A group of Flushing-based community organizations has joined forces to give food to those in need, providing a temporary option in light of the eviction of La Jornada at the end of July. The ad hoc group, dubbed the Flushing Food Collaborative, had a pilot run of the makeshift pantry last Thursday afternoon outside the Free Synagogue of Flushing on Sanford Avenue, where it will hold court every Thursday at 1 p.m.

“We feel as a community it is important for someone to step up and address this issue,” said John Choe, executive director of the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce. “No one in government — either in city government, state or federal government — has said they’re going to do anything to help, and so we feel an obligation to come forward and support the community in its greatest needs.”

Queens drivers entering Manhattan could pay between $9 and $23 during peak hours under an array of congestion pricing plans released by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Wednesday morning.The aim of any eventual plan is to charge d…

As the push for cleaner streets in New York City continues, the Department of Sanitation is “strongly considering” a policy change in pursuit of that goal: delaying the hours when trash bags can be put on the street prior to collection.At pre…

Faith and community leaders evoked the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi outside the Hindu temple Tulsi Mandir in Richmond Hill on Tuesday to denounce the recent vandalism of a statue of the nonviolent spirtual leader that stands outside there.“We …

Queens Borough President Donovan Richards recommended against the massive Innovation QNS redevelopment project in Astoria last week, in the latest setback for the $2 billion plan from Kaufman Studios, Silverstein Properties and BedRock Real E…

Footage released by police caught a woman making a seemingly impulsive decision to try and nab an unattended van in Woodhaven Tuesday morning, dragging her two friends into the mess, too.Police in the 102nd Precinct are seeking the three peop…

As the next round of redistricting public hearings approaches, Southeast Queens councilmembers are reiterating their priorities for the Districting Commission’s consideration.Councilmembers Nantasha Williams (D-St. Albans) and Selvena Brooks-…

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For young athletes in the East Queens area, the phrase “Play ball!” may now beg a follow-up question: Which kind?State Sen. John Liu (D-Bayside) and Assemblyman Clyde Vanel (D-Queens Village) joined forces to get bills passed in their respect…

Last Friday’s suicide of Glenn Hirsch, the man accused of murdering food deliveryman Zhiwen Yan on April 30, has not quite ended the case.Multiple law enforcement sources have told the Chronicle that the NYPD still has some work on its hands,…

The Senate District 59 Democratic primary has certainly been among the most watched races of the season as four candidates have vied for a newly created seat in Albany. As district residents prepare to cast their ballots in less than two week…

The National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the conviction of those who intentionally destroyed at least one American oystercatcher egg in Breezy Point, the…

Jamaica Avenue was overrun with food, fun and soul last Saturday at the Jamaica Arts and Music Summer Festival. The streets were lined with tasty treats, like jerk chicken, being barbecued at top left, and hardworking vendors selling off thei…

Seventeen city, state and federal lawmakers and community boards have signed onto a request for an environmental impact statement for the proposed QueensLink, which would bring subway access linking the A line to the Rockaways to the M line o…

The latest word from elected officials and government agencies is that work to refurbish the synthetic turf field and athletic complex in the western end of Juniper Valley Park is — say it — back on track for completion following more than a …

Borough President Donovan Richards was joined on Saturday by NYC Parks Queens Borough Commissioner Michael Dockett, Councilwoman Selvena Brooks-Powers, Community Board 13 District Manager Mark McMillan and representatives from and participant…

Six remarkable women from Ozone Park to Breezy Point were recognized in Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato’s annual Women of Distinction event last Saturday.This year, Pheffer Amato, center, honored Karen Buffolino-Nevirs, left, and Barbara B…

Several members of the Queens Jewish community participated in a rally last Sunday over what they believe to be an impasse with management of Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Glendale over a number of issues involving maintenance and religious propriet…

A tree removal project at Charles Memorial Park is underway and a plan to plant replacements is expected to follow, the Chronicle has learned, thanks to an observant resident who noticed the pruning underway.Branches and entire trees had been…

Capt. John Portalatin, commanding officer of the 111th Precinct told the Chronicle Wednesday morning that the person allegedly responsible for slashing tires on 40 Bayside vehicles Sunday morning has been identified and had been taken into cu…

The legal back-and-forth over cuts to the city Department of Education budget continues as an appellate court judge has most recently ruled in favor of Mayor Adams and the city, allowing the budget to stand until a hearing at the end of Augus…

St. Albans’ favorite son LL Cool J, left, took a few minutes last Saturday in his Rock the Bells Hip Hop Festival at Forest Hills Stadium to accept honors from Queens Borough President Donovan Richards.The rapper, actor and entertainment prod…

The Queensboro Plaza subway station will be the first beneficiary outside Manhattan of a program that gives real estate developers zoning considerations in return for building and incorporating subway elevators into their projects.Grubb Prope…

Maybe Mayor Adams’ mantra that “We get stuff done” is having an impact.It wasn’t more than a couple hours after the Queens Chronicle emailed the Department of Environmental Protection’s press office about a sinkhole in Rego Park that the agen…

NYPD detectives were staked out right where they needed to be on Friday night.Members of the department’s Violent Crimes Squad, wearing street clothes and in an unmarked car, were situated outside a party near 219th Street and 130th Avenue, w…

Mayor Adams announced Monday that, starting Oct. 3, Queens will receive borough-wide curbside compost collection, no signup required.Not only will Queens be the first of the five boroughs to have such a program, but with it, New York City wil…

Two recent developments appear to have brought a synagogue proposed on 66th Road in Rego Park much closer to fruition.The first was when Congregation Ohr Eliyahu reduced the size of its building in its plans from three floors to two, plus a b…

A Long Island man was caught in an alleged ploy to scam the family of his late brother.Fifty-one-year-old Wagner Recio of Elmont was indicted in connection to his filing fraudulent paperwork to claim full ownership of a Queens Village home he…

A reckless act of drunken driving now leaves a Queens man with a one-way ticket to prison time.Forty-two-year-old Tyrone Absolam pleaded guilty last Thursday to aggravated vehicular homicide in connection with the deaths of 31-year-old Diana …

With the city experiencing one of the worst heat waves in recent memory, it may seem hard to believe that, in the dog days of summer, some already have their sights set on Halloween.But those looking to get in the spirit and beat the heat nee…

Ellis Timmer of Astoria was honored for her creativity and workmanship at the 41st Quilt Show & Competition, hosted by the Smoky Mountain Quilters of Tennessee Aug. 5 and 6 at the Knoxville Expo Center in Knoxville.Timmer won an Honorable…

A Brooklyn man faces hard time for gunning down an associate of his girlfriend.Twenty-eight-year-old Rayshawn Cherry, a Bushwick native, was sentenced to 18 years in prison, plus five years of post-release supervision, in connection with the …

City, state and federal officials are asking city Transportation Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez to apply for federal infrastructure money to calm traffic along a 14-block section of 69th Avenue in Forest Hills.A letter to Rodriguez dated July …

The 17th Annual Shorebird Festival is back on Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge.August is the perfect time to explore the diversity of New York City’s shorebirds, according to NYC Audubon. The refuge is part of the Gateway…

Police in the 104th Precinct are putting their foot down, seeking your help in bringing a crook to heel. The man is wanted for a July 27 burglary at a Myrtle Avenue shoe store in Ridgewood.According to the NYPD, the break-in took place at abo…

The Finishing Trades Institute of New York is recruiting 50 painter and decorator apprentices, for structural steel-bridges work, from Aug. 29 through Sept. 12, the state Department of Labor said last week.The openings represent the total num…

NYPD Det. Dorian Thompson met some friends on Aug. 1 as the Police Athletic League and the nonprofit Zone 126 had their opening ceremony for a summer play street at the Astoria Houses complex.Programs and activities available to youths ages 8…

The Queens Chronicle’s 14th annual Summer in the Borough Photo Contest is, like the last two, a bit different from before.We still want you to take your best shots of children playing, workers working, lovely landscapes, birds on the bay — wh…

Police in the 104th Precinct are putting their foot down, seeking your help in bringing a crook to heel. The man wanted for a July 27 burglary at a Myrtle Avenue shoe store in Ridgewood.According to the NYPD, the break-in took place at about …

Glenn Hirsch, the Briarwood man accused of murdering food deliveryman Zhiwen Yan on April 30, has been found dead of an apparent suicide, according to the Daily News and other published reports.Hirsch had been scheduled to appear in Court tod…

The city’s Department of Transportation has announced the following road closures that will be in place in Queens this coming weekend:

Outdoor dining served as a lifeline to restaurants as they struggled to stay afloat during the Covid-19 pandemic.But a lawsuit filed on July 27 asserts that the outdoor structures that popped up on sidewalks and at curbsides have not only out…

For Southeast Queens residents, a morning stroll with one’s pooch is no walk through a typical park.Last Thursday, Tunisia Morrison shared to Twitter a post displaying individuals passed out on benches in Rufus King Park, one with a needle st…

Whether at Juniper Valley Park in the 104th Precinct or MacDonald Park in the 112th, National Night Out Against Crime brought police officers together with the communities they serve in a celebratory setting.In the top row at left, Heidi Chai…

Willets Point is being pitched as the permanent stomping grounds for the New York City Football Club.State lobbying records show that the City Football Group — which owns NYCFC — has pitched the stadium to numerous stakeholders in the area, i…

Just a few minutes observing the new traffic pattern on 156th Avenue reveals a variety of creative — and illegal — ways that people are evading the new diverters installed last Thursday to prevent cutting across the double-yellow, cross-hatch…

Amidst the city scrambling to find space to house an influx of asylum seekers and increasing homeless in New York City, one former Ozone Park shelter has been reactivated to meet the demand.“The need for space has a direct correlation to New …

Communities across the country joined together with their police precincts for the 39th annual National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday. The event aims to raise crime- and drug-prevention awareness, generate support for anti-crime programs…

A group of activists and Corona residents gathered along the outer wall of the Willets Point construction site, where Phase 1 of the city’s development project is underway, to voice their opposition to the potential building of a soccer stadi…

About a week ago, parishioners of Our Lady of Sorrows Roman Catholic Church in Corona briskly approached Deputy Inspector Jamiel S. Altaheri, commanding officer of the 115th Precinct, and his fellow police officers. Some of the church-goers w…

Communities across the country joined together with their police precincts for the 39th annual National Night Out Against Crime Tuesday night. The event aims to raise crime- and drug-prevention awareness, generate support of anti-crime progra…