Author: Allie Griffin

New Affordable Housing Lottery Opens in North Corona

Oct. 29, 2019 By Allie Griffin Two apartments in a newly-constructed North Corona building are now on offer through the city’s affordable housing lottery. Two one-bedrooms units will be awarded to lottery winners for $1,700 a month in a new building at 105-05 Northern Blvd. Applications for the units are open to households of one… Read more »

Police Searching for Scooter-Riding Bandit in Elmhurst and Corona

Oct. 29, 2019 By Allie Griffin Police are searching for a scooter-riding bandit who robbed three people in Elmhurst and Corona this month. In three separate incidents, the bandit rode up to victims on a red and yellow scooter, asked if they were gang members and stated he had a firearm while demanding cash and… Read more »

50-Year-Old Man Fatally Struck by Car in East Elmhurst Sunday

Oct. 28, 2019 By Allie Griffin A 50-year-old man from Jamaica Hills was fatally struck by a car while crossing Astoria Boulevard in East Elmhurst Sunday morning. German Gutierrez was attempting to cross the boulevard north to south near 93rd Street at about 7 a.m. when a 66-year-old man driving a 2016 Lexus SUV westbound… Read more »

The Jackson Heights Economy is Thriving, Buoyed By Immigrants: Report

Oct. 24, 2019 By Allie Griffin Jackson Heights has outperformed other New York City neighborhoods economically thanks to its large immigrant population, according to a new report released today. Since the end of the 2009 recession, Jackson Heights has seen an influx of local businesses and employment and the area’s large, vibrant immigrant community is… Read more »

Ramos Introduces Bill Requiring MTA Police to Wear Body Cams

Oct. 24, 2019 By Allie Griffin State Senator Jessica Ramos is calling for Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) police officers to wear body cameras and has introduced legislation today to make the requirement a law. The legislation would mandate that MTA cops wear body cameras capable of both audio and video recording. The legislation follows the authority’s… Read more »

Bronx Council Member to Challenge AOC in Democratic Primary

Oct. 14, 2019 By Allie Griffin A longtime city councilman and self-proclaimed “centrist” from the Bronx will challenge Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the democratic primary, according to reports.  Council Member Fernando Cabrera has told several outlets that he will run against Ocasio-Cortez for her Congressional District 14 seat, which includes parts of the east Bronx… Read more »

Nearly 250 Corona Public School Students Received Additional Funds for College

Oct. 14, 2019 By Allie Griffin A number of first- and second-graders at a Corona elementary school are a little closer to financing their college educations, thanks to some extra funds going into their college savings accounts. The students at P.S. 92 Harry T. Stewart Sr. will split a $15,000 contribution donated by local New… Read more »

Pedestrian Struck by Car on Queens Boulevard in Elmhurst: FDNY

Oct. 10, 2019 By Allie Griffin A pedestrian was struck by a car this morning in Elmhurst, according to the FDNY. Just before 8 a.m., a car hit the pedestrian at the busy intersection of Queens Boulevard and 51st Avenue. EMS transported the victim to Elmhurst Hospital in an unknown condition, fire officials said. Details… Read more »