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State Suspends Liquor Licenses of Jackson Heights and Ozone Park Restaurants for COVID-19 Violations

July 27, 2020 By Allie Griffin Two Jackson Heights restaurants and an Ozone Park eatery have had their liquor licenses suspended for failing to meet coronavirus prevention requirements. The State Liquor Authority (SLA) suspended the licenses of Guaro’s Tapas Bar Lounge, at 86-01 Northern Blvd. in Jackson Heights; Kandela, at 150-03 Cross Bay Boulevard in… Read more »

Police Arrest Suspect Wanted for Attempted Rape in Forest Park

July 27, 2020 By Allie Griffin Police arrested a 32-year-old homeless man today for attempting to rape a woman in Forest Park over the weekend. Officers cuffed Cuauhtemoc Cardenas today at 2:30 p.m. on charges of attempted rape, strangulation and assault for the July 25 incident. Cardenas allegedly attacked a 51-year-old woman who was walking… Read more »

Two Sunnyside Businesses Burglarized as Incidents Spike

July 27, 2020 By Michael Dorgan Two Sunnyside businesses were broken into last week as the number of reported burglaries in the precinct spike. Sunnyside Pizza, located at 40-01 Queens Blvd., was hit on July 25 at around 9:30 p.m. when a suspect broke through the glass front door, police said. The thief rummaged through… Read more »

Nearly Half of Queens Residents Have Yet to Respond to the Census

July 27, 2020 By Allie Griffin Nearly half of Queens residents have still not completed the 2020 Census more than four months after it was opened for responses. The borough has a self response rate of about 54 percent, according to Census map data. The number is below New York State’s total response rate of… Read more »

Petition Launched to Co-Name Woodside Street ‘Little Manila Avenue’

July 27, 2020 By Christian Murray An online petition has been launched calling for a stretch of Roosevelt Avenue in Woodside to be co-named “Little Manila” Avenue. Advocates want a street sign installed at the intersection of Roosevelt Avenue and 70th Street as a way to pay tribute to the contribution Filipinos have made to… Read more »

OP-ED: Further Actions Legislators Can Take To Reform the NYPD

July 27, 2020 Op-Ed By: Heajin-Hailie Kim Amidst calls for legislative change surrounding the police, there have been many issues addressed by the New York City Council: reallocating a billion dollars from the New York Police Department into education, housing and social services. While these are important steps to take in reforming the NYPD, there… Read more »

Claret Wine Bar Reopens After Lockdown With New Look and Plenty of Seating

July 27, 2020 By Asha MacKay After 12 years in business, Claret Wine Bar in Sunnyside has undergone a makeover. The popular wine and tapas spot—located on the corner of Skillman Avenue and 46th Street–was closed for nearly four months but reopened two weeks ago after co-owners Jean Clancy and Niall Costello gave it a… Read more »

Queens Public Library to Reopen Eight More Branches in August

July 27, 2020 By Allie Griffin The Queens Public Library (QPL) will reopen a second batch of branches in August after reopening a handful of sites earlier this month. The library system will reopen eight additional locations for “to-go” service on Aug. 10, bringing the total number of open branches to 15. The first seven… Read more »

Man Shot Dead in Woodhaven Home Sunday: NYPD

July 27, 2020 By Michael Dorgan A 40-year-old man is dead after being shot inside a Woodhaven home Sunday. Police responded to a 911 call of a shooting at 84-12 91st Ave. at 2:13 p.m. and upon arrival discovered a man with a gunshot wound to his back. The victim, Shaka Ifill, was still alive… Read more »