Burglaries Down Nearly 50 Percent This Year

April 27, By Christian Murray

The high number of burglaries has long plagued residents of Sunnyside/Woodside and Long Island City, but this year the number of reported incidents is down nearly 50 percent compared to the same period in 2015.…

H&R Block Closes Queens Blvd Location

April 26, Staff Report

The H&R Block office located on Queens Boulevard has closed for good.

The owner of the 44-03 Queens Boulevard office moved out Saturday and now the 1,500 square foot space is empty.

Nelson Yadgarov, who is renting the space,…

Stop Sign At PS 361 Should Stay Permanently, Parents Say

April 21, Staff Report

Local parents are petitioning to keep the temporary stop signs near P.S. 361 in place permanently.

About 100 people have signed a Change.org petition to retain the stop signs at 57th Street and 39th Avenue – an intersection described as vital for a safe passage to and from both P.S.…

Nonna Gina, a popular Sunnyside pizzeria, to close

April 19, Staff Report

Nonna Gina, the brick oven pizzeria that opened at 43-24 Greenpoint Ave. in January 2015, is likely to close, according to its owner.

The pizzeria is currently owned by Simone Apollonio, who said the pizzeria had a short lease and that the landlord does not want to renew it.…

$1.8M In Winning Participatory Budget Items Announced

Five projects totaling $1.8 million, including several school upgrades, won this year’s Participatory Budgeting process in Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer’s district.

Participatory Budgeting allows constituents to vote on how capital dollars will be spent in their district. More than 3,600 people came out to vote for this year’s session.…

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