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Pair wanted for Robbing Man in Flushing Last Month, Steal $100 Cash: NYPD

April 17, 2020 Michael Dorgan Police are searching for two suspects who threw a man to the ground outside the Bland Houses complex in Flushing last month and stole cash. On Saturday, March 21, at around 2:55 p.m. two suspects approached the 21-year-old man from behind as he was walking in front of 40-05 College… Read more »

Many Students Yet to Receive Devices Needed For Remote Learning: Council Members

April 17, 2020 By Christian Murray Several Queens council members have penned a letter to Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza to let him know that many low-income parents have not received the equipment their children need for remote learning. New York City public schools started remote learning on March 23 and many schools were able to… Read more »

Mayor to Close City Pools for The Year

April 16, 2020 By Christian Murray New York City’s public pools will be be shut this summer. Mayor Bill de Blasio made the announcement at a press briefing this morning when he also warned that beaches may close too. The city operates more than 50 outdoor pools, including seven in Queens. The mayor said the… Read more »

City to Offer 11,000 Free Hotel Rooms to New Yorkers Who Need to Quarantine

April 16, 2020 By Allie Griffin New York City will offer 11,000 free hotel rooms to New Yorkers who live in overcrowded households in an effort to control the spread of COVID-19, Mayor Bill de Blasio said today. The initiative, which begins next Wednesday, is targeted toward hard-hit communities where many impoverished families live in… Read more »

Cuomo Extends Shutdown Through May 15

April 16, 2020 By Christian Murray Gov. Andrew Cuomo has extended the state shutdown until May 15. The restrictions were originally in place through April 29 but Cuomo said they need to be extended in order to contain the virus. He said that while it appears as though the virus has peaked, it is still… Read more »

Flushing Hit-and-Run Classified as a Homicide: NYPD

April 16, 2020 By Michael Dorgan The police have classified a hit-in-run incident where a pedestrian was killed in Flushing Tuesday a homicide. Justin Leiva, 29, a resident of 84th Street in Jackson Heights, was struck dead by an SUV while crossing College Point Boulevard–near the Booth Memorial Avenue intersection– at around 1:50 a.m. on… Read more »

Suspect Wanted for Alleged Robbery of Northern Boulevard Gas Station: NYPD

April 16, 2020 By Michael Dorgan Police are searching for a man wanted for an armed robbery of a Jackson Heights gas station Monday night. On April 13, at around 11:40 p.m., the suspect entered the BP Gas Station, located at 75-15 Northern Blvd. and wielded a firearm at staff, according to police. The suspect… Read more »

NYPD: Body Found Floating in East River Thursday Morning

April 16, 2020 By Michael Dorgan An unidentified man’s body was found floating in the East River by Roosevelt Island this morning. Police responded to a 911 call at around 6:28 a.m. about a person in the water near NYC Health + Hospitals/Coler by 900 Main St. in Roosevelt Island, according to police. The NYPD… Read more »