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Two e-bike batteries exploded in the back of a Richmond Hill repair shop on Monday, starting a blaze that sent two firefighters to the hospital.

The batteries were charging in the back of The Kings Electric Scooters store, which is located at 102-44 Jamaica Ave. and leads out onto 87th Avenue, when they combusted around 2:30 p.m, officials believe.

Heads of the Adams administration’s public safety agencies and other city departments gathered to discuss red-button issues and to assure resi…

Deadly battery fires, budding cannabis vendors, Rikers Island and school safety were the focus last Friday during the first in a series of briefings to be held by a host of city agencies.

“I think it’s important that we inform the public of what we’re doing but as long as there is fear in the city, as long as people are being victimized, I will take no victory lap,” NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell said at the virtual briefing when asked by a reporter to describe the goal of the new initiative, which will be led by Deputy Mayor for Public Safety Philip Banks.

Issues surrounding nightclubs and ongoing noise from parties in the South Richmond Hill area persist.

At Monday’s meeting of Community Board 9, one resident demanded that the panel revisit complaints surrounding Blend Lounge dating back to 2021, and the members voted against a liquor license application for a new spot that would be where Showtime Bar & Lounge, another hotspot, used to be.


The Howard Beach Lindenwood Civic Association began distributing surveys at its monthly meeting Tuesday to gauge interest in a proposal to hire private security for the area.

The survey asks people to indicate which option they would be willing to pay for, granted 1,000 households participate. It would cost $100 per family for the year for one car, $200 a year for two or $300 for three. If more households participate, the cost will go down.