Celebs show support at private screening of film set in Queens

There was plenty of “Happiness” at Morrison Hotel Gallery in New York last week, where writer/director Andy Truschinski held an exclusive private screening of his short film “The Root of Happiness.” Among those gathered there to celebrate the film were Broadway sensation Jessie Mueller and Academy Award-nom­inated actress Amy

NYPD cops left my elderly mom to die in a fire

NYPD cops took a 91-year-old woman out of her fireproof apartment during a blaze and abandoned her in a hallway — where she inhaled so much smoke waiting for help that it killed her, an FDNY source and family members told The Post. Ethel Davis, of Rockaway Beach, Queens,

Slain teen’s mom says her son was killed over an iPhone

The mother of a 15-year-old shot dead in Queens said Sunday she knew her son’s killer–and that the senseless murder was over an iPhone. “I know the friend that killed my son,” grieving mom Annie Johnson said of her son, Trevor Rhudd, whose maimed body was found in the

Teen shot to death in Queens apartment building stairwell: cops

A 15-year-old was shot to death in the stairwell of his Queens building Saturday afternoon, police said. Cops found Trevor Rudd’s body — with gunshot wounds to his torso — on the second floor stairway of the Beach 41st Street Houses on Beach Channel Drive in Edgemere around 1:30

17 injured in Queens high-rise fire

A fire tore through a high-rise apartment in Queens on Friday, injuring nine police officers, three firefighters and five civilians. The flames erupted on the 11th floor of a 13-story building on Shore Front Parkway in Rockaway Beach at around 11:30 a.m., according to Fire Department officials. High winds complicated

Missing stop sign blamed for crash that hurt three people

A stop sign has been missing from a Queens intersection for months, despite numerous complaints — and on Thursday, that led to a crash that injured three people, including an infant. An Uber car carrying the 4-week-old was T-boned by another vehicle when the livery car went through an

Suspect wanted for randomly punching 70-year-old on subway

Police are seeking a creep who sucker-punched a septuagenarian in the face on a Queens subway last month. The 70-year-old man was struck in a Manhattan-bound E train as it was stopped at the Sutphin Boulevard station in Jamaica about 7 a.m. Dec. 16. The attacker then rushed off

Trial begins for failed Queens politician charged with faking donations

see also An aspiring Queens pol accused of faking donations in order to get matching taxpayer funds for her losing 2015 campaign went on trial Wednesday. “This is about a candidate who wanted control,” Manhattan prosecutor Philip Gary said of wannabe City Council member Celia Dosamantes, who authorities allege forged

Woman dies, 2 firefighters injured in Queens blaze

A woman was killed when a fire broke out in her Queens home on Sunday, authorities said. The blaze broke out around 11:20 a.m. inside 60-year-old Rita Sklar’s Bayside home on 217th Street near 67th Avenue. First responders rushed Sklar to North Shore University Hospital, but she could not be

CUNY mansion sits empty while president gets $60K allowance

Queens College has let an historic $2.5 million waterfront mansion with sweeping views of Little Neck Bay stand empty for three years after its current president chose to live in his Westchester home while getting a $5,000 monthly housing allowance. While Felix Matos Rodriguez collects $60,000 a year to

Husband of subway push victim sues city over her death

The widower of a Queens woman who was fatally pushed in front of a subway train last year is suing the city over her death — saying that her attacker never should have been released from a psych ward where she was raving about killing transit riders. Schizophrenic Melanie

Cops ID stabbed mom in first NYC homicide of 2018

Police have identified the young mother fatally stabbed inside her Queens home — the first homicide of 2018 — before her suspected killer husband committed suicide. Stacy Loknath, 26 was found dead inside the home on 103rd Avenue near 113th street in Ozone Park around 2 p.m. on New

Suspect in first NYC homicide of 2018 found hanging from tree

The Big Apple’s first homicide victim of 2018 is a Queens woman found stabbed to death in an apartment — around the same time her husband was discovered hanging from a tree, police sources told The Post. The victim, 26, was found face-down with multiple stab wounds to her

NYC’s first baby of the New Year born in Queens

It took about a minute for Baby New Year to arrive at a Queens hospital. New York City welcomed its first baby at 12:01 a.m. Monday morning at Flushing Hospital, doctors said. The girl, who was named Ariana, came in weighing four pounds and 11 ounces, Dr. Andrew Rubin told

Co-op board destroyed cat shelters for revenge: residents

A colony of feral cats living behind a Queens co-op is in danger of freezing to death — thanks to the building’s vengeful board repeatedly destroying their shelters, some residents say. The Windsor Oak board is just angry because pro-cat residents thwarted its plans to turn the spot into

Christmas fire leaves three families homeless

A Christmas Day fire in Queens left two people injured — including a military veteran — and three families homeless, officials said. The blaze broke out on the second floor of a two-story house on 114th street near 95th Avenue in Richmond Hill just before 1 a.m. according to

Man’s body found hanging from tree: cops

A man was found hanging from a tree near a Queens school early Sunday morning, authorities said. The 57-year-old man was discovered around 7 a.m. at Rory Staunton Field park on 79th Street in Jackson Heights, police said. The park is located immediately in front of I.S. 145 Joseph Pulitzer,

Lawmakers want accident-prone bike lane removed

A new bike lane on Northern Boulevard in Queens has become such a magnet for car crashes that lawmakers are demanding that it be removed. “You have created a very dangerous situation,” state Sen. Tony Avella wrote earlier this month in a scathing letter to Mayor de Blasio and

Doctor running sham clinic finally loses medical license

A Queens doctor revealed by The Post to be running a sham clinic has finally lost her medical license. Dr. Dorothy Ogundu was convicted of 29 felony counts in October 2015 for stealing about $300,000 in taxpayer grant money meant for her nonprofit Angeldocs charity and its health and

Disabled man killed by hit-and-run driver

A disabled man was killed Thursday night when a callous hit-and-run driver slammed into him in Queens. Thomas Kelly Thomas Kelly, 47, was found less than two blocks from his home, lying in the street near the left turning lane on Woodhaven Boulevard near Metropolitan Avenue in Rego Park at

Man found dead after Queens home catches fire

One person was found dead inside a burned Queens home Tuesday night, according to police and fire department officials. The unidentified 52-year old man was found dead inside a 2-story private home for a fire call at 188-60 120th Road in South Jamaica Queens shortly after 7pm, according to

Good neighbor helps nab suspected package thieves

A Queens man helped cops snag two suspected package thieves — and the purloined parcel was returned before the victim even realized it was missing, officials said Monday. Rich Ramnarine saw two men swipe an Amazon package from a neighbor’s porch on 117th Street near 133rd Avenue in South

Man accused in Chinx’s murder takes plea for bank robbery

One of the men busted last week in connection with the 2015 drive-by slaying of Chinx the rapper admitted Monday that he also took part in a bank robbery that same year. WireImage Quincy Homere, 32, copped to armed bank robbery and brandishing a firearm as part of a plea

Deacon charged with grabbing woman’s crotch on subway

A deacon at a Queens Catholic church was arrested for grabbing a woman’s crotch on a Manhattan subway train, authorities said Monday. Jaime Pinzon, 55, was arrested Friday for allegedly molesting the 27-year-old victim on an F Train near West 47th Street and Avenue of the Americas around 9:30