Jamaica man who allegedly went on a violent rampage at a mosque and then stripped naked is out on ‘supervised release’
Photo courtesy of Councilman Rory Lancman

A Jamaica man accused of beating up men at a Jamaica mosque in what is being investigated as a possible hate crime is out on supervised release. Mike Voyard, 26, of Highland Avenue allegedly walked into the Jamaica Muslim Center at 85-37 168th St. during afternoon prayers at 1 p.m. on April 19 and attacked […]

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Community leaders call for a special prosecutor to probe a deadly police-involved shooting in South Ozone Park
Photo courtesy of state Senator James Sanders

Less than a week after a man was fatally shot by police following a pursuit in South Ozone Park, the man’s family and a local lawmaker called for a special prosecutor to investigate the incident. State Senator James Sanders joined with family and friends of George Tillman, who was gunned down by NYPD officers in South […]

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House flipping in Queens is making gentrification that much easier, study shows
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Property values in Queens are steadily on the rise thanks to house flipping. According to a study conducted by the Center for NYC Neighborhoods, the flipping of small houses have caused an enormous increase in the price of homes within residential neighborhoods, and reduced the number of available, affordable homes. The study defined “home flip” as a […]

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Queens residents will spend 51.6 percent of their income on rent in 2016, study says
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This year, Queens residents will face the highest increase in median rent-to-income ratio, making it harder to find affordable rental units. According to a study by StreetEasy, the median rent-to-income ratio in Queens increased from 43.5 percent to 51.6 percent between 2015 and 2016, meaning residents will have to spend more than half of their annual […]

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A huge 15-story hotel will soon rise along Archer Avenue in downtown Jamaica
Rendering: 15 story Jamaica Hotel via YIMBY

Located right at the corner of 150th Street and Archer Avenue in downtown Jamaica, this extravagant structure will catch people’s attention from miles away. The hotel is planned to be erected at approximately 35,000 square feet of space, and will service 70 rooms of 250 square feet each, reports by YIMBY. The hotel will be conveniently located near the Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer train station with […]

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