Tag Archives: Queens

Queens GOP “Conga Party” Venue Loses Liquor License

NBC News reports: New York state authorities yanked the liquor license of a restaurant that played host to a “Covid conga line” and might have led to at least one infection, officials said Thursday. The Whitestone Republican Club threw its Christmas bash at Il Bacco in Queens. “After video surfaced of a potential superspreader holiday party at Il Bacco with …

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GOP Chair Hospitalized With COVID After Conga Party

The Queens Eagle reports: At least one person has been hospitalized for COVID-19 after attending an indoor Christmas dance party hosted by the Whitestone Republican Club earlier this month, the Eagle has learned. James Trent, chair of the affiliated Queens Village Republican Club, was admitted to North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset where he is recovering from COVID-19, he said …

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Republican Covidiots Dance In NYC Conga Line [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: A Queens Republican club partying to The Bee Gees should have been dancing with masks — and six feet apart. Instead, attendees of the Whitestone Republican Club holiday party boogied to “Saturday Night Fever” songs on Dec. 9 as if they couldn’t catch a COVID fever — weaving and bobbing to the disco soundtrack …

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Police Raid Queens Swingers Sex Club Because COVID

The New York Daily News reports: A Queens sex club, ignoring the steady rise in citywide COVID-19 cases and guidelines to slow the spread, was busted early Sunday for an illegal party decked out with the trappings of a modern-day Roman orgy. Deputies from the city’s Sheriff’s Office found over 80 people without masks at the illicit underground club on …

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Pre-Dawn Power Outage Hits Manhattan And Queens

NBC New York reports: A massive power outage struck Friday morning in the upper part of Manhattan, knocking out not only lights but also cellphone service, and a short time later power went out in a large chunk of Queens as well. At one point it was pitch black as far as the eye could see along Broadway north of …

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New $5 Billion LaGuardia Terminal Unveiled [PHOTOS]

Via press release from Cuomo’s office: Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the opening of the brand-new, state-of-the-art Terminal B Arrivals and Departures Hall at LaGuardia Airport, the biggest milestone to date in the airport’s ongoing $8 billion transformation into a unified 21st century facility. The project – one of the largest public private partnerships in aviation history – includes …

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Queens Hospital Sees “Apocalyptic” Surge In Patients, Refrigerated Truck Stationed Outside To Hold Bodies

The New York Times reports: In several hours on Tuesday, Dr. Ashley Bray performed chest compressions at Elmhurst Hospital Center on a woman in her 80s, a man in his 60s and a 38-year-old who reminded the doctor of her fiancé. All had tested positive for the coronavirus and had gone into cardiac arrest. All eventually died. Elmhurst, a 545-bed …

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Amazon Shuts NYC Facility After Worker Tests Positive

The Atlantic reports: Workers at an Amazon warehouse in Queens, New York, received a text Wednesday evening that they long feared might come: “We’re writing to let you know that a positive case of the coronavirus (COVID-19) was found at our facility today.” This is the realization of a major threat to Amazon’s operations. Millions of people across the nation …

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Queens Newspaper Headline: “Queens Man Impeached”

The Queens Daily Eagle reports: Former Jamaica Estates resident Donald Trump was impeached Wednesday by the U.S. House of Representatives. He is the third president to be impeached in United States history — and the first from Queens. The entire Queens House delegation voted in favor of impeachment. “Today, I voted to impeach President Donald Trump … I did so …

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Cuomo Leads Push For Amazon To Reconsider NYC

The Verge reports: Amazon has said it’s ending plans for a New York City headquarters, but a group of state officials, businesspeople, and union leaders are asking the company to stay. In an open letter set to be published in the New York Times tomorrow, the group will ask Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to reconsider the company’s decision to abandon …

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REPORT: Amazon “Rethinking” New HQ In New York City

Axios reports: Amazon is rethinking its plans to bring 25,000 jobs and a second headquarters to Long Island City in Queens after local activists and state lawmakers voiced staunch opposition to the company’s deal with New York, reports the Washington Post, citing two people familiar with Amazon’s thinking. The backdrop: While Amazon has had smooth processes in Virginia and Tennessee …

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Transformer Explosion Lights Up NYC In Eerie Blue

ABC New York reports: A transformer exploded at a power plant in Queens Thursday night, lighting up the sky over New York City while causing some flight delays and scattered power outages. The power outages affected operations at LaGuardia Airport. There was a total ground stop at the airport for about a half hour before power was restored and flights …

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Amazon To Get $1.5B Tax Break For NYC Headquarters

The New York Daily News reports: Amazon will get $1.5 billion in tax breaks and grants from New York to host half its new headquarters in Long Island City. The company announced Tuesday, after weeks of speculation, that it will open new headquarters in Queens, and Arlington, Virginia. Each location is expected to be home to more than 25,000 employees, …

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Beloved NYC Figure Ms. Colombia Found Dead

The Jackson Heights Post in Queens reports: Ms. Colombia, a colorful and beloved figure in the Jackson Heights LGBT community, has been found dead, Council Member Daniel Dromm has announced. Ms. Colombia, whose birth name was Osvaldo Gomez, was found dead in the waters off Jacob Riis Park, Dromm’s office said. No foul play is currently suspected, although the Office …

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QUEENS: Violence And Threats By Trump Fans Force Museum To End Shia LaBeouf’s Live-Stream Protest

The New York Times reports: A museum in Queens has shut down an online art installation by the actor Shia LaBeouf, calling it a “serious and ongoing public safety hazard” after Mr. LaBeouf was arrested and the exhibit became a target for threats of violence. The participatory exhibit, “He Will Not Divide Us,” was a collaboration between Mr. LaBeouf and …

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Priest: Trump Protesters Should Commit Suicide

The New York Post reports: The pastor of a largely immigrant Catholic church in Queens has a suggestion for his anti-Trump parishioners: Go take a flying leap off the nearest building. “Show your hate for Trump. Do it for social justice. #JumpAgainstTrump,” read a meme posted by the Rev. Philip Pizzo just hours after he celebrated Sunday Mass. The message …

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QUEENS: Actor Shia LaBeouf Arrested After Scuffling With Nazi At His Live-Streamed Trump Protest [VIDEO]

The New York Post reports: Shia LaBeouf was arrested after a scuffle at his oddball anti-Trump art instillation in Queens on Wednesday night, cops said. The actor was performing his “He Will Not Divide Us” livestream protest when someone disrupted the exhibit and LaBeouf allegedly slugged him, according to police. A video taken from the performance, going on outside the …

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NYC Unveils Routes For Brooklyn-Queens Streetcars

The New York Times reports: As Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration moves forward on plans for a new streetcar line from Queens to Brooklyn, city officials on Tuesday unveiled the different routes they are considering for the project. The $2.5 billion waterfront streetcar would run on streets in some of New York City’s most popular and crowded neighborhoods along the …

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Trans Concert Pianist Sara Davis Buechner To Perform At New York Mets LGBT Pride Night [VIDEO]

Back in February, I reported that the New York Mets will host its first-ever LGBT Pride Night on August 13th. Today we learn that pre-game entertainment will be provided by dance legend Martha Wash, the Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Marching Band, and renowned trans concert pianist Sara Davis Buechner. From Buechner’s Facebook page: This is certainly one of the …

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QUEENS: Outrage After Police Arrest Gay Man For Being “Momentarily” Nude On Popular Beach [VIDEO]

Mic reports: LGBTQ New Yorkers celebrating July 4 at Jacob Riis Beach — long a safe haven for the city’s LGBTQ community — witnessed U.S. Park Police carry a naked gay man by his towel as he screamed “Help me!” on Monday evening. In a video obtained by Mic, a group of police officers carried Brooklyn-based photographer Krys Fox off …

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