Author: Czarinna

Bernie Sanders Pictured in Photos All Over Queens

Jan. 21, 2021 By Allie Griffin Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders was seen all over Queens yesterday. A photo of the 79-year-old sitting in a folding chair at the inauguration of President Joseph Biden in D.C. on Wednesday quickly went viral. Social media users edited the image of Sanders in a winter coat and patterned mittens… Read more »

Voter Registration Surge Stands to Shape This Year’s NYC Primary Election

This article was originally published on Jan 20 at 6:36pm EST by THE CITY Ann Choi and Josefa Velasquez, THE CITY When Sheila Lewandowski moved to Long Island City in the late 1990s, she appreciated the “sense of space and light” in the western Queens neighborhood, once defined by factories, warehouses, and a mix of… Read more »

Astoria Cocktail Bar to Hold Fundraiser To Celebrate Today’s Inauguration

Jan. 20, 2021 By Christina Santucci An Astoria cocktail bar is partnering with a local meat smoker for a popup event to celebrate today’s inauguration and raise money for a neighborhood volunteer group. The Inauguration BBQ at Sek’end Sun, located at 32-11 Broadway, will run from from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. Wednesday with 50… Read more »

City Council Candidate Comes Under Fire for Alleged Anti-Semitic Tweet

Jan. 19, 2021 By Allie Griffin A candidate for the city council seat representing Kew Gardens Hills has come under fire for an alleged anti-Semitic tweet she posted nearly five years ago. Moumita Ahmed, who’s running for the District 24 seat, allegedly replied to a Feb. 22, 2015 tweet that included a photoshopped image of… Read more »

Elizabeth Crowley Mulling Another Run For Queens Borough President

Jan. 20, 2021 By Christina Santucci Former Council Member Elizabeth Crowley said Tuesday that she is thinking about making another bid for Queens Borough President. “I feel like I have a lot to offer the borough in terms of what we have to do to get back on our feet,” she said. “I haven’t made… Read more »

Queens Small Business Program is Launched, Provides Grants of Up to $20K

Jan. 19, 2021 By Christina Santucci City and borough officials announced a new $15 million grant program Tuesday to help Queens small businesses that are struggling as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Queens Small Business Grant Program was launched today and provides up to $20,000 to each recipient, with the funding provided by… Read more »

Online Inauguration Celebration to Be Held Tonight By Queens Library

Jan. 19, 2021 By Christina Santucci A library in south Queens is holding an Inauguration Celebration this evening, on the eve of the swearing in of President-elect Joseph Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. The Dream to Read event will include multiple story times and feature readings from three books, “Joey: The Story of Joe… Read more »

Ridgewood Man Arrested for Threatening to Kill Democrats, Including AOC and Schumer

Jan. 19, 2021 By Christina Santucci A Ridgewood man, who went by “X-Ray Ultra” online, was arrested by federal officials after he allegedly called for public executions of Congress members including Queens Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, according to a criminal complaint filed in Brooklyn federal court. In the complaint, federal authorities accused Brendan Hunt, 37, of… Read more »

Van Bramer Officially Announces Run for Queens Borough President

Jan. 19, 2021 By Christina Santucci Three weeks after hinting to the Queens Post that he was considering running for Queens Borough President, Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer has launched his bid for the seat–announcing his run in a video posted to YouTube Tuesday morning. “It’s time for a new vision for Queens where working… Read more »

Local Sunnyside Pantry Asking For Donations Online

Jan. 14, 2021 By Christina Santucci Sunnyside Community Services (SCS) has launched a food drive for its two pop-up pantries in western Queens. The food drive is taking place this month and organizers hope to continue the collection through February. Each week between 400 to 500 families receive groceries from the pantries, which are located… Read more »