Latest Queens News

3 women charged with beating airline security officer at JFK

Jan. 14, 2022 11:33 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Three women are facing federal charges of attacking an airline security worker who tried to block them from boarding a flight at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport in September because of what prosecutors say was problematic behavior, including a refusal to wear a face mask...

Keith Hernandez stunned by Mets jersey retirement news

Jan. 12, 2022 17:42 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Keith Hernandez was startled to see Mets owner Steve Cohen calling out of the blue Tuesday, then put at ease when the pair spent 10 minutes talking about New York's splashy offseason. “Then he said, ‘That’s not the reason I'm calling,' and then he dropped the...

NYC Council selects Adrienne Adams to be 1st Black speaker

Jan. 05, 2022 13:47 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Council will have its first Black leader after Adrienne Adams was chosen as the council’s speaker Wednesday. Adams, a Democrat from Queens, was elected to serve as speaker on a 49-2 vote by council members. The 61-year-old is a...

Review: Daphne Palasi Andreades on coming of age in NYC

Jan. 04, 2022 11:18 AM EST

“Brown Girls” by Daphne Palacio Andreades (Penguin Random House) Growing pains and heartache lead Daphne Palasi Andreades’ debut novel on the push and pull of becoming. Cast between stream of consciousness and coming-of-age, free verse and treatise, “Brown Girls” reckons...

On busy 1st day, NYC mayor urges resiliency against pandemic

Jan. 01, 2022 16:21 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's new mayor, Eric Adams, pledged Saturday to steer the nation's largest city out of the pandemic by drawing on the resiliency of its people and promising a government that works better, even if it's not radically different. Hours after being sworn...

Queens DA: Man charged in fatal stabbings days apart

Dec. 31, 2021 17:47 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A Manhattan man has been charged in two fatal stabbings last week in Queens. Authorities said Raymond Kenner, 22, had blood on his clothing and a folding knife in his pocket when he was arrested in connection with the killings. Queens District...

Cow that escaped NY slaughterhouse now at NJ sanctuary

Dec. 26, 2021 14:46 PM EST

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A young cow that escaped from a New York City slaughterhouse last week has been taken to an animal sanctuary in New Jersey. The (Morristown) Daily Record reports that the 400-pound Hereford heifer, estimated to be about nine months old, ran away from a...

CityMD temporarily closes some NY, NJ clinics as COVID rises

Dec. 22, 2021 09:51 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — CityMD, the chain of urgent care clinics drawing long lines for COVID-19 testing, is temporarily closing 13 locations in New York City, saying it’s doing so “to preserve our ability to staff our sites.” The closures, effective Wednesday, include four clinics...

Off-duty NYPD officer wounded, man killed in shooting

Dec. 16, 2021 08:07 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An off-duty New York City police officer was shot multiple times and another man was killed in an exchange of gunfire outside a nightclub early Thursday in what investigators believe was an attempted robbery, according to Commissioner Dermot Shea. The police...

MLS champion NYCFC to split home games among 3 sites

Dec. 15, 2021 16:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Soccer champion New York City FC will be on the move while at home next season, splitting games among Yankee Stadium, Citi Field and Red Bull Arena. MLS's 2022 schedule was released Wednesday and has NYCFC playing 10 league home games at Yankee Stadium...