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    New York : NYPD investigates the case Photo: Andrés Correa Guatarasma / Courtesy María Díaz, a 78-year-old woman, was found dead with a laceration to the back of her head in her Queens Village (NYC) apartment last night. In addition there was a machete on the scene, but it has not been determined if it was the murder weapon, the NYPD reported. Authorities said the woman’s daughter called around 7:50 p.m. to request a wellness check at her mother’s home on Hillside Avenue. When officers arrived at the second-floor apartment, they found the victim lying in her room, unconscious and with a blow to the head. She was pronounced dead at the scene. No arrests have been made as of this morning. The investigation is ongoing, reported Pix11. Who has information should call at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) and in Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Also via the crimestoppers.nypdonline.org...
    New York : Eight days after President Joe Biden took office on January 20, the father of Mexican family resident of Queens Edward Alonso Castillo was detained by agents of the Immigration and Customs Service (ICE), despite not meeting the new criteria for deportation priority imposed by the newly opened Federal administration. But the arrest of Alonso, who now faces deportation, it was just the start of his nightmare since after being locked in a Orange County Immigration Jail, in Goshen north of the New York CityHe began to suffer from severe chest pain and had to be hospitalized in an emergency on Tuesday. Now, his family, activists and pro-immigrant organizations are suing ‘La Migra’ to release him, arguing that his health is running low. serious risk and deteriorates rapidly. “We submitted an urgent request for his conditional release,” he said. Jacqueline pearce, a lawyer for Make The Road...
    New York : With just over four months to go until the June primary elections, the electoral contest in the New York City is still in full swing and this Wednesday seven candidates for the city ​​Council they got the backing of the coalition Road to Justice NYC, including several candidates to represent districts with a high Hispanic population in The Bronx, Booklyn and Queens. The coalition Road to Justice NYC, made up of the organizations Make the Road in Action, 1199SEIU Y Community Voices Heard Power, said in a statement that it supports these candidates “because they will promote racial and economic justice in the November elections, on key issues, including the urgently needed economic recovery for the communities most affected by COVID-19, divestment of the Police, investment in communities and the fight for the rights of immigrants ”. Candidates receiving support are Marjorie Velázquez for Bronx District...
    Rioters clash with police trying to enter Capitol building through the front doors, January 6, 2021.Lev Radin | Pacific Press | LightRocket | Getty Images A New York City man who has a leadership role in the Queens County Republican Party was arrested Tuesday and charged with participation in the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Philip Grillo, 46, was identified by two tipsters as one of the members of the mob that invaded the Capitol that day by a Knights of Columbus jacket he was wearing, among other things, according to a statement of facts signed by an FBI agent. "I saw him twice in CNN in two separate incidents," one witness told the FBI, noting that they knew Grillo from growing up with him in the Glen Oaks section of Queens Grillo, whom the FBI confirmed was a member of a Queens Knights of Columbus council,...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Authorities shut down a party at an unlicensed bar in Queens that had more than 300 people inside.Deputies from the New York City Sheriff's Office broke up the bash around 2:25 a.m. Sunday at a building on Junction Boulevard near 35th Avenue in Jackson Heights.Images posted to Twitter by the sheriff show a club-like atmosphere inside the building with dozens of people not adhering to social distancing and not wearing masks. 02/21/21 @ 0225 HRS: Deputy Sheriffs shut down unlicensed bar @ 35-16 Junction Blvd, Queens, NY, 305+ people, violation of emergency orders, no liquor license, health code violations, 4 egresses bolted shut, 5 charged with various misdemeanors. pic.twitter.com/QEm7GokhCn— NYC SHERIFF (@NYCSHERIFF) February 22, 2021According to the sheriff, the operators were cited for violating emergency orders and the health code as well as for having no liquor license.Additionally, five people were charged with various misdemeanors.And...
    Two new mass COVID-19 vaccination sites will open Wednesday in Brooklyn and Queens as part of a federal partnership with New York — and there are still plenty of appointment slots available, Gov. Cuomo said Sunday. Medical workers will be able to give out up to 3,000 jabs daily at the new Medgar Evers College in Crown Heights and York College in Jamaica, said Cuomo, who urged New Yorkers to get vaccinated at the sites for at least the second time this week. “The vaccine is the weapon that will win the war, and we are working with our federal partners to make sure hard-hit communities have access to these life-saving shots,” Governor Cuomo said in a press release.  “I encourage all eligible New Yorkers from these communities to schedule an appointment and get vaccinated.” Cuomo has said the doses will come from the feds separately from the state’s weekly...
    New York : NEW YORK.– The New York State Department of Health (DOH) reminded New Yorkers that beginning Wednesday, February 24, new vaccination centers run by DOH and the Federation Agency for Emergency Management (FEMA) in Brooklyn and Queens counties Eligible New Yorkers can make appointments for vaccination centers in Brooklyn Y Queens via the New York ‘Am I Eligible’ website or by calling 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833) -697-4829) The Queens and Brooklyn centers will operate between 8 am and 8 pm daily, each having the capacity to administer 3,000 daily doses. Buffalo, Rochester, Albany and Yonkers will open on March 3 – Eligible New Yorkers can begin making appointments starting Wednesday, February 24 at 8 a.m. These sites have the capacity to administer 1,000 doses per day. The governor’s office reported in a statement that, since the beginning of the vaccine distribution process, another worrying trend has emerged: hesitancy or...
    New York : James Murphy, an 86-year-old man, was found dead at his home in Queens (NYC), possibly as a result of a fire caused by his heater, authorities said. The police were conducting a wellness check in the apartment located on 194th St near 50th Av in Flushing, around 3:10 p.m. Thursday, and they needed the help of the FDNY to break down the door. Once inside, they found the octogenarian unconscious. He was pronounced dead at the scene. There were burns on his body and the chair where he was sitting, right next to a heater that also caught fire, police said. His death did not appear to be criminal, but the city’s medical examiner’s office will officially determine the cause, he said. New York Post. Queens man, 86, found dead near apartment space heater with burn marks https://t.co/SunImIj43g pic.twitter.com/DTMHImNZC9 – New York Post (@nypost)...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says New Yorkers can start making appointments for federally backed mass vaccination sites. Appointments will open up at 8 a.m. Saturday for sites in Brooklyn and Queens. The sites at Medgar Evers College and York College will start administering shots on Wednesday. The sites will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day. Click here to access the “Am I Eligible” screening tool and schedule an appointment at a state-run mass vaccination site. Crown Heights resident Danielle Louis says she has a sense of hope that her parents can finally get vaccinated. “This area is one of the areas that was hit high with COVID,” she said. First dibs on appointments will go to people who live within surrounding zip codes. Appointments will open up to the entire borough after a week. “I agree with that because you had,...
    New York : Two firefighters were injured Photo: Andrés Correa Guatarasma / Courtesy A 65-year-old father and his 6-year-old son died in a fire in Queens (NYC) early yesterday morning. The fire broke out around 1:10 a.m. on the first floor of a two-story home on 157th Street near 46th Avenue in East Flushing, FDNY reported. Stephen Blumling (65) and his son Shawn (6) They were discovered unconscious inside the back bedroom. Both were declared dead at the scene. The boy’s twin brother managed to escape the fire and was taken to Jacobi Medical Center, where he is being treated for second-degree burns to his face and hands. His 41-year-old mother refused medical attention at the scene for smoke inhalation, sources said. Four people on the second floor managed to escape unscathed and were helped by the Red Cross. Two firefighters were hospitalized with minor...
    New York : Safety is mandatory on construction sites Photo: Andrés Correa Guatarasma / Courtesy Francesco Ginestri was accused of receiving a bribe while being observed by federal agents, while working as an inspector for the NYC Department of Buildings (DOB), position you have already resigned. Ginestri (36) was charged with soliciting and accepting a $ 1,200 bribe in exchange for failing to issue a $ 25,000 fine on a building under construction in Queens, Brooklyn federal prosecutors announced Wednesday. “A building inspector whom entrusted with the protection of public safety at city construction sites, he instead took advantage of his position to line his pockets with a cash bribe, “Acting US Attorney Seth DuCharme said in a statement. On July 6, 2020, the DOB issued a stop work order at a construction site in Flushing, Queens. After a new visit that same month, Ginestri...
    New York : NYPD on The NYC Subway Photo: Mariela Lombard / El Diario NY Two stabbed corpses were found in subway cars in New York, barely two hours apart this morning. Apparently it was two homeless. The findings occurred at opposite ends of the A line. The first was a man found dead in a seat at 11:20 p.m., at Mott Avenue Station and Beach 22nd Street, in Queens. Two hours later, a 44-year-old woman was discovered under a seat with stab wounds, at the final stop at the Upper Manhattan. Police are investigating whether the two deaths are connected. “We do not know. That is something that detectives will determine, “said an NYPD spokeswoman. No arrests have been announced. The A train was closed between Far Rockaway and the Broad Channel in Queens early Saturday while police investigated. Further, a third man...
    New York : Part of the seized Photo: www.queensda.org / Courtesy Zhi Zeng, a warehouse manager in Queens (NYC), was arrested after it was discovered that he had for sale more than 1.7 million fake masks labeled “3M N95,” in what authorities believe is the largest equipment seizure fraudulent protector (PPE) since the pandemic started. Zeng, 33, was arrested Wednesday after a clue led investigators to the unhealthy two-story warehouse on 51st Avenue, Long Island City, where boxes of sophisticated counterfeits were stacked on more than 100 shipping pallets, Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz denounced. Investigators posing as undercover buyers and they purchased masks on several occasions to verify authenticity, according to Katz. Although they turned out to be pirates, they were offered for sale at between $ 2.95 and $ 3.25 each. more than double the retail price from $ 1.27 MSRP 3M. Zeng...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Citi Field prepared to give out more doses of the COVID vaccine on Thursday, in its second full day of operation.After criticism about the number of vaccine doses available at Citi Field, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced two more mega vaccination sites for New York City.York College in Jamaica, Queens and Medger Evers College in Brooklyn will both vaccinate some 3,000 people a day starting on February 24."This is going to make a dramatic impact because the numbers are so big, these mass vaccinations sites. 3,000 per day, you are talking about 15,000 per week. That dwarfs everything. The Javits Center, now our big mass vaccination site, Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, they are like 1,000 a day. 3,000 a day is tremendous numbers," Cuomo said.Additionally, the state says it is adding eleven new pop-up vaccine clinics located in Queens, Manhattan, Long Island and the Hudson...
    New York : The New York authorities seek to ‘change the face’ of the vaccination process against COVID-19, after reports that denounced that a large majority of immunized people were being white, while minority communities are the most affected by the pandemic. And in a move to combat that inequality, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday the opening of two ‘mega-sites’ for vaccination in Brooklyn and Queens. The centers will be opened in coordination with the Biden Administration and there it is expected to immunize at least 3,000 people a day at each site, focusing on communities that until now have had less access to drugs, and for which an additional supply will be available. dose by the federal government. The ‘Medgar Evers College’ in Crown Heights, in Brooklyn and the ‘York College’ in Jamaica, in Queens, will operate for eight weeks and, as with the Yankee Stadium in the...
    New York : This Wednesday the Mayor Bill de Blasio inaugurated the stadium Citi Field of Queens as another ‘mega center’ of vaccination against COVID-19 in New York City, rating the cold day as “historic” in the fight against coronavirus. The municipal president celebrated the opening of the vaccination center (the Mets’ house, next to Flushing Park), with great fanfare, but without vaccines … at least not enough for a mega center, because in his early days the Mayor recognized that they only have 250 doses and the current choice of appointments available for Queens residents get vaccinated there, it doesn’t exist. There are no appointments. The mayor’s promise is that the panorama will change from next Monday, when he assured that more doses of vaccines will be delivered to the City and it is expected to raise the vaccination rate at Citi Field. “That will increase until next...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- After criticism about the number of vaccine doses available at Citi Field, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced two more mega vaccination sites for New York City.York College in Jamaica, Queens and Medger Evers College in Brooklyn will both vaccinate some 3,000 people a day starting on February 24."This is going to make a dramatic impact because the numbers are so big, these mass vaccinations sites. 3,000 per day, you are talking about 15,000 per week. That dwarfs everything. The Javits Center, now our big mass vaccination site, Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, they are like 1,000 a day. 3,000 a day is tremendous numbers," Cuomo said.Additionally, the state says it is adding eleven new pop-up vaccine clinics located in Queens, Manhattan, Long Island and the Hudson Valley.Those individual sites are handling their own appointments.New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was on hand Wednesday morning as...
    The New York Mets’ home, Citi Field, joined Yankee Stadium on Wednesday in offering COVID-19 vaccinations to eligible New Yorkers, but a lack of supply means only a few hundred people a day will initially get shots there. The Citi Field vaccination hub will be reserved for taxi drivers, food service workers and vaccine-eligible residents of the borough of Queens. “This site will be for the people of Queens; it will be for folks who take care of us and protect us and serve us as taxi drivers,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said after touring the vaccination site. “It’ll be the place for folks who work in food service. Working people, essential workers who have given their all to us during this crisis, and we need to be there for them.”
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- After criticism about the number of vaccine doses available at Citi Field, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced two more mega vaccination sites for New York City.York College in Jamaica, Queens and Medger Evers College in Brooklyn will both vaccinate some 3,000 people a day starting on February 24."This is going to make a dramatic impact because the numbers are so big, these mass vaccinations sites. 3,000 per day, you are talking about 15,000 per week. That dwarfs everything. The Javits Center, now our big mass vaccination site, Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, they are like 1,000 a day. 3,000 a day is tremendous numbers," Cuomo said.Additionally, the state says it is adding eleven new pop-up vaccine clinics located in Queens, Manhattan, Long Island and the Hudson Valley.Those individual sites are handling their own appointments.New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was on hand Wednesday morning as...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was on hand Wednesday morning as Citi Field opens as the city's newest vaccination mega-site.But measured in vaccine doses, the site is not quite as "mega" as the city's other ballpark-turned-medical-facility, Yankee Stadium.The massive Citi Field will, for now, only have enough doses to vaccinate 200 people a day, a fraction of the 2200 doses a day being administered at Yankee Stadium.EMBED More News Videos This site is by appointment only, with half the supply for TLC drivers and food delivery workers, the other half for Queens residents. That's because it's run by the city, which has access to less supply than Yankee Stadium, where the state is taking the lead.Appointments are made on the city's website.Citi Field is open to Queens residents, TLC drivers and food delivery workers only, after the city opted to expand who is...
    QUEENS VILLAGE, Queens (WABC) -- Yet another home invasion happened in Queens Saturday evening.It's the second home invasion in a week to strike the borough.Ring camera video caught suspects sneaking up on the homeowner on 249 Street and Hook Creek Boulevard in Queens Village.Police say at least one firearm was displayed when the individuals forced their way inside.The victim was then struck in the head with a gun and robbers tried to take off with $400 in cash, according to authorities.One individual was able to flee the victim's house through a rear window and the other was apprehended at the scene.The individual still being sought is a male with a Caribbean accent.The first invasion happened in Woodhaven, one of those involving two gunmen who forced their way into a home zip tied six family members.Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers...
    New York : A few hours before the 2021 Ecuador General Elections, hundreds of citizens of this country residing in New York and authorized to vote from abroad, were looking for information on how and where they could exercise their right this Sunday, given some changes and inaccuracies that arose to determine the location of the voting centers. The Ecuadorian construction worker Juan Tito, residing in Queens for 17 years, eager to participate, went at the last minute to the consular headquarters of his country in Long Island City, where he was able to determine that he was registered to vote in one of the two centers to be installed in the Big Apple. More of 40 thousand Ecuadorians are registered in the state of New York, to elect a new President, members of the National Assembly and also two legislative representatives of immigrants living in the United States...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Voters are heading to the polls Tuesday for a special election for a New York City Council seat in the 24th District. It’s the first time people will use ranked choice voting. MORE: Voters In Queens Special Election Will Be First To Use City’s New Ranked Choice Voting System That means you can rank up to five candidates in order of preference, instead of choosing just one. The city’s 24th District represents several neighborhoods in Queens, including Kew Gardens, Fresh Meadows and Jamaica. MORE FROM CBS NEW YORK Man Who Made Big Bucks Off GameStop Stock Sends Nintendo Switches To Children’s Hospital COVID Vaccine: Distribution Racial Disparity Stretches Well Beyond New York City’s Borders NYC Sheriff’s Office Busts Illegal Nightclubs In Bronx, Queens
    New York police have busted two illegal parties over the weekend that were attended by more than 600 people, despite ongoing COVID restrictions.  More than 400 people were founded packed into a hall in the Bronx with no liquor license on Saturday night, including children. Several hours later sheriffs found 225 people squashed into an underground bar in Queens, smoking hookah and not wearing masks.  The hosts of both events, as well the DJs and bouncers working there, were arrested and charged with violations of the city's pandemic rules and health codes. They could face fines of up to $15,000.   The parties are the latest in a string of illicit gatherings broken up by authorities in recent months.   Governor Andrew Cuomo's current New York City restrictions prevent indoor gatherings of more than ten people, to try and curb the rise of the virus. According to government figures the Bronx had...
    Authorities in New York City on Sunday raided an underground nightclub operating out of the basement of an apartment building in Queens and caught dozens of revelers drinking alcohol and smoking hookah inside the crowded speakeasy.  New York City Sheriff Joseph Fucito announced that deputies and NYPD officers busted at least 75 patrons inside the illegal bar located at 65-25 Roosevelt Avenue in Queens at around 12.30am on Sunday.  The makeshift nightclub was protected by a 'heavily fortified' door and had blocked exits, posing a potential safety risk in case of a fire, Fucito said.  NYPD officers and deputy sheriffs acting on a tip raided the underground speakeasy on Roosevelt Avenue early Sunday morning  Officers are seen carrying out cases of Corona brand beer from an illegal nightclub, which had been operating out of the basement of a Queens apartment building  Inside, officials found some 75...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A New Jersey man is under arrest on federal arson charges for allegedly staring a fire inside a Queens restaurant. Authorities say 54-year-old Asif Raja used a flammable liquid to set multiple fires last August in the restaurant on Steinway Street. The sprinkler system kept the flames from spreading, but fire marshal’s deemed it suspicious and started investigating. Authorities have not specified what the motive might have been. MORE FROM CBS NEW YORK Brooklyn Building Manager Arrested After FDNY Finds Over 900 Propane Cylinders Stacked In Warehouse Gov. Cuomo Urges New Yorkers To Get COVID Vaccine: ‘We’ll Make It Accessible, But We Need You To Accept It’ Harlem Community Gathers Together To Show Support For Victim Of Brutal Attack Outside Liquor Store
    New York : Rogelio Vega, a deacon of a Catholic church in Queens (NYC), was arrested this week for attempting to have sex with a 14-year-old boy he met on the Grindr dating site. authorities said. Actually, Vega (50) was chatting with a undercover detective posing as the minor, according to prosecutors. “This defendant, to all appearances, is a family man who goes to church,” said Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz. “Sadly, the real person under the sheepskin is a presumed sexual predator who sought out an adolescent to satisfy his needs ”. Vega, a deacon at “St. Sebastian’s Roman Catholic Church” in Woodside, reportedly began using the Grindr app in July 2020 to communicate with the “teenager.” The detainee, who has a wife and four children, allegedly He asked the “boy” to send him nude photos and shared several images of his genitals with him. On one occasion,...
    New York : There was a lot of expectation for this amount Photo: Kevork Djansezian / . One lucky person in Michigan took home the historic Mega Millions jackpot last night; and at least two winning $ 1 million tickets were sold in NYC. Around 1 am this morning, the list of lottery winners was announced. The jackpot was sold is estimated at $ 1 billion dollars, equivalent to $ 739.6 million as a lump sum, before taxes. The winning numbers were 4-26-42-50-60 with a Mega Ball number of 24. That winning ticket was sold at a Kroger store located in Novi, a suburb north of detroitconfirmed the state lottery portal. The identity of the winner has not been disclosed. But under Michigan lottery rules, you must show up to claim your winnings, he said. ABC News. The winner will have two options to collect...
    New York : FDNY investigates the origin of the fire Photo: Andrés Correa Guatarasma / Courtesy A man was found dead after a fire tore through his home in Queens (NYC) early Thursday. The fire sparked on the second floor of a private residence at 257-54 148th Ave, in Rosedale. Firefighters were able to bring the fire under control shortly after 12:30 a.m. yesterday. After the flames were completely doused, police officers found the 56-year-old victim inside the home, unconscious. EMS also responded and declared the man dead at the scene. The identity of the victim was pending family notification. The cause of the fire had not yet been determined and the investigation was ongoing yesterday, he noted. Pix11. The victim lived alone with her dog, a Chihuahua named “Biggie”, that survived the fire, according New York Post. Man killed in NYC blaze lived alone...
    New York : Small businesses in Corona, Queens Photo: Edwin Martínez / Impremedia Steve and Alexandra Cohen, new owners of the NY Mets team, are spearheading a $ 17.5 million grant program for Queens small businesses. The owners of the baseball team donated the money through their foundation, with individual grants of up to $ 20,000 dollars to be distributed to minority family stores in ZIP codes most affected by COVID-19. 30% will go to restaurants and street vendors. “Small businesses are the lifeblood of our city and COVID has had a devastating impact on them,” said Steve Cohen. “As owners of the Mets, we are proud to support small business owners during this difficult time, just as they have supported the team and the community over the years. We hope this donation brings them some relief. “ Only retail or personal service businesses with...
    A New York court worker, 37, who called for 'public executions' of Pelosi and Schumer and told Trump supporters to 'kill your senators' has been arrested by the FBI in Queens. Brendan Hunt, using the alias X-Ray Ultra, posted on Facebook that he wanted 'actual revenge' on Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and progressive congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. 'Trump, we want actual revenge on democrats. Meaning, we want you to hold a public execution of pelosi aoc schumer etc. And if you dont do it, the citizenry will,' Hunt allegedly wrote on Facebook, according to the complaint. 'We're not voting in another rigged election. Start up the firing squads, mow down these commies, and lets take america back!' His posts appear to have since been deleted. The wannabe filmmaker, who works as an assistant court analyst for New York's Office of Court Administration, was arrested by...
    New York : Local of the Popeyes chain Photo: Joe Raedle / . A car passed through the front window of a “Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen” food establishment in Queens (NYC), crashing into the order area. Three people were injured, including a customer 48-year-old at the store located on Hillside Avenue in Queens Village on Sunday afternoon around 3 p.m. At the wheel was a 21-year-old, who apparently lost control of the car, reported ABC News. Two patients were transferred to North Shore University Hospital, according to FNDY. The driver refused medical attention. The NYPD was investigating why the driver of the blue Honda car ended up inside the store, creating an unusual situation that could have been fatal. Three injured after car smashes through Popeyes in Queens https://t.co/hj8JCjIGZl pic.twitter.com/yk2iLAaKGG – New York Post (@nypost) January 17, 2021
    New York : NYPD seized coffee pot and boric acid Photo: Davide Baraldi / Pexels Suncha Tinevra was arrested and charged with attempted battery after allegedly poisoning her husband’s coffee and food with boric acid several times at their home in Queens (NYC). The arrest came after her husband Robert Baron apparently caught her in a video by sliding the insecticide in his morning coffee, police sources told the New York Post. “I’ve done this two or three times,” the 70-year-old admitted to police, who detained her at her Oakland Gardens home. “I don’t remember when, only when I’m angry,” said the sources who confessed. “I wanted to teach him a lesson ”, the woman would have affirmed, without further details. Baron, 63, went to NYPD Station 111 near his home to report his wife. There he told the police that since September he had...
    A MASS suicide by chemicals has taken place in Queens with one dead and three critical. The New York Fire Department told The Sun that there are multiple patients. 1Credit: google maps The incident was reported at 221-15 Hempstead Avenue. A hazardous materials team is reportedly en route, according to NYC Fire Wire. Most read in NewsTONGUE TIEDLeading doc shares photo of ‘Covid tongue’ - the new symptom plaguing sufferers'SURROUND D.C'Capitol rioter who threatened to kill Pelosi texted he 'wanted to burn D.C'SOCIALLY AWKWARDTwitter CEO ADMITS Trump ban sets 'dangerous precedent' but defends moveRevealed'RED ALERT'Capitol rioter's wife begs Trump fans not to go to protest after his 'suicide'SINKING SHIPCould Joe Biden face impeachment?'QUID PRO JOE'QAnon-backing Rep to file for impeachment against BIDEN on 1st day in office More to follow... For the latest news on this story keep checking back at Sun Online. The Sun is your go to destination...
    Two New York City residents have contracted the highly contagious coronavirus variant first identified in the UK. This makes the two cases, announced by Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday, among the 12 infections recently confirmed across the state.  The two people live in Manhattan and Queens, respectively, and one of them had recently traveled to the UK. With cases of the new variant spreading, now infecting least 83 people in 11 states, de Blasio called once again for a complete travel ban from the UK. Two New York City residents have been infected with the new coronavirus variant first identified in the UK, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Wednesday (pictured) At least 83 people across 11 states have contracted the new strain, which is up to 70% more transmissible De Blasio said the two patients are currently in isolation and have been in contact with the...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – New York City is terminating its contracts with the Trump Organization. The contracts are for two ice skating rinks at Central Park, the Central Park carousel and the Trump golf links at Ferry Point, a city-owned golf course in the Bronx. Mayor Bill de Blasio said he was ending the relationship because President Donald Trump had incited violence. More: Queens Man Edward Florea Arrested After Allegedly Plotting Another U.S. Capitol Attack “Inciting an insurrection against the United States government and clearly constitutes criminal activity. So the city of New York will no longer have anything to do with the Trump Organization. They have profited from these contracts, they will profit no longer,” de Blasio said. The parks concessions have brought the Trump Organization about $17 million in revenue. MORE FROM CBS NEW YORK COVID Vaccine: Eligible Long Island Residents Running Into All Kinds Of Problems...
    New York : NEW YORK – A bipartisan bill that seeks to address food insecurity caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, which would establish a permanent program for the distribution of surplus agricultural products to food banks, was announced by State Senator George Borrello and Assemblywoman Catalina Cruz. The initiative of the Republican Borrello, which represents District 57 that includes the counties of Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany and part of Livingston County in the west of the state, and the Democrat Cruz, of District 39 of Queens, seeks to extend the Nourish New program York introduced in April last year by Governor Andrew Cuomo, to rescue families and farmers affected by the changes brought on by COVID-19, particularly disruptions in the food supply chain. Borrello is a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee and has more than 3,000 farms in his district that serve New Yorkers across the state. Queens District...
    New York : The New York Mets hit a home run with three men on base, when announcing this Tuesday that they will make the stadium available Citi Field, in Queens, to be used as a ‘mega site’ for vaccination against COVID-19 24 hours a day and that could serve up to 7,000 people seven days a week. Mayor Bill de Blasio, who is a fan of the Mets, wore a team shirt and cap when making the announcement, ensuring that with this immunization center “it will be possible to help many people to be vaccinated, especially those same neighbors from Queens, and we estimate that daily there would be at least 5,000 people but could reach up to 7,000 ”. The mega site will start operating on January 25 and will be operated by the public hospital corporation ‘NYC Health + Hospitals’ and the ‘Test & Trace Corps’....
    New York : Ikea opened its first store in Queens (NYC) yesterday in the Rego Center shopping center, to meet the growing demand for household products during the pandemic. This branch of the Swedish furniture giant has a 115 thousand square feet “small format”, Yes too the first Ikea of ​​its kind in the US, according to a press release. It had originally been announced for the summer of 2020, but it was yesterday when it opened to the public. Its offer focuses on furniture and accessories for home for a sustainable life in small spaces, selected specifically for New Yorkers. Buyers can also schedule Appointments with employees to plan layouts for their kitchens, living rooms, and bedrooms. “At IKEA we are on a journey to transform our business to meet our customers wherever they are and how they like to shop,” said Javier Quiñones, president and chief...
    New York : At least one saboteur spilled pornographic images that appeared on screens as Jenifer Rajkuma, the new NY State Assemblyman, spoke during a Zoom meeting with the NYPD 102 Precinct Community Council. A series of eight X-rated photos emerged when Rajkumar (D), the first woman of South Asian descent to be elected to the NY State Assembly, appeared online. “What the hell is this?”, Simcha Waisman, president of the community council reacted in surprise, while Rajkumar was puzzled, she described New York Post. Captain Antonio Fidacaro, commander of Police Station 102 and host of the Zoom meeting on the night of January 5, quickly intervened: “We apologize. We are working on this ”. “No problem,” Rajkumar continued calmly, as the photos of naked people in sexual acts they were still on the screen. “I just want to say to everyone, thank you. I am very happy to...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- New York City is taking a big step forward in the fight against the coronavirus.Over the weekend, five new vaccination sites opened across city, including two mega-sites that will be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.And it comes at the right time, because 3.2 million New Yorkers will be eligible to get the vaccine starting today.Check if you are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccineGroup 1B includes people 75 years of age or older, first responders, teachers and transit workers.RELATED: New York expanding vaccine eligibility to include 1b, NYC set to open 5 centersEMBED More News Videos Naveen Dhaliwal has the latest on New York's plan to expand vaccination eligibility in the state. New York City's two mega-facilities, including one at Brooklyn Army Terminal in Sunset Park, Brooklyn and the other at Bathgate Industrial Park in the Bronx, opened Sunday and are...
    FLUSHING, Queens (WABC) -- A massive fire tore through several businesses in Queens Friday night, injuring multiple firefighters.The incident happened on 37th Ave and Main Street in Flushing.FDNY say the fire began in a hair salon just before midnight.It then started to spread to an adjacent three-story building.Over 200 crew members are still on scene of the seven-alarm fire.Officials say there is an active fire on the third floor in rear of building. Firefighters are expected to be on-scene for an extended period.Seven firefighters were taken to an area hospital with injuries, but they are considered non-critical.MORE NEWS | Man seen in photo at Nancy Pelosi's desk during Capitol siege among 13 facing federal charges so farEMBED More News Videos At least 80 people have been arrested in connection with Wednesday's Capitol mob, and authorities are tracking down the others who were involved in the siege. ----------* More Queens news*...
    FLUSHING, Queens (WABC) -- A massive fire tore through several businesses in Queens Friday night, injuring multiple firefighters.The incident happened on 37th Ave and Main Street in Flushing.FDNY say the fire began in a hair salon just before midnight.It then started to spread to an adjacent three-story building.Crews are still on scene of the seven-alarm fire.Officials say there is an active fire on third floor in rear of building. Firefighters are expected to be on-scene for an extended period.Seven firefighters were taken to an area hospital with injuries, but they are considered non-critical.MORE NEWS | Man seen in photo at Nancy Pelosi's desk during Capitol siege among 13 facing federal charges so farEMBED More News Videos At least 80 people have been arrested in connection with Wednesday's Capitol mob, and authorities are tracking down the others who were involved in the siege. ----------* More Queens news* Send us a news...
    Twitter Louis Shenker Louis Shenker is a 22-year-old extreme right-wing conspiracy theorist who is being sought by police in connection with a hoax bomb placed in a car outside a Queens, New York shopping mall. According to NBC News, the Tesla car had a husky dog inside it and pro Black Lives Matter signs. Law enforcement sources told NBC News they were investigating whether the motive was discrediting the Black Lives Matter movement. Shenker has a long history of right-wing agitation. He’s peddled conspiracy theories about the election and COVID-19 online and in InfoWars webcast appearances. “The communist party has been planning the destruction of the United States of America for over 100 years. The year 2020 is when they make their final move,” he wrote on Facebook. On social media, he touted his support for President Donald Trump. His top post on Facebook is a share of...
    The Queens Place Mall in Queens, New York, was evacuated Monday morning after a suspicious car parked in the shopping center’s garage prompted a bomb scare. Police are searching for the individual who abandoned the vehicle at the mall with what turned out to be a fake bomb within, CBS New York reported. Inside the vehicle, investigators discovered batteries, wire, duct tape, and an aerosol container constituting what they determined to be a hoax bomb, according to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ). This is the hoax device that was found during the investigation in Queens earlier today. pic.twitter.com/IEUprCpdE4 — NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) January 4, 2021 “The Bomb Squad has determined that this is a hoax device, which means, in their judgment, it was set up to appear to be a device,” NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence and Counterterrorism John Miller said, the WSJ reported. Police first received a 911 report around 7:40 a.m. Monday...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The New Year got off to a violent start in New York City, with six separate shootings overnight. The latest incident took place in Queens, where three men were shot inside a hotel. One victim died of his injuries. Police were called around 1 a.m. to the Umbrella Hotel Kew Gardens on Queens Boulevard. Investigators say two groups of men were fighting inside the hotel, when one group opened fire on another. LINK: Tracking Shootings In New York City A 20-year-old man was killed, and two others, ages 20 and 40, were hospitalized with severe injuries. Police believe there were two shooters but say they’re looking for a total of five people. In East New York, Brooklyn, a 33-year-old woman was shot in the leg by a stray bullet while sitting in her second floor apartment on Lincoln Avenue. She was taken to the hospital in...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Police are investigating the first homicide of the New Year in New York City.It has been been a violent start to 2021.At least seven people have been shot already in the city.That includes a triple shooting outside a Queens hotel that was fatal.A 20-year-old man died in front of the Umbrella Hotel on Queens Boulevard in Kew Gardens just after 1:10 a.m.A 40-year-old man and a 20-year-old man were taken to the hospital.So far, police have not made any arrests.The investigation is ongoing.In a separate incident, a 33-year-old woman was struck by a stray bullet that traveled through her bedroom window in Brooklyn.The victim was inside her home on Lincoln Avenue in the City Line section of Brooklyn when she was shot just after midnight.She was hit in the leg and taken to Brookdale University Hospital in stable condition.The city preliminarily ended last year with at...
    Despite a nationwide increase in COVID-19 cases and health professionals urging Americans not to gather, some people are still hosting packed holiday parties. Last week a video of maskless individuals partaking in a conga line during a holiday party at a New York restaurant went viral on social media. Since then at least one party attendee has been hospitalized with COVID-19. Additionally, New York’s Liquor Authority has suspended the restaurant’s liquor license, NBC News reported. The party hosted by the Whitestone Republican Club was held at Il Bacco, an Italian restaurant in Queens, on Dec. 9. Despite claims by the hosting organization that safety precautions were followed, social media posts depicted little to no social distancing with barely any masks in sight. While it is unclear how many people attended the party, at least 50 can be seen dancing on the floor or sitting at a nearby table in the...
    Three New York Republican club members who attended a Christmas party where some were filmed dancing in a conga line have tested positive for COVID-19, with at least one being hospitalized.   Earlier this month, shocking footage from the holiday party held by the Whitestone Republican Club in Queens on December 9 emerged and showed revelers forgoing face masks and dancing in the conga line. In the footage, 16 maskless members of the club can be seen shaking their hips to the Bee Gees disco hit 'You Should Be Dancing'.  According to the Queens Eagle, James Trent, the chair of the affiliated Queens Village Republican Club, was admitted to North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset where he is recovering from COVID-19. Scroll down for video   At least three people who attended a Christmas party in New York and danced in a conga line have tested positive for COVID-19, with one...
    PATERSON, New Jersey (WABC) -- Police busted more than 50 people inside an unlicensed hookah lounge in New Jersey.The people were packed inside 'La Cafe' in Paterson on Saturday night for a birthday party.ALSO READ | Authorities shut down illegal club with 160 people insideEMBED More News Videos New York City Sheriff's deputies shut down an illegal club in Queens early Sunday. The invitations instructed people to bring masks, but officers say no one was wearing one.Police accused the owners of locking the doors on them to try to sneak alcohol out the back.Police seized 8 hookahs and various hookah accessories as well as bottles of alcohol and card sets from within the establishment.Officials report there were no fire alarms inside the lounge.ALSO READ | Police break up private swingers party with 80 people insideEMBED More News VideosPolice broke up a private swingers party in Queens that was being held...
    A New York City Republican club is now firing back at critics – including the Big Apple’s "idiot mayor" and "King Cuomo" – after its members were filmed dancing in a maskless conga line during a recent holiday party.  At least 50 people attended the indoor celebration at the Il Bacco Ristorante in the city’s Queens borough on Dec. 9, according to the Queens Daily Eagle. A video posted on Twitter of Whitestone Republican Club members singing and dancing along to the music of the Bee Gees has since gone viral with 3.5 million views.  "Yes, we held a holiday party. A good time was had by all. We abided by all precautions. But we are not the mask police, nor are we the social distancing police," the Club wrote in a statement this week. "Adults have the absolute right to make their own decisions, and clearly many chose to interact like normal humans and not paranoid zombies in hazmat suits."  The Whitestone Republican Club party was on...
    ROSEDALE, Queens (WABC) -- New York City Sheriff's deputies shut down an illegal club in Queens early Sunday.The deputies found more than 164 people inside of a building on 243rd Street in Rosedale around 2:45 a.m.Attendees apparently used a rear alleyway to enter the illegal club. 12/20/20 @ 0245 HRS: Deputy Sheriffs shut down illegal bottle club @ 145-12 243rd Street Queens, access via rear alley: 164+ people, violation of emergency orders, barricaded egress, no liquor license, fire & health code violations, 5 charged with multiple offenses. pic.twitter.com/QuiHgVSU6K— NYC SHERIFF (@NYCSHERIFF) December 20, 2020Officials say besides violating restrictions in place because of the coronavirus pandemic and having no liquor license, the illegal club also violated fire codes.Deputies arrested five people and charged them with multiple offenses.The Sheriff's Office has shut down a number of illegal clubs and parties recently.Last week, a woman was seriously injured in a shooting outside an...
    A Queens critical care nurse who has been on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic has become the first person in New York – and the first person in the US – to receive Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine. Sandra Lindsay, a critical care nurse at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, was vaccinated on-camera at the Queens hospital as Gov. Andrew Cuomo looked on via livestream. Applause broke out as Lindsay was jabbed with the potentially life-saving shot. “It didn’t feel any different from taking any other vaccine,” Lindsay said right after she was given the shot by Northwell Health director of employee health services Michelle Chester. “I am feeling well. I would like to thank all the front line workers,” said Lindsay. “I feel hopeful. I feel relieved.”
    EAST ELMHURST, Queens (WABC) -- A passenger of a stolen car died after the driver crashed into a tree in New York City.The incident happened Tuesday in the East Elmhurst section of Queens.Police say the driver of an Acura MDX crashed into a tree at Ditmars Boulevard and 94th Street just after 9:15 a.m.RELATED: 76-year-old man struck in neck by stray bullet while sleeping at Queens nursing homeThe male passenger died at the hospital.The 26-year-old driver is in custody with charges pending, authorities say.MORE NEWS: Unidentified illness in India sickens hundredsEMBED More News Videos Patients have experienced symptoms ranging from nausea and anxiety to loss of consciousness, doctors said. ----------* More Queens news* Send us a news tip* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts *Follow us on YouTube
    Community Advisory: I have been informed of an unoccupied vehicle that fell into a large sinkhole in #Maspeth. (1/3) pic.twitter.com/befhoLtlvY – Robert Holden (@BobHoldenNYC) November 26, 2020 A vehicle was literally swallowed by the ground, after a hole in the asphalt in Queens (NYC), on the morning of Thanksgiving Thursday. The unusual find was reported around 6 a.m. on 70th street near 52nd avenue in Maspethauthorities said. The shocking images were shared on Twitter by Councilor Robert Holden, who added that the incident sparked various street closures in the area. The causes of the accident have not been announced. FDNY responded to the scene because it received reports of injuries. But it was determined that miraculously there were no injuries, as the orange Toyota RAV4 SUV was unoccupied, the New York Post reported. An unoccupied orange SUV was found swallowed by a sinkhole...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- A new law regulating e-scooters and e-bicycles takes effect in New York City on Monday.The ordinance, which was passed by the New York City Council over the summer, legalizes the electronic rides - including both e-scooters and e- bicycles - across Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island.RELATED: NYC Council set to approve e-scooters, e-bikesEMBED More News Videos The council feels it will help essential workers making deliveries during the pandemic. Electric scooters will be allowed to reach a speed of 20 miles per hour on New York City streets, while bicycles with electric motors have a speed limit of 25 miles per hour.The new law was advocated by food delivery workers and transportation advocates across the city's five boroughs.NYC COVID NEWS: Police break up private swingers party in Queens with 80 peopleEMBED More News VideosPolice broke up a private swingers party in Queens...
    These probably weren’t the busts they’d expected. An underground swingers sex party was broken up overnight in Queens for violating pandemic gathering restrictions, the New York City Sheriff’s Office announced. Caligula, which bills itself on Facebook as a “private upscale on premise swingers club” in Astoria, was caught hosting more than 80 people, bumping loud music and unlawfully serving alcohol, Sheriff Joseph Fucito said. When sheriff deputies arrived, they found three couples having sex in a small room while others were gathered across the venue unlawfully drinking alcohol and socializing, according to the sheriff and pictures of the event. Jennifer Hayes, 47, was the only attendee who was fined and given a summons for disorderly conduct. “[The chief] kept saying how long have you been working there… I didn’t work there. I heard them laughing and making fun of everybody,” Hayes told The Post Sunday, adding she will be fighting...
    JAMAICA, Queens (WABC) -- A knife attack broke out inside an IHOP restaurant after a customer refused to wear a mask.The situation unfolded Tuesday afternoon inside the restaurant at 170-19 Hillside Ave.Police say the suspect was told he had to wear a mask when he tried to walk into the restaurant.He was asked to leave after refusing to wear a face covering.He briefly left before running back inside and trying to stay one of the male employees.ALSO READ | Car crashes into bakery on opening day after road rage disputeEMBED More News Videos At least four people were injured in an apparent road rage incident that ended with a car smashing through the front of a Queens bakery that was marking its grand opening Monday. As he swung the knife, he ended up slashing a 40-year-old woman on her arm.She was treated at the hospital where she needed seven stitches.The...
    It's the battle of the beauty queens - not in a contest, but in the courtroom. Alice Lee Giannetta, 37, who was a former Mrs. New York is taking on a former Mrs. Montana, Tana Johnson, 44, who claims Giannetta is a 'liar and a thief' accusing her of stealing cash from the Mrs. World beauty pageant. Giannetta, who is a Manhattan lawyer, is using her legal prowess to take on Johnson who is a pharmacist and mother of four. Former Mrs. New York, Alice Lee Giannetta, 37, is taking on a former Mrs. Montana, Tana Johnson, 44, after Johnson claimed that Giannetta pictured, was  a 'liar and a thief' Johnson accused Giannetta of stealing funds from the Mrs. World competition.   Johnson claimed in a May press release and Facebook post that Giannetta has refused to return an unspecified amount of cash she took from sponsors as she worked...
    Astoria Blvd. in Corona, Queens Photo: Mariela Lombard / El Diario NY A delivery man died after being hit by a “Bud Light” beer truck yesterday on Astoria Boulevard, Queens (NYC). Videos posted on the Citizen app show the red motorcycle partially caught by one of the tractor-trailer wheels on Crescent Street, as firefighters examine the scene. Another video showed the semi-trailer halfway turning right onto Astoria Boulevard road, with its cab crashing into the protected bicycle lane. The footage suggests that the truck driver turned right onto the moped around 8:30 a.m., the New York Post noted. The unidentified male victim was transported to Mount Sinai Queens, where he succumbed to his injuries. Delivery drivers at the scene last night said the 35-year-old victim was one of their own and that his shift was almost over when the collision occurred. Last...
    Each year, relatives of the victims gather at the Flight 587 Memorial in Rockaways, Queens. Photo: Mariela Lombard / El Diario Nueva York This thursday 19 years of one of the worst tragedies experienced by New York City, after September 11, the crash of Flight 587 from American Airlines in Belle Harbor, in Queens, resulting in the deaths of 265 people, including 251 passengers, 9 crew members and 5 people on the ground. And without a doubt that the Dominican community of the Big Apple was the most affected by this plane crash, since the flight was heading towards the Dominican Republic and the great most of the victims were from that country. To commemorate the fateful date one of the Dominican leaders of New York City, Councilor Ydanis Rodríguez, invited the community to participate in an event that will be held...
    A New York boyfriend has been indicted for murder for allegedly beating and choking his girlfriend, before throwing her to her death from her sixth-floor apartment because he thought she was cheating. Danielle Marrano, 37, died last Monday after police found her mangled body at the base of her apartment building on Ocean Promenade in Rockaway Park in Queens.  Her boyfriend Shmuel Levine, 34, was arrested hours after she died and confessed to killing her during a physical fight when he tried to take her phone away to look for evidence of an affair.  Authorities initially believed the dental hygienist had committed suicide by leaping to her death before finding her injuries were not consistent with a fall.  A New York boyfriend has been indicted for murder for allegedly beating and choking his girlfriend, before throwing her to her death from her sixth-floor apartment because he thought she was cheating....
    There was a slight uptick in the rate of positive tests for COVID-19 in Brooklyn and Queens hot spots — as well as overall statewide — Saturday, according to the latest New York figures. Brooklyn’s “red zone,” including Midwood — and the worst area in the city in terms of the coronavirus —  recorded a positive-test rate of 4.45 percent Saturday, compared to 4.23 percent Friday. The latest rate in the borough’s “yellow zone’’ surrounding the red zone was 2.14 percent, as opposed to 2.07 percent the day before. In Queens, its yellow-zone rate in Forest Hills and Kew Garden Hills was 2.93 percent compared to 2.40 percent Friday, while another yellow zone in Far Rockaway was 2.55 percent Saturday as opposed to 1.68 percent Friday, the state said. Meanwhile, the state’s total positive-test rate was 1.35 percent Saturday, while it was 1.31 percent Friday. Those figures were keeping in...
    REGO PARK, Queens (WABC) -- Governor Andrew Cuomo announced changes to New York's coronavirus red zones, allowing for some restaurants to begin offering indoor dining again on Thursday, and some schools to reopen for in-person learning Monday.Cuomo said the positivity rate is dropping in some areas, enabling the state to lift some restrictions in certain areas.In Brooklyn, the red zones remained, but there were movements within the orange zone. EMBED More News VideosLauren Glassberg reports on the adjustment of NYC COVID hot spots. Red and orange zones were eliminated in Queens based on progress made over the last two weeks -- that area is now all yellow zone. In Rockland and Orange counties, red zones and yellow zones remained the same. Cuomo said color zones will be adjusted based on these metrics:- Exit a red zone: Under 3% after 10 days (4%...
    REGO PARK, Queens (WABC) -- Governor Andrew Cuomo announced changes to New York's coronavirus red zones Wednesday.Cuomo said the positivity rate is dropping in some areas, enabling the state to life some restrictions in certain areas.In Brooklyn, the red zones remained, but there were movements within the orange zone. Red and orange zones were eliminated in Queens -- that area is now all yellow zone. In Rockland and Orange counties, red zones and yellow zones remained the same. Cuomo said color zones will be adjusted based on these metrics:- Exit a red zone: under 3% after 10 days (4% in less populated areas)- Exit an orange zone: Under 2% after 10 days (3% in less populated areas)- Exit a yellow zone: under 1.5% after 10 days (2% in less populated areas)Additional considerations the governor mentioned were:- Are new hospitalizations trending downward?- Are...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- There is some hope people and businesses can return to the normal of a few weeks ago in places like Rego Park, Queens where restaurants went to take only.Mayor Bill de Blasio said that New York City's COVID-19 cases appear to be "leveling off" but there is "still more work to do."The mayor said that he knows everyone wants the restrictions now in place in the COVID cluster red and orange zones lifted as soon as possible but he asked residents in those areas to "dig deeper" and continue to wear their masks and social distance.EMBED More News Videos Dave Evans has the latest on New York City's fight to enforce COVID restrictions. De Blasio noted that in Central Queens the numbers have dropped dramatically, but "We need to see more progress before we can remove restrictions." The mayor predicted that after working with the state...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Ski resorts in New York will be allowed to reopen next month at half their indoor capacity with restrictions on sharing gondolas and face coverings required off the slopes, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday. The governor said ski resorts can open Nov. 6 under a series of restrictions consistent with rules for other entertainment venues. Masks will be required at all times except when eating, drinking or skiing. Gondolas and lifts will be restricted to members of the same party and shared or rented equipment must be disinfected between uses. “You have to socially distance when you ski,” Cuomo said Sunday at a briefing. Also, capacity on the mountain must be reduced by 25% during “peak” days or if multiple trails are closed due to unseasonable conditions. Ski lessons will be limited to 10 or fewer people, he said. MORE: Gov. Cuomo Announces Movie Theaters In...
    The family of a wealthy New York City art dealer have been left stunned after learning he has left his fortune to a Queens deli worker who became his companion and 'caretaker' during his dying months.  Andre Zarre, who died in July at the age of 78, was one of the city's top contemporary art dealers and owned galleries in the Upper East Side and Chelsea.  The Polish-born businessman lived in an apartment on ritzy Park Avenue, just steps from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  He also counted Gloria Vanderbilt and Emilie Benes Brzezinski - the mother of MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski - as his friends.  Zarre, whose assets are believed to be worth millions of dollars, was not married and did not have children.   Andre Zarre, who died in July at the age of 78, was one of the city's top contemporary art dealers and owned galleries in the...
    New Yorkers can go to the movies again, but only outside of the Big Apple, Gov. Cuomo announced Saturday. Cinemas can resume showings Oct. 23 at 25 percent capacity, with a maximum of 50 people per screen, Cuomo announced at a morning press briefing. He limited the reopenings to counties outside of New York City, including Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester, with low coronavirus infection rates and no hot zones. Large cinema chains had implored Cuomo to allow the reopenings. Officials moved to shut down an upcoming wedding Monday in Williamsburg with an expected 10,000 attendees. The New York City Sheriff served a state order Friday night prohibiting the event, said Elizabeth Garvey, Cuomo’s special counsel. “Look, you can get married. You just can’t have [10,000] people at your wedding,” said Cuomo. “You get the same result at the end of the day.” Cuomo also said the state will move to...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City More than 900 New Yorkers were hospitalized on Monday while battling COVID-19 symptoms — the highest statewide number in months — largely due to the growth of virus cases in the “red zones” where clusters have been found. Governor Andrew Cuomo reported Tuesday that the state’s red zones — several of which are in Brooklyn and Queens — accounted for 12.3% of all positive COVID-19 cases diagnosed in New York on Monday. The clusters of COVID-19 across New York also drove up the hospitalization rate; more than 70% of the 923 people hospitalized for the virus hail from the red zones. Subtracting red zones from the mix, the statewide COVID-19 positivity rate on Monday was just 1.2%, with 1,222 positive cases out of 94,932 test results reported.  “Our numbers overall continue...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Religious groups and gatherings are feeling the impact of the new COVID restrictions in New York's hot spots.In Queens, Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Catholic Church off Queens Boulevard in Forest Hills is in the orange zone. Sunday's morning mass will be limited to just 25 people.This after the Diocese of Brooklyn sued, asking a federal judge for a temporary restraining order to stop Governor Cuomo's executive order with limits religious gatherings to just ten people in the red zone and 25 in the orange zones.However, a judge denied that request on Saturday, citing the "severity and complexities" of the pandemic.Jewish groups are also suing after coronavirus cases spiked in some of Brooklyn's orthodox Jewish neighborhoods.RELATED: Fiery protest over NYC COVID cluster restrictionsEMBED More News Videos The coronavirus pandemic hit another fever pitch in Borough Park, Brooklyn overnight. As state and local officials work to...
    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City neighborhood erupted in protests after Gov. Andrew Cuomo moved to reinstate restrictions on houses of worship, schools and businesses in areas where coronavirus cases are spiking. Videos of Tuesday night’s protest on social media show hundreds of Orthodox Jewish men gathered in the streets of Borough Park, a neighborhood in Brooklyn, in some cases setting bonfires by burning masks. Video posted on social media shows a crowd swarming and knocking down a man holding a camera. Police said there were no arrests. The new rules announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday will affect parts of Brooklyn and Queens in New York City, sections of Orange and Rockland counties in the Hudson Valley and an area within Binghamton in the Southern Tier. Most of the New York City and Hudson Valley neighborhoods are home to large enclaves of Orthodox Jews, and community...
    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City neighborhood erupted in protests after Gov. Andrew Cuomo moved to reinstate restrictions on businesses, houses of worship and schools in and near areas where coronavirus cases are spiking. Videos of Tuesday night's protest on social media show hundreds of men gathered in the streets of Borough Park, an ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhood in Brooklyn, in some cases setting bonfires by burning masks. The New York Post reported that when a journalist working for the newspaper tried to take photos and video of the scene, several men without masks rushed him and chased him to his car. A police spokesperson said there were no arrests. The new rules announced by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday will affect parts of Brooklyn and Queens in New York City, sections of Orange and Rockland counties in the Hudson Valley and an area within Binghamton in the Southern...
    A woman has died and two other people have been hospitalized in critical condition when a small plane crashed onto a concrete pier in the Queens borough of New York City on Sunday afternoon, the New York Fire Department said. The FDNY tweeted Sunday night that crews remained at the pier where the single-engine seaplane crashed around 3 p.m. local time. FDNY said witnesses reported seeing the plane traveling "rather fast along the water, skipped twice and hit the pier." Officials said there was no explosion or fuel hazard. FDNY said the investigation into the crash will be handed over to the Federal Aviation Administration and the New York Police Department.  Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox Identities of the victims were not immediately released. FDNY said the pilot is a resident of Queens and he may have been trying to land. Nobody on the ground was...
    New York City's COVID-19 infection rate has risen to 1.52 per cent as cases continue to spike in 10 zip codes in Brooklyn and Queens. The clusters in the 10 zip codes had caused the average citywide infection rate to rise, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Thursday.  The seven-day infection rate average was 1.38 percent on Tuesday but has since climbed to 1.52 percent, the latest figures show. New York City on Thursday recorded its highest daily new case average in at least a month with 394 coronavirus infections.   The 10 zip codes in Brooklyn and Queens are now also part of the 20 hotspots zip codes across New York state that collectively have an average infection rate of 6.5 percent, Gov Andrew Cuomo said on Thursday.  New York City 's COVID-19 infection rate has risen to 1.52 per cent as cases continue to spike in 10 zip codes in...
    Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday said he would start imposing fines on anyone who does not wear a mask in public Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday said he would start imposing fines on anyone who does not wear a mask in public as the COVID-19 infection rate rose above 3 percent for the first time since June.  It is a state law that while in public spaces, everyone over the age of two must wear a face covering or risk fines.  De Blasio on Tuesday said that he was going to aggressively crackdown on people who flouted the rule and that cops will start issuing fines.  First, they will offer people a free mask if they are not already wearing one. If they refuse, they will be fined, he said, without saying how much they would be fined.  Cuomo previously told the MTA to issue fines of...
    At least nine New York City neighborhoods could face new lockdowns as coronavirus infection rates surge in parts of Brooklyn and Queens.   Health officials warned about the emergence of COVID-19 clusters in several zip codes last week, saying that they would begin rolling back reopenings in affected areas as early as Monday if the numbers don't improve.   'This may be the most precarious moment that we're facing since we have emerged from lockdown,' Dr Dave Chokshi of the Department of Health & Mental Hygiene told a Friday press briefing.   'We will move as swiftly as the situation warrants. If this growth continues, it will turn into widespread transmission potentially citywide.' Nine neighborhoods are said to be on the list of high-risk zip codes that could see 'an immediate scaling back of activities', which may include bans on gatherings of 10 or more people, mask fines and the closure of non-essential...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City Following a six-month closure, the Queens Museum is welcoming back the community on Wednesday, Sept. 16, with four new exhibits free of admission, as well as the unveiling of a citywide public art initiative.  The reopening comes after state and city officials approved the reopening of museums and cultural institutions in New York City on Aug. 24.  “After six months of turmoil and uncertainty throughout Queens, our city and the world, we can find solidarity and comfort in the inspiration and works that unite us as a community,” said Sally Tallant, president and executive director of the Queens Museum. “We are proud to work with artists to bring forth messages of hope at this still tumultuous time and to welcome back our visitors with these meaningful new exhibits and installations.”  The...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New COVID-19 clusters are causing major concerns in New York City. Mayor Bill de Blasio says the city is seeing upticks in multiple neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Queens. The clusters are in Bensonhurst, Borough Park, Midwood, Williamsburg, Edgemere, Far Rockaway and Kew Gardens. There have been more than 2,400 cases in those areas since Aug. 1. WATCH: Mayor De Blasio Delivers His Daily Coronavirus Briefing  “When you take all of these neighborhoods together, they now make up about 20% of the cases – confirmed positive coronavirus cases – in New York City,” the mayor said Wednesday. De Blasio said the city is taking immediate action to increase on-the-ground education and enforcement in those neighborhoods. You can get the latest news, sports and weather on our brand new CBS New York app. Download here.
    Facebook Queens resident Lorena Delaguna has been accused of throwing a glass bottle at a Black jogger while telling her to “go back to Africa." Lorena Delaguna of Queens, New York has been charged with attempted assault as a hate crime after she threw a bottle at a Black jogger while calling her the “N-word,” police say. Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced on September 22 that the 53-year-old had been arrested on charges of attempted assault in the second degree as a hate crime and aggravated harassment in the second degree surrounding the August 17 incident. “In addition to allegedly yelling the N-word, the defendant in this case is also accused of throwing a bottle in an attempt to strike the victim. Crimes like this, which are fueled by hate, are in a special category for a reason,” Katz said in an online statement. “No one should...
    (CNN)A 53-year-old Queens woman has been charged with a hate crime for allegedly throwing a glass bottle at a passing jogger and using a racial epithet last month, the Queens County district attorney announced Tuesday.Lorena Delaguna appeared in court Tuesday on charges of attempted assault in the second degree as a hate crime and aggravated harassment in the second degree. If convicted, she could be sentenced to seven years in prison.An African American woman was out for an afternoon jog August 17 in Woodside, a Queens neighborhood, when Delaguna allegedly threw a glass bottle at her, Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz said in a statement Tuesday.The bottle shattered near the jogger and splashed liquid on her, Katz's office said. Delaguna also allegedly yelled and cursed at the woman, "telling her to get out of here and go back to Africa and calling her the N-word," the statement said.Delaguna is accused...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City Yasmeen Gumbs-Breakenridge, a legal consultant and public speaker from Long Island City, is this year’s Mrs. New York America.  As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Gumbs-Breakenridge became the newly crowned Mrs. New York America 2020 in a virtual ceremony hosted in Rochester in July. She is now preparing to compete in the Mrs. America pageant this fall in Las Vegas at the Westgate Resort.  This is Gumbs-Breakenridge’s second time participating in the pageant after winning first runner-up in 2018.  “When I competed this time I won, and I was very excited about that because of the larger platform that it would give me as the reigning Mrs. New York of America,” Gumbs-Breakenridge said.  Gumbs-Breakenridge was born on the island of St. Thomas, United States Virgin Island. At a young age, she...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City New York state cracked down on another 22 New York City businesses who broke Governor Andrew Cuomo’s executive orders on social distancing and banning indoor consumption of alcohol at bars and restaurants during the COVID-19 pandemic. On Friday, the governor announced the latest wave of liquor license suspensions against businesses caught ignoring the orders — putting their workers and customers at risk of potential exposure to COVID-19. Eighteen of the 22 offenders in the five boroughs were located in Manhattan and Queens. Cuomo also announced an enhanced effort by the joint State Police-State Liquor Authority task force targeting college-area bars, hoping to put the kibosh on large gatherings among students in the early days of the fall semester. “While it is clear the increased enforcement by our task force has made...
    FAR ROCKAWAY, Queens (WABC) -- A tree that fell onto a woman's home in Queens during Tropical Storm Isaias is finally being removed -- five weeks later.Nerine Mowatt reached out to Eyewitness News in August, seeking help to get the tree taken down.It was wedged between a tightly packed home and near power lines, so a crane from the street could not reach it.RELATED | 3 weeks later, tree downed by Isaias still leaning on home in NYCFive weeks later, crews have figured out how to cut up the tree and started to haul it away on Wednesday."The company that my insurance hired, they were the one trying to get the permit from the city to come and remove the tree, but they said the city was not responding do them fast enough to give them the permit," Mowatt said.Mowatt now has to fix a hole in her back room...
    COLLEGE POINT, Queens (WABC) -- A 25-year-old man was shot and killed while sitting inside a car on a street in Queens.The incident happened Sunday just before 1 a.m. on College Point Boulevard in College Point.When police arrived to the scene, they found the victim sitting on the passenger side of a Nissan Rogue parked on the street with a gunshot wound to the head and chest.It's still not clear what lead up to the shooting.The NYPD may be looking for as many as three men.Police have not yet released an ID on the deceased pending notification from the family.The investigation is ongoing.----------* More Queens news* Send us a news tip* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City BY KATRINA MAKAYAN With new guidelines halting the reopening of movie theaters, drive-in movies have made a reappearance. A handful of pop up drive-in spots have set up camp all around the city, making it accessible to everyone who wants to watch on a big screen again. Check out this list below for some great options. photo via skylinedriveinnyc.com   Skyline Drive-In – Greenpoint 1 Oak St, Brooklyn, NY 11222 The views that Skyline Drive-In has to offer are unbeatable. Located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn the drive-in is nestled on the East River with breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline. The views may seem familiar to you as the location is used as a photo and filming location. Even if you don’t have a car, the drive-in offers new outdoor seating for you...
    Prosecutor denounces “reckless gang violence fueled by access to weapons” Ike Ford, a teenager and alleged gang member, was arrested for a shooting this week, the same day that school teacher George Rosa Acosta was killed, shot in July while walking his dog in Queens (NYC). An illustrative example of the rampant violence in the city, Ford (17) was arrested Tuesday after another shooting in which he and an accomplice allegedly shot near 40th Avenue and 10th St in Long island city. No one is believed to have been injured in that case, as police search for the other suspect. Following the arrest, Ford was charged with murder and possession of a weapon for allegedly injuring Acosta (54), also on 40th Avenue, on July 25. Exactly a month later he died in the hospital, August 25. Ford and an accomplice were targeting a rival gang...
    Héctor Quinchi, a former martial arts instructor in Queens (NYC), was sentenced yesterday to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to raping a girl age 12 in the Tae Kwon Do studio where he taught. Also faces 10 years of supervision post-release and must register as a sex offender, said the prosecution. Quinchi, 37, a Woodside resident, pleaded guilty in July to rape and other charges stemming from repeated sexual contact with the victim between August and October 2019, according to prosecutors. The girl was his student in karate lessons, authorities said. Quinchi turned herself in to police in October after learning that the victim had told her parents about the abuse, leading her to. fear for your life. During Quinchi’s arraignment, his lawyer acknowledged and did not contest the confession he made to the police inside the police station. He allegedly told detectives: “I did something very...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Many NYPD officers will now have to work a Saturday or Sunday as the department shifts schedules to combat the growing number of weekend shootings and cuts in overtime.While a good number of officers already work a weekend in New York City, Police Commissioner Dermot Shea ordered two-thirds of officers cops under the rank of captain who currently have both Saturday and Sunday off to switch their shifts by the end of the month.One third will work Sunday through Thursday, another third will work Tuesday through Saturday.The change is due to the combination of increased violence, ongoing protests, COVID-19 restrictions and reduction to overtime funding. The change will remain in effect until further notice"We are doing what we can with the resources we have, making sure its all hands are deck. This will give us a little bit of flexibility and make sure we keep officers...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – New York City’s deadly and violent weekend continued Sunday morning when police said at least 12 more people were shot since late Saturday night. A 27-year-old-man was shot and killed in Coney Island around 2 a.m., CBS2’s Christina Fan reported. Police also said a 34-year-old man was shot around 7 a.m. in Queens. He was later pronounced dead the hospital. There were at least eight shootings since 10 p.m. Saturday, adding to the wave of gun violence under investigation by the NYPD. LINK: Tracking Shootings In New York City Earlier on Saturday night, a park in Queens Village was turned into a crime scene as police investigated the deadly shooting of a 33-year-old man. A clerk inside a deli across the street said he heard gunshots and ran to lock the door. MORE: 3 People Killed, 11 Shot Saturday In Another Weekend Of Gun Violence Across NYC...
    NYPD is looking for the driver of a van caught on video hitting a woman and then fleeing on a Queens (NYC) avenue. The video released yesterday corresponds to an accident that occurred on July 19, shortly after 7 am, when a 64-year-old woman was crossing the street near the intersection of Pitkin Avenue and Cross Bay Boulevard in Ozone Park. The unidentified victim she was in the crosswalk when a black SUV hit her and she followed driving, fleeing the scene, authorities said. The woman was rushed to a nearby hospital where she miraculously survived, police said. The driver is still on the run, a month after the hit. Who has information should call at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) and in Spanish 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Also via the crimestoppers.nypdonline.org page or by text message to 274637 (CRIMES), followed by TIP577. All communications are strictly confidential. Queens hit-and-run: Police looking for...
    MASPETH, Queens (WABC) -- New York City firefighters disarmed a stabbing suspect inside a firehouse in Queens Monday.Daniel Gomez, 27, was arrested and charged with assault after he was accused of stabbing a 26-year-old man in the leg Monday morning.Officials say FDNY Squad 288 encountered the victim and brought the man into the firehouse in Maspeth for treatment.TRENDING | Arrests in unsolved murder of Run-DMC's Jam Master JayA short time later, the suspect attempted to enter the firehouse armed with a knife.Firefighters managed to disarm Gomez.Police and EMS were called to the scene and the victim was take to Elmhurst Hospital.----------* More Queens news* Send us a news tip* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts * Follow us on YouTube
    The city of New York was hit by a tsunami of violence over the weekend. Several incidents of shootings and beatings across the boroughs over the course of 36 hours resulted in the death of four people and 36 others were injured. The New York Daily News reports that starting from just after midnight on Friday, Aug. 14 through to the afternoon of Saturday, Aug. 15, there were 23 shootings across the boroughs. READ MORE: Man arrested after New York teen is stabbed, set on fire The mayhem started at 12:01 a.m. Friday when a shooting happened behind a home in Queens’ Laurelton neighborhood. Three people were hospitalized with gunshot wounds. By 5 a.m., two separate shootings in the Bronx and Queens’ Rockaways section sent two more people to the hospital, respectively. By the afternoon, a Brooklyn man was fatally shot. DeShawn Reid, 28, was shot dead at...
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