A group of conservative-leaning council members toured Rikers Island on Tuesday, where they touted supposed improvements to the notorious detention complex — standing in direct contrast to a recent report from a federal watchdog that sharply criticized the conditions at the facility.
The city is finally launching a first-in-the-nation program using technology to enforce weight restrictions against trucks on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE), with violations in the hundreds of dollars set to start in November on the crumbling highway.
More than 150 concerned western Queens residents attended a town hall event in Sunnyside on Wednesday, July 26, to learn about a new climate law that is likely to impose hefty costs on the owners of older co-op and condo buildings — and how to rally against its implementation.
The city is opening a new large-scale migrant tent shelter in the parking lot of the shuttered Creedmoor Psychiatric Center in Eastern Queens despite the protests of local officials, Mayor Eric Adams announced on Wednesday.
Jul. 21, 2023 By Charles J Gans, AP Tony Bennett, the eminent and timeless stylist whose devotion to classic American songs and knack for creating new standards such as “I Left My Heart In San Francisco” graced a decadeslong career that brought him admirers from Frank Sinatra to Lady Gaga, died Friday. He was 96, just two… Read More