A Bronx man has been charged in a pickpocketing crime spree in Queens that spanned over nine months and targeted victims with strollers, according to the district attorney’s office.
Five city-owned trees with an estimated value of more than $340,000 saw the buzzer last week, resulting in complaints from residents and possible criminal charges and fines from the Parks Department.
A car crash Thursday night left a 19-year-old dead and sent three others to the hospital after a driver struck another vehicle on the Grand Central Parkway, according to police.
A thief has hit seven Flushing businesses since last November, stealing as much as $18,000 during one of the incidents, cops said.
The only gas station in Bay Terrace, a Gulf and Dunkin Donuts combo outlet located near the Bay Terrace Shopping Center on Bell Boulevard, is set to close on August 28, after developer Cord Meyer decided not to renew a lease with the station’s owner.
The Department of Housing Preservation and Development recently announced a request for proposals to build a new residential and commercial mixed-use building on Flushing Municipal Lot 3.
The Bayside Village Business Improvement District (BID) signed a lease with the MTA for the small green space on 41st Avenue adjacent to the LIRR station house, hoping to hold an outdoor concerts series this year and other activities, officials said.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo joined negotiations between the MTA and Long Island Rail Road union officials just days before a looming strike deadline.
The potential LIRR work stoppage, which could start on July 20, would not only strand thousands of commuters, but also hurt small businesses in Queens like Ahmed Iftikhar’s newsstand, which depends on LIRR service for customers.
A Flushing woman was sentenced to two to three years in prison for illegally injecting two customers during butt enhancement procedures and causing one of them to be hospitalized, according to the district attorney’s office.