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Affordable Housing Lottery Opens for Flushing Apartments, Studios Start at $1,750

April 29, 2020 By Christian Murray A new affordable housing lottery has opened with 31 units on offer in a large Flushing development The units, located at 144-74 Northern Blvd., include studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments. Applicants have until June 15 to apply and units will be awarded to qualified tenants via a lottery. Studios… Read more »

Whitestone Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash on Cross Island Parkway: NYPD

April 29, 2020 By Allie Griffin A Whitestone man has died after crashing his motorcycle on the Cross Island Parkway yesterday. Kevin Stout, of 160th St, was riding his black 2013 Harley Davidson motorcycle northbound on the parkway near Exit 36 South, when he struck the median as he approached the exit at 7:40 p.m.,… Read more »

Holden Calls on Cuomo to Stop Forcing Nursing Homes to House COVID-19 Residents

April 28, 2020 By Allie Griffin Council Member Robert Holden has called on Governor Andrew Cuomo to stop requiring nursing homes to house residents who have contracted the coronavirus. Holden penned a letter to the governor yesterday after Cuomo reiterated Sunday that nursing homes must continue to care for their residents who are COVID-19 positive… Read more »

33 Units up for Grabs in LIC Affordable Housing Lottery, Studios Start at $2,241

April 28, 2020 By Michael Dorgan A new affordable housing lottery has opened with 33 units on offer in a large Long Island City development. The units, located at 42-10 27th St. in a building called One LIC, include studios, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom apartments. Applicants have until June 9 to apply and units will… Read more »

Key Food on Northern Boulevard Accused of Price Gouging, Faces $14.5K Fine

April 28, 2020 By Christian Murray The Dept. of Consumer and Worker Protection has filed a case against Key Food on Northern Boulevard accusing the store of price gouging. Key Food, located at 86-02 Northern Blvd., is one of three businesses that is being prosecuted, with one in Manhattan and another in the Bronx. Key… Read more »

MTA Wants City Hall to Help Solve Subway Homeless Crisis

April 2020, By Michael Dorgan The MTA has called on City Hall to find a solution to the growing homeless problem and said that the subway system must not turn into a homeless shelter. Sarah Feinberg, the MTA’s interim president, said in a statement Tuesday that the number of homeless people seeking refuge in the… Read more »

City Announces New Grading Policy for Students Learning Remotely

April 28, 2020 By Allie Griffin Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled the new grading policy for the city’s public schools today as the pandemic has caused the education system to turn to remote learning. De Blasio said flexibility was the biggest need in grading students as everyone has had to adjust to the new normal…. Read more »

One in Four New Yorkers May Have Been Infected With COVID-19: Cuomo

April 28, 2020 By Michael Dorgan Approximately one-in-four New York City residents may have been infected with the coronavirus at some point, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said yesterday. The findings were based on antibody tests that were conducted statewide to ascertain how many New Yorkers may have been infected. The data, Cuomo said, serves as an… Read more »

De Blasio Announces Task Forces and Special Councils to Help Restart Economy

April 27, By Michael Dorgan Mayor Bill de Blasio is taking steps to restart the economy and has put together two task forces and a number of special councils to guide the reopening. Eight individual councils, divided by industry and sector, will advise the city on reviving different industries while two task forces will help… Read more »

L Train Tunnel Repairs Are Now Complete: Cuomo

April 27, 2020 By Allie Griffin Reconstruction of the L train tunnel from Manhattan to Brooklyn has been completed ahead of schedule, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday. The tunnel was damaged during Hurricane Sandy and was in need of extensive repairs. The MTA originally planned to shutter service between Manhattan and Brooklyn for 15 to… Read more »