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Queens Undergoes a Spike in Suicides as COVID-19 Crisis Rolls On

April 29, 2020 By Michael Dorgan Suicides in Queens have soared since COVID-19 broke out. The rate has doubled in the past six weeks compared to the same period in 2019, according to the Queens District Attorney’s office. The alarming numbers come at a time when Queens is being hit hard by the virus. The… Read more »

City to Provide Antibody Testing to 150,000 Healthcare Workers and First Responders

April 29, 2020 By Allie Griffin More than 150,000 healthcare workers and first responders will soon be able to undergo COVID-19 antibody testing, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today. The city is partnering with the US Department of Health and Human Services and the CDC to offer antibody testing at hospitals, firehouses, police stations and… Read more »

Constantinides Shares His Family’s COVID-19 Ordeal Via Zoom

April 28, 2020 By Michael Dorgan Council Member Costa Constantinides and his wife both tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this month but are now on their way to making a full recovery. Constantinides provided a harrowing account of his experience — and his family’s — when he discussed it on a Zoom and Facebook Live… Read more »

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 »