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Family-Run Flushing Business Supplies Community During Pandemic

May 29, 2020 By Allie Griffin A family-run drug and hardware store continues to supply the Flushing community during the coronavirus pandemic that has devastated Queens. Raindew Family Centers and Pharmacy — which has served Flushing for more than five decades — has not closed for a single day since the pandemic began. The local… Read more »

New York City On Track to Reopen June 8: Cuomo

May 29, 2020 By Allie Griffin New York City is on track to reopen in about two weeks, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today. The city will begin reopening June 8, Cuomo said at his daily coronavirus briefing, where he was joined by the mayor via a live video feed. “We are on track to open… Read more »

LIC Post ‘Virtual 5K’ Kicks Off June 6

May 29, 2020 By Allie Griffin The fifth annual LIC Post 5K kicks off next month with a “virtual run” supporting the Hunters Point Parks Conservancy. The 5K typically brings more than 1,500 runners to the Long Island City waterfront each year, as well as hundreds of kids who participate in children’s dashes along Center… Read more »

Forest Hills Diner Shutters After 10 Year Run

May 29, 2020 By Michael Dorgan  A local diner has shuttered after a last-ditch effort to salvage the business fell short. The Forest Hills Diner, located at 68-60 Austin St., closed last week after the economic fallout from COVID-19 ended its 10-year run. The long time owner Benito Galvan decided to quit the business in… Read more »

City Council Axes Terms ‘Alien’ and ‘Illegal Immigrant’ on Official Documents

May 29, 2020 By Allie Griffin The City Council voted to axe the terms “alien” and “illegal immigrant” from all official city documents, laws and rules Thursday. The terms are offensive and discriminatory toward undocumented immigrants, said Elmhurst Council Member Francisco Moya, who introduced the bill in January. The term to replace the phrases will… Read more »

Manhattan-Based Vegan Chain Launches New Delivery Service Into Queens

May 28, 220 By Michael Dorgan  A popular Manhattan-based vegan and kosher restaurant chain is now delivering to sections of Queens for the very first time. Beyond Sushi, which has seven locations spread across Manhattan, launched a new delivery service to residents of Long Island City and surrounding neighborhoods on Thursday. The company will be… Read more »

City Council Introduces Outdoor Dining Bill, Aims to Help Restaurants Stay Afloat

May 29, 2020 By Allie Griffin Council Speaker Corey Johnson introduced legislation Thursday that would require the city to open up sidewalks and street space for outdoor dining, with the aim of helping restaurants get through the coronavirus pandemic. The legislation — sponsored by several council members including Donovan Richards and Jimmy Van Bramer —… Read more »

Businesses Can Turn Away Customers Who Refuse to Wear a Mask: Cuomo

May 28, 2020 By Allie Griffin New York businesses will soon be able to turn away customers who aren’t wearing a mask. Governor Andrew Cuomo said he would be signing an executive order today giving businesses the right to boot out any customer who refuses to wear a mask. The new directive, referred to as… Read more »

Two Men Wanted For Robbing Sunnyside Pharmacy Tuesday

May 28, 2020 By Michael Dorgan Police are searching for two men who robbed a Sunnyside pharmacy Tuesday and stole drugs. The suspects allegedly entered Greenpoint Pharmacy, located at 40-26 Greenpoint Ave., at around 12:31 p.m. before going behind the counter area and stealing two bottles of prescription drugs. Police said that when the men… Read more »

NYPD to Crack Down on Bars in Astoria and LIC That let Patrons Congregate

May 28, 2020 By Allie Griffin The city is sending more police officers to patrol the bars and restaurants in Astoria and Long Island City to enforce social distancing. The mayor said that the two neighborhoods are among nine “bar-heavy” districts across the five boroughs that will see more cops. Last week Mayor Bill de… Read more »