Trolley Road Restrained From Laying It, Pending Argument.   
Middle Village, L. I. – An injunction has been granted to George Wackenhut of this village upon the application of his attorney, John Bambach, by Supreme Court Judge Garretson, restraining the New York and Queens County Railroad Company from laying T-rails on Juniper avenue, this village, pending a trial of the facts.   

This is the outcome of the movement started by Henry Walters of this place, who commenced proceedings to have the railroad company restrained from laying the T-rail and pending the proceedings the work was stopped.   

The citizens of this village, especially the market men, claim a T-rail on this avenue would ruin their wagons as the road is used extensively on the way to and from market. – The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, January 12, 1900  

Pieces of Pipe in a Florist’s Place at Middle Village   
George Wackenhut, one of the largest florists in Middle village, reported to the police in Newtown last night that he had found four mysterious-looking tubes under a bench in one of his large greenhouses. He said he thought they were dynamite bombs, and that someone was trying to blow up his place. The bombs were made of ordinary Gas pipe, about four inches long, and capped at each end with fuses. Detective Peake, who was sent to the place, handled the pieces gingerly on the way to the station house and placed them in water. Police Headquarters were notified, and word came that a man would be sent up to examine the bombs. Middle Village is a favorite meeting place of Anarchists and Socialists, and the police some time ago raided two places where bombs were manufactured. – The New York Times, February 25, 1900  

Trolley cars of the Manhattan and Queens Traction Corporation operating between South Jamaica and Long Island City were not run this morning because the tracks along most of the right of way were buried beneath a sheet of ice, on top of which were snowdrifts which at some points, were three feet high. Persons coming to Manhattan from parts of Forest Hills, Elmhurst, Annadale Park and Nassau Heights, who depend upon these cars for transportation, were compelled to walk along Queens Blvd to Grand St., Elmhurst, where they boarded the Fifth Avenue Coach Company buses, which have a terminus there. Hundreds of persons on their way to their homes in these communities of Queens were marooned at Grand St and Queens Blvd last night when the trolley cars ran only as far as Grand St.  

Motorists Are Stranded  

A number of generous motorists made trips between Grand St and Forest Hills on the boulevard, transporting passengers. The boulevard narrows in that area, and last night and this morning each side was piled high with snow. There was hardly more than 12 feet of roadway open to traffic. Within a section a mile long on the boulevard at this point five stalled motor cars were counted this morning in the snowdrifts. – The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, February 5, 1926  


One of a gang of six youths, who made the mistake of crashing a birthday-New Year’s party in the home of a Queens patrolman today was in the prison ward at Bellevue with a bullet wound in the jaw and facing a charge of felonious assault. According to Patrolman Charles Smythe attached to the Long Island City precinct, Leo Specchio, 21, of 53-127 63d St., Maspeth, attacked him after he had ordered the youth and five companions to leave the party for his daughter, Caroline, 15, in the Smythe home at 78-23 57th Ave. Maspeth. – The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, January 2, 1947