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Three masked gunmen sought in armed robbery of Laurelton deli: NYPD


Dec. 8, 2023 By Bill Parry Police from the 105th Precinct in Queens Village are looking for three suspects who robbed a Laurelton convenience store at gunpoint on the night of Sunday, Dec. 3. The three men walked into the 4 Star Deli & Grill at 218-30 Merrick Blvd. just before 10:30 p.m., pulled out silver handguns and demanded cash from a store employee, police said. The worker complied, handing over $1,500 in cash and the suspects proceeded to grab merchandise from the shelves before running off on foot on Merrick Boulevard in an unknown direction. The gunmen stole $160…
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QNS Weekender: Six things to do in Queens this weekend


Dec. 7, 2023 By Nevine Salameh This weekend in Queens is packed with jolly workshops, markets, concerts, shows and more family friendly activities.    Check out this week’s curated holiday list that ensures there is something for every friend, date and family member.   Friday, Dec. 8   New York Croons For Christmas: Colm Reilly…
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Housing needs and concerns of residents in lower-density districts of NYC highlighted in effort to get zoning regulations changed


Dec. 7, 2023 By Ethan Marshall Lower-density neighborhoods in New York City are becoming more common and more diverse, according a study released by the independent research and education nonprofit Citizens Housing and Planning Council, which is dedicated to addressing the housing and planning needs in New York City. Other key findings include a desire for…
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“New York’s Funniest Stand-Up” with Matt Koff

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Dec. 6, 2023 by Jill Carvajal The “New York’s Funniest Stand-Up” competition recently celebrated its 15th year as part of the annual New York Comedy Festival both founded by Caroline Hirsch of Caroline’s on Broadway. New York’s Funniest and previous winners have gone on to become some of the biggest names in comedy. Matt Koff, […]

MTA debuts new turnstiles at Jamaica subway station designed to increase accessibility, hinder fare evasion


Dec. 6, 2023 By Bill Parry The MTA announced on Dec. 4 the installation of the first-ever wide-aisle fare gates and a new customer service center at the Sutphin Boulevard-Archer Avenue-JFK Airport subway station in Jamaica. The first full replacement of traditional turnstiles in the subway system will improve accessibility for riders with wheelchairs, strollers…
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Holiday spirit shines bright at annual Christmas tree lighting in Ozone Park


Dec. 6, 2023 By Anthony Medina A Christmas tree shines brightly once again in Ozone Park for the fifth year in a row, thanks to the efforts of local community organizations and elected officials. The Ozone Park Block Association, in conjunction with the Woodhaven Lions Club, the Kiwanis Club of Howard beach-Ozone Park-Woodhaven, Our Neighbors…
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Springfield Gardens teen driver, parents charged in ‘gruesome collision’ that killed 14-year-old girl: DA


Dec. 5, 2023 By Bill Parry A Springfield Gardens teenager and his parents were criminally charged in connection with the death of a 14-year-old girl who was a passenger in his car when he crashed into a parked UPS truck while allegedly speeding at more than 100 miles an hour, according to the Queens District Attorney’s Office. The victim, Fortune Williams, was ejected from the BMW and was pronounced dead at the scene on North Conduit Avenue near 160th Street in 2022. The unlicensed 16-year-old driver of the BMW, a gift from his father, is charged with manslaughter and reckless…
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Two men sought in series of spa robberies, sexual assaults across Queens


Dec. 5, 2023 By Bill Parry

The NYPD is looking for two violent men who have targeted four spas across three Queens police precincts in the last week-and-a-half, leaving several spa workers injured in assaults and one man critically injured after he was shot, according to authorities.

Crunching the Queens crime numbers: burglaries trending down across most of borough


Dec. 5, 2023 By Ethan Marshall The number of burglaries across Queens has dropped year-to-date through Dec. 3 compared to 2022, according to the latest crime stats from the NYPD. While the degree of change varies between northern and southern Queens, both areas have experienced fewer burglaries. In northern Queens, burglary cases dropped 3.5% year-to-date, from 1,878 in 2022 to 1,813 this year. In southern Queens, the number of burglaries fell 7.8%, from 1,149 to 1,059. The decrease in burglary cases across northern Queens is also evident when comparing the 28-day period from Nov. 5 to Dec. 3 this year…
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