Happy Thursday, Queens! Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening locally today.
First, today’s weather forecast:
Cloudy and sunny weather. High: 47 Low: 32.
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Here are the top three stories from Queens today:
- A Queens man was arrested by the FBI on Wednesday morning in connection with the US Capitol riot. According to the criminal complaint, Ralph Joseph Celentano III, 54, was charged with assaulting an officer during the Jan. 6, 2021, uprising and faces charges of civil disorder, disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building. and offences. related to acts of physical violence. A heavy federal response was visible at the scene as Celentano’s Broad Channel home was searched as part of the investigation. (NBC New York)
- A new halal spot in Bayside is already among the “hottest” restaurants in Queens, according to reviewers. Named Eater Editors , a 100% halal restaurant serving everything from pancakes to burgers to chicken, is among the 15 “Hipest Restaurants in Queens”. The restaurant opened late last year on the corner of 42nd Avenue and 213th Street and offers what editors describe as a “kinda free for all” menu. (Room)
- Mayor Adams announced milestones for two projects that will improve infrastructure and quality of life while addressing the affordable housing crisis in southeast Queens. On Wednesday, Mayor Adams and New York City Council Speaker Adrienne Adams celebrated the completion of a $50 million project, which was under budget and will provide more than six miles of new sewers and pipes of water to alleviate flooding of homes and streets in Rochdale. Also, construction has begun on “Habitat Net Zero”, a project that will transform 13 dilapidated homes previously owned by the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) into 16 green homes for affordable home ownership. (NYC.gov)
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- Need help filing your New York tax return? Sign up to get a Individual tax preparation session which takes place on March 23, as well as April 6, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Queens Borough Hall. (Facebook)
- Queens Botanical Garden membership it’s even better ! They bring back Members Only Eventsstarting with a Wine & Cheese Evening on April 26. (Facebook)
- To celebrate Women’s History Month, The Queens Chamber of Commerce shares its February issue of ‘This is Queensborough’, which features New York City Council President Adrienne Adams on the cover. Adams, a Queens native, is the first African-American woman to lead the New York City Council. (Facebook)
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— Miranda Fraraccio
About me: Miranda Fraraccio was born and raised in Rhode Island and now lives in New York. She works as a writer for content creation agency Lightning Media Partners and is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island, where she earned a degree in writing, speaking, and communications. In her free time, you can find her traveling, drinking tea, or photographing her neighborhood as a street photographer.