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Shuttered Parkway Hospital likely to be converted into senior housing

December 12, by Domenick Rafter

Plans are in the works to convert the shuttered Parkway Hospital into an apartment complex that will feature senior housing.

The owner of the vacated medical center, Auberge Grand Central, is teaming up with developer Jasper Venture Group to convert the dilapidated hospital building into senior housing as well as build a new market-rate apartment building in the old parking lot along Grand Central Parkway,…

Rego Park resident gets 20 years for stabbing Muslim man in hate crime

December 14, By Hannah Wulkan

A Rego Park man was sentenced to 20 years behind bars for attempting to murder a local Muslim man in a hate crime, Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced today.

The jury found 59-year-old Bernhard Laufer guilty of stabbing and biting a Muslim worshiper at Masjid Al-Saaliheen Mosque,…

Man struck dead while crossing Van Wyck Expressway in Kew Gardens Hills

December 14, Staff Report

A man was killed while trying to walk across the Van Wyck Expressway in Kew Gardens Hills yesterday.

The victim, a 41-year-old man, was hit around 4:50 p.m. by an SUV while trying to cross the northbound lane of the Van Wyck Expressway near Jewel Avenue.…

Forest Hills resident allegedly steals more than $600K in artwork

December 14, By Hannah Wulkan

A Forest Hills man was charged last week with stealing more than $600,000 worth of artwork from his employer and could face up to 10 years in prison.

Leon Zinder, 48, was arrested at his Forest Hills home on Friday for stealing and selling more than a dozen pieces of Native-American and African ethnographic artwork and transporting some of them across state lines.…

Woman attacked at 71st-Continental Ave. station Saturday, police say

December 13, Staff Report

Police are searching for a woman who allegedly attacked an E train passenger at the Forest Hills-71st Avenue subway station on Saturday.

The victim, an 18-year-old female, was randomly assaulted while waiting for a Manhattan-bound E train at the subway station,…

Forest Hills Historian Begins Fundraising Series for Secret Mural Project, to Include Help From Local Marvel and DC Comic Book Illustrator

December 13, Staff Report

The Ramones and Billie Jean King won’t be the only notable figures to be immortalized by murals in Forest Hills.

Michael Perlman, local historian and author of “Legendary Locals of Forest Hills and Rego Park,” has taken it upon himself to begin a series of fundraising events to cover the costs of erecting a mural that will showcase this neighborhood’s historic local figures and scenes.…

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Will Play Forest Hills Next Summer

December 12, By Hannah Wulkan

The recently-renovated Forest Hills Stadium will continue to play host to some of the biggest names in the music industry.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will play two shows at the stadium next summer as part of the band’s 40th anniversary tour,…

Kew Gardens To Host Film Festival Next Summer

December 11, By Hannah Wulkan

Independent filmmakers will be flocking to the neighborhood next summer for the first-ever Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema.

Local actor and filmmaker Jayson Simba will be hosting more than 100 films over 10 days next August,…