Students from local high schools and colleges gathered in LIC to celebrate their DDC internships. Photo courtesy of DDC.

DDC Summer Internships End in LIC for 54 Students

It has been a summer to remember — and to add to resumes — for 54 young people employed as interns by the NYC Department of Design and Construction.

On Friday, the 54 DDC interns, a mix of students from 24 local high schools and 16 colleges and graduate schools located in every borough of New York City, gathered in Long Island City for a closing ceremony the 10-week paid program.

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QUEENS, NY - JULY 21: Action Bronson performs during the 2018 Louis Armstrong's Wonderful World Festival at Kupferberg Center for the Arts on July 21, 2018 in Queens, New York. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images for Louis Armstrong's Wonderful World Festival)

Action Bronson Arrested at Kosovo Music Festival

One moment his hands were juggling a microphone and a large marijuana joint, and the next moment they were in handcuffs.

That was how rapper Action Bronson’s Saturday night at the Sunny Hill Festival in Southeastern Europe suddenly took a turn for the worse.

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Riders prepare to depart for the first annual Brian Moore Hero’s Run. Eagle photos by Andy Katz.

Cops Ride to Remember Brian Moore in the First Annual Hero’s Run

Hundreds of cops hopped on their hogs Saturday for the first annual Hero’s Run to honor deceased NYPD Officer Brian Moore, who was shot and killed in Hollis in May 2015.

Though the weather forecast predicted heavy rain, about 400 motorcyclists revved their engines in the parking lot at Resorts World Casino ready to ride for their fallen brother.

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In April, a swastika was painted on a rock in Powell’s Cove in College Point. // Photo Courtesy Mirjana Karcic

Twister-Ravaged Park Is Site of Swastika, Noose & Dangerous Conditions

Mirjana Karcic, a College Point resident, walks her dog through deteriorating Powell’s Cove every morning, but on Thursday, Aug. 3 the park looked even worse than usual.

“It was like a disaster, like a war zone,” Karcic said.  

Decade-old trees lay splintered in the path, smashed to bits, and pieces of homes and trash were scattered throughout the trees. The devastation prompted Karcic to share the conditions of the park, which she has been documenting for months, with the Queens Daily Eagle.

Her photos reveal racist graffiti, including a swastika spray painted on a rock, and a medical waste container discarded next to a garbage can.

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Barros’ daughter Eileen holds a sign that says “Give me back my dad” as she stands with Council Member Francisco Moya and demonstrators on the steps of City Hall Friday. Photo courtesy of Francisco Moya

Daughter, Council Member Plead With Judge To Halt Deportation of Maspeth Taxi Driver, Father of 2

With her father facing imminent deportation, Maspeth resident Eileen Barros joined family members, demonstrators and Council Member Francisco Moya at City Hall to demand his release.

Edisson Barros, an undocumented immigrant from Ecuador, was detained inside Hudson Correctional Facility in Kearny, NJ and was scheduled to be deported Friday. The father of two lived in Queens for 25 years and worked as a taxi driver until he was arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in July.

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Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez joined Queens ADA Robert Ciesta, other NYC prosecutors and street safety advocates to call upon Albany lawmakers to reinstate “life-saving” speed cameras in New York City. Photo courtesy of the Brooklyn DA’s Office

Queens ADA Joins NYC Prosecutors to Call For Speed Cameras

Prosecutors from the Bronx, Brooklyn and Manhattan joined Queens Assistant District Attorney Robert Ciesla on Tuesday for a rally to call on lawmakers to reinstate speed cameras before the upcoming school year.

The message from Ciesla, Queens DA Richard Brown, Bronx DA Darcel Clark, Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez and Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance Jr. to politicians — do your job.

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Barros, a Maspeth resident and undocumented immigrant, faces deportation today. He is pictured with his daughter on the day of her high school graduation. GoFundMe Photo by Eileen Barros

Moya Pleads With Judge To Halt Deportation of Maspeth Taxi Driver, Father of 2

Time is running out for Maspeth resident Edisson Barros, an undocumented immigrant from Ecuador who faces deportation today.

Barros is detained inside Hudson Correctional Facility in Kearny, NJ and is scheduled to be deported today.

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