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Queens District Attorney Forms Violent Crimes Bureau

June 23, 2020 By Allie Griffin Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced Monday that her office has formed a violent crimes bureau to prosecute street gangs, drug traffickers and firearms dealers. The newly-created Violent Criminal Enterprises Bureau combines the former Narcotics Investigations and Gang Violence bureaus. The unit focuses on identifying organized criminal activity in… Read more »

Playgrounds Open Today, While Dog Runs and Sports Facilities Remain Closed

June 22, 2020 By Allie Griffin Playgrounds opened for New York City children today, but Big Apple pups will have to wait longer to play inside public dog runs. Playgrounds reopened today as the city entered Phase Two of the reopening plan, while other defined spaces inside city parks remain closed — including dog runs… Read more »

Man Attacked, Robbed of Cell Phone and Wallet in Jackson Heights: NYPD

June 22 2020, By Michael Dorgan Police are searching for a suspect who attacked a man and stole his cell phone and wallet in Jackson Heights earlier this month. The 54-year-old victim was walking in front of 35-45 90th St. on June 11 at around 3:30 a.m. when the suspect walked past him, turned around,… Read more »

Man Fatally Struck by 7 Train at Queensboro Plaza Sunday

June 22, 2020 By Michael Dorgan A man was struck and killed by a 7 train at the Queensboro Plaza subway station Sunday night, MTA officials and the police said. The 30-old-victim fell in front of a Manhattan-bound 7 train at around 10:52 p.m. as it pulled into the station, police said. The subway driver… Read more »

Phase Two Begins Today, Here is What’s Open

June 22, 2020 Staff Report New York City entered Phase 2 of its reopening plan today. Restaurants, barbershops, retail stores and offices are all able to reopen, although subject to restrictions. Up to 300,000 more people are expected to return to work starting today. This is in addition to the hundreds of thousands who were… Read more »

PODCAST: We Speak to Badrun Khan, Looks to Unseat AOC

June 20, 2020 By Christian Murray Badrun Khan, a Sunnyside resident and a member of Queens Community Board 2, is running in the Democratic primary for the 14th Congressional District of New York. She faces incumbent Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and former CNBC reporter Michelle Caruso-Cabrera. We speak to Khan about her campaign to unseat Ocasio-Cortez and why… Read more »

Man Gropes 17-Year-Old at 74th Street/Roosevelt Avenue Station: NYPD

June 20, 2020 By Christian Murray The police have released a photo of a man who allegedly groped a 17-year-old female at the 74th Street/Roosevelt Avenue subway station earlier this week. The suspect, according to police, grabbed the breast of the 17-year-old at around noon Thursday while she was on an escalator descending from the… Read more »

Bayside Resident Assaulted by Bigot in Anti-Asian Attack Caught on Camera

June 19, 2020 By Allie Griffin A Bayside resident was assaulted by an alleged bigot at a local 7-Eleven last week and the whole incident was caught on tape. Sungmin Kwon, a South Korean student at Queens College, was picking up snacks at the convenience store, located at 218-01 Northern Blvd., on June 13 when… Read more »

DSA Protesters Condemned for Demonstrating Outside Council Member Dromm’s Home, Banging on His Front Door

June 19, 2020 By Michael Dorgan Council Member Danny Dromm has condemned the actions of a large group of protesters who demonstrated outside his home Thursday afternoon. Around 100 Democratic Socialists converged outside his apartment building in Jackson Heights and demanded that the NYPD budget be slashed in half, Dromm said. The protesters were yelling… Read more »