Author: zgewelb

Police searching for missing teen from Ravenswood Houses in Astoria

March 30, 2023 By Zach Gewelb Police are searching for a 14-year-old girl who was last seen leaving her residence at the Ravenswood Houses in Astoria on Wednesday morning. Authorities say that Ayana Farmer was last seen leaving Ravenswood Houses, located at 35-06 21st St., at approximately 8:20 a.m. on March 29. She has a… Read more »

MTA project to renovate five 7 train subway stations draws near as contractor leases command center in Jackson Heights

March 17, 2023 By Bill Parry In a sure sign the MTA is about to embark on a long-awaited project to renovate subway stations along the elevated 7 train from Woodside to Corona, RockFarmer Properties announced Judlau Contracting LLC has signed a long-term lease for office space at Heritage Tower in Jackson Heights. Judlau Contracting,… Read more »

Queens World Film Festival marks third anniversary of COVID-19 pandemic shutdown with special screening in Long Island City

March 13, 2023 By Bill Parry To commemorate the third anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic citywide shutdown, the Queens World Film Festival is collaborating with the Zip Code Memory Project and a number of Queens-based cultural institutions for the premiere of “Together, Not Alone,” at The Local in LIC on Sunday, March 19. The event… Read more »

Mayor, speaker at odds over Hizzoner’s request to halve the council’s discretionary funds amid migrant crisis

Dec. 21, 2022 By Ethan Stark-Miller Mayor Eric Adams and City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams (no relation) are at odds over the mayor’s suggestion that the council cut its nearly $600 million discretionary budget in half as a means of fiscal belt-tightening amid the growing expense of the migrant crisis currently engulfing the Big Apple…. Read more »