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Wholesaler Accused of Price-Gouging, Sells Lysol at Inflated Prices: AG

May 28, 2020 By Allie Griffin A wholesale grocery distributor sold more than 46,000 cans of Lysol disinfectant spray to New York grocery and discount stores at excessive prices, including several in Queens — and is now paying the price with a lawsuit from the state. New York Attorney General Letitia James slapped a lawsuit… Read more »

Police Rule Death of Homeless Man Found in North Corona a Homicide

May 28, 2020 By Michael Dorgan A homeless man was found dead in the rear yard of a North Corona home Sunday and police have ruled it a homicide. Terrazas Galinda, 25, was discovered unconscious and unresponsive in the backyard at 37-82 101 St. just before noon on May 24, according to police. EMS pronounced Galinda… Read more »

Drive-In Movies Coming to Northeast Queens This Summer

May 28, 2020 By Michael Dorgan, Queens business leaders and an elected official will not let shuttered theaters stop residents from enjoying a night at the movies this summer. Council Member Paul Vallone has teamed up with real estate firm Cord Meyer Development and the Queens Chamber of Commerce to host a series of socially… Read more »

De Blasio Signs Relief Bills Into Law, Aims to Help Small Businesses

May 27, 2020 By Michael Dorgan The mayor has signed several new bills into law to support small businesses during the COVID-19 shutdown. Mayor Bill de Blasio signed the legislation Tuesday after the City Council passed the relief measures earlier this month. The legislation slaps price caps on third-party food delivery services and extends the suspension of… Read more »

City’s Delay in Opening a COVID-19 Test Site in Rockaways Cost Lives: Richards

May 27, 2020 By Allie Griffin The city opened its first COVID-19 testing site in Far Rockaway yesterday, nearly three months after the start of the pandemic — a delay a local council member said cost lives. City Council Member Donovan Richards who represents the hard-hit neighborhood said many lives could have been spared from… Read more »

New York City is ‘$9 Billion in the Hole,’ Mayor Says

May 27, 2020 By Allie Griffin New York City faces a whopping $9 billion deficit due to the economic fallout of the coronavirus, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today. The budget hole was originally estimated to be around $7.4 billion through to June 30, 2021 — but has widened by another $1.6 billion, the mayor… Read more »

Astoria Restaurant Offering Drag Queen Performance With Food Deliveries

May 27, 2020 By Michael Dorgan An Astoria restaurant is launching a new food delivery service with a twist. Fresco’s Cantina, a Mexican fusion restaurant located at 12-14 31st Ave., tested out a drag queen delivery service recently and will formally roll out the service on May 31. Drag queens will deliver food and drinks… Read more »

Alternate Side Parking Suspended Through June 7

May 27, 2020 By Allie Griffin Alternate side parking is suspended once again during the coronavirus pandemic. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday that alternate side parking rules will be suspended through June 7. “It brings out a lot of feeling and a lot of emotion in New Yorkers — that is any time that… Read more »