Friday makes the 238th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence and, weather permitting, Queens residents can celebrate the country’s birthday with a boom.
It could be an explosive Independence Day for businesses around the Long Island City waterfront.
A Fourth of July party ended with tragedy after a 4-year-old drowned in a relative’s pool, according to authorities. Police received a call at 6 p.m. of an unconscious child at a Douglas Manor home after he was found in the home’s pool. The victim, Christos Voulkoudis, 4, was rushed to North Shore University Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Police said no criminality [...]
The MTA will offer extra railroad service on Tuesday, July 3, to allow customers to get a head start on the Fourth of July holiday. On Wednesday, July 4, subways and buses will operate on a Saturday schedule, and theLong Island Rail Road, Metro-North Railroad and Staten Island Railway will operate on a Sunday schedule. [...]