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Coffee with a Cop – an opportunity for the community to engage New York’s Finest


Apr. 19, 2024 By Gabriele Holtermann On Wednesday, the Starbucks on Sutphin Boulevard in Jamaica was abuzz as community members mingled with NYPD officers at a “Coffee with a Cop” event to share their concerns and connect with New York’s Finest over a complimentary cup of java and food prepared and donated by Starbucks team…
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Stacy Bliagos, executive director of HANAC, talks senior services and youth programming with QNS


Apr. 19, 2024 By Athena Dawson Stacy Bliagos, executive director of HANAC, an Astoria-based Hellenic non-profit organization, spoke exclusively to QNS about the organization’s dedication to helping Queens’ most vulnerable residents.  Originally founded in 1972 by reporter George Douris, the Hellenic American Neighborhood Action Committee (HANAC) is a social services organization based out of Astoria…
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Two Queens Rite Aid stores set to close as part of national downsizing effort

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Apr. 17, 2024 By Ethan Marshall The Queens Rite Aid locations at 218-35 Hempstead Ave. in Queens Village and 95-14 63rd Dr. in Rego Park are among the 53 national locations the company announced earlier this month that will close soon. After filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in October 2023, Rite Aid has since closed…
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Crunching the Queens crime numbers: grand larcenies down across borough, rapes halved in the north, robberies decrease in the south


Apr. 17, 2024 By Ethan Marshall The number of grand larcenies across Queens was down during the 28-day period from March 18 to April 14, compared to the same period of time last year, according to the latest crime stats released by the NYPD Monday. At the same time, rapes and robberies decreased significantly in…
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Average rental price in Queens increases nearly 3.5% year-over-year: report


Apr. 16, 2024 By Ethan Marshall The average rental price of studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units across Queens increased 3.42% year-over-year from March 2023 to March 2024, according to a report released by the real estate firm M.N. S. Real Estate. Studios experienced the most significant year-over-year increase, with the average rental price rising 7.2%,…
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