Archive for the ‘Profiles’ Category

Fred Bass, Strand Bookstore’s longtime owner, dead at 89

Bass was respected and admired by fans of the Village store and employees alike.

Maurice ‘Mickey’ Carroll dead: Veteran NYC journalist was 86

The city’s journalist remember the Carroll as a mentor and stalwart for the city.

Veterans at CUNY schools bring ‘excellence, diversity and life experience’

The city colleges say they’ve seen an increase in veteran students.

Brooklyn blogger highlights straphangers’ favorite books

Uli Beutter Cohen said she was fascinated by the subway, especially with its diverse group of readers.

Fox to unveil Bart Simpson statue in midtown

The woman behind one of the most iconic animated characters gave back to fans.

Joe Bruno reflects on decade as city’s OEM commissioner

The outgoing emergency management chief said he’s proud of the progress the agency made during some trying times.

Sister wants justice to heal

After more than a year of looking for answers, the family of a slain Queens Village father tries to come together and honor his life by keeping his son’s spirits high.

SE Queens actors shine as stars

A pair of young Queens actors are the shining stars of Radio City’s Christmas show and share their experience.

Family remembers last words of Tone Macc

The family of a slain St. Albans man said their faith has got them through their tragedy but they are working with the community and other victim’s relatives to help with the healing process.

103rd cop saves flight attendant after Hawaii call

A Jamaica detective’s quick thinking actions helped to save the life of a troubled airline worker.

Mysterious death leaves child motherless

For the family of Demika Moore, her death in July culminated a long string of events that started from a tragic accident. Now they are pleading for anyone to help them find the killer responsible so they can fill the void in their hearts.

Brush with glory

A St. Albans priest has been exploring his roots and faith with the help of a brush and canvas.

South Jamaica activist honored

A young volunteer has helped her fellow peers for years and her efforts were recognized along by one of the most famous first daughters in history.

“Good News” goes on tour

For years, singer Shiloh Brown said that Gospel music has inspired him artistically. After years of performing, he will bring that inspiration to audiences around the nation.

South Jamaica Marine dishes it

Marine Sgt. Andrew Atkinson has been serving his country for nearly two decades in the armed services, but his specialty can be found in the battlefield of the world’s kitchens.

His Dream Carries On

Carl Clay’s Black Spectrum Theatre has been an artistic staple in the southeast Queens community. Now in his 40th year running the group, Clay looks back at his work and the future of art in the neighborhood.

Jamaica doctor returns home to treat Afghans

A longtime Jamaica Hospital physician has made emotional trips back to his home nation of Afghanistan. Although the nation cultural and political destruction over the decades has hurt him, Dr. Akram Babury has been using his medical skills to heal the country piece by piece.

SQUISH steps in to fill SE Queens’s hospital gap

A group of civics have assembled to try to save the Jamaica community from being lost in the cracks of the ongoing health care crisis.

St. Albans ahtlete makes it to NYC Hall of fame

Gail Marquis reflects on her life as a pioneer in women’s basketball.

Hospital honors 106-yr-old

Mary Bihl, at 106-years-young shares her secret to a long, rich life.