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Two People Shot Near Woodside Houses Monday, Including Bystander: NYPD

June 18, 2020 By Allie Griffin Two people were shot near the Woodside Houses Monday, including a bystander. Three men fired several rounds near Broadway and 51st Street just before 8 p.m. The bullets struck a 31-year-old man in the back and grazed a bystander, a 44-year-old woman, in the back, police said. An ambulance… Read more »

Burglar Stole $4,600 in Cash from Astoria Popeyes

June 18, 2020 By Allie Griffin A burglar allegedly stole several thousand dollars from an Astoria Popeyes Monday. The man climbed onto the roof of the fried chicken chain restaurant, located at 32-78 48th St., and broke in from above at about 4:25 a.m., police said. Inside, he grabbed $4,600 from cash registers and ran… Read more »

PODCAST: We Speak to Dao Yin Who is Running to be the Next Borough President

June 18, 2020 By Christian Murray Dao Yin, a Bayside businessman and community activist, is running to be the next Queens Borough President. We spoke to Yin earlier this week. The focus of our discussion dealt with police reform, Rikers Island, COVID-19, community boards and jobs. Yin is one of several candidates in the race…. Read more »

Rent Guidelines Board Votes for Rent Freeze on Stabilized Apartments

June 18, 2020 By Christian Murray The New York City Rent Guidelines Board voted last night for a rent freeze on the nearly one million rent stabilized apartments. The 6-3 vote will see a rent freeze on one-year leases that go into effect after Sept. 30. The board ruled that on two-year leases, the rent… Read more »

SLA Rejects Liquor Store’s Application to Open Mega Outlet in College Point

June 17, 2020 By Allie Griffin The New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) rejected an application for a mega wine and liquor outlet store slated for College Point. The SLA members voted unanimously to deny the application last week for Total Wine & More, which planned to open a mega store at 30-02 Whitestone Expressway…. Read more »

Alewife Brew Pub to Shut in LIC, Moving Entire Operation to Sunnyside This Fall

June 17, 2020 By Michael Dorgan Alewife, the popular Long Island City-based brewpub, is closing down and moving its entire operation to Sunnyside. The brewing company, known for its specialty IPAs and craft beers, will shut down its Long Island City bar and brew house next month and open in Sunnyside in the fall. Alewife… Read more »

Man Found Dead in Parked Car by Horace Harding Expressway: NYPD

June 17, 2020 By Christian Murray A man was found dead inside a parked vehicle by the Horace Harding Expressway in Flushing this morning. Police received a 911 call at around 7:30 a.m. that there was an unconscious man inside a parked car in the vicinity of the west bound Horace Harding Expressway service road… Read more »

Queens Public Library to Reopen Some Branches Next Month

June 17, 2020 By Allie Griffin Queens Public Library will reopen some of its branches next month as New York City begins to return to pre-coronavirus normalcy. Six to eight branches in the borough will open for pick up and drop off services in mid-July, with more to follow, President and CEO of Queens Public… Read more »

CB1 Unanimously Supports DOT Plan for a Protected Bicycle Lane on Crescent Street

June 17, 2020 By Christian Murray Community Board 1 unanimously approved the Department of Transportation’s plan for a protected bicycle lane on a stretch of Crescent Street at last night’s monthly board meeting held on Zoom. The DOT presented plans to install a protected bicycle lane on Crescent Street between the Queensboro Bridge and RFK… Read more »