Ralph Calinda lives alone in a three-bedroom apartment in the NYCHA Pomonok Houses in Flushing. Through NYCHA’s downsizing policy, which moves residents who “overuse apartments” to smaller ones, the city agency wants to kick him out of his home.
A hot weekend in the city was also a violent one. In less than 48 hours 25 people were reportedly shot, six of which died. Gun violence occurred in all of the city’s boroughs except for Staten Island, with four shootings in Queens, according to the Daily News. A 21-year-old man was struck in the [...]
An undercover drug investigation at two western Queens housing developments has led to the indictment of 28 men and women for selling narcotics, and the arrest of 23 others, announced District Attorney Richard Brown and NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly. Authorities have 15 of the indicted individuals in custody and are still seeking 13 more. Ranging [...]
A housing officer broke her leg when she was allegedly pushed down the stairs while chasing a domestic violence suspect at the Ravenswood Houses in Astoria, according to published reports. The unidentified female cop and her partner were following up on an abuse report around 5 p.m. Friday. They tried to arrest the man involved in [...]