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New York City is on track to begin reopening June 8, Gov. Cuomo announced at his Friday news briefing on the coronavirus crisis.

The move will enable 400,000 people in construction, manufacturing and retail to return to work, Cuomo said.

New York Attorney General Letitia James is suing wholesale grocery distributor Quality King Distributors and CEO Glenn Nussdorf for alleged price gouging on more than 46,000 cans of Lysol spray during the coronavirus pandemic.James said the c…

Retired prosecutor Jim Quinn announced Friday that his campaign for borough president is over after failing to have the nonpartisan special election restored in court.The election was slated for June 23 but was canceled by Gov. Cuomo. A Democ…

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After 53 days in the hospital, Brian Morales was given a “Clap Off” by staff at Long Island Jewish Forest Hills-Northwell Health last Monday as he was discharged and went back to his Elmhurst home.“A lot of goosebumps and a lot of tears,” sai…

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On May 22, Mayor de Blasio made it clear that city beaches would be closed for swimming and would not be staffed with lifeguards. A 24-year-old man drowned at Rockaway Beach later that day.Police responded to a 911 call at 3 p.m. Friday and f…

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The drama between Third District congressional candidates Michael Weinstock and Melanie D’Arrigo reached an apex after Weinstock posted to his personal Facebook page that “if [D’Arrigo] were a man, I’d consider giving her a good old-fashioned…

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Dedicated to feeding the hungry in even the best of economic times, City Harvest and Citymeals on Wheels knew they would have to up their game to prepare for the coronavirus.Then it hit New York City.

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In 2018, the lowest voter turnout of any Assembly district in Queens was in District 38, which straddles Forest Park to encompass Glendale and Ridgewood to the north and Woodhaven, Richmond Hill and Ozone Park in its bottom half.Neither the s…

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Northeast Queens was not able to observe Memorial Day with its traditional ceremonies and parades, so elected officials gathered virtually to honor the holiday and commemorate those who gave their lives while serving for the country.“We obser…

A Glendale man was arrested last Sunday after police found him to be in possession of cocaine and marijuana, among other substances, the NYPD said.Officers observed a Nissan Maxima with a Texas paper plate obstructed by a plastic plate cover …

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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn on Tuesday granted its churches in Brooklyn and Queens clearance to open for private prayer, weddings, baptisms and funerals — all under certain restrictions.In a statement released by the diocese last F…

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Mayor de Blasio has a new best friend. The weatherman.The mayor’s unpopular plan to prohibit swimming at city beaches this summer to fight the spread of the coronavirus got off to an unusually calm start over the long Memorial Day weekend, as…

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It took until early in the morning on May 21, but the city’s Panel for Educational Policy approved temporary co-locations for Success Academy charter middle schools beginning in September at IS 238-Susan B. Anthony Academy in Hollis and Brian…

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Throngs of patrons have been routinely observed crowded around Forest Hills food and drink favorites like Mojo Latin Cuisine, Martha’s Country Bakery and Austin Public.And not all of them have been following social distancing guidelines. But …

In late January backers of the proposed redevelopment of Long Island City’s Anable Basin area were cruising along with a series of meetings aimed at getting public input on such topics as job development; resilience and the environment; and p…

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Arc De Triomphe Bicycles on Jamaica Avenue in Richmond Hill went through roughly two months of inventory in three weeks in the early days of the pandemic.Many bike stores have similar stories. But because of a shortage of parts, those numbers…

Showing “a strong representation of patriotic pride,” the Kiwanis Club of Howard Beach erected more than 80 flags, provided at-cost by ACE Hardware, along Cross Bay Boulevard from 156th to 165th avenues to respect the 152nd Memorial Day in th…

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New York City this past weekend opened up more than three more miles of streets in Queens to cyclists and pedestrians among 13 miles dedicated throughout the five boroughs.The additions bring the total length of open streets citywide to 43 mi…

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The police nearly outnumbered the protesters at an anti-lockdown protest outside New Park Pizza in Howard Beach during Memorial Day weekend.A group of around 10 women, who organized through the Howard Beach Moms Facebook group, claimed that G…

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RED Day has been a longstanding tradition of Keller Williams Liberty Realty, marked by the second Thursday of May, in which the Ozone Park organization gives back to its community. Restrictions caused by the pandemic didn’t slow down this yea…

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The NYPD is seeking the public’s help in identifying and locating the man wanted for stabbing a restaurant employee during a botched robbery attempt.According to the 113th Precinct, the attack took place at about 4:15 p.m. on Monday, May 11, …

You may not be able to see it, but you can bet these volunteers who made last week’s Our Neighbors Civic Association of Ozone Park food giveaway a success were smiling when they took a brief break from their charitable endeavor to gather toge…

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Ron Jeremy’s childhood tree has not yet been taken down.The Department of Parks and Recreation determined the tree, which Jeremy’s father planted in front of the family’s home the day of the adult film star’s birth, was in “poor condition” an…

Hollis teen Antoinette Slaughter, center, recently marked her birthday by collecting children’s books and art supplies, inset, for a family homeless shelter near her home.Antoinette, an honor student at St. Francis Prep High School in Fresh M…

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There are uplifting messages on windows and on the street at Long Island Jewish Forest Hills-Northwell Health.The word “Hero” is on the ground at the entrance of the hospital at 102-01 66 Road. Another message says “you can be brave and scare…

The Flushing Chinese Business Association made a hefty donation to the city Emergency Management Department in order to increase the city’s medical supply amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.With assistance from City Councilmembers Peter Koo a…

There are uplifting messages on windows and on the street at Long Island Jewish Forest Hills-Northwell Health.The word “Hero” is on the ground at the entrance of the hospital at 102-01 66 Road. Another message says “you can be brave and scare…

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The Department of Homeless Services anticipates relocating the men at 78-16 Cooper Ave. in Glendale in the coming weeks, the agency told the Chronicle in an email last Wednesday.The city is moving shelter residents to hotels to stop the sprea…

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At a time when the world could use a bit of extra comforting, along comes Hasan Zghari to provide some much-needed tender loving care.And he offers more than a fair share of it as general manager of the Key Food located at 102-02 101 Ave. in …

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The 107th Precinct and Shmira Public Safety patrol are warning Jamaica Estates residents against individuals approaching homes and asking for money.A precinct neighborhood coordination officer alerted members of the neighborhood via email aft…

Those seeking information about their coronavirus relief payments can now call an Internal Revenue Service telephone hotline for expedited answers.Established May 19, the phone line is designed to help address many common questions that indiv…

Rep. Grace Meng distributed personal protective equipment to residents in Elmhurst and Glendale on Monday.The congresswoman teamed up with Community Board 4 to hand out 1,000 face masks in front of Elmhurst’s St. James Episcopal Church at 84-…

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Gov. Cuomo announced that families of frontline public employees who died from the coronavirus will be entitled to line-of-duty benefits.“Today we’re saying we honor that service and we’re going to make sure that every government in the State…

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New York City this past weekend opened up more than three more miles of streets in Queens to cyclists and pedestrians among 13 miles dedicated throughout the five boroughs.The additions bring the total length of open streets citywide to 43 mi…

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The drama between Third District Congressional candidates Michael Weinstock  and Melanie D’Arrigo reached an apex after Weinstock posted to his personal Facebook page that “if [D’Arrigo] were a man, I’d consider giving her a good old-fashione…

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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn will reopen its churches in Brooklyn and Queens for private prayer, weddings, baptisms and funerals — all under certain restrictions — come Tuesday, May 26.In a statement released by the diocese on Frida…

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Retired prosecutor Jim Quinn is filing an appeal for the nonpartisan special election for borough president to be reinstated. Quinn is not on a primary ballot and will be out of the race completely if the June 23 election is not reinstated.Bu…

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The NYPD is seeking the public’s help in identifying and locating the man wanted for stabbing a restaurant employee during a botched robbery attempt.According to the 113th Precinct, the attack took place at about 4:15 p.m. on Monday, May 11, …

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The Department of Education gave the community one final opportunity on Monday to weigh in on the proposed co-location in September of a Success Academy middle school for one year within IS 238-Susan B. Anthony Academy in Hollis.The DOE’s Pan…

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The city has banned traffic and opened up a handful of streets for pedestrians and bicyclists around the city for social distancing purposes over the past few weeks.But none of the streets fall within the Community Board 6 area, which covers …

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City residents are looking at a glum Memorial Day weekend — they won’t be allowed in the waves at Rockaway Beach and they’ll be barred from shoreline parks run by Nassau County — but small businesses are more concerned about the financial imp…

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There have been nearly 1,000 COVID cases in city homeless shelters, according to Social Services Commissioner Steven Banks. Of the 961 recorded cases, 658 were single adults.Glendale Civic Association President Kathy Masi raised her concerns …

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Mayor de Blasio said last Friday the city is pulling the NYPD back from mask and social distancing enforcement in all but the most serious cases and the largest events.De Blasio said more emphasis will be placed on the actions of “social dist…

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New York City had lost 20,934 people to the coronavirus as of early Wednesday afternoon, according to city statistics — 16,153 confirmed cases and 4,781 probable. And now the ZIP codes in which the victims lived can be found in an interactive…

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The city said Ron Jeremy’s 67-year-old wood is in “poor condition.”To be clear, we’re talking about the dying Norway maple in front of the porn star’s childhood home in Bayside.

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As Long Island Jewish Forest Hills-Northwell Health nears releasing its 1,000th coronavirus patient, Executive Director Susan Browning spoke to Community Board 6 about the hospital’s response to the COVID crisis.Even with emergency response a…

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Mayor de Blasio announced a series of cuts to his budget proposal last month that include some reductions to education line items that will directly impact the parents of young children in one district in Southeast Queens.De Blasio decided to…

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A line of people stretched across more than two blocks outside Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Ozone Park on Monday afternoon, with everyone there to pick up a delivery of grocery boxes from the Borough President’s Office.Some r…

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A Nazi and his Bayside neighbor were arrested after buying three illegally defaced firearms and two assault rifles from an undercover detective May 12.According to a federal criminal complaint, Joseph Miner, 29 — who proudly posted anti-Semit…