Author: christianmurray

Bernie Sanders Pictured in Photos All Over Queens

Jan. 21, 2021 By Allie Griffin Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders was seen all over Queens yesterday. A photo of the 79-year-old sitting in a folding chair at the inauguration of President Joseph Biden in D.C. on Wednesday quickly went viral. Social media users edited the image of Sanders in a winter coat and patterned mittens… Read more »

Voter Registration Surge Stands to Shape This Year’s NYC Primary Election

This article was originally published on Jan 20 at 6:36pm EST by THE CITY Ann Choi and Josefa Velasquez, THE CITY When Sheila Lewandowski moved to Long Island City in the late 1990s, she appreciated the “sense of space and light” in the western Queens neighborhood, once defined by factories, warehouses, and a mix of… Read more »

Elizabeth Crowley Mulling Another Run For Queens Borough President

Jan. 20, 2021 By Christina Santucci Former Council Member Elizabeth Crowley said Tuesday that she is thinking about making another bid for Queens Borough President. “I feel like I have a lot to offer the borough in terms of what we have to do to get back on our feet,” she said. “I haven’t made… Read more »

Queens Small Business Program is Launched, Provides Grants of Up to $20K

Jan. 19, 2021 By Christina Santucci City and borough officials announced a new $15 million grant program Tuesday to help Queens small businesses that are struggling as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Queens Small Business Grant Program was launched today and provides up to $20,000 to each recipient, with the funding provided by… Read more »

Online Inauguration Celebration to Be Held Tonight By Queens Library

Jan. 19, 2021 By Christina Santucci A library in south Queens is holding an Inauguration Celebration this evening, on the eve of the swearing in of President-elect Joseph Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. The Dream to Read event will include multiple story times and feature readings from three books, “Joey: The Story of Joe… Read more »

Ridgewood Man Arrested for Threatening to Kill Democrats, Including AOC and Schumer

Jan. 19, 2021 By Christina Santucci A Ridgewood man, who went by “X-Ray Ultra” online, was arrested by federal officials after he allegedly called for public executions of Congress members including Queens Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, according to a criminal complaint filed in Brooklyn federal court. In the complaint, federal authorities accused Brendan Hunt, 37, of… Read more »

Van Bramer Officially Announces Run for Queens Borough President

Jan. 19, 2021 By Christina Santucci Three weeks after hinting to the Queens Post that he was considering running for Queens Borough President, Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer has launched his bid for the seat–announcing his run in a video posted to YouTube Tuesday morning. “It’s time for a new vision for Queens where working… Read more »

Ocasio-Cortez Posts Harrowing Account of Last Week’s Insurrection, Feared She Would Be Killed

Jan. 13, 2021 By Christina Santucci Congress member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said she feared for her life last Wednesday when a mob of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol and forced her and fellow lawmakers into hiding. She recounted her experience in an hour-long video posted to Instagram late Tuesday night. Ocasio-Cortez said that she worried that… Read more »

Queens Resident Tests Positive for UK Coronavirus Variant

Jan. 13, 2021 By Christina Santucci A Queens resident has tested positive for the highly-transmissible variant of COVID-19, city officials announced Wednesday. Mayor Bill de Blasio said during a news conference that the variant, which was first identified in the United Kingdom, had been detected in two New York City residents. One resident is from… Read more »