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Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown announced Wednesday that he will not seek an eighth term in the office he has held since Gov. Mario Cuomo appointed him in June 1991. Comments (3)
A portion of Penelope Avenue in Middle Village will be closed to through traffic for 10 days starting, Jan. 9, as the city continues a major sewer and water main installation. Comment
A gas main burst from a wall collapse on Northern Boulevard between 112th Place at 114th Street in East Elmhurst last Friday, warranting a response from multiple agencies and possibly causing one non-life threatening injury. Comments (1)
Jackson Heights

Large Jackson Heights retail site sold for $7 million to real estate firm

Jackson Heights

Large Jackson Heights retail site sold for $7 million to real estate firm

A large retail property in Jackson Heights that’s home to Terraza 7, a popular bar featuring live music performances, has been sold for $7 million. Comment
Ozone Park

Fifth man arrested in connection with 2017 fatal shooting of Ozone Park business owner

Another man has been arrested in connection with the murder of an Ozone Park business owner in October 2017. Comment
New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer announced he would immediately start work on preventing residents at the Citylights co-op from losing their homes at a rally last week in Long Island City’s Gantry State Park. Comments (2)

Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019

Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Corey Johnson held a joint appearance Friday afternoon to roll out the city’s fair fare program and its efforts to address poverty through the development of a half-priced MetroCard for low-income New Yorkers. Comments (8)
Flushing ►Video

Armed robber who pistol-whipped Flushing victim tied to two other violent muggings in neighborhood: NYPD

A suspect who recently pistol-whipped a man and stole his cash on a dead-end block in Flushing has been tied to two other violent robberies in the neighborhood, according to authorities. Comments (3)
Flushing

NYPD continues search for Flushing woman who has been missing since Jan. 3

Qiuxia Li, 38, of 41-40 Union St., voluntarily left her residence Thursday, Jan. 3, at around 11 p.m. and has not been in contact with family members since, according to police. Comments (1)
Flushing

Flushing firehouse closed for cleaning after firefighter diagnosed with scabies

A scabies scare at a Flushing firehouse forced the FDNY to close down the station for disinfection. Comment
Cops were looking for a would-be robber who tried to hold up a bank in Astoria on Christmas Eve, but chickened out on the caper. Comment
Forest Hills ►Video

Young men ambush food deliveryman making a stop in Forest Hills: NYPD

Police released video footage Jan. 3 of three robbers who allegedly ambushed a food deliveryman making a stop at a Forest Hills apartment building on Christmas night. Comment

Monday, Jan. 7, 2019

With only four months to go before the Canarsie Tunnel was scheduled for closure for Superstorm Sandy-related repair, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is halting the plans in favor of weekend and overnight work instead. Comments (4)
Detectives from the 104th Precinct were looking for a man who they believe brewed up quite a caper on the Ridgewood/Glendale border: stealing approximately 3,500 cases of beer from a idle train car on a freight rail line. Comment
Jackson Heights

Jackson Heights cops help return stolen wheelchair to disabled teen

A disabled teenager in Jackson Heights has her wheelchair back and the NYPD have arrested the 34-year-old homeless woman who allegedly stole it on Christmas night. Comment
Astoria

Astoria fund-raiser to help fight cancer exceeds goals for sixth consecutive year

The online campaign that accompanied The Andy Mac & Friends holiday fund-raiser at Astoria’s Beans & Lager reached its goal last week. Comment
A bill that would initiate studies of the state’s coastlines to implement more effective flood mitigation measures and other storm damage prevention was vetoed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, inviting criticism from the law’s two main proponents: Queens state Sen. Joe Addabbo and state Assemblyman Brian Barnwell. Comment
Three people were recovering from injuries they sustained when a car crashed into a building in South Richmond Hill early Thursday morning, police said. Comment

Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019

Gov. Andrew Cuomo granted clemency to 29 people, including five from Queens, who have demonstrated substantial evidence of rehabilitation and a commitment to community crime reduction. Many of those receiving a pardon were facing the possibility of deportation due to their criminal record. Comments (6)
Following major upsets across the borough, some of the newest Queens lawmakers will be going to Albany and Washington, D.C., this month to focus on what they see as some of the biggest issues for their constituents. Comments (2)
Long Island City

Amazon deal in Long Island City sparks an even bigger boom for neighborhood real estate broker

It is an amazing time for Modern Spaces, the Long Island City-based real estate brokerage which just turned 10 years old and was in the process of a major expansion before Amazon would move its HQ2 campus to the neighborhood. Comments (2)
In less than two weeks, Lisa Gindi will be adding a touch of glamor to an annual Bayside art show. Comment
South Ozone Park

Tattooed man wanted in connection with raping of woman in South Ozone Park: NYPD

Police were looking for a tattooed man who they believe recently raped a woman in South Ozone Park. Comments (4)

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