Author: bparry

City seeks operator to revitalize Corona Plaza concession

Feb. 13, 2024 By Bill Parry The city has launched a search for an operator for the long-term outdoor vendor concession area in Corona Plaza. The Department of Transportation released a Request for Proposals (RFP) on Monday seeking an entity to manage the 15,000 square-foot plaza to ensure a vibrant, clean and safe concession area… Read more »

Jackson Heights man killed in hit-and-run crash on the Whitestone Expressway: NYPD

Feb. 13, 2024 By Bill Parry A Jackson Heights man was killed in a hit-and-run crash on the Whitestone Expressway in College Point on Saturday morning, police said. Officers from the 109th Precinct in Flushing responded to a 911 call of a multi-vehicle collision near Linden Place where they found 43-year-old David Berney unconscious and… Read more »

DA Katz continues crackdown on illegal motorbikes, takes another 133 scooters, mopeds off the streets of Woodside, Long Island City

Feb. 12, 2024 By Bill Parry Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz provided an update Friday on her ongoing crackdown with the NYPD on illegal scooters and mopeds in western Queens. Detectives from the DA’s office working with officers from the NYPD’s 108th Precinct in Long Island City and the 114th Precinct in Astoria searched 18… Read more »

More than 175 victims of massive five-alarm fire in Sunnyside retain Manhattan-based law firm to represent them

Feb. 6, 2024 By Bill Parry More than 175 tenants who were displaced from their Sunnyside apartment building following a massive five-alarm fire just days before Christmas are being represented by attorneys from the law firm of McLaughlin & Stern LLP. The Manhattan-based law firm, established in 1898, will represent the more than 175 victims… Read more »

Gospel music hall of famer Bishop Hezekiah Walker to headline benefit concert for NYC Kids RISE at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center in LIC

Feb. 6, 2024 By Bill Parry Multi-Grammy-award winner Bishop Hezekiah Walker and the Love Fellowship Tabernacle Choir will headline the Concert for College 2024 at the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center on Wednesday night to raise funds for the NYC Scholarship Accounts of students at nine Queens elementary schools through the Long Island City-based NYC Kids… Read more »