Jan. 24, 2024 By Rachel Butler Approximately 30 members of the public joined Council Member Sandra Ung and special guests at the Glow Cultural Center on 41st Avenue in downtown Flushing on Monday, Jan. 22 for her State of the District address. Sidewalk congestion, public safety and education were the most discussed topics as Ung reflected on her achievements in 2023 and what she hopes to accomplish in 2024 for District 20 in Flushing. Ung said that the most common complaint she received in 2023 dealt with cluttered sidewalks, with Flushing residents saying that there are too many vendors and… Read More
Jan. 24, 2024 By Ethan Marshall The number of reported rapes and burglaries across Queens both dropped over the last month compared to the same period of time last year, according to the latest crime stats released by the NYPD Monday. During the 28-day period from Dec. 25 to Jan. 21, the number of reported rapes went down 20% in northern Queens, from 15 reported cases last year to 12 this year. Over the same period of time, burglaries decreased 12.4% in northern Queens, from 169 to 148. The 108th Precinct, which oversees Long Island City, Sunnyside and Woodside, experienced… Read More
A Flushing man will be forever grateful to a persistent nurse for the safe return of his autistic brother who was reported missing on Jan. 3 after he went out on his daily walk to Flushing Meadows Corona Park and didn’t return.
Jan. 17, 2024 By Ethan Marshall The amount of reported cases of robberies and felony assaults across Queens have each risen over the last month compared to the same period of time a year ago, according to the latest crime stats released by the NYPD Monday. During the 28-day period from Dec. 18 to Jan. 14, reported robberies have increased 51.3% in northern Queens, from 117 cases the previous year to 177 this year. At the same time, felony assaults are up 29.3% in northern Queens, from 184 to 238. The 110th Precinct, which covers Corona and Elmhurst, experienced the… Read More
Jan. 16, 2024 By Rachel Butler Approximately 35 Flushing residents attended the NYPD 109th Precinct Community Council meeting at Bowne Street Community Church on Jan. 11 where they were introduced to a new commanding officer who addressed an uptick in robberies and auto thefts. The NYPD has appointed Deputy Inspector Kevin Coleman to take over the precinct who– prior to the move– was the commanding officer of the 104th Precinct that covers the Queens neighborhoods of Ridgewood, Maspeth, Middle Village and Glendale. Coleman, who spoke to the attendees, said that he had worked with the NYPD for over 20 years… Read More
The NYPD released new surveillance video on Thursday of a knife-wielding suspect who allegedly assaulted and robbed a 45-year-old woman in Corona as part of a sex attack during the early hours of Saturday, Jan. 6.
Jan. 10, 2024 By Ethan Marshall The number of reported cases of vehicle thefts rose across Queens over the last month compared to the same period a year ago, according to the latest crime stats released by the NYPD on Monday. During the 28-day period from Dec. 11 to Jan. 7, the number of vehicle… Read More
Jan. 8, 2024 By Bill Parry Police from the 109th Precinct in Flushing are searching for a 48-year-old Asian man with developmental disabilities who was reported missing from his Blossom Avenue home last week. Henry Chang, who is on the autism spectrum and went missing on Wednesday, Jan. 3, responds to his name and speaks… Read More