Author: Allie Griffin

Jackson Heights Street Co-Named After the Late Sen. José Peralta

Oct. 7, 2019 By Allie Griffin Dozens of community members and local elected officials joined together in Jackson Heights Sunday for a special street co-naming ceremony to remember the late State Senator José Peralta who passed away last fall. On Sunday, Oct. 6, 79th Street between 37th Avenue and 35th Avenue in Jackson Heights was… Read more »

Teens Wanted for Burglary and Arson of North Corona Church

Oct. 4, 2019 By Allie Griffin The NYPD is looking for two teenagers who are wanted for burglary and arson after they broken into a North Corona church’s shed and lit a piece of cloth on fire last month. On Sep. 10 at 12:44 a.m., the two boys entered Our Lady of Sorrows Roman Catholic… Read more »

Teen Forcibly Touched by Man on Bike in North Corona: Police

Oct. 1, 2019 By Allie Griffin The police are looking for bicyclist who allegedly grabbed a teen’s buttocks last week in North Corona. On Sept. 24 at about midnight, an unknown male bicyclist approached an 18-year-old girl and grabbed her buttocks near 37th Avenue and 94th Street in North Corona, according to police. The victim… Read more »

Fast Fashion Chain Forever21 Bankrupt; Fate of Queens Stores Unknown

Sept. 30, 2019 By Allie Griffin The fast fashion chain Forever21 filed for bankruptcy protection Sunday and announced it would close a number of stores in the U.S. and other countries. The company announced that it will shut up to 178 stores in the U.S. and up to 350 overall, according to the New York Times, but the… Read more »

NYC and State Invest $1M to Provide Legal Services for Immigrants Facing Deportation

Sept. 30, 2019 By Allie Griffin New York City together with the state has invested $1 million for legal services for immigrants who are facing imminent deportation, the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA) announced last week. The investment will support the work of the new Rapid Response Legal Collaborative (RRLC), a coalition of immigrant… Read more »

Motorcyclist Killed in Early Morning Traffic Collision in East Elmhurst

Sept. 30, 2019 By Allie Griffin A motorcyclist is dead after colliding into another vehicle early Sunday morning in East Elmhurst. At 4:39 a.m. Sunday, police responded to a motor vehicle collision at 83rd Street and 31st Avenue, where they found a 25-year-old man lying on the road with trauma about his head and body… Read more »

Man Fatally Stabbed in North Corona Sunday: NYPD

Sept. 30, 2019 By Allie Griffin A 22-year-old man was fatally stabbed in North Corona just after midnight Sunday, according to the NYPD. Around 12:38 a.m., police responded to a 911 call and found Roque Alvarez Montes unconscious and unresponsive near 37th Avenue and 97th Street — just steps from his home. He had stab… Read more »

67-Year-Old Woman Repeatedly Punched in Face at Roosevelt Avenue Station

Sept. 25, 2019 By Allie Griffin A 67-year-old woman was repeatedly punched in the face by another woman inside the Roosevelt Avenue – Jackson Heights subway station two weeks ago. On Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 3:15 p.m. the victim was switching trains inside the station when she got involved in a dispute with another woman,… Read more »

East Elmhurst’s Gorman Playground to Get $4.6 Million Upgrade

Sept. 19, 2019 By Allie Griffin A beloved East Elmhurst playground will be getting some major upgrades thanks to $4.6 million in funding from the city council — and the public will get to weigh in on what those upgrades will be. The Parks Department will host a scoping hearing on the evening of Oct…. Read more »