Superstorm Sandy is a wake-up call for all of us, especially for the MTA to be resilient to future storms and sea level rises, in which it will be a norm from ow on.

Please explain to me how this mother is released without bail after endangering the saftey of her child and the other children in school, but a man can lose his 3 younger children because an older child from a previous marriage, age 15 had a small bad of marijuana on him. He accidentally dropped it on the floor.The coupme's 3 year old child found it. She brought it to the grandfather. The woman used this as her reason to divorce the man and seek FULL custody of their three children. The court awarded her that custody. Both of these stories occurred in Queens. You cannot tell me that this is not a clear indication that there is a double standard in the family court system.

I think it's time for the city (and other levels of government) to stop trying to find new things to tax and to find ways to cut the cost of providing essential services. Stop being involved in things that are not part of being a government, such as entertainment venues.

This stuff never happened when my father ran the snack bar at Pier 1. The city took over and look at what happened. My father was the one who ran people out who played music and also told the cruise ships to cut the music at a certain time. Even when my father was alive doing all of this for the Worlds Fair because he loved it, they still didn't appreciate it. So saddening to see it become this, If I could I would try to run it again in a heart beat. Sorry this is happening to the community, my father would not be happy. Respectfully, Annmarie Kiefer, Peter Kiefers' Daughter.

WELL, none of that sounds like any kind of appropriate answer for a problem that has been going on for years. AND where is our unethical borough president on all of this, where are you unethical Katz. You are NEVER at the forefront of any Queens issues, illegal conversions, the dumping of homeless shelters, this kind of noise, nothing.

Excuse me are you referring to drug addiction? Its not a disease. Quite frankly you should shut your mouth, people with diseases are innocent like children who didnt deserve to die this kid did. How is drug addiction a disease? In a world with no drugs theres no more "addiction" but theres still disease. Youd have to eliminate life to eliminate disease. All he had to do was do something with his life and maybe he would be alive. There are plenty of high functioning drug users. The difference between them and him? He was stupid. I knew him growing up, he was known as doof for a reason

This is not new news, I attended a meeting with the MTA awhile ago and they had told us it was being implemented in October.

He really want to do this as part of his own legacy for presidential aspirations in the 2020s, especially after when could possibly be governor for the third term.

Safety is a number one issue for all route changes, especially in residential areas.

If you stay inside and close your windows during the time they spray it won't harm you. Would you rather be bitten by a mosquito and infected w Zika virus? It's especially dangerous to unborn babies.

I do not want spraying for zika mosquitos in Glendale area. I am currently pregnant 5 months 3 weeks. Normal pregnancy.pesticides are a known danger to unborn,newborn development. And pregnant women. I have respiratory problem. No pesticides. I am 100 percent opposed .

I agree with you 100%. All of the other stores in the area have been replaced. There is a reason why this particular location has not been occupied by a large supermarket.

It's going to be tough asking a landlord to hold a property vacant (i.e., no rent coming in) until a supermarket agrees to take over the space. Now you're saying that North Shore Farms is too high end. What supermarket would be willing to come in to that large space where no one is willing to buy higher margin products? If that location made economic sense for a supermarket, someone would have taken the space by now.

There are many people that live outside the neighborhood, that came and shopped at Strawberry Farms because of their great prices and great produce. I will paciently wait for a newer and even better Stawberry Farms.

I hope that the stores will rebound and open soon. These stores are essential for the neighborhood.

Oh great. More spraying. I'm sure it's been proven safe and effective, just like Roundup. I always find it amazing that people think this stuff is safe. If the environment wasn't so screwed up to begin with, we wouldn't be overrun with mosquitoes.

No one seems to have any problem with McDonald's, all the big chain corporate stores, hair and nail salons up the gazoo, Chinese restaurants, two dollar stores practically next to one another.

Car and motorcycle accidents between the Whitestone Expressway and the CIP as a result of speeding and racing are far too common and well known. The noise impact to local residents who live along the CIP is also horrendous. I do not understand why a couple of police cars are not permanently assigned to this corridor to serve as a deterrent to speeding and racing. Wouldn't that be better than sending them to respond to tragic accidents?

responsibleforyouractions that was a terrible comment to make. You're also a coward for hiding behind a vague and obscure name

@responsibleforyouractions. You obviously have some very strong feelings regarding this tragidy. However, I can't fathom why you would leave such a comment. He's a jerk? He's above the law? No one is prone to making bad decisions.Unfortunately, this mistake cost him his life. On another note, you're a disgusting excuse for a human being- this is a fact based on your vile commentary.

No! Just a jerk who thinks he is above the law by doing as he wishes and it cost him his life! Thankfully he killed himself due to HIS stupidity and not some innocent driver with children in the car going to school or shopping. He only hurt his friend and family, because he will never feel pain again. They are left to suffer!

[Insert judgy comment here about a 22 year old driving too much car in the former of a E63 AMG.] RIP kid.

@Cathy: REALLY? So you know the cop personally to say he was "too old" to be carrying? You cannot possibly know that. He didn't "kill" someone he shot a would be thief and probably saved others in that bar. It's perfectly legal to conceal carry in NY.

this guy was a low life for doing something like this --

Mr. Shank, Andrew was no low life. He was a man with an illness that needed help. He would of never have hurt anybody. I don't know why a 69 yr. old retiree would still be carrying a gun. He is definitely too old to be using it. He is not in the same physical shape he was in when he was in active duty. If he was a good shooter he would of shot Andrew in the arm or leg, not in the head. I think this 69 yr. old retiree needs to give up his gun before he kills someone else.

I know the parents of Andrew. His parents are extremely kind and compassionate people.The parents have been trying to get him help for years. Andrew's sickness is a disease and the bottom line is if they don't want to get clean, there is nothing on this earth anyone can do for him. He has to want it. So don't say the parents should of sent him to rehab, because most of the time they won't stay in rehab.

Hey Gloria, Have you ever come face to face with a man with a gun? It's not a nice feeling. And when it comes to drawing your weapon or not, it's just a matter of seconds that go by and I'm sure this 69 year old retired officer wasn't thinking about where should I shoot this guy. He saw a threat and took action as best as he could to save his life and those in that bar.As far as I'm concerned, it was a good shoot. RIP Andrew, you won't be doing this to anyone else anymore. Gloria you should be thanking this Officer for putting his life on the line for others. But that's not your speed, right?

I saw a man standing on the side of the highway with a bicycle right before the 20th Avenue exit yesterday at about 5:30 p.m... I was wondering if he was gonna try crossing! That's insane considering the speed of cars and TRUCKS coming off the Whitestone Bridge and the Cross Island. I was on the S/B side.

So not nice . He was still someone's son. Why was he shot in the face ? Why not shoot him somewhere else just to bring him down .

I feel very sorry for the parents, however, somehow he had enough money to buy a gun for a premeditated evil purpose, and with that gun he could have killed and caused loss and grief for other families, therefore he got what he deserved. Outlaw guns and only Outlaws will have guns! One less drain on society! Condolances to the Mclean family.

The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. I feel sorry for the McClean family for losing a son, my prayers go out to the family. This is something that should of been avoided. If Andrew has a problem with drugs then his family should of sent him to rehab, its never to late to get help.

Andrew was a dear friend's son who sadly was unable to destroy his addiction. His parent's never abanonded him. A bit of mercy and grace on your part Mr. Shank would go a long way.

Screw this low life.

This adult didn't use enough crayons when he was little so now spraying graffiti is a fun game for him.

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