Many performance venues still waiting for pandemic aid

In December, lawmakers in Washington finally passed a $16.1 billion relief package called the Shuttered Venue Operator Grant program, and help was on the way for theater owners across the country. Until it stalled.

Queens restaurant owner accused of arson

A man who owns a shuttered Queens restaurant is accused of trying to burn his own business down. The building's sprinkler system stopped the fire from destroying the business.

Pop-up parties, large gatherings continue to defy social distancing rules

It's the opposite of what you want to see in the middle of a pandemic. Dozens of unmasked partiers crammed onto an MTA bus in Maspeth, Queens while smoking, dancing and ignoring social distancing rules. The MTA is now trying to track down the culprits behind the pop-up party.