Author: Czarinna

Video of NYPD Cop Kneeling on Man’s Neck Surfaces, Queens DA Investigating

Jan. 7, 2021 By Michael Dorgan The Queens District Attorney’s Office is investigating a case of possible police brutality after a video surfaced of an NYPD officer kneeling on a man’s neck in Jamaica Saturday – a maneuver banned by the City Council following the death of George Floyd in May. The investigation follows video… Read more »

NYPD Release Video of Suspect Wanted for Grabbing Woman’s Buttocks on 7 Train

Jan. 7, 2021 By Christian Murray Police released video of man wanted for grabbing a 23-year-old woman’s buttocks on the 7 train in Flushing last month. The suspect allegedly approached the woman at around 9:40 p.m. inside the train while it was at the Flushing-Main Street station—the end of the line. The suspect then fled… Read more »

Podcast: We Talk To Jimmy Van Bramer About 2020; The Candidates Looking to Replace Him; and His Potential Run for Queens BP

Jan. 6, 2021 By Christian Murray Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer released his 2020 annual report Tuesday. We talk to Van Bramer in a podcast about the report, as well as his potential run for Queens Borough President. The council member discusses the challenges his constituents have faced following the outbreak of COVID-19 and what… Read more »

Piece of Sunnyside History is Gone, VFW Post Closes After 90 Years

Jan. 4, 2021 By Christian Murray A Sunnyside institution came to an end last week, with the local Veterans of Foreign Wars post officially closing after being in the neighborhood for nearly 90 years. The John Vincent Daniels Jr. VFW Post, or Post 2813, officially shut down its 43-53 43rd St. location on Dec. 31. The… Read more »

Community Fridge in East Elmhurst Destroyed Friday Night, Residents Donate More Than $20K Within Hours to Restock It

Jan. 2, 2021 By Christian Murray The community fridge outside State Sen. Jessica Ramos’ office in East Elmhurst was destroyed overnight Friday—but within 12 hours her constituents donated over $20,000 to have it repaired and restocked. Ramos took to twitter Saturday morning to express her outrage that the fridge outside her 32-37 Junction Blvd. had… Read more »

Mayor Extends Open Storefronts Program Through September 2021

Dec. 30, 2020 By Christian Murray The mayor announced Tuesday that the city is extending a pilot program that allows storefront owners to sell goods on the sidewalk. The initiative, dubbed the Open Storefronts program, was launched at the end of October and will now be in operation until Sept. 30, 2021. The program is… Read more »

New York to Ban Most Evictions, Aims to Protect Tenants Facing Hardship

Dec. 28, 2020 By Christian Murray The New York State legislature is set to pass a bill Monday that would block the eviction of struggling New Yorkers until May 1. Elected officials are convening a special session to pass the COVID-19 Emergency Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention Act that aims to help residents remain in their… Read more »