Author: christianmurray

Astoria Man Arrested for Fatal Stabbing of EMS Lieutenant in Ditmars Thursday

Sept. 30, 2022 By Michael Dorgan An Astoria man has been arrested and charged with murder for the brutal stabbing of an EMS lieutenant in the Ditmars section of the neighborhood Thursday afternoon. Peter Zisopoulos, 34, was arrested by police shortly after he allegedly stabbed 61-year-old Alison Russo-Elling to death at the 20th Avenue and… Read more »

Four-Alarm Fire Tears Through Several Businesses in Sunnyside

Aug. 12, 2021 By Allie Griffin A four-alarm fire tore through several businesses in Sunnyside Thursday morning. Flames broke out inside Taiyo Foods, a Japanese market located at 45-08 44th St., at around 7:20 a.m. The fire quickly spread to the four neighboring businesses housed within the same one-story building, FDNY officials said. The fire… Read more »

National Night Out Against Crime to Take Place Across Queens Tuesday

Aug. 2, 2021 By Michael Dorgan Police precincts throughout Queens and across the city will celebrate the annual National Night Out Against Crime Tuesday evening. Each precinct in Queens has an event planned where police officers will join residents to celebrate the neighborhood that they serve. Residents will get a chance to meet personnel from… Read more »

Rezoning Approved For 104-Unit Development on Newtown Avenue in Astoria

July 13, 2021 By Christian Murray The New York City Council recently approved a developer’s rezoning plan to build an 11-story, 104-unit apartment complex near the 30th Avenue train station in Astoria. The approval now means that MEDREP Associates, a Long Island City based company, can move forward with its plans to build its 11-story… Read more »

Voter Turnout Surged in AOC’s Queens and Dropped Where COVID Raged Worst

This article was originally published by The City on June 28 at 11:17 a.m. EST BY ANN CHOI AND JOSEFA VELASQUEZ At least 1 million New Yorkers — nearly three of ten registered voters — participated in the primary election, a far stronger showing than when the mayor’s job and most City Council seats were last up… Read more »

Police Release Video of Suspects Who Shot Man on Northern Boulevard in LIC

April 28, 2021 By Ryan Songalia Police released video footage Tuesday of a shooting that took place on Northern Boulevard in Long Island City earlier this month that left a man hospitalized. The police said that two unidentified suspects approached a 44-year-old man at approximately 8:40 p.m. on April 9 in front of 30-25 Northern… Read more »

Does Sunnyside Have a World Famous Chef? If so, Vote Here

March 1, 2021 By Christina Santucci A Sunnyside restaurant owner is hoping to get enough online votes to become the world’s Favorite Chef. Vincenzo Garofalo from Senso Unico was ranked third as of Sunday in his group in the virtual competition, with the current round scheduled to end Thursday evening. Each week, the number of… Read more »

City Launches Online Toolkit to Address Anti-Asian Hate Crime

Feb. 23, 2021 By Allie Griffin New York City has launched an online toolkit to address the spate of attacks against Asian Americans in recent months. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday the creation of an online toolkit that aims to provide support to New Yorkers of Asian heritage who are subjected to hate crimes…. Read more »

Video: Man Allegedly Makes Anti-Asian Remarks Toward Woman in Astoria Tuesday

Feb. 12, 2021 By Michael Dorgan A video has emerged on Twitter of a man allegedly making vile anti-Asian remarks towards a woman in Astoria Tuesday. The video appears to show a man following an Asian woman along the northeast corner of Broadway and 31st Street and repeatedly asking her: “Yo why do Asians eat… Read more »