City Comptroller finally approves permanent contract for Elmhurst shelter
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City Comptroller Scott Stringer gave his approval Friday to a contract that makes the temporary homeless shelter at the former Pan American Hotel in Elmhurst permanent. The latest contract for the shelter, located at 79-00 Queens Boulevard, was submitted on Jan. 6 for a two-year, $23,870,000 deal ending on June 17. According to a spokesperson for Stringer, this […]

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East Elmhurst man pleaded guilty after Best Buy found child porn on his computer
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A visit to a local Best Buy for a computer repair led to the downfall of an East Elmhurst man who admitted in court on Wednesday to downloading child pornography. Michael Murray, 63, plead guilty to promoting a sexual performance by a child after police confirmed that he had hundreds of pornographic photos on his laptop, according to District […]

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Off-duty NYPD officer hit teen pedestrian in Jackson Heights and left the scene
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An off-duty officer was arrested Wednesday for leaving the scene of an accident after he hit a 13-year-old pedestrian on Tuesday afternoon, police said. David Walker, 36, hit the boy with a Honda CRV at the intersection of 93rd Street and Jackson Mill Road on Tuesday at 3:15 p.m., according to authorities. Walker allegedly exited his car […]

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Flushing robber repeatedly punched woman in face: NYPD
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Police are looking for a man wanted for robbing and repeatedly punching a 49-year-old woman in Flushing on Wednesday. Cops say the unidentified male approached the woman as she was getting out of her vehicle in front of 132-05 Avery Ave. at approximately 12:37 a.m. on Jan. 27. The man — described as an Asian […]

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What to do in Queens this weekend and beyond

Meet celebrity cat sensation Lil Bub, take a Zumba class, create your own Lego character head, and do more at these events around Queens Saturday, Jan. 30 Bring your little detectives to the Alley Pond Environmental Center from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. to uncover the clues that could help you find hidden animals. Learn how […]

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