Author: Czarinna

Elizabeth Crowley Mulling Another Run For Queens Borough President

Jan. 20, 2021 By Christina Santucci Former Council Member Elizabeth Crowley said Tuesday that she is thinking about making another bid for Queens Borough President. “I feel like I have a lot to offer the borough in terms of what we have to do to get back on our feet,” she said. “I haven’t made… Read more »

Queens Small Business Program is Launched, Provides Grants of Up to $20K

Jan. 19, 2021 By Christina Santucci City and borough officials announced a new $15 million grant program Tuesday to help Queens small businesses that are struggling as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Queens Small Business Grant Program was launched today and provides up to $20,000 to each recipient, with the funding provided by… Read more »

Ridgewood Man Arrested for Threatening to Kill Democrats, Including AOC and Schumer

Jan. 19, 2021 By Christina Santucci A Ridgewood man, who went by “X-Ray Ultra” online, was arrested by federal officials after he allegedly called for public executions of Congress members including Queens Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, according to a criminal complaint filed in Brooklyn federal court. In the complaint, federal authorities accused Brendan Hunt, 37, of… Read more »

Van Bramer Officially Announces Run for Queens Borough President

Jan. 19, 2021 By Christina Santucci Three weeks after hinting to the Queens Post that he was considering running for Queens Borough President, Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer has launched his bid for the seat–announcing his run in a video posted to YouTube Tuesday morning. “It’s time for a new vision for Queens where working… Read more »

Local Sunnyside Pantry Asking For Donations Online

Jan. 14, 2021 By Christina Santucci Sunnyside Community Services (SCS) has launched a food drive for its two pop-up pantries in western Queens. The food drive is taking place this month and organizers hope to continue the collection through February. Each week between 400 to 500 families receive groceries from the pantries, which are located… Read more »

Ocasio-Cortez Posts Harrowing Account of Last Week’s Insurrection, Feared She Would Be Killed

Jan. 13, 2021 By Christina Santucci Congress member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said she feared for her life last Wednesday when a mob of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol and forced her and fellow lawmakers into hiding. She recounted her experience in an hour-long video posted to Instagram late Tuesday night. Ocasio-Cortez said that she worried that… Read more »

Queens Resident Tests Positive for UK Coronavirus Variant

Jan. 13, 2021 By Christina Santucci A Queens resident has tested positive for the highly-transmissible variant of COVID-19, city officials announced Wednesday. Mayor Bill de Blasio said during a news conference that the variant, which was first identified in the United Kingdom, had been detected in two New York City residents. One resident is from… Read more »

Man’s Body Wrapped in a Garbage Bag Found in East River by Astoria

Jan. 13, 2021 By Christina Santucci NYPD Harbor units pulled the body of a man–who was wrapped inside a garbage bag–from the East River in Astoria Monday morning, a spokesperson for the NYPD said. Police were called to the waterfront near 30th Road and Vernon Boulevard around 11:15 a.m. after a 911 caller reported a… Read more »

Applications to Serve on a Queens Community Board Are Now Open

Jan. 13, 2021 By Christina Santucci The Queens borough president’s office has launched its first-ever online application for seats on the borough’s 14 community boards. Those interested in serving on a Queens community board must submit their application by Feb 19. The appointments are for two-year terms that begin on April 1. This year the… Read more »