Police release video of bus creep

Police are looking for this suspect, in the video above, for multiple incidents of forcible and inappropriate touching.

Authorities say that three separate female victims, each 18 years old, have reported that while they were aboard the Q76 bus in eastern Queens, this man grabbed their behinds.

The incidents happened separately in October, November and December of last year.

In each case, the creep made his move after the victims boarded the bus at the intersection of Francis Lewis Boulevard and Horace Harding Expressway, all at approximately 3 p.m.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

Korean American group to launch PSA


The Korean American Family Service Center (KAFSC) is launching its new public service campaign,”Strength, Resilience, Justice,” to commemorate National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, which is from April 2 to 8.

The campaign will be featured on two major Korean-speaking radio stations – FM 87.7 Korean Radio Broadcasting (KRB) and AM 1660 K-Radio.

According to the organization, the initiative’s goal is to encourage underserved crime victims to learn more about their rights and available resources toward recovery.

They say it will also send a “clear message” that the immigrant community should come together to advocate for the rights of crime victims.

KAFSC is a local nonprofit organization that aims to prevent and end domestic violence and relationship abuse, ultimately to create a “violence-free society.” Its programs include a 24-hour bilingual hotline, individual and family counseling, advocacy for clients in the legal, medical and public welfare systems, and community workshops on a variety of topics.

The group will launch the campaign at a press conference on Monday, April 3rd at 3 p.m. in front of the 109th Precinct at 37-05 Union Street.


Police seek two suspects behind robberies

Individual # 2 FRONT OF CAFE

Police are looking for two men who robbed two commercial establishments in the area over the weekend.

Authorities say the first incident occurred on Saturday at 7:18 a.m. The two suspects entered Green Garden Spa, located at 43-32 College Point Boulevard. They took $6,000 from the store, and left inside a yellow Prius cab.

A few hours later, at 11 a.m., the two men snuck into SUIY Internet Cafe at 35-16 Farrington Street in Flushing. They took $700 from the establishment and left in a tan Toyota minivan.Individual #1 PIC 2 (IN SPA)

The two men were caught with surveillance footage. Their images are seen above.

There are no reported injuries from the incidents, police say.

Anyone with information in regards to these robberies is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).  The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

This man robbed a pregnant woman inside an elevator

Police are looking for a man who robbed a pregnant woman inside a Flushing elevator.

Authorities say that the incident happened on Wednesday, March 15 at approximately 11:50 a.m. The 29-year-old victim walked into the elevator inside a commercial building at 133-47 Sanford Avenue. The suspect was already inside.

When the elevator reached the second floor, the suspect blocked the elevator door and demanded money from the pregnant woman. She complied, and quickly exited the elevator.

The suspect then stayed inside the elevator, police said. He left the building through the basement.

There were no injuries reported from the incident.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

Sino American Business Association’s 15th annual gala


Elected officials attended the 15th annual Sino-America Business Association’s gala last week.

The association boasts more than 100 members and has a strong presence in the Flushing community, officials said.

Their mission is to foster beneficial relationships between American and Chinese businesses and promote entrepreneurship. They provide free cultural services and information to the community to bridge cultural divides.

Among the attendees were Congresswoman Grace Meng, State Senator Toby Ann Stavivsky, Councilman Peter Koo, and SABA leaders Jimmy Fu, Annie Lin Fu and other Flushing business owners.

Legendary comic book writers to attend BoroughCon MDW 2017

Hold on tight comic book fans, because these guest will blow the spandex right off of you. BoroughCon is happy to announce a quartet of comic book writers. Mark Mckenna, Tony Beddard, Mike Grell and our Grandmaster Marv Wolfman will be attending BoroughCon at St. John’s University throughout the May 26-29th weekend!


17426164_1654828484822758_8117737348323203131_nMcKenna, a 31-year-veteran of the comic book industry, has worked on more than 550 comics including Batman, Wolverine, Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk and Star Wars. His work can be seen in Legendary Picture Books’ Pacific Rim movie prequel as well as Dark Horse Comics’ Star Wars-The Old Republic: The Lost Suns. In 2012 his work on the online web comic Star Wars: Blood of the Empire was collected into an 84-page trade paperback which served as the lynchpin for the 2012 released BioWare online video game The Old Republic. His children’s book series “Banana Tail and Friends” is a labor of love that he created when his daughter was four and recently had a newborn son.



17434537_1654829314822675_8219744039035025889_oWriter of Supergirl, Green Lantern: New Guardians and Teen Titans for DC Comics, Bedard has been a nonstop fount of creativity for more than 20 years. Known for such top-tier superhero comics as Green Lantern Corps and Exiles, he also wrote critical darlings like Great Ten, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and the animated feature Turok, Son of Stone. The science-fiction epics Negation and R.E.B.E.L.S. are also to Bedard’s credit, as are Route 666, Rogue and Birds of Prey, which feature strong, young female protagonists.

17359444_1654830101489263_5908896848890168377_oSince his comics debut in 1973, Grell has brought his own creations and their worlds to life with a cinematic style of visual storytelling. Some of his more famed work includes The Warlord, Starslayer, Jon Sable, Shaman’s Tears, Bar Sinister and Maggie the Cat. These, along with successful runs on such features as Batman, Iron Man, Green Arrow, James Bond: Permission to Die, the Tarzan Sunday comic strip and the internationally acclaimed Longbow Hunters, have won him the comic industry’s coveted Inkpot Award. He’s been voted to Wizard magazine’s Top 10 list of comic writers. In 1999, he published his first novel, Sable.





And finally, Wolfman, a Will Eisner Hall of Fame Award winner, has created more characters17362416_1654830091489264_953650387140319849_n who have gone on to television, animation, movies and toys than any other comics creator since Stan Lee. He is the writer and creator of Blade, Bullseye, Deathstroke, Vigilante and many of the characters who have gone on to appear on the CW’s Arrow and Supergirl. His New Teen Titans was also adapted into two hit shows on Cartoon Network. Some of the BoroughCon’s grandmaster’s other characters have been seen in Man Of Steel, Guardians Of The Galaxy and Superman vs. Batman: Dawn of Justice.



Catch this fantastic four…some May 26-29th at St. John’s University.

Grab your tickets here:

Bayside man arrested for attempted rape

Police arrested a 41-year-old man from Bayside last Thursday night on charges of attempted rape and sex abuse.

Authorities say that on Thursday, March 9, at approximately 4 a.m., Charlie J. Yu entered a beauty salon on 164th Street.

He got into a dispute with a 29-year-old employee and punched her in the face and the body.

Police say Yu then sexually assaulted her and fled the scene. The victim was taken to a local hospital and is in stable condition.

After an preliminary investigation, Yu was arrested and charged on last Thursday at noon with the following:

  • Attempted Rape
  • Strangulation
  • Criminal Sexual Act
  • Forcible Touching
  • Assault
  • Sex Abuse

Participatory budgeting vote next weekend

2017 PB GOTV Flyer JPG

Voting for participatory budgeting for Council District 19, represented by Councilman Paul Vallone, will begin on Saturday, March 25th and run through Sunday, April 2nd.

In last year’s PB cycle, Vallone allocated nearly $2 million in funding to projects created and developed by community members.

This is the third year Vallone and the communities of Auburndale, Bayside, Bay Terrace, Beechhurst, College Point, Douglaston, Little Neck, Malba, North Flushing and Whitestone will participate.

Residents will be able to vote for up to five projects from a rage of 19 different projects.

“Excitement is building as we prepare to kick off our third Participatory Budgeting voting cycle,” Vallone said. “Participatory budgeting is a great way to get the pulse of the community and see what everyone believes city dollars and resources should be spent on.”

“Last year’s incredibly successful cycle, which garnered the most votes of any Council district in Queens, shows the power and importance of this grassroots fueled process,” he added. “I look forward to announcing this year’s winners.”

Take a look at the full list of voting locations, times and projects in the images above and below.

2017 District 19 PB Sample Ballot JPG

Update on fatal crash at Kissena Blvd

Screen shot via Google Maps

Screen shot via Google Maps

Authorities have an update on the fatal collision that led to the death of 81-year-old Ping Xie last week.

Police say that the crash, which occurred last Thursday afternoon, happened at the busy intersection of Holly Avenue and Kissena Boulevard.

When EMS arrived, they took Xie, found unconscious and unresponsive, to New York Presbyterian Queens. She later died of her injuries.

A preliminary investigation found that Xie was hit in the crosswalk on Kissena Boulevard by a tow truck. The truck hit her as it made a left turn, authorities say.

Police arrested 81-year-old Frederick J. Alsterberg from 75-14 Woodhaven Boulevard in Glendale. He was charged with failing to yield to a pedestrian, an equipment violation for a windshield tint, and a failure to exercise due care.