Queens

WATCH: NYPD traffic vehicle caught on camera slamming into cars

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York Police Department traffic enforcement vehicle was caught on camera inexplicably slamming into cars over the weekend on a crowded Queens street. Surveillance video of the chaos on Saturday shows the marked NYPD sedan hitting at least three vehicles on 37th Avenue in...

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 2:07pm

Open letter in the NYT asks Bezos to reconsider scrapping Queens HQ2

Business leaders, community figures and politicians penned an open letter to Jeff Bezos asking him to reconsider scrapping the Amazon HQ2 in Queens deal. A full-page open letter appeared in Friday’s New York Times to Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos, following the recent news from mid-February...

Friday, March 1, 2019 - 12:22pm

New York Police detective killed by 'friendly fire' during Queens robbery attempt

New York Police Detective Brian Simonson was shot and killed Tuesday evening in what police officials said was “friendly fire.” A second detective with the NYPD was shot in the leg and is considered to be in stable condition. Both members of service were involved in gunfire while responding to an...

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 2:57pm

Amazon reconsidering HQ2 in Queens amid backlash: Report

The Amazon HQ2 in Queens deal may be off as the tech giant reconsiders coming to New York City amid a less-than-warm welcome from residents and politicians.  Ever since Amazon announced it would set up its second headquarters in Long Island City, it’s faced backlash from protestors and...

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 12:19pm

Meet Jin Park: New Yorker, Rhodes Scholar, DACA recipient, and attending Trump's State of the Union

In November, Jin Park from Flushing, Queens made history as the first DACA recipient to earn the esteemed Rhodes Scholarship. It was “one of the biggest honors” of his life, he said, and on Tuesday, he’ll experience another honor as he attends the 2019 State of the Union address as the guest of New...

Monday, February 4, 2019 - 4:33pm

TWA Hotel donates lots of sand to Hurricane Sandy-ravaged Jamaica Bay shoreline

More than six years on, New York City is still recovering from Hurricane Sandy, but now, one restoration project in the works has received a special donation of sand for the Jamaica Bay shoreline. MCR and MORSE Development, the hotel operator behind the TWA Hotel at JFK Airport, has donated 74,000...

Monday, January 14, 2019 - 3:42pm

Where to Find New York's Best Street Art, Murals and Graffiti

There's no shortage of things to look at when you're walking down the streets of New York. But the city of skyscrapers, incredible parks and endless great food is also full of amazing street art everywhere you look, brightening up abandoned storefronts, turning corrugated gates into...

Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 5:50pm

Queens borough pres calls on Amazon to pay for Brooklyn-Queens Connector

Since Amazon announced that its HQ2 was coming to Queens, New Yorkers have wondered how the fraught NYC subway system and other infrastructure throughout the city will be able to handle the influx of workers. Now, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz has an idea. Katz on Monday called for Amazon...

Monday, December 3, 2018 - 3:37pm

NYC Students plan 'Keep CUNY Out of Amazon' protest

Brooklyn college students plan to protest Amazon HQ2 in Queens on Monday ahead of a CUNY Board of Trustees public hearing at LaGuardia Community College. Students with the City University of New York (CUNY) and the State University of New York (SUNY) are circulating a petition criticizing how city...

Monday, December 3, 2018 - 1:04pm

City Council to host three hearings about Amazon HQ2 in Queens

The New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson still has a lot of questions about what exactly will happen when Amazon HQ2 comes to Queens, and in a search for answers, the Council will host three hearings about the closed-door deal that lured the tech giant here. At the New York City Council...

Friday, November 30, 2018 - 12:33pm

New Yorkers plan Cyber Monday Amazon protests to say no to tech giant in LIC

Not everyone in New York City celebrated the news that Amazon was coming to Queens and getting a plethora of benefits from the city to set up shop here. Now, New Yorkers are planning an Amazon protest on Cyber Monday. Thousands of people are expected to gather at Court Square Park in Long Island...

Monday, November 26, 2018 - 10:31am

Ahead of holidays, 154 NYC seniors get affordable housing in Far Rockaway

The holiday season is almost here, but for Benito Vega Gonzalez, an important gift came early: an affordable housing unit in Far Rockaway. Gonzalez is one of 154 seniors to receive keys to units in the Beach Channel Senior Apartments, a new development in Far Rockaway that opened on Tuesday....

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 4:37pm

Local politicians grow concerned as Amazon HQ2 eyes Queens' Waterfront Plaxall property

Amazon HQ2 could be setting up shop on the Anabel Basin waterfront in Long Island City, according to several sources who spoke to Politico. The E-commerce company is said to be looking to establish two headquarters with one rumored in Crystal City, Virginia and a second in New York. Both locations...

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 3:25pm

Amazon distribution center coming to Queens

While it may be some time before we know if Amazon HQ2 will set up shop in New York City, the online retailer is increasing its footprint in the city another way: It’s opening an Amazon distribution center in Queens. The forthcoming Amazon distribution center will be located in Bulova watch...

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 4:19pm

Queens DA offers record clearing for low-level outstanding warrants

For those New Yorkers who have outstanding warrants for low-level offenses, you’ll have a chance to wipe the slate clean on Saturday thanks the Queens DA. For the second year in a row, Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown will hold a “Second Chance” event that will forgive...

Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 1:49pm

Kaufman Astoria Studios: From silent films to streaming and anchoring Queens’ cultural renaissance

What do “Animal Crackers,” “The Wiz,” “Sesame Street” and “Orange Is the New Black” have in common? They were all made at Kaufman Astoria Studios in Queens. The studio set behind a Hollywood-like gate on 35th Street opened in 1920 as the original home...

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 9:02am

Queens LGBTQ icon Ms. Colombia found dead in Riis Park: NYPD

Beloved Queens LGBTQ figure Ms. Colombia was found dead on the shore of Jacob Riis Park in the Rockaways, NYPD said on Thursday. Police found Ms. Colombia, who was born Osvaldo Gomez, around 3:30 in the morning at Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Beach 149 Street after responding to a 911 call....

Friday, October 5, 2018 - 2:13pm

What to know about Ana Maria Archila, the Queens woman who confronted Sen. Flake

Queens woman Ana Maria Archila has been identified as one of the women who confronted Sen. Jeff Flake in an elevator Friday morning. Early on Friday, Flake announced that he would vote in favor of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, becoming the swing vote to push Kavanaugh out of the...

Friday, September 28, 2018 - 3:07pm

3 infants, 2 adults stabbed at Queens day care: Police

At least five people, including three infants who are less than a month old, were stabbed at a Queens day care facility early Friday morning, police said. A butcher knife and meat cleaver were found at the scene, NBC4 reported. Officials said that a 3-day-old girl and 1-month-old girl were stabbed...

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 9:50am

Mayor moves proposed BQX streetcar forward

New Yorkers may see another waterfront transit option in the coming years as Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday moved the proposed Brooklyn Queens Connector, or BQX, forward after a two-year feasibility study. “The Brooklyn-Queens waterfront has experienced incredible growth. Now it's time...

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 12:54pm