QUEENS, NY. (THECOUNT) — A beloved performer who went by the sobriquet “Ms. Colombia” has been identified as the man found dead at Jacob Riis Park Promenade, in Queens, NY, police sources and a local councilman said Thursday.
The body of Osvaldo Gomez, 64, known for dressing in colorful outfits was found about 3:30 a.m. near Beach 149th St. in Queens.
There were no apparent signs of trauma and he is believed to have drowned.
Foul play is not suspected in the death. Continue reading
The NYPD released a sketch of a man wanted for questioning in the murder of jogger Katrina Vetrano.
New York Police released the sketch of the unidentified man who they say is not a suspect or person of interest at this time in the slaying of the Queens jogger. However, the NYPD wrote on Twitter that they want to talk to the man.
“We are seeking to speak to the male in this sketch about the murder of #KarinaVetrano. Please call #800577TIPS,” he wrote. Continue reading
Vanessa Marcotte, a woman who worked for Google, was murdered in broad daylight Sunday near her mother’s home in Princeton, Massachusetts. Her body was found Sunday night in a wooded area about a half mile from her mother’s home, Early said.
Marcotte, 27, who lived in New York City, went out for a jog Sunday in the town of Princeton, about 60 miles west of Boston, and never returned, said Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early Jr.
The preliminary investigation shows Marcotte was murdered, Early said, and investigators are focusing on a 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. time frame. Continue reading
Queens woman, Katrina Vetrano, never returned home after going jogging on the night of August 2. Hours after being reported missing she was found dead in a marshland.
Authorities say, Vetrano, 30, was murdered and sexually assaulted. She was discovered in the marshes near 161st Ave. and 78th St” and that she had been “strangled,” said a local newspaper. Vetrano was found with her pants pulled down.
One of Vetrano’s neighbors told NBC New York about his shock at the killing. “I feel bad for the parents. She went jogging inside the trail and she never returned home. Continue reading
An ironworker who became an overnight sensation after crooning while working at a New York City subway construction site, has been found dead in an apparent suicide, the NYPD said in a statement. He was 54.
Gary Russo aka Second Avenue Sinatra, was located lifeless hanging from a tree in Queens after being reported missing one month ago.
The 54-year-old was found hanging from a tree in a park in Queens. Russo had been dubbed the “Second Avenue Sinatra.” Continue reading
With the reviews in and more importantly, the box office receipts tallied, and the boys from Entourage might want to
walk run crawl back to Queens after all.
“Entourage” — the story of four amigos who moved out to LA to make it big, only brought in a paltry $10.4 million landing it in a disappointing fourth place.
“Entourage” ended up a real-life disaster, akin to “Medellín,” the huge flop movie starring Vinnie Chase on the show.
The NYPost had this explanation for the crash and burn box office:
“Entourage” had a wealth-centric worldview that seemed left over from the early 2000s. The movie begins with Vinnie and the boys partying on a giant yacht, and the wealth porn doesn’t stop until the credits roll.
Everyone drives fancy cars! Turtle lives in a stupid-nice mansion! Ari wears designer suits! Someone rides in a private jet! And a helicopter!
After the market crash of ’08 and the subsequent recession, obsessing over big-ticket items feels a little gross and dated.
Beside all that noise, the Entourage movie has only garnered a 30 percent thumbs up on Rotten Tomatoes.
Rapper Chinx Drugz, a member of French Montana‘s Coke Boys, a consortium of rappers, was shot dead early Sunday morning.
The fatal shooting incident was described as a drive-by.
It happened in Queens NY at around 4 AM. Police found 2 victims in a car, one who whom was Chinx, who was shot multiple times in the torso. Drugz is a member of French Montana‘s Coke Boys. Chinx big song is “I’m a Coke Boy” which features French. Continue reading
Tommy Ramone, the last surviving founding member of the groundbreaking punk band The Ramones, has died. He was 65.
Ramone was born Born Erdelyi Tamas in Budapest, Hungary in 1949. He immigrated to the U.S. with his family in 1957 to Forest Hills, Queens.
The Ramones official Twitter account announced the news, and New York Rocker Magazine publisher Andy Schwartz wrote on Facebook that Ramone died at 12:15 p.m. in Ridgewood, Queens. Continue reading
A 50-year-old man who had got into a fight, walked into a McDonald’s in Queens, NY., with a knife stuck in his back, his t-shirt bloodied.
The man managed to walk at least a city block to the McDonalds, where he proceeded to make a call..
“Everybody was standing there to make sure he didn’t fall backwards on the knife,” witness Tromaine Yancey told CBS. Continue reading
New York City’s transit agency says a subway train has derailed in Queens. The first indication was that there were no injuries, however, seeing all those backboards and gurneys tells us another story..
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A spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority says the derailment involved an express F train bound for Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Authorities say it happened in a tunnel at 65th Street in the Woodside section at 10:40 a.m.