Author: Czarinna

Local Leaders Pan Trump’s ‘Public Charge’ Rule

Aug. 13, 2019 By Shane O’Brien Several elected officials have condemned the Trump Administration’s new “Public Charge Rule” which will reject green card applications for legal immigrants who rely on public assistance. Congresswoman Grace Meng, Council Member Daniel Dromm and New York State Attorney General Letitia James have all publicly criticized the ruling, which makes… Read more »

Queens Subway Stations in Disrepair, Worse than Other Boroughs: Report

Aug. 13, 2019 By Christian Murray The subway stations in Queens are in a state of disrepair and a new report released by the state comptroller’s office indicates that nearly half the structural components—such as stairs, platforms and ventilators—are worn out or damaged. The report, released by New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli on Friday,… Read more »

Jackson Heights has the Healthiest Retail Among 24 NYC Neighborhoods: Report

Aug. 8, 2019 By Allie Griffin According to a new report on storefront vacancy, three Queens neighborhoods have healthy and robust retail economies and Jackson Heights has the lowest percentage of vacant storefronts among the 24 New York City neighborhoods studied in the report. The report, titled Assessing Storefront Vacancy in NYC, released by the… Read more »

Another Victim Dead from July’s East Elmhurst Home Arson

Aug. 8, 2019 By Allie Griffin The deadly fire set by a house guest in an East Elmhurst home last month claimed yet another victim Tuesday as 35-year-old Elizabeth Rodriguez succumbed to her injuries.  David Abreu Nuñez, 23, was offered a place to stay when the homeowners said he had nowhere else to go, but… Read more »

Woman Stabbed to Death inside Jackson Heights Salon Wednesday

Aug. 8, 2019 By Allie Griffin A 35-year-old woman was stabbed to death inside a Jackson Heights salon Wednesday evening, police said. At about 7 p.m., police were called to 93-05 37th Ave. and found the woman lying on the ground with multiple stab wounds to her torso, according to police. She was taken to… Read more »

Share your Input on the Subway with Elected Officials Thursday

Aug. 7, 2019 By Allie Griffin Queens straphangers have the chance to voice their opinions and feedback on New York City’s subway directly to elected officials Thursday as part of the third annual “24-Hour Transit Tour.” For two days from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., the city’s Council Transportation Committee Chair Ydanis Rodriguez, Council Speaker… Read more »

Cabán Concedes to Katz in Queens DA Primary Race

Aug. 7, 2019 By Allie Griffin The fierce six-weeks-long battle between Public Defender Tiffany Cabán and Queens Borough President Melinda Katz has finally ended when Cabán conceded in the DA primary race Tuesday. After she failed to win back enough ballots to surpass Katz’s narrow lead in a court decision yesterday, Cabán announced her concession… Read more »

Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Disinfected After 32 People Become Ill

Aug. 6, 2019 By Max Murray Parts of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park have been sanitized following a Shigellosis outbreak that infected 32 people. In mid-July, during the blistering heat wave, scores of Queens parents took their children to cool down in the water sprinklers across NYC parks. However, many parents who took their children to Flushing… Read more »

National Night Out Against Crime to Take Place Across Queens Tuesday

Aug.5, 2019 By Max Murray Police precincts throughout Queens and across the city will celebrate the annual National Night Out Against Crime Tuesday. Each precinct in Queens has an event planned where police officers will join residents to celebrate the neighborhood that they serve. The National Night Out Against Crime, founded by the National Association… Read more »