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Following months of outcry from the community, the Umbrella Hotel in Kew Gardens closed and a night supervisor was charged with allowing criminal activity in and around the site.

Two police officers were stationed outside the location Monday afternoon and “Hotel closed” signs were on the door next to taped-up bullet holes on a revolving door.

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January is just about halfway over, but Mayor de Blasio is not even a fifth of the way near accomplishing his goal of vaccinating 1 million New Yorkers in the first month of 2021.Between when he announced his inoculation goal on Dec. 31 and J…

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Councilwoman Adrienne Adams (D-Jamaica) ran her first hearing as the chairperson of the Council’s Public Safety Committee on Monday morning, starting her tenure with an offensive against the mayor’s handling of a state-ordered police reform p…

Area civic leaders and business owners previewed the upcoming year as the city continues to deal with Covid in interviews over the last week, focusing mostly on business.“We long for our normal lives,” said Councilman Bob Holden (D-Middle Vil…

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All Gov. Cuomo and the Legislature need to do is continue to combat the Covid-19 pandemic; reopen businesses safely; move forward on green infrastructure, decisive marijuana legalization and sports wagering; and do so with a projected budget …

When thinking of Forest Hills, it’s easy to immediately have Austin Street, the main shopping strip, come to mind.“It seems like Metropolitan Avenue is the evil stepchild of Austin Street,” said Rachel Kellner, who owns Aigner Chocolates with…

In the special election for City Council District 24, Mujib Rahman is claiming status as the most conservative Democratic candidate. The Bangladeshi immigrant believes his focus on “faith and family” directly represent the views of the commun…

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Smoke up — responsibly.Gov. Cuomo last Wednesday announced a proposal to legalize and create a comprehensive system to oversee and regulate cannabis in New York as part of the 2021 State of the State.

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When Maria D’Amico brought her feverish son, a 30-year-old man with severe Aspergers, into Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center on Long Island on March 27, it was the last time she would lay eyes on him before he died.Her son Fred’s conditi…

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“It’s a really sad day for our country that it’s come to this,” Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-Suffolk, Nassau, Queens) said from a secure, undisclosed location during the Jan. 6 attempted coup in the nation’s Capitol. The lawmaker had been escorted, alo…