As we head into 2023, QNS is looking back at some of the top stories of 2022. Below are September’s top stories. Topics range from dark, such as the senseless murder of an EMS lieutenant, to light, such as The Streets of He Festival, returning for the first time since the outbreak of the pandemic.
EMS Lieutenant Alison Russo Elling was stabbed to death in Astoria on the afternoon of September 29. Russo Elling is 61 years old and has worked for EMS for 25 years.
Russo-Elling was picking up food near her assigned EMS station about half a block off the corner of 20th and 41st streets. Around 2:15 p.m., her alleged assailant, Peter Zysopoulos, 34, brandished a knife and stabbed her multiple times. Russo Elling was taken to Mount Sinai Queens, where she was injured.
“This is a tough time for everyone,” Mayor Eric Adams said. She works in a way that many don’t realize how dangerous it is.She worked for this city, and for that she made the ultimate sacrifice.”
“This is an annual tradition and we are proud to share it with our community each year, where people of all ages can come and enjoy the food, entertainment and rides,” said Federazione. said Michael Conigliaro, Managing Director and Advisor of . “As the years go by, people who have moved out of the neighborhood come back and get the chance to enjoy their time in the neighborhood and enjoy the festival facilities.”
The festival featured food and drink vendors, fun games, rides and live entertainment. Artists performing at the event included DJ Roberto, Joe Nastasi, Angelo and Maria Venuto, Biagio, Luigi Trombetta and LDE Dance. In addition, festival vendors distributed important and informative information to the public in the areas of education and medical issues.
Gamehaus functions as a sports club, restaurant, arcade and beer hall. They elevate the comfort food staple by offering a variety of craft cocktails, mocktails, and bar food from a selection of over 20 beers, primarily from microbreweries in the New York and Tri-State areas.
The venue is family owned and operated by co-owners Stephen Cheng and Corissa Leong in partnership with El Grupo SN, a New York-based hospitality company.
“We wanted to create a multi-functional entertainment venue that best represents and appeals to the residents of the neighborhood,” says Leong. “Whether you’re an individual looking for a place to enjoy a great meal with a great selection of beers, cocktails, [or] Whether it’s mocktail options, friends looking for a place to catch up while watching the big game, or a young family looking to host a kid’s birthday party with our upstairs arcade and gameloft, we have something for everyone. We aim to find a place where
Over a dozen large-screen televisions are scattered over the table and banquet areas of the 5,000-square-foot property. Gamehaus also has an 11-foot-tall LED video wall. The main game area on the second floor features several classic arcade games such as Pop-A-Shot, Skee Ball, Ms. Pacman, Atari Pong, Jurassic Park, and more to come. There are also some classic table games such as cards, tableside shuffleboard and chess.
Gamehaus also prides itself on its dining experience. Several of the opening menu items feature vintage arcade game-inspired meals, such as the Super Mario Bros.-inspired Super Mushroom Burger and Jalapeño Balls.
While waiting for police to arrive on the scene, Principal Quintana, who practices jiu-jitsu martial arts, joined a school aide to take down the man before school safety officers handcuffed him. detained. The incident occurred shortly before the students were expelled from school, and police responded to the call at approximately 1:47 p.m.
Principal Quintana and his fellow staff members were granted a call to action by the Community Education Council 24 during a virtual meeting on September 20. They received a standing ovation for their bravery.
“I would like to congratulate Principal Quintana and his staff,” said CEC 24 President Matthew Cresio. “They did a great job. They prevented the situation from escalating and they are true heroes and should be recognized as such.”
CEC 24 Superintendent Madeleine Chan thanked Principal Quintana for acting quickly to protect students and ensure no one was harmed. I felt that this behavior demonstrated the extent to which the principal was willing to support the students and the community.
“I was doing my job,” said Quintana. “That’s my family and I will always protect my family. and Superintendent, and we’re in a great district with an amazing staff who jumped in and helped.”
Quintana also said the incident gave him a deeper appreciation of time. He felt it could change in an instant.
“We are taking this opportunity to not only have conversations and make changes in our cities and districts to make our communities safer, but also take the time to reflect on it and what to do with that time. We need to understand,” said Principal Quintana. “For me, it’s about giving a loved one a special kiss and saying nice things that they might not normally say.”