A new analysis of NYPD data by the New York Civil Liberties Union revealed Queens outpaced the city’s drop in police stops last year, and in some of the borough’s busiest areas the police appear to be stopping people more selectively than in the past. Comment.
Greenmarkets sales to food stamp users rose by 30 percent in the past year in what City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (D-Manhattan) called proof that “all New Yorkers will buy health foods when given the opportunity.” Comment.
State police busted up a suspected Corona-based drug trafficking ring they said was responsible for peddling millions of dollars’ worth of Mexican crystal meth and “black tar” heroin throughout the area. Comment.
Three men have been charged in an abduction of an Ecuadorian man from Woodside and allegedly holding him in a Long Island City warehouse for more than a month while demanding $3 million in exchange for his release, according to the Queens district attorney. Comment.
They waited for line for days, sleeping in tents as it rained, saving spots so their comrades could use the restrooms, watching for line jumpers and forming allegiances so strong they nicknamed themselves the Spartans. Comment.
Jim Henson’s children announced Tuesday they are donating their father’s entire Muppet collection to Astoria’s Museum of the Moving Image, which, in turn, will provide a new wing to display the beloved puppets. Comment.