In case you were wondering what all the smoke was coming from the northeast last night, it was a 5-alarm fire at a workshop on Queens Boulevard near the Sunnyside border which began around 7:30pm and quickly ravaged the building. Over two hundred fire fighters were called to the conflagration, and two were seriously injured.
In case you were wondering about the police cars on the wooden promenade in Gantry Park yesterday, and the police tape cordoning off the platforms where the red chairs are, according to a post on a local Facebook site, a rape/attack allegedly occurred there Monday night around 10pm. So far there has only been one witness who was the Facebook poster, and the victim has yet to come forward. We tweeted out the actual post and the news of the police investigation on Tuesday, but unlike the fire above, there is nothing very tangible. One LICtalk reader has suggested that it would be very helpful if a police sketch based on the witness’ description were circulated.
//NEW RESTAURANTS NOW AND COMING SOON DEPT: [Read more…] about FIRE! RAPE? & NEW RESTAURANTS