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Travelers face disruptions at New York airports following IT outage


Jul. 19, 2024 By Czarinna Andres An IT issue with the software CrowdStrike has caused significant disruptions for carriers operating out of John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and LaGuardia Airport (LGA) today. The cloud server outage has led to operational challenges impacting international and domestic flights. The Port…

Sixth Queens Tech Incubator program location opens in Forest Hills


Jul. 18, 2024 By Bill Parry New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli released a report late last month revealing that small businesses with fewer than five employees grew by over 10% in New York City during the COVID-19 pandemic. Queens experienced a growth rate of more than 6%, while Manhattan saw the slowest growth…

AG James announces dismantling of Queens-based ghost gun trafficking operation


Jul. 17, 2024 By Bill Parry New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Wednesday the takedown of a prolific Queens-based gun trafficking crew accused of selling firearms and ammo at an East Elmhurst playground, the Queens Center Mall and other locations around the borough. James secured a 625-count indictment charging five men for participating…

CDC Health Alert: Dengue fever cases in NY call for mosquito prevention


Jul. 16, 2024 By Anthony Medina A mosquito-borne illness that has sickened many people worldwide has reached the U.S. and New York, according to a health advisory from the Centers for Disease Control.  The CDC issued a health advisory at the end of last month warning the public about a spike in dengue virus…

Developers to break ground on MLS stadium in Willets Point early fall


Jul. 16, 2024 By Shane O’Brien The developers behind New York City FC’s planned 25,000-seat stadium in Willets Point aim to break ground in early fall, according to NYCFC Sporting Director David Lee. In April, the New York City Council approved plans for NYCFC’s proposed 25,000-seat stadium, as well as a 2,500-unit affordable housing…

Average rental price in Queens up more than 6% from last year to $2,900: Report


Jul. 16, 2024 By Ethan Marshall The overall average rental price in Queens in June 2024 rose 6.49% from the same month last year, according to a report by the real estate firm M.N.S. Real Estate. Studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units in Queens all had jumps in the average cost of rent. The overall…

City budget includes hyper-local veteran support initiative proposed by late Council Member Paul Vallone 


Jul. 15, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan Over half a million dollars was designated for a new hyper-local initiative to connect veterans with critical services in the recently-passed city budget for Fiscal Year 2025.  Approximately 250,000 veterans reside in the five boroughs. However, according to the NYC Department of Veterans Services (DVS), there is a…

Annual Dragon Boat Festival kicks off festivities with ceremony in Times Square

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Jul. 12, 2024 By Gabriele Holtermann The annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival, coming to Meadow Lake in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens on Aug. 3 and 4, kicked off its festivities with the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival Awakening Ceremony in Times Square on July 11. Festivities included a performance by the New…
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AM Andrew Hevesi secures major victories for families and children, urges Governor’s approval on key legislation

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Jul. 11, 2024 By Anthony Medina Assemblymember Andrew Hevesi’s legislative acumen has led to the successful passage of a dozen new bills this year, significantly enhancing support for families, children and disabled New Yorkers. The Queens Assemblymember, representing New York State Assembly District 28, serves the constituents of Forest Hills, Rego Park, Middle Village, Kew…
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