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Cuomo Unveils Path Toward Reopening the State in Phases

May 4, 2020 By Christian Murray Governor Andrew Cuomo said that certain regions of the state may begin to reopen on May 15, the date the state’s stay at home order is set to end. The governor said that the restrictions would only be lifted if a number of benchmarks were met. He stated that… Read more »

Key Indicators Show Positive Signs as NYC Tries to Combat COVID-19

May 4, 2020 By Allie Griffin The city is making progress in its fight against the coronavirus with a number of key measures moving in the right direction. The mayor announced today that the three key indicators that will be used to determine when the city can reopen showed positive results. The number of new… Read more »

NYPD Seizes Six Motorcycles From Reckless Riders Near Astoria Park

May 4, 2020 By Michael Dorgan Six motorcyclists who were riding recklessly near Astoria Park Saturday were nabbed by police and their bikes were confiscated, according to the NYPD. The riders were spotted in the vicinity of Shore Boulevard and Ditmars Boulevard at around 2:50 p.m. and were pulled over by police. Police discovered that… Read more »

Long Island City Child Play Space to Close Permanently

May 4, 2020 By Allie Griffin A Long Island City children’s play space and cafe is closing permanently after struggling to stay afloat amid the coronavirus pandemic. City Owlets play cafe, located at 10-42 Jackson Ave., closed on March 15 and will not reopen when the state permits nonessential businesses to do so. The owner… Read more »

Burger Garage is Officially Closed for Good: Owner

May 4, 2020 By Christian Murray The Burger Garage has officially closed. The restaurant, which opened 10 years ago in a building that was once home to an auto garage, has shut for good and the building where it operated will be bulldozed for a residential development. The establishment, located at 25-36 Jackson Ave., had… Read more »

Two Men Shot Outside Woodside Grocery Store Saturday

May 4, 2020 By Michael Dorgan Two men were shot outside a grocery store near the Woodside Houses Saturday night, according to the police. Police responded to reports of a gun shooting outside the Woodside Food Center, located at 51-15 Broadway on May 2, at around 7:50 p.m. Police found a 32-year-old man shot in… Read more »

Funding Doubled for Free Transportation Program for Queens Seniors

May 4, 2020 By Allie Griffin The New York City Council has doubled the funding for a program that provides free transportation to Queens seniors, effectively extending the program for at least another year. Northeast Queens Council Member Paul Vallone helped to secure an additional $150,000 to fund the borough-based program which offers seniors rides… Read more »

PODCAST: Interview with Tom Grech, President of the Queens Chamber of Commerce

May 2, 2020 By Christian Murray In upcoming months Queens residents will see for themselves the economic carnage COVID-19 has delivered to the borough’s small businesses. Store fronts will be empty; cherished restaurants will be gone; and neighborhood business owners who residents adored and could count on to sponsor local events will disappear. The number… Read more »

New York Schools Will Remain Closed Through End of Academic Year: Cuomo

May 1, 2020 By Allie Griffin All New York school and college buildings will remain closed through the end of the academic year, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today. Cuomo made the announcement weeks after Mayor Bill de Blasio said New York City public schools will stay closed through the end of the term. The two… Read more »

Queens Group to Premiere Series of Short Dance Videos Online

May 1, 2020 By Michael Dorgan A series of mini-dance videos featuring local artists and performers will make their world premieres online next week. “Dance Shorts” is a compilation of various short video clips that are being put together by The Physical Plant, a Long Island City-based nonprofit organization that also runs the annual Queensboro… Read more »