Queens Public Library (QPL) will defend the freedom to read during Banned Books Week, Oct. 1-7, through a series of events and activities recognizing the stories, voices and titles threatened by censorship across the nation.
It took nearly six months but homicide detectives from the 113th Precinct in Jamaica and Patrol Borough Queens South have identified the second gunman in the fatal shooting of a Florida man in front of a St. Albans nightclub in April.
Amid possibly the heaviest downfall of rain in the city so far this year, residents in Queens neighborhoods were subjected to the unexpected closures of highways, some public transportation services, and substantial flooding in residential areas.
Speaker Adrienne Adams welcomed young students from P.S. 40 Samuel Huntington Elementary School to the reopening of Jamaica Playground after a $4.6 million reconstruction project and turned a ribbon-cutting ceremony into a teachable moment for the youngsters on Sept. 27.
Southeast Queens residents and business owners will be able to learn more about the Jamaica Neighborhood Plan, during the first public meeting for the community-driven initiative to create a long term vision for the neighborhood.
According to Zumper’s latest National Rent Report, the median rental price for one-bedroom units across New York City has risen above $4,000. New York City retained its rank as the most expensive city to pay rent among the 100 cities included in the study.
The MTA is working with the NYC Department of Veterans’ Affairs to provide shuttle bus service between the Mets-Willets Point 7 train station and Flushing Meadows Corona Park for all those wishing to visit the “The Wall that Heals,” a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., that honors the more than three million Americans who served in the Armed Forces during the Vietnam conflict.