Councilman Bob Holden (D-Middle Village), seldom at a loss for disagreements with Mayor de Blasio, is accusing the outgoing chief executive of fanning the flames that led to a riot in Middle Village and Maspeth last Friday night that rested in vandalized cars and buildings and has resulted in five arrests.

Holden made his views unmistakably clear Saturday afternoon at a press conference with Mayor-elect Eric Adams at the intersection of 78th Street and Caldwell Avenue, where he said Mayor de Blasio’s remarks following last week’s acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse in murder charges in Wisconsin encouraged the group of a few dozen people who descended on Middle Village on Nov. 19.

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A Brooklyn man was sentenced to 33 years in prison for aggravated manslaughter and robbery following a 2019 incident that resulted in the death of NYPD 102nd Precinct Detective Brian Simonsen, District Attorney Melinda Katz’s Office announced…

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Five days after a double shooting took place at Kloud Tequila Grill in Auburndale, the State Liquor Authority suspended the owner’s liquor license, and will seek to permanently take it away, the panel announced.

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The mother of a 5-year-old Jamaica boy who died of an overdose of his seizure medication back in 2017 has been sentenced to one to three years in prison for his death.Phyllis Reinoso, who pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment, was sentenced…

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A recently retired New York City police officer has been charged with scamming nearly a dozen people who sought to rent his basement apartment in Ozone Park.Burbran Pierre, 42, was arrested in Minnesota and extradited to New York, according t…

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A Ridgewood man has been sentenced to 19 months in federal prison for threatening to harm and murder United States senators and members of the House of Representatives two days after the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC.

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A probationary New York City police officer from Queens has been charged with allegedly selling steroids to an undercover cop on two occasions this fall.Maurice Lemelin, 33, on the force for nearly two years, worked out of the 84th Precinct i…

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A 72-year-old Long Island man could face up to 15 years in prison for bilking the MTA’s Access-A-Ride’s app of nearly $70,000 by hacking a Queens woman’s account and claiming she took nearly 700 rides over a few months.James Laverty of Freepo…

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Police are searching for a suspect who was caught on video firing a gun out of the sunroof of a black sedan last Thursday on the Jackie Robinson Parkway. The vehicle was heading westbound near Exit 6 and Forest Park around 3:45 p.m. The shoot…

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Councilman Bob Holden (D-Middle Village), seldom at a loss for disagreements with Mayor de Blasio, is accusing the outgoing chief executive of fanning the flames that led to a riot in Middle Village and Maspeth last Friday night that rested i…