Sunnyside

Queens Arson Suspect

Suspect Wanted In Car, Trash Fires In Queens

Police were searching Sunday night for a suspect who set a car on fire, and is also suspected in several trash fires, in the Sunnyside section of Queens.

08/18/2013

Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (credit: CBS 2)

Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer’s Sunnyside Home Burglarized

Police said a neighbor noticed that the front door of the Sunnyside home had been pried open and called police.

08/12/2013

Scene of Queens fatal motorcycle crash, August 11, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

One Dead, One In Critical After Motorcycle Hits Pedestrian

According to police, the driver of the 2001 Kawasaki motorcycle was heading eastbound on Queens Boulevard when he hit the man attempting to cross 44th Street just before 4 a.m.

08/11/2013

Long Island Rail Road train (file / credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Queens City Councilman: LIRR East Side Access Project Is Too Loud

A New York City Councilman joined residents of the Sunnyside section of Queens Saturday to protest the noise caused by the East Side Access construction project for the Long Island Rail Road.

07/27/2013

Long Island Rail Road Train (file / credit: LIRR)

Construction Project Causes LIRR Service Changes Through Mid August

A construction project at a switching complex in Sunnyside, Queens will cause service changes on the LIRR for the next three weeks.

07/22/2013

City Hall in Lower Manhattan (file / credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

Former City Councilman Walter McCaffrey Dies

Former long-serving New York City Councilman Walter McCaffrey has died at the age of 64.

07/10/2013

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Rip Van Winkle & Ichabod Crane: Visit The Region That Inspired The Characters

Author Washington Irving is best known for writing two mystical tales of fiction. Both took place in an area in Upstate New York which some call the most haunted place on earth.

07/08/2013

Turkey Protest

New Yorkers Watch Anxiously As Violence Rages In Turkey

Thousands of nervous New Yorkers have been keeping an eye on violence flaring in Turkey, with worries mounting about their friends and family.

06/03/2013

Flat Tire Con Men

Police Search For Thieves Targeting Drivers With Flat Tires In Queens

Police Tuesday were asking for the public’s help in finding three suspects wanted in connection with 12 different thefts in Queens.

03/05/2013

(Photo/Sophia Hall, WCBS 880)

Multicultural St. Pat’s For All Parade Held In Queens

An early St. Patrick’s Day was held in Queens Sunday, by a group that says the Fifth Avenue Parade set to take to the street in about two weeks is not inclusive.

03/03/2013

Ben Wheeler Memorial

Sunnyside Gathers To Pay Tribute To Newtown Victim Ben Wheeler

Newtown, Conn., elementary school massacre victim Ben Wheeler was remembered Tuesday evening in his old neighborhood of Sunnyside, Queens.

12/18/2012

Queens beating victim Lou Rispoli (credit: Handout)

Queens Beating Victim Taken Off Life Support; Public’s Help Sought In Finding Suspects

Rispoli’s friend and Queens City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer said Rispoli was not robbed in the attack, and urged anyone who may have seen the assault to come forward. Police have not yet determined a motive for the attack.

10/25/2012

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2 Dead In Apparent Murder-Suicide In Queens

Anna Karapetian said she’ll never forget the horrible scene she witnessed Thursday morning as her 37-year-old neighbor, Jennifer Cale, lay dying inside her Sunnyside apartment across the hall.

08/30/2012

A pigeon (credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Queens Councilman Take Aim At Pooping Pigeons Along Sidewalks Under 7 Train

In response to constituents complaining about droppings scattered about on the sidewalks under 7 Train stations, City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer has spearheaded an effort combat the problem.

07/11/2012

Mike Novak

Heroic Queens Man Chases Off Easter Sunday Sexual Assault Suspect

Because of Mike Novak, his street in Sunnyside is a bit safer. On Sunday morning at around 5:45, as his wife, a nurse, was about to leave for work, Novak, who was in bed, heard commotion outside.

04/09/2012

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