Though summer is coming to an end, it has been an eventful week in our borough.
A year-long undercover operation at the Astoria Houses has resulted in 11 arrests. The defendants, some of whom are purported gang members, sold cops heroin, crack, cocaine, weapons and other drugs a total of 98 times.
Drug use is also a problem in northeast Queens, specifically Bayside, Douglaston and Little Neck. According to an expert who works at a nonprofit that helps people with drug and alcohol abuse, compared to other Queens neighborhoods, these areas are hit hardest by overdose.
Here are the top 10 stories in Queens:
- Bayside, Douglaston, and Little Neck are the ‘hardest hit areas in Queens for opiate addiction,’ expert says
- Check out 25 tremendous events in Queens this week, from an Italian street fair to sunset rooftop yoga
- Undercover cops were sold heroin, crack, cocaine and weapons 98 times at Astoria Houses
- A 9-month-old boy was found dead inside his Glendale home, police say
- Scam artists stole $10k from a 90-year-old woman in Bayside
- Motorcyclist pronounced dead after collision on the Cross Island Parkway in Bayside
- Rent in northwest Queens is now more expensive than Brooklyn, report says
- Two gorgeous co-ops with tons of space in Queens are available to view this weekend
- This Flushing family food truck business is one of the four finalists for the prestigious NYC Vendy Award
- Dangerous Whitestone Q34 bus stop is moving to Willets Point