from 10 a.m to 2 p.m.,…