Bay Shore, NY

Aunt says NYC teen subway surfer who’s clinging to life was doing ‘what kids do’

The aunt of the teenage subway surfer left clinging to life after hitting his head in Queens said Friday that her nephew is “a good kid” who was simply doing “what kids do.”  The 15-year-old boy was riding on top of a northbound No. 7 train car inside the 111th Street station in North Corona around 6:30 p.m. Thursday when police believe he struck his head on an unknown object.  The impact left the teen’s head bleeding profusely, and he was rushed to Elmhurst Hospital in critical condition. The high school freshman had just emerged from one of two surgeries Friday, said...

3 bodies, including woman stabbed and bound to bed, found in Queens

Police found three dead bodies, including a woman stabbed and bound to a bed, in a Queens home on Friday, sources said. The grisly discovery was made when police responded to a 911 call shortly after 2 p.m. in Jamaica and found the body of a 22-year-old woman lying in a bed on the second floor, according to law enforcement sources. The woman suffered two puncture wounds to the chest. Sources said she was also bound to the bed. Two more bodies were found in the basement — a woman in her 40s who suffered head trauma and a man in his 30s who had puncture wounds to the head and neck, according to police sources. A person of interest, who was at the scene, was taken into custody for questioning, police said. No arrests were immediately made on Friday. Police said the investigation is ongoing.
NBC New York

3 Found Dead, Including Woman Bound on Bed, Inside Queens Home: Police

Three people were found dead, including a woman who had her hands bound on a bed, inside a Queens home Friday afternoon, according to police. A 22-year-old victim was found unconscious and unresponsive on the bed in a second-floor bedroom on 155th Street in South Jamaica just after 2 p.m., police said. She had two puncture wounds to her chest as her hands were bound together and tape covered her mouth, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Bay Shore’s Fire Island Ferries increase fare prices

Fire Island Ferries, Inc. — the ferry service out of Bay Shore Marina — recently announced a rise in all ferry, freight, and water taxi fares beginning June 25. The service includes trips between Bay Shore and the following areas in Fire Island: Kismet, Saltaire, Fair Harbor, Dunewood, Atlantique, Ocean Beach, Seaview and Ocean Bay Park.
Flying Magazine

Sleeping on the Airplane: Six Aviation-Themed Hotels

This colorful Boeing 727 appears to be flying through the trees, but it’s really more of a tree house. [Courtesy: Hotel Costa Verde]. Located on the edge of the Manuel Antonio National Forest, this colorful Boeing 727 appears to be flying through the trees, but it’s really more of a tree house—a luxurious one. The 1965 airframe that once served in the South Africa Air and Avianca Airlines fleets now sits on a 50-foot pedestal and has been refurbished with teak furniture and paneling, and a deck built onto its right wing. The hotel’s broad range of accommodations also includes a Cockpit Cottage and Cockpit Cabana built from salvaged aircraft.

Staffing Shortages Cause American Airlines to Drop 4 U.S. Cities from Service

If you’re getting ready to pack your bags and head out on your summer vacation, you’re certainly not alone. The travel industry has seen a massive surge lately, caused in part by “revenge travel.” Throughout the world, people were forced to postpone or cancel trips altogether due to the global pandemic. Now that COVID-19 restrictions are being lifted across the U.S. and internationally, travelers are eager to get out. But, staffing shortages have been plaguing the airline industry — and one airline is dropping service to four U.S. cities because of it.

It’s About to Get Harder to Fly to Disney World From These 4 Cities

It’s no secret that it’s getting harder to travel. The price of gas continues to fluctuate and airlines are frequently canceling and delaying flights. JetBlue has already announced that they would be cancelling many flights this summer, and now an airline has made the decision to stop service to some cities.

Great Neck’s Best Happy Hour and Restaurant Now Open

Diners on Long Island can make the best of the spring and summer and enjoy something fresh and new. Marco Polo’s, an Asian/Italian fusion restaurant, has opened its second location at The Inn at Great Neck. The new restaurant, which blends the cuisines of East and West in deliciously...

Tapping Into A New Trend: Breweries Are Popping Up Everywhere

For decades, wine tasting has been a big part of the tourism economy on the East End, on both forks but particularly on the North Fork. While wineries remain popular destinations for tourists and locals alike, another kind of alcoholic beverage has been receiving the same esteemed treatment in recent years.