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At Home to Open First NYC Store in Rego Center: Report

April 27, 2020 By Michael Dorgan A major national home goods chain is moving to Queens. At Home, the Texas-based retail outlet, has signed a new lease for a sprawling 130,000 square foot space at the Rego Center mall, according to the Real Deal. The company has secured a 10-year lease at the 61-35 Junction… Read more »

100 Miles of New York City Streets to be Turned Over to Pedestrians

April 27, 2020 By Allie Griffin Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that 100 miles of New York City streets will be turned over to pedestrians as the coronavirus pandemic continues into warmer months. The announcement follows weeks of pressure from the City Council and advocacy groups who have called for car-free streets amid the outbreak…. Read more »

Woman Subject to Racist Rant on Rego Park Street: NYPD

April 27, 2020 By Christian Murray The police have released photos of a man who taunted a woman with racial slurs in Rego Park yesterday. The suspect allegedly approached a 36-year-old woman in the vicinity of Wetherole and 66th Avenue at around 11:45 a.m. and made a number of anti-Asian statements pertaining to COVID-19. The… Read more »

Board of Elections Kicks Two Muslim Women Off Ballot, Sparks Cries of Racism

April 27, 2020 By Allie Griffin Two Muslim women running for elected office were kicked of the ballot by the Board of Elections Thursday — and several of their supporters say the ruling was based on xenophobia. The BOE removed Mary Jobaida, who aims to unseat Cathy Nolan in Assembly District 37, and Moumita Ahmed,… Read more »

MTA Slams Civic Group and Council Members Over Calls to Shutdown Subway

April 26, 2020 By Michael Dorgan A Manhattan-based civic group has called on President Donald Trump to shut down the subway system to protect riders from rising crime and COVID-19. The group, the Central Park South Civic Association, is making its request a week after four council members—including three from Queens—urged the MTA to shut… Read more »

‘Unruly Person’ Subway Incidents Rattle Riders, Workers and Cops

By Jose Martinez, THE CITY This story was originally published on 4/26/20 by THE CITY At the Fort Hamilton Parkway stop in Brooklyn, a “naked individual” delayed F trains while “chasing someone on and off the train.” At Rockaway Boulevard in Queens, two A train riders squared off, one swinging a heavy chain, the other armed… Read more »

Cuomo Cancels Special Election for Queens Borough President

April 25, 2020 By Michael Dorgan Governor Andrew Cuomo has canceled the special election for Queens Borough President that was scheduled to take place on June 23. The governor made the announcement by executive order Friday. The race was being held to replace Melinda Katz, who stepped down on Jan. 1 to become Queens District… Read more »

Motorcyclist Killed in Crash on Cross Island Parkway: NYPD

April 26, 2020 By Christian Murray A motorcyclist is dead after a driver of a BMW plowed into the back of him on the Cross Island Parkway in Bay Terrace yesterday, police said. The victim, 34, was riding his 2010 Harley Davidson northbound when the 2014 BMW struck him from behind—throwing the victim into the… Read more »

Two Men Steal Credit Card From Car, Make Unauthorized Transactions: NYPD

April 25, 2020 By Christian Murray Police are searching for two suspects who allegedly stole a credit card from a man’s car in Ridgewood earlier this month and used it to make unauthorized purchases. The NYPD said that the card was stolen from the victim’s car that was parked in front of 1667 Hancock St…. Read more »

Off-Duty EMT Takes His Own Life, Body Found Near Astoria Park: NYPD

April 25, 2020 By Michael Dorgan (Update: April 26) A 23-year-old EMT worker was found dead with a gunshot wound to his head in an apparent suicide floating in the East River Friday night, according to police. Police discovered the body of John Mondello, 23, after responding to a 911 call at around 6:50 p.m…. Read more »