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Brooklyn Activist Emily Gallagher Unseats Long-Time Assembly Member Joe Lentol

July 23, 2020 By Allie Griffin Brooklyn activist Emily Gallagher has unseated 46-year incumbent Joe Lentol to represent Greenpoint and Williamsburg in a stunning defeat. Gallagher beat out Lentol, one of the longest-serving members of the State Assembly, with the support of absentee voters in the Democratic primary for the 50th Assembly District. She trailed… Read more »

New Smart Garbage Cans Put Down at LIC Waterfront to Tackle Litter Problem

July 22, 2020 By Michael Dorgan  Several garbage cans have been installed at Hunters Point South Park that aim to tackle the waterfront’s unprecedented litter problem. The Hunters Point Parks Conservancy announced that four “Bigbelly” garbage cans were put into operation Tuesday and three more are expected to arrive early next month. The trash cans… Read more »

Queens Gun Trafficking Ring Dismantled, Four Arrested: DA

July 22, 2020 By Allie Griffin A gun trafficking ring in Queens has been dismantled after its ringleaders were arrested Tuesday. Three Queens residents who oversaw the operation were arrested and arraigned Tuesday for smuggling guns from Virginia to New York, Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced. A Virginia man was also arrested Tuesday as… Read more »

Ample Hills Creamery to Reopen Astoria Store Thursday

July 22, 2020 By Christian Murray Ample Hills Creamery, the popular ice cream purveyor, is reopening its Astoria store Thursday after its exit from bankruptcy. The company is reopening two other stores tomorrow—one in Prospect Heights and the other in Chelsea. The openings represent the first steps taken by Schmitt Industries, an Oregon-based company that… Read more »

Newcomer Mamdani Beats Incumbent Simotas for Astoria Assembly Seat

July 22, 2020 By Allie Griffin Progressive newcomer and housing counselor Zohran Mamdani has beaten incumbent Aravella Simotas in a close Democratic primary to represent Astoria in the State Assembly. Simotas — who was first elected in 2010 — conceded to the first-time candidate and Democratic Socialists of America member today. “I congratulate @ZohranKMamdani for… Read more »

Drive-In Movie Series Coming to Flushing Meadows Corona Park

July 22, 2020 By Allie Griffin A new drive-in movie series is coming to Flushing Meadows Corona Park next month to offer Queens residents a safe film screening experience with a retro flair. Rooftop Films is partnering with the Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI) and the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) to bring… Read more »

Multiple Suspects Wanted For Drive-by Shootout in Astoria Sunday: NYPD

July 22, 2020 By Michael Dorgan Police are searching for a number of suspects following a drive-by shootout in Astoria early Sunday morning. The driver of a white SUV pulled up alongside two men in the vicinity of 36th Street and 28th Avenue at around 3:50 a.m. and an occupant inside the car fired off… Read more »