Thin patience must last a little longer as city plows northeast Queens
THE COURIER/Photo by Alina Suriel

There is nothing left to do but be patient with the Sanitation Department’s efforts to clear the mounds of snow left behind by the Blizzard of 2016, northeast Queens officials said on Tuesday. Community Board 11 District Manager Susan Seinfeld said that major plowing efforts have been undertaken in the area, and the main difficulty […]

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Side streets in northeast Queens slow to plow: officials
Photo via Facebook/Maureen Patton

Although main thoroughfares in northeast Queens were mostly plowed by Monday morning, smaller side streets are still suffering as snow is slowly cleared, according to leaders in Community Boards 7 and 11. The narrowest streets of these areas were the most difficult to access as plows have trouble making sharp turns and fitting through parked […]

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Whitestone, College Point residents gripe about unplowed snow
Photo courtesy of Erica Goldenberg Babushkin

Residents in the narrowest streets of College Point and Whitestone took to social media on Monday to gripe about being left in the cold by plows unable to make their way through historic levels of snow. Many in these areas report long waits for plows to pass through their immediate areas, with snow building up […]

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Blizzard of 2016: More than 2 feet of snow in Queens; travel ban till 7 a.m.
THE COURIER/Photo by Robert Pozarycki

Updated 10:45 p.m. The Blizzard of 2016 is one for the ages for Queens and the rest of New York City. Nearly 28 inches of snow and counting is on the ground at Kennedy Airport as of 7 p.m. Saturday night, a whopping amount for the region. LaGuardia Airport also recorded 24.5 inches of snow, and […]

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Whitestone trade students participate in winter coat drive
Photo courtesy of the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association

Whitestone trade school students helped load more than 6,000 coats for donation to the annual New York Cares coat drive. The students were a part of the Whitestone campus of Lincoln Technical Institute, and the coats were collected by 100 new car dealers from the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association. New York Cares executive director […]

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