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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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‘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

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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

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Food Is Not a Prop for Senator Jessica Ramos. It’s a Platform.

The New York State lawmaker has made a name by leading food causes, speaking up for street vendors, farm workers and the many restaurants in her Queens district.

#agriculture-and-farming, #content-type-personal-profile, #food, #food-trucks-and-vendors, #labor-and-jobs, #politics-and-government, #queens-nyc, #ramos-jessica-1985, #restaurants

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Richard K. Kim, Pioneering Korean-American Prosecutor, Dies at 76

He was appointed an assistant district attorney in Queens in 1985 and later became counsel to a cosmetics company. He died of complications of Covid-19.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #kim-richard-k-1944-2021, #korean-americans, #legal-profession, #queens-nyc

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Newborn Twins Are Found Dead in an Apartment in Queens

The mother of the infants, a boy and a girl, was in custody but had not yet been charged in the deaths, officials said.

#babies-and-infants, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #queens-nyc

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Dominic Fike Video Shows Paul McCartney and New York Times

Paul McCartney and the newspaper both make special appearances in Dominic Fike’s cover of “The Kiss of Venus.”

#college-point-queens-ny, #fike-dominic-1995, #mccartney-paul, #music, #new-york-times, #newspapers, #queens-nyc, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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Niki de Saint Phalle: Nothing More Shocking Than Joy

At MoMA PS1 and Salon 94, the French-American artist gets long overdue attention for her boundary-defying architecture and public sculptures.

#architecture, #art, #content-type-personal-profile, #manhattan-nyc, #moma-ps1, #queens-nyc, #saint-phalle-niki-de, #salon-94-manhattan-ny-gallery, #sculpture

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Queens Man Is Charged in 1976 Killing of Pregnant Teenager

Luis Sierra, 63, of Ozone Park, was arrested this week in the killing of Evelyn Colon, a Jersey City 15-year-old whose dismembered remains were found along a riverbank in Pennsylvania, the authorities said.

#assaults, #dna-deoxyribonucleic-acid, #extradition, #forensic-science, #jersey-city-nj, #missing-persons, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-jersey, #ozone-park-queens-ny, #pennsylvania, #queens-nyc, #sex-crimes

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The Push to Vaccinate 20,000 Holocaust Survivors in New York

One survivor who got her vaccine, Eva Rose, 96, said the last year has been “lousy,” but added: “I am still here, thank God.”

#brooklyn-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #germany, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #new-york-city, #queens-nyc, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Basketball Scout Tom Konchalski Will Be Missed at March Madness

Tom Konchalski, who died last month, influenced college basketball recruiting for more than four decades.

#basketball, #basketball-college, #content-type-personal-profile, #draft-and-recruitment-sports, #interscholastic-athletics, #konchalski-tom, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #queens-nyc

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New York Renters in Covid Hot Spots Are Four Times More Likely to Face Eviction

An analysis of court data shows that the areas hit hardest by the virus, largely Black and Latino neighborhoods, have the most eviction cases.

#assn-for-neighborhood-and-housing-development, #bronx-nyc, #evictions, #new-york-city, #queens-nyc, #real-estate-commercial, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #staten-island-nyc, #unemployment

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They Spent 24 Years Behind Bars. Then the Case Fell Apart.

A judge threw out the convictions of three men who spent decades in prison. Defense lawyers accused the Queens district attorney’s office of withholding crucial evidence.

#brown-richard-a, #decisions-and-verdicts, #district-attorneys, #false-arrests-convictions-and-imprisonments, #gary-johnson, #george-bell, #katz-melinda-r, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #queens-nyc, #rohan-bolt

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Despite Deep Rent Cuts, Essential Workers Are Mostly Left Out

The pandemic has led to deep discounts in New York’s rental market, but the city is still unaffordable for many of the city’s most vital workers

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

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Albor Ruiz, a Journalistic Voice for Latinos, Is Dead at 80

As a columnist for The Daily News, he wrote passionately about the issues facing immigrants and lobbied for the U.S. to lift its trade embargo of his native Cuba.

#cuba, #deaths-obituaries, #el-diario, #hispanic-americans, #immigration-and-emigration, #new-york-daily-news, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #queens-nyc, #ruiz-albor-1940-2021, #writing-and-writers

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Art Gallery Shows to See Right Now

“Downtown 2021” pays homage to artists from more than two dozen galleries; Carmen Herrera’s Paris period reveals zigzag lines and textures.

#art, #brooklyn-nyc, #dickinson-manhattan-ny-gallery, #downtown-2021-exhibit, #gordon-sam-1973, #herrera-carmen, #la-mama-galleria, #manhattan-nyc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #queens-nyc

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Queens Prosecutors Ignored Misconduct for Years. Can a New D.A. Change That?

In her first year as district attorney, Melinda Katz has led major culture shifts in the borough. But some hope for more.

#brown-richard-a, #caban-tiffany, #district-attorneys, #false-arrests-convictions-and-imprisonments, #katz-melinda-r, #prosecutorial-misconduct, #queens-nyc

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Queens Man Wanted ‘Execution’ of Schumer and Ocasio-Cortez, U.S. Says

Brendan Hunt, a fervent supporter of President Trump, is also accused of urging the killing of members of Congress before Inauguration Day.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #ocasio-cortez-alexandria, #pelosi-nancy, #presidential-election-of-2020, #queens-nyc, #schumer-charles-e, #social-media, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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The Local N.Y. Paper Drawing Attention for Trump News Headlines

A series of headlines have brought attention to the Queens Daily Eagle, a small outlet in the borough where the president was born.

#impeachment, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #queens-nyc, #queens-daily-eagle, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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New York Rents Continue to Slide, While Sales Rebound in Brooklyn

Manhattan’s median rent ended 2020 down by 17.3 percent, but the sales market showed signs of life in the other boroughs.

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

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Wired ‘Hoax Device’ Inside a Tesla Causes Panic at Queens Palace Mall

A car left in a parking garage at the Queens Place Mall contained a dog and what looked like a makeshift bomb, the police said.

#bombs-and-explosives, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #queens-nyc, #shopping-centers-and-malls, #united-states-politics-and-government

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‘Covid Conga Line’ Aftermath: One Infected and a Suspended Liquor License

At least one person was hospitalized with Covid-19 after a Republican club’s party at a Queens restaurant.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #il-bacco-queens-ny-restaurant, #queens-nyc, #republican-party, #whitestone-republican-club

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The Surprising Places in NYC Where Trump’s Support Grew

Joseph R. Biden Jr. won President Trump’s hometown handily. But a deeper look at election data suggests a surge in support for the president in some districts.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #board-of-elections-nyc, #bronx-nyc, #corona-queens-ny, #hasidism, #hispanic-americans, #presidential-election-of-2020, #queens-nyc, #race-and-ethnicity, #trump-donald-j, #voting-and-voters

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Inside the Race to Give the First Vaccinations in the United States

Hospitals around the country scrambled to administer the first shots after waiting months for the coronavirus vaccine.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #hospitals, #new-jersey, #new-york-state, #northwell-health, #nursing-and-nurses, #queens-nyc, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Sandra Lindsay, the First to Be Vaccinated, Hopes to Persuade Skeptics

Sandra Lindsay, a nurse at a Queens hospital, was the first person in the United States to be vaccinated. She wanted to “inspire people who look like me.”

#black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hospitals, #long-island-ny, #new-york-state, #northwell-health, #nursing-and-nurses, #queens-nyc, #sandra-lindsay, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Trump Faithful Asked to Donate $3 Million to Buy His Boyhood Home

The owner of the house in Queens wants supporters to purchase the home as a parting gift to the president.

#crowdfunding-internet, #presidential-election-of-2020, #queens-nyc, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #trump-donald-j, #trump-fred-c

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Save New York’s Small Businesses

The city’s mom-and-pop establishments need help now.

#brooklyn-nyc, #essex-crossing-manhattan-ny, #new-york-city, #queens-nyc, #stringer-scott-m

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Tenants Sue Trump Over Scheme That Drove Up Their Rents

The latest legal front against the outbound president involves a maneuver that earned him and his siblings millions while lowering their taxes.

#barry-maryanne-trump, #brooklyn-nyc, #federal-taxes-us, #frauds-and-swindling, #inheritance-and-estate-taxes, #james-letitia, #john-f-walter, #queens-nyc, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #staten-island-nyc, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trump-tax-returns, #trump-donald-j, #trump-fred-c, #vance-cyrus-r-jr

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El epicentro

Miles enfermaron. Cientos murieron. Así fue que el virus arrasó con un vibrante rincón de Nueva York.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elmhurst-hospital-center, #hospitals, #new-york-city, #quarantines, #queens-nyc, #shutdowns-institutional

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The Epicenter

Thousands sick. Hundreds dead. How the virus ravaged a vibrant corner of New York.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #elmhurst-hospital-center, #hospitals, #new-york-city, #quarantines, #queens-nyc, #shutdowns-institutional

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Cuomo Attacks Supreme Court’s Emboldened Majority Over Virus Ruling

“You have a different court, and I think that was the statement the court was making,” the governor said after a 5-4 decision barring restrictions on religious services.

#brooklyn-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dimarzio-nicholas-a, #disease-rates, #new-york-state, #places-of-worship, #queens-nyc, #religion-state-relations, #roman-catholic-church, #shutdowns-institutional

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David Dinkins Kept Loving Tennis, No Matter Who Mocked Him

The expansion of the National Tennis Center in Queens was among the signature achievements of the former mayor, who still played into his late 80s.

#adams-katrina-1968, #ashe-arthur, #ashe-arthur-stadium, #capriati-jennifer, #dinkins-david-n, #giuliani-rudolph-w, #laguardia-airport-queens-ny, #national-tennis-center, #queens-nyc, #seles-monica, #stadiums-and-arenas, #tennis, #united-states-open-tennis, #united-states-tennis-assn

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2 Officers Are Wounded and Man Is Killed in Queens Shootout, Police Say

The officers were responding to a domestic violence call when the man opened fire, wounding both of them, the police said. Neither injury was life threatening.

#domestic-violence, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-nyc, #queens-nyc

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Nail Salons, Lifeline for Immigrants, Have Lost Half Their Business

New York City nail salons reopened in July, but few customers come in. “No matter how hard I work, I make no money,” one owner said.

#beauty-salons, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #nails-body-part, #new-york-city, #queens-nyc, #shutdowns-institutional

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Staying Apart, But Praying Together

As the coronavirus surges again, houses of worship in New York struggle to serve their communities safely.

#astoria-queens-ny, #bernard-a-r, #brooklyn-nyc, #christian-cultural-center, #churches-buildings, #coronavirus-reopenings, #east-new-york-brooklyn-ny, #hindu-temple-society-of-north-america, #hinduism, #jews-and-judaism, #manhattan-nyc, #mosques, #new-york-city, #places-of-worship, #queens-nyc, #roman-catholic-church, #shutdowns-institutional, #synagogues, #upper-west-side-manhattan-ny

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What Happens to Some L.G.B.T.Q. Teens When Their Parents Reject Them

Over a third of young people in foster care in New York City identify as L.G.B.T.Q. and are struggling to find the support they need, according to a new survey.

#administration-for-childrens-services-nyc, #bronx-nyc, #brooklyn-nyc, #casey-annie-e-foundation, #colombia, #columbia-university, #foster-care, #group-homes-and-supportive-housing, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #l-g-b-t-q, #lawyers-for-children, #queens-nyc, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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How Long Will the Counting Drag On in New York?

While the presidential race in the state was called on election night, more heavily contested races may take a while longer.

#absentee-voting, #brooklyn-nyc, #crown-heights-brooklyn-ny, #early-voting, #new-jersey, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #presidential-election-of-2020, #queens-nyc, #voting-machines

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‘Goodfellas,’ the Sequel? 4 Arrested in $6 Million Heist at J.F.K. Airport

The men used fake paperwork to steal more than 4,000 Prada, Gucci and Chanel items from a cargo area at the airport, prosecutors say.

#airport-security, #airports, #chanel-sa, #goodfellas-movie, #gucci, #hermes-international-sa, #katz-melinda-r, #kennedy-international-airport-queens-ny, #new-jersey, #newark-liberty-international-airport-nj, #port-authority-of-new-york-and-new-jersey, #prada-spa, #queens-nyc, #robberies-and-thefts

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Virus Hospitalizations Are Up in N.Y.C. But This Time, It’s Different.

Patients with serious cases are spending less time in the hospital on average and are less likely to be put on ventilators. Fewer are dying.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #elmhurst-hospital-center, #hospitals, #mount-sinai-medical-center, #new-york-city, #queens-nyc

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Pregnant Woman Is Strangled as N.Y.C. Has 3 Domestic Violence Killings in Days

The body of Vanessa Pierre, 29, was found on the side of a Queens highway. Her boyfriend has been charged with murder.

#charles-goey, #dating-and-relationships, #domestic-violence, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #pierre-vanessa, #queens-nyc, #women-and-girls

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New York Lockdown Rules: What to Know

Schools and nonessential business can reopen in some zones that were deemed virus hot spots, but restrictions remain or tighten elsewhere.

#art, #brooklyn-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #cuomo-andrew-m, #lawrence-jacob, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #new-york-city, #queens-nyc

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Remembering Jim Dwyer

A farewell to the late Pulitzer Prize-winning Times journalist.

#dwyer-jim, #glover-clifford-1962-1973, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #queens-nyc, #september-11-2001, #world-trade-center-manhattan-ny

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Why Students Can’t Get Laptops

A surge in worldwide demand for low-cost laptops has created shipment delays and pitted desperate schools against one another.

#asian-americans, #bensonhurst-brooklyn-ny, #black-people, #borough-park-brooklyn-ny, #brooklyn-nyc, #chinese-americans, #colleges-and-universities, #columbus-dispatch, #computers-and-the-internet, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #disease-rates, #e-learning, #education, #education-k-12, #education-department-nyc, #families-and-family-life, #football-college, #gates-bill-and-melinda-foundation, #generation-z, #hong-kong, #idaho, #immigration-and-emigration, #iowa, #jews-and-judaism, #laptop-computers, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #new-york-city, #new-yorker, #north-carolina, #ohio, #private-and-sectarian-schools, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #queens-nyc, #sars-severe-acute-respiratory-syndrome, #shortages, #shutdowns-institutional, #southeast-asia, #tablet-computers, #uniforms, #university-of-florida, #wesleyan-university, #wichita-kan

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For Parents, Sending Children Back to School Seemed Too Risky

In one school district in Queens, the parents of seven out of 10 students stuck with remote learning, fearing the virus risks of in-person classes.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #education-department-nyc, #new-york-city, #queens-nyc

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Why Parents in This High-Performing School District Chose All-Remote Learning

In a heavily Asian-American district of Queens, two-thirds of families have chosen not to send their children back to school.

#asian-americans, #chinese-americans, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #new-york-city, #parenting, #queens-nyc, #sars-severe-acute-respiratory-syndrome

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