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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Long Island City

Borough opioid kingpin indicted: City

The alleged ringleader of a deadly Queens drug ring and three co-conspirators were arrested and indicted last week in connection with sales of heroin, fentanyl and cocaine after a year-long investigation by law enforcement, the city’s special narcotics prosecutor said. Comments (1)
Crime

Electeds blast NYPD for failing to help victims of sexual violence

City Councilman Donovan Richards (D-Far Rockaway), chairman of the Public Safety Committee, and Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal (D-Manhattan), the chair of the Committee on Women, held a joint hearing last week where they blasted the NYPD for failing to help victims of sexual violence, especially those abused by acquaintances. Comments (1)

Right to Counsel law explained to Elmhurst residents as free legal representation comes to Queens

When Mayor Bill de Blasio signed legislation last August to provide low-income New Yorkers with universal access to legal representation for wrongful evictions, the city became the first in the nation to establish this type of law. Comment
Health

Activist fights for rights of disabled women

Big Bird encounters a delivery man with many boxes for 456 Sesame Street. He said someone is moving to Sesame Street. Excitedly, Big Bird runs to tell Maria in the Mail It Shop, where he meets Mrs. Rosen and her daughter Emily. Emily talks briefly about her condition and leaves with Big Bird for a tour. Comment

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens residents fighting for 116th Street speed bump

Residents who live on 116th Street in Kew Gardens are calling out Community Board 9 for ignoring a traffic survey that emphasized the necessity of speed bumps to calm traffic on the street. Comments (1)
Ozone Park

Ulrich pushes for expanded sanitation services on Jamaica Avenue

City Councilman Eric Ulrich (D-Ozone Park) has funded another clean-up project, this time expanding sanitation services along Jamaica Avenue to seven days a week. Comments (1)
Transit

Queens group voices concerns amid Canarsie Tunnel closure plans

When L train service is suspended next April for repairs to the Canarsie Subway Tunnel, the founding members of the transit group Access Queens worry that the MTA is not seriously considering the impact the displaced Brooklyn straphangers will have on the already packed No. 7 Train. Comments (1)
Flushing

Student-designed playground breaks ground in Flushing

Flushing residents will be able to enjoy a new environmentally friendly playground designed by IS 250 students in the fall. Comment

Monday, April 23, 2018

Whitestone

Whitestone residents claim their water pipes often run dry

Residents of 2nd Avenue in Whitestone said they have been living each day not knowing if they will have water due to insufficient pipes. Comments (1)
Real Estate

Report: Queens is the place to live for middle-income New Yorkers

A new report from StreetEasy found that Queens remains a haven for middle-income New Yorkers. Comments (2)
Corona

LeFrak City tenants rally against Board of Elections’ appeal of voting rights ruling

LeFrak City tenants rallied with civil rights activists on the steps of City Hall Monday to demand the city Board of Elections immediately withdraw its appeal of an October 2017 court ruling that prevented the agency from permanently relocating the residential complex’s longstanding polling sites. Comment
Government

Report shows that New York City poverty rates are down

Poverty rates across the city are down, Mayor Bill de Blasio said. Comments (1)
Long Island City

Long Island City girl, 14, missing since Friday: NYPD

Police were searching for a Long Island City girl who has been missing since Friday. Comment
Jamaica

Jamaica man sentenced for selling stolen vans: DA

Aziz Salaam, a South Road Jamaica resident, was sentenced to join two co-conspirators in jail last week for selling stolen Econoline vans, Ford’s E-Series of cargo vans, the Queens district attorney said. Comment

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Real Estate

LIC Partnership’s annual report shows “tremendous growth across all real estate sectors” in booming neighborhood

More than 6,200 new residential units are slated to come online in Long Island City within the next year, which will bring the total number of new apartments to nearly 22,000, according to the “LIC Neighborhood Snapshot,” an annual report presented by the Long Island City Partnership at its 13th-annual real estate breakfast last week. Comments (2)
Jamaica

Commuter van drivers protest Jamaica redevelopment

Members of the commuter van industry are infuriated about the redevelopment plans for Jamaica, which include an apartment complex being built by Sutphin Boulevard and a pedestrian plaza on Parsons Boulevard that will force them to operate at 153rd St. between Jamaica and Archer avenues. Comments (2)
Woodhaven

Woodhaven pop-up museum will launch in May

A pop-up museum on the history of Woodhaven is set to launch in May. Comment

Community leader Jack Friedman memorialized with street co-naming

Community leader Jack Friedman once again drew attention from Queens leaders with a street co-naming in his honor, three years after his death. Comment
Jamaica

Jamaica man pleads guilty to sex trafficking of teen girl: DA

A 29-year-old man from Jamaica pleaded guilty last week to sex trafficking a 14-year-old girl into prostitution, the Queens district attorney said. Comments (1)
Bayside

Bayside native brings vintage Vegas vibe to Studio 54

It was that unforgettable era of sex, swagger and swing – when Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin and Sammy Davis, Jr. were household names. Comment

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