If you can deal with school tours running through your 29 room mansion, being the caretaker of an historic house sounds pretty sweet. You live rent free, and did we mention, it’s 29 rooms? The NYT features a story on historic homes in our borough (and beyond) and their inhabitants. It’s like an exposé on how the other (really lucky) half lives. Who are we kidding, there are only 19 of these people in our entire city.

Image Source: Wikipedia- Vander Ende Onderdonk House in Ridgewood


If you didn’t manage to pick up your copies of this week’s papers at Associated, we’re here for you, and we can save you the trouble of recycling.

This week in Queens, Rebecca Henley of TimesLedger fame lets us know that

about three-fourths of Elmhurst straphangers were interested in the neighborhood having its own station on the Long Island Rail Road, although just as many had not heard of the proposal….

It seems a new station is still in its pipe dream phase, but with Councilman Danny Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) on the case, it could eventually become a reality.

In Corona, you all heard about the little girl who was forgotten on the school bus.

Police told the TimesLedger that [bus driver Sandra] Garcia missed the girl while checking the bus, locked up and went home. Officers called to the scene broke a bus window to get to the child, who they believe was left in the bus for about 15 minutes.

An Astoria restaurant was jacked [TimesLedger]

And Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside) continues his crusade against blight in his district, targeting massage parlors in Dutch Kills including Smile Dawa.

The voice mailbox for Smile Dawa was full when TimesLedger Newspapers called. The manager for Asian Body Work was not available for comment.

The Queens Ledger reports on a little boy in Woodside who is allergic to everything.

KeVaughn “K.E.” Plunkett, now in fourth grade at P.S. 229, suffers from a rare medical condition called eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorder, in which his white blood cells attack food as if it is a parasite.

K.E. lives through a feeding tube in his stomach, and currently has only five safe foods – potatoes, rice, apples, corn and some pork. He survives mostly on a formula called Elecare.

However, he will soon try his first hamburger, said his mother Colleen Plunkett


Night with a hooker cost Forest Hills man 50g [Fox News]

Meng conspiracy theory [The Jewish Week]

Woman shot in Astoria while walking with her kid [CBS]

Sunnyside gym vanishes leaving members in the dust [NY1]

Southeast Queens homeowners may finally see flood relief [Daily News]

Fresh Meadows man to pay city for fake sidewalk repairs [Daily News]

Another protest against LIC HS closure [Times Ledger]

Peninsula Hospital finally closes, nurses lose their jobs [GMA Network]

Image Source: Wikipedia – Geeta Ashram in Corona – GMAP