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Medical experts warn of new COVID-19 variants as infection rates grow in New York this summer


Jul. 23, 2024 By Anthony Medina Medical experts are warning the public of new and persistent COVID-19 variants as infection rates grow across the state this summer. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates COVID-19 infections in New York are likely growing to epidemic status, according to information released by the CDC…

Pride picnic held at Astoria Park celebrating end of Pride Month

Jul. 19, 2024 By Czarinna Andres July 19, 2024 By Angelica Vivas Queer performers ignited energy into hundreds of New Yorkers laid across the Great Lawn in Astoria Park on Saturday, June 29, to celebrate the last days of Pride Month.  Astoria Has Pride organized the neighborhood’s second annual Pride Picnic with the help of… Read more »

Top waterfront spots and activities for summer fun in western Queens

Jul. 19, 2024 By Czarinna Andres July 19, 2024 By Jessica Militello Western Queens is filled with many things to do outside right now. Whether you prefer the tranquility of an early morning by the water or the beauty of a sunset stroll, there is something for everyone.  From family-friendly events to enticing dinners and… Read more »

Travelers face disruptions at New York airports following IT outage


Jul. 19, 2024 By Czarinna Andres An IT issue with the software CrowdStrike has caused significant disruptions for carriers operating out of John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and LaGuardia Airport (LGA) today. The cloud server outage has led to operational challenges impacting international and domestic flights. The Port…

AG James announces dismantling of Queens-based ghost gun trafficking operation


Jul. 17, 2024 By Bill Parry New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Wednesday the takedown of a prolific Queens-based gun trafficking crew accused of selling firearms and ammo at an East Elmhurst playground, the Queens Center Mall and other locations around the borough. James secured a 625-count indictment charging five men for participating…

CDC Health Alert: Dengue fever cases in NY call for mosquito prevention


Jul. 16, 2024 By Anthony Medina A mosquito-borne illness that has sickened many people worldwide has reached the U.S. and New York, according to a health advisory from the Centers for Disease Control.  The CDC issued a health advisory at the end of last month warning the public about a spike in dengue virus…

Developers to break ground on MLS stadium in Willets Point early fall


Jul. 16, 2024 By Shane O’Brien The developers behind New York City FC’s planned 25,000-seat stadium in Willets Point aim to break ground in early fall, according to NYCFC Sporting Director David Lee. In April, the New York City Council approved plans for NYCFC’s proposed 25,000-seat stadium, as well as a 2,500-unit affordable housing…

Average rental price in Queens up more than 6% from last year to $2,900: Report


Jul. 16, 2024 By Ethan Marshall The overall average rental price in Queens in June 2024 rose 6.49% from the same month last year, according to a report by the real estate firm M.N.S. Real Estate. Studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units in Queens all had jumps in the average cost of rent. The overall…

City budget includes hyper-local veteran support initiative proposed by late Council Member Paul Vallone 


Jul. 15, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan Over half a million dollars was designated for a new hyper-local initiative to connect veterans with critical services in the recently-passed city budget for Fiscal Year 2025.  Approximately 250,000 veterans reside in the five boroughs. However, according to the NYC Department of Veterans Services (DVS), there is a…