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New lighting to come to Roosevelt Ave., in effort to combat crime

May 28, By Michael Florio

As a mean to increase public safety, new lampposts and LED lights are being installed along Roosevelt Avenue from 90th Street to 111th Street.

The new lighting will replace the current fixtures, thereby increasing visibility underneath the elevated No.…

Suspect wanted for fatal shooting on Roosevelt Avenue arrested, police say

May 18, By Michael Florio

The suspect wanted for a fatal shooting on Roosevelt Avenue two weeks ago has been arrested.

Raul Zamora, 33, was arrested Saturday in connection to the May 5 shooting death of Jorge Manzanarez, which took place near the intersection of Roosevelt Ave and 93rd Street.…

Brazilian restaurant to open on Roosevelt Ave.

May 15, By Michael Florio

A Brazilian buffet/restaurant is about to open on Roosevelt Avenue.

Aroma Brazil, located at 75-13 Roosevelt Ave, is expected to open on June 8th and will focus on Brazilian barbeque, according to owner Sydney Costa.…

Jackson Heights rental prices surge, 2 bdrms go for $2,400

May 14, By Michael Florio
Rental prices are on the rise in Jackson Heights. The average rental price in the neighborhood increased 7.45 percent for the month of April compared to March, according to a MNS Real Estate report.…

City comptroller rejects Pan American shelter contract

May 12, By Michael Florio

Plans to convert the former Pan America Hotel into a permanent homeless shelter remain uncertain after Comptroller Scott Stringer rejected a contract Monday citing concerns for residents’ safety.

The Department of Homeless Services and the non-profit group Samaritan Village had entered into a 5-year contract to turn the 79-00 Queens Blvd hotel building into a permanent transitional housing shelter.…

Police search for 61-year-old who exposed himself on No. 7 train

May 6, By Michael Florio

Police are searching for a 61-year-old man who allegedly flashed a female victim on the 7-train last week.

The suspect, identified as Roger Almeida, was riding the Manhattan-bound 7-train on April 26th, when he exposed himself to a 31-year-old female victim at 3:30 pm.…

Dromm suggests constructing a school at site of old White Castle offices

May 5, By Michael Florio

A new school might be on the horizon in Jackson Heights.

Councilman Daniel Dromm has been in discussions with the School Construction Authority (SCA) about building a school at the old White Castle Headquarters at 69-01 34th Avenue.…

Man fatally shot on Roosevelt Ave. Tuesday

May 6, By Michael Florio

The police are searching for a suspect who shot and killed a man on Roosevelt Avenue yesterday.

Police discovered a 38-year-old male with a gunshot wound to the torso Tuesday at about 2:20 pm.…

Man grabs woman’s buttocks on No. 7 train, cops seek information

April 27, By Michael Florio

Police are searching for a man who allegedly groped a female rider on the 7 train this weekend.

The incident occurred Saturday afternoon at around 3:30 pm, when the suspect grabbed a 23-year-old female’s buttocks near the 74th Street and Broadway 7-train station.…