squatters

Women on the street after eviction from church
Women on the street after eviction from church
News Melissa Chan 8/09/2012 at 2:52PM

Two former squatters ejected from a local Christian church spent their first night homeless on the street, but said they felt relieved the year-and-a-half debacle was finally over. “I feel like I have the weight of the world lifted off my shoulders right now,” said Mary M., who did not want her last name published. [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Billy Rennison 8/02/2012 at 7:06AM

EVENT of the DAY: ”West Side Story” at St. Albans Park Winner of 10 Academy Awards including Best Picture, this classic musical set among the tenements of New York City finds star-crossed lovers Maria and Tony caught in the midst of a turf war between rival street gangs. Written by Ernest Lehman, Arthur Laurents, and others. Directed [...]

Flushing church’s act of kindness backfires
Flushing church’s act of kindness backfires
News Melissa Chan 8/01/2012 at 1:34PM

Leaders of a local Christian church are bemoaning an act of kindness after spending $2,000 in legal fees and close to two years to try to evict a pair of stubborn squatters they say have no plans to leave. The Queensboro Hill Community Church of Flushing opened its doors to two homeless women and their [...]

House-squatter thugs held in kidnapping, rape of Long Island teen
House-squatter thugs held in kidnapping, rape of Long Island teen
News Jay Lane 3/09/2012 at 8:57AM

House-squatter thugs held in kidnapping, rape of Long Island teen A gang of sick squatters kidnapped, raped and pimped out a terrified 15-year-old Long Island runaway in a Queens house where they were illegally living, law-enforcement officials said yesterday. And in a bizarre twist, after the owner complained that people were living there illegally, cops [...]