Author: bparry

Gianaris announces $365K in funding to combat gun violence at the Woodside Houses

After several high-profile shootings in and around the Woodside Houses, state Sen. Michael Gianaris announced he secured $365,000 in funding for Community Capacity Development (CCD) to fight gun violence at the NYCHA development. “Making our communities safe starts with empowering our neighbors to lead and investing in proven tools to interrupt violence and prevent disruption… Read more »

Court Square subway rider attacked by man using odd choice of weapon: NYPD

July 14, 2023 By Bill Parry A G-train rider was attacked inside a Court Square subway station late last month and suffered a head injury after he was assaulted by a man using an unusual weapon. The 41-year-old victim was on the mezzanine level of the Court Square-23rd Street station complex at around 7 p.m…. Read more »

Stranger gropes on-duty school crossing guard in North Corona: NYPD

July 7, 2023 By Bill Parry Police from the 115th Precinct in Jackson Heights are looking for a suspect who menaced an on-duty school crossing guard in North Corona late last month. The incident occurred around 2:40 p.m. on Thursday, June 29, as the woman was watching over the neighborhood’s children at the corner of… Read more »

DOT truck explodes on Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City: FDNY

July 5, 2023 By Bill Parry An explosion stunned lunchtime crowds along Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City Wednesday afternoon. A truck from the city’s Department of Transportation was parked on Vernon near 47th Avenue when it caught fire and exploded just after 1 p.m. on July 5. The four DOT employees who were working… Read more »