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Queens borough president candidates answer your questions

On Tuesday, June 23, Queens voters will head to the polls to vote for the next Democratic nominee for borough president. Following QNS’ virtual debate on June 11, voters posed questions to the five candidates – businessman Dao Yin, Councilman Donovan Richards, retired NYPD Sergeant Anthony Miranda, former Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley and Councilman Costa Constantinides. […]

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DHS relocating nearly 100 Bronx homeless shelter residents to College Point hotel

Three northeast Queens lawmakers are calling for more transparency and better communication from the Department of Homeless Services after learning that the agency is transferring 96 residents of a Bronx men’s homeless shelter into a College Point hotel. State Senator John Liu, Councilman Paul Vallone and Assemblyman Daniel Rosenthal released a joint statement after learning […]

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City relocates College Point homeless shelter residents to hotels to combat COVID-19

The city has removed residents from a College Point homeless shelter to hotel rooms to cut down on crowding in order to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The controversial women’s 200-bed homeless shelter, which opened in College Point last year at 20th Avenue and 127th Street, will be temporarily closed until the fall, according […]

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Early precautions draw life-and-death divide between Flushing and Corona

BY ANN CHOI AND JOSEFA VELASQUEZ, WITH ADDITIONAL REPORTING BY CHRISTINE CHUNG, THE CITY This story was originally published on May 3 by THE CITY. On paper, Flushing and Corona, two bordering neighborhoods in Queens, are more alike than different. Separated by two highways and Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, the working-class neighborhoods have a large share […]

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Grandma’s Cheesecake Sandwiches in Whitestone accepts gloves and mittens for the homeless this Christmas

With the cold winter upon us, a Whitestone dessert business is urging the community to help to keep homeless individuals warm this season. Grandma’s Cheesecake Sandwiches founder and baker Lisa Cotoggio announced the first annual Warming the Hands of the Homeless drive. Cotoggio encourages patrons to donate new and gently used gloves and mittens during […]

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