OUR 68th YEAR WINES & LIQUORS THE BIG STORE WITH BIG SAVINGS #1 IN DISCOUNT SALES Read more news every day at Queens' powerful news source, QNS.com NYC's Largest Real Estate Section Deli robber gets caught holding bag in Glendale A teenager arrested last week for allegedly participating in a stickup at a Glendale grocery store was linked to a similar robbery in Ridgewood days earlier, according to police. Offi cers from the 104th Precinct picked up Bushwick’s Reymond Concepcion, 18, shortly after he and an unidentifi ed accomplice allegedly robbed a bodega located at 61-20 Myrtle Ave. in Glendale at about 2:45 a.m. on March 16.Video evidence subsequently linked Concepcion and his alleged cohort to a heist that occurred three nights earlier on March 13 at a deli located at 59-02 Myrtle Ave. in Ridgewood, according to the criminal complaint. In both incidents, prosecutors said, Concepcion accompanied an unidentifi ed male accomplice who pointed a gun at store employees and demanded cash. Concepcion allegedly walked behind the counter and took undetermined sums of money from the victims before fl eeing with the gunman. Upon apprehending Concepcion following the Glendale robbery, authorities noted, the offi cers recovered from him a black backpack that contained $300 in cash allegedly stolen from the shop. Concepcion was charged with two counts of fi rst-degree armed robbery and seconddegree robbery, as well as additional counts of criminal possession of a weapon. His unidentifi ed partner remains at large. According to the Queens District Attorney’s offi ce, Concepcion remains held on $30,000 bail and is due back in court on March 30. 50¢ THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE STOPS IN QUEENS ......... .................. ................. ........ 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RIDGEWOOD TIMES/Photo by Anthony Giudice Self-serve crook gets nothing at gas station BY ROBERT POZARYCKI email@example.com @robbpoz A self-serving masked bandit fl ed empty-handed from a Bushwick service station during a failed stickup on Sunday afternoon, according to police. The stickup occurred at 1:09 p.m. inside the BP station located at 644 Bushwick Ave. According to authorities, the bandit— described as a man standing 5 foot 9 inches or 5 foot 10 inches tall with a medium build and wearing a black ski mask—walked into the station, showed his handgun to a 63-year-old male employee at the counter and demanded cash. When the employee refused the request, police said, the bandit fl ed the scene in an unknown direction. Offi cers from the 83rd Precinct responded to a report of the incident; there were no injuries. The crook was last seen wearing a dark colored hooded sweater, a red shirt, dark colored pants and dark colored sneakers. Anyone with information regarding the failed heist or the bandit’s whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577- TIPS (for Spanish speakers, dial 888- 57-PISTA), visit www.nypdcrimestoppers. com or send a text message to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confi dential. Tenants fi ght new landlord’s eviction efforts. See page 14 TIMESNEWSWEEKLY.COM FRESH POND FEST SPONSOR DEFENDS EVENT 2 YOUR CHANCE TO SPEAK OUT ON CITY BUDGET 6 15 NYC's Largest Real Estate Section BY ROBERT POZARYCKI firstname.lastname@example.org @robbpoz SPECIAL SECTION: EASTER CELEBRATIONS 50¢ REMEMBERING TRIANGLE FACTORY FIIRE VICTIMS 17 M-AGEDDON Ridgewood area braces itself for big train shutdown See page 14 Photo via Wikimedia Commons/Adam E. Moreira TIMES NEWSWEEKLY (USPS 465-940) is published weekly by Schneps NY Media LLC, 38-15 Bell Blvd., Bayside, NY 11361. Periodicals postage paid at Flushing, NY. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Times Newsweekly/Ridgewood Times, 38-15 Bell Blvd., Bayside NY 11361-2058 RIDGEWOOD TIMES/Photo by Anthony Giudice Mob turncoat’s former eatery hits the market See page 2 NYC's Largest Real Estate TIMESNEWSWEEKLY.COM Section Cuff four in latest Ridgewood sex sting BY ROBERT POZARYCKI email@example.com/@robbpoz Cops locked up four men this weekend who came looking for illegal sex at a Ridgewood location that’s been a hotbed for prostitution for years. Law enforcement sources said the suspected “johns” were arrested during an undercover NYPD operation executed on the night of April 8 and early into the following morning in the vicinity of Cypress Avenue and Starr Street. Each of the four men, who ranged in ages from 21 to 64, allegedly solicited oral sex from undercover offi cers posing as prostitutes, police said. The suspects offered between $20 and $40 for the illicit transactions. The suspects were subsequently taken into custody on charges of patronizing a prostitute. The NYPD has visited the Ridgewood location numerous times over the past decade in conducting “Operation Losing Proposition” enforcement initiatives. The law enforcement program targets specifi c areas of the city where prostitution activities are prevalent. OH BEE-HAVE NO GOOD OPTIONS ON L TRAIN SHUTDOWN 6 GLENDALE ZIP STALLED IN CONGRESS 14 NYC's Largest Real Estate Section 50¢ Photo via Twitter/@NYPD 104 Pct TIMESNEWSWEEKLY.COM Cops stop swarm on a Ridgewood street See page 2 SPECIAL PULLOUT SECTION: GLENDALE & RIDGEWOOD: OUR NEIGHBORHOOD NYC's Largest Real Estate Section Since 1908 WIPED OUT A thirsty gunman fi lls up with cash in Glendale BY ROBERT POZARYCKI firstname.lastname@example.org @robbpoz Police continue to search for the armed robber who quenched his thirst cash by robbing a gas station in for Glendale last month. The NYPD released video footage on the June 27 of the suspect wanted for stickup, which took place at 12:01 p.m. on May 22 at the Gulf station located at 73-38 Cooper Ave., near 73rd Place. perpetrator According to authorities, the — described as a black man between 40 and 50 years of age and weighing between 200 and 220 pounds — walked into the station, approached a 58-year-old male employee and asked for a Gatorade sports drink. The suspect demanded then displayed a fi rearm, cash and pushed the victim into a nearby chair. Police said the worker complied with suspect’s request and handed over the $1,000. The bandit then fl ed the scene on foot in an unknown direction. The incident was reported to the 104th Precinct. Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts robbery or the suspect’s is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS, visit their website or send a text message to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confi dential. bestof.qns.com A QUEENS COURIER AND QNS.COM CONTEST VOTE FOR THE BEST.... SEE PAGE 20 Read more news every day at Queens’ fastest-growing news source QNS.com 50¢ TIMESNEWSWEEKLY.COM 50¢ Since 1908 NYC's Largest Real Estate Section TIMESNEWSWEEKLY.COM SHELTER STORM Maspeth tells city to stop homeless hotel plan. See pages 10 & 11 Party ends with guest shot dead in Bushwick BY ROBERT POZARYCKI email@example.com @robbpoz A 22-year-old man was fatally shot on a Bushwick street after leaving a nearby party early on Friday morning, Aug. 12, police reported. The shooting occurred at 12:50 a.m. in front of a home on Covert Street near Wilson Avenue. Law enforcement sources said Terrell V. Henry, 22, of Lexington Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant had just left a party along with his brother and a friend and was heading to a nearby store to grab a drink. Henry’s brother and friend, meanwhile, went to their car. As Henry was walking back from the store, police said, an unidentifi ed male suspect shot him in the torso and fl ed the scene. Offi cers from the 83rd Precinct and EMS units responded to a 911 call about the shooting. Paramedics rushed Henry to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. No arrests have been made, and the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS, visit www. nypdcrimestoppers.com or send a text message to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confi dential. bestof.qns.com A A QUEENS QUEENS COURIER COURIER AND AND QNS.QNS.COM COM CONTEST VOTING BEGINS AUGUST 22nd TIMES NEWSWEEKLY (USPS 465-940) is published weekly by Schneps NY Media LLC, 38-15 Bell Blvd., Bayside, NY 11361. Periodicals postage paid at Flushing, NY. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Times Newsweekly/Ridgewood Times, 38-15 Bell Blvd., Bayside NY 11361-2058 Read more news every day at Queens’ powerful news source QNS.com 50¢ Former Ridgewood industrial site may become a rock venue. See page 4 BURGLARS HIT RIDGEWOOD AREA HARD SEE PAGE 4 NYC's Largest Real Estate Section TIMESNEWSWEEKLY.COM VOTE NOW! Abuse victim confronted by attacker in Glendale BY ROBERT POZARYCKI firstname.lastname@example.org @robbpoz Currently facing sex abuse charges, a Howard Beach man allegedly confronted his 15-year-old female victim on a Glendale street this month and tried to coerce her into dropping the charges, prosecutors said. Michael Albertsen, 51, was arrested on Aug. 5 for allegedly sexually abusing the victim multiple times between Dec. 4, 2011 and Dec. 2, 2013 at an undisclosed location in south Queens. He was subsequently released on $75,000 bail. Law enforcement sources said Albertsen and the victim, who was 11 years old at the time of the fi rst assault, were known to each other, but declined to disclose their actual relationship. Between 8 and 9 a.m. on Sept. 14, according to the criminal complaint that the Queens District Attorney’s offi ce provided, the victim was walking through Glendale on her way to school when Albertsen, while behind the wheel of a vehicle, allegedly pulled up alongside her and told her to get in. For the next 10 minutes, prosecutors said, Albertsen drove the victim through the area and ordered her to write a letter stating that nothing ever happened, and that police and prosecutors coerced her into fi ling charges against him. HIT & RUN Train operator in fi ery Maspeth crash disappears after incident: report See page 6 KIDS & EDUCATION SEE PAGE 14 50¢ TIMESNEWSWEEKLY.COM Community mourns Ridgewood murder victim Carolyn Bush See page 6 EIGHT MORE PINCHED IN SEX SALE BUST SEE PAGE 2 NYC's Largest Real Estate Section bestof.qns.com A QUEENS COURIER AND QNS.COM CONTEST VOTE NOW! TRAGIC END Big drug stash & cash seized in Maspeth BY ANTHONY GIUDICE email@example.com @A_GiudiceReport Cops made a major drug bust in Maspeth over the weekend, taking approximately $14,000 worth of illegal substances off the streets. According to Captain Mark Wachter, the 104th Precinct’s commanding offi cer, offi cers from the precinct’s Traffi c Unit arrested one Hispanic male, 29, and one Hispanic female, 27, for possession of numerous amounts of narcotics on Sunday, Oct. 2, at 10 p.m. near the intersection of 60th Street and Flushing Avenue. Th eir identities were not disclosed. Th e contraband seized in the bust included 383 envelopes of heroin, 216 Xanax pills, 68 grams of cocaine, 10 amphetamine pills, marijuana and $3,523.Th e precinct took to Twitter to tout about the seizure. “Amazing work by Offi cer Shubella who recovered all of this from a single car stop! Great proactive proactive work! @NYPDnews #itswhatwedo,” Wachter wrote on the 104th Precinct’s Twitter account. NYC's Largest Real Estate Section 50¢ Thanking vets at M.V. parade Page 23 Bushwick bar brawlers still on the lam BY ANTHONY GIUDICE AGIUDICE@RIDGEWOODTIMES.COM @A_GIUDICEREPORT Police are looking for a group of assaulted several Halloween fi ve men who patrons during a dispute at a party outside of a Bushwick bar. According to cops, a group of fi ve males who were attending a Halloween party at Andalucia Bar and Lounge, located at 1336 Bushwick Ave., on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 2:42 a.m. were engaged in a verbal dispute with another group of males. When they exited the venue, things got violent. Once outside, one of the unidentifi ed males pulled out a knife and stabbed one of the victims in his stomach, sources said. A second victim, a 22-year-old male, was also stabbed in his lower back and buttocks. A third victim, a 51-year-old male, was punched multiple times in his face and suff ered cuts and bruising to his face, cops reported. Offi cers from the 83rd Precinct as well as EMS units arrived on scene. The fi rst victim was transported by EMS to Elmhurst Hospital in stable condition. The second victim was taken to Woodhull Medical Center in stable condition, and the third victim refused medical attention, law enforcement agents said. The unidentifi ed males fl ed the Andalucia Bar and Lounge on foot in an unknown direction, police said. Trump is fi rst Queens-born president See Page 8 Read more news every day at Queens’ fastest-growing news source QNS.com DIRTY CORNERProstitution hotbed surviving a changing Ridgewood. Couple found dead in apparent murder-suicide in Bushwick BY ANTHONY GIUDICE firstname.lastname@example.org @A_GiudiceReport A couple was found dead inside of their Bushwick home with gunshot wounds to their heads in what police are investigating as a murder-suicide. Offi cers from the 83rd Precinct responded to a 911 call at approximately 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 3, at 526 Central Ave., police said. Inside the home, both Elizabeth Thompkins, 22, and Christopher Pickering, 37, were found dead. Police recovered a weapon — a 9-mm handgun — at the scene. Investigators believe that Pickering fi rst shot Thompkins before taking his own life. The investigation is currently ongoing. bestof.qns.com A QUEENS COURIER AND QNS.COM CONTEST NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN Read more news every day at Queens' powerful news source, QNS.com SINCE 1908 NYC's Largest Real Estate Section 50¢ VOL. 108, NO. 18 DECEMBER 1 — 7, 2016 KICKING KI IT IT! ! cancer and Glendale girl beats Gl nd See Page 10 Maspeth bank robber sought BY ROBERT POZARYCKI RPOZARYCKI@QNS.COM @ROBBPOZ Cops are searching for a note-carrying crook who swiped a small fortune from a Maspeth bank during of Nov. 28. a robbery on the aft ernoon Law enforcement sources said the caper took place at 1:15 p.m. inside at 64-01 the Valley National Bank Grand described Ave. According to police, the bandit — as a black man between 55 and 60 years of age, standing 5 foot 2 inches tall and weighing 220 pounds with white hair and a white beard — the approached the counter and handed a demand note to the teller. The bank employee complied with the suspect’s him with an undetermined amount of money, authorities noted. The crook took the cash and fl Offi 104th Precinct responded to the incident; there were Police said the wearing a blue and regarding Anyone with information the suspect’s to visit message call Crime their website or send a text to 274637 (TIP577. All calls confi dential. Hate vandalism See Page 3 TIMES NEWSWEEKLY (USPS 465-940) is published weekly by Schneps NY Media LLC, 38-15 Bell Blvd., Bayside, NY 11361. Periodicals postage paid at Flushing, NY. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Times Newsweekly/Ridgewood Times, 38-15 Bell Blvd., Bayside NY 11361-2058 Photo courtesy of Rockaway Brewery NYC's Largest Real Estate Section 50¢ TIMESNEWSWEEKLY.COM IDEA TO ADD PARKING IN GLENDALE Photo courtesy Google Maps A QUEENS COURIER AND QNS.COM SEE PAGE 15 Win a tropical getaway to Cancun! entered bank, request and provided ed the scene in an fl unknown direction. cers from the ffi no injuries. suspect was last seen gray baseball cap, a blue and gray jacket, blue jeans and tan boots. whereabouts is urged Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS, CRIMES), then enter and messages are kept fi in Ridgewood Happy New Year from the Ridgewood Times!
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