Author: Czarinna

VIDEO: Teenager’s Face Slashed And Bicycle Stolen Outside Flushing Restaurant

Dec. 8, 2020 By Christian Murray A teenager’s face was slashed and his bicycle stolen during a violent robbery on a Flushing street last month, according to police. The victim, 18, was standing next to his bicycle outside a Chinese restaurant, located at 135-45 Roosevelt Ave., when a man started talking to him at around… Read more »

Eight-Story Development Planned for Woodhaven Boulevard in Rego Park

Dec. 4, 2020 By Christian Murray A developer has filed plans to construct an 8-story, 92-unit building on the corner of Woodhaven Boulevard and 68th Road in Rego Park. The building would go up at 68-19 Woodhaven Blvd. and the plan involves the demolition of a building that contains a florist/garden center as well as… Read more »

Phipps’ Rezoning Application Faces Headwinds, Developer Slammed at Public Hearing

Nov. 19, 2020 By Christian Murray A non-profit development group that seeks to build a 7-story affordable housing complex in Sunnyside came under heavy fire at a public hearing Wednesday night. Phipps Houses, which owns and manages the Phipps Gardens Apartment complex in Sunnyside, was lambasted at the hearing by its existing tenants after presenting… Read more »

De Blasio Warns That NYC Schools Could Close as Soon as Monday

Nov. 13, 2020 By Christian Murray Mayor Bill De Blasio warned today that New York City schools could close for in-person learning as soon as Monday amid a spike in COVID-19 infections. The mayor told parents to brace themselves for closures during an appearance on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show this morning. He said parents with… Read more »

Competition to Help Startup Businesses in Queens Begins, $10K in Grants on Offer

Nov. 9, 2020 By Christian Murray An annual competition that aims to help startup business owners in Queens flourish—with grants of up to $10,000—kicked off earlier this month. The competition, called StartUp! and spearheaded by the Queens Economic Development Corporation, provides business owners with free instruction, one-on-one consultation with advisers, and thousands in grants. The… Read more »