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WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 2018
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De Blasio Extends Citi Bike Discount To SNAP Recipients
Hundreds of thousands of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recipients will be eligible for a low-cost Citi Bike membership, thanks to an initiative launched by Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday. SNAP recipients can apply for the discounted membership—just $5 per month—by visiting citibikenyc.com and entering their EBT card number. New York City Housing Authority residents can also receive the discount by entering their NYCHA tenant ID. “Affordable bike share for more New Yorkers helps us build a fairer and more equitable city,” said de Blasio in a statement. “Improving mobility for SNAP recipients in our city will help them make ends meet by giving them greater access to jobs, services and educational opportunities.”
A Taste of Ireland In Queens
Celebrate “Queens Irish Heritage Night” at LIC Landing (Hunter’s Point South Park, Center Boulevard) beginning this evening at 6 p.m. Rub elbows with the borough Irish community while enjoying authentic Irish dance, music, bagpipes, Gaelic sports demonstrations and more courtesy of Hunters Point Parks Conservancy, McManus Irish Dance and a slew of other organizations. Local professionals and children’s groups will also make appearances. The event is free, but plenty of beer, wine and food will be available for purchase. Accessible by NYC Ferry and the No. 7 train. Visit https://bit.ly/2uvwW9L for further information.
Unleash Your Creativi-Tea
It’s time to get artsy in Murray Hill. The second weekly “Garden Creativi-Tea” will take place at Voelker Orth Museum, Bird Sanctuary and Victorian Garden (149-19 38th Ave) today from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. All ages are welcome to this family-friendly summer art workshop that is all about spiders. Create a giant, colorful web and make fuzzy spiders that you can take home. Enjoy a refreshing glass of iced tea on the side while you work on your creation. Entry to the event is $4. If you’re unable to make this event, more Garden Creativi-Tea workshops will be hosted each Wednesday until August 8. Visit http://www.vomuseum.org/events for more information.
Cops Recover Five Handguns In Rosedale
Cops from eastern Queens’ 105th Precinct announced on Tuesday that Anti-Crime officers recovered five handguns while investigating a shooting that occurred in Rosedale. Members of the Anti-Crime Team were in the process of searching the vicinity of 148 Drive in Rosedale when they spotted a red Mazda being driven by a suspect wanted in an earlier shooting. When the suspect and a passenger noticed the officers, they fled on foot and discarded multiple handguns. Cops chased them across the backyards of nearby homes before catching up to them and placing them under arrest. The team later recovered a 380 Smith and Wesson, Glock 40 cal, three Taurus 9mm handguns, three ounces of marijuana and cash. The suspects were charged with five counts of criminal possession of a weapon, reckless endangerment and criminal possession of marijuana.
Afternoon Storm Triggers Flash Flooding In Parts Of City
Parts of the New York City area was hit with heavy rainfall and minor flooding yesterday, as thunderstorms carried torrential rainfall well into the afternoon. The City’s Department of Emergency Management along with the National Weather Service issues flash flood advisories and warned residents living in low-lying and poor drainage areas of the storm. Motorists were urged not to drive vehicles into water-covered roadways and to move to higher ground. Subway lines also fell victim to major flooding, and both LaGuardia and Kennedy Airports also experienced flight disruptions, the airports reported on social media. Flight arrivals were delayed an average of 5 hours at Kennedy, while arrivals at LaGuardia averaged delays of 3.5 hours.
Cops Search For Robbers Who Stabbed Victim In Corona
The NYPD announced on Tuesday that it is searching for two suspects believed to be involved in an attempted robbery in which a victim was stabbed multiple times. Cops from the 115th Precinct say that on Thursday, June 5, the 22-year-old victim was approached by the suspects in front of 97-15 37th Avenue at around 2:20 a.m. The suspects demanded the victim’s cellphone and cash and, when he refused, one of them pulled out a knife and stabbed the victim in the chest and back before fleeing eastbound on 37th Avenue. The two suspects are described as Hispanic males. Anyone with information in regards to the incident is asked to call 1-800-577-TIPS.
Man Struck By Train In Ridgewood
A man was struck and run over by an M train by train at the Forest Avenue station near Putnam Avenue at around 1:40 p.m. yesterday, MTA officials said. First responders were quick to shut off the power to the tracks before pulling the unidentified man out from underneath the train and rushing him to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, The Daily News reported. It was not clear how or why the man got on the tracks. In the aftermath of the incident, the MTA suspended M train service between Myrtle Avenue and Middle Village-Metropolitan Avenue in both directions. M train service was eventually restored later in the afternoon.