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  • Queens nurse becomes first in US to get Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine

    12/14/2020 8:29:28 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 18 replies
    nypost ^ | 12/14/2020 | Natalie Musumeci
    A Queens critical care nurse who has been on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic has become the first person in New York – and the first person in the US – to receive Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. Sandra Lindsay, a critical care nurse at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, was vaccinated with the first dose of the two-dose shot on-camera at around 9:20 a.m. at the Queens hospital as Gov. Andrew Cuomo looked on via livestream
  • Queens biz owners haunted by Amazon loss amid pandemic

    12/14/2020 2:50:38 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 13, 2020 | By Carl Campanile
    In Long Island City, it’s the scar that won’t heal. Almost two years after Amazon pulled out from a proposal to build a massive headquarters along the Queens waterfront, the site is a vacant eyesore - and, to many locals, the squandered economic opportunity is even more painful amid the coronavirus pandemic. “The site just sits there empty. It’s terrible,” said Donna Drimer, owner of the Matted LIC art gallery and gift store. “We’re in the middle of a pandemic. People say, ‘If we only had Amazon.’ We got nothing.” The world’s largest e-tailer abruptly canceled its projected 25,000 job-producing...
  • Elderly man hit by stray bullet while sleeping in Queens nursing home

    12/08/2020 10:18:29 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 16 replies
    nypost ^ | 12/08/2020 | Tina Moore and Craig McCarthy
    An elderly man was struck by a stray bullet while sleeping in his Queens nursing home, police said Tuesday. The near-fatal incident unfolded in Corona around 11:15 p.m. on Saturday night when the 76-year-old woke up bleeding from the right side of his neck and was rushed to Northwell Hospital, according to cops. The man was treated and sent back to Madison York Assisted Living — but the cause of his injury remained a mystery.
  • Enraged driver vying for Queens parking spot punches stranger in face, crashes car through bakery storefront

    11/24/2020 4:16:21 PM PST · by simpson96 · 26 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 11/17/2020 | Catarina Lamelas Moura, Thomas Tracy and Larry McShane
    A Queens parking spot dispute exploded into a wild road rage rampage, with one driver sucker-punching the other before crashing his car through the glass storefront of a newly-opened bakery, police said Tuesday. An enraged Jie Zou jumped from behind the wheel of his white Audi as another vehicle angled for the coveted space, slugging the other driver in the face before ruining the grand opening of the Rainbow Bakery by plowing his vehicle six feet inside the fledgling business, cops said. Terrifying cellphone video captured Zou making a U-turn and slamming his car into his rival, who went bouncing...
  • Growth of COVID-19 cases in one Queens neighborhood still a mystery: Cuomo

    10/23/2020 6:29:58 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 11 replies
    amny ^ | 10/22/2020 | Robert Pozarycki
    With most every recent COVID-19 outbreak in New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo reminded Thursday, there has always been some commonality among the patients — such as sharing the same workspace or attending the same house party or religious service. But after a recent spike in COVID-19 cases in Queens’ Ozone Park, up to this point, state officials aren’t sure what caused the increase.
  • Queens Restaurant Files $2 Billion Lawsuit over NYC’s Indoor Dining Restrictions

    09/03/2020 9:44:25 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    nypost ^ | 09/03/2020 | Amy Furr
    A Queens restaurant filed a $2 billion lawsuit this week against Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) and Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) regarding indoor dining rules. “The lawsuit — which covers Il Bacco restaurant and ‘on behalf of all others similarly situated’ — argues the shutdowns unfairly and unscientifically impact New York City eateries and more than 150,000 restaurant workers who remain unemployed,” according to Patch.com.
  • Hungry New Yorkers form quarter-mile line for free food in Queens

    08/23/2020 10:37:52 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 62 replies
    NY Post ^ | 8/2/20 | Melanie Gray and Georgett Roberts
    The line stretched a quarter-mile before the sun was barely up Saturday, snaking around corners like bread lines in the 1930s. But the hungry in Queens are today’s New Yorkers, left jobless by the coronavirus. Until the pandemic struck the city, La Jornada food pantry used to hand out groceries to roughly 1,000 families a week. Now, the number tops 10,000. And volunteers serve lunch every day to 1,000 — many of them kids with growling stomachs. Across the five boroughs, the hungry is in the hundreds of thousands, the Food Bank of New York estimates. “It reminds me of...
  • NYC man wanted for torching NYPD car busted after taunting feds

    08/14/2020 7:37:26 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    ny post ^ | August 14, 2020 | Rebecca Rosenberg
    A Queens man wanted for allegedly torching a cop car had spray-painted “TOO LATE!” on his wall to taunt the feds — but he didn’t flee fast enough and FBI agents nabbed him anyway, Brooklyn prosecutors said. Sam Resto was busted at his work Thursday afternoon with a passport in his backpack, and admitted to FBI agents he had planned to flee, prosecutors said. When agents entered his Elmhurst apartment that night, they were confronted with the scrawled taunt, alongside a drawing of a smiley face with a tongue sticking out. The provocation backfired. Prosecutors asked a Brooklyn federal court...
  • NYC Councilman Paul Vallone credits Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 recovery

    08/08/2020 8:16:48 AM PDT · by rintintin · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | Aug 8 2020 | Jon Levine
    A Democratic New York City Councilman says hydroxychloroquine saved his life after a near-fatal run-in with COVID-19 in March. Paul Vallone, who represents northeast Queens, took the drug along with a standard flu Z-pack, and came back from the brink almost immediately. “I couldn’t breathe, very weak, couldn’t get out of bed. My doctor prescribed it. My pharmacy had it. Took it that day and within two to three days I was able to breathe,” Vallone told The Post. “Within a week I was back on my feet.”
  • Bill de Blasio's 'crucial' $52 million coronavirus hospital treated 79 patients

    07/22/2020 7:17:23 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 11 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 21 July 2020 | Douglas Ernst
    A $52 million coronavirus hospital once billed as “crucial” by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio served a total of 79 patients before closing May 13. An exposé by The New York Times details the bureaucratic debacle that unfolded after the temporary hospital was rushed into existence at Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The piece by Michael Rothfeld, Robin Stein, and Susan C. Beachy covered “missteps made at every level of government” soon after the hospital’s April 10 opening. “I basically got paid $2,000 a day to sit on my phone and look at Facebook,” a nurse practitioner...
  • Goya CEO praises Trump at White House, backlash is swift

    07/10/2020 6:56:34 AM PDT · by ConservativeInPA · 36 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | July 10, 2020 | Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Goya Foods is facing a swift backlash after its CEO praised President Donald Trump at White House event...."We all truly blessed, at the same time, to have have a leader like President Trump who is a builder," Unanue said standing at a podium beside Trump....As clips of Unanue’s remarks circulated on social media Thursday, Latinos and longtime supporters of Goya’s food slammed the CEO’s commendation of Trump, citing the president’s incendiary rhetoric and controversial policies aimed at minority communities and immigrants. By early Friday, “Goya” was still a top trending term on Twitter along with the...
  • 12-year-old boy arrested in attempted rape of woman in Queens

    07/08/2020 6:38:44 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 42 replies
    1010wins.radio.com ^ | July 08, 2020 - 8:07 am | Staff
    NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – Police said they’ve arrested the person who tried to rape a woman in Queens earlier this week—a 12-year-old boy. The juvenile was arrested late Tuesday, according to the NYPD. He faces charges of robbery, assault, burglary, sex abuse, menacing and criminal possession of a weapon. Police said a 37-year-old woman was returning to her home near Gates and Cypress avenues in Ridgewood around 8 a.m. Monday when the attacker followed her into her building. The suspect pushed the woman to the floor and tried to remove her clothing, police said; she fought back and he...
  • NYC house selling for $828K has the scariest listing photos ever

    06/27/2020 4:50:17 PM PDT · by kevcol · 66 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 27, 2020 | Zachary Kussin
    It’s like a nightmare chamber from a horror movie: dead vines coming in through the window of a derelict kitchen, holes in the front door — and floors and walls and ceilings — and the scariest bathtub this side of “Psycho.” And it can be your home sweet home for just $828,888! Welcome to 50-18 196th St., a four-bedroom property in affluent Fresh Meadows, Queens, which hit the market in March. Neighbors call the brick hovel an eyesore. . . . Records say that an entity titled DCG Realty LLC bought the home for $675,000 in 2005 from a man...
  • After Rift Over Protests, N.Y.P.D. Pulls Out of Prosecutors’ Offices

    06/16/2020 7:39:50 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 25 replies
    NYT ^ | 06 15 2020 | Jan Ransom
    A few hours after the Manhattan district attorney announced he would not prosecute some of the protesters who had been arrested during demonstrations against police brutality, the Police Department sent him a message: All the officers assigned to his office would be pulled off the job to help with crowd control. The district attorneys in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens made similar decisions and received the same news. Police Commissioner Dermot F. Shea said on Friday that the timing was unrelated to the prosecutors’ decisions. Resources were pulled from the entire department to cover the protests, he said. But to...
  • Road Rage: Man with ‘Wolverine Claw’ Confronts Teens Who Reportedly Threw Objects at His Car

    06/03/2020 6:28:32 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/3/20 | Joshua Kaplan
    A man angry with teenagers who reportedly threw items at his car was captured on video emerging from his vehicle with a double-bladed, wrist-strapped weapon — quickly dubbed a “wolverine claw” online — in Whitestone, Queens, Wednesday afternoon. The footage, shared by NBC New York reporter Myles Miller, shows a man shouting at the youths before turning his grey SUV around to drive up to them. The man is seen quickly exiting his vehicle and chasing down one of the young men as he asks, “You want to throw shit like that?” while pointing the weapon at him.
  • Coronavirus deadliest in New York City's black and Latino neighborhoods, data shows

    05/18/2020 8:32:22 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | 05 18 2020 | Maria Caspani, Jonathan Allen
    Some New York City neighborhoods have seen death rates from the novel coronavirus nearly 15 times higher than others, according to data released by New York City’s health department on Monday, showing the disproportionate toll taken on poor communities. The data shows for the first time a breakdown on the number of deaths in each of the city’s more than 60 ZIP codes. The highest death rate was seen on the edge of Brooklyn in a neighborhood dominated by a large subsidized-housing development called Starrett City. Civic leaders had been pushing for the more granular data, which they said would...
  • AOC booted from Working Families Party line, raising stakes for Democratic primary in reelection bid

    05/12/2020 3:30:46 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    NY Daily News via MSN ^ | 5/12/20 | Dave Goldiner
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was bounced Tuesday from the Working Families Party ballot line by a Queens judge, raising the stakes in her potentially tricky Democratic primary fight for reelection. The firebrand lawmaker collected just 13 signatures from members of the small union-backed party, two short of what she needed to get on its primary ballot. Now, AOC won’t be on the WFP ballot line in the November general election either, said Martin Connor, a lawyer for Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, AOC’s opponent in the Democratic race. “AOC has hurt working people of the Bronx and Queens with her votes and creates disunity...
  • When the Kitchen Is Also a Bedroom: Overcrowding Worsens in New York (2016 story on Jackson Heights)

    04/27/2020 4:26:38 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 15 replies
    The New York Times ^ | February 29, 2016 | Kirk Semple
    Rafael’s housing situation is an exercise in tolerance and creative space management. He lives with four other people in an overstuffed apartment in Jackson Heights, Queens, that measures less than 500 square feet. He shares a bedroom with his mother. Two men sublet a second, smaller bedroom that Rafael created by subdividing the living room with drywall. His brother sleeps in the kitchen on a mat that he rolls up every morning and wedges in the corner, opening a path to the front door.
  • ⁴ᴷ Walking Tour of Queens, NYC - Jackson Heights, Elmhurst & Corona (NYC's Melting Pot)

    04/26/2020 6:55:13 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 8 replies
    ActionKid ^ | 2017 | ActionKid
    Enjoy this walking tour where I travel through the neighborhoods of Jackson Heights, Elmhurst, and Corona in Queens, NYC. These three neighborhoods combined make up the most diverse ethnic melting pot in the city.
  • A cautious hope emerges among AOC's constituents (COVID area)

    04/26/2020 11:46:53 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 5, 2019 | Robert Samuels
    NEW YORK — Molly Roth was proud to move to a neighborhood she considered real America.