Tag: Jackson Heights

Dozens gather at Jackson Heights rally calling on Ramos to support Metropolitan Park

May 14, 2024 By Queens Post News Team Dozens of local residents, community leaders and small business owners gathered at Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights Monday afternoon for a rally calling on State Sen. Jessica Ramos to endorse the $8 billion Metropolitan Park proposal. The proposal would transform 50 acres of parking lot adjacent to… Read more »

Four muggers beat and rob senior in Jackson Heights: NYPD

May 9, 2024 By Bill Parry A 73-year-old man was beaten and robbed by four young muggers near the Jackson Heights Post Office early Tuesday morning. The victim was walking at 37th Avenue and 79th Street just after 3 a.m., when he was approached by a stranger who demanded money, police from the 115th Precinct… Read more »

Op-Ed | Pressure vs Passion: Making the case for pursuing joy in high school

May 8, 2024 By Chris Herman Our teenagers are under immense pressure, and high school has become more a time for curating resumes than exploring new interests. Decisions about which activity to join or how to spend February break are now dictated by what colleges they might want to see. Teenagers specialize earlier and select… Read more »

Jackson Heights community rallies against illegal smoke shops near schools

May 3, 2024 By Bill Parry Several elected officials representing Jackson Heights rallied with dozens of parents, school children and teachers on May 1, calling for urgent enforcement against Haze Land, located at 37-07 82nd St., an illegal smoke shop that recently re-opened after being shut down by the Sheriff’s department. Haze Land sits in… Read more »

Three men sought in armed heist at a Jackson Heights cell phone store: NYPD

Apr. 11, 2024 By Bill Parry Police from the 115th Precinct in Jackson Heights are still looking for three armed robbers who targeted a cell phone store near Roosevelt Avenue late last month, making off with $15,000 in cash and clearing the shelves and display cases of merchandise. A 40-year-old man was working behind the… Read more »