Author: Czarinna

Four-Alarm Fire Tears Through Several Businesses in Sunnyside

Aug. 12, 2021 By Allie Griffin A four-alarm fire tore through several businesses in Sunnyside Thursday morning. Flames broke out inside Taiyo Foods, a Japanese market located at 45-08 44th St., at around 7:20 a.m. The fire quickly spread to the four neighboring businesses housed within the same one-story building, FDNY officials said. The fire… Read more »

National Night Out Against Crime to Take Place Across Queens Tuesday

Aug. 2, 2021 By Michael Dorgan Police precincts throughout Queens and across the city will celebrate the annual National Night Out Against Crime Aug. 3. Each precinct in Queens has an event planned where police officers will join residents to celebrate the neighborhood that they serve. Residents will get a chance to meet personnel from… Read more »

Voter Turnout Surged in AOC’s Queens and Dropped Where COVID Raged Worst

This article was originally published by The City on June 28 at 11:17 a.m. EST BY ANN CHOI AND JOSEFA VELASQUEZ At least 1 million New Yorkers — nearly three of ten registered voters — participated in the primary election, a far stronger showing than when the mayor’s job and most City Council seats were last up… Read more »

Does Sunnyside Have a World Famous Chef? If so, Vote Here

March 1, 2021 By Christina Santucci A Sunnyside restaurant owner is hoping to get enough online votes to become the world’s Favorite Chef. Vincenzo Garofalo from Senso Unico was ranked third as of Sunday in his group in the virtual competition, with the current round scheduled to end Thursday evening. Each week, the number of… Read more »

Catalina Cruz Endorses Shekar Krishnan For 25th District Council Seat

Feb. 9, 2021 By Christina Santucci Assembly Member Catalina Cruz has endorsed City Council candidate Shekar Krishnan for the 25th district council seat now held by Danny Dromm. “I am proud to support Shekar because he has been helping build a coalition for progressive change in Jackson Heights and Elmhurst for years,” the assemblywoman tweeted… Read more »

Meng Seeks Constitutional Amendment to Lower Voting Age to 16

Feb. 4, 2021 By Christian Murray Congresswoman Grace Meng has introduced legislation that aims to lower the voting age in the United States to 16 years old. The measure seeks to replace the 26th amendment and permit 16 and 17-year olds to vote. The amendment would require passage by two thirds of the House and… Read more »

Homeless Man Sentenced to 17 Years in Prison for Fatal Stabbing in Jackson Heights

Feb. 3, 2021 By Christian Murray A homeless man was sentenced to 17 years in prison today after pleading guilty to manslaughter for the stabbing death of a 25-year-old man in Jackson Heights in 2018. John Daves, 34, who pleaded guilty to first degree manslaughter in December 2020, fatally stabbed Miguel Angel Becerra-Perez, after getting… Read more »

Group of Men Attack E-Bike Rider in Jackson Heights, Take His Bike

Feb. 3, 2021 By Christian Murray The police are looking for five men wanted for attacking a 40-year-old man and stealing his e-bike in Jackson Heights last month. The NYPD released photos of two of the suspects today in connection to the robbery that took place on the corner of Roosevelt Avenue and 74th Street… Read more »

Astoria Cat Rescuer Raises $1,350 Selling Bernie Sanders Doll

Feb. 2, 2021 By Christina Santucci An Astoria cat rescuer raised more than $1,000 by raffling off a crocheted Bernie Sanders doll — with a cat and a throne added to his iconic inauguration outfit. Alexia Vullis said when she saw memes of Sanders go viral, she asked her mother, Judith, to whip up a… Read more »