The “World’s Borough” had an up-and-down week this week with a crash on the LIE in Maspeth that left three dead and a man trying to kidnap an 11-year-old girl during a tennis match at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
There was some good news as a former Councilman from the 30th District is walking to raise money for Down syndrome awareness.
Here are the top stories from the week.
- State Senator Jose Peralta called Roosevelt Avenue “the new old Times Square” and wants to “clean up” the area with a one-year ban on new liquor licenses along the corridor in Jackson Heights.
- A chain reaction crash along the Long Island Expressway in Maspeth left three dead and 11 others injured.
- Police have released a sketch of a man they want to talk to regarding the rape and murder of Howard Beach’s Karina Vetrano.
- An annual street festival along Fresh Pond Road in Ridgewood has been shortened to two days instead of four.
- A Holiday Inn in Corona was sold $37.35 million and will most likely be turned into condos.
- A man tried to kidnap an 11-year-old girl while she watched a tennis game with her family during Arthur Ashe Kids Day in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.
- Over one thousand people came out to march throughout Maspeth to protest the proposed homeless shelter at a Holiday Inn Express in the neighborhood.
- Residents of Maspeth turn their back on the DHS commissioner during a public hearing regarding the planned homeless shelter.
- A son was charged with slashing his mother’s throat in Bayside.
- A former NYC Councilman is walking to raise money and awareness for Down syndrome.
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