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Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 3/27/2014 at 7:37AM

TODAY’S FORECAST: Thursday: Sunshine early followed by cloudy skies this afternoon. High 42. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph. Thursday night Cloudy skies this evening will become partly cloudy after midnight. Low 36. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.

Queens pol calls it quits on homeless experiment, but plans to try again
Queens pol calls it quits on homeless experiment, but plans to try again
Politics Maggie Hayes 12/23/2013 at 2:16PM

Councilmember Ruben Wills took a dive into the lives of our city’s homeless to highlight hardships for those living in poverty, but called it quits after being diagnosed with pneumonia. The councilmember began his journey to get a better look into the lives and struggles of the city’s population on the streets on Dec. 17. [...]

Councilmember Ruben Wills going homeless for three days
Councilmember Ruben Wills going homeless for three days
Politics Maggie Hayes 12/17/2013 at 6:13PM

Councilmember Ruben Wills is stepping into the shoes of our city’s homeless, quite literally. Tuesday morning, Wills began a three-day journey in which he intends to live the life of a homeless person and experience any hardships firsthand. “He’s really going all out,” said a spokesperson for Wills. “He wants to get a perception of [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
News Billy Rennison 8/24/2012 at 7:01AM

Today’s Forecast: Friday: Sunny, with a high near 90. North wind around 7 mph becoming east in the afternoon. Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 73. Southeast wind 5 to 7 mph. EVENT of the DAY: Dunningham Triangle Visioning Day Stop by Dunningham Triangle to share your design ideas with the NYC Parks Department and the [...]

CB5 chair: Glendale homeless shelter could be environmental nightmare
CB5 chair: Glendale homeless shelter could be environmental nightmare
News Billy Rennison 8/17/2012 at 2:00PM

Community concern caused by a rumored homeless shelter in Glendale may have been premature. The site in question, 78-16 Cooper Avenue, “does not meet Building Code requirements for residential occupancy and, due to the age and condition and previous occupancies, could be an environmental nightmare,” Community Board 5 said in a release. Rumors began circulating [...]

Possible Glendale homeless shelter met with opposition
Possible Glendale homeless shelter met with opposition
News Billy Rennison 8/15/2012 at 7:57AM

A potential plan to house a homeless shelter in Glendale may be evicted before it even moves in. Michael Wilner, the owner of the proposed site at 78-17 Cooper Avenue, has been in contact with a nonprofit agency, said Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley, with the idea of turning the former factory into a homeless shelter. “The [...]

Mystery behind Ozone Park Marshalls
News Terence M. Cullen 7/06/2012 at 9:32AM

It is unclear what has become of the homeless man allegedly living behind the Marshalls in Ozone Park. Customers and neighbors said a homeless person had been living behind the store, located on Liberty Avenue between 92nd and 93rd Streets, for the last few weeks. Bill Folz, a resident, said he first noticed a mattress [...]

Mourners Gather At Fallen NYPD Officer’s Funeral
Mourners Gather At Fallen NYPD Officer’s Funeral
News Jay Lane 12/19/2011 at 12:12PM

Mourners Gather At Fallen NYPD Officer’s Funeral Family, friends, and fellow officers will gather on Long Island today to say a final goodbye to a city police officer who was gunned down last week in Brooklyn. The funeral for Officer Peter Figoski will take place at 11 a.m. at the Parish of St. Joseph Church [...]