A New York Fire Department spokesman said 39 units and about 168 firefighters responded to the blaze in the Kew Gardens neighborhood just after 7 p.m. Tuesday.
A suspect has been arrested and charged in a hit-and-run accident that left a woman dead on the Van Wyck Expressway in Queens.
Firefighters rescued a construction worker from a muddy trench in the Kew Gardens section of Queens early Tuesday evening.
“It went straight into the window, then he threw his car into drive and drove off,” Attanasio said. “I don’t think he knew that he hit a man.”
An off-duty New York City safety school agent was charged with assault in Queens Wednesday.
The Queens District Attorney’s office has announced the arrests of 15 people for looting businesses in the Rockaways.
The strut is up for one peacock that had been roaming Queens for weeks. The colorful bird was captured in Queens on Friday morning after it was spotted peacking the ground behind an apartment building.
Kew Gardens residents said the peacock’s been in the neighborhood for at least a week. Officials from a nearby zoo and botanical garden say they are not missing a peacock. So far, the colorful bird has eluded animal care and control officials.
The lightning strike was so intense that it knocked the victim’s umbrella (pictured) to the ground, tore off her earring and even killed the battery of a nearby car.
As a result of media attention and tips from the public, police made an arrest Tuesday in the case of a recent robbery inside a Queens synagogue.
Officials said that three silver Torah crowns, two silver Torah mini-crowns, three silver Torah breastplates, four silver Torah pointers and one silver cup were taken from the Congregation Rachel Degel Israel in Kew Gardens.
It happened at a building on 83rd Avenue near Queens Boulevard in Kew Gardens. Residents say the outside housing collapsed in the elevator shaft and slammed into the top of one of the cars.
The jury is trying to decide whether Barbara Sheehan was a battered wife who killed her retired police officer husband in self-defense, or was an executioner as the prosecution alleged.
The deadly confrontation took place Thursday night when two brother’s double parked their car on Austin Street in Kew Gardens, blocking a white van.
Police say 25-year-old Adanes Roberto and his 30-year-old brother were shot during an argument over a double-parked car in Queens.