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Ramos: High School Design Will Change, Follows Heavy Criticism

June 14, 2020 By Christian Murray The rendering of a high school slated to go up on Northern Boulevard was released last week and its design was not lavished with praise. State Sen. Jessica Ramos, whose district borders the school site, as well as many residents said it looked like more like a jail than… Read more »

Pride Month in Queens to be Celebrated Online Thursday

June 14, 2020 By Michael Dorgan A virtual celebration to mark Pride Month in Queens will take place Thursday. Acting Queens Borough President Sharon Lee will host the online event via the video-conferencing application Zoom on June 18 at 2:00 p.m. The event will celebrate the LGBTQ community who typically put on parades and marches… Read more »

Proceeds from Sunday Drive-In Movie Night to Feed Queens Residents in Need

June 12, 2020 By Allie Griffin Queens residents can enjoy a drive-in movie in Long Island Sunday, while supporting their neighbors in need. The nonprofit Commonpoint Queens is hosting a drive-in screening of the 1996 hit Space Jam in Great Neck Sunday. Tickets cost $35 per car, with all proceeds going towards the Commonpoint Queens… Read more »

Man Wanted for Fatal Stabbing on Northern Boulevard Friday

June 14, 2020 By Christian Murray The police have released video surveillance of a man wanted for a fatal stabbing in Jackson Heights Friday. The footage is of a suspect who allegedly killed a 21-year-old man by stabbing him multiple times in the chest on Northern Boulevard Friday evening. Police responded to a call at… Read more »

Cuomo Signs Police Reform Bills Into Law

June 12, 2020 By Michael Dorgan Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a package of police reform bills into law Friday that seeks to improve relations between cops and the general public. The legislation, which was hurried through the state legislature earlier this week, will make police disciplinary records public, ban cops from using chokeholds on civilians… Read more »

Virtual Memorial Service to Honor Local COVID-19 Victims

June 12, 2020 By Michael Dorgan More than 100 western Queens residents who have died from COVID-19 will be honored during a virtual memorial service later this month. The event, titled Remembering Locals Lost to COVID-19, will take place via the video-conferencing application Zoom on June 28 at 2 p.m. The service seeks to honor… Read more »

Children’s Venue ‘Sunnyside Plays’ to Permanently Shutter in July

June 11, 2020 By Michael Dorgan A popular children’s indoor play venue and event space on 48th Avenue will shutter its doors next month after nearly four years in business. Sunnyside Plays, located at 43-09 48th Ave., will close on July 15 due to the current economic climate, co-owner Ed Kim announced Wednesday. “In the wake… Read more »

NYC Schools Advocacy Groups Call for Mayor to Remove NYPD from Schools

June 11, 2020 By Allie Griffin Two school advocacy groups are calling out the mayor for his refusal to pull police officers out of public schools. Yesterday, Mayor Bill de Blasio said that the more than 5,000 NYPD school safety agents should remain at city schools, when asked at a daily press briefing. “I personally… Read more »

Looking For Great Art? Head to Terminal B at LaGuardia Airport

June 11, 2020 Staff Report For years, LaGuardia Airport has been derided for traffic, noise, delays, and bad architecture, but the Queens transit hub is currently undergoing an $8 billion renovation that also includes filling Terminal B with public art. Thanks in large part to LaGuardia Gateway Partners, the Public Art Fund, and the Port… Read more »