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New COVID-19 Testing Facility Open at Forest Hills Pediatric Center

April 22, 2020 By Allie Griffin A new COVID-19 testing facility opened at a pediatric urgent care center in Forest Hills on Monday. PM Pediatrics at 70-20 Austin St. is offering testing to adults and children through appointments booked in advance. Anyone interested in a test must be evaluated in advance to determine whether it… Read more »

Woodside/Sunnyside Group Makes Urgent Appeal to Maximize $10,000 Grant

April 22, 2020 By Michael Dorgan A local group that provides food for Sunnyside and Woodside residents who have fallen on hard times has made an urgent appeal for donations so it can take advantage of a $10,000 matching grant. The Woodside/Sunnyside Community Covid-19 Relief Group needs to raise cash fast, since a private organization… Read more »

Show Will Go On for Macy’s Annual 4th of July Firework Display

April 22, 2020 By Allie Griffin The annual Macy’s 4th of July fireworks show will go on this year despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic in New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today. “One way or another, the show will go on,” he said at his daily briefing. “One way or another we’re going… Read more »

NYCHA Developments Will Get Onsite COVID Testing and Health Services

April 22, 2020 By Allie Griffin Six new COVID-19 testing sites are opening to serve residents of public housing in New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today. Three testing sites will open in community health centers in Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx on Friday to serve NYCHA residents and three will open next… Read more »

Suspect Wanted for Botched Burglary in Flushing Early Sunday Morning: NYPD

April 22, 2020 By Michael Dorgan Police are searching for a man wanted in connection with a botched burglary in Flushing in the early hours Sunday morning. The suspect allegedly broke in through the front door of a building located in the vicinity of 35th Avenue and Leavitt Street on April 19, at around 12:38… Read more »

Queens Pride Parade Canceled, Virtual Parade To Take Place Instead

April 21, 2020 By Michael Dorgan The organizers of the Queens Pride Parade have announced that they are canceling the popular June celebration in compliance with the Mayor’s decision Monday to suspend all June events. The annual event was expected to take place in Jackson Heights on June 7 but organizers have confirmed that plans… Read more »

NYC Jail Population Dips Below 4,000 for First Time Since 1946

April 21, 2020 By Allie Griffin The inmate population in New York City jails has dropped below 4,000 for the first time since 1946, following the release of approximately 2,000 prisoners as a result of COVID-19. Mayor Bill de Blasio and City officials have released inmates who are the most vulnerable to COVID-19 complications —… Read more »