Category Archives: Local News

125-year-old East Elmhurst flower shop blossoms next to controversial homeless shelter

For more than a century, one East Elmhurst family has been helping their neighborhood bloom.

LIC robber forces 90-year-old to drive to ATMs: cops

A robber grabbed a 90-year-old man in front of a Long Island City supermarket last week and forced him to drive to two ATMs to withdraw cash, police said.

Man slits Woodhaven woman’s throat in failed subway mugging

A Woodhaven woman was returning home from work on July 12 when a man grabbed her from behind, put her in a headlock and cut her throat open before running away with the woman's purse.

Emergency town hall to be held on controversial East Elmhurst homeless shelter

Community members will have their voices heard during an emergency town hall meeting on Wednesday over the city’s decision to turn an East Elmhurst motel into a permanent homeless shelter.

Overnight service disruptions on E, F, M, R trains this week

Starting Monday, July 21, there will be service disruptions on the E, F, M and R lines between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. in Queens and Manhattan for four consecutive weeknights, as part of the MTA’s Fastrack maintenance program.