N.Y.C. Will Expand Compost Pickup to Queens in October

The city will pilot automatic, optional curbside pickup across Queens after lagging behind promises to collect compost.

#compost, #food, #global-warming, #queens-nyc, #rats, #sanitation-department-nyc, #sustainable-living, #waste-materials-and-disposal

U.S. Open Commits to Fund-Raising Exhibition Match and $2 Million for Ukraine

Unlike at Wimbledon, players from Russia and Belarus will be allowed to compete at the U.S. Open. Whether they play in an exhibition to support relief efforts in Ukraine is another question.

#allaster-stacey, #azarenka-victoria, #queens-nyc, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #united-states-open-tennis, #united-states-tennis-assn

Let Your Taste Buds Be Your Guide

In all five boroughs (plus Jersey City), options abound to explore neighborhoods through restaurants and tours. Here are one food lover’s suggestions.

#bronx-nyc, #brooklyn-nyc, #cocktails-and-mixed-drinks, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #jersey-city-nj, #korean-food-cuisine, #new-york-city, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #pizza, #queens-nyc, #restaurants, #summer-season

Amid Baby Formula Shortage, N.Y. Moms Are Donating Breast Milk

New York mothers with an excess supply of breast milk are donating to milk banks, as well as through informal channels, to help parents struggling to feed their babies amid the crisis.

#american-academy-of-pediatrics, #breastfeeding, #infant-formulas, #premature-babies, #queens-nyc, #shortages, #similac

When the Only Way to Get to Work Is This Slow Bus

The Q23 is one of the slowest buses in Queens, where many residents live beyond the subway’s reach and more people ride buses than anywhere else in New York City.

#buses, #delays-transportation, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #queens-nyc, #transit-systems

Meet the N.Y.C. Sanitation Department’s Resident Artist

Sto Len focuses much of his work on environmental issues in New York City, including sites like the Fresh Kills landfill on Staten Island.

#art, #len-sto-artist, #queens-nyc, #sanitation-department-nyc, #ukeles-mierle-laderman, #waste-materials-and-disposal

Looking Back at the Pay Phone’s New York Heyday

We scoured the New York Times photo archive for the humble yet ubiquitous pay phone.

#brooklyn-nyc, #chinatown-manhattan-ny, #east-village-manhattan-ny, #greenwich-village-manhattan-ny, #midtown-area-manhattan-ny, #new-york-city, #pay-phones, #queens-nyc, #telephones-and-telecommunications, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny

Karine Jean-Pierre’s Unlikely Rise to the White House Lectern

The first Black and first openly gay press secretary was raised in an immigrant family with “so many secrets.” Now she occupies one of the most scrutinized jobs in American politics.

#city-council-nyc, #content-type-personal-profile, #doocy-peter, #gaspard-patrick, #haiti, #jean-pierre-karine, #moveon-org, #new-york-institute-of-technology, #news-and-news-media, #politics-and-government, #psaki-jennifer-r, #queens-nyc, #united-states-politics-and-government

New York Evictions Accelerate After a Two-Year Dip

Activity in the city’s housing courts, which used to process more eviction cases than any other city in the nation, is rising after a pandemic moratorium.

#bronx-nyc, #brooklyn-nyc, #evictions, #landlords, #legal-aid-for-the-poor-civil, #queens-nyc, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

Will the Jamaica Bay Restoration Project Save New York From Rising Seas?

A major restoration project aims to protect the Jamaica Bay area — and all of New York — by returning salt marshes and sand dunes to their natural states. But will it be too late for the people of Broad Channel?

#area-planning-and-renewal, #army-corps-of-engineers, #birds, #broad-channel-queens-ny, #coast-erosion, #conservation-of-resources, #environment, #environmental-conservation-department-nys, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #hurricane-sandy-2012, #jamaica-bay-queens-ny, #jamaica-bay-wildlife-refuge-queens-ny, #parks-and-recreation-department-nyc, #queens-nyc, #regional-plan-assn, #rockaway-peninsula-queens-ny, #sanderson-eric-w, #wetlands

New York City Libraries End Late Fees, and the Treasures Roll In

The decision in New York City set off a wave of returns, accompanied by bashful notes of apology and gratitude.

#books-and-literature, #brooklyn-nyc, #income-inequality, #libraries-and-librarians, #marx-anthony-w, #new-york-city, #new-york-public-library, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #queens-nyc, #staten-island-nyc

New York City Libraries End Late Fees, and the Treasures Roll In

The decision in New York City set off a wave of returns, accompanied by bashful notes of apology and gratitude.

#books-and-literature, #brooklyn-nyc, #income-inequality, #libraries-and-librarians, #marx-anthony-w, #new-york-city, #new-york-public-library, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #queens-nyc, #staten-island-nyc

Client Charged in Fatal Stabbing of Lawyer, a Tiananmen Activist

Jim Li had fought for democracy in China and often worked pro bono. He died in his Queens office after an irate client stabbed him, the police said.

#beijing-university, #immigration-and-emigration, #legal-profession, #li-jim, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #queens-nyc, #tiananmen-square-beijing

Asian American Hate Crimes Cannot Go Unchecked

As an American of Korean descent, I feel terrified for my life and the lives of those who look like me.

#asian-americans, #assaults, #bronx-nyc, #brooklyn-nyc, #discrimination, #hate-crimes, #japanese-americans, #korean-americans, #manhattan-nyc, #minorities, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #queens-nyc, #women-and-girls

Woman of Asian Descent Is Latest to Die After an Attack in New York City

In November, a man with a large rock assaulted GuiYing Ma in Queens, leaving her with lacerations to the face and head, the police said.

#asian-americans, #assaults, #corona-queens-ny, #guiying-ma, #hate-crimes, #queens-nyc

Man Charged in Jan. 6 Riot Sold Forged Vaccination Cards, U.S. Says

Prosecutors said that the man, Jia Liu, a Marine Corps reservist, conspired with a nurse, Steven Rodriguez, to distribute hundreds of fraudulent vaccine cards.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #frauds-and-swindling, #hempstead-ny, #liu-jia, #queens-nyc, #rodriguez-steven-nurse, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #united-states-marine-corps, #vaccination-and-immunization, #vaccination-proof-and-immunization-records

Keeping an Eye on the Middle

Real estate prices have been rising wildly across the region. What will the current median price buy in the borough where you want to live?

#bronx-nyc, #brooklyn-nyc, #content-type-service, #manhattan-nyc, #queens-nyc, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #staten-island-nyc

2 Men Sentenced in Sex-Trafficking Ring That Preyed on Teenage Girls

Five members of a family-run operation trafficked girls between Mexico and Queens and pushed them into prostitution.

#human-trafficking, #mexico, #police-department-nyc, #prostitution, #queens-nyc, #ross-allyne-r, #sex-crimes

Will a Mask Debate Split Blue States?

The growing normalcy divide within liberal America.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #connecticut, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democratic-party, #education-k-12, #liberalism-us-politics, #new-england-states-us, #new-york-city, #queens-nyc, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

‘From Worst to Best:’ La Guardia Airport Gets a $4 Billion Makeover

The airport that Joe Biden once said was more suited to a “third-world’’ country has a gleaming new terminal to show off.

#adams-adrienne-1960, #adams-eric-l, #airports, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cotton-rick, #hochul-kathleen-c, #laguardia-airport-queens-ny, #new-york-city, #port-authority-of-new-york-and-new-jersey, #queens-nyc, #richards-donovan-jr, #stations-and-terminals-passenger

‘Interborough Express’ for Brooklyn and Queens Moves Step Forward

A new 14-mile transit line, which would not run into Manhattan, would fill a significant gap in New York’s transportation system.

#brooklyn-nyc, #commuting, #hochul-kathleen-c, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #queens-nyc, #regional-plan-assn, #subways, #transit-systems

In 2021, New York’s Housing Market Made a Stunning Comeback

It’s a trend that will likely continue in 2022, as momentum shifts away from the suburbs and international travel returns — unless new Covid variants interfere.

#bronx-nyc, #brooklyn-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evictions, #landlords, #manhattan-nyc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #queens-nyc, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #staten-island-nyc

Ocasio-Cortez Isn’t Wavering. Are New Yorkers on Her Side?

By voting no on the infrastructure bill, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez set off a fierce debate, including among city residents eager to see the subways improved.

#american-jobs-plan-2021, #bronx-nyc, #democratic-party, #house-of-representatives, #infrastructure-public-works, #new-york-city, #ocasio-cortez-alexandria, #queens-nyc

They Publicized Prosecutors’ Misconduct. The Blowback Was Swift.

Grievances against 21 Queens prosecutors shared publicly online prompted a rebuke from the city, and has led to a lawsuit that raises questions about accountability in the justice system.

#district-attorneys, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #legal-profession, #prosecutorial-misconduct, #queens-nyc

60 Cases Are Thrown Out in Queens After Misconduct by 3 NYPD Detectives

The testimony of three New York Police Department detectives in dozens of cases in Queens was called into question after they were convicted of crimes or misconduct.

#aloise-michael-b, #cordoba-sasha, #desormeau-kevin, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #false-arrests-convictions-and-imprisonments, #franco-joseph-e, #katz-melinda-r, #legal-aid-society, #perjury, #police-department-nyc, #queens-nyc

The Best New York City Marathon Photos of the Past 50 Years

The New York City Marathon’s 50th running is on Sunday. This is the story of one race, five boroughs, dozens of champions and over a million hopeful runners.

#bronx-nyc, #brooklyn-nyc, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #manhattan-nyc, #marathon-running, #new-york-city, #new-york-city-marathon, #new-york-times, #photography, #queens-nyc, #queensboro-bridge-nyc, #running, #staten-island-nyc

The Places in New York City Where Republicans Still Stand a Chance

In some New York City Council races, supporting former President Donald Trump is seen as a positive by voters.

#ariola-joann, #brooklyn-nyc, #democratic-party, #elections-city-councils, #new-york-city, #politics-and-government, #queens-nyc, #republican-party, #saperstein-steven, #singh-felicia-1989, #vernikov-inna

Gay Choir Director and Music Teacher Fired Over Catholic ‘Minister’ Role

Matthew LaBanca is bringing attention to a legal loophole that allows religious institutions to exclude people in same-sex civil marriages from jobs by deeming them ministers.

#catholic-school, #discrimination, #freedom-of-religion, #gay-teacher, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #new-york-city, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #queens-nyc, #roman-catholic-church, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships

Plan for $2.1 Billion AirTrain to La Guardia Is Paused

Gov. Kathy Hochul had asked the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to put the project on hold and review alternatives.

#airports, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #hochul-kathleen-c, #laguardia-airport-queens-ny, #new-york-city, #port-authority-of-new-york-and-new-jersey, #queens-nyc, #riverkeeper

No Charges for Passenger Who Prompted La Guardia Emergency Landing

A spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said the authorities determined that there was “no criminality” involved in the landing.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airport-security, #airports, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #laguardia-airport-queens-ny, #port-authority-of-new-york-and-new-jersey, #queens-nyc, #republic-airways-holdings-inc

La Guardia ‘Security Incident’ Draws Emergency Response

A flight from Indianapolis declared an emergency and landed “in response to passenger behavior,” a Republic Airways spokesman said.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airport-security, #airports, #american-airlines, #laguardia-airport-queens-ny, #queens-nyc, #republic-airways-holdings-inc

Police Standoff With Man in a Tree Ends on the Third Day

On Wednesday, a Queens man climbed into a tree near his home to avoid the police. On Friday, he finally came down.

#mental-health-and-disorders, #police-department-nyc, #queens-nyc, #trees-and-shrubs

‘Greater New York,’ a Show of the Moment, Dwells in the Radical Past

In the wake of an election, pandemic, protest movement, extreme climate and rising debt ceilings, MoMA PS1 comes back with a cautious display of art.

#agematsu-yuji, #art, #graves-milford-1941, #greater-new-york-exhibit, #maristany-hiram, #mayer-rosemary-1943-2014, #michelson-alan-1953, #moma-ps1, #museums, #nineteen-hundred-sixties, #peavy-paulina-1901-99, #queens-nyc, #sculpture, #varo-remedios

Bicycle Diaries: Cruising With the ‘American Utopia’ Family

Our intrepid reporter and photographer biked through Queens with David Byrne and some of his castmates ahead of their return to Broadway. Then the skies opened up.

#american-utopia-play, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #byrne-david, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-reopenings, #music, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #queens-nyc, #queens-night-market, #talking-heads-music-group, #theater

Calling ‘Code Red’ on Climate, Biden Pushes for Infrastructure Plan

“The nation and the world are in peril,” the president said during a stop in a hard-hit borough of New York City. “And that’s not hyperbole. That is a fact.”

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #disasters-and-emergencies, #floods, #global-warming, #hurricane-ida-2021, #new-jersey, #queens-nyc, #united-states-politics-and-government

Biden’s Speech on Climate Change and Ida: Full Transcript

“The nation and the world are in peril,” President Biden said after touring storm damage in New York and Jersey. “And that’s not hyperbole. That is a fact.”

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #disasters-and-emergencies, #floods, #global-warming, #hurricane-ida-2021, #infrastructure-public-works, #new-jersey, #queens-nyc, #speeches-and-statements, #united-states-politics-and-government, #weather

Meet the People Rescuing Piping Plover Birds In New York

A group of volunteers patrols beaches where endangered Piping Plovers nest.

#birds, #breezy-point-queens-ny, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #fort-tilden-queens-ny, #plover-bird, #queens-nyc, #rockaway-beach-queens-ny, #united-states-park-police

Biden to Visit Northeast Flood Zones as Demand Grows for Climate Action

The president will visit hard-hit areas in New York and New Jersey, as residents call for more serious action on climate change.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #city-council-nyc, #floods, #global-warming, #green-new-deal, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #new-jersey, #queens-nyc, #schumer-charles-e

Trapped in Basements and Cars, They Lost Their Lives in Savage Storm

The storm’s victims included at least 15 people in New York State and 23 in New Jersey. Some died as waters inundated their basement homes.

#basements-and-cellars, #bollwage-j-christian, #drownings, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #floods, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #new-jersey, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #queens-nyc, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #weather

When Ida’s Floods Came, Some New Yorkers Tried to Save Their Neighbors

“It’s so hard when someone asks for help and you can’t help them,” said a woman who listened as a man’s screams for help from a basement bedroom suddenly stopped.

#basements-and-cellars, #brooklyn-nyc, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #queens-nyc

Hypebeasts Hit the Road

Forget the factory model. For certain status chasers, the Abushi brothers take car customization to the next level — with luxury price tags to match.

#abushi-automotive-group, #abushi-abed, #abushi-fadi, #abushi-rosco, #abushi-yas, #automobiles, #content-type-personal-profile, #design, #jean-raymond-kerby, #queens-nyc

A Covid Epicenter Hustles Back to Life: ‘What You See, It’s Survival’

The neighborhoods in Queens that reeled during the pandemic are buzzing. But recovery feels very far away.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #evictions, #immigration-and-emigration, #labor-and-jobs, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #queens-nyc, #real-estate-commercial, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #shutdowns-institutional, #unemployment

New York Rents Appear Close to Bottom

After a year of record price declines, lease signings are up and landlords are pulling back on rent concessions.

#brooklyn-nyc, #manhattan-nyc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #queens-nyc, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

Queens Man Charged With Murder in Shooting Death of 10-Year-Old

Justin Wallace, who would have turned 11 on Tuesday, was shot as he walked out of his aunt’s home on Saturday.

#murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #queens-nyc

Boy, 10, Is Killed in Queens Shooting

A 29-year-old man was also injured by gunfire at a house in the Edgemere neighborhood of the Rockaways, the police said.

#murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #queens-nyc, #rockaway-peninsula-queens-ny

How an ‘Open Streets’ Operative Spends His Sundays

Kyle Gorman spends much of the day touring parts of the city that are participating in the popular outdoor program.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #brooklyn-nyc, #chinatown-manhattan-ny, #content-type-personal-profile, #gorman-kyle-1993, #new-york-city, #open-streets, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #queens-nyc, #transportation-department-nyc

Their Daily Miracle: Getting 8 Tons of Food to the Needy, Every Day

An army of “food rescuers” in New York try to make the best of an inherently wasteful grocery system.

#brooklyn-nyc, #food-banks-and-pantries, #food-insecurity, #long-island-ny, #philanthropy, #queens-nyc, #soup-kitchens, #volunteers-and-community-service

Met Opera Announces Its First Live Concerts Since Shutdown

Despite ongoing labor tensions, members of the company’s orchestra and chorus will perform with soloists and Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

#american-federation-of-musicians, #blue-angel, #classical-music, #coronavirus-reopenings, #gelb-peter, #international-alliance-of-theatrical-stage-employees, #knockdown-center-maspeth-queens, #metropolitan-opera, #music, #opera, #owens-eric-1970, #queens-nyc

‘Bro I Robbed Everyone’: 3 N.Y.P.D. Officers Charged in Bribe Scheme

The officers, one of them retired, funneled work to a tow truck company for kickbacks and sold car crash victims’ personal information, prosecutors say.

#bribery-and-kickbacks, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #police-department-nyc, #queens-nyc

And Then There Was One: G.O.P. Defends Its Last Seat in Queens

The party struggles to hold on in an increasingly diverse borough, even as it fights its own internal battles.

#ariola-joann, #breezy-point-queens-ny, #city-council-nyc, #ozone-park-queens-ny, #politics-and-government, #queens-nyc, #race-and-ethnicity, #rockaway-peninsula-queens-ny, #severino-shaeleigh, #singh-felicia, #ulrich-eric-a, #voting-and-voters, #whites