It was a tragic week in Queens as the entire borough mourned two tragic fires, one of which claimed the life of Glendale-based Firefighter William Tolley, who fell five stories to his death while battling a fire in Ridgewood on Thursday, April 20.
Tolley’s firehouse on Myrtle Avenue held a memorial bunting ceremony on April 21, ahead of the funeral service for him in his hometown of Bethpage, Long Island.
Here are the top 10 stories from QNS this week.
- Cops are searching for a man and woman who attacked a man and stole his watch on a Glendale street.
- A man sucker punched his 75-year-old victim, knocking out two of his teeth, at a Flushing bus stop.
- A homeless man fatally stabbed a teen in a Flushing internet café after a dispute.
- Historians want to save the Astoria home of renowned pianist Ferdinand Quentin Dulcken, which was built in 1876, but the owner wants to turn it into a six-story, 10-unit apartment with an eating and drinking establishment on the first floor.
- The Glendale firehouse where Firefighter William Tolley served his 14-year career held a memorial bunting ceremony following his fatal fall.
- Several Queens neighborhoods made PropertyShark’s list of top 50 priciest neighborhoods in 2017.
- Police arrested a gunman wanted for robbing a Bayside bartender at gunpoint back in February.
- The new Kosciuszko Bridge officially opened on Thursday, April 27, with a huge opening ceremony.
- It was announced that a portion of the new LaGuardia Airport will be open and functional by February 2018.
- Nine Queens neighborhoods made the top 50 New York City neighborhoods to live in.
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